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Parliamentary questions
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13 April 2016
E-002981-16
Question for written answer E-002981-16
to the Commission
Rule 130
Ádám Kósa (PPE) , Tamás Deutsch (PPE) , András Gyürk (PPE) , György Schöpflin (PPE) , Andor Deli (PPE) , György Hölvényi (PPE) , Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz (PPE) , József Szájer (PPE) , Antonio Tajani (PPE)

 Subject:  Wake up, Europe! — European Citizens' Initiative
 Answer in writing 

In its legal opinion, what does the Commission consider a legal act in the meaning of Article 4(2)(b) of Regulation (EC) 211/2011?

Articles 288-290 TFEU are clear about what is to be considered a legal act within the legislation of the European Union, and it clearly does not include the cases within the meaning of Article 7 TEU. This notwithstanding, the Commission has stated, in its answer to written questions E-016063/15, E-016064/15, E-016098/15, E-016062/15 and E-016065/15, that, in its legal assessment, Article 7 TEU ‘provides for the adoption of a legal act on a proposal inter alia from the Commission’.

What does the Commission mean with this statement?

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