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Seanad Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 13 Jul 2022

Vol. 287 No. 6

Election of Members of the European Parliament: Motion

I move:

That Seanad Éireann:

(1) notes the agreed Report of the Joint Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage under Standing Order 116 on the following proposal:

- Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION on the election of the Members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage, repealing Council Decision 76/787/ECSC, EEC, Euratom and the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage annexed to that Decision:

which was laid before Seanad Éireann on 12th July, 2022 in accordance with Standing Order 116(3)(b);

(2) having regard to the aforementioned Report, and in exercise of its functions under section 7(3) of the European Union Act 2009, is of the opinion that the proposal does not comply with the principle of subsidiarity for the reasons set out in the Report; and

(3) notes that, pursuant to Standing Order 116(4), a copy of this Resolution together with the Reasoned Opinion and the aforementioned Report shall be sent to the Presidents of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission.”

Question put and agreed to.