Item No. 7 is the proposed amendments to the rules of procedure. On the question of the publication of the Troika minutes, the UK Parliament has tabled an amendment to Rule 2.5, which is aimed at making the proceedings of the Troika more transparent and accessible. The amendment states:
In rule 2.5, at the end, to add "Agendas for Troika meetings shall be circulated to all the national Parliaments and to the European Parliament not less than two weeks before such meetings, and minutes of Troika meetings shall be circulated to all the national Parliaments and to the European Parliament not more than two weeks after such meetings".
I propose this be agreed, unless there are objections.
It is also proposed to amend Rule 15 to take account of the new members of COSAC. The amendment simply provides that the rules will henceforth be drafted in all 20 languages. The draft amendment was agreed at the meeting of chairpersons in February. The proposed new text reads states: "The text of these rules of procedure shall, for the authentication thereof, be drawn up in Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Slovak, Spanish and Swedish...".