The meeting of COSAC Chairs in Malta
The Chair of the EU Integration Committee, Ms. Tamar Khulordava participated in the meeting of COSAC Chairs. Malta, for the period of January-July, 2017, as the EU Council presiding state, will lead the coordination of political processes and legislative activity of EU. The Speaker of the Parliament of Malta, and the Ministers of European Affairs and of Tourism delivered the speeches and introduced the priorities of Malta with presiding authorities.
The First Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans addressed the attendees and spoke about the role of the National Parliaments in development of EU policy. The delegates discussed the EC action plan for 2017.
T. Khulordava spoke about achievements of Georgia, democratic development priorities and the approach and the role of the new Parliament to implementation of these priorities. She underlined importance of prompt accomplishment of the procedures necessary for visa free regime for Georgia. She hoped that Malta, as the EU presiding state, will attach respective attention to EU aspiration of Georgia. She also held the bilateral meetings with the Chairs of the European Affairs Committees of the Parliaments of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia and Malta. COSAC unifies the Committees on European Affairs of 28 EU member states and the leadership of the EP.
The COSAC activity aims at enhancement of the role of the National Parliaments in development of EU policy. The Presidential Troika and the Parliament of the EU Presiding state head COSAC (currently, Malta). EU candidate states are allowed to participate in COSAC sessions in capacity of the observers.