European Affairs Committee
(Eiropas lietu komisija)

Legal base: Rules of procedures of the Saeima (as amended on February 16, 2001) and a Regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 286 of 3 June 2003 “Temporary procedures for coordination of Latvia’s national positions” and certain general provisions in the Latvian Constitution.

Composition: The European Affairs Committee currently consists of 17 MPs. The European Affairs Committee must be composed of at least one Member from each parliamentary group in the Saeima. The composition of the Committee must be a proportionate reflection of the parliamentary groups represented in the Saeima.

Currently Latvia’s parliamentary scrutiny of European affairs is based on examining the government’s negotiating positions before these are communicated to the EU institutions. At the moment the European Affairs Committee is the only body involved in this examination.

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