The President of the Parliamentary European Union Affairs Committee Agnieszka Pomaska participated on 13th and 14th May in a meeting with representatives of the EU Affairs Comitee from German Bundestag, French National Assembly and Polish Senate and Sejm in a metting on a cooperation within the Weimar Triangle.
The main aim of the appointment is to serve the elaboration of new forms of activity. During the two-day meeting in Gdansk MPs discussed several topics, such as:
– Combating youth unemployment, and the system of education in the context of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020,
– A free trade area EU-US (TTIP): the economic, financial, social, and cultural,
– European Neighbourhood Policy: the EU’s association agreement with Ukraine,
– Fiscal and economic context of art. 13 of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union.
The interparliamentary cooperation of the Weimar Triangle has taken two basic forms – meetings of the European Affairs Committees and Bureaus of lower houses.
The cooperation between parliamentary committees of Poland, Germany and France under the Weimar Triangle started on the initiative of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag in November 1992 in Bonn. The first trilateral meeting of the European Affairs Committees was held on the invitation of the Bundestag in March 2000 when it was agreed that the committees would cooperate closely in matters of the EU enlargement towards East. At the next meeting, in January 2004, the deputies discussed issues related to the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe (failing to agree the parliaments’ positions on the issue). In April 2008 in Warsaw the formula of the further cooperation was agreed as well as topics of the meetings and a calendar of work.