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Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 15 December 2015 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1236/2010 laying down a scheme of control and enforcement applicable in the area covered by the Convention on future multilateral cooperation in the North-East Atlantic fisheries (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0063)

15-12-2015 2015/0063(COD) first reading
PECH

Ole CHRISTENSEN

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 15 December 2015 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2015/... of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1215/2009 introducing exceptional trade measures for countries and territories participating in or linked to the European Union's Stabilisation and Association process and suspending its application with regard to Bosnia and Herzegovina (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0197)

15-12-2015 2014/0197(COD) first reading
INTA

Goffredo Maria BETTINI

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 24 November 2015 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2015/... of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing certain acts in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0339)

24-11-2015 2014/0339(COD) first reading
LIBE

Claude MORAES

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 24 November 2015 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2015/... of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing certain acts from the Schengen acquis in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0338)

24-11-2015 2014/0338(COD) first reading
LIBE

Claude MORAES

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 24 November 2015 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2015/... of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing certain acts from the Schengen acquis (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0337)

24-11-2015 2014/0337(COD) first reading
LIBE

Claude MORAES

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 11 November 2015 with a view to the adoption of Decision (EU) 2015/... of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a programme on interoperability solutions and common frameworks for European public administrations, businesses and citizens (ISA2 Programme) as a means for modernising the public sector (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0185)

11-11-2015 2014/0185(COD) first reading
ITRE

Carlos ZORRINHO

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 29 October 2015 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2015/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) and ▌replacing and repealing Council Decision 2005/681/JHA (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0217)

29-10-2015 2014/0217(COD) first reading
LIBE

Kinga GÁL

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 29 October 2015 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2015/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on transparency of securities financing transactions and of reuse and amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0017)

29-10-2015 2014/0017(COD) first reading
ECON

Renato SORU

Position of the European Parliament adopted at second reading on 28 April 2015 with a view to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2015/... of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 98/70/EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and amending Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (EP-PE_TC2-COD(2012)0288)

28-10-2015 2011/0901B(COD) second reading
JURI

António MARINHO E PINTO

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 27 October 2015 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2015/... of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Council Directive 76/621/EEC relating to the fixing of the maximum level of erucic acid in oils and fats and Council Regulation (EC) No 320/2006 establishing a temporary scheme for the restructuring of the sugar industry (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0090)

27-10-2015 2015/0090(COD) first reading
AGRI

Czesław Adam SIEKIERSKI

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