In the final hours of COP 6, EU countries as a whole, led by Denmark and Germany, rejected compromise positions, despite some compromises agreed between the US and some EU countries, in particular the UK, and the Hague talks failed. Jan Pronk, the president of COP 6, suspended COP-6 without an agreement, in the hope that negotiations will resume later.  Subsequently, it was announced that the meetings of COP 6 (called „COP 6 bis“) would resume in the second half of July in Bonn. The next regular meeting of the parties to the UNFCCC, COP 7, was scheduled for October and November 2001 in Marrakech, Morocco. From 23 October to 1   COP 15 was held in Copenhagen (Denmark) from 7 to 18 December 2009. The overall objective of the COP 15/CMP 5 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Denmark was to establish an ambitious global climate agreement for the period from 2012, at the end of the first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol. However, on November 14, 2009, the New York Times reported that „President Obama and other world leaders have decided to postpone the difficult task of reaching an agreement on climate change. instead of agreeing to make it the task of the Copenhagen conference, to reach a less specific `politically binding` agreement that would resolve the most difficult issues in the future.“  Ministers and officials from 192 countries participated in the Copenhagen meeting and many civil society organizations also participated. . .