If you explain what the Concilliation Committee is, you can also not expect that non-geeks know what a Mertens is. I suppose not even all EU geeks will have heard that name before.
I made a shot at it by saying "top diplomat" and linking to our Mertens' profile. But perhaps you are right, so here is a linkhttp://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/austrian-mission/brussels/the-mission/about-us.htmllook for COREPER I near the bottom of the page.
where is the Commission in this description?
stumble around the diplomatic world like the odd-couple of Thompson and
Thomson in the Tintin comics and this blog is supposed to denote our weekly
adventures while working for the Hungarian Presidency.