The President of the Parliamentary European Union Affairs Committee Agnieszka Pomaska is going to participate in the COSAC Chairpersons Conference, which will be held in Dublin, from 27 to 28 January 2013.
The COSAC Chairpersons meeting, under the Chairmanship of Dominic Hannigan TD, is the first meeting of the parliamentary dimension of Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union and takes place in the historic surroundings of Dublin Castle.
The principal purpose of the Dublin COSAC Chairpersons meeting will be to agree the agenda for the Plenary meeting of the XLIX COSAC, to be held in Dublin from 23-25 June 2013. During the meeting, the priorities of the Irish EU Presidency will be presented by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin TD. The meeting will also be addressed by Mr. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission with responsibility for Inter-Institutional Relations and Administration, who will speak on the topic of “The future of Europe: towards a genuine Economic and Monetary Union”.
COSAC is the Conference of the committees of the national Parliaments of the European Union Member States dealing with the European Union affairs as well as representatives of the European Parliament. In addition, the national Parliaments of the candidate countries are invited to participate. COSAC was established in May 1989 at a meeting in Madrid, where the Speakers of the Parliaments of the EU Member States agreed to strengthen the role of national Parliaments in relation to the Community matters by bringing together their Committees on European Affairs. The first meeting of COSAC took place on 16-17 November 1989 in Paris.