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In the Council of the European Union representatives of the 28 national governments meet to discuss and decide upon policy and legislative issues. In the simulation’s ordinary legislative procedure, the Council discusses, amends, and votes upon legislative proposals introduced by the Commission with the EP being a co-legislator. When discussing a legislative proposal, the Council therefore has to take the position of the EP into consideration and vice versa. Ministers should stay in contact with MEPs in order to reach a compromise on legislation.