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Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 10 March 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on the introduction of emergency autonomous trade measures for the Republic of Tunisia (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0218)

10-03-2016 2015/0218(COD) first reading
INTA

Marielle de SARNEZ

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 9 March 2016 with a view to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to a reduction in the sulphur content of certain liquid fuels (codification) (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0216)

09-03-2016 2014/0216(COD) first reading
JURI

Laura FERRARA

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 9 March 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council to avoid trade diversion into the European Union of certain key medicines (codification) (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0165)

09-03-2016 2014/0165(COD) first reading
JURI

Laura FERRARA

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 9 March 2016 with a view to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on procedural safeguards for children who are suspects or accused persons in criminal proceedings (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2013)0408)

09-03-2016 2013/0408(COD) first reading
LIBE

Caterina CHINNICI

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 8 March 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on harmonised indices of consumer prices and the house price index, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 2494/95 (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0346)

08-03-2016 2014/0346(COD) first reading
ECON

Roberto GUALTIERI

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 8 March 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EU) No 1308/2013 and (EU) No 1306/2013 as regards the aid scheme for the supply of fruit and vegetables, bananas and milk in educational establishments (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0014)

08-03-2016 2014/0014(COD) first reading
AGRI

Marc TARABELLA

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 25 February 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/… of the European Parliament and of the Council on a European network of employment services (EURES), workers' access to mobility services and the further integration of labour markets and amending Regulations (EU) No 492/2011 and (EU) No 1296/2013 (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0002)

25-02-2016 2014/0002(COD) first reading
EMPL

Heinz K. BECKER

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 2 February 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/… of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Union Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code) (codification) (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0006)

02-02-2016 2015/0006(COD) first reading
JURI

Heidi HAUTALA

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 2 February 2016 with a view to the adoption of Decision (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a European Platform to enhance cooperation in tackling undeclared work (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0124)

02-02-2016 2014/0124(COD) first reading
EMPL

Georgi PIRINSKI

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 20 January 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on appliances burning gaseous fuels and repealing Directive 2009/142/EC (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0136)

20-01-2016 2014/0136(COD) first reading
IMCO

Catherine STIHLER

Ordinary legislative procedure

Ordinary legislative procedure

The majority of European laws is adopted using the ordinary legislative procedure. This gives the European Parliament and the Council of the EU an equal say on a wide range of issues.

Parliament positions

Under the ordinary legislative procedure, the European Parliament adopts its position at first reading on the basis of the proposal presented by the Commission. If the position is not approved by the Council, the European Parliament may adopt its position at second reading by adopting amendments to the Council position.
As a general rule, EP positions take the form of consolidated texts, whereby political amendments and technical adaptations are incorporated in the Commission proposal (at first reading) or the Council position (second reading).
The first and second reading positions are forwarded to the Council and the Commission and serve as a basis for further steps in the ordinary legislative procedure.
For further information see: Rules of Procedure (Rule 193) and ordinary legislative procedure.

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