3 November 2014
Parliament’s group leaders will meet in open session with outgoing European Council President Van Rompuy to discuss the outcomes of the summit held on 23/24th October. ECR Chairman Syed Kamall and Vice-President Ryszard Legutko will speak in the debate.
Press Officer to contact: James Holtum on +32 473 861762
Open Conference of Presidents: Tuesday @ 14.00
Court of Auditors report
The annual EU Court of Auditors report will be published on Wednesday, when the Court of Auditors President presents his findings to the Budgetary Control Committee. ECR Budgetary Control coordinator Ryszard Czarnecki has argued that the annual failure to secure a positive statement of assurance on the accounts undermines trust in the EU. The ECR has repeatedly called for a dedicated EU Budgetary Control Commissioner to focus on this challenge. EU Budgets Commissioner Georgieva will also participate in the Committee discussion.
Press officer to contact: Katarzyna Ochman on +32 470 955928
Court of Auditors report published: Wednesday @ 09.00
Following the recent independence referendum Scottish MEP Ian Duncan will host a hearing asking how regions can become more engaged with the EU and its institutions. Speakers will include Mark Demesmaeker from the ECR, Spanish ALDE MEP Ramona Tremosa i Balcells, and Stephen Gethins, a former Special Adviser to the First Minister of Scotland. The event will also be webstreamed.
Press officer to contact: John Furbisher on +32 498 984760
Hearing: Thursday @ 12.30 in room A3G2
ECR Foreign Affairs coordinator Charles Tannock will host a press conference with Masrour Barzani, Head of the National Security Council of the Kurdistan Regional Government. Dr Tannock will also launch the European Friends of Kurdistan.
Press officer to contact: James Holtum on +32 473 861762
Press conference: Tuesday @ 12.30 in room PHS 0A050
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