Intergovernmental Conference

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Intergovernmental Conference

Also called an IGC. An ad hoc committee formed periodically to amend the foundational treaties of the European Union. It consists of representatives of EU members, along with the European Commission. The European Parliament also participates. An intergovernmental conference is convoked at the behest of the European Council, which also meets at the conclusion of an IGC to work out any political problems. After the IGC, a treaty text is prepared and presented to member states for signature and ratification.
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Earlier today, at the Inter-governmental Conference in Brussels, Montenegro opened two new EU accession negotiations chapters: 7 Intellectual Property Rights, and 10 Information Society and Media.
Dear Santa, don't bring any more policing legislation, no more North/South Ministerial Council, no more all-Ireland implementation bodies, no more Executives, no more Assemblies, no more British/Irish Councils, definitely no more British Irish Inter-Governmental conference.
Mr Maude said the Conservatives would go to the EU summit in Gothenburg on June 15 to demand a special inter-governmental conference to renegotiate the treaty agreed last year.
Going back to 19-hour days in stuffy conference rooms, arguing with the mad British press about qualified majority voting and inter-governmental conference, I'm left wondering where life went wrong.
Turkey and Armenia will form an inter-governmental conference and discuss everything from economy to transportation in detail.
As British and Irish officials prepared for a meeting of their inter-governmental conference on Wednesday in Dublin, nationalist SDLP leader Mark Durkan called on them to agree to implement as much of the Good Friday Accord as possible
Jonathan Evans, the Tories' all-Wales MEP, said that had the idea not been scotched at the European Parliament's Regional Affairs Committee, it would have been on the agenda for the Inter-Governmental Conference in Rome.
And he insisted that all the UK's vital national interests would be protected in the inter-governmental conference beginning in Rome next month, which will finalise the contents of the constitution.
Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Brian Cowen and Secretary of State Paul Murphy yesterday discussed the state of the process at a meeting of the British Irish Inter-Governmental conference.
The Convention, headed by former FrenchPresident Giscard d'Estaing, is due to present proposals for consideration at the forthcoming EU Inter-Governmental Conference in 2004.
He said he did not rule out a Labour government using the veto at the Inter-Governmental Conference if there was no agreement on quota-hopping.
In addition to the six chapters, the Presidency reaffirmed the opening of the three chapters from the previous Inter-Governmental Conference held in October, namely the chapters on Financial Services, on Statistics and on the Customs Union.
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