Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
7th parliamentary term - July 2009

In accordance with Parliament's decisions on the use of gender-neutral language in its documents, the Rules of Procedure have been adapted to take account of the guidelines on that subject approved by the High Level Group on Gender Equality and Diversity on 13 February 2008 and endorsed by the Bureau on 19 May 2008.

The European Parliament's Rules of Procedure are published periodically in booklet form and in the Official Journal of the European Union. These editions may be obtained from the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

The European Parliament may, however, amend its Rules of Procedure from time to time. The version in force is available on the European Parliament's website (

Text in italics indicates an interpretation of the Rules (pursuant to Rule 211).

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