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Shadow rapporteur

The shadow rapporteur is the MEP who follows a report on behalf of their political group. As such, they are in charge of writing and defending the amendments proposed by their group and following the work of the principal rapporteur.

Simple majority (in the European Parliament)

This refers to the majority of members who participate in a given vote. Within the codecision procedure framework, a simple majority is required for votes in parliamentary committees, in plenary at first reading and, at second reading , to approve the Council’s position at first reading and, finally, in order to draw up the instrument in accordance with the joint draft prepared by the Conciliation Committee.

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