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Standing Committees are made up of Members of the European Parliament(MEPs), who are directly elected to the seats in the European Parliament by the electorate. Each Committee has a Chairman and three Vice-Chairmen, along with numerous Committee Members. Each Committee also has substitute Members. A Member of the European Parliament (English abbreviation MEP) is a member of the European Unions directly-elected legislative body, the European Parliament. ... Sign in the entrance of the European Parliament building in Brussels, written in all the official languages used in the European Union as of July 2006 The European Parliament building in Strasbourg The debating chamber, or hemicycle, in Strasbourg The European Parliament building in Brussels The European Parliament (formerly European... For other uses of chair, see chair (disambiguation). ...


Reports are usually compiled by a rapporteur, whom is appointed by the chairman of the Committee, selected from amongst the Members or permanent substitutes. Rapporteur (derived from French) is used in international and European legal and political contexts to refer to a person appointed by a deliberative body to investigate an issue or a situation, and report back to that body. ...

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Legislative Reports

In the process of proposing and drafting legislation, the European Commission will consult the various Standing Committees during the Codecision procedure, and these committees will advise the Commission by producing reports, proposing amendments to the draft legislation, and providing, if necessary, a drafted legislative resolution. The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive body of the European Union. ... The codecision procedure is the main legislative procedure by which law can be adopted in the European Community, the first of the three pillars of the European Union. ...


In the event of at least one-tenth of the Members objecting to any particular amendment, the amendment will be put to a vote at the Committee’s next meeting.


Similarly, unless at least one-tenth of Committee Members object, Committees can also pass legislation back to the Commission without amendments.


Non-Legislative Reports

Committees are also able to produce non-legislative reports. The appointed rapporteur is responsible for preparing the report, and presenting it to Parliament on the Committee’s behalf. These reports must include a motion for a resolution, an explanatory statement, and must also outline financial implications. Sign in the entrance of the European Parliament building in Brussels, written in all the official languages used in the European Union as of July 2006 The European Parliament building in Strasbourg The debating chamber, or hemicycle, in Strasbourg The European Parliament building in Brussels The European Parliament (formerly European... A motion is a formal step to introduce a matter for consideration by a group. ... This article concerns the legal meaning of the term resolution. ...


Own-Initiative Reports

Committees can also produce reports relevant to their competence, without having to be consulted. These are called “Own-Initiative Reports”, and are used to submit a motion for a resolution.


Before drawing up any such report, a Committee must obtain the permission of the Conference of Presidents. The Conference of Presidents has two months to make a decision, and any reasons for withholding permission must always be stated. The Conference of Presidents consists of the President of Parliament and the chairmen of the political groups (who may arrange to be represented by a member of their group) The Conference of Presidents meets approximately twice a month. ...


Cross-Committee Co-Operation

When drawing up a report, a Committee may ask the opinion of another Committee on the matter, particularly if it is felt that a proposed amendment would fall into the interests of another Committee. The Committee asked for an opinion will be named as such in the final report. The Chairman and Draftsman of the secondary Committee may be invited to take part in any Committee discussions held by the primary Committee, where the meeting deals with the matter that the secondary Committee is advising on.


Amendments that are proposed by the secondary Committee will be voted on by the Committee responsible for producing the report.


If the Conference of Presidents decides that a requested report falls equally to two Committees, both Committees will agree upon a joint timetable, and shall work together in producing the report. The Conference of Presidents consists of the President of Parliament and the chairmen of the political groups (who may arrange to be represented by a member of their group) The Conference of Presidents meets approximately twice a month. ...



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