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 29th Annual Report on Monitoring the Application of European Union Law (2011)
DRAFT OPINION on the location of the seats of the European Union's Institutions
DRAFT OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment
DRAFT OPINION on improving the delivery of benefits from EU environment measures: building confidence through better knowledge and responsiveness
DRAFT OPINION on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union (2010-2011)
DRAFT OPINION on the General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2013 - all sections
DRAFT OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing for the period 2014 to 2020 the Rights and Citizenship Programme
DRAFT OPINION on the 28th annual report on monitoring the application of European Union Law (2010)
Lidia Joanna GERINGER de OEDENBERG
DRAFT OPINION on the Law of Administrative Procedure of the European Union
DRAFT OPINION on the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-2015