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Heads of EU Agencies meet Barroso

The Heads of the EU Agencies, met on 17 February with the European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. The objective is to discuss ways to strengthen the partnership between EU Agencies and the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council. Moreover, they will share their views on the EU’s future approach to the governance of the Agencies.

Published on February 16, 2010

The Executive Director of EFSA, Ms Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle, and President Barroso at the meeting with EU Agencies

Mr. Barroso, President of the European Commission, will deliver a keynote speech, highlighting the role and contribution of EU regulatory agencies in the context of a future framework for the EU regulatory agencies.

In its press release“European agencies – the way forward” of March 2008, the European Commission called upon the European Parliament and Council to give a new momentum to the development of a clear and coherent vision on the place of agencies in European governance.

Discussions at the Heads of EU agencies meeting will feed into the inter-institutional dialogue on the future governance of the EU Agencies. This includes an evaluation of existing agencies and reflections on changes which could be made to improve the system in the future.

Representatives from the European Parliament and from the Spanish Presidency of the European Union will also attend the meeting.

Heads of EU Agencies and Barroso

Meeting agenda.

EU Agencies press release

EU Agencies' joint brochure -explaining our joint missions for Europe

President Barroso's speech at the meeting.

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