The Permanent Committee of the
In its activity the Permanent Committee is guided by the ‘Treaty on the Creation of a Union State’ signed on 8 December 1999 by the Presidents of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus; by the Programme of Action on the implementation of the Treaty; by the Statute of the Supreme State Council; by the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Union State, and by other regulatory legal acts and national laws of the member states.
The Permanent Committee arranges for the implementation of the Treaty, works out proposals on the development strategy of the Union State and coordinates the work of the sectoral and functional bodies of the Union State. Jointly with the relevant bodies of the member states it carries out preliminary reviews of the programmes, projects and arrangements of the Union State, provides the resulting conclusions to the Council of Ministers and reports on their implementation status. For the Council of Ministers it prepares proposals for draft laws of the Union State and the harmonisation of the laws of the member states. It formulates and submits to the Supreme State Council and to the Council of Ministers the draft agendas of their meetings and action plans. The Permanent Committee ensures the cooperation of the Council of Ministers with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia.
The Permanent Committee is governed by the State Secretary of the Union State, and is composed of four members, who serve as his deputies. Two members of the Permanent Committee represent Belarus and the other two represent Russia.
The Permanent Committee is accountable to the Council of Ministers.
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