PART ONE SUBSTANTIVE AMENDMENTS
39. Article 151 shall be replaced by the following:
A committee consisting of the Permanent Representatives of the Member States
shall be responsible for preparing the work of the Council and for carrying
out the tasks assigned to it by the Council. The Committee may adopt procedural
decisions in cases provided for in the Council's Rules of Procedure.
The Council shall be assisted by a General Secretariat, under the responsibility
of a Secretary-General, High Representative for the common foreign and
security policy, who shall be assisted by a Deputy Secretary-General responsible
for the running of the General Secretariat. The Secretary-General and the
Deputy Secretary-General shall be appointed by the Council acting unanimously.
The Council shall decide on the organisation of the General Secretariat.
The Council shall adopt its Rules of Procedure. For the purpose of applying
Article 191a(3), the Council shall elaborate in these Rules the conditions
under which the public shall have access to Council documents. For the
purpose of this paragraph, the Council shall define the cases in which
it is to be regarded as acting in its legislative capacity, with a view
to allowing greater access to documents in those cases, while at the same
time preserving the effectiveness of its decision making process. In any
event, when the Council acts in its legislative capacity, the results of
votes and explanations of vote as well as statements in the minutes shall
be made public.'