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Coreper II

20 January 2016


External relations and foreign affairs, Institutional affairs, Justice and citizens rights, Economy, finance, tax and competition, Political Meetings, Council of the EU and European Council

The Permanent Representatives Committee or "Coreper" (Article 207 of the Treaty establishing the European Community) is responsible for preparing the work of the Council of the European Union. It consists of the Member States' ambassadors to the European Union ("Permanent Representatives") and is chaired by the Member State which holds the Council Presidency.

COREPER II deals with the following policy areas of the Union:

  • General Affairs and External Relations;.
  • Economic and Financial Affairs;.
  • Justice and Home Affairs;.
  • Preparation of the European Council work.