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12-14 June: Plenary COSAC

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will open the Plenary COSAC with a speech looking back at the Dutch EU Presidency. Three sessions concerning specific topics are also on the agenda. The first session will focus on the exchange of national parliaments' best practices in relation to EU deliberations; the discussion will also cover the yellow and green cards. European Commissioner and First Vice-President Frans Timmermans has been invited to attend this session. The two final sessions will examine the internal EU rule of law and parliamentary diplomacy in the neighbourhood policy, respectively. In addition to Mr Timmermans, the minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert Koenders has also been invited to attend these two sessions.

On Tuesday 14 June, Alex Brenninkmeijer will speak on behalf of the European Court of Auditors about the manner in which parliaments in the European Union examine reports from the Court of Auditors. Time has also been reserved for topical issues; for example, the migration issue will be discussed. The Presidents' COSAC will end with the acceptance of contributions and conclusions, as is customary.