31 January 2019

In January 2019 the EU Affairs Committee (SUE) held 2 meetings: no. 249 and 250. During these meetings the Committee scrutinised 94 EU documents. The Committee:

  • held debates on EU documents and the Government positions thereon:
    • pursuant to Art. 7(4) of the Cooperation Act – on EU draft legislative acts concerning directive amendment as regards introducing certain requirements for payment service providers (COM(2018) 812), regulation amendment regarding measures to strengthen administrative cooperation in order to combat VAT fraud (COM(2018) 813), directive amendment as regards provisions relating to distance sales of goods and certain domestic supplies of goods (COM(2018) 819),
    • pursuant to Art. 151(1) of the Sejm Standing Orders - on proposal for EU regulation concerning preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online (COM(2018) 640),
    • pursuant to Art. 151(1) of the Sejm Standing Orders and Art. 3(2) of the Cooperation Act – on EC documents concerning more efficient decision-making for EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (COM(2018) 647), implementation of EU food and nutrition security policy commitments - third biennial report (COM(2018) 699) or initiative to extend the competences of the European Public Prosecutor's Office to cross-border terrorist crimes (COM(2018) 641),
    • pursuant to Art. 11(1) of the Cooperation Act – on positions the Government intended to take in relation to the draft EU legal acts which were to be considered during the meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (28.01.2019) and Economic and Financial Affairs Council (22.01.2019),
  • considered draft SUE work programme for 1.01-30.06.2019 (mtg no. 249),
  • considered Council of Ministers information about the European Council meeting on 13-14 December 2018 and Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 21.01.2019 (mtg no. 249),
  • completed the composition of the Permanent subcommittee for the use of funds from the European Union (mtg no. 250).


In January 2019 information on and documents of SUE meetings no. 249 and 250, provided by the EU Affairs Committee secretariat, were published in the EDL-S (European Legislative Documents in the Sejm) and IPEX databases.


Infrastructure Committee

  • 17.01.2019, heard the information presented by the Minister of Infrastructure, Andrzej Adamczyk, on the course and effects of negotiations on the mobility package in the aspect of the future of the Polish international road transport sector in the light of the European Council position and government plans in case of final adoption of legal regulations unfavourable for Polish carriers in this area (mtg no. 257);
  • 30.01.2019, adopted an opinion addressed to the Prime Minister on the negotiation of the mobility package in the European Parliament regarding international road transport (mtg no. 260).

Agriculture and Rural Development Committee

  • 17.01.2019, considered information presented by the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ryszard Zarudzki, on: handling of the agriculture and rural development in the Strategy for Responsible Development; state of play on sectoral strategy concerning agriculture and the Pact for rural areas; information on participation in the work of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in December 2018 was also submitted (meeting no. 288).
  • 17.01.2019, considered information on the state of play on the legislative packages for the 2021-2027, including: the multiannual financial framework; cohesion policy for rural development; common agricultural policy (taking into account the state of play on the National Strategic Plan for development) (meeting no. 289).
According to the information from IPEX database as of 7 February 2019, in January 2019, 15 draft legislative acts were subject to subsidiarity scrutiny. The national parliaments submitted no reasoned opinion on the non-compliance of the scrutinised draft acts with the subsidiarity principle.
20-21 January 2019, Bucharest, Meeting of the Chairpersons of COSAC
  • Meeting of the Presidential Troika of COSAC
  • Opening of the meeting
  • Procedural issues and miscellaneous matters
    • Briefing on the results of the Presidential COSAC Troika meeting
    • Draft agenda of the LXI COSAC
    • Outline of the 31st Bi-Annual Report of COSAC
    • Letters received by the Presidency
    • Debate
  • Session 1: Priorities of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, debate
  • Session 2: Increasing cohesion and ensuring convergence through the Multiannual Financial Framework Instruments, debate
  • Closing remarks