Presidency to visit newly elected European Parliament (02/09/2009)
On 1-3 September, the European Parliament’s buildings in Brussels will be crawling with Swedish ministers and officials. The ministers will be presenting the Swedish Presidency’s priorities to the Parliament’s committees. The committee presentations are public and can be followed on the Presidency website.
The ministers will begin by giving a short presentation of around 20 minutes. There will then be an hour during which the parliamentarians will have the opportunity to comment on the programme. Some ministers are visiting several committees and some committees are receiving visits from several ministers.
The purpose of the meetings is to inform the European Parliament about what the Swedish Presidency is intending to do in each policy area. They also provide an opportunity for the Members of the European Parliament to present their views and ask questions.