EU Decision Making - The Parliamentary Dimension Two Perspectives

By invitation only

Tue 9.10.2012 at 9:00-10:15
Parliament Annex Auditorium (Pikkuparlamentti)
Arkadiankatu 3, Helsinki

The Speaker of the House of Commons, the Right Honourable John Bercow MP, will visit
Finland on 8 and 9 October, calling on Finnish Parliamentarians and meeting key Finnish
Political figures. As part of his visit he will participate in a seminar organized by the
Finnish Institute of International Affairs in cooperation with the British Embassy. Join us
for a lively, Parliamentary style presentation and debate on the role of the UK and Finnish
Parliaments in EU decision making, covering the effectiveness of Parliamentary scrutiny,
the role of National Parliaments, relations with the European Parliament and the role and
place of subsidiarity within the UK and Finland.

Opening remarks: Her Majesty's Ambassador to Finland, Mr Matthew Lodge

‘The Parliamentary Process in the UK'
The Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons

”Finnish response”
Mr Eero Heinäluoma, Speaker of Parliament, Parliament of Finland

"The European Angle”
Dr Teija Tiilikainen, Director, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Chair: Dr Juha Jokela, Programme Director for The European Union research programme,
Finnish Institute of International Affairs