Coreper stands for the 'Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union'. Its role and different formations is explained in article 240(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU. Coreper is the Council's main preparatory body.
Also question is, who is represented during Coreper meetings?
In the meetings of Coreper I, the member states are represented by their Deputy Permanent Representatives.
One may also ask, what is comitology in EU law?
Comitology refers to a set of procedures through which EU countries control how the European Commission implements EU law. Broadly speaking, before it can implement an EU legal act, the Commission must consult, for the detailed implementing measures it proposes, a committee where every EU country is represented.
How often does the Council of Ministers meet?
The GAC, ECOFIN and the agriculture council meet every month, while the other councils meet between twice and four times per year. Between actual meetings of the Council of Ministers, the work of the councils is carried on by a set of national delegations or 'permanent representations'.
What is QMV?
Qualified majority voting (QMV) is a mechanism used within the European Council and Council of the EU to take decisions without the need for unanimity but which go beyond a simple majority of members. There are two forms of qualified majority: standard and reinforced.