Voting in the European Parliament
The normal requirement is a simple majority of votes.
For the ordinary legislative procedure, approval of the Commission and the consent procedures an absolute majority of EP-members are required.
An absolute majority is 376 out of 751 possible votes.
To censure the Commission the European Parliament needs a 2/3 majority also representing an absolute majority of members.
* 80 % of all decisions under the ordinary legislative procedure is taken by simple majority in only one reading where a compromise has been established between Commission, Council and Parliament.
* The European Parliament has participated in up to 1000 Trialogue meetings in 2013 and ithereby nfluenced law making, based on amendments approved by a simple majority. The Commission will have counted if the amanedments have gained absolute majority - because this is the condition in the so-called second reading.
See European Parliament and Democracy