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Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 1 December 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 laying down the Union Customs Code, as regards goods that have temporarily left the customs territory of the Union by sea or air (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0229)

01-12-2016 2016/0229(COD) first reading
IMCO

Maria GRAPINI

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 24 November 2016 with a view to the adoption of Decision (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council providing further macro-financial assistance to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0197)

24-11-2016 2016/0197(COD) first reading
INTA

Emmanuel MAUREL

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 24 November 2016 with a view to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on the activities and supervision of institutions for occupational retirement provision (IORPs) (recast) (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0091)

24-11-2016 2014/0091(COD) first reading
ECON

Brian HAYES

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 23 November 2016 with a view to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants, amending Directive 2003/35/EC and repealing Directive 2001/81/EC (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2013)0443)

23-11-2016 2013/0443(COD) first reading
ENVI

Julie GIRLING

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 25 October 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 as regards certain provisions relating to financial management for certain Member States experiencing or threatened with serious difficulties with respect to their financial stability (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0193)

25-10-2016 2016/0193(COD) first reading
REGI

Iskra MIHAYLOVA

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 4 October 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1236/2005 concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0005)

04-10-2016 2014/0005(COD) first reading
INTA

Marietje SCHAAKE

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 4 October 2016 with a view to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on legal aid for suspects and accused persons in criminal proceedings and for requested persons in European arrest warrant proceedings (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2013)0409)

04-10-2016 2013/0409(COD) first reading
LIBE

Dennis de JONG

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 15 September 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a European travel document for the return of illegally staying third-country nationals, and repealing the Council Recommendation of 30 November 1994 (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0306)

15-09-2016 2015/0306(COD) first reading
LIBE

Jussi HALLA-AHO

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 13 September 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on European statistics on natural gas and electricity prices and repealing Directive 2008/92/EC (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0239)

13-09-2016 2015/0239(COD) first reading
ITRE

Barbara KAPPEL

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 6 July 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013, as regards the secretariat of the Supervisory Committee of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2016)0064)

06-07-2016 2016/0064(COD) first reading
CONT

Ingeborg GRÄSSLE

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