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Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
9th parliamentary term - June 2020
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CONTENTS
NOTE TO THE READER
COMPENDIUM OF THE MAIN LEGAL ACTS RELATED TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE
  A new title XIIIa entitled "Extraordinary circumstances" will apply from 18.1.2021 (see Text adopted of 17.12.2020, P9_TA(2020)0380).

TITLE II : LEGISLATIVE, BUDGETARY, DISCHARGE AND OTHER PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 3 : ORDINARY LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE
SECTION 3 - INTERINSTITUTIONAL NEGOTIATIONS DURING THE ORDINARY LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE

Rule 73 : Negotiations ahead of Parliament's second reading

Where the Council position at first reading has been referred to the committee responsible, Parliament’s position at first reading shall, subject to Rule 68, constitute the mandate for any negotiations with other institutions. The committee responsible may decide to enter into negotiations at any time thereafter.

Where the Council position at first reading contains elements not covered by the draft legislative act or by Parliament's position at first reading, the committee may adopt guidelines, including in the form of amendments to the Council position, for the negotiating team.

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