XXVI Netherlands - 1997
The 16th COSAC took place in The Hague on 9-10 June 1997. The 16th COSAC endorsed the Dublin COSAC’s proposal that the provisions of Declaration 13 should be reinforced by turning it into a legally binding protocol to the new Treaty. In addition, it proposed that a six-week delay should elapse before a Commission proposal could be put on the Council’s agenda for final adoption. This was more than the four weeks that the Dublin COSAC had asked for.