EU Meetings: Rules of Procedure

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Lord Stoddart of Swindon Lord Stoddart of Swindon Independent Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether standing orders, or rules of procedure, for the intergovernmental conference of member governments of the European Union and applicant states have been agreed and published; where they can be obtained; and by what procedure they were agreed.

Photo of Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Minister of State (Middle East), Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister of State (Middle East)

There are no rules of procedure for intergovernmental conferences (IGCs). However, Article 48 TEU, as agreed by heads of state and government, sets out the process to convene an IGC.

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