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Document 12008E296

Consolidated version of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - PART SIX: INSTITUTIONAL AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS - TITLE I: INSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS - Chapter 2: Legal acts of the Union, adoption procedures and other provisions - Section 2: Procedures for the adoption of acts and other provisions - Article 296 (ex Article 253 TEC)

OJ C 115, 9.5.2008, p. 175–176 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/treaty/tfeu_2008/art_296/oj

12008E296

Consolidated version of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union - PART SIX: INSTITUTIONAL AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS - TITLE I: INSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS - Chapter 2: Legal acts of the Union, adoption procedures and other provisions - Section 2: Procedures for the adoption of acts and other provisions - Article 296 (ex Article 253 TEC)

Official Journal 115 , 09/05/2008 P. 0175 - 0176


Article 296

(ex Article 253 TEC)

Where the Treaties do not specify the type of act to be adopted, the institutions shall select it on a case-by-case basis, in compliance with the applicable procedures and with the principle of proportionality.

Legal acts shall state the reasons on which they are based and shall refer to any proposals, initiatives, recommendations, requests or opinions required by the Treaties.

When considering draft legislative acts, the European Parliament and the Council shall refrain from adopting acts not provided for by the relevant legislative procedure in the area in question.

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