Sixth meeting of the Convention for the drawing up
of a draft Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
(Brussels, 25 and 26 September 2000)
1. At its sixth meeting, in accordance with its timetable, the Convention for the drawing up of a draft Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union was scheduled to give its opinion on the draft Charter to be sent to the European Council. To that end, it agreed to proceed in two stages:
2. Firstly, during the afternoon of 25 September, the text of the preliminary draft Charter as set out in CHARTE 4470/00 CONVENT 47 (already distributed) was discussed by each of the component parts of the Convention, with its respective Vice-Chairperson in the chair. The Praesidium then met in order to reflect the wishes expressed by each of the component parts in a document intended to be consensual. The amendments thus made to CONVENT 47 were made available to Members on the morning of 26 September in the form of 4470/1 REV 1 ADD 1 CONVENT 47.
3. Secondly, on 26 September the Convention meeting in plenary, chaired in turn by Mr Gunnar JANSSON and Mr Inigo MENDES DE VIGO, held a general debate on the draft Charter thus amended, on which it then unanimously expressed its very broad agreement. In addition, it asked the Praesidium to forward the text to Mr Roman HERZOG, who was absent for health reasons, so that he could formally note the existence of the necessary consensus. The Convention accompanied its request with its most cordial wishes for a speedy recovery.
4. A further plenary meeting of the Convention is scheduled for 2 October 2000, in order to declare formally the existence of a consensus meeting the requirements set out in the mandate given by the Tampere European Council and the decision to present the consolidated text to the European Council to be held in Biarritz later that month.