Official Journal of the European Union

CE 184/292

Thursday 23 April 2009
Credit Rating Agencies ***I


European Parliament legislative resolution of 23 April 2009 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Credit Rating Agencies (COM(2008)0704 – C6-0397/2008 – 2008/0217(COD))

2010/C 184 E/66

(Codecision procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2008)0704),

having regard to Article 251(2) and Article 95 of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C6-0397/2008),

having regard to the undertaking given by the Council representative by letter of 23 April 2009 to adopt the proposal as amended, in accordance with the first indent in the second subparagraph of Article 251(2) of the EC Treaty,

having regard to Rule 51 of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and the opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs (A6-0191/2009),


Approves the Commission proposal as amended;


Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it intends to amend the proposal substantially or replace it with another text;


Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and the Commission.

Thursday 23 April 2009

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 23 April 2009 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No …/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Credit Rating Agencies

(As an agreement was reached between Parliament and Council, Parliament's position at first reading corresponds to the final legislative act, Regulation (EC) No …)