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Procedure : 2013/0407(COD)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0133/2015

Texts tabled :

A8-0133/2015

Debates :

PV 19/01/2016 - 16
CRE 19/01/2016 - 16

Votes :

PV 20/01/2016 - 7.2
Explanations of votes

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2016)0011

Texts adopted
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Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - Strasbourg
Presumption of innocence and right to be present at trial in criminal proceedings ***I
P8_TA(2016)0011A8-0133/2015
Resolution
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European Parliament legislative resolution of 20 January 2016 on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at trial in criminal proceedings (COM(2013)0821 – C7-0427/2013 – 2013/0407(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2013)0821),

–  having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 82(2)(b) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C7‑0427/2013),

–  having regard to Article 294(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to the reasoned opinion submitted, within the framework of Protocol No 2 on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, by the United Kingdom House of Commons, asserting that the draft legislative act does not comply with the principle of subsidiarity,

–  having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 25 March 2014(1),

–  having regard to the undertaking given by the Council representative by letter of 4 November 2015 to approve Parliament's position, in accordance with Article 294(4) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Rule 59 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs (A8-0133/2015),

1.  Adopts its position at first reading hereinafter set out;

2.  Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it intends to amend its proposal substantially or replace it with another text;

3.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.

(1)OJ C 226, 16.7.2014, p. 63.


Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 20 January 2016 with a view to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2016/... of the European Parliament and of the Council on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at the trial in criminal proceedings
P8_TC1-COD(2013)0407

(As an agreement was reached between Parliament and Council, Parliament's position corresponds to the final legislative act, Directive (EU) 2016/343.)

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