UDC 341.217.04:327(4-672EU)
Biblid: 1451-3188, 21 (2022)
Vol. 21, No 77-78, pp. 277-290
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18485/iipe_ez.2022.21.77_78.17

Оriginal article
Received: 10 Mar 2022
Accepted: 21 Mar 2022


MILOŠEVIĆ Marija S. (Секретаријат Одбора за европске интеграције Скупштине Црне Горе), marija.milosevic@skupstina.me

The increasingly complex role of parliament in foreign policy in recent decades has conditioned the possibility of developing parliamentary diplomacy, but also a different interpretation of the term itself. The reason for this should be sought in various aspects of the analysis itself – whether to determine parliamentary diplomacy in relation to the constitutional framework and competencies of parliament or to specify the concept in accordance with the analysis of political actors, especially members of parliament at the international level. In the absence of theoretical discussions but also of international legal rules on parliamentary diplomacy, it seems that this institute has no special significance or that it is in the shadow of what is considered a traditional form of diplomacy. Nevertheless, the practice of states in modern international relations and the globalised world indicates the growing need to use this atypical form of representation and negotiation. Therefore, the author\'s goal is to conceptualise the parliamentary dilemma as an instrument of foreign policy and point out the existing mechanisms for its implementation. The application of parliamentary diplomacy in this paper is limited by the participation of delegations at the foreign policy level of the European Union.

Keywords: Parliamentary diplomacy, Foreign Policy, the European Parliament