Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
8th parliamentary term - July 2018
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APPENDIX
INDEX
NOTE TO THE READER
COMPENDIUM OF THE MAIN LEGAL ACTS RELATED TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE

TITLE V : RELATIONS WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES
CHAPTER 5 : RESOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Rule 133 : Motions for resolutions

1.   Any Member may table a motion for a resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the European Union.

That motion may not be more than 200 words long.

2.   Such a motion may not:

-   contain any decision on matters for which other specific procedures and competences are laid down in these Rules of Procedure, in particular Rule 46, or

-   deal with the subject of ongoing proceedings in Parliament.

3.   Each Member may table no more than one such motion per month.

4.   The motion for a resolution shall be submitted to the President, who shall verify whether it fulfils the applicable criteria. If the President declares the motion to be admissible, he or she shall announce it in plenary and refer it to the committee responsible.

5.   The committee responsible shall decide what procedure is to be followed, which may include the combination of the motion for a resolution with other motions for a resolution or with reports; the adoption of an opinion, which may take the form of a letter; or the drawing up of a report under Rule 52. The committee responsible may also decide not to follow up the motion for a resolution.

6.   The authors of a motion for a resolution shall be informed of the decisions of the President, of the committee and of the Conference of Presidents.

7.   The report referred to in paragraph 5 shall contain the text of the motion for a resolution.

8.   Opinions in the form of a letter referred to in paragraph 5 that are addressed to other institutions of the European Union shall be forwarded to them by the President.

9.   A motion for a resolution tabled in accordance with paragraph 1 may be withdrawn by its author or authors or by its first signatory before the committee responsible has decided, in accordance with paragraph 5, to draw up a report on it.

Once that motion for a resolution has been thus taken over by the committee responsible, only that committee shall have the power to withdraw it. The committee responsible shall retain that power of withdrawal until the opening of the final vote in plenary.

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