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Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 11 May 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 as regards exemptions for commodity dealers (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0295)

11-05-2016 2015/0295(COD) first reading
ECON

Sander LOONES

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 14 April 2016 with a view to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on the use of passenger name record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2011)0023)

14-04-2016 2011/0023(COD) first reading
LIBE

Timothy KIRKHOPE

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 12 April 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council applying the arrangements for products originating in certain states which are part of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States provided for in agreements establishing, or leading to the establishment of, economic partnership agreements (recast) (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2015)0128)

12-04-2016 2015/0128(COD) first reading
INTA

Jarosław WAŁĘSA

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 12 April 2016 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on zootechnical and genealogical conditions for the breeding, trade in and entry into the Union of purebred breeding animals, hybrid breeding pigs and ▌ the germinal products thereof and amending Regulation (EU) No 652/2014, Council Directives 89/608/EEC and 90/425/EEC and repealing certain acts in the area of animal breeding (“Animal Breeding Regulation”) (EP-PE_TC1-COD(2014)0032)

12-04-2016 2014/0032(COD) first reading
AGRI

Michel DANTIN

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

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.
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