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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
9th parliamentary term - December, 2019
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CONTENTS
NOTE TO THE READER
COMPENDIUM OF THE MAIN LEGAL ACTS RELATED TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE

TITLE I : MEMBERS, PARLIAMENT BODIES AND POLITICAL GROUPS
CHAPTER 3 : BODIES AND DUTIES

Rule 25 : Duties of the Bureau

1.   The Bureau shall carry out the duties assigned to it under these Rules of Procedure.

2.   The Bureau shall take financial, organisational and administrative decisions on matters concerning the internal organisation of Parliament, its Secretariat and its bodies.

3.   The Bureau shall take financial, organisational and administrative decisions on matters concerning Members on a proposal of the Secretary-General or of a political group.

4.   The Bureau shall take decisions on matters relating to the conduct of sittings.

5.   The Bureau shall adopt the provisions referred to in Rule 36 concerning non-attached Members.

6.   The Bureau shall decide the establishment plan of the Parliament’s Secretariat and shall lay down regulations concerning the administrative and financial situation of officials and other servants.

7.   The Bureau shall draw up Parliament's preliminary draft budget estimates.

8.   The Bureau shall adopt the guidelines for the Quaestors, and may request that they carry out certain tasks.

9.   The Bureau shall be the authority responsible for authorising meetings or missions of committees away from the usual places of work, hearings as well as study and fact-finding journeys by rapporteurs.

Where such meetings or missions are authorised, the language arrangements shall be determined on the basis of the Code of Conduct on multilingualism adopted by the Bureau. The same rule shall apply to delegations.

10.   The Bureau shall appoint the Secretary-General in accordance with Rule 234.

11.   The Bureau shall lay down the implementing rules relating to the regulations governing political parties and foundations at European level and the rules regarding their funding.

12.   The Bureau shall lay down rules concerning the treatment of confidential information by Parliament and its bodies, office-holders and other Members, taking into account any interinstitutional agreement concluded on such matters. Those rules shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

13.   The President and/or the Bureau may entrust one or more members of the Bureau with general or specific tasks lying within the competence of the President and/or the Bureau. At the same time the ways and means of carrying them out shall be laid down.

14.   The Bureau shall nominate two Vice-Presidents who shall be entrusted with the implementation of relations with the national parliaments.

15.   The Bureau shall nominate a Vice-President who shall be entrusted with the implementation of structured consultation with European civil society on major topics.

16.   The Bureau shall be responsible for the application of the Statute for Members and shall decide on the amounts of the allowances on the basis of the annual budget.

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