MPs adopt law on Sabor’s cooperation with gov’t on EU matters

Zagreb, 05.06.2013 - Zastupnici glasuju tijekom sjednice Hrvatskog sabora. foto FaH/ Tomislav PAVLEK /ds

The Croatian Parliament on Friday adopted a law on cooperation between parliament and the government concerning European matters.

In dealing with European affairs, parliament defines the legislation, monitors and supervises the government’s work in European Union institutions, discusses EU documents and Croatia’s positions on which it can adopt conclusions, takes part in the nomination of Croatian candidates to EU bodies, etc.

These tasks will be in the remit of the parliamentary European Affairs Committee, with the exception of issues relating to the European Union common foreign and security policy, which is within the remit of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

The prime minister will report once a year to the Sabor regarding European Council meetings during that year and, after each meeting of the Council, a written report is to be submitted within 15 days to the European Affairs committee, outlining the business discussed at those meetings.

The new Standing Orders also defines parliamentary activities in European matters and introduces obligations of the European Affairs Committee.