[Fsfe-ie] McCreevy: Commission will take "utmost account" of Parliament amendments

Alex Macfie alex-list at ffii.org.uk
Sat Mar 12 15:19:23 CET 2005

On Mar 12, 2005, at 22:10, Fergal Daly wrote:

> o what about ammendmets? If the EP get acsolute majority support for a 
> no
> swpat ammendment (unlikely),

Wouldn't be so pessimistic about that :)

>  what options do the EC then have? Are they
> forced to accept it or can they just drop the whole thing?

A "conciliation" process is initiated between the EU, Council and 
Commission.  This takes 6 weeks. The text resulting from conciliation 
is then presented to the EP, which must vote either "yes" or "no" to 
the whole text, no amendments are possible. If yes, it's adopted, if 
no, it's totally scrapped.


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