Use of governor’s regulation on next IPKO agenda in May
PHILLIPSBURG, WILLEMSTAD - The next Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (IPKO) will be held from May 31 to June 3 in The Hague. The dispute regulation will again feature prominently on the agenda, but the delegations will also deal with a thorny issue they did not get around to debate this time: the use of articles from the governor’s regulation by the Kingdom Council of Ministers to issue instructions to the autonomous countries in the Caribbean. St. Maarten. Aruba and Curaçao have all been at the receiving end of this instrument.
The IPKO closed yesterday with the signing of the list of agreements. In the field of healthcare, the delegations decided to look into fast access to promising medication for terminal patients during the next Ipko in June.
The Dutch delegation has promised to bring transportation issues for patients from Saba and Statia to St. Maarten to the government’s attention. The delegations support specialization within the hospitals in Curaçao, Aruba and St. Maarten.
A separate working group will take on the issue of climate change and its consequences for the countries in the kingdom. Climate change will be a separate agenda point at the next IPKO.