Benelux Interparliamentary Assembly

The Benelux Parliamentary Assembly, also known as the Benelux Parliament, was established in 1955. The parliament handles cross-border issues specific to the Benelux Union - such as rail and passenger transport, cooperation between ports, recognition of diplomas and tackling the illegal drugs industry. Foreign policy, defence, taxation and social affairs are also discussed. Plenary sessions are held three times a year, alternately for two years in Brussels, The Hague and Luxembourg. Currently the Netherlands chairs the Benelux Parliament and the plenary meetings are held in the Netherlands.