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Rules of Procedure of the European ParliamentPDF
8th parliamentary term - July 2018
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CONTENTS
APPENDIX
INDEX
NOTE TO THE READER
COMPENDIUM OF THE MAIN LEGAL ACTS RELATED TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE

TITLE II : LEGISLATIVE, BUDGETARY, DISCHARGE AND OTHER PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 5 : CONSTITUTIONAL MATTERS

Rule 79 : Ordinary Treaty revision

1.   In accordance with Rules 45 and 52, the committee responsible may submit to Parliament a report containing proposals, addressed to the Council, for the amendment of the Treaties.

2.   Where Parliament is consulted, in accordance with Article 48(3) of the Treaty on European Union, on a proposal for a decision of the European Council in favour of examining amendments to the Treaties, the matter shall be referred to the committee responsible. The committee shall draw up a report comprising:

-   a motion for a resolution which states whether Parliament approves or rejects the proposed decision and which may contain proposals for the attention of the Convention or of the conference of representatives of the governments of the Member States;

-   if appropriate, an explanatory statement.

3.   If the European Council decides to convene a Convention,   Parliament shall, on a proposal by the Conference of Presidents, appoint Parliament’s representatives to that Convention.

Parliament’s delegation shall elect its leader and its candidates for membership of any steering group or bureau set up by the Convention.

4.   Where the European Council requests Parliament's consent to a decision not to convene a Convention for the examination of proposed amendments of the Treaties, this request shall be referred to the committee responsible in accordance with Rule 99.

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