Presidium

Decision making procedure of the Baltic Assembly

The  following  chart  shows  the  decision-making  procedure  of  the  Baltic  Assembly

PRESIDIUM
MEMBER
COMMITTEE
PARTY GROUP (FACTION)
NATIONAL DELEGATION

have the right to initiate documents in any form. A draft document should be submitted to the Presidium not later than one and a half months before the beginning of a session in one of the national languages, accompanied by an English translation

PRESIDIUM

appoints a committee responsible for reviewing the draft document.

RESPONSIBLE COMMITTEE

appoints a rapporteur, who is responsible for reviewing the submitted draft document; after review of the document, but not later than one month before the beginning of a session, the responsible committee refers the draft document to the Drafting Committee, together with its opinion.

DRAFTING COMMITTEE

reviews the amended draft document and, after approval by the responsible committee, refers the final version of the draft document to the Presidium.

PRESIDIUM

submits to the session the final version of the draft document, together with the proposed amendments.

SESSION

Having heard the committee rapporteur and having taken a vote on the proposed amendments that have been left out of consideration, the session votes on the draft document in its entirety.


The Baltic Assembly Statutes regulate the procedure when a draft document has been submitted at the beginning of an ordinary session or during an extraordinary session.

PRESIDIUM

immediately appoints a responsible committee to work on the draft and transfers it to the Drafting Committee. Then the draft document is reviewed according to the decision-making procedure in the chart above.


SESSION

of the Baltic Assembly takes its decisions by voting. Each national delegation shall have one vote. A decision shall be deemed adopted if all the national delegations have voted in favour of it.