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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 8 : INTERNAL BUDGETARY PROCEDURES

Rule 79 a : Procedure to be applied when drawing up Parliament’s estimates

1.   As regards Parliament’s budget, the Bureau and the committee responsible for budgetary issues shall take decisions in successive stages on:

(a)   the establishment plan;

(b)   the preliminary draft and the draft estimates.

2.   The decisions concerning the establishment plan will be taken in accordance with the following procedure:

(a)   the Bureau shall draw up the establishment plan for each financial year;

(b)   a conciliation procedure between the Bureau and the committee responsible for budgetary issues shall be opened in cases where the opinion of the latter diverges from the initial decisions taken by the Bureau;

(c)   at the end of the procedure, the Bureau shall take the final decision on the estimates for the establishment plan, in accordance with Rule 207(3), without prejudice to decisions taken pursuant to Article 314 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

3.   As regards the estimates proper, the procedure for drawing up the estimates will begin as soon as the Bureau has taken a final decision on the establishment plan. The stages of that procedure will be those laid down in Rule 79. A conciliation procedure shall be opened in cases where the positions of the committee responsible for budgetary issues and of the Bureau are widely divergent.

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