Following the elections to the European Parliament, many questions remain over what consequences they will have for the policy-making process. Will the European Parliament’s power be boosted by the results of the 2014 elections; given their high profile nature relative to previous elections? What impact can we expect the elections to have on the Parliaments’ relations with the other institutions? What evolution can we expect to see in the Parliament’s way of working in the future? Will the higher profile of these elections combined with the gradual increase in powers mean the Parliaments will finally move towards becoming a real legislature?
To address these questions and more, join us for a patron dinner with Klaus Welle, Secretary General of the European Parliament. Born in Beelen, Germany in 1964 Mr Welle has been Secretary General of the Parliament since March 2009, having previously served as the head of cabinet to the president of the European Parliament. With an academic background in economics and banking studies, Mr Welle carried out military service in the Luftwaffe from 1986 to 1987, after which he held various roles in the CDU, followed by the EPP.
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