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Proposals for a Union act: the concept

Any Member may table a proposal requesting the Commission to propose a Union act (a new act or the amendment of an existing act) on the basis of the right of initiative granted to Parliament under Article 225 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

Proposals for a Union act: procedure

  • Up to 10 Members may table jointly a proposal for a Union act. The proposal shall indicate its legal basis and may be accompanied by an explanatory statement of no more than 150 words.
  • The President shall verify whether the legal requirements are fulfilled. He may refer the proposal for an opinion on the appropriateness of the legal basis to the committee responsible for such verification. If the President declares the proposal admissible, he shall announce it in plenary and refer it to the committee responsible.
  • The committee responsible shall take a decision on further action within three months of the referral, after giving the authors of the proposal the opportunity to address the committee.
  • The authors of the proposal shall be named in the title of the report.

Proposals for a Union act: distribution

Proposals for a Union act are published in the official languages and available on Parliament's website.