This body is the Employers representative in Brussels. They are directly involved in the drafting of social legislation. They cannot be second guessed by the European Parliament. They can only be turned down by the Council of Ministers. So much for democracy and accountability!
I understand that the real power in the European Union lies with the committees and working parties of the Council of Ministers. These permanent civil servants and others draft the documents for the Council Of Ministers. Who are they accountable to? Isn't it time we found out?