Decisions


Plenary hall during the Opening Session of the 21st OSCE Ministerial Council in Basel, 4 December 2014. (OSCE)

Plenary hall during the Opening Session of the 21st OSCE Ministerial Council in Basel, 4 December 2014. (OSCE)

The Council makes all of its decisions by consensus, and while this makes decision-making processes more challenging it also lends them legitimacy. During the past years the Chair-in-Office has made summary statements reflecting views shared by the vast majority of participating States, but not universally agreed.