April 22, 2008
We cannot carry on with the situation whereby the different Member States by means of the COREPER interfere in the execution of EU law, as is permitted in Art. 240.1 TFEU. The COREPER must have a merely consultative function whose aim is to bring about the optimum execution of the law, taking into account the peculiarities of each country. It must never paralyze a law which has been democratically decided at EU level. We most energetically denounce the endless “management” and “representation” committees which, although a measure of last resort, are effective weapons of the boycotting states.
The remit of the COREPER is to facilitate the implementation of EU law. For this reason, it must be purely “consultative”.