Interview with Kamila Gasiuk-Pihowicz, Member of Parliament, Poland

Kamila Gasiuk-Pihowicz. Source: Kamila Gasiuk-Pihowicz.

The EU has a unique architecture: it is characterised by a close interdependency between the Union level and the Member States, but also an interdependency between the individual Member States that make up the Union. The intention, in the long term, is to facilitate a cross-fertilisation of values, ideas, policies and objectives. How does this idea of a two-way street work out for a Member of Parliament working at national level? How does the EU fuel his or her actions and strategic thinking? And can national parliamentarians get their message across to Brussels on strategic issues for their home country? We interviewed Kamila Gasiuk-Pihowicz, Member of Parliament in the Sejm, the Polish parliament, for the party Civic Platform, for several years now the main opposition party in the Sejm. She makes it clear that long-term considerations may easily be taken over by short-term concerns, the more if they relate to some basic building blocks in a society.

Aligning personal with societal ambitions

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Damian Boeselager. Source: Damian Boeselager

Interview with Damian Boeselager, Member of the European Parliament

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Our mandate: setting the framework for developing our 2020–2022 strategy

Discussing strategy and planning with staff at the Swedish National Audit Office. From left to right: Magnus Petersson, Sascha Sohlman, Helena Lindberg and Claudia Caballero Jonsson.

Far-reaching audit mandate creating strategic obligations

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Martin Weber

Interview with Annemie Turtelboom, ECA Member

Annemie Turtelboom

Kumardev Chatterjee.

European Court of Auditors

Articles from the European Court of Auditors, #EU's external auditor & independent guardian of the EU's finances.

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