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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 6 : BUDGETARY PROCEDURES

Rule 94 : Parliament's position on the draft budget

1.   Individual Members may table amendments to the Council’s position on the draft budget in the committee responsible.

A political group or Members reaching at least the low threshold or a committee may table in Parliament amendments to the Council's position on the draft budget.

2.   Amendments shall be presented and justified in writing, bear the signature of their authors and specify the budget line to which they refer.

3.   The President shall set the time limit for the tabling of amendments.

4.   The committee responsible shall vote on the amendments before they are discussed in Parliament.

5.   Amendments tabled in Parliament which have been rejected in the committee responsible may only be put to the vote if this has been requested in writing, before a deadline to be set by the President, by a committee or by a political group or Members reaching at least the low threshold. That deadline shall not be less than 24 hours before the start of the vote.

6.   In the case of amendments to the estimates of Parliament which are similar to those already rejected by Parliament at the time when the estimates were drawn up, Parliament shall discuss them only where the committee responsible has delivered a favourable opinion.

7.   Parliament shall take successive votes:

-   on the amendments to Council's position on the draft budget, section by section,

-   on a motion for a resolution concerning the draft budget.

However, Rule 183(4) to (10) shall apply.

8.   Articles, chapters, titles and sections of the draft budget in respect of which no amendments have been tabled shall be deemed to have been adopted.

9.   In accordance with Article 314(4)(c) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, amendments shall require for adoption the votes of a majority of the component Members of Parliament.

10.   If Parliament has amended the Council's position on the draft budget, the position as amended shall be forwarded to the Council and the Commission, together with the justifications and the minutes of the sitting at which the amendments were adopted.

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