Joint Reply of the Commission
(6 December 2001)
The Council would remind the Honourable Member that the responsibility for maintaining law and order and safeguarding the internal security of the Member States of the Union rests with the authorities of each Member State. It is not for the Council to comment on an issue which does not fall within its sphere of competence.
The Council does not envisage any discussion of the other matters raised by the Honourable Member.