The Secretaries General of the European Parliament and the national Parliaments of the European Union will hold their annual meeting in Helsinki on 26 and 27 January 2020. The Secretaries General will discuss the programme of the EU Speakers' Conference (17 - 19 May) and the institutional aspects of inter-parliamentary cooperation in the EU.
The Meeting of the Secretaries General and the EU Speakers Conference are related to the inter-parliamentary programme of the Finnish Presidency of the EU that ended on 31 December 2019.
The Secretaries general will devote a session to the proposed revision of the Guidelines for Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation in the EU, increased use of technology in inter-parliamentary cooperation and the organisation of the first Interparliamentary Committee Meeting on Eurojust. The Finnish presidency has prepared reports on these three subjects. The session will also discuss the current state of the EU's Early Warning Mechanism and Political Dialogue mechanism, following the Conclusions of the latest COSAC conference.
The Secretaries General will hear a report on upgrades to the Parliaments' information exchange system IPEX.