Interinstitutional negotiations (Article 294 TFEU)

During the ordinary legislative procedure ("OLP"/"codecision"), the Parliament may enter into negotiations with the other institutions once its negotiating mandate for a given file has been decided upon in accordance with Parliament's Rules of Procedure (Rules 69b, 69c, 69d and 69e). At first reading stage, Parliament's negotiating mandate may be adopted by the Committee responsible for the file on the basis of its report and announced in plenary (Rule 69c).These mandates are listed below.

The Legislative Observatory - under each codecision procedure file - displays all existing mandates on the basis of which Parliament can negotiate (Committee reports referred back by the plenary prior to the adoption of Parliament's first reading in view of interinstitutional negotiations (Rule 59a), Parliament's positions at first reading and committee draft recommendations for second reading). For more information please consult the Joint Declaration of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on practical arrangements for the codecision procedure (OJ C 145, 30.6.2007, p.5).