Bruxelles – Chair of the Finance and Central Budget Committee, Grozdana Perić, Chair of the Labour, Retirement System and Social Partnership Committee, Gordan Maras, Deputy Chair of the Committee on Regional Development and European Union Funds, Damir Mateljan, Member of the Labour, Retirement System and Social Partnership Committee, Ante Babić and the Member of the Committee on the Economy, Žarko Tušek, participated at the European Parliamentary Week 2019.
At the Inter-parliamentary Meeting of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament, a Member of the Labour, Retirement System and Social Partnership Committee, Ante Babić delivered his introductory remarks concerning the topic discussion on the permanent monitoring and evaluation of Member States’ activities addressed to people with disabilities as integral part of European Semester. Babić presented Croatian activities related to the persons with disabilities including those targeting the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and the European Disability Strategy.
On the second day of the European Parliamentary Week the meeting continued with the discussion on convergence, stabilisation and cohesion in the European Monetary Union. Particular emphasis was placed on the need to invest more joint efforts to strengthen the more equitable development within the European Monetary Union and the spread of the European Monetary Union to other Member States.
There was also a debate about 20 years of euro and the future of the euro entitled: Euro at 20 years: The road ahead where the Chair of Finance and Central Budget Committee, Grozdana Perić addressed the participants. MP Perić pointed out that, despite the numerous scepticism within the European Union, the Republic of Croatia has launched the Strategy for the Adoption of the Euro and since 2016 has been meeting the criteria for joining the Exchange Rate Mechanism ERM II when the budget deficit was brought below the 3% of GDP. Public finances are stable, and the Republic of Croatia is highly euro oriented economy making it different from others and presenting its advantage.