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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 3 : FIRST READING
Committee stage

Rule 53 : Modification of a proposal for a legislative act

1.   If the Commission informs Parliament or if the committee responsible becomes otherwise aware that the Commission intends to modify its proposal, the committee responsible shall postpone its examination of the matter until it has received the new proposal or the amendments of the Commission.

2.   If the Council substantially modifies the proposal for a legislative act, the provisions of Rule 59 shall apply.

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