Permanent Representatives Committee II (COREPER II)

Coreper II is composed of each member states' permanent representatives. It is chaired by the permanent representative of the country holding the presidency of the General Affairs Council.

Coreper II prepares the work of 4 Council configurations:

  • economic and financial affairs
  • foreign affairs
  • general affairs
  • justice and home affairs.


Preparatory work

Coreper i's meetings are prepared by 2 groups, each named after its first chairperson:

'Mertens Group', which prepares the work of Coreper I i

'Antici Group', which prepares the work of Coreper II

These informal groups help to form an initial idea of the positions that the various member state delegations will take at the Coreper meeting.