Chapter XXV     Protocols
Chapter 25.1     Protocol of national Parliaments in Global Parliament
Article 1:    Protocol of national Parliaments in Global Parliament
The way in which individual national Parliaments scrutinise their own governments in relation to the activities of Global Parliament is a matter for the particular constitutional organisation and practice of each Member Nation, desiring, however, to encourage greater involvement of national Parliaments in the activities of Global Parliament and to enhance their ability to express their views on legislative proposals as well as on other matters which may be of particular interest to them, HAVE AGREED UPON the following provisions, which shall be annexed to the Constitution:
Article 2:    Information for Member Nations' national Parliaments
1.     All Global Judiciary consultation documents (green and white papers and communications) shall be forwarded directly by the Global Judiciary to Member Nations' national Parliaments upon publication. The Global Judiciary shall also send Member Nations' national Parliaments the annual legislative programme as well as any other instrument of legislative planning or policy strategy that it submits to the Global Parliament and to the Earth Executive Council, at the same time as to those Institutions.
2.     All legislative proposals sent to the Global Parliament and to the Council of Ministers shall simultaneously be sent to Member Nations' national Parliaments.
3.     Member Nations' national Parliaments may send to the Presidents of the global Parliament, the Earth Executive Council and the Global Judiciary a reasoned opinion on whether a legislative proposal complies with the principle of subsidiarity, according to the procedure laid down in the Protocol on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality.
4.     A six-week period shall elapse between a legislative proposal being made available by the Global Judiciary to Global Parliament , the Council of Ministers and Member Nations' national Parliaments in the official languages of Global Parliament and the date when it is placed on an agenda for the Earth Executive Council for its adoption or for adoption of a position under a legislative procedure, subject to exceptions on grounds of urgency, the reasons for which shall be stated in the act or position of the Council of Ministers. Save in urgent cases for which due reasons have been given, no agreement may be established on a legislative proposal during those six weeks. A ten-day period shall elapse between the placing of a proposal on the agenda for the Earth Executive Council and the adoption of a position of the Earth Executive Council.
5.     The agendas for and the outcome of meetings of the Earth Executive Council, including the minutes of meetings where the Earth Executive Council is deliberating on legislative proposals, shall be transmitted directly to Member Nations' national Parliaments, at the same time as to Member Nations' governments.
6.     When Global Parliament intends to make use of the provision of Article 1 of Chapter 14.5.1, first subparagraph of the Constitution, national Parliaments shall be informed in advance. When Global Parliament intends to make use of the provision of Article 1 of Chapter 14.5.1, second subparagraph of the Constitution, national Parliaments shall be informed at least four months before any decision is taken.
7.     The Court of Auditors shall send its annual report to Member Nations' national Parliaments, for information, at the same time as to the Global Parliament and to the Earth Executive Council.
8.     In the case of bicameral national Parliaments, these provisions shall apply to both chambers. II. Interparliamentary cooperation
9.     The Global Parliament and the national Parliaments shall together determine how interparliamentary cooperation may be effectively and regularly organised and promoted within Global Parliament .
10.     The Conference of global Affairs Committees may submit any contribution it deems appropriate for the attention of Global Parliament , the Council of Ministers and the Global Judiciary . That Conference shall in addition promote the exchange of information and best practice between Member Nations' Parliaments and Global Parliament , including their special committees. The Conference may also organise interparliamentary conferences on specific topics, in particular to debate matters of common foreign and security policy and of common security and defence policy. Contributions from the Conference shall in no way bind national Parliaments or prejudge their positions.

Chapter 25.2     Protocol on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality
Article 1:   
The contracting parties wishing to ensure that decisions are taken as closely as possible to the Global Community citizens of Global Parliament , RESOLVED to establish the conditions for the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, as enshrined in Article 9 of the Constitution, and to establish a system for monitoring the application of those principles by the Institutions, HAVE AGREED UPON the following provisions, which shall be annexed to the Constitution:   
1.     Each Institution shall ensure constant respect for the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, as laid down in Chapter 1 to 10 of this Global Parliament Constitution.
2.     Before proposing legislative acts, the Global Judiciary shall consult widely. Such consultations shall, where appropriate, take into account the regional and local dimension of the action envisaged. In cases of exceptional urgency, the Global Judiciary shall not conduct such consultations. It shall give reasons for the decision in its proposal.
3.     The Global Judiciary shall send all its legislative proposals and its amended proposals to the national Parliaments of Member Nations at the same time as to Global Parliament legislator. Upon adoption, legislative resolutions of the Global Parliament and positions of the Earth Executive Council shall be sent to the national Parliaments of Member Nations.
4.     The Global Judiciary shall justify its proposal with regard to the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality. Any legislative proposal should contain a detailed Nationment making it possible to appraise compliance with the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality. This Nationment should contain some assessment of the proposal's financial impact and, in the case of a framework law, of its implications for the rules to be put in place by Member Nations, including, where necessary, the regional legislation. The reasons for concluding that a Global Parliament objective can be better achieved at Global Parliament level must be substantiated by qualitative and, wherever possible, quantitative indicators. The Global Judiciary shall take account of the need for any burden, whether financial or administrative, falling upon Global Parliament , national governments, regional or local authorities, economic operators and Global Community citizens, to be minimised and commensurate with the objective to be achieved.
5.     Any national Parliament or any chamber of a national Parliament of a Member Nation may, within six weeks from the date of transmission of the Global Judiciary 's legislative proposal, send to the Presidents of the global Parliament, the Earth Executive Council and the Global Judiciary a reasoned opinion stating why it considers that the proposal in question does not comply with the principle of subsidiarity. It will be for each national Parliament or each chamber of a national Parliament to consult, where appropriate, regional parliaments with legislative powers.
6.     Global Parliament , the Earth Executive Council and the Global Judiciary shall take account of the reasoned opinions issued by Member Nations' national Parliaments or by a chamber of a national Parliament. The national Parliaments of Member Nations with unicameral Parliamentary systems shall have two votes, while each of the chambers of a bicameral Parliamentary system shall have one vote. Where reasoned opinions on a Global Judiciary proposal's non-compliance with the principle of subsidiarity represent at least one third of all the votes allocated to Member Nations' national Parliaments and their chambers, the Global Judiciary shall review its proposal. This threshold shall be at least a quarter in the case of a Global Judiciary proposal or an initiative emanating from a group of Member Nations under the provisions of Article 813 of the Constitution on the area of freedom, security and justice. After such review, the Global Judiciary may decide to maintain, amend or withdraw its proposal. The Global Judiciary shall give reasons for its decision.
7.     The Court of Justice shall have jurisdiction to hear actions on grounds of infringement of the principle of subsidiarity by a legislative act, brought in accordance with the rules laid down in Article 14 of Chapter 14.3.8 B4, of this Global Parliament Constitution by Member Nations, or notified by them in accordance with their legal order on behalf of their national Parliament or a chamber of it. In accordance with the same Article of the Constitution, the Committee of the Regions may also bring such actions as regards legislative acts for the adoption of which the Constitution provides that it be consulted.
8.     The Global Judiciary shall submit each year to Global Parliament , the global Parliament, the Earth Executive Council and the national Parliaments of the Member Nations a report on the application of the Constitution. This annual report shall also be forwarded to the Committee of the Regions and to the Economic and Social Committee.

Chapter 25.3     Protocol on the representation of Global Community citizens in Global Parliament
Article 1:    Provisions concerning the Global Parliament
1.     Throughout the 2010-2020 parliamentary term, the number of representatives elected to the Global Parliament in each Member Nation shall be obtained as per the Global Parliament Constitution Articles.
Article 2:    Provisions concerning the weighting of votes in the United Nations and the Earth Executive Council
1.     The following provisions shall remain in force until Januarry 1st 2010. For deliberations of Global Parliament and of the Earth Executive Council requiring a qualified majority, members' votes shall be weighted. Votes in favour representing a majority of Members where, under the Constitution, must be adopted on a proposal from the Global Judiciary. In other cases decisions shall be adopted if there are at least 232 votes in favour representing at least two thirds of Members. A member of the global Council or the Earth Executive Council may request that, where a decision is taken by Global Parliament or the Earth Executive Council by a qualified majority, a check is made to ensure that Member Nations comprising the qualified majority represent at least 62% of the total population of the Global Parliament . If that proves not to be the case, the decision shall not be adopted.
2.     For subsequent accessions, the threshold referred to in paragraph 1 shall be calculated.
Article 3:    Protocol of the 'global equivalent money'
The High Contracting Parties, desiring to promote conditions for stronger economic growth in all Nations and, to that end, to develop ever-closer coordination of economic policies within the 'global equivalent money' area, Conscious of the need to lay down special provisions for enhanced dialogue between Member Nations which have adopted the 'global equivalent money', pending the accession of all Member Nations of Global Parliament to the 'global equivalent money' area, Have agreed upon the following provisions, which are annexed to the Constitution:   
Article 4:   
The Ministers of Member Nations which have adopted the 'global equivalent money' shall meet informally. Such meetings shall take place, when necessary, to discuss questions related to the specific responsibilities they share with regard to the single currency. The Global Judiciary and the global Central Bank shall be invited to take part in such meetings, which shall be prepared by the representatives of the Ministers with responsibility for finance of Member Nations which have adopted the 'global equivalent money'.
Article 5:   
The Ministers of Member Nations which have adopted the 'global equivalent money' shall elect a president for two and a half years, by a majority of those Member Nations.
Chapter 25.4     Other Protocols
Article 1:    Other Protocols


 




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