Coreper II is composed of each member states' permanent representatives. It is chaired by the permanent representative of the country holding the presidency of the General Affairs Council.
Coreper II prepares the work of 4 Council configurations:
-economic and financial affairs
-justice and home affairs.
Coreper i's meetings are prepared by 2 groups, each named after its first chairperson:
'Antici Group i', which prepares the work of Coreper II
These informal groups help to form an initial idea of the positions that the various member state delegations will take at the Coreper meeting.