Indeed Poland has not formally filed a note of disagreement with the Council so far, and article 3 of the Council's rules, which served as a reason for delay at the Agriculture and Fishery Meeting in December, will then no longer be citable. The Dutch government, by continuing to support the Agreement of May 18th, is violating the Dutch parliament's motion of last July; the minister in charge, Laurens Jan Brinkhorst is defying the parliament.
Simultaneously, a group of members of the European Parliament is preparing for a restart of the procedure in case the Council continues to be unwilling to do its homework. "Homework" should mean: analyse the interests at stake, read the Parliament's proposed solution and formulate responses that show at least some willingness to understand and appreciate.
|2005-01-18||Economy & Finance Council (Ecofin)|
|2005-01-24||Agriculture & Fishery Council|
|2005-01-31||General Affairs and External Relations|