The Department for European Policies, and in particular the Directorate General Coordination of EU Policies is constantly monitoring and analysing all issues under discussion in the ten configurations of the EU Council. It also ensures coordination of the competent State administrations in the EU legislation-building process, with the aim of drawing national positions on EU legislation initiatives, as well as on EU issues considered as a priority by the Government.
Such activity is functional to the preparation of the meetings of the Inter-ministerial Committee on European Affairs (CIAE) and of the Technical evaluation Committee (CTV). For this purpose, the Directorate runs the Secretariat activities both of the CIAE and the CTV, in view of the meetings.
The monitoring action consists in analysing the various issues under discussion at EU level , following the priorities set in the multiannual and annual work programs of the European Commission, and of the EU Council’s Trio and rotating Presidency . For each issue, the Directorate ensures coherence and sustainability of positions during negotiations in the various working groups and detects possible critical issues related to the national interest.