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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 4 : SECOND READING
Plenary stage

Rule 64 : Conclusion of second reading

1.   The Council's position and, where available, the recommendation for second reading of the committee responsible shall automatically be placed on the draft agenda for the part-session whose Wednesday falls before and closest to the day of expiry of the period of three months or, if extended in accordance with Rule 62, of four months, unless the matter has been dealt with at an earlier part-session.

The recommendations for second reading submitted by parliamentary committees are equivalent to an explanatory statement in which the committee justifies its position in relation to the Council's position. There is no vote on these texts.

2.   The second reading shall be concluded when Parliament approves, rejects or amends the Council's position within the time limits and in accordance with the conditions laid down by Article 294 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

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