Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
8th parliamentary term - January 2017
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TITLE V : RELATIONS WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES
CHAPTER 1 : APPOINTMENTS

Rule 119 : Motion of censure on the Commission

1.   A motion of censure in respect of the Commission may be submitted to the President by one tenth of the component Members of Parliament. If a motion of censure has been voted on in the preceding two months, any new one tabled by less than one fifth of the component Members of Parliament shall be inadmissible.

2.   The motion shall be called a 'motion of censure' and shall state 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 he or she has received 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.   Without prejudice to paragraphs 4 and 5, the debate and the vote shall take place, at the latest, during the part-session following the submission of the motion.

7.   In accordance with Article 234 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, 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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