The chart below shows the average length of time taken for the co-decision procedure in the current parliamentary term and during the previous term (July 2014 to June 2019). The average duration of each completed ordinary legislative procedure (co-decision), was 12 months in the first two and half years of the current term for those concluded at first reading; whereas, at 18 months, it was significantly longer in the previous term. For files concluded at second reading, the difference between the two terms is marginal: 36 months in the current one and 39 in the previous one. In the previous term, files ending with the Council’s second reading took 40 months, but none have reached that stage in the current term. (None have gone to a third reading in either term.)
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