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cooperation procedure

introduced by the Single European Act 1986, a procedure which provides for greater influence by the European Parliament within the legislative process of the EUROPEAN UNION by allowing the Parliament ‘two readings’. The scope of the cooperation procedure was extended by the Treaty of Maastricht whereas the Treaty of Amsterdam encouraged the co-decision procedure. Instead of issuing a decision, as in the past, where this procedure operates the Council of the European Union adopts a common position that is then communicated to the European Parliament. The Parliament can then approve it or take no decision after which the Council adopts the Act in accordance with the common position, or propose amendments by an absolute majority whereupon the Commission re-examines its original proposal in the light of those amendments, the Commission forwards its proposal to the Council along with the amendments of Parliament which it has not accepted accompanied by an opinion on them. The Council then takes its final decision. Parliament can also reject the common position, in which case, if the Council wishes to press on regardless, it must do so unanimously.
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Or, failing that, a group of member states can start an enhanced cooperation procedure.
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Finnish non-wovens and speciality papers producer Ahlstrom Corporation (OMX Helsinki:AHL1V) said on Thursday (4 December) that it has concluded the cooperation procedure at the Kauttua plant in Finland.
It also decided that the EP's Environment, Energy and Industry Committees would deal with the energy-climate package under the enhanced cooperation procedure (Article 47 of EP Rules of Procedure) to ensure coherent progress and to present a firm EP position in relation to the Council.
It also decided that the Parliament's Environment, Energy and Industry Committees would deal with the energy-climate package under the enhanced cooperation procedure (Article 47 of EP Rules of Procedure) to ensure coherent progress and to present a firm European Parliament position in relation to the Council.
First, prior to the passage of the SEA and the creation of the cooperation procedure, the Parliament had scant legislative influence, even after its direct election in 1979 and the Court's "isoglucose" decision that the Parliament had to be consulted before new laws could be passed.
In an influential paper on the cooperation procedure in the European Union (EU) that focuses, among others, on the legislative decision-making rule with which the internal market program was implemented, George Tsebelis (1994) argues that the European Parliament (EP) has an important effect on EU decisions due to its power as a conditional agenda setter.
The cooperation procedure, which is used only for measures that may be adopted by a qualified majority of the Council, involves two readings of the legislation by the European Parliament.
What about the financial transaction tax (FTT), for which you really are the spiritus rector in Parliament, having written the first own-initiative report two years ago, and leading the dossier now that it has come under the enhanced cooperation procedure among 11 member states.
Ahlstrom has issued a proposal to start cooperation procedure on temporary layoffs at its glassfiber plant in Karhula, Finland.
Finnish non-wovens and speciality papers producer Ahlstrom Corporation (OMX Helsinki:AHL1V) said on Friday (12 September) that it has concluded the cooperation procedure at its glassfibre plant in Karhula, Finland.
The Karas report falls under Parliament's enhanced cooperation procedure for committees (Rule 47) and is being done in conjunction with IMCOa- the rapporteur is Olle Schmidt (ALDE, Sweden).
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