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Ordinary legislative procedure of the European Union: HOW TO GET INVOLVED?

ORDINARY LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: HOW TO GET INVOLVED? Commission proposal If you want to get involved: Start a citizens' initiative (you'll need 1 million signatures) 2) Participate in public consultations organized by European Commission (green papers, white papers) 3) Lobby via European Parliament, Commission 1st reading in the Parliament If you want to get involved: 1) Participate in public hearings 2) Lobby your members of European Parliament on tabled amendments The legislative proposal is adopted (74 %)" 1st reading in the Council To get involved, try to influence your government's national position! The legislative proposal moves to the Parliament for the 2nd reading To get involved, lobby your members of European Parliament on tabled 2nd reading in the Parliament amendments! The legislative proposal is adopted (9%)* The legislative proposal is not adopted The legislative proposal moves to the Council for the 2nd reading The legislative proposal is adopted (15%)* 2nd reading in the Council To get involved, try to influence your govemment's national position on concrete amendments! The legislative proposal moves to the Counciliation Committeo composed of the Council and the Parliament representatives The legislative proposal is not adopted 6. Conciliation To get involved, talk to your government or your members of European Parliament on concrete amendments! The legislative proposal moves to the Council for the 3rd reading The legislative proposal is not adopted 3rd reading in the Parliament To get involved, lobby your members of European Parliament on the joint text! The legislative proposal is not adopted 7b 3rd reading in the Council To get involved, try to influence your govenment's decision on the joint text! Proposal not adopted Proposal adopted In order for a proposal to be adopted, both the Parliament and the Council have to approve its final text. It is then signed by the Presidents and Secretaries General of both EU institutions. The signed texts are published in the Official Journal. The procedure is ended if a proposal is rejected at any stage of the legislative procedure. * European Parliament data on the 6th legislature (2004-2009)

Ordinary legislative procedure of the European Union: HOW TO GET INVOLVED?

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