scrutiny of international institutions
1. The Assembly
refers to its Resolution 1289
(2002) on parliamentary
scrutiny of international institutions and, as regards the Council of
Europe, it contends that the effectiveness of its work depends to a great
extent on effective co-operation between its two statutory bodies, the
Parliamentary Assembly and the Committee of Ministers.
2. In order to
improve this co-operation, the Assembly recommends that the Committee of
i. allow for
greater involvement of the Parliamentary Assembly in the budgetary
process, especially as regards determining the ceiling of the Council of
Europes overall budget;
a co-decision-making process for the adoption of draft treaties;
introduce the practice of the official participation of the President of
the Assembly in meetings of the Committee of Ministers;
monitoring procedures, including by the use of comparative methods;
the transparency of the implementation of Assembly recommendations.
Assembly debate on 25 June 2002 (19th Sitting) (see Doc. 9484,
report of the Political Affairs Committee, rapporteur: Mr Toshev; and Doc. 9485,
opinion of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Development, rapporteur:
Text adopted by
on 25 June 2002 (19th Sitting).