Contribution by Michel Barnier and António Vitorino to the European Convention on the ‘Community method’ (3 September 2002)

Given that, after 50 years, the Community method remains the essential component for the smooth functioning of the European Union, Commissioners Michel Barnier and António Vitorino outline, in this contribution to the European Convention on 3 September 2002, what the characteristics of this decision-making method are with a view to facilitating its efficient application and its extension to other fields.

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Source: Cover note from Secretariat to Convention, Subject: Contribution from Mr Barnier and Mr Vitorino, members of the Convention: "The Community method", CONV 231/02, CONTRIB 80. Brussels: Secretariat of the European Convention, 05.09.2002. 11 p.

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