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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
7th parliamentary term - December 2009
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TITLE II : LEGISLATIVE, BUDGETARY AND OTHER PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 1 : LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURES - GENERAL PROVISIONS

Rule 35 : The Commission's legislative and work programme

1.   Parliament shall work together with the Commission and the Council to determine the legislative planning of the European Union.

Parliament and the Commission shall cooperate in preparing the Commission's annual legislative and work programme in accordance with the timetable and arrangements agreed between the two institutions and annexed to these Rules of Procedure(1) .

2.   In urgent and unforeseen circumstances, an institution may, on its own initiative and in accordance with the procedures laid down in the Treaties, propose adding a legislative measure to those proposed in the annual legislative and work programme.

3.   The President shall forward the resolution adopted by Parliament to the other institutions which participate in the European Union's legislative procedure and to the parliaments of the Member States.

The President shall ask the Council to express an opinion on the Commission's annual legislative and work programme and on Parliament's resolution.

4.   Where an institution is unable to comply with the timetable laid down it is required to notify the other institutions as to the reasons for the delay and to propose a new timetable.

(1)See Annex XIV.
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