XX Germany 1999

The 20th COSAC in Berlin on 30 May - 1 June 1999 addressed some of the same agenda points as the previous COSAC in Vienna, including a particular focus on institutional reform. German MEP Elmar Brok, who had been one of the two observers from the European Parliament in the negotiations leading to the Amsterdam Treaty, opened the debate. Mr Brok suggested that a special Convention, involving national parliaments and the European Parliament, should be convened to draft a European Charter of Fundamental Rights.