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Parliament in session. European Parliament information 1973/8

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t f) I j _ eu,.opean pa,.liament in formation PARLIAMENT IN SESSION LIBRARY 1973/8 collsvs Text Box User Rectangle CONTENTS Regional policy Budgetary powers Question Time .. Improving relations between Council and Parliament Draft general budget of the Communities Political cooperation . . . . . . . . Inflation and the economic situation . . . Pooling currency reserves . . . . . . . . Effects on agriculture of revaluation of the florin The Middle East . . . . . . . . Chile ............. . Relations with the United States Spain and the Common Market Agreement with Norway . . . . Cooperation agreements with state-trading countries New rule for Political Groups New quorum rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -1- Page 4 10 12 16 18 19 20 22 23 23 . 24 25 27 28 28 29 . 30 PE-i-959 The European Parliament met in plenary session in Strasbourg from 1 S to 19 October 1973 The main subject for discussion was regional policy, and the Commission's proposals, of course, aroused the same interest in Parliament as among the public at large. Indeed, the number of amendments tabled to the motion before the House was so great that a new approach was necessary: a general debate was held with Mr George Thomson, the Commissioner responsible for regional policy, and then the motion with all the amendments was referred back to Parliament's Committee on Regional Policy and Transport. The vote will be in November. Another subject arousing considerable interest was budgetary powers, and here the disappointment was general. After Parliament's long debate earlier in the month between the options of 'co-decision' and 'the last word' -which ended with the House pressing for a 'theoretical last word' - it was galling to fmd the Commission could not endorse this modest claim. There was a resolution on the Middle East tabled by four political groups. The Communists moved an amendment to the effect that the UN Security

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