Trialogues are organised as part of the co-decision process in order to facilitate a compromise between the positions of the EP and the Council. They are key in bringing closer the positions of the institutions.
The first trialogues were used for a general appreciation of the proposal and exchange of views on the positions. In the upcoming meetings, the proposal will be reviewed again with the purpose to reach compromise agreements between the 'co-legislators', the EP and the Council. The Commission has a facilitating role. Trialogues are expected to pave the way for a political agreement before the end of the Irish Presidency.