30 September 2017
In September 2017 the EU Affairs Committee (SUE) held 5 meetings: no. 149-153. During these meetings the Committee:
  • scrutinised 108 EU documents:
    • pursuant to Art. 7(4) of the Cooperation Act – 10 EU draft legislative acts concerning i.a.: pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP), centralised system for the identification of Member States holding conviction information on third country nationals and stateless persons (TCN) to supplement and support the European Criminal Records Information System; European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice,
    • pursuant to Art. 151(1) of the Sejm Standing Orders and Art. 3(2) of the Cooperation Act – 36 EC documents (10 communications, 22 reports, 1 joint communication, 1 joint report, 1 proposal for regulation and 1 working document) concerning i.a.: agenda for a socially fair transition towards clean, Progress report on implementation of the TEN-T network in 2014-2015; renewed EU agenda for higher education,
    • pursuant to Art. 11(1) of the Cooperation Act – EU documents, which were to be discussed by: Economic and Financial Affairs Council and Agriculture and Fisheries Council,
    • pursuant to Art. 8(2) of the Cooperation Act – 56 EU draft legal acts concerning i.a.: import of cultural goods, Council decision on conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of an Agreement between the EU and the Swiss Confederation on the linking of their Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Systems, on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development,
  • met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Malta Natasha Meli Daudey and heard information on the results of Maltese Presidency of the EU Council; met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia Harri Tiido and heard information on the programme of the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council (mtg no. 149),
  • adopted opinion on the activity report of the Supreme Audit Office for 2016 (mtg no. 150),
  • considered, pursuant to Art. 18(4) of the Cooperation Act, information on legislative proceedings relating to the implementation of EU directives for which the transposition deadline has expired or will expire within the next three months, (as of 24.08.2017), presented by the representatives of appropriate ministries (mtg no. 152),
  • heard information on annual report of the European Court of Auditors on the implementation of the EU budget in 2015, presented by Janusz Wojciechowski, member of ECA (mtg no. 153).


In September 2017 information on and documents of SUE meetings no. 150-153, provided by the EU Affairs Committee secretariat, were published in the EDL-S (European Legislative Documents in the Sejm) and IPEX databases.

State Audit Committee
  • 28.09.2017, considered the information presented by a member of the European Court of Auditors, Janusz Wojciechowski, on the ECA's annual report concerning the implementation of the European Union budget in 2016 (mtg no. 62);

Maritime Economy and Inland Water Transport Committee

  • 12.09.2017, heard the information presented by the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, Jerzy Materna, on the use of EU's funds under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2014-2020, with a special focus on Polish fishermen's subsidies (pos. nr 67);

Agriculture and Rural Development and Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry Committee

  • 28.09.2017, heard the information presented by the Director of the Fisheries Department at the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, Janusz Wrona and General Director for Environmental Protection, Krzysztof Lissowski, on EU water and environmental subsidies for fish farms owners, taking into account information on withdrawal of the EU support for carp farmers from the Operational Programme Fisheries and the Sea 2014-2020 (2.5 activity) (ARD mtg no. 176, EPNRF mtg no. 92);
  • 28.09.2017, considered the reply of the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation to the recommendation no. 3/8 addressed to the Prime Minister on worrying information on withdrawal of the EU support for carp farmers (ARD mtg no. 176, EPNRF mtg no. 92);

Digitalisation, Innovation and New Technologies Committee

  • 27.09.2017, considered information presented by the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, Marek Zagórski, on the regulation of the EP and of the Council 2016/679/EU of 27.04.2016 (mtg no. 67);

Administration and Home Affairs Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee

  • 27.09.2017, held the first reading and considered a government bill on the ratification of the executive protocol between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to the Agreement on readmission between the European Community and Ukraine, drawn up in Luxembourg on 18 June 2007, signed in Warsaw on 24 April 2017 (paper no. 1777). The project justification was presented by Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jacek Czaputowicz, and Head of the Office for Foreigners, Rafał Rogala (AHA mtg no. 114, FA mtg no. 77).
In September 2017 the following bill implementing EU law has been referred to the first reading [paper no.]:
  • Government bill amending the act on maritime labour act and some other acts [1833].

Subsidiarity scrutiny in September
(Information from IPEX database as of 03.10.2017)

Draft legislative act Deadline for subsidiarity
Adoption /
transmission of reasoned opinion
Chamber / parliament
 COM(2017) 262 01.09.2017 -  -
 COM(2017) 275* 04.09.2017  - -
 COM(2017) 276  25.09.2017  -  -
COM(2017) 277 04.09.2017  -  -
COM(2017) 278* 04.09.2017  - -
COM(2017) 279  04.09.2017  -  -
 COM(2017) 280  07.09.2017 -  -
 COM(2017) 281 07.09.2017  -  -
COM(2017) 282 04.09.2017 -  -
COM(2017) 289  04.09.2017  -  -
 COM(2017) 294  08.09.2017  -  -
COM(2017) 297  07.09.2017  -  -
 COM(2017) 329  15.09.2017  -  -
 COM(2017) 331 16.10.2017  - -
 COM(2017) 335  25.09.2017 - -
 COM(2017) 343  27.10.2017 -  -
 COM(2017) 344  20.10.2017 -  -
 COM(2017) 352 23.10.2017  -  -
COM(2017) 385  26.10.2017  - -
COM(2017) 481  14.11.2017  - -
COM(2017) 489  21.11.2017  - -
COM(2017) 548  23.11.2017  - -

In September 2017, 22 draft legislative acts were subject to subsidiarity scrutiny. As of 3 October 2017, the national parliaments submitted no reasoned opinions on the non-compliance of the scrutinised draft acts with the subsidiarity principle.

* In July 2017 the reasoned opinions were submitted to the documents COM(2017) 275 and COM(2017) 278 - see the previous Biuletyn OIDE – July/August 2017.


24-26 September 2017, Sárospatak, Meeting of the Committees on European Affairs of the Visegrád Group

  • Opening session
  • Session I - Strengthening of the role of national Parliaments in the EU
  • Session II – State of play of the Brexit negotiations and the possible impacts of Brexit on the four freedoms
  • Session III - The topics of the upcoming LVIII COSAC, 26-28 November 2017, Tallinn
  • Adoption of the Conclusions

21–22 September 2017, Tallinn, Meeting of the Chairpersons of the Economic Affairs Committees on the Transport Connections of Europe

  • Opening session
  • Session I: EU transport policy for Connecting Europe, debate
  • Session II: EU Aviation Strategy improving connectivity within and for Europe, debate
  • Session III: Sustainable transport and innovation. What is the future of transport?, debate
  • Closing remarks

7–9 September 2017, Tallinn, Interparliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy (CFSP/CSDP)

  • Meeting of the Presidency Troika and the European Parliament
  • Session I: Why Europe matters? – Europe in the global context
  • Session II: Invigorating the unity of the West and transatlantic relations
  • Session III: Exchange of views on the priorities of the EU in the area of CFSP and CSDP
  • Session IV: State of play beyond the EU borders
  • Morning coffee seminars – Walking along the borders of the European Union (Seminar: Western Balkans, Seminar: Eastern Partnership, Seminar: Russia)
  • Session V: Ways to strengthen European defence
  • Session VI: Practical aspects of the hybrid world including the cyber sphere and strategic communication
  • Closing remarks
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Selected articles on the current political and economic issues in the EU from the specialist periodicals available on-line (accessed 04.10.2017)



Selected articles and papers
(available in the Sejm Library or on-line, accessed 04.10.2017)

  • Finke D.: Underneath the culture of consensus: Transparency, credible commitments and voting in the Council of Ministers, „European Union Politics", Vol. 18 Iss, 3, September 2017, s. 339.
  • Krajewski M.: Ograniczony dostęp osób prywatnych do sądów Unii przez skargę na nieważność aktu (stan i kierunki badań), „Państwo i Prawo" nr. 9/2017, s. 46.
  • Krenn Ch.: The European Court of Justice's Financial Accountability: How the European Parliament Incites and Monitors Judicial Reform through the Budgetary Process, „European Constitutional Law Review", Vol. 13 Iss, 3, September 2017, s. 453.
  • Manzella, A.: The European Parliament and the National Parliaments as a System [w:] „The Consequences of the Crisis on European Integration and on the Member States" (red. S. Mangiameli), 2017.
  • New Pact for Europe - National Report – FRANCE, 26 September 2017, „EuropaNova", European Policy Centre, 24.07.2017.
  • Papadia F., Roth A.: The single monetary policy and its decentralised implementation: An assessment, „Analiza", Biuro Analiz Parlamentu Europejskiego,15.09.2017.
  • Parchimowicz I.: Prawo do wystąpienia z Unii Europejskiej na przykładzie Brexitu, „Europejski Przegląd Sądowy" nr. 9/2017, s. 18.
  • Petrova P. A.: Agenda-setting in the European Council, December 2014 - June 2017, „Badanie", Biuro Analiz Parlamentu Europejskiego,26.09.2017.
  • Spano R.: The EFTA Court and Fundamental Rights, „European Constitutional Law Review", Vol. 13 Iss, 3, September 2017, s. 475.
  • Tkaczyński J., Würtenberger T.: Nowe ramy Unii Europejskiej na rzecz umocnienia praworządności (analiza krytyczna), „Państwo i Prawo" nr. 9/2017, s. 16.