In October 1979, the Committee of the three wise men - composed of Barend Biesheuvel from the Netherlands, Edmund Dell from Ireland and Français Robert Marjolin - submit to the European Council their report on improving the mechanisms and the procedures of the Community institutions.
In his editorial of 24 October 1979, Emanuele Gazzo, Editor-in-chief of Agence Europe, comments on the proposals included in the report by the Committee of the Three Wise Men, with regard to the development of the Community institutional system and, in particular, the strengthening of the powers of the European Parliament.
During the Dublin European Council of 29 and 30 November 1979, the Committee of the Three Wise Men - composed of Barend Biesheuvel, Edmund Dell and Robert Marjolin - officially submits its Report on the European Institutions, an overview of which had already been passed to the Foreign Ministers of the Nine during their meeting of 20 and 21 October in Ashford Castle (Ireland).
In his memoirs, Robert Marjolin, former Vice-President of the European Commission and member of the Committee of the Three Wise Men, recalls the drawing-up of the Report on the European institutions, intended better to prepare the Communities for enlargement.
In his editorial of 29-30 Cctober 1979, Emanuele Gazzo, Editor-in-Chief of Agence Europe, criticises the secrecy which, to the detriment of the European Parliament, surrounds the disclosure of the report by the Committee of the Three Wise Men on the operation of the Community institutional system.