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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 5 : CONSTITUTIONAL MATTERS

Rule 85 : Ordinary Treaty revision

1.   In accordance with Rules 46 and 54, 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 105.

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