Cooperation among the parliaments of CEI Member States has always been an important part of the CEI operation. The Parliamentary Dimension, along with the Governmental and the Business Dimensions, is positioned as one of the three pillars of the CEI. Throughout the years, the institutional establishment of the Parliamentary Dimension has undergone a process of transformation, which has been formalised with the adoption of the Rules of Procedure of the CEI Parliamentary Dimension.
The Parliamentary Dimension inlcudes several bodies: the Parliamentary Assembly; the Parliamentary Committee; the Standing Committee; the three General Committees (on Political and Home Affairs; on Economic Affairs; on Cultural Affairs); and the Sub-Committee on relations with international and regional parliamentary organisations.
The annual chairmanship of the Parliamentary Dimension rotates according to the annual CEI Presidency.
On 18 November 2014 meetings of the three General Committees were held and the Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons were selected:
- General Committee on Political and Home Affairs: Tamara BLAZINA from the Italian Delegation as Chairperson and Romana JERKOVIĆ from the Croatian Delegation as Vice-Chairperson.
- General Committee on Economic Affairs: Maria-Andreea PAUL from the Romanian Delegation as Chairperson and Lodovico SONEGO from the Italian Delegation as Vice-Chairperson.
- General Committee on Cultural Affairs: Luis Alberto ORELLANA from the Italian Delegation as Chairperson and Melita MULIĆ from the Croatian Delegation as Vice-Chairperson.