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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
9th parliamentary term - July 2019
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NOTE TO THE READER
COMPENDIUM OF THE MAIN LEGAL ACTS RELATED TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE

TITLE VIII : COMMITTEES AND DELEGATIONS
CHAPTER 1 : COMMITTEES

Rule 216 : Committee meetings

1.   A committee shall meet when convened by its Chair or at the request of the President.

When convening the meeting, the Chair shall submit a draft agenda. The committee shall take a decision on the agenda at the beginning of the meeting.

2.   The Commission, the Council and other Union institutions may take the floor in committee meetings if invited to do so on behalf of a committee by its Chair.

By decision of a committee, any other person may be invited to attend and to take the floor at a meeting.

The committee responsible may, subject to approval by the Bureau, organise a hearing of experts if it considers such a hearing to be essential for the effective conduct of its work on a particular subject.

3.   Without prejudice to Rule 56(8) and unless the committee concerned decides otherwise, Members who attend meetings of committees to which they do not belong, may not take part in their deliberations.

They may, however, be allowed by the committee to take part in its meetings in an advisory capacity.

4.   Rule 171(2) on allocation of speaking time shall apply mutatis mutandis to committees.

5.   Where a verbatim report is drawn up, Rule 204 (2), (3) and (5) shall apply mutatis mutandis.

Last updated: 21 June 2019Legal notice