30 November 2018
In November 2018 the EU Affairs Committee (SUE) held 8 meetings: no. 239-246. During these meetings the Committee:
  • scrutinised EU documents:
    • pursuant to Art. 7(4) of the Cooperation Act – EU draft legislative acts concerning i.a. European Banking Authority, European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) or preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online,
    • pursuant to Art. 151(1) of the Sejm Standing Orders and Art. 3(2) of the Cooperation Act – EC documents concerning i.a. the working of committees during 2017, progress report towards an effective and genuine security union or public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents,
    • pursuant to Art. 11(1) of the Cooperation Act – EU documents, which were to be discussed by Economic and Financial Affairs Council, General Affairs Council, Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Justice and Home Affairs Council, Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs, Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council and Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council,
    • pursuant to Art. 8(2) of the Cooperation Act – EU draft legal acts concerning i.a. financial contributions to be paid by Member States to finance the European Development Fund or mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to finance immediate budgetary measures to address the on-going challenges of migration, refugee inflows and security threats.
  • considered government bill on European political party and European political foundation intended for application of the EP and Council regulation 1141/2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations (paper no. 2827, mtg no. 239),
  • heard information on public consultations on the future of Europe, presented by Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz (mtg no. 240),
  • heard information on the current state of international negotiations regarding UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and positions of the EU and Poland for 24th session of the conference of the parties of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 24) that will take place in December 2018 in Katowice (mtg no. 243),
  • together with Public Finance Committee and Economy and Development Committee met with EC Vicepresident Valdis Dombrovskis, commissioner in charge of euro and social dialogue, financial stability, financial services and capital markets union, and heard information on Annual Growth Survey 2019 and EC work programme for 2019 (mtg no. 246).


In November 2018 information on and documents of SUE meetings no. 241, 242, 244 and 245, provided by the EU Affairs Committee secretariat, were published in the EDL-S (European Legislative Documents in the Sejm) and IPEX databases.

 Digitalisation, Innovation and New Technologies Committee
  • 08.11.2018, heard the information presented by the President of the Office of Electronic Communications Marcin Cichy on the initiatives included in the Digital Single Market Strategy in Europe, as well as the effects of the implementation of the regulation on abolition of retail roaming surcharges (mtg no. 113).

Subsidiarity scrutiny in November
(Information from IPEX database as of 06.12.2018)

Draft legislative act Deadline for subsidiarity
Adoption /
transmission of reasoned opinion
Chamber / parliament
COM(2018) 639*
13.11.2018 - / 14.11.2018 House of Commons (United Kingdom)
- / 13.11.2018   Folketing
COM(2018) 640 12.12.2018 7.11.2018 / 15.11.2018 Chamber of Deputies
(Czech Republic)

In November 2018, 11 draft legislative acts were subject to subsidiarity scrutiny. As of 6 December 2018, the national parliaments submitted 3 reasoned opinions on the non-compliance of the scrutinised draft acts with the subsidiarity principle.

* Reasoned opinion to the document COM(2018) 639 was also submitted in October 2018 - see the previous Bulletin OIDE – October 2018.


27 November 2018, Brussels, Interparliamentary Committee Meeting on “Empowering parliaments and enforcing citizens’ rights in the implementation and application of Union law”

  • Welcome and introductory words
  • Transposition, implementation and application of Union law: analysis of case studies
  • Transposition and implementation of EU law at national level: challenges and national parliaments’ point of view
  • The role of complaints to Ombudsmen and petitions to parliaments as instruments to direct breaches of Union law

20 November 2018, Brussels, Interparliamentary Committee Meeting on “Human rights and the external actions of the EU and Member States”

  • Opening remarks
  • Panel 1 - Mainstreaming Human Rights into external actions, debate
  • Panel 2 - Business and Human Rights, debate
  • Panel 3 - Sustainable development and Human Rights, debate
  • Conclusions

19-20 November 2018, Brussels, Interparliamentary Committee Meeting on "European Cultural Heritage"

  • Parallel working sessions
    • Panel 1: Culture and Identity, debate
    • Panel 2: Preservation, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, debate
    • Panel 3: Cultural Heritage and Education, debate
  • Plenary session
    • Introductory panel
    • Panel 1: Culture and Identity, debate
    • Panel 2: Preservation, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, debate
    • Panel 3: Cultural Heritage and Education, debate
  • Conclusions

18-20 November 2018, Vienna, LX COSAC

  • Meeting of the Presidential Troika
  • Meetings of the political groups
  • Opening of the meeting, opening address, introductory remarks
    • Adoption of the agenda for the Plenary Meeting of the LX COSAC, procedural issues and miscellaneous matters
    • Presentation of the COSAC 30th Bi-Annual Report
    • Letters received by the Presidency
    • Others
  • Session I - State of play of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU, debate
  • Session II - Brexit – current state, debate
  • Session III - Climate policy and Energy Union, debate
  • Meeting of the COSAC Chairpersons. Debate on the Contribution and draft Conclusions of the LX COSAC
  • Session IV - A transparent European Union closer to its citizens in light of the upcoming elections to the European Parliament, debate
  • Adoption of the Contribution and Conclusions of LX COSAC
  • Closing remarks