EU parliamentarians meet to discuss economic policy coordination



BRUSSELS, Jan. 31 :(Xinhua) — The annual European Parliamentary Week, which brings together parliamentarians from all over the European Union (EU) to discuss economic policy coordination, kicked off here on Monday.
During the three-day event, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) meet their counterparts from EU member states to debate on how to boost growth and employment and increase fairness.
The conference started with a debate about this year’s economic policy priorities — structural reforms, investment, responsible fiscal policies — and continued with an exchange of views on how to make European economic and monetary union stronger and more efficient.
Monday’s debate was part of the European Semester, which is a cycle of economic and fiscal policy coordination within the EU.The lawmakers from the EU countries are expected to better implement the country-specific recommendations issued by EU institutions in the previous year after the debate.