The works of the Central European Initiative Parliamentary Committee – Parliamentary Dimension (CEI-PD) are taking place over May 7-9 at the Chamber of Deputies, informs a release.
The event is organized by the Chamber of Deputies following the Parliament of Romania holding in 2009 – through the person of head of the Romanian delegation, deputy Laszlo B orbely – of the CEI-PD presidency, in compliance with the principle of rotation. This year, when CEI celebrates its 20th anniversary, Romania holds the CEI Presidency, for the first time since the acquisition of Initiative membership.
The subject of debates within the CEI-PD Parliamentary Committee are ‘Contributions to overcoming the international economic crisis; developing dialogue in CEI countries, strengthening cooperation between national parliaments.’
Invited to attend are MPs of the national delegations of CEI-PC member states, representatives of the CEI Executive Secretariat and the European Commission in Romania, government representatives and experts.
CEI is a flexible form of regional cooperation that joins 18 member states, specifically Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Italy, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine and Hungary.
The parliamentary dimension of the organization (CEI-PD), which held its first meeting in Bologna in 1991, brings together the standing delegations of the 18 member states in a non-institutionalized format consisting of regular meetings held according to organization-specific procedures.