Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
The Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat) is a trans-national body of 150 Parliamentarians from Europe and Latin America. It was established in 2006 to bolster EU-Latin American relations. It was described by Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the European Union's External Relations Commissioner, as "one of the key bodies in ensuring fruitful cooperation between our two regions."
EuroLat is led by a Co-Presidency, the current European Co-President is José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra and the Latin American Co-President is Gloria Guadalupe Oqueli Solorzano (of Honduras, Parlacen). There are 14 Co-Vice Presidents, again equally split. The Co-Presidents and the Co-Vice Presidents form the Executive Bureau, the managing body. EuroLat has three standing committees with 50 members each: Political, Security and Human Rights Affairs; Economic, Financial and Trade Affairs; and Social, Environmental, Educational and Cultural Affairs. There can be a maximum of 2 temporary committees or working groups.
The 150 members are split equally between European and Latin American members, currently drawn from the following bodies;
- European Parliament (75)
- Andean Parliament
- Central American Parliament
- Latin American Parliament
- Parliament of Mercosur
- Congress of Mexico
- National Congress of Chile
There are 75 full members of the delegation from the European Parliament. The delegation chairman is José Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra. There are 30 other substitute members
Executive Bureau Members from European Parliament;
Executive Bureau Members from Latin America;
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