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Source: European Union, 2017
Author(s): General Secretariat of the Council
Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance
On 20 May 2015, the Parliament adopted 60 amendments to the above mentioned proposal for a Regulation1 . The vote on the legislative resolution was postponed to a later session, thereby not closing the first reading. The matter was then referred back to the Committee, pursuant to Rule 61(2) of the Parliament's Rules of Procedure. Subsequently, in accordance with the provisions of Article 294 of the TFEU and the joint declaration on practical arrangements for the codecision procedure 2 , a number of informal contacts have taken place between the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission with a view to reaching an agreement on this dossier at first reading, thereby avoiding the need for second reading and conciliation. In this context, the rapporteur, Mr. Iuliu WINKLER (EPP, RO) presented one single compromise amendment (amendment 156) to the proposal for Regulation, on behalf of the Committee on International Trade. This amendment had been agreed during the informal contacts referred to above and was intended to replace the 60 amendments previously adopted. In addition, an amendment (amendment 157) to the legislative resolution was tabled inviting the Parliament to take note of a Council statement and three Commission statements made in the context of the contacts referred to above.