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REPORT     
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PE 551.776v02-00 A8-0144/2015

on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2016

(2015/2012(BUD))

Committee on Budgets

Rapporteur: Gérard Deprez

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION
 ANNEX: DRAFT ESTIMATES
 RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION

on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2016

(2015/2012(BUD))

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to Article 314 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–       having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and repealing Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002(1), and in particular Article 36 thereof,

–       having regard to Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020(2),

–       having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management(3), and in particular point 27 thereof,

–       having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1023/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2013 amending the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union(4),

–       having regard to its resolution of 23 October 2013(5) and of 22 October 2014(6) on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial years 2014 and 2015 respectively,

–       having regard to the Secretary-General's report to the Bureau on drawing up Parliament's preliminary draft estimates for the financial year 2016,

–      having regard to the preliminary draft estimates drawn up by the Bureau on 27 April 2015,

–      having regard to the draft estimates drawn up by the Committee on Budgets pursuant to Rule 96(2) of Parliament’s Rules of Procedure,

–       having regard to Rules 96 and 97 of its Rules of Procedure,

–       having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets (A8-0144/2015),

A.     whereas this procedure is the first full budgetary procedure conducted in the new legislature and the third procedure of the 2014-2020 multiannual financial framework,

B.     whereas at its meeting of 9 February 2015 the Bureau endorsed the guidelines for the 2016 budget, as proposed by the Secretary-General; whereas those guidelines are focused on strengthening the capacity of the parliamentary committees to scrutinise the executive, in particular as regards delegated acts; security investments in Parliament's buildings and cybersecurity; and support for Members, in particular as regards parliamentary assistance,

C.     whereas a budget of EUR 1 850 470 600 has been proposed by the Secretary-General for the Parliament's preliminary draft estimates for 2016, representing a 3,09 % increase on the 2015 budget and 19,51 % of heading V of the 2014-2020 multiannual financial framework,

D.     whereas, in the context of a heavy burden of public debt and fiscal consolidation that Member States are currently facing, the Parliament should show budgetary responsibility and self-restraint while ensuring sufficient resources are provided to allow the Parliament to exercise all its powers and ensure a proper functioning of the institution,

E.     whereas, despite little room for manoeuvre and the need to counterbalance savings in other areas, certain investments should be considered in order to strengthen the institutional role of the Parliament,

F.     whereas the ceiling for heading V of the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for the 2016 Budget is EUR 9 483 million in current prices,

G.     whereas conciliation meetings between delegations of the Bureau and of the Committee on Budgets took place on 24 March, 14 and 15 April 2015,

General framework and overall budget

1.      Welcomes the good cooperation between the Bureau of the European Parliament and the Committee on Budgets established during the current budgetary procedure and the agreement reached during the conciliation process;

2.      Notes the priority objectives proposed by the Secretary-General for 2016;

3.      Recalls that, since the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, significant additional expenditure has been borne by Parliament's budget, as a result of the following developments: the establishment of the European Parliament as a true co-legislator and the enhanced building policy (2010-2012), the accession of Croatia the House of European History (2013), the establishment of the Parliament's research service (2014-2015); welcomes that Parliament was able to offset a major part of this expenditure through savings stemming from structural and organisational reforms, thus leading to only moderate budgetary increases around the inflation rate;

4.      Notes that, during the past legislature, Parliament agreed on a number of political priorities, which gave rise either to moderate budgetary increases or to budgetary savings; considers that the newly elected Parliament should scrutinise in depth the implementation of those multiannual projects and decide, on this basis, on its own political priorities, including, if necessary, the negative ones; requests in this respect the Secretary-General to present an assessment report on those multiannual projects in due time before the Parliament's reading in autumn 2015;

5.      Considers that for 2016 priority should be given to the reinforcement of parliamentary work, in particular by enhancing Parliament's legislative work as well as its capacity to scrutinise the executive, and the reinforcement of Parliament's security of buildings and cybersecurity;

6.      Is of the opinion that Parliament should be exemplary, making particular efforts as regards the size of its budget and the level of increase in expenditure compared to 2015; stresses that the 2016 budget should be set on a realistic basis and should be in line with the principles of budgetary discipline and sound financial management;

7.      Considers that the structural and organisational reforms aimed at achieving greater efficiency, environmental sustainability, and effectiveness should continue through the thorough examination of possible synergies and savings; recalls the substantial savings that could be made by having only one place of work instead of three (Brussels, Strasbourg, Luxembourg); underlines that this process should be lead without endangering Parliament's legislative excellence, its budgetary powers and powers of scrutiny, or the quality of working conditions for Members, assistants, and staff;

8.      Stresses that, in order to allow the Members of Parliament to fulfil their mandate and to empower Parliament's capacity to exercise all its powers, a sufficient level of resources should be ensured; underlines that the statutory and compulsory expenditure needed for 2016 must be covered;

9.      Welcomes that the share of Parliament's budget in the total MFF heading V was, with the exception of 2011 and 2014, below 20 % during the past legislature; considers that the share of Parliament's budget in 2016 should also be maintained under 20 %;

10.    Is of the opinion that the total increase in expenditure of the Parliament's budget for 2016, compared to 2015, should be determined by the following two factors:

i) the rate of increase in the current expenditure, which cannot exceed 1.6%;

ii) the level of exceptional expenditure needed in 2016 to reinforce the security of the European Parliament's buildings and cybersecurity in Brussels for a maximum amount of EUR 15 million;

stresses that, to this purpose, savings in other areas are necessary;

11.    Welcomes the agreement on savings reached between the Committee on Budgets and the Bureau's delegations at the conciliation meetings of 14 and 15 April 2015, as compared to the level of the preliminary draft estimates originally suggested by the Bureau;

12.    Sets the level of its current/functioning expenditure for the year 2016 to EUR 1 823 648 600, which corresponds to 1,6% increase over the 2015 budget, and adds to its draft estimates the exceptional extraordinary expenditure amounting to EUR 15 million requested in 2016 to reinforce the security of its buildings in Brussels as well as the cybersecurity of the Parliament;

13.    Seizes the opportunity of this first fully fledged conciliation process on the Parliament's budget under the 8th legislature to ask the Secretary-General and the Bureau to present medium and long term budgetary planning, together with the documents relating to the procedure for the establishment of the budget for 2017; asks the Secretary-General to clearly indicate the spending relating to investments (buildings, acquisitions, etc.) and the spending relating to the functioning of the Parliament and its statutory obligations;

14.    Recalls that Parliament, in the context of the budgetary procedure, has the possibility to adjust the budgetary priorities and will take the final decision in autumn 2015;

Specific issues

Priority to parliamentary work

15.    Underlines that, following the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, which has established the Parliament as a true co-legislator, and given the fact that one of the most important tasks of the Parliament is to control the executive, it is now absolutely essential to put the emphasis on the legislative and scrutiny work of Members;

16.    Considers that in order to consolidate the role of the Parliament, the administrative capacity of the secretariats of the specialised parliamentary committees should, where it has not yet been done, be reinforced accordingly, by means of redeployment;

17.    Believes that, in order to ensure adequate support to the Members for the accomplishment of their parliamentary activities, a new balance is necessary between accredited parliamentary assistants and local assistants; requests the Secretary-General to present a proposal for a decision to the Bureau to this end as soon as possible; believes that a transition period should be respected in the case of the revision of the current rules and expects that the final decision will enter into force as of July 2016 at the latest;

18.    Recalls that, according to the Rule 130 of the Parliament’s Rules of Procedure, the Conference of Presidents shall carry out, by July 2015, an assessment of the regime of written questions in respect of additional questions; underlines the fact that focus on statistics of parliamentary work should not be to the detriment of Members' actual legislative work; calls, therefore, for a revision of that regime and calls upon the competent authority to:

- limit, for each Member, the number of parliamentary questions submitted in electronic format to a maximum of five questions per month (not taking into account the co-authors);

- abolish the publication of the questions on Parliament's website and the possibility to submit any additional questions in the form of a paper document tabled and signed personally by the Member;

19.    Stresses that such a revision of Parliament´s Rules of Procedure governing questions for written answer (Rule 130) can generate savings and will limit the administrative burden of the European institutions without endangering the legislative powers of the European Parliament; expects the revised rules to be applicable as of January 2016;

20.    Considers that Parliament needs to be equipped with a modern, highly efficient work space for Members and staff;

Security

21.    Emphasises that in the current context the highest priority should be given to the security of the Parliament's premises; underlines that Parliament will need to take the new measures necessary to reinforce the security inside and outside its premises, while remaining an «open-house» for European citizens, as well as cyber-security;

22.    Requests, in this regard, the Secretary-General to present to the Committee on Budgets a global evaluation of the security measures taken so far by the Parliament and the budgetary consequences of such measures, since the decision to internalise Parliament security services (Bureau decision dated June 2012) and to outline the measures envisaged to reinforce Parliament's security inside and outside of its premises, as well as the impact of such measures on the 2016 budget; calls for information on the financial consequences of the interinstitutional administrative cooperation arrangements in the field of security;

Cybersecurity

23.    Is of the opinion that, due to an increasing use of electronic media and equipment, particular attention should be paid to IT security to ensure the maximum possible level of security of its information and communication systems; considers that any measure in this field should be based on a clear evaluation of Parliament's needs and decided in the context of the budgetary procedure;

Building policy

24.    Recalls that the mid-term building strategy, which was adopted by the Bureau in 2010, is currently under revision; invites the Secretary-General to present to the Committee on Budgets the new mid-term strategy on buildings as soon as possible and at the latest by August 2015, before the Parliament's reading of the budget in autumn 2015;

25.    Reiterates that long-term investments, such as Parliament's building projects, need to be handled prudently and transparently; insists on strict cost management, project planning and supervision; reiterates its call for a transparent decision-making process in the field of buildings policy, based on early information, having due regard to Article 203 of the Financial Regulation;

26.    Invites the Vice Presidents responsible to present to the Committee in charge the new mid-term strategy on buildings as well as a progress report of the KAD building including financing options; on this basis will decide during the reading of the budget on the inclusion of financing for the KAD building in to Parliament budget 2016 taking into consideration possible savings in interest rates;

27.    Recalls that, due to the construction of the KAD building, total payments per year will in the future be much lower than the rental expenses of comparable property;

Communication

28.    Calls on the Secretary-General to report to the Committee on Budgets on the evaluation of the 2014 parliamentary election campaign as well as the effectiveness of the Parliament's communication measures dedicated to the general public;

29.    Strongly believes that the primary mandate of Members is legislative work; considers, therefore, that for this purpose priority should be given to communication with the public and other stakeholders by the upgrading of technical equipment and media facilities given the increased media interest, the growing importance of social media and Members´ additional needs during the ordinary plenary sessions;

30.    Asks the Bureau to proceed to an independent evaluation of the first European Youth Event before organising a second event;

House of European History

31.    Notes that the opening of the House of European History is foreseen for 2016; requests the Secretary-General to present to the Committee on Budgets in due time before the Parliament's reading in autumn 2015 an updated budget programming over the next five years for the operational and functioning expenditure foreseen for the House of European History from the opening , including the participation of the Commission; recalls that in the 2014 budget a new budget line 16 03 04 "House of European History" was created in Section III of the Union budget for the Commission's contribution to the operational costs of the House of the European History;

Staff measures

32.    Stresses that the implementation of the 5 % staff reduction target, as decided in the framework of the Agreement on the 2014-2020 MFF, should continue in 2016; welcomes the confirmation not to extend the staffing reductions to staff of the political groups, which is fully in line with the Parliament´s abovementioned resolutions on the 2014 and 2015 budgets;

33.    Notes that for 2016 it is proposed to remove 57 posts from the establishment plan of the Parliament's Secretariat, which should save some EUR 1,8 million, considering that some of these posts are currently vacant and that the holders of the remaining posts will retire or be redeployed in the course of the year; notes that it is proposed to remove two further posts from the Parliament's establishment plan and transferred to the Commission in connection with two interinstitutional IT projects under Commission management, and that two additional posts will therefore be created in the Commission establishment plan for 2016;

34.    Approves the proposal of the Secretary-General to create 25 additional posts to reinforce DG SAFE in order to improve the effectiveness of the security systems inside and outside the Parliament's premises, the buildings' fire prevention, as well as to ensure an appropriate protection for its Members, staff and high level guests on the Parliament's premises; asks for the precise cost of these posts; considers however that the security system outside the Parliament's premises should be guaranteed by the Belgian authorities;

35.    Welcomes the proposal to reinforce the secretariats of parliamentary committees in order to allow Members to receive the necessary support in dealing with scrutiny, in particular in those parliamentary committees with the highest number, currently or to come, of implementing and delegated acts;

36.    Notes that, to this end, the Secretary-General proposes the creation of 20 additional posts in order to reinforce the secretariats of the parliamentary committees concerned (ECON, ENVI, ITRE, TRAN and LIBE);

37.    Calls on the Secretary-General to present to the Committee on Budgets a complete overview of the development of posts in Parliament and of how the 5 % staff reduction target has been approached so far and how it will be achieved in time and which reference number of posts in the establishment plan is being used to implement this aim;

Final considerations

38.    Adopts the draft estimates for the financial year 2016;

39.    Instructs its President to forward this resolution and the estimates to the Council and the Commission.

(1)

OJ L 298, 26.10.2012, p. 1.

(2)

OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884.

(3)

OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.

(4)

OJ L 287, 29.10.2013, p. 15.

(5)

Texts adopted, P7_TA(2013)0437.

(6)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2014)0036.


ANNEX: DRAFT ESTIMATES

 

DRAFT ESTIMATES FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2016

 

AS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGETS AT ITS MEETING OF

 

27 APRIL 2015

 

 

DRAFT ESTIMATES

2016

Contribution of the European Union to the financing of the expenditure

of Parliament for the financial year 2016

Heading

Amount

 

 

Expenditure

1 838 648 600

Own resources

152 437 131

Contribution due

1 686 211 469

REVENUE

Title Chapter Article Item

Heading

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

 

 

 

 

 

4

REVENUE ACCRUING FROM PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER UNION BODIES

 

 

 

4 0

MISCELLANEOUS TAXES AND DEDUCTIONS

 

 

 

4 0 0

Proceeds from taxation on the salaries, wages and allowances of Members of the institution, officials, other servants and persons in receipt of a pension

73 021 345

69 674 060

71 471 886.11

4 0 3

Proceeds from the temporary contribution from the salaries of Members of the institution, officials and other servants in active employment

p.m.

p.m.

25 197.48

4 0 4

Proceeds from the special levy on the salaries of Members of the institutions, officials and other servants in active employment

10 710 325

9 412 163

9 772 278.65

 

 

83 731 670

79 086 223

81 269 362.24

Chapter 4 0 — Total

4 1

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENSION SCHEME

 

 

 

4 1 0

Staff contributions to the pension scheme

59 184 461

60 237 843

53 614 328.60

4 1 1

Transfer or purchase of pension rights by staff

9 100 000

9 100 000

11 352 853.21

4 1 2

Contributions to the pension scheme by officials and temporary staff on leave on personal grounds

10 000

10 000

24 042.14

 

 

68 294 461

69 347 843

64 991 223.95

Chapter 4 1 — Total

4 2

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENSION SCHEME

 

 

 

4 2 1

Contributions by Members of the European Parliament to a retirement pension scheme

p.m.

p.m.

-

 

Chapter 4 2 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

-

 

Title 4 — Total

152 026 131

148 434 066

146 260 586.19

5

REVENUE ACCRUING FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATION OF THE INSTITUTION

 

 

 

5 0

PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF MOVABLE PROPERTY (SUPPLY OF GOODS) AND IMMOVABLE PROPERTY

 

 

 

5 0 0

Proceeds from the sale of movable property (supply of goods)

 

 

 

5 0 0 0

Proceeds from the sale of vehicles — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

-

5 0 0 1

Proceeds from the sale of other movable property — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

6 888.00

5 0 0 2

Proceeds from the supply of goods to other institutions or bodies — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

6 427.81

5 0 1

Proceeds from the sale of immovable property

p.m.

p.m.

-

5 0 2

Proceeds from the sale of publications, printed works and films — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

5 848.47

 

Chapter 5 0 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

19 164.28

5 1

PROCEEDS FROM LETTINGS

 

 

 

5 1 1

Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property and reimbursement of charges connected with lettings

 

 

 

5 1 1 0

Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

2 728 921.78

5 1 1 1

Reimbursement of charges connected with lettings — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

10.681.12

 

Chapter 5 1 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

2 739 602.90

5 2

REVENUE FROM INVESTMENTS OR LOANS GRANTED, BANK AND OTHER INTEREST

 

 

 

5 2 0

Revenue from investments or loans granted, bank and other interest on the institution’s accounts

410 000

410 000

442 335.67

 

Chapter 5 2 — Total

410 000

410 000

442 335.67

5 5

REVENUE FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SERVICES SUPPLIED AND WORK CARRIED OUT

 

 

 

5 5 0

Proceeds from the supply of services and work for other institutions or bodies, including refunds by other institutions or bodies of mission allowances paid on their behalf — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

5 232 191.62

5 5 1

Revenue from third parties in respect of services or work supplied at their request — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

1 105 304.58

 

Chapter 5 5 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

6 337 496.20

5 7

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATION OF THE INSTITUTION

 

 

 

5 7 0

Revenue arising from the repayment of amounts wrongly paid — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

4 705 964.82

5 7 1

Revenue earmarked for a specific purpose, such as income from foundations, subsidies, gifts and bequests, including the earmarked revenue specific to each institution — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

-

5 7 2

Repayment of welfare expenditure incurred on behalf of another institution

p.m.

p.m.

-

5 7 3

Other contributions and refunds in connection with the administrative operation of the institution — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

2 084 376.41

 

Chapter 5 7 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

6 790 341.23

5 8

MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS

 

 

 

5 8 1

Revenue from insurance payments received — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

185 508.04

 

Chapter 5 8 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

185 508.04

 

Title 5 — Total

410 000

410 000

16 514 448.32

6

CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH UNION AGREEMENTS AND PROGRAMMES

 

 

 

6 6

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS

 

 

 

6 6 0

Other contributions and refunds

 

 

 

6 6 0 0

Other assigned contributions and refunds — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

10 906 918.89

6 6 0 1

Other non-assigned contributions and refunds

p.m.

p.m.

-

 

Chapter 6 6 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

10 906 918.89

 

Title 6 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

10 906 918.89

9

MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

 

 

 

9 0

MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

 

 

 

9 0 0

Miscellaneous revenue

1 000

1 000

754 898.78

 

Chapter 9 0 — Total

1 000

1 000

754 898.78

 

Title 9 — Total

1 000

1 000

754 898.78

 

GRAND TOTAL

152 437 131

148 845 066

174 436 852.18

EXPENDITURE

General summary of appropriations (2016 and 2015) and outturn (2014)

Title Chapter

Heading

Appropriations 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

1

PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 0

MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTION

214 240 500

220 252 000

223 348 317.16

1 2

OFFICIALS AND TEMPORARY STAFF

624 331 000

608 733 635

592 225 771.19

1 4

OTHER STAFF AND EXTERNAL SERVICES

122 001 000

121 114 400

89 659 625.67

1 6

OTHER EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

17 522 500

18 314 480

15 769 390.60

 

Title 1 — Total

978 095 000

968 414 515

921 003 104.62

2

BUILDINGS, FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 0

BUILDINGS AND ASSOCIATED COSTS

212 568 000

210 241 500

261 255 176.91

2 1

DATA PROCESSING, EQUIPMENT AND MOVABLE PROPERTY

167 886 850

149 330 149

127 593 866.92

2 3

CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURE

5 912 750

6 049 000

4 824 591.00

 

Title 2 — Total

386 367 600

365 620 649

393 673 634.83

 

 

 

 

 

3

EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM GENERAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 0

MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

35 093 000

36 175 971

28 562 579.97

3 2

EXPERTISE AND INFORMATION: ACQUISITION, ARCHIVING, PRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION

115 433 000

115 686 393

112 532 749.84

 

Title 3 — Total

150 526 000

151 862 364

141 095 329.81

 

 

 

 

 

4

EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM SPECIAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 0

EXPENDITURE RELATING TO CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

111 100 000

104 818 084

100 523 786.23

4 2

EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANCE

202 140 000

192 113 500

181 048 836.81

4 4

MEETINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS

420 000

400 000

400 000

 

Title 4 — Total

313 660 000

297 331 584

281 972 623.04

 

 

 

 

 

10

OTHER EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 0

PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATIONS

p m

p.m.

0

10 1

CONTINGENCY RESERVE

10 000 000

11 700 000

0

10 3

ENLARGEMENT RESERVE

p.m.

p.m.

0

10 4

RESERVE FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION POLICY

p.m.

p.m.

0

10 5

PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATION FOR BUILDINGS

p.m.

p.m.

0

10 6

RESERVE FOR PRIORITY PROJECTS UNDER DEVELOPMENT

p.m.

p.m.

0

10 8

EMAS RESERVE

p.m.

p.m.

0

 

Title 10 — Total

10 000 000

11 700 000

0

 

GRAND TOTAL

1 838 648 600

1 794 929 112

1 737 744 692.30

Revenue — OWN RESOURCES

Title 4 — REVENUE ACCRUING FROM PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER UNION BODIES

Chapter 4 0 — MISCELLANEOUS TAXES AND DEDUCTIONS

Article 4 0 0 — Proceeds from taxation on the salaries, wages and allowances of Members of the institution, officials, other servants and persons in receipt of a pension

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

73 021 345

69 674 060

71 471 886,11

Remarks

Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Union and in particular Article 12 thereof.

Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom, ECSC) No 260/68 of 29 February 1968 laying down the conditions and procedure for applying the tax for the benefit of the European Communities (OJ L 56, 4.3.1968, p. 8).

Article 4 0 3 — Proceeds from the temporary contribution from the salaries of Members of the institution, officials and other servants in active employment

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

25 197,48

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Communities, and in particular Article 66a thereof in the version in force until 15 December 2003.

Article 4 0 4 — Proceeds from the special levy and the solidarity levy on the salaries of Members of the institution, officials and other servants in active employment

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

10 710 325

9 412 163

9 772 278,65

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 66a thereof.

Chapter 4 1 — CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENSION SCHEME

Article 4 1 0 — Staff contributions to the pension scheme

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

59 184 461

60 237 843

53 614 328,60

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 83(2) thereof.

Article 4 1 1 — Transfer or purchase of pension rights by staff

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

9 100 000

9 100 000

11 352 853,21

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 4, Article 11(2) and (3) and Article 48 of Annex VIII thereto.

Article 4 1 2 — Contributions to the pension scheme by officials and temporary staff on leave on personal grounds

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

10 000

10 000

24 042,14

Chapter 4 2 — OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENSION SCHEME

Article 4 2 1 — Contributions by Members of the European Parliament to a retirement pension scheme

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

Remarks

Rules governing the payment of expenses and allowances to Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Annex III thereto.

Title 5 — REVENUE ACCRUING FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATION OF THE INSTITUTION

Chapter 5 0 — PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF MOVABLE PROPERTY (SUPPLY OF GOODS) AND IMMOVABLE PROPERTY

Article 5 0 0 — Proceeds from the sale of movable property (supply of goods)

Item 5 0 0 0 — Proceeds from the sale of vehicles — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

Remarks

This item is intended to record revenue accruing from the sale or part-exchange of vehicles belonging to the institution.

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Item 5 0 0 1 — Proceeds from the sale of other movable property — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

6 888,00

Remarks

This item is intended to record revenue accruing from the sale or part exchange of movable property other than vehicles belonging to the institution.

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Item 5 0 0 2 — Proceeds from the supply of goods to other institutions or bodies — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

6 427,81

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Details of expenditure and revenue resulting from loans or rents or the provision of services under this budget item shall be set out in an annex to this budget.

Article 5 0 1 — Proceeds from the sale of immovable property

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

Remarks

This article is intended to record revenue from the sale of immovable property belonging to the institution.

Article 5 0 2 — Proceeds from the sale of publications, printed works and films — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

5 848,47

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

This article shall also include the proceeds of the sale of these products by electronic means.

Chapter 5 1 — PROCEEDS FROM LETTING

Article 5 1 1 — Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property and reimbursement of charges connected with lettings

Item 5 1 1 0 — Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

2 728 921,78

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Details of expenditure and revenue resulting from loans or rents or the provision of services under this budget item shall be set out in an annex to this budget.

Item 5 1 1 1 — Reimbursement of charges connected with lettings — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

10 681,12

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Chapter 5 2 — REVENUE FROM INVESTMENTS OR LOANS GRANTED, BANK AND OTHER INTEREST

Article 5 2 0 — Revenue from investments or loans granted, bank and other interest on the institution's accounts

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

410 000

410 000

442 335,67

Remarks

This article is intended to record revenue from investments or loans granted, bank and other interest on the institution’s accounts.

Chapter 5 5 — REVENUE FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SERVICES SUPPLIED AND WORK CARRIED OUT

Article 5 5 0 — Proceeds from the supply of services and work for other institutions or bodies, including refunds by other institutions or bodies of mission allowances paid on their behalf — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

5 232 191,62

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Article 5 5 1 — Revenue from third parties in respect of services supplied or work carried out at their request — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

1 105 304,58

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Chapter 5 7 — OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATION OF THE INSTITUTION

Article 5 7 0 — Revenue arising from the repayment of amounts wrongly paid — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

4 705 964,82

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Article 5 7 1 — Revenue earmarked for a specific purpose, such as income from foundations, subsidies, gifts and bequests, including the earmarked revenue specific to each institution — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(2)(d) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Article 5 7 2 — Repayment of welfare expenditure incurred on behalf of another institution

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

Remarks

This article is intended to record revenue from the repayment of welfare expenditure incurred on behalf of another institution.

Article 5 7 3 — Other contributions and refunds in connection with the administrative operation of the institution — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

2 084 376,41

Chapter 5 8 — MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS

Article 5 8 1 — Revenue from insurance payments received — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

185 508,04

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

This article also includes reimbursement by insurance companies of the salaries of officials involved in accidents.

Title 6 — CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH UNION AGREEMENTS AND PROGRAMMES

Chapter 6 6 — OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS

Article 6 6 0 — Other contributions and refunds

Item 6 6 0 0 — Other assigned contributions and refunds — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

10 906 918,89

Remarks

This item is intended to record, pursuant to Article 21 of the Financial Regulation, any revenue not provided for in other parts of Title 6 and which is used to provide additional appropriations to finance expenditure to which this revenue is assigned.

Item 6 6 0 1 — Other non-assigned contributions and refunds

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

Title 9 — MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

Chapter 9 0 — MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

Article 9 0 0 — Miscellaneous revenue

Figures

Budget 2016

Budget 2015

Outturn 2014

1 000

1 000

754 898,78

Remarks

This article is intended to record miscellaneous revenue.

Details of expenditure and revenue resulting from loans or rents or the provision of services under this article shall be set out in an annex to this budget.

Expenditure — EXPENDITURE

Title 1 — PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

Chapter 1 0 — MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTION

Article 1 0 0 — Salaries and allowances

Item 1 0 0 0 — Salaries

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

72 520 000

71 530 000

74 881 314,28

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 9 and 10 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 1 and 2 thereof.

This appropriation is intended to cover the salary provided for by the Statute for Members.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 1 0 0 4 — Ordinary travel expenses

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

74 700 000

72 800 000

66 550 000,00

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 20 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 10 to 21 and 24 thereof.

This appropriation is intended to cover reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses in connection with travelling to and from the places of work and with other duty travel.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 25 000.

Item 1 0 0 5 — Other travel expenses

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

6 550 000

5 850 000

7 500 000,00

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 20 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 22 and 23 thereof.

This appropriation is intended to cover reimbursement of additional travel expenses and travel expenses incurred in the Member State of election.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 1 000.

Item 1 0 0 6 — General expenditure allowance

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

39 814 000

39 715 000

43 215 516,17

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 20 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 25 to 28 thereof.

This allowance is intended to cover — in accordance with the abovementioned articles of the Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament — expenses resulting from the parliamentary activities of Members.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 75 000.

Item 1 0 0 7 — Allowances for performance of duties

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

181 500

179 000

171 049,74

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 20 thereof.

Bureau Decision of 16-17 June 2009.

This appropriation is intended to cover the flat-rate subsistence and representation allowances in connection with the duties of the President of the European Parliament.

Article 1 0 1 — Accident and sickness insurance and other welfare measures

Item 1 0 1 0 — Accident and sickness insurance and other social security charges

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

3 058 000

3 358 000

2 339 883,01

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 18 and 19 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, in particular Articles 3 to 9 and 29 thereof.

Common rules on the insurance of officials of the European Union against the risk of accident and of occupational disease.

Joint rules on sickness insurance for officials of the European Communities.

Commission Decision laying down general implementing provisions for the reimbursement of medical expenses.

This appropriation is intended to cover accident insurance and reimbursement of medical expenses for Members and loss and theft of Members’ personal effects.

It is also intended to cover the provision of insurance cover and assistance to Members should they need to be repatriated whilst undertaking an official journey, as a result of a serious illness, an accident or an unforeseen event that prevents them from continuing their journey. Such assistance involves organising the Member’s repatriation and defraying the related costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 79 000.

Item 1 0 1 2 — Specific measures to assist disabled Members

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

798 000

301 000

239 224,34

Remarks

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 30 thereof.

This appropriation is intended to cover certain expenditure required to provide assistance for a seriously disabled Member.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 1 0 2 — Transitional allowances

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

1 770 000

11 810 000

14 766 194,17

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 13 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 45 to 48 and 77 thereof.

This appropriation is intended to cover the transitional allowance after the end of a Member’s term of office.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 1 0 3 — Pensions

Item 1 0 3 0 — Retirement pensions (PEAM)

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

11 450 000

11 010 000

10 422 836,85

Remarks

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 75 thereof, and Annex III to the Rules on Payment of Expenses and Allowances to Members of the European Parliament (‘PEAM rules’).

This appropriation is intended to cover the payment of an old-age pension after the cessation of a Member’s term of office.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 150 000.

Item 1 0 3 1 — Invalidity pensions (PEAM)

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

291 000

285 000

282 186,10

Remarks

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 75 thereof, and Annex II to the Rules on Payment of Expenses and Allowances to Members of the European Parliament (‘PEAM rules’).

This appropriation is intended to cover the payment of a pension to Members who become incapacitated during their term of office.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 1 0 3 2 — Survivors’ pensions (PEAM)

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

2 458 000

2 782 000

2 454 828,14

Remarks

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 75 thereof, and Annex I to the Rules on Payment of Expenses and Allowances to Members of the. European Parliament (‘PEAM rules’).

This appropriation is intended to cover the payment of a survivor’s and/or orphan’s pension in the event of the death of a Member or of a former Member.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 15 000.

Item 1 0 3 3 — Optional pension scheme for Members

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

32 000

25 284,36

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 27 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 76 thereof, and Annex VII to the Rules on Payment of Expenses and Allowances to Members of the European Parliament (‘PEAM rules’).

This appropriation is intended to cover the institution's contribution to the additional voluntary pension scheme for Members.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 500.

Article 1 0 5 — Language and data-processing courses

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

650 000

600 000

500 000,00

Remarks

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 44 thereof.

Bureau decision of 4 May 2009 on language and IT training for Members.

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of language and IT courses for Members.

Article 1 0 9 — Provisional appropriation

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the effects of any adjustments to payments to Members of the institution.

It is purely provisional and may be used only after its transfer to other headings in accordance with the Financial Regulation.

Chapter 1 2 — OFFICIALS AND TEMPORARY STAFF

Article 1 2 0 — Remuneration and other entitlements

Item 1 2 0 0 — Remuneration and allowances

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

620 033 000

604 340 535

588 325 126,76

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

This appropriation is mainly intended to cover, for officials and temporary staff holding a post provided for in the establishment plan:

 salaries, allowances and other payments related to salaries,

 insurance against sickness, accident and occupational disease and other social security contributions,

 flat-rate overtime allowances,

 miscellaneous allowances and grants,

 payment of travel expenses for officials or temporary staff, their spouses and dependants from their place of employment to their place of origin,

 the impact of salary weightings applicable to remuneration and to the part of emoluments transferred to a country other than the country of employment,

 unemployment insurance for temporary staff and payments made by the institution to allow temporary staff to constitute or maintain pension rights in their country of origin.

It is also intended to cover the insurance premiums in respect of sports accidents for users of the European Parliament’s sports centre in Brussels and in Strasbourg.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 300 000.

Item 1 2 0 2 — Paid overtime

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

248 000

296 500

110 000,00

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 56 thereof and Annex VI thereto.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

This appropriation is intended to cover the payment of overtime under the conditions set out in the abovementioned provisions.

Item 1 2 0 4 — Entitlements in connection with entering the service, transfer and leaving the service

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

2 950 000

3 760 000

3 200 000,00

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 travel expenses due to officials and temporary staff (including their families) entering or leaving the service or being transferred to another place of employment,

 installation/resettlement allowances and removal expenses due to officials and temporary staff obliged to change their place of residence on taking up duty, on transfer to a new place of employment and on finally leaving the institution and resettling elsewhere,

 daily subsistence allowance for officials and temporary staff who furnish evidence that they must change their place of residence on taking up duty or transferring to a new place of employment,

 the compensation for a probationary official who is dismissed because his work is obviously inadequate,

 compensation for a member of the temporary staff whose contract is terminated by the institution,

 the difference between the contributions paid by contract staff to a Member State pension scheme and those payable to the Union scheme in the event of reclassification of a contract.

Article 1 2 2 — Allowances upon early termination of service

Item 1 2 2 0 — Allowances for staff retired or placed on leave in the interests of the service

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

1 100 000

335 600

418 515,27

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Articles 41, 42c and 50 thereof and Annex IV thereto, and Article 48a of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

This appropriation is intended to cover the allowances payable:

 to officials assigned non-active status in connection with action to reduce the number of posts in the institution,

 to officials placed on leave to meet organisational needs associated with the acquisition of new skills within the institution,

 to officials and temporary management staff for political groups holding posts in grades AD 16 and AD 15 retired in the interests of the service.

It also covers the employer’s contribution towards sickness insurance and the impact of the weightings applicable to these allowances (except for beneficiaries of Article 42c, who are not entitled to a weighting).

Item 1 2 2 2 — Allowances for staff whose service is terminated and special retirement scheme for officials and temporary staff

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

1 000

172 129,16

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Articles 64 and 72 thereof.

Council Regulation (EC, Euratom, ECSC) No 2689/95 of 17 November 1995 introducing special measures to terminate the service of temporary staff of the European Communities as a result of the accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden (OJ L 280, 23.11.1995, p. 4).

Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1748/2002 of 30 September 2002 introducing, in the context of the modernisation of the institution, special measures to terminate the service of Officials of the European Communities appointed to an established post in the European Parliament and temporary staff working in the Political Groups of the European Parliament (OJ L 264, 2.10.2002, p. 9).

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 the allowances payable under the Staff Regulations or Council Regulations (EC, Euratom, ECSC) No 2689/95 and (EC, Euratom) No 1748/2002,

 the employer’s contributions towards sickness insurance for the recipients of the allowances,

 the impact of the weightings applicable to the various allowances.

Article 1 2 4 — Provisional appropriation

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 65 thereof and Annex XI thereto.

This appropriation is intended to cover the effects of any salary adjustments decided by the Council during the financial year.

It is provisional and may be used only after its transfer to the appropriate headings of this chapter.

Chapter 1 4 — OTHER STAFF AND EXTERNAL SERVICES

Article 1 4 0 — Other staff and external persons

Item 1 4 0 0 — Other staff

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

60 801 000

54 199 000

45 051 879,32

Remarks

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (Title 4).

General implementing provisions governing competitions and selection procedures, recruitment and the grading of officials and other servants of the European Parliament of 17 October 2014.

This appropriation is mainly intended to cover the following expenditure:

 the remuneration, including allocations and allowances, of other staff, including contract staff and special advisers (within the meaning of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union), employer’s contributions to the various social security schemes, the bulk of which are paid in to the EU institutions’ own scheme, and the impact of salary adjustments applicable to the remuneration of these staff,

 the employment of temporary agency staff,

 invoices issued by the PMO to cover the cost of employing staff to deal with the administrative files of members of Parliament's staff (in particular matters relating to unemployment benefits and pension entitlements).

Part of this appropriation is to be used for the recruitment of persons with disabilities as contract staff members, in accordance with the Bureau decision of 7 and 9 July 2008.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 3 000 000.

Item 1 4 0 2 — Expenditure on interpretation

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

45 125 000

49 524 900

34 553 991,00

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

Agreement on working conditions and the pecuniary regime for auxiliary conference interpreters (ACIs) (and the implementing rules therefor), as established on 28 July 1999, amended on 13 October 2004 and revised on 31 July 2008.

This appropriation is intended to cover the following expenditure:

 the fees and related allowances, social security contributions, travel expenses and other expenses of contract conference interpreters recruited by the European Parliament to service meetings organised by the European Parliament to meet its own needs or those of other institutions when the necessary services cannot be provided by European Parliament interpreters (officials and temporary staff),

 expenditure on conference agencies, technicians and administrators used to service the above meetings where they cannot be serviced by officials, temporary staff or other European Parliament staff,

 expenses in connection with services provided to the European Parliament by interpreters who are staff members of regional, national or international institutions,

 expenses in connection with interpretation-related activities, in particular preparations for meetings and interpreter training and selection.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 3 570 000.

Item 1 4 0 4 — Graduate traineeships, grants and exchanges of officials

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

7 185 000

7 390 500

5 791 881,77

Remarks

Rules governing the attachment of European Parliament officials and temporary staff of the political groups to national public authorities, bodies treated as such public authorities and international organisations (Bureau Decision of 7 March 2005).

Rules governing the secondment of national experts to the European Parliament (Bureau Decision of 4 May 2009).

Internal Rules governing traineeships and study visits in the Secretariat of the European Parliament (decision of the Secretary-General of the European Parliament of 1 February 2013).

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 emoluments for graduate trainees (scholarships), including any household allowances, and allowances paid to trainees,

 travel expenses of trainees,

 additional costs, directly related to their disability, for trainees on the pilot programme of traineeships who have a disability, in accordance with Article 24(9) (formerly 20(8)) of the Internal Rules governing traineeships and study visits in the Secretariat of the European Parliament. These include the costs of an additional disability payment (of up to 50% of the scholarship),

 sickness and accident insurance for trainees,

 costs connected with the holding of information/training sessions for trainees (including costs of receiving trainees),

 expenditure arising from staff movements between the European Parliament and the public sector in the Member States or other countries specified in the rules,

 expenditure arising from the secondment of national experts to the European Parliament, including allowances and travel expenses,

 accident insurance for national experts on secondment,

 allowances for study visits,

 the organising of training schemes for conference interpreters and translators, inter alia in cooperation with schools of interpreting and universities providing training in translation, as well as grants for the training and further training of interpreters and translators, purchase of teaching materials, and associated costs,

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 1 4 0 6 — Observers

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

The appropriation is intended to cover the payment of expenses relating to observers, in accordance with Rule 13 (formerly Rule 11) of the European Parliament’s Rules of Procedure.

Article 1 4 2 — External translation services

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

8 890 000

10 000 000

4 261 873,58

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the translation, typing, coding and technical assistance work sent to outside suppliers.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 135 000.

Article 1 4 4 — Provisional appropriation

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

This appropriation is intended to cover the effects of any salary adjustments decided by the Council during the financial year.

It is provisional and may be used only after its transfer to the appropriate headings of this chapter.

Chapter 1 6 — OTHER EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

Article 1 6 1 — Expenditure relating to staff management

Item 1 6 1 0 — Expenditure on recruitment

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

254 000

328 980

236 000,00

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Articles 27 to 31 and 33 thereof and Annex III thereto.

Decision 2002/620/EC of the European Parliament, the Council, the Commission, the Court of Justice, the Court of Auditors, the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Ombudsman of 25 July 2002 establishing a European Communities Personnel Selection Office (OJ L 197, 26.7.2002, p. 53) and Decision 2002/621/EC of the Secretaries-General of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission, the Registrar of the Court of Justice, the Secretaries-General of the Court of Auditors, the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions, and the Representative of the European Ombudsman of 25 July 2002 on the organisation and operation of the European Communities Personnel Selection Office (OJ L 197, 26.7.2002, p. 56).

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 expenditure on organising the competitions provided for in Article 3 of Decision 2002/621/EC and travel and subsistence expenses for applicants called for interviews and medical examinations,

 the costs of organising procedures for selecting staff.

In cases duly justified by operational needs and after consultation of the European Personnel Selection Office, the institution may use some of these appropriations to organise its own competitions.

Item 1 6 1 2 — Further training

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

6 400 000

5 200 000

4 835 590,94

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 24a thereof.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on training for improving staff skills and the performance and efficiency of the institution, e.g. via language courses for the official working languages.

Article 1 6 3 — Measures to assist the institution's staff

Item 1 6 3 0 — Social welfare

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

784 000

764 000

517 180,69

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Articles 1d, 9(3), third subparagraph, and 76 thereof.

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 as part of an interinstitutional policy to assist persons with a disability in the following categories:

 officials and temporary staff in active employment,

 spouses of officials and temporary staff in active employment,

 dependent children within the meaning of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union,

the reimbursement, to the extent permitted by the budget and after national entitlements in the country of residence or the country of origin have been exhausted, of expenses (other than medical expenses) recognised as necessary, resulting from the handicap and supported by documentary evidence and not covered by the Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme,

 action taken in respect of officials and other servants in particularly difficult situations,

 the financing of a grant for the Staff Committee and incidental expenditure in the Welfare Service. Contributions or defrayal of expenses by the Staff Committee for participants in a welfare activity will be aimed at financing activities that have a social, cultural or linguistic dimension, but there will be no subsidies for individual staff members or households,

 other institutional or interinstitutional welfare measures for the inclusion of officials and other staff,

 the financing of specific reasonable accommodation measures for officials and other servants with disabilities and trainees with disabilities in application of Art. 1 d of the Staff Regulations, in particular personal assistance at the workplace or during missions.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100 000.

Item 1 6 3 1 — Mobility

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

754 000

754 000

702 914,74

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure relating to mobility at the various places of work.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 1 6 3 2 — Social contacts between members of staff and other social measures

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

238 000

255 000

248 522,25

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to encourage and provide financial backing for schemes to promote social contact between staff of different nationalities, for example subsidies to staff clubs, sports associations, cultural societies, etc., and to make a contribution to the cost of a permanent leisure centre (cultural and sports activities, hobbies, restaurant).

It also covers financial support for interinstitutional social activities.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 600 000.

Article 1 6 5 — Activities relating to all persons working with the institution

Item 1 6 5 0 — Medical service

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

1 100 000

1 100 000

1 172 537,01

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 59 thereof and Article 8 of Annex II thereto.

This appropriation is intended to cover the operating costs of the medical service at the three places of work, including the purchase of materials and pharmaceutical products, etc., expenditure on preventive medical check-ups, expenditure arising from the operation of the Invalidity Committee and expenditure on services provided by outside medical specialists deemed necessary by the medical officers.

It also covers expenditure involving the purchase of certain work tools deemed necessary on medical grounds, together with expenditure on medical or paramedical staff under service provision arrangements or on short-term stand-in assignment.

Item 1 6 5 2 — Current operating expenditure for restaurants and canteens

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

1 365 000

3 500 000

4 050 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover restaurant and canteen management and operating costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 1 000 000.

Item 1 6 5 4 —Child care facilities

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

6 427 500

6 212 500

4 006 644,97

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the European Parliament’s contribution to all the expenditure of the Early Childhood Centre and outside crèches with which an agreement has been concluded.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 4 762 000.

Item 1 6 5 5 — European Parliament contribution for accredited European Schools (Type II)

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

200 000

200 000

 

Remarks

Implementation of Commission Decision C(2013)4886 of 1 August 2013 (OJ C 222, 2.8.2013, p. 8).

This appropriation is intended to cover the European Parliament’s contribution for Type-II European Schools accredited by the Board of Governors of the European Schools or the reimbursement of the contribution paid by the Commission on behalf of the European Parliament for Type-II European Schools accredited by the Board of Governors of the European Schools, in accordance with the service agreement concluded with the Commission. It covers costs relating to children of European Parliament staff coming under the Staff Regulations who are enrolled in such schools.

Title 2 — BUILDINGS, FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENDITURE

Remarks

Since risk cover has been revoked by insurance companies, the risk of industrial conflicts and terrorist attacks for the European Parliament buildings needs to be covered through the general budget of the European Union.

The appropriations of this title accordingly cover all expenses in connection with damage resulting from industrial conflicts and terrorist attacks.

Chapter 2 0 — Buildings and associated costs

Article 2 0 0 — Buildings

Item 2 0 0 0 — Rent

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

33 058 000

28 782 000

29 109 302,26

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover rent for the buildings or parts of buildings occupied by the European Parliament.

It also covers property tax. The rentals are calculated over 12 months on the basis of existing leases or leases in preparation, which normally provide for cost of living or construction cost index-linking.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 1.500 000.

Financial contributions from Member States or their public agencies or entities in the form of financing or repayment of costs and of associated charges relating to the purchase or use of land, buildings, as well as of charges in relation to buildings and facilities of the institution, shall be considered as external assigned revenue within the meaning of Article 21(2) of the Financial Regulation.

Item 2 0 0 1 — Lease payments

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

6 590 000

76 914 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the annual lease payments for buildings or parts of buildings under existing leases or leases in preparation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 50 000.

Financial contributions from Member States or their public agencies or entities in the form of financing or repayment of costs and of associated charges relating to the purchase or use of land, buildings, as well as of charges in relation to buildings and facilities of the institution, shall be considered as external assigned revenue within the meaning of Article 21(2) of the Financial Regulation.

Item 2 0 0 3 — Acquisition of immovable property

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the acquisition of immovable property. Subsidies for land and its servicing will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Financial Regulation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 1 000 000.

Financial contributions from Member States or their public agencies or entities in the form of financing or repayment of costs and of associated charges relating to the purchase or use of land, buildings, as well as of charges in relation to buildings and facilities of the institution, shall be considered as external assigned revenue within the meaning of Article 21(2) of the Financial Regulation.

Item 2 0 0 5 — Construction of buildings

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

15 770 000

18 560 000

29 037 044,51

Remarks

This item is intended for any entry of appropriations for the construction of buildings (works, consultants’ fees and all related costs).

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Financial contributions from Member States or their public agencies or entities in the form of financing or repayment of costs and of associated charges relating to the purchase or use of land, buildings, as well as of charges in relation to buildings and facilities of the institution, shall be considered as external assigned revenue within the meaning of Article 21(2) of the Financial Regulation.

Item 2 0 0 7 — Fitting-out of premises

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

57 940 000

45 471 000

23 517 399,72

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the performance of fitting-out work, including other expenditure connected with that work, in particular architects’ or engineers’ fees, etc.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 600 000.

Financial contributions from Member States or their public agencies or entities in the form of financing or repayment of costs and of associated charges relating to the purchase or use of land, buildings, as well as of charges in relation to buildings and facilities of the institution, shall be considered as external assigned revenue within the meaning of Article 21(2) of the Financial Regulation.

Item 2 0 0 8 — Other specific property management arrangements

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

5 256 000

5 561 000

4 060 467,21

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on property management not specifically provided for in the other articles in this Chapter, i.e.:

 waste management and treatment,

 mandatory inspections, quality checks, expert opinions, audits, compliance monitoring, etc.,

 technical library,

 management support (building helpdesk),

 taking care of building drawings and information media,

 other expenditure.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 50 000.

Article 2 0 2 — Expenditure on buildings

Item 2 0 2 2 — Building maintenance, upkeep, operation and cleaning

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

62 944 000

62 400 000

54 930 847,78

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the maintenance, upkeep, operating and cleaning costs, on the basis of current contracts, for the buildings (offices, other areas and installations) rented or owned by the European Parliament.

Before renewing or concluding contracts, the institution will consult the other institutions on the contractual terms each of them has obtained (prices, currency chosen, index-linking, duration, other clauses) with due regard for Article 104 of the Financial Regulation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 200 000.

Item 2 0 2 4 — Energy consumption

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

20 160 000

21 690 000

17 034 803,69

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover, in particular, water, gas, electricity and heating costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100 000.

Item 2 0 2 6 — Security and surveillance of buildings

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

16 760 000

20 211 500

25 890 784,21

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover essentially the costs of caretaking and surveillance in respect of buildings occupied by the European Parliament at its three habitual places of work, its information offices in the Union and its offices in third countries.

Before renewing or concluding contracts, the institution will consult the other institutions on the contractual terms each of them has obtained (prices, currency chosen, index-linking, duration, other clauses) with due regard for Article 104 of the Financial Regulation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 120 000.

Item 2 0 2 8 — Insurance

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

680 000

976 000

760 527,53

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover payments in respect of insurance policy premiums.

The amount of assigned revenue pursuant to Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 50 000.

Chapter 2 1 — DATA PROCESSING, EQUIPMENT AND MOVABLE PROPERTY

Remarks

In connection with public procurement, the institution will consult the other institutions on the contractual terms each of them has obtained.

Article 2 1 0 — Computing and telecommunications

Item 2 1 0 0 — Computing and telecommunications — business-as-usual operations — Operations

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

25 310 000

28 560 000

21 066 292,36

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase, hire, servicing and maintenance of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for business-as-usual operations to ensure that the European Parliament’s computing and telecommunications systems function properly. That expenditure relates mainly to systems at the computer and telecommunications centre, computing at departmental level and network management operations.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 140 000.

Item 2 1 0 1 — Computing and telecommunications — business-as-usual operations — infrastructure

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

19 029 000

18 404 000

21 890 682,48

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase, hire, servicing and maintenance of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for business-as-usual operations to manage and maintain the European Parliament's computing and telecommunications system infrastructure. That expenditure relates mainly to network, cabling, telecommunications, individual equipment and voting system infrastructure.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 291 000.

Item 2 1 0 2 — Computing and telecommunications — business-as-usual operations — General support for users

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

13 910 000

13 202 500

11 763 534,15

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase, hire, servicing and maintenance of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for business-as-usual operations to provide assistance and support for users of the European Parliament’s computing and telecommunications systems. That expenditure relates mainly to support services for Members and for administrative and legislative applications.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 2 1 0 3 — Computing and telecommunications — business-as-usual operations — Management of ICT applications

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

18 920 365

18 380 809

13 812 344,88

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase, hire, servicing and maintenance of hardware and software and related work, and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for business-as-usual operations connected with ICT applications management in the institution. That expenditure relates mainly to applications for Members and communication activities, as well as administrative and legislative applications.

It is also intended to cover expenditure in ICT tools financed jointly in the context of interinstitutional cooperation in the field of languages, provided for by the decisions taken by the Interinstitutional Committee on Translation and Interpretation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 32 000.

Item 2 1 0 4 — Computing and telecommunications — Investment in infrastructure

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

21 824 135

21 173 000

19 352 736,86

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for investments connected to the European Parliament’s computing and telecommunications system infrastructure. The investments relate mainly to systems at the computer and telecommunications centre, networks, cabling and video-conferencing systems.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 30 000.

Item 2 1 0 5 — Computing and telecommunications — Investment in projects

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

24 324 750

15 454 750

12 213 961,44

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for investments relating to ongoing and new ICT projects. The investments relate mainly to applications for Members, legislative, administrative and financial applications and ICT governance applications.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 2 000.

Article 2 1 2 — Furniture

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

7 018 500

3 007 000

3 168 096,49

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the purchase, hire, maintenance and repair of furniture, including the purchase of ergonomic furniture, the replacement of worn-out and broken furniture and office machines. It is also intended to cover miscellaneous expenditure on managing the European Parliament’s furniture stock.

In connection with works of art, this appropriation is intended to cover both the cost of acquiring and purchasing specific material and the current expenditure relating thereto, such as experts, conservation, framing, restoration, cleaning, insurance and ad hoc transport costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 2 1 4 — Technical equipment and installations

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

30 868 100

24 159 090

19 365 043,88

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the purchase, hire, maintenance, repair and management of technical equipment and installations, and in particular of:

 miscellaneous fixed and mobile technical installations and equipment in connection with publishing, security (including software), canteens and buildings, etc.,

 equipment in particular for the printshop, telephone service, canteens, staff shops, security, conferences, and the audiovisual sector, etc.,

 special equipment (electronic, computing and electrical) and related external services,

 installation of two additional telephone lines in Members’ offices upon request.

This appropriation also covers publicity costs for the resale and scrapping of inventoried items and the costs of technical assistance (consultancy) with matters on which external expertise is needed.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 135 000.

Article 2 1 6 — Transport of Members, other persons and goods

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

6 682 000

6 989 000

4 961 174,18

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the purchase, maintenance, use and repair of vehicles (fleet of cars and bicycles) and the hire of cars, taxis, coaches and lorries, with or without drivers, including the necessary insurance cover and other management costs. When replacing the car fleet or purchasing or hiring vehicles, preference will be given to cars that are the least polluting for the environment, such as hybrid cars.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100 000.

Chapter 2 3 — CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURE

Remarks

In connection with public procurement, the institution will consult the other institutions on the contractual terms each of them has obtained.

Article 2 3 0 — Stationery, office supplies and miscellaneous consumables

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

1 756 000

2 263 000

1 463 016,51

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the purchase of paper, envelopes, office supplies, supplies for the print shop and document reproduction workshops, etc., together with the related management costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 2 500.

Article 2 3 1 — Financial charges

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

40 000

40 000

19 598,46

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover bank charges (commission, agios and miscellaneous charges) and other financial charges, including ancillary costs for the financing of buildings.

Article 2 3 2 — Legal costs and damages

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

1 110 000

1 035 000

842 916,34

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 costs which may be awarded against the European Parliament by the Court of Justice, the General Court, the Civil Service Tribunal or national courts,

 the cost of hiring outside lawyers to represent the European Parliament in Union and national courts, and the cost of hiring legal advisers or experts to assist the Legal Service,

 reimbursement of lawyers’ fees in connection with disciplinary and equivalent proceedings,

 damages and interest expenses,

 agreed compensation through amicable settlement pursuant to Articles 91 and 92 (formerly 69 and 70) of the Rules of Procedure of the European Union Civil Service Tribunal.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 2 3 6 — Postage on correspondence and delivery charges

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

303 000

355 000

297 523,89

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover charges for postage, processing and delivery by national postal services or private delivery firms.

This appropriation is also intended to cover mail-handling services.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 25 000.

Article 2 3 7 — Removals

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

1 440 000

1 160 000

1 512 597,25

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of removal and handling work carried out by removal firms or by temporary handling staff supplied by outside agencies.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 2 3 8 — Other administrative expenditure

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

1 013 750

946 000

688 938,55

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 insurance not specifically provided for in another item,

 the purchase and maintenance of uniforms for ushers, drivers, receptionists, warehouse staff, removal men and staff in the Visits and Seminars Unit, the Parlamentarium, the medical services, the security and building maintenance services and various technical services,

 miscellaneous operating and management expenses, purchases of goods or services not specifically provided for against another heading,

 miscellaneous purchases in connection with Eco-Management Audit Scheme (EMAS) activities (promotional campaigns, etc.).

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 2 3 9 — EMAS activities, including promotion, and European Parliament's carbon offsetting scheme

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

250 000

250 000

 

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure related to EMAS activities aiming at improving Parliament`s environmental performance, including promotion of these activities, and to the European Parliament's carbon offsetting scheme.

Title 3 — EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM GENERAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

Chapter 3 0 — MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

Article 3 0 0 — Expenses for staff missions and duty travel between the three places of work

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

27 700 000

28 748 281

22 818 505,73

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 71 thereof and Articles 11, 12 and 13 of Annex VII thereto.

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on duty travel by staff of the institution, seconded national experts, trainees and staff of other European or international institutions invited by the institution between place of employment and any of the European Parliament's three places of work (Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg) and on missions to any location other than the three places of work. Expenditure is made up of transport costs, daily allowances, accommodation costs and compensatory allowances for unsocial hours. Ancillary costs (including cancellation of tickets and hotel reservations, electronic invoicing costs and mission insurance costs) are also covered.

This appropriation is also intended to cover any expenditure on carbon offsetting relating to staff missions and duty travel.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 240 000.

Article 3 0 2 — Reception and representation expenses

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

1 388 000

1 392 690

816 097,91

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 expenses related to the obligations of the institution regarding receptions, including in connection with work carried out by the institution’s unit for Scientific and Technological Options Assessment (STOA), and representation expenses for Members of the institution,

 representation expenses of the President when he or she is travelling outside the places of work,

 representation expenses and the contribution to the secretarial expenses of the President’s office,

 the Secretariat’s reception and representation expenses, including the purchase of items and medals for officials who have completed 15 or 25 years’ service,

 miscellaneous protocol expenditure, such as on flags, display stands, invitation cards, printed menus, etc.,

 travel and subsistence expenses incurred by VIP visitors to the institution,

 visa costs relating to official travel by Members and staff,

 reception and representation expenses and the other specific expenses for Members performing official duties at the European Parliament.

Article 3 0 4 — Miscellaneous expenditure on meetings

Item 3 0 4 0 — Miscellaneous expenditure on internal meetings

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

1 400 000

1 400 000

2 246 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the costs of the beverages, refreshments and occasional light meals served at meetings held by the institution, together with the management costs for these services.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 3 0 4 2 — Meetings, congresses and conferences

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

1 465 000

1 435 000

440 674,05

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover, inter alia:

 expenditure connected with the organisation of meetings outside the places of work (committees and committee delegations, political groups), including, where appropriate, representation expenditure,

 affiliation fees in respect of international organisations to which the European Parliament or one of its bodies belongs (Interparliamentary Union, Association of Secretaries-General of Parliaments, Twelve Plus Group within the Interparliamentary Union),

 the reimbursement to the Commission, on the basis of a service agreement concluded between the European Parliament and the Commission, of Parliament’s share of the cost of producing EU laissez-passer (equipment, staff and supplies), in accordance with the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the European Union (Article 6), Article 23 of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, Articles 11 and 81 of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union and Council Regulation (EU) No 1417/2013 of 17 December 2013 laying down the form of the laissez-passer issued by the European Union (OJ L 353, 28.12.2013, p. 26).

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 20 000.

Item 3 0 4 3 — Miscellaneous expenditure for organising parliamentary assemblies, interparliamentary delegations and other delegations

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

1 100 000

1 200 000

256 302,28

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure, other than that covered by Chapter 1 0 and Article 3 0 0, connected with the organisation of meetings of:

 delegations to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, the EuroLat Parliamentary Assembly and the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly and their bodies,

 the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfMPA), its committees and its Bureau; this expenditure includes the European Parliament’s contribution to the budget of the autonomous secretariat of the UfMPA or the direct defrayal of expenses representing the European Parliament’s share of the budget of the UfMPA,

 interparliamentary delegations, ad hoc delegations, joint parliamentary committees, parliamentary cooperation committees, parliamentary delegations to the WTO, and the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO and its Steering Committee.

Item 3 0 4 9 — Expenditure on travel agency services

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

2 040 000

2 000 000

1 985 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the running costs of the travel agency under contract to the European Parliament.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 50 000.

Chapter 3 2 — EXPERTISE AND INFORMATION: ACQUISITION, ARCHIVING, PRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION

Article 3 2 0 — Acquisition of expertise

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

9 309 500

8 957 000

4 963 870,79

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 the cost of contracts with qualified experts and research institutes for studies and other research activities (workshops, round tables, expert panels or hearings, and conferences) carried out for the European Parliament's governing bodies, for the parliamentary committees and for the Administration,

 the travel, subsistence and incidental expenses of experts and other persons, including petitioners to the European Parliament, invited to take part in committee, delegation, study group or working party meetings and in workshops,

 costs of dissemination of internal or external parliamentary research products and other relevant products, for the benefit of the institution and of the public (particularly by means of publications on the Internet, internal databases, brochures and publications),

 expenditure on calling in outside persons to take part in the work of bodies such as the Disciplinary Board or the Specialised Financial Irregularities Panel.

Article 3 2 1 — Acquisition of expertise for the European Parliamentary Research Service, the Library and the Archives

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

8 829 000

9 107 200

5 876 203,82

Remarks

Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (OJ L 145, 31.5.2001, p. 43), and Bureau Decision of 28 November 2001 on rules governing public access to European Parliament documents, as last amended on 22 June 2011 (OJ C 216, 22.7.2011, p. 19).

Bureau Decision of 16 December 2002 on enhancing information and transparency: the archives of the European Parliament.

Bureau Decision of 10 March 2014 on procedures governing the European Parliament’s acquisition of private archives of Members and former Members.

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the work of DG EPRS, particularly:

 acquisition of specialised expertise and support for the European Parliament’s research activities (including articles, studies, workshops, seminars, round tables, expert panels and conferences) which may, if necessary, be carried out in partnership with other Institutions, international organisations, research departments and libraries of national parliaments, think tanks, research bodies and other qualified experts;

 acquisition of specialised expertise in the fields of impact assessment/ex ante and ex post evaluation, European added value, and scientific and technological options assessment (STOA);

 acquisition or hiring of books, journals, newspapers, databases, press agency products and any other information medium for the Library in various formats, including costs of copyright, the quality assurance system, materials and work involved in rebinding and conservation, and other relevant services;

 the cost of outside archiving services (organisation, selection, description, transfer to different media and to paperless form, acquisition of primary archive sources);

 acquisition, development, installation, operation and maintenance of special library and archiving documentation and of special media-library materials, including materials and/or electrical, electronic and computerised systems, and materials for rebinding and conservation;

 costs of dissemination of internal or external parliamentary research products and other relevant products, for the benefit of the institution and of the public (particularly by means of publications on the Internet, internal databases, brochures and publications);

 travel, subsistence and associated costs of experts and authors invited to attend presentations, seminars, workshops or other such activities organised by DG EPRS;

 participation by the Unit for Scientific and Technological Options Assessment (STOA) in the activities of European and international scientific bodies;

 the European Parliament’s obligations under international and/or interinstitutional cooperation agreements, including the European Parliament’s contribution to the costs of managing the Union’s historical archives (Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom) No 354/83 of 1 February 1983 concerning the opening to the public of the historical archives of the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community, as subsequently amended).

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 20 000.

Article 3 2 2 — Documentation expenditure

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

2 217 000

2 308 000

2 464 212,10

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 subscriptions to newspapers and periodicals and news agencies and to the publications thereof and online services, including copyright fees for the reproduction and dissemination of the above in written and/or electronic form and service contracts for press reviews and cuttings,

 subscriptions or service contracts for the supply of summaries and analyses of the content of periodicals or the storage on optical media of articles taken from such periodicals,

 utilising external documentary and statistical databases (computer hardware and telecommunications charges excepted),

 the purchase of new dictionaries and glossaries, or the replacement thereof, regardless of medium, including for the new language sections, and other works for the language services and the Legislative Quality Units.

Article 3 2 3 — Support for democracy and capacity-building for the parliaments of third countries

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

1 100 000

1 340 000

512 925,74

Remarks

Bureau decision of 12 December 2012 establishing the Directorate for Democracy Support in DG EXPO.

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 expenditure on programmes for the exchange of information and cooperation between the European Parliament and the national parliaments of the pre-accession countries, in particular the Western Balkans and Turkey;

 expenditure committed for promoting relations between the European Parliament and democratically elected national parliaments from third countries (other than those referred to in the previous indent) as well as with corresponding regional parliamentary organisations. The activities concerned are notably aimed at strengthening parliamentary capacity in new and emerging democracies in particular in the European Neighbourhood (South and East);

 expenditure on promoting activities in support of mediation, and programmes for young political leaders from the European Union and from countries in the European Neighbourhood;

 expenditure on organising the Sakharov Prize (particularly the amount of the prize, winner’s/winners’ travel expenses and costs of receiving them, operating costs of the Sakharov network and duty travel by members of the network) and on activities to promote human rights.

These activities include information visits to the European Parliament in Brussels, Luxembourg or Strasbourg, and the appropriations cover, wholly or partially, the expenses of the participants, particularly travel, accommodation and daily subsistence.

Article 3 2 4 — Production and dissemination

Item 3 2 4 0 — Official Journal

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

4 373 000

4 244 000

4 202 107,46

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the institution’s share of the Publications Office’s expenditure on publishing and dissemination and other ancillary costs with regard to the texts to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Item 3 2 4 1 — Digital and traditional publications

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

3 771 000

3 705 000

3 496 946,08

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 all costs for digital publishing (Intranet sites) and traditional publishing (miscellaneous documents and printed matter subcontracted out), including distribution,

 upgrading and evolutive and corrective maintenance of editorial systems.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 6 000.

Item 3 2 4 2 — Expenditure on publication, information and participation in public events

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

16 662 000

16 501 034

19 651 446,69

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on information publications, including electronic publications, information activities, public relations, participation in public events, trade fairs and exhibitions in the Member States and the accession countries and the countries in which the European Parliament has a liaison office, and updating of the Legislative Observatory (OEIL), as well as the development of tools or instruments to increase and facilitate public access to it using mobile equipment.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 3 2 4 3 — Parlamentarium — the European Parliament Visitors’ Centre

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

6 030 000

4 150 000

4 748 380,08

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to finance the Parlamentarium — the European Parliament Visitors’ Centre in Brussels — and installations, exhibitions and material adapted or reproduced for separate use outside Brussels.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 9 300.

Item 3 2 4 4 — Organisation and reception of groups of visitors, Euroscola programme and invitations to opinion multipliers from third countries

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

30 723 500

31 739 039

27 249 058,55

Remarks

Bureau Decision of 16 December 2002, as last amended on 26 February 2013.

This appropriation is intended to cover subsidies granted for group visits and associated supervision and infrastructure costs, the financing of traineeships for opinion multipliers from third countries (EUVP) and the running costs of the Euroscola, Euromed-Scola and Euronest-Scola programmes. The Euromed-Scola and Euronest-Scola programmes shall take place each year, on an alternating basis, on the European Parliament's premises in Strasbourg or Brussels, with the exception of election years.

This appropriation shall be increased every year using a deflator that takes into account movements in GNI and prices.

Each Member of the European Parliament is entitled to invite a maximum of five groups each calendar year for a total of 110 visitors.

An appropriate amount is included for visitors with disabilities.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100 000.

Item 3 2 4 5 — Organisation of seminars, symposia and cultural activities

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

5 262 000

5 077 120

5 610 918,40

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 expenditure or subsidies connected with the organisation of national or international symposia and seminars for opinion multipliers from the Member States, the accession countries and the countries in which the European Parliament has a liaison office, the cost of organising parliamentary symposia and seminars, and the financing of cultural projects of European interest, such as the European Parliament LUX Prize for European Cinema,

 expenditure on special events in the Chamber in Strasbourg and Brussels in accordance with the annual programme adopted by the Bureau,

 multilingualism support measures and tools such as seminars and conferences, meetings with providers of training for interpreters or translators, measures and actions to raise awareness of multilingualism and the profession of interpreter or translator, including a programme of grants for universities, schools and other organisations offering interpreting or translation courses, virtual communication solutions, as well as participation in similar actions and measures organised jointly with other services in the context of interinstitutional and international cooperation,

This appropriation also covers the cost of organising those activities, including catering services and expenses, and expenditure in connection with invitations to journalists to cover the activities concerned.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 25 000.

Item 3 2 4 6 — Parliamentary television channel (Web TV)

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

5 000 000

5 000 000

4 994 665,86

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the costs of in-house production and hosting of web clips and broadcast-ready material (EuroparlTV), in line with the European Parliament’s communication strategy.

Item 3 2 4 7 — House of European History

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

6 500 000

10 000 000

9 571 045,83

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to finance the activities of the House of European History, such as performing specific fitting-out work, acquiring collections and organising exhibitions, as well as its running costs, including expenditure on books, magazines and other publications related to the House’s activities.

It is also intended to cover the cost of contracts with qualified experts and research institutes for studies and other research activities (workshops, round tables, expert panels and conferences) carried out for the House of European History.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000 000.

Item 3 2 4 8 — Expenditure on audiovisual information

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

14 506 000

12 608 000

15 484 852,11

Remarks

European Parliament Resolution of 12 March 2002 on the guidelines for the 2003 budgetary procedure (OJ C 47 E, 27.2.2003, p. 72).

European Parliament Resolution of 14.05.02 on the estimates of revenue and expenditure of Parliament for the financial year 2003 (OJ C 180 E, 31.07.03, p. 150).

European Parliament Resolution of 14 May 2003 on the estimates of revenue and expenditure of Parliament for the financial year 2004 (OJ C 67 E, 17.3.2004, p. 179).

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 the operating budget of the audiovisual sector (including services under its own control and outside assistance such as technical services for radio and television stations, provision, production and co-production of audiovisual programmes, the hiring of lines, the transmission of television and radio programmes, and other measures to develop relations between the institution and audiovisual broadcasting bodies),

 expenditure on live Internet broadcasting of plenary sittings and parliamentary committee meetings,

 the establishment of appropriate archives ensuring uninterrupted media and public access to that information.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 13 000.

Item 3 2 4 9 — Information exchanges with national parliaments

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

250 000

250 000

65 334,15

Remarks

Conferences of Speakers of European Parliamentary Assemblies (June 1977) and of European Union Parliaments (September 2000, March 2001).

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 expenditure committed for promoting relations between the European Parliament and national parliaments. It relates to parliamentary relations other than those covered by Chapters 1 0 and 3 0, exchanges of information and documentation, and assistance in the analysis and management of that information, including exchanges with the European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation (ECPRD),

 funding of cooperation programmes and training schemes for officials of the aforementioned parliaments and, in general, activities to strengthen their parliamentary capacities.

Training schemes include study visits to the European Parliament in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg; the appropriation is intended to cover all or part of the expenditure incurred by participants, in particular travelling costs, travel expenses, accommodation and daily allowances,

 cooperation measures, including those linked to legislative work, and measures linked to documentation, analysis and information and making the www.ipex.eu domain secure, including those carried out by the ECPRD.

This appropriation aims at financing the cooperation between the European Parliament and national parliaments in the parliamentary scrutiny of the CFSP/CSDP, in accordance with the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Articles 9 and 10 of Protocol No 1 on the role of national parliaments in the European Union.

Article 3 2 5 — Expenditure relating to Information Offices

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

900 000

700 000

980 570,90

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover general expenditure and miscellaneous incidental expenditure linked to the Information Offices of the European Parliament (in particular office supplies, telecommunications, delivery charges, handling, transport, storage, standard promotional items, databases).

Title 4 — EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM SPECIAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

Chapter 4 0 — EXPENDITURE RELATING TO CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

Article 4 0 0 — Current administrative expenditure and expenditure relating to the political and information activities of the political groups and non-attached Members

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

61 000 000

59 800 000

59 416 002,23

Remarks

Rules adopted by the Bureau Decision of 30 June 2003, as last amended on 14 April 2014.

This appropriation is intended to cover, in respect of the political groups and the non-attached Members:

 secretarial, administrative and operational expenditure,

 expenditure on political and information activities conducted in connection with the Union’s political activities.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 50 000.

Article 4 0 2 — Funding of European political parties

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

31 400 000

28 350 084

27 713 795,20

Remarks

Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 10(4) thereof.

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 224 thereof.

Regulation (EC) No 2004/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 on the regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding (OJ L 297, 15.11.2003, p. 1).

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 29 March 2004 laying down the procedures for implementing Regulation (EC) No 2004/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding (OJ C 112, 9.4.2011, p. 1).

This appropriation is intended to finance political parties at European level.

Article 4 0 3 — Funding of European political foundations

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

18 700 000

16 668 000

13 393 988,80

Remarks

Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 10(4) thereof.

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 224 thereof.

Regulation (EC) No 2004/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 on the regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding (OJ L 297, 15.11.2003, p. 1).

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 29 March 2004 laying down the procedures for implementing Regulation (EC) No 2004/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding (OJ C 112, 9.4.2011, p. 1).

This appropriation is intended to finance political foundations at European level.

Chapter 4 2 — EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANCE

Article 4 2 2 — Expenditure relating to parliamentary assistance

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

202 140 000

192 113 500

181 048 836,81

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 21 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 33 to 44 thereof.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union, and in particular Articles 5a and 125 to 139 thereof.

Implementing measures for Title VII of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the Communities adopted by the Bureau.

This appropriation is intended to cover parliamentary assistance expenses.

This appropriation is intended to cover exchange differences to be met from the budget of the European Parliament in accordance with the provisions applicable to reimbursement of parliamentary assistance expenses.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 775 000.

Chapter 4 4 — MEETINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS

Article 4 4 0 — Cost of meetings and other activities of former Members

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

210 000

200 000

200 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of meetings of the Association of former Members of the European Parliament plus any other associated costs, if appropriate.

Article 4 4 2 — Cost of meetings and other activities of the European Parliamentary Association

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

210 000

200 000

200 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of meetings of the European Parliamentary Association plus, if appropriate, any other associated costs.

Title 10 — OTHER EXPENDITURE

Chapter 10 0 — PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATIONS

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

 

Chapter 10 1 — CONTINGENCY RESERVE

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

10 000 000

11 700 000

 

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure resulting from budgetary decisions taken in the course of the financial year (expenditure that cannot be estimated).

Chapter 10 3 — ENLARGEMENT RESERVE

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of the institution’s preparations for enlargement.

Chapter 10 4 — RESERVE FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION POLICY

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on information and communication policy.

Chapter 10 5 — PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATION FOR BUILDINGS

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover property investments and fitting-out work carried out by the institution. The European Parliament’s Bureau is requested to adopt a coherent and responsible long-term strategy in the area of property and buildings which takes into account the particular problem of increasing maintenance costs, renovation needs and security costs and ensures the sustainability of the European Parliament’s budget.

Chapter 10 6 — RESERVE FOR PRIORITY PROJECTS UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the institution’s priority projects under development.

Chapter 10 8 — EMAS RESERVE

Figures

Budget 2016

Appropriations 2015

Outturn 2014

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

Further to the decisions to be taken by the Bureau for implementation of the EMAS action plan, in particular following the European Parliament’s carbon audit, this appropriation is intended to endow the relevant operational headings.

1.  S — STAFF

1.1.  S 1 — Section I — European Parliament

 Function group and grade

2015

Permanent posts

Temporary posts

Others

Political groups

Non-category

1

0

0

0

AD 16

13

0

1

7

AD 15

40

0

1

4

AD 14

234

2

7

26

AD 13

456

8

2

43

AD 12

204

0

12

64

AD 11

189

0

6

29

AD 10

180

0

9

27

AD 9

178

0

5

24

AD 8

420

0

3

33

AD 7

328

0

7

47

AD 6

198

0

7

53

AD 5

209

0

6

58

Total AD

2649

10

66

415

AST 11

147

10

0

34

AST 10

95

0

20

30

AST 9

364

0

4

44

AST 8

421

0

6

41

AST 7

443

0

1

44

AST 6

311

0

7

71

AST 5

295

0

17

62

AST 4

320

0

6

76

AST 3

270

0

5

71

AST 2

168

0

0

60

AST 1

37

0

0

68

AST total

2871

10

66

601

AST/SC 6

0

0

0

0

AST/SC 5

0

0

0

0

AST/SC 4

0

0

0

0

AST/SC 3

0

0

0

0

AST/SC 2

50

0

0

0

AST/SC 1

20

0

0

0

AST/SC total

70

0

0

0

Total

5591(1)

20(2)

132

1 016

Grand Total

6739(3)

Function group and grade

2016

Permanent posts

Temporary posts

Others

Political groups

Non-category

1

0

0

0

AD 16

13

0

1

7

AD 15

47

0

1

4

AD 14

227

2

7

29

AD 13

456

8

2

40

AD 12

244

0

12

64

AD 11

174

0

6

30

AD 10

195

0

9

26

AD 9

178

0

6

29

AD 8

435

0

3

37

AD 7

286

0

6

57

AD 6

196

0

8

48

AD 5

223

0

5

44

Total AD

2 674

10

66

415

AST 11

147

10

0

36

AST 10

95

0

20

33

AST 9

494

0

4

44

AST 8

321

0

6

40

AST 7

413

0

2

43

AST 6

321

0

6

72

AST 5

307

0

19

69

AST 4

400

0

5

78

AST 3

249

0

4

73

AST 2

93

0

0

58

AST 1

52

0

0

55

AST total

2 892

10

66

601

SC 6

0

0

0

0

SC 5

0

0

0

0

SC 4

0

0

0

0

SC 3

0

0

0

0

SC 2

50

0

0

0

SC 1

20

0

0

0

SC total

70

0

0

0

Total

5 637(4)

20(5)

132

1 016

Grand Total

6 785(6) (7)

ANNEX

ASSIGNED REVENUE

Budget line

Heading

Revenue received in

Projection

2014

2016

5000

Proceeds from the sale of vehicles

-

p.m.

5001

Proceeds from the sale of other movable property

6 888

5 000

5002

Proceeds from the supply of goods to other institutions or bodies

6 428

19 000

502

Proceeds from the sale of publications, printed works and films

5 848

1 000

5110

Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property

2 728 922

2 540 000

5111

Reimbursement of charges connected with lettings

10 681

10 000

550

Proceeds from the supply of services and works for other institutions or bodies, including refunds by other institutions or bodies of mission allowances paid on their behalf

5 232 192

1 745 000

551

Revenue from third parties in respect of services or work supplied at their request

1 105 305

p.m.

570

Revenue arising from the repayment of amounts wrongly paid

4 705 965

154 000

571

Revenue earmarked for a specific purpose, such as income from foundations, subsidies, gifts and bequests, including the earmarked revenue specific to each institution

-

p.m.

573

Other contributions and refunds in connection with the administrative operation of the institution

2 084 376

25 000

581

Revenue from insurance payments received

185 508

p.m.

6600

Other assigned contributions and refunds

10 875 372

2 188 000

 

 TOTAL

26 947 485

6 687 000

(1)

Of which three ad personam promotions (three AD 14 to AD 15) granted in exceptional cases to deserving officials.

(2)

Notional reserve for officials seconded in the interests of the service not included in the grand total.

(3)

The interinstitutional agreement signed on 5 February 2014 between Parliament, the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee provides for the transfer of up to 80 new posts (60 AD and 20 AST) from those committees to Parliament. This operation will be carried out gradually, starting in the autumn of 2014, and the inclusion in Parliament’s establishment plan of the posts in question (already carried out in 2014) will be offset by the abolition of a corresponding number of posts in the two committees' establishment plans.

(4)

Of which three ad personam promotions (three AD 14 to AD 15) granted in exceptional cases to deserving officials.

(5)

Notional reserve for officials seconded in the interests of the service not included in the grand total.

(6)

The interinstitutional agreement signed on 5 February 2014 between Parliament, the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee provides for the transfer of up to 80 new posts (60 AD and 20 AST) from those committees to Parliament. This operation will be carried out gradually, starting in the autumn of 2014, and the inclusion in Parliament’s establishment plan of the posts in question (already carried out in 2014) will be offset by the abolition of a corresponding number of posts in the two committees' establishment plans.

(7)

The 1% reduction (57 posts) in the number of staff which has been announced will be made from the total, by grade and category, during the EP’s reading of the 2016 draft budget.


RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

Date adopted

27.4.2015

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

25

9

1

Members present for the final vote

Nedzhmi Ali, Jean Arthuis, Richard Ashworth, Lefteris Christoforou, Jean-Paul Denanot, Gérard Deprez, José Manuel Fernandes, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Jens Geier, Ingeborg Gräßle, Iris Hoffmann, Monika Hohlmeier, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Vladimír Maňka, Ernest Maragall, Clare Moody, Siegfried Mureșan, Jan Olbrycht, Younous Omarjee, Urmas Paet, Pina Picierno, Paul Rübig, Patricija Šulin, Eleftherios Synadinos, Paul Tang, Indrek Tarand, Isabelle Thomas, Inese Vaidere, Marco Valli, Monika Vana, Marco Zanni

Substitutes present for the final vote

Andrey Novakov, Stanisław Ożóg, Ivan Štefanec, Flavio Zanonato

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