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Structure and Function
Structure and Function

The Government conducts policy, manages the Government's Administration and holds executive and regulatory powers.

The Government is comprised by the President and the Ministers. It is politically accountable to the Parliament, without "prejudice of direct responsibility each one of its Ministers may have due to his or her own management".


  • Develop and implement government budget .
  • Approve Bills and issue Legislative Decrees.
  • Adopt regulations.
  • Provide or refuse to agree on in the legislation of certain Bills.
  • Appoint and dismiss Senior Government Officials.
  • Appoint the Government representatives in certain institutions, organisations and companies.
  • Appoint Members of the Council for Statutory Guarantees .
  • Adopt Regulations for the implementation of international treaties and agreements.
  • Approve Projects of Cooperation Agreements with other Autonomous Communities.
  • Appeal to the Constitutional Court, after a preliminary opinion from the Council for Statutory Guarantees.
  • Bring about Conflict of Competences before the Constitutional Court and appear in court regarding appeals and other Constitutional issues affecting Catalonia.
  • Any other function or power conferred by law.

The permanent headquarters of the Catalan Government are in the City of Barcelona, with its bodies, services and branches located around Catalonia in accordance with decentralisation, de-concentration and task coordination criteria.

All Rulings, Regulations and Acts approved either by the Government or the Government will be published in the Official Journal of the Government of Catalonia..

This publication is valid for the purposes of all functions and the implementation of General Regulations and Rules set by the Government. In relation to the publication issued by the Official State Bulletin, it should comply with the applicable regulations of the State.

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