Co-Presidents & Bureau

Ivan KRULKO

Co-President of the Eastern European partner component (Ukraine)

Andrius KUBILIUS

Photo of the Chair sitting on the podium. In he background flags of the members of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
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Co-President from the European Parliament component (EPP, Lithuania)

Co-Presidents of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (PA)

The Euronest PA has two Co-Presidents, one from the European Parliament component and one from the Eastern European Partner component.

The two Co-Presidents have equal status within the Assembly. However, the electoral procedures and terms of office shall be decided by each component separately.

The Euronest PA is convened by its Co-Presidents and the Sessions are chaired alternately between them.

Bureau members

The Bureau consists of the two Co-Presidents and a number of Vice-Presidents (currently eight), half of whom come from the European Parliament component and half from the Eastern European component.

Vice-presidents of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (PA):

From the Eastern European Partner Component:

  • Ms Maria KARAPETYAN, Member of the National Assembly, "Civil Contract" faction, Republic of Armenia
  • Mr Tahir MIRKISHILI, Member of the National Assembly (Milli Mejlis), New Azerbaijan Party
  • Ms Maka BOTCHORISHVILI, Member of the Parliament of Georgia
  • Ms Ina COȘERU, Member of Parliament of the Republic of Moldova

From the European Parliament:

  • Ms Carmen AVRAM, Member of the European Parliament, S&D, Romania
  • Ms Markéta GREGOROVÁ, Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens, Czechia
  • Mr Patryk JAKI, Member of the European Parliament, ECR, Poland
  • Mr Andrzej HALICKI, Member of the European Parliament, PPE, Poland

Bureau decisions

The Bureau shall be responsible for coordinating the work of the Euronest PA, monitoring its activities and establishing relations with the Eastern Partnership Summit. It also represents the Assembly in relation with other institutions.

The Bureau draws up the draft agenda of the plenary and lays down procedures to ensure the smooth running of the Assembly. It shall meet at least twice a year, with one of the meetings coinciding with the Assembly's plenary Session.

The Bureau adopts its decisions by a two-thirds majority of the members present.