Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union (SECG)

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Remo Holsmer, Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Riigikogu
Remo Holsmer, Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Riigikogu

The Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union (SECG) is a meeting of the finance committees of parliaments of the EU Member States. The Conference is composed of delegations from the finance committees of national parliaments and representatives of the European Parliament.

The Conference provides a framework for the exchange of information and best practices in order to develop the budgetary and economic policy of the EU and strengthen cooperation between national parliaments and the European Parliament.

In the first semester of each year, during the European Parliament Week, the Interparliamentary Conference on SECG is held in Brussels, and co-hosted by the Presidency parliament. In the second semester of each year, the Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union is held in the Member State holding the EU Presidency, and organised and presided over by the parliament of that country.

The Conference will take place in Tallinn in October 2017, and the Finance Committee of the Riigikogu is responsible for its organisation.

Agenda

16:00-20:00

Arrival of the delegations and conference registration at the hotels

12:15

Departure by bus from the hotels to the conference venue

Venue: Tallinn Creative Hub, Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn

Registration (for those not yet registered) at the conference venue and welcome coffee

12:45-13:45

Meetings of the political groups

13:00

Departure by bus from the hotels to the conference venue

Venue: Tallinn Creative Hub, Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn

14:00-14:15

Opening session

  • Welcome address by Mr Eiki NESTOR, President of the Riigikogu
  • Introductory remarks by Mr Remo HOLSMER, Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Riigikogu

14:15-15:45

Session I: The future of the EMU. Incorporating the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance into the EU legal framework

  • Co-chaired by Mr Remo HOLSMER, Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Riigikogu, and (tbc)
  • Keynote speaker: Mr Valdis DOMBROVSKIS, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
  • Keynote speaker: (tbc)
  • Exchange of views among the participants
  • Concluding remarks

15:45-16:30

Family photo and coffee break

16:30-18:00

Session II: National reforms, financial assistance and investment programmes: objectives, performance, outcome and perspectives

  • Co-chaired by Mr Remo HOLSMER, Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Riigikogu, and (tbc)
  • Keynote speaker: Mr Ardo HANSSON, Governor of Eesti Pank (the central bank of the Republic of Estonia, member of the European System of Central Banks)
  • Keynote speaker: (tbc)
  • Exchange of views among the participants
  • Concluding remarks

18:00

Return to the hotels by bus

19:30

Departure from the hotels by bus to the dinner venue

20:00

Dinner and cultural programme

Venue: Estonia Concert Hall, Estonia puiestee 4, Tallinn

Welcome address by Mr Remo HOLSMER, Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Riigikogu

23:00

Return to the hotels by bus

08:15

Departure from the hotels by bus to the conference venue

Venue: Tallinn Creative Hub, Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn

09:00-10:30

Session III: Collecting taxes efficiently

  • Co-chaired by Mr Remo HOLSMER, Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Riigikogu, and (tbc)
  • Keynote speaker: Mr Dmitri JEGOROV, Estonian Ministry of Finance, Deputy Secretary General of Tax and Customs Policy
  • Keynote speaker: (tbc)
  • Exchange of views among the participants
  • Concluding remarks

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-12:30

Session IV: EU in change: challenges for the EU budget

  • Co-chaired by Mr Remo HOLSMER, Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Riigikogu, and (tbc)
  • Keynote speaker: Mr Günther H. OETTINGER, European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources
  • Keynote speaker: (tbc)
  • Exchange of views among the participants
  • Concluding remarks

12:30-12:40

Closing remarks

Address by Mr Remo HOLSMER, Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Riigikogu

12:40-14:00

Lunch

14:00

Return to the hotels by bus

Location

Tallinn Creative Hub, Põhja pst 27a, 10415

Tallinn

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Contacts

Andres Ando

Andres Ando

Responsible Organiser of the Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the EU (SECG) / Adviser to the Finance Committee of the Riigikogu

+372 631 6423 andres.ando@riigikogu.ee

Siiri Sillajõe

Siiri Sillajõe

Coordinator of the Parliamentary Dimension of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

+372 631 6505 siiri.sillajoe@riigikogu.ee

Margit Muul

Margit Muul

Assistant to Coordinator of the Parliamentary Dimension of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

+372 631 6502 margit.muul@riigikogu.ee

Last update 01/09/2017 11:08