VIII Denmark - 1993

3 - 4 May 1993

The 8th COSAC took place in Copenhagen on 3-4 May 1993, just two weeks before the second Danish referendum on the Maastricht Treaty.

For the first time, the “democratic deficit of the EU” was not the central issue at COSAC. There was a discussion instead on the role and working methods of COSAC, but proposals to extend COSAC meetings to two days, as well to open the meetings to the press, were rejected. The delegations had a debate on parliamentary scrutiny of the two new policy areas in the Maastricht Treaty: the Common Foreign and Security Policy and co-operation on Justice and Home Affairs.