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Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 23 October 2013 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) No .../2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 273/2004 on drug precursors (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2012)0261)

23-10-2013 2012/0261(COD) first reading
LIBE

Anna HEDH

Ordinary legislative procedure

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