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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

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 (EC) No 1406/2002 establishing a European Maritime Safety Agency (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0313)

06-07-2016 2015/0313(COD) first reading
TRAN

Michael CRAMER

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 on the European Border and Coast Guard and amending Regulation (EU) 2016/399 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Regulation (EC) No 863/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004 and Council Decision 2005/267/EC (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0310)

06-07-2016 2015/0310(COD) first reading
LIBE

Artis PABRIKS

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 Council Regulation (EC) No 768/2005 establishing a Community Fisheries Control Agency (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0308)

06-07-2016 2015/0308(COD) first reading
PECH

Alain CADEC

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 5 July 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on requirements relating to gaseous and particulate pollutant emission limits and type-approval for internal combustion engines for non-road mobile machinery, amending Regulations (EU) No 1024/2012 and (EU) No 167/2013, and amending and repealing Directive 97/68/EC (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0268)

05-07-2016 2014/0268(COD) first reading
ENVI

Elisabetta GARDINI

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 23 June 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on a multiannual recovery plan for Bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 302/2009 (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0096)

23-06-2016 2015/0096(COD) first reading
PECH

Gabriel MATO

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 23 June 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a multiannual plan for the stocks of cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea and the fisheries exploiting those stocks, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2187/2005 and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1098/2007 (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0285)

23-06-2016 2014/0285(COD) first reading
PECH

Jarosław WAŁĘSA

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 9 June 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on the transfer to the General Court of jurisdiction at first instance in disputes between the European Union and its servants (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0906)

09-06-2016 2015/0906(COD) first reading
JURI

Mady DELVAUX

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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.
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