Conférence des Organes Parlementaires Spécialisés dans les Affaires de l'Union des Parlements de l'Union Européenne (COSAC)

Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union

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1989-05 Madrid Spain


May 1989, Madrid (Spain), as Conférence des organes spécialisés en affaires européennes des pays membres de l'Union et du Parlement européen -- Conference of Community and European Affairs Committees of Parliaments of the European Union. Formally recognized in a protocol to T-XT9706 - Treaty of Amsterdam, that was concluded by Heads of Government, Jun 1997. Protocol on the Role of National Parliaments in the European Union came into force 1 May 1999. Superseding treaty - T-XT2073 - Treaty of Lisbon - came into force 1 Dec 2009.


Allow representatives of parliaments of member states of the European Union, together with those of the European Parliament, to exchange information on progress in European Union affairs.


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Meets twice a year in the country having at that time the Presidency of the Union. Each Parliament is represented by 6 members. Secretariat, composed of officials from the Parliaments of the Presidential Troika, and a Permanent Member.

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