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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
7th parliamentary term - December 2009
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TITLE I : MEMBERS, PARLIAMENT BODIES AND POLITICAL GROUPS
CHAPTER 1 : MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Rule 5 : Privileges and immunities

1.   Members shall enjoy privileges and immunities in accordance with the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the European Communities.

2.   Passes allowing Members to circulate freely in the Member States shall be issued to them by the President of Parliament as soon as he has been notified of their election.

3.   Members shall be entitled to inspect any files held by Parliament or a committee, other than personal files and accounts which only the Members concerned shall be allowed to inspect. Exceptions to this rule for the handling of documents to which public access may be refused pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents are laid down in Annex VIII to these Rules of Procedure.

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