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COOPERATION WITH SLOVENIA'S REPRESENTATIVES

The European Parliament - The Committee of the Regions - The European Economic and Social Committee

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) cooperates with the representatives of the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, and with the Slovenian Members of the European Parliament.

 

 

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

 

The European Parliament is one of the seven EU institutions. After the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, its legislative function has further strengthened. Together with the EU Council, it co-decides on the large majority of EU legislation, under the ordinary legislative procedure, except on the Common Foreign and Security (defence) Policy. Its legislative powers have thus expanded to the areas of agriculture, energy security, legal immigration, judicial cooperation in criminal matters and police cooperation, public health and structural funds. The European Parliament also co-decides on the annual budget and multi-annual financial framework of the EU.


Under the Lisbon Treaty, there are 754 Members of European Parliament. Slovenia has 8 MEPs. Close cooperation with the European Parliament, in particular with Slovenian MEPs, dissemination of information on positions of the European Parliament Committees to the line ministries, as well as good political relations represent an important aspect of Slovenia’s policy in European affairs.

 

 

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European Parliament

 

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Department for General and Institutional Issues

THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS

 

The Committee of the Regions is an advisory body composed of the representatives of regional and local authorities. It provides opinions on legislative and other acts adopted at the EU level. Slovenia has seven representatives in the Committee of the Regions and before each plenary session the MFA informs the Slovenian representatives of the Government's position regarding the acts to be discussed by the Committee.

 

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Committee of the Regions

 

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Department for General and Institutional Issues

 

 

 

 

THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE

 

The European Economic and Social Committee is a body of the European Union composed of the representatives of employers, unions, interest groups and non-governmental organisations. The Committee has a consultative role. The European Union wishes to ensure that social partners and other non-governmental organisations are involved in adopting EU legislation. Slovenia has seven representatives in the European Economic and Social Committee. Before each plenary session, the MFA informs the Slovenian representatives of the Government's position regarding the acts to be discussed by the Committee.

 

 

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European Economic and Social Committee

 

Contact:

Department for General and Institutional Issues

 

 

 

(Last change: 23 December 2013)