The Semester Alliance, representing thousands of civil-society organisations and trade unions on the ground, has just sent a letter to MEPs from S&D, Greens/EFA, GUE/NGL, EPP and ALDE Groups in the European Parliament with a question to address to M. Juncker, new European Commission President whom they will meet this Wednesday 09 July. For the Semester Alliance, the new EC President should already express how he will increase the involvement of the European Parliament and civil society in the Semester process during the coming mandate. #semesteralliance
MEPs Pervenche Beres (S+D), Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA), Thomas Handel (GUE/NGL), Lopez Fontagne (EPP) and Marion Harkin (ALDE) have received the Semester Alliance’s letter with a specific question to address tomorrow to Mr. Juncker, candidate President of the European Commission, regarding meaningful stakeholder involvement in the Semester Process:
Given the commitments made by the current Commission to increasing ownership and legitimacy in the current Europe 2020 and European Semester process, can the President say how he will increase the involvement of the European Parliament and civil society in the Semester process during the coming mandate, including the establishment of concrete guidelines on stakeholder engagement at national, and EU level and an inter-institutional agreement between the EC, EP and Council?
Open the full letter here