European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
Since Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), the most important function of this committee has been in relation to the European Central Bank (ECB). Although guaranteed independence under the Treaty, the ECB is accountable for its actions to ECON. Every three months, the President of the ECB, or occasionally his deputy, appears before the Committee to report on monetary policy; both actions taken, and future prospects. He then answers question from MEPs. These proceedings are televised; a verbatim report appears immediately on both the Parliament and ECN websites.
|Pablo Zalba Bidegain||Vice-chair|
|José Manuel García-Margallo y Marfil||Vice-chair|
|Theodor Dumitru Stolojan||Vice-chair|
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- Bouwen, Pieter (September 2004). "The logic of access to the European Parliament: business lobbying in the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs". Journal of Common Market Studies (Wiley-Blackwell) 42 (3): 473–495. doi:10.1111/j.0021-9886.2004.00515.x.
- Official Homepage
- Appointment of ECON Committee Chair and Vice-chairs in 2009
- Members of the ECON Committee from the European Parliament ECON Committee website
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