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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
Provisional version - January 2007
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TITLE IV : RELATIONS WITH OTHER BODIES
CHAPTER 1 : APPOINTMENTS

Rule 101 : Appointment of the Members of the Court of Auditors

1.   Candidates nominated as Members of the Court of Auditors shall be invited to make a statement before the committee responsible and answer questions put by members. The committee shall vote by secret ballot separately on each nomination.

2.   The committee responsible shall make a recommendation to Parliament as to whether the nomination should be approved in the form of a report containing a separate proposal for a decision for each nomination.

3.   The vote in plenary shall take place within two months of the receipt of the nomination unless Parliament, at the request of the committee responsible, a political group or at least forty Members, decides otherwise. Parliament shall vote by secret ballot separately on each nomination and take its decision by a majority of the votes cast.

4.   If the opinion adopted by Parliament on an individual nomination is negative, the President shall request the Council to withdraw its nomination and submit a new nomination to Parliament.

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