On 5 November 2014, the Council of the EU announced that its Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER) has agreed a general approach to the proposed IMD2.  A note from the General Secretariat to the Council dated 7 November suggests that the Council (a) confirms its agreement to a revised version of the sixth Presidency compromise proposal (14791/14 REV1), containing clarifications to the recitals and (b) invites the Presidency to commence negotiations with the Parliament, with a view to reaching agreement at first reading. During November, the Council also published information regarding communications received by it from Member States (including Austria, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Hungary and the UK) expressing concerns/views regarding the draft IMD2.