A referral for the opinion of a committee, on a legislative or non legislative text, will usually be made at the start of the procedure in the European Parliament. For legislative texts, opinions take the form of amendments proposed to the report drafted by the main committee, accompanied by short justifications where appropriate. For non-legislative texts, opinions take the form of suggestions for parts of the text. Draft opinions are then voted upon by the committee, before being submitted to the committee responsible for drafting the report. This page shows the draft opinions before they are voted.
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DRAFT OPINION on Discharge 2013: EU general budget – European Commission
DRAFT OPINION on Discharge 2013: EU general budget – European External Action Service
DRAFT OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 966/2012 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union
DRAFT OPINION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union of the Agreement between Canada and the European Union on the transfer and processing of Passenger Name Record data
DRAFT OPINION on General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2015 - all sections