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Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - Strasbourg Final edition
Guidelines for the Member States' employment policies *

European Parliament legislative resolution of 11 March 2009 on the proposal for a Council decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (COM(2008)0869 – C6-0050/2009 – 2008/0252(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament ,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2008)0869),

–   having regard to Article 128(2) of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C6-0050/2009),

–   having regard to Rule 51 of its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (A6-0052/2009),

1.  Approves the Commission proposal;

2.  Calls on the Council to notify Parliament if it intends to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

3.  Asks the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to amend the Commission proposal substantially;

4.  Reiterates its longstanding call on the Commission and the Council to ensure that the Parliament is given the necessary time, and in any event no less than five months, to fulfil its consultative role, as defined in Article 128(2) of the Treaty, during the full revision of the Employment Guidelines, which is scheduled to take place at the end of 2010;

5.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and the Commission.

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