Council Decision of 1 December 2009 adopting the Council's Rules of Procedure
OJ L 325, 11.12.2009, p. 35–35 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
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of 1 December 2009
adopting the Council's Rules of Procedure
THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 240(3) thereof,
(1) The Treaty of Lisbon brings several modifications to the functioning of the Council and of its Presidency, to the Council structure, as well as to the different types of Union legal acts and to the process for adopting acts, notably by distinguishing between legislative and non-legislative acts.
(2) It is therefore necessary to replace the Rules of Procedure adopted on 15 September 2006  by Rules of Procedures which comprise the modifications necessary for the implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon,
HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:
The Council's Rules of Procedure of 15 September 2006 shall be replaced by the provisions in the Annex.
By derogation from Article 2(2) of Annex III to the Council's Rules of Procedure, the population figures which are inserted by this Decision in Article 1 of that Annex shall apply for the period from 1 December 2009 to 31 December 2010.
In accordance with the Protocol on the role of national Parliaments in the European Union, Article 3(3) of the Council's Rules of Procedure as adopted by this Decision shall apply to draft legislative acts adopted and forwarded as from the day on which the Treaty of Lisbon comes into force.
This Decision shall take effect of the day of its adoption.
It shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Done at Brussels, 1 December 2009.
For the Council
 Council Decision 2006/683/EC, Euratom of 15 September 2006 adopting the Council's Rules of Procedure (OJ L 285, 16.10.2006, p. 47).