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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
8th parliamentary term - July 2014
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TITLE V : RELATIONS WITH OTHER BODIES
CHAPTER 1 : APPOINTMENTS

Rule 119 : Motion of censure on the Commission

1.   A motion of censure on the Commission may be submitted to the President by one tenth of the component Members of Parliament.

2.   The motion shall be called 'motion of censure' and supported by reasons. It shall be forwarded to the Commission.

3.   The President shall announce to Members that a motion of censure has been tabled immediately after receiving it.

4.   The debate on censure shall not take place until at least 24 hours after the receipt of a motion of censure is announced to Members.

5.   The vote on the motion shall be by roll call and shall not be taken until at least 48 hours after the beginning of the debate.

6.   The debate and the vote shall take place, at the latest, during the part-session following the submission of the motion.

7.   The motion of censure shall be adopted if it secures a two-thirds majority of the votes cast, representing a majority of the component Members of Parliament. The President of the Council and the President of the Commission shall be notified of the result of the vote.

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