The European Parliament
having regard to Rules 174 and 177 of its Rules of Procedure,
whereas there is a need for continuity in its business, and more specifically the business of its committees and subcommittees,
whereas, following accession, the new Romanian and Bulgarian Members are entitled to sit in the European Parliament and on its bodies in full enjoyment of their rights,
Decides to maintain, on an exceptional and temporary basis, the current composition of the committees and subcommittees;
Decides that the seats which had been set aside for observers until 31 December 2006 on these bodies now be allocated to the Bulgarian and Romanian Members as full members;
Decides that this decision will expire at the end of the part-session of 31 January to 1 February 2007.