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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
7th parliamentary term - December 2009
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TITLE IV : RELATIONS WITH OTHER BODIES
CHAPTER 1 : APPOINTMENTS

Rule 109 : Appointment of the Members of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank

1.   The candidate nominated as President of the European Central Bank shall be invited to make a statement before the committee responsible and to answer questions put by members.

2.   The committee responsible shall make a recommendation to Parliament as to whether the nomination should be approved.

3.   The vote shall take place within two months of receipt of the nomination unless Parliament, at the request of the committee responsible, a political group or at least 40 Members, decides otherwise.

4.   If the opinion adopted by Parliament is unfavourable, the President shall ask the Council to withdraw its nomination and to submit a new nomination to Parliament.

5.   The same procedure shall apply for nominations for Vice-President and other Executive Board Members of the European Central Bank.

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