Recasting - (noun Recast )
The casting of legislation means the adoption of a new legal act, when an an amendment is made to legal instrument. The new act passes through the entire legislative process and repeals and replaces all the acts being recast. If a directive is recast, then the European Parliament can only work on those provisions that the Commission had changed.
Source: Adapted from EUR-Lex
Example of Use: Political agreement was reached in 2008 to recast the directive on European Works Councils.