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Antici group

This group of officials is responsible for preparing the weekly talks between EU ambassadors, which are known in EU jargon as COREPER II meetings. (Just to confuse matters, COREPER I is used to describe meetings between the Union's deputy ambassadors.) The Antici group is made up of ambassadors' assistants, a top European Commission official, a member of the private office of the head of the Council of Ministers secretariat and a member of the Council's legal service. It is a powerful body which prepares some of the Union's most politically sensitive meetings. The group's members are also present when EU leaders gather for their regular summits. The Antici group bears the name of its founder, an Italian official.