In this context, the Commission`s communication of 16 March 27, 2016, the Commission published the judgment of 30 June 1993, Parliament/Council and Commission, C-181/91 and C-248/91, EU:C:1993:271, points 17 and 18. The communication states that the “new phase of EU-Turkey cooperation to deal with the migration crisis will require a concerted effort [of the Hellenic Republic] and the [Republic] of Turkey, supported by the Commission, [European Union agencies] and partner organisations”, and that it will also require the support of Member States, both in terms of the provision of personnel and the willingness to relocate.” 23. Ecre, www.ecre.org/eu-turkey-deal-reception-conditions-trigger-voluntary-returns/ (access: 18 March 2019) However, in its reply of 18 November 2016, the European Council stated that the term “members of the European Council” in the EU-Turkey declaration should be interpreted as a reference to the heads of state or government of the Member States of the European Union, since they constitute the European Council. Furthermore, the indication in this statement that “the EU and [the Republic of Turkey] have agreed on certain additional points of action is explained by the emphasis on simplifying the terms used in a press release. The applicant disputes the allegation that the European Council can, on the one hand, to argue that the members of this institution acted in this case in their capacity as representatives of their governments or states and argues, on the other hand, that The Member States were thus in a position to act on behalf of the Union by linking them to a third country by what it calls the `attacked agreement`, which is otherwise contrary to the domestic law standards of the applicable EU law. Secondly, with regard to the content of the EU-Turkey declaration, the use of the term `members of the European Council` and the indication that it was the European Union, the Member States of the European Union which have concluded agreements with the Republic of Turkey on additional points of action, certainly, at the meeting of 18 March 2016, the representatives of the Member States of the European Union acted in their capacity as members of the body of the “European Council” and decided, notwithstanding the incompetence expressly mentioned in Article 15, paragraph 1 of the EUF, to conclude an agreement with that third country outside the procedure set out in Article 218 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.