The Bilateral Commission for Cooperation between the State Administration and the Autonomous Community of Galicia was constituted on 26 June 1987.

Its composition varies according to the subjects to be dealt with, although it has five permanent members from each of the representations. The Presidency of the Commission corresponds to the State Administration while the Autonomous Community corresponds to the Vice-Presidency. Each representation is assisted by a Secretary.

Its functions are those provided for in the Operating Regulations of 10 March 2003:

  • To promote and specify, from a bilateral point of view, the implementation of plans, programmes and joint actions for the development of common policies in the different sectorial areas.
  • Promote the signing of collaboration agreements in those material areas in which it is necessary to specify a joint plan or programme on a bilateral basis.
  • To design mechanisms for mutual collaboration in the different areas in which the activity of both Administrations may converge.
  • To serve as a channel for preventive actions in an attempt to prevent conflicts arising between the two Administrations.
  • To arbitrate proposals for solutions to issues of interest to both Administrations in matters within their competence.
  • Examine any matters that affect both parties and, in particular, those whose purpose is to avoid or attempt to resolve out of court conflicts of competence.
  • Analyse the rules with the rank of law, state or autonomous, in relation to which questions are raised that could give rise to an appeal of unconstitutionality, in order to reach an agreement that avoids its interposition, within the framework of what is established in article 33 of Organic Law 2/1979, of October 3 of the Constitutional Court, in the wording given by Organic Law 1/2000, of January 7.

Operating rules