17th meeting of the Negotiation Group on EU Accession

The CDDH ad hoc negotiation Group (“46+1”) on EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights held its 17th meeting in Strasbourg from 31 January to 2 February 2023.

The Group continued discussions on the issue of voting in the Committee of Ministers when supervising the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in cases to which the EU is a party. It also examined proposals by one delegation for some minor changes to Article 3 of the Draft Accession Agreement.

As regards EU acts in the area of the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the representative of the European Union informed the Group that an agreement had not yet been reached between the European Union member States on a solution to the issue in Basket 4. The European Union and its member States were well aware of the Fourth Summit deadline and understood the sense of urgency; all concerned were working hard, and he hoped to have more news before the Group’s next meeting.