European Union – Visit by Nathalie Loiseau to the European Parliament (Strasbourg, 12-13 September 2017)


Nathalie Loiseau, Minister for European Affairs, will visit Strasbourg on September 12 and 13 for the plenary session of the European Parliament.

She will attend the State of the Union address at the European Parliament delivered by Jean-Claude Juncker on September 13. This annual speech provides an opportunity to review the work of the EU executive and present a general outline of the European Commission’s proposals for the coming year. This is an important moment in the democratic life of the EU.

The minister for European affairs will meet in Strasbourg with the chairs of the three parliamentary groups: Manfred Weber, Chair of the EPP Group, Guy Verhofstadt, Chair of the ALDE Group, and Gianni Pitella, Chair of the S&D Group, as well as with the French MEPs, Members of the Constitutional Affairs Committee. A meeting is also planned with Pedro Silva Pereira, Co-Rapporteur on the report on the composition of the European Parliament, which was presented on September 11 in the Committee on Constitutional Affairs.

Nathalie Loiseau will meet with Jean Arthuis, Chair of the Committee on Budgets. A working dinner with the chairs of the French delegations to the European Parliament will provide an opportunity to discuss current issues, including the report on the composition of the European Parliament. In his speech in Athens on September 8, President Macron discussed ways to conduct a democratic reform of the European Union, including the creation of transnational lists.