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A7-0336/2012

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PV 20/11/2012 - 6.12
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P7_TA(2012)0423

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012 - Strasbourg Final edition
Amendment of Rule 181 on verbatim reports and Rule 182 on audiovisual record of proceedings
P7_TA(2012)0423A7-0336/2012

European Parliament decision of 20 November 2012 on amendment of Rule 181 of Parliament's Rules of Procedure concerning verbatim reports of proceedings and Rule 182 concerning the audiovisual record of proceedings (2012/2080(REG))

The European Parliament ,

–  having regard to the letter from its President of 13 January 2012,

–  having regard to its resolution of 26 October 2011 on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2012 as modified by the Council – all sections – and letters of amendment Nos 1/2012 and 2/2012 to the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2012(1) ,

–  having regard to Rules 211 and 212 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs (A7-0336/2012),

A.  whereas savings from the budget in the area of translation and interpretation must not jeopardise the principle of multilingualism, but are possible with the help of innovation and new working methods(2) ,

1.  Decides to amend its Rules of Procedure as shown below;

2.  Points out that the amendments will enter into force on the first day of the next part-session;

3.  Instructs its President to forward this decision to the Council and the Commission, for information.

Present text   Amendment
Amendment 1
Parliament's Rules of Procedure
Rule 181 – paragraph 1
1.  A verbatim report of the proceedings of each sitting shall be drawn up in all the official languages .
1.  A verbatim report of the proceedings of each sitting shall be drawn up as a multilingual document in which all oral contributions appear in their original language .
Amendment 2
Parliament's Rules of Procedure
Rule 181 – paragraph 2
2.  Speakers shall return corrections to typescripts of their speeches to the Secretariat within one week .
2.  Speakers may make corrections to typescripts of their oral contributions within five working days. Corrections shall be sent within that deadline to the Secretariat.
Amendment 3
Parliament's Rules of Procedure
Rule 181 – paragraph 3
3.  The verbatim report shall be published as an annex to the Official Journal of the European Union.
3.  The multilingual verbatim report shall be published as an annex to the Official Journal of the European Union and preserved in the records of Parliament .
Amendment 4
Parliament's Rules of Procedure
Rule 181 – paragraph 4
4.  Members may ask for extracts from the verbatim report to be translated at short notice.
4.  A translation into any official language of an extract from the verbatim report shall be made on request from a Member. If necessary, the translation shall be provided at short notice.
Amendment 5
Parliament's Rules of Procedure
Rule 182 – paragraph -1 (new)
The proceedings of Parliament in the languages in which they are conducted, as well as the multilingual soundtrack from all active interpretation booths, shall be broadcast in real time on its website.

Amendment 6
Parliament's Rules of Procedure
Rule 182 – paragraph 1
Immediately after the sitting, an audiovisual record of the proceedings, including the soundtrack from all interpretation booths, shall be produced and made available on the internet .

Immediately after the sitting, an indexed audiovisual record of the proceedings in the languages in which they were conducted , as well as the multilingual soundtrack from all active interpretation booths, shall be produced and made available on Parliament's website during the current and the next parliamentary term, after which it shall be preserved in the records of Parliament . That audiovisual record shall be linked to the multilingual verbatim reports of the proceedings as soon as they are available.

(1) Texts adopted, P7_TA(2011)0461.
(2) See resolution of 26 October 2011 mentioned above, paragraph 77.

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