Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
Provisional Edition - January 2017
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TITLE IV : TRANSPARENCY OF BUSINESS

Rule 115 : Transparency of Parliament's activities

1.   Parliament shall ensure that its activities are conducted with the utmost transparency, in accordance with the second paragraph of Article 1 of the Treaty on European Union, Article 15 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and Article 42 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

2.   Debates in Parliament shall be public.

3.   Committees shall normally meet in public. They may, however, decide, at the latest when the agenda for a meeting is adopted, to divide that agenda into items open to the public and items closed to the public. However, if a meeting is held in camera, the committee may decide to make documents from the meeting available for public access.

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