Zagreb - In his introductory address, the Chairman of the European Affairs Committee Domagoj Ivan Milošević highlighted the importance of COSAC and its contribution to the collaboration between the committees of national parliaments dealing with European Union affairs and the European Parliament.
He said that the Croatian Parliament, as the body responsible for the parliamentary dimension of the Presidency, would contribute to reaching the goals of the Croatian Presidency of the Council by selecting appropriate topics of its meetings and conferences.
He continued by introducing the topics and speakers of today’s meeting. He particularly pointed out the role of COSAC as a partner to European institutions and citizens, as well as the importance that the Conference has as a platform for efficient exchange of views and transfer of opinions to European institutions.
The Earl of Kinnoull, the chairman of the European Union Committee of the House of Lords, addressed the participants during the discussion and reflected on the current state of Brexit from the perspective of United Kingdom’s last participation in the COSAC meeting before withdrawal from the European Union. He said it was crucial to achieve the best possible outcome for all parties involved, and wished the members success in further building the European Union and its partnership with the United Kingdom.
Further discussion included the proposals for enhancing COSAC’s procedural issues.