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EU: Constitution

Volume 692: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether a United Kingdom representative was present at the informal meeting held in Sintra, Portugal, on 13 May to discuss the European Union constitution. [HL3785]

No Government representative was present at the informal meeting in Sintra, Portugal on 13 May. The meeting was convened by European Commission President Barroso and brought together German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as current president of the European Council, Hans-Gert Pöttering—president of the European Parliament—and the Prime Ministers of Portugal and Slovenia, as representatives for the next two upcoming EU presidencies.