The Speaker participated in an informal meeting of EU Speakers in Bratislava

Published: 11 October 2016 at 11.10

In 6-7 October, the Speaker Urban Ahlin participated in an informal meeting of Speakers of the EU parliaments. The meeting was held in Bratislava, Slovakia.

There were two main topics of discussion on the agenda. During the morning session, matters that may pose a threat to unity in Europe were discussed, as well as how to bridge the gap between the citizens and the EU.
During the afternoon session, the Speakers discussed the role that the national parliaments in the EU member states can and should play, as well as the EU's global commitment.
"The national parliaments can contribute to a more effective EU by means of better cooperation among our parliaments. It is important that we work together in order to deal with common challenges", said Urban Ahlin after the meeting.