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Codecision procedure

introduced by the Treaty of Maastricht it gives the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT the power to adopt instruments jointly with the Council of the EUROPEAN UNION.
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Meanwhile, MEPs agree amongst themselves that a more Community-oriented system needs to be created - thus justifying the co-decision procedure.
After agreeing that the revision of these technical measures should be included in the revised Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), the Council refused, in November 2009, to adopt a new regulation hastily, prior to the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty and its co-decision procedure for fisheries.
He is planning to transfer a section of his amendments into another "Erika proposal" which is not blocked by the Council and which has thus started its journey with second reading of the co-decision procedure.
Any change would need to be agreed under the co-decision procedure.
The proposal is subject to co-decision procedure, meaning that to pass it needs a rubberstamp from both the Council and the European Parliament.
Hence the need to increase the capacity of this free service created in 1996, in particular from the point of view of the possible entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty in 2009, the European elections and the extension of the field of application of the co-decision procedure.
MEPs had finally given up on submitting the update of the list of additives, enzymes and aromas authorised by the EU to the co-decision procedure.
During a conciliation meeting (Parliament-Council-Commission) on July 16, the procedure was decided for adapting these overall sums for community programmes under the co-decision procedure: political agreement on the sums to be added to the reference amounts following enlargement, presentation of the appropriate legislative proposals and adoption of these legislative acts by the co-decision procedure.
One of the directives of this package, relating to the interoperability of the European railway system, had already been adopted at first reading of the co-decision procedure (see Europolitics 3531).
On 29 March, in plenary session, the MEPs had requested with a sweeping majority that the legal base of the regulation be changed in a way that it could be adopted according to the co-decision procedure rather than simple consultation of MEPs.
The text was subject to the application of new co-decision procedure provisions (Article 251 of the EC Treaty) pertaining to dialogue between the European Parliament and the Council.
Finally, it called for an assessment of the structure and the capacity of parliamentary committees in order to improve their legislative work, all the more so since this will be increased considerably from 2009 with the new treaty, which extends the scope of the co-decision procedure.