Published on settembre 29th, 2014 | by Giulia Aravantinou Leonidi0
La Conferenza dei Presidenti dei Parlamenti dell’UE/ Conference of the Speakers of the Parliaments of the EU Member States
This Conference consists of the Speakers of the Parliaments of the EU Member States and the President of the European Parliament. Also the Speakers of Parliaments of candidate countries are invited to participate as observers.
It is the body which de facto assumes the leading role in interparliamentary relations defined in Article 9 of Protocol (No 1) on the Role of National Parliaments in the European Union of the Treaty of Lisbon “[t]he European Parliament and national Parliaments […] together determine the organisation and promotion of effective and regular interparliamentary cooperation within the Union”.
The Conference meets each spring in the country that held the Council Presidency during the second semester of the previous year.
– Linee guida per la cooperazione interparlamentare nell’UE del 19/21 giugno 2008
– The Lisbon Guidelines for interparliamentary cooperation del 19/21 giugno 2008
– The Stockholm Guidelines del 14/15 maggio 2010