European Parliament First Reading
European Parliament First Reading: Co-decision procedure (now ordinary legislative procedure)
European Union
The European Parliament delivers an opinion at first reading. This opinion, prepared by a rapporteur discussed and amended within the relevant parliamentary committee (European Parliament committees), then debated in plenary session (European Parliament plenary), where it is adopted by a simple majority.
For more information, see PLC EU, EU Toolkit: EU legislative procedures.

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