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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
7th parliamentary term - December 2009
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TITLE VI : SESSIONS
CHAPTER 7 : PUBLIC RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

Rule 180 : Texts adopted

1.   Texts adopted by Parliament shall be published immediately after the vote. They shall be placed before Parliament in conjunction with the minutes of the relevant sitting and preserved in the records of Parliament.

2.   Texts adopted by Parliament shall be subject to legal-linguistic finalisation under the responsibility of the President. Where such texts are adopted on the basis of an agreement reached between Parliament and the Council, such finalisation shall be carried out by the two institutions acting in close cooperation and by mutual agreement.

3.   The procedure laid down in Rule 216 shall apply where, in order to ensure the coherence and quality of the text in accordance with the will expressed by Parliament, adaptations are required which go beyond corrections of typographical errors or corrections necessary to ensure the concordance of all language versions, their linguistic correctness and their terminological consistency.

4.   Positions adopted by Parliament under the ordinary legislative procedure shall take the form of a consolidated text. Where Parliament's vote was not based on an agreement with the Council, the consolidated text shall identify any amendments adopted.

5.   After finalisation, the texts adopted shall be signed by the President and the Secretary-General and published in the Official Journal of the European Union .

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