Regional Steering Committee

Article 24
Regional Steering Committee

  1. A Regional Steering Committee is hereby established. It shall be responsible for the administration of this Treaty and shall ensure its proper implementation, without prejudice to Article 19. For this purpose, it shall make recommen­dations and take decisions in the cases provided for in this Treaty. The decisions of the Regional Steering Committee shall be put into effect by the Contracting Parties in accordance with their own rules.
  2. The Regional Steering Committee shall consist of a representative, and an alternate representative, of the Contracting Parties. Participation as an observer shall be open to all EU Member States.
  3. The Regional Steering Committee shall act by unanimity.
  4. For the purpose of the proper enforcement of this Treaty, the Contracting Parties shall exchange information, inter alia, on new legislation or decisions that are relevant for this Treaty, and, at the request of any Contracting Party, shall hold consultations within the Regional Steering Committee, including on social issues.
  5. The Regional Steering Committee shall adopt its rules of procedure.
  6. A South East European Party shall preside in turn over the Regional Steering Committee in accordance with the arrangements to be laid down in its rules of procedure.
  7. The chairman of the Regional Steering Committee shall convene its meetings at least twice a year in order to review the general functioning of this Treaty and, whenever circumstances so require, at the request of a Contracting Party. The Regional Steering Committee shall keep under constant review the development of the case law of the Court of Justice. To this end the European Union shall transmit to the South East European Parties all judgments of the Court of Justice relevant for the functioning of this Treaty. The Regional Steering Committee shall act within three months so as to preserve the homogeneous interpretation of this Treaty.
  8. The Regional Steering Committee shall prepare the work of the Ministerial Council.

The list of Regional Steering Committee members can be viewed here.