European Council Procedures and Documents

The UK House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee’s report “Conclusions of the European Council and Council of Ministers (HC-86)”  provides a brief outline of procedures and documentation of the Council of the European Union (European Council), the European Union  body the represents the EU member states. Read the report to learn more about  “limité” documents, COREPER, and the General Affairs and External Relations Council.

House of Commons Report: Conclusions of the European Council and Council of Ministers

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmselect/cmeuleg/86/86.pdf

Hat tip to Patrick Overy and his Globalex article: European Union: A Guide to Tracing Working Documents.  http://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/European_Union_Travaux_Preparatoires.htm

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