Facts and figures

Legal Basis:



  • Promoting economic, political and cultural cooperation among the peoples of the Black Sea region in the interests of stability, prosperity and peace in the region

  • Urging national parliaments to enact legislation needed for the implementation of the decisions taken by the Heads of State or Government or by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs

  • Providing assistance to national parliaments so as to strengthen parliamentary democracy

  • Promoting cooperation with other international and regional organisations


12 (The parliaments of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine), institutions of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation


Numerous international parliamentary assemblies, as well as the Egyptian People’s Assembly, the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, the German Bundestag, the Assemblée nationale and Senate of the French Republic, the Knesset of the State of Israel and the National Council of the Slovak Republic

Bundestag membership since:


Total number of seats:

76 (at least 4 per member parliament, depending on demographic criteria)

German delegation:

1 - 2 members


  • Bureau
  • General Assembly
  • Standing Committee
  • 3 committees




Plenary sessions:

Biannual sessions (spring and autumn)

Place of meeting:

Alternates between the various Member States


  • Economic, Commercial, Technological and Environmental Affairs Committee
  • Legal and Political Affairs Committee
  • Cultural, Educational and Social Affairs Committee


Committee meetings:

Committees meet biannually at alternating venues

Official languages:

English, French, Russian and Turkish; English for PABSEC documents and correspondence