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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 3 : BODIES AND DUTIES

Rule 25 : Duties of the Conference of Presidents

1.   The Conference of Presidents shall carry out the duties assigned to it under these Rules of Procedure.

2.   The Conference of Presidents shall take decisions on the organisation of Parliament's work and matters of legislative planning.

3.   The Conference of Presidents shall be the authority responsible for matters concerning relations with the other institutions and bodies of the European Union and with the national parliaments of Member States. The Bureau shall appoint two Vice-Presidents to implement the relations with national parliaments. They shall report back regularly to the Conference of Presidents on their activities in this regard.

4.   The Conference of Presidents shall be the authority responsible for matters concerning relations with non-member countries and with non-Union institutions and organisations.

5.   The Conference of Presidents shall be responsible for organising structured consultation with European civil society on major topics. This may include holding public debates, open to participation by interested citizens, on subjects of general European interest. The Bureau shall appoint a Vice-President responsible for the implementation of such consultations, who shall report back to the Conference of Presidents.

6.   The Conference of Presidents shall draw up the draft agenda of Parliament's part-sessions.

7.   The Conference of Presidents shall be the authority responsible for the composition and competence of committees, committees of inquiry, joint parliamentary committees, standing delegations and ad hoc delegations.

8.   The Conference of Presidents shall decide how seats in the Chamber are to be allocated pursuant to Rule 34.

9.   The Conference of Presidents shall be the authority responsible for authorising the drawing up of own-initiative reports.

10.   The Conference of Presidents shall submit proposals to the Bureau on administrative and budgetary matters concerning the political groups.

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