Anneliese visited the Oxford Brookes School of Law to talk to on topic of “The European Parliament as legislator: formal powers and informal pressure”.
Anneliese discussed the different ways in which she, as an MEP can influence the legislation passed by the European Parliament, and gave examples of the different ways in which MEPs can have an impact, from directly working on pieces of financial legislation in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, to putting indirect pressure on the European Commission to introduce legislation. After Anneliese spoke, there was also a question and answer session where members of the audience could raise points from her talk and ask her generally about her work as an MEP.
Anneliese said “It was an absolute pleasure to be invited to Oxford Brookes today. I really enjoyed myself, and the questions and comments from members of the audience were interesting and perceptive, and I hope to be able to do a similar event in the future.”