XI Germany - 1994

24 - 25 October 1994

The 11th COSAC in Bonn on 24-25 October 1994 focused on three main topics: internal security of the EU, environmental protection and the application of the principle of subsidiarity. Internal security and police cooperation had become topical with the Maastricht Treaty, which provided for intergovernmental co-operation in this field. The German Presidency focused discussion on the newly-created Europol, examining its powers and how national parliaments could scrutinise its activities, although the debate also touched upon the problem of asylum, its definition, the procedure for managing asylum claims and the application of the Dublin Convention.