A-item attempts or "How not to pass an A-item"
2004-09-25 1st attempt (heise)
2005-01-24 4th attempt announced by Luxembourg's Krecke (never made it on the agenda thanks to Poland)
- 2005-01-31 5th attempt never made to the agenda, because of Denmark and Poland asking COREPER not to make an interinstitutional conflict preventing the restart
2005-02-24 False alarm German Ministry of Agriculture
2005-03-07 7th attempt announced by McCreevy on 17 Feb press conference
The Council's Rules of Procedure recommends that A-item lists should be published 14 days before the meeting, current practice rather seems to be less than 14 hours.