Michael Milligan and MMF in response to my invitation to participate in “The Round-Table Initiative”, have explained that they are already involved in another discussion group: “Stakeholder Dialogue Group on EMF”. Participation in the new initiative would, according to MMF, hamper the works of the first group.
The explanation of MMF is misleading. The mentioned in MMF response stakeholder group is not functioning since November 2011.
According to the minutes of the fourth, and last, meeting of the “Stakeholder Dialogue Group on EMF” this group is not anymore active:
“…In view of what happened in this fourth meeting, members agreed to suspend the activities of this Stakeholder Dialogue Group on EMF for the time being. However, the group agreed to be maintained as a possible ad hoc resource for the Commission to consult on specific issues…”