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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 6 : INTERINSTITUTIONAL AGREEMENTS

Rule 127 : Interinstitutional agreements

1.   Parliament may enter into agreements with other institutions in the context of the application of the Treaties or in order to improve or clarify procedures.

Such agreements may take the form of joint declarations, exchanges of letters, codes of conduct or other appropriate instruments. They shall be signed by the President after examination by the committee responsible for constitutional affairs and after approval by Parliament. They may be annexed to the Rules of Procedure for information.

2.   Where such agreements necessitate changes to existing procedural rights or obligations or establish new procedural rights or obligations for Members or bodies of Parliament, or otherwise necessitate amendment or interpretation of the Rules of Procedure, the matter shall be referred to the committee responsible for its consideration in accordance with Rule 211(2) to (6) before the agreement is signed.

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