31 March 2019

13 March 2019 - the Sejm held debate, with participation of the Secretary of State in Foreign Affairs Ministry, Konrad Szymański, on the information on the Republic of Poland's participation in the activities of the European Union in July-December 2018 (Austrian Presidency of the Council of European Union) (verbatim record/PL point 5); draft resolution was referred to the Committee.

14-15 March 2019 - the Sejm held the debate on the information presented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz on the tasks of the Polish foreign policy in 2019 (verbatim record/PL point 17, verbatim record/PL point 17 (cd.)).


In March 2019 the EU Affairs Committee (SUE) held 4 meetings: no. 255-258. During these meetings the Committee:

  • pursuant to Art. 11(1) of the Cooperation Act, considered the information about the position the Council of Ministers intended to take with regard to draft EU legal acts during the following meetings:
    • Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 12 March 2019 (COM(2018) 148, 334, 341, 349, 439, 819, 821) [mtg no. 255],
    • Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs, 15 March 2019 (COM(2015) 615, COM(2016) 815, COM(2017) 253, 797, COM(2018) 131, 171, 380) [mtg no. 257],
    • Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 18 March (COM(2018) 392, 393, 394) [mtg no. 257],
    • General Affairs Council, 19 March (COM(2018) 322, 567, 465, 568, 636, 745, 891, 892, 893, 894, 895 oraz COM(2019) 48, 49, 53, 65, 88) [mtg no. 258];
  • listened to the information about the implementation of the programme Erasmus+ in Poland (territorial scope, main beneficiaries among institutions of higher education and preferred disciplines) as well as about the education policy of the EU implemented in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme [mtg no. 256]; information was presented by: Marzena Machałek, Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Education, Sebastian Skuza, Undersecratary of State in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and Jan Widera, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Sport and Tourism [mtg no. 256];
  • pursuant to Art. 151(1) of the Sejm Standing Orders and Art. 3(2) of the Cooperation Act, considered:
    • the Council of Ministers' information on the Foreign Affairs Council meeting planned for 18 March 2019, presented by the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Konrad Szymański [mtg no. 258],
    • the Council of Ministers' information on the European Council meeting planned for 21-22 March 2019, presented by the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Konrad Szymański [mtg no. 258];
  • according to the proposal of the Committee Bureau, didn't raise any comment to the following documents:
    • ursuant to Art. 7(4) of the Cooperation Act – to 6 EU draft legislative acts including i.a. draft amendment to the regulation of the EP and the Council in order to take appropriate account of the global data collection system for ship fuel oil consumption data (COM(2019) 38); draft regulation of the EP and the Council on establishing contingency measures in the field of social security coordination following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union (COM(2019) 53) and others: COM(2019) 64, 65) [mtg no. 255]; (COM(2019) 55, 88 [mtg no. 257];
    • pursuant to Art. 8(2) of the Cooperation Act – to 20 EU draft legal acts including i.a. draft Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations in view of an agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on cross-border access to electronic evidence [...](COM(2019) 70); draft Council decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization, in respect of the Adoption of Amendment 17 to Annex 13 (COM(2019) 72) and others: COM(2019) 23, 24, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 35, 39, 56, 71 [mtg no. 255]; COM(2019) 52, 54, 58, 74, 77, 80 [mtg no. 257]; COM(2019) 82 [mtg no. 258];
    • pursuant to Art. 151(1) of the Sejm Standing Orders and Art. 3(2) of the Cooperation Act – to 19 documents, including i.a. Reflection paper 'Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030' (COM(2019) 22); report from the Commission to the EP and the Council on the exercise of power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission under Directive 2014/90/EU of the EP and of the Council on marine equipment (COM(2019) 34) and others: COM(2019) 36, 62, 63, 68, 69 [mtg no. 255]; COM(2019) 47, 50, 51, 57, 59, 76 [mtg no. 257]; COM(2019) 79, 83, 84, 85, 86, C(2019) 1102 [mtg no. 258].


In March 2019 information on and documents of SUE meetings no. 255, 257 and 258, provided by the EU Affairs Committee secretariat, were published in the EDL-S (European Legislative Documents in the Sejm) and IPEX databases.

Maritime Economy and Inland Water Transport Committee
  • 12.03.2019, considered information presented by the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, Grzegorz Witkowski, on the new perspective of the European Fisheries Fund 2021-2027 (mtg no.113).
According to the information from IPEX database as of 10 April 2019, in March 2019, 14 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.

19-20 March 2019, Bucharest, Inter-parliamentary meeting on Common Agricultural Policy and Cohesion Policy

  • Opening session
  • Session I: Budget on the Common Agricultural Policy
  • Session II: Encouraging small farmers in the new budgetary context and the digital revolution and the Food Chain
  • Session III: Cohesion and terrirorial competitiveness, regional development and equal opportunities
  • Closing remarks

7-8 March 2019, Bucharest, Inter-Parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CFSP/CSDP)

  • Meeting of the Presidential Troika and the European Parliament
  • Informal meeting of the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Defenceof the Parliaments of the South EU Member States
  • Meetings of the political groups
  • Opening session
  • Session I:
    The Eastern Partnership - 10 years of European aspirations; debate
  • Session II:
    The strategic importance of the Black Sea on the EU agenda; debate
    The CFSP/CSDP priorities and strategies. The future of European security; debate
  • Session III:
    CFSP Triange: CARD - PESCO - EDF; debate
  • Workshop A: Future of CFSP/CSDP from Brexit perspective
  • Workshop B: EU strategy for the Danube Region
  • Workshop C: Cyber Security and Hybrid Warfare
  • Workshop D: Military mobility, a challenge to develop synergies between NATO and EU
  • Session IV:
    A credible perspective for enlargement and a strenghtened EU commitment to the Western Balkans; debate
  • Presenting the conclusions of the workshops
  • Presentation of the joint statement

7 March 2019, Brussels, Interparliamentary Committee Meeting on "Women’s Power in Politics"

  • Opening of the meeting, statements
    Women’s presence in politics
  • Real power of women in politics and how to boost it
    Debate with participation of the Members of national Parliaments
  • Young women in politics
    Debate with participation of the Members of national Parliaments
  • Closing remarks