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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 III  : EXTERNAL RELATIONS
CHAPTER 3 : RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE UNION’S EXTERNAL ACTION

Rule 118 : Recommendations on the Union's external policies

1.   The committee responsible may draw up draft recommendations for the Council, for the Commission or for the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on subjects under Title V of the Treaty on European Union (the Union’s external action), or in cases where an international agreement falling within the scope of Rule 114 has not been referred to Parliament or Parliament has not been informed thereof under Rule 115.

2.   In urgent cases, the President may authorise an emergency meeting of the committee concerned.

3.   During the procedure for adopting those draft recommendations at committee stage, it shall be necessary for a written text to be put to the vote.

4.   In the urgent cases referred to in paragraph 2, Rule 167 shall not apply at committee stage, and oral amendments shall be admissible. Members may not object to oral amendments being put to the vote in committee.

5.   The draft recommendations drawn up by the committee shall be included on the agenda for the next part-session. In urgent cases decided upon by the President, recommendations may be included on the agenda for a current part-session.

6.   Recommendations shall be deemed to have been adopted unless, before the beginning of the part-session, a political group or Members reaching at least the low threshold submit a written objection. Where such an objection is submitted, the committee's draft recommendations shall be included on the agenda of the same part-session. Such recommendations shall be the subject of a debate, and any amendment tabled by a political group or Members reaching at least the low threshold shall be put to the vote.

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