Reports, Rapporteurs, Shadows and Shadow Meetings

Report: A parliamentary report is a document that formulates Parliament’s position about a specific topic. It contains amendments suggested by the committee who created it, and also explanations for them.

Rapporteur: Is the MEP who is in charge of preparing a report.

Shadow rapporteur (usually called just ‘shadow’): Is the MEP appointed by the political groups other than that of the rapporteur to follow a report and negotiate its amendments.

Shadow meeting: It is a meeting between the rapporteur and the shadow rapporteurs to develop the report they have been appointed for.


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