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LEXICON Interparliamentary EU Information Exchange (IPEX)

IPEX website

  1. IPEX – Interparliamentary EU Information Exchange was established on recommendation of the Conference of Speakers of the European Union Parliaments in 2000. "The Guidelines for Inter-parliamentary Cooperation in the European Union", which were adopted in The Hague in 2004, stated that the objective of IPEX is to support interparliamentary cooperation in the European Union by providing a platform for electronic exchange of EU-related information between parliaments in the Union. IPEX operates according to IPEX Guidelines, adopted in Copenhagen in 2006 and changed in Rome, 13.03.2015.
  2. The members of IPEX are the national parliaments (chambers) of the EU Member States, candidate countries, and the European Parliament. COSAC, the ECPRD, the European Commission and the Council participate in the IPEX Board meetings.
  3. Operation of IPEX is supported by the IPEX Board, which ensures ongoing and effective management and maintenance of the IPEX system, contact with UE institutions and supervision of the IPEX Information Officer responsible for daily maintenance of the IPEX website. IPEX Correspondents are responsible for the contributions from their parliament/chamber to the IPEX system.
  4. The core of the IPEX website is its database, which is automatically fed, starting on 1 January 2006, with legislative proposals and amended legislative proposals, and European Commission consultative documents in English and French. Since 1 December 2009, also the Council has been feeding the database with legislative proposals and amended legislative proposals from the Member States, the Court of Justice, the European Central Bank, and the European Investment Bank.
    Each national parliament (each chamber of a national parliament) is a host of its respective part of the IPEX database. It feeds the database with its own information, documents or links related to the scrutiny of an EU document, including reasoned opinions regarding the non-compliance of legislative proposals with the principle of subsidiarity and opinions within political dialogue.
    Proposals subject to subsidiarity checks are listed on the IPEX home page together with information on the 8-week deadline.

Updated: 18.05.2018