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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
9th parliamentary term - July 2019
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CONTENTS
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 3 : ORDINARY LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE
SECTION 2 - SECOND READING

Rule 68 : Admissibility of amendments to the Council's position

1.   The committee responsible, a political group or Members reaching at least the low threshold may table amendments to the Council's position for consideration in Parliament.

2.   An amendment to the Council’s position shall be admissible only if it complies with Rules 180 and 181 and seeks:

(a)   to restore wholly or partly the position adopted by Parliament at its first reading; or

(b)   to reach a compromise between the Council and Parliament; or

(c)   to amend a part of the text of a Council position which was not included in - or differs in content from - the proposal submitted at first reading; or

(d)   to take account of a new fact or legal situation which has arisen since the adoption of Parliament's position at first reading.

The President's discretion to declare an amendment admissible or inadmissible may not be questioned.

3.   If new elections have taken place since the first reading, but Rule 61 has not been invoked, the President may decide to waive the restrictions on admissibility laid down in paragraph 2.

Last updated: 21 June 2019Legal notice