Friday, 22 March 2013
National Assembly Delegation at Two-Day Interparliamentary Conference in Dublin
A joint delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Defence and Internal Affairs Committee will be taking part in the Interparliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defence Policy, to be held in Dublin, on 24 and 25 March 2013.
The Interparliamentary Conference provides the framework to exchange information and best practice in the sphere of EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defence Policy, which keeps the national parliaments and the European Parliament fully informed, in turn enabling them to exercise their authority and play their role in the sphere of these EU policies. The Conference aims to achieve a speedier consensus in the spheres and promote a unified, consistent and efficient response of the EU and its member states to global threats and challenges, acknowledging their individual authority in these spheres.
The National Assembly delegation will comprise Milos Aligrudic, delegation Head, Prof. Dr Ljubisa Stojmirovic, Igor Becic and Konstantin Samofalov.
The National Assembly participated in the first meeting of the Interparliamentary Conference, held in Paphos, Cyprus, on 9 and 10 September 2012. The adoption of the Rules of Procedure of the Interparliamentary Conference in Cyprus marked the end of the Conference of Foreign Affairs Committee Chairpersons and the Conference of Defence Affairs Committee Chairpersons. The delegations of EU candidate states, such as the National Assembly’s delegation, have the right to send four delegates as observers, who are, according to the current provisions of the Rules of Procedure, fully equal to the delegations of member states as regards the right to the floor, submission of amendments and the right to vote.