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5. The dialectics of the decision-making process


These are the questions MEPs raise to other EU institutions and bodies as a direct instrument of the Parliament's control over other EU institutions and bodies.

Parliamentary questions are divided into three categories:

- questions for oral answer, examined during parliamentary sessions and scheduled as debates of the day, that may or may not lead to a resolution (art. 128);

- questions for the "Question Time", submitted during the allocated slot (art. 129);

-questions for written answer (art. 130).