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The Meeting of the Secretaries General of the European Union Parliaments (EUSG) is an annual forum attended by the Secretaries General of the National Parliaments of the European Union, the Secretary General of the European Parliament and by Secretaries General of the Parliaments of candidate countries. EUSG is a preparatory meeting for the Conference of Speakers of the EU Parliaments. During the Secretaries General Meeting, participants discuss the draft agenda for the Conference of Speakers of the EU Parliaments and current topics relating to the work of National Parliaments. Meetings of the Secretaries General are prepared and chaired by the Secretary General of the Parliament that holds the presidency of the Conference of Speakers.

Information on previous meetings of the Secretaries General is available on the IPEX platform in the section dedicated to the Conference of Speakers of the European Union Parliaments (EUSC).

Agenda

The Meeting of the Secretaries General of the European Union Parliaments will take place on Monday, February 6, 2023, from 10:15 to 13:15 (CET) as a videoconference.

The Meeting of the Presidential Troika will be held on Monday, February 6, 2023, at 9:30 (CET) also as a videoconference.

  • February 6, 2023

    9:30 — 10:00Meeting of the Secretaries General of the Troika

    Slovenia, Czech Republic, Spain, European Parliament

    10:15 — 10:30Opening of the session

    Welcoming addresses by videomessage:
    Mr Miloš Vystrčil, Speaker of the Czech Senate
    Ms Markéta Pekarová Adamová, Speaker of the Czech Chamber of Deputies

    Introductory remarks:
    Ms Jana Vohralíková, Secretary General of the Czech Senate
    Mr Martin Plíšek, Secretary General of the Czech Chamber of Deputies

    Adoption of the agenda of the meeting

    10:30 — 10:45Session I - Presentation of the draft programme of the Conference of Speakers of the European Union Parliaments

    Introduction:
    Ms Jana Vohralíková, Secretary General of the Czech Senate

    Debate

    10:45 — 11:45Session II - Information exchange between the Parliaments

    Part one - IPEX

    Introduction:
    Ms Uršula Zore Tavčar, Secretary General of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia

    IPEX Annual Report
    Report on WG on IPEX Guidelines and proposal of revised IPEX Guidelines
    IPEX Conclusions
    Other related issues

    Debate

    Part two - Role of parliaments in promoting parliamentary democracy in the world, INTER PARES project

    Introduction:
    Mr Martin Plíšek, Secretary General of the Czech Chamber of Deputies

    Speakers:
    Mr Jonathan Murphy, Head of programme, INTER PARES
    Ms Ingrid Walker, Senior programme officer, INTER PARES
    Ms Eva Östlund, Senior parliamentary advisor, INTER PARES

    Debate

    11:45 — 12:00Break

    12:00 — 12:45Session III – Energy Crisis: Impact on activities of Parliaments, energy saving measures, exchange of experience and best practices

    Introduction:
    Mr Martin Plíšek, Secretary General of the Czech Chamber of Deputies

    Speakers:
    Mr Alessandro Chiocchetti, Secretary General of the European Parliament
    Ms Mercedes Araujo Díaz de Téran, Deputy Secretary General of the Spanish Congress of Deputies

    Debate

    12:45 — 13:00Session IV – Presentation of the parliamentary dimension of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU

    Speaker:
    Mr. Ingvar Mattson, Secretary General of Swedish Parliament

    Debate

    13:00 — 13:15Any other business/Closing remarks of the Chairs

    Ms Jana Vohralíková, Secretary General of the Czech Senate
    Mr Martin Plíšek, Secretary General of the Czech Chamber of Deputies

Videos

You may watch the meeting online by using this link.

Contacts

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