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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
7th parliamentary term - December 2009
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TITLE II A : EXTERNAL RELATIONS
CHAPTER 13 : EXTERNAL REPRESENTATION OF THE UNION AND THE COMMON FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY

Rule 93 : Special Representatives

1.   Where the Council intends to appoint a special representative under Article 33 of the Treaty on European Union, the President, at the request of the committee responsible, shall invite the Council to make a statement and answer questions concerning the mandate, the objectives and other relevant matters relating to the tasks and role to be performed by the Special Representative.

2.   Once the Special Representative has been appointed, but prior to taking up the position, the appointee may be invited to appear before the committee responsible to make a statement and answer questions.

3.   Within three months of the hearing, the committee may propose a recommendation pursuant to Rule 121 relating directly to the statement made and answers provided.

4.   The Special Representative shall be invited to keep Parliament fully and regularly informed as to the practical implementation of the mandate.

5.   A special representative appointed by the Council with a mandate in relation to particular policy issues may be invited by Parliament, or may ask to be invited, to make a statement to the committee responsible.

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