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XIII Spain - 1995

8 November 1995

The future of the EU and the role of national parliaments in it preoccupied the 13th COSAC in Madrid on 8-9 November 1995. The conference was influenced by the deliberations of the Westendorp Reflection Group, which was preparing the next IGC. The Reflection Group had published a progress report on 1 September 1995, which had suggested two areas for reflection regarding the future role of national parliaments in the EU:

- Explore associating national parliaments with the Community institutions. Study the possibility of inserting Declarations 13 and 14 to the Treaty. Examine in greater detail ways of simplifying each national parliament’s task of supervising Union decisions.

- Study the proposal to create a High Consultative Council on subsidiarity composed of delegations from national parliaments.