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2007/2124(REG) General review of the Rules of Procedure

Progress: Procedure completed

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Lead AFCO CORBETT Richard (icon: PSE PSE)
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Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
RoP 227-p1

Events

2009/05/06
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2009/05/06
   EP - Decision by Parliament
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The European Parliament adopted by 522 votes to 101, with 51 abstentions, a decision on the general revision of Parliament's Rules of Procedure.

This decision completes the package of reforms begun two years ago when a working group on European Parliament reform was proposed by Parliament President Hans-Gert Pöttering. This group was established under the chairmanship of Dagmar Roth-Behrendt (PES, DE).

The first two packages, adopted in autumn 2007 and autumn 2008, related to the organisation of plenary sessions, the handling of EP reports, the operation of the legislative process and improvements in inter-institutional relations.

The changes approved include reforms to:

allow the use of joint committee meetings for complex legislative dossiers that cross committee boundaries; make it mandatory for the Conference of Committee Chairs to give a recommendation to the Conference of Presidents on how to resolve any conflict of competences between committees; generally increase co-operation between committees, notably by enhancing the role of opinion-giving committees; formalise Parliament’s consultation with European civil society; clarify the role of “intergroups”, i.e. unofficial groupings formed on specific issues with Members from different political groups; modify existing rules on debates in plenary; introduce a motion to reject the Commission's proposal in first reading; formalise the negotiating procedure with other EU institutions (e.g. for “first reading” agreements); give the floor to Members who indicate, by raising a blue card, their wish to put a question to another Member, during that Member's speech in plenary.

MEPs also adopted by a large majority an amendment tabled by the EPP-ED and PES groups, according to which the oldest Member will no longer preside over the first session of the newly elected Parliament until a President is elected. According to the new provisions, it is the outgoing President to chair the first sitting. In the event that he or she is not re-elected, it would be up to an outgoing Vice-President in order of precedence or, failing him or her, the Member having held office for the longest period to hold the office until the new President is elected.

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2009/05/06
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2009/05/05
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2009/04/24
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
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2009/04/24
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary
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2009/04/22
   EP - Vote in committee
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The Committee on Constitutional Affairs adopted the report drawn up by Richard CORBETT (PES, UK) on the general revision of Parliament's Rules of Procedure, proposing to introduce a number of amendments to Parliament’s Rules of Procedure.

The proposed amendments and additions cover the following points in particular:

Observers; Intergroups; Procedure with joint committee meetings; Interinstitutional negotiations in legislative procedures; Requirements for the drafting of legislative acts; Signature of adopted acts; Allocation of speaking time and list of speakers; Final vote; Texts adopted; Setting up of special committees; Committee coordinators and shadow rapporteurs.

The Committee on Constitutional Affairs also proposes to insert the Code of Conduct for negotiating codecision files, as approved by its Conference of Presidents on 18 September 2008, into its Rules of Procedure as Annex XVIe.

The amendments should enter into force on the first day of the seventh parliamentary term.

2009/04/03
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
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2009/04/03
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
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2009/03/12
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
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2008/12/18
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament
2008/12/15
   EP - Committee draft report
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2007/03/01
   EP - CORBETT Richard (PSE) appointed as rapporteur in AFCO

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Rapport CORBETT A6-0273/2009 - AM 9/1 #

2009/05/06 Outcome: +: 524, -: 138, 0: 7
DE GB ES PL FR IT EL PT CZ HU RO SE NL SK IE AT BE MT BG LV FI DK SI EE LU CY LT
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Rapport CORBETT A6-0273/2009 - AM 9/2 #

2009/05/06 Outcome: +: 505, -: 151, 0: 6
DE ES FR RO HU IT BE BG EL SK PT NL SE DK LT AT SI FI EE MT PL IE LU GB CY LV CZ
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Rapport CORBETT A6-0273/2009 - AM 9/3 #

2009/05/06 Outcome: +: 554, -: 105, 0: 9
DE GB PL ES FR RO HU BE EL BG IT SK PT NL LT SE IE CZ DK FI AT LV SI EE MT LU CY
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Rapport CORBETT A6-0273/2009 - AM 11 #

2009/05/06 Outcome: +: 535, -: 106, 0: 6
DE GB PL ES FR RO HU PT IT EL BG BE SK SE LT NL DK IE FI CZ SI AT LV EE LU MT CY
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Rapport CORBETT A6-0273/2009 - AM 33/1 #

2009/05/06 Outcome: +: 442, -: 219, 0: 8
DE ES GB FR HU RO EL PT CZ SK BG AT SE MT IT BE SI DK IE NL LU EE FI CY LT LV PL
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Rapport CORBETT A6-0273/2009 - AM 33/2 #

2009/05/06 Outcome: +: 348, -: 304, 0: 8
PL CZ EL DE IE RO LV HU DK LU CY IT PT GB SK SI SE FI MT AT EE NL LT ES BG BE FR
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Rapport CORBETT A6-0273/2009 - AM 42 #

2009/05/06 Outcome: +: 456, -: 208, 0: 9
DE GB ES FR HU RO EL PT CZ BE AT SE SK NL BG MT SI LU EE IE IT FI DK CY LT LV PL
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