The objective of the Juntas Generales is to promote all those initiatives that contribute to the development of Bizkaia in all fields. They hold regulatory capacity and lay down Normas Forales (Territorial Regulations) on those matters for which the Historic Territories Act acknowledges their responsibility, such as public works, social welfare, fiscal policy, agriculture, museums, etc.

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Palacio Foral (seat of Regional Government)

The relationships between the Diputación Foral de Bizkaia new window (Bizkaia Regional Government) and the Juntas Generales are typical of a parliamentary system. Like any Parliament, they control the administrative actions of the Regional Government with questions, motions, proposals and interpellations, and issue the said Normas Forales, which are equivalent to the laws of the Territory.