(1) Council Decision 1999/468/EC of 28 June 1999 laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers is clearly laid down in other acts: (1) Council Decision 1999/468/EC of 28 June 1999 laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers (OJ L 347, 31.12.1999, p. 1). OJ L 184, 17.7.1999, p. 23); (2) the Interinstitutional Agreement of 3 June 2008 between Parliament and the Commission on comitology procedures; and (3) the instruments necessary for the implementation of Article 291 TFEU. Within three months of the adoption of a Parliament resolution, the Commission shall inform Parliament in writing of the measures addressed to it following specific requests made in Parliament`s resolutions, including in cases where it has not been able to follow Parliament`s views. This period may be shortened if a request is urgent. It may be extended by one month if a request requires more complete work and this is duly justified. Parliament will ensure that this information is widely disseminated within the institution. The agreement defines the organisation of work between Parliament and the Commission on the implementation of legislative procedures: the Interinstitutional Agreement is based on the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).
On the basis of the Commission`s work programme, the two institutions define in advance by mutual agreement the main initiatives to be presented in plenary. In principle, the Commission will first present these initiatives in plenary and then to the public. the chairors of the parliamentary committees concerned, with the support of the Commission, shall arrange for Parliament to have requested as soon as possible the necessary contribution from the national authorities in the context of the clearance of accounts procedure. The Interinstitutional Agreement is used by the European institutions for the sole purpose of contributing to the organisation of their employment relations. Only administrative and institutional matters concerning legal, procedural and financial aspects may be covered by an interinstitutional agreement. Where initiatives, recommendations or requests for legislative acts are submitted in accordance with Article 289(4) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the Commission shall, on request, inform Parliament of its position on those proposals before the competent parliamentary committee. . . .