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A8-0196/2018

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PV 13/06/2018 - 8.3

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P8_TA(2018)0251

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PE 620.792v03-00 A8-0196/2018

on the draft Council decision on the conclusion on behalf of the European Union of the Agreement between the European Union and Iceland on supplementary rules in relation to the instrument for financial support for external borders and visa, as part of the Internal Security Fund, for the period 2014 to 2020

(09228/2017 – C8‑0101/2018 – 2017/0088(NLE))

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Rapporteur: Anders Primdahl Vistisen

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the draft Council decision on the conclusion on behalf of the European Union of the Agreement between the European Union and Iceland on supplementary rules in relation to the instrument for financial support for external borders and visa, as part of the Internal Security Fund, for the period 2014 to 2020

(09228/2017 – C8‑0101/2018 – 2017/0088(NLE))

(Consent)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the draft Council decision (09228/2017),

–  having regard to the draft Agreement between the European Union and Iceland on supplementary rules in relation to the instrument for financial support for external borders and visa, as part of the Internal Security Fund, for the period 2014 to 2020 (09253/2017),

–  having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Article 77(2) and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a), of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C8‑0101/2018),

–  having regard to Rule 99(1) and (4) and Rule 108(7) of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the recommendation of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (A8-0196/2018),

1.  Gives its consent to the conclusion of the agreement;

2.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States and of Iceland.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

In 2014, the European Parliament and the Council adopted, as part of the Internal Security Fund, the instrument for financial support for external borders and visa (ISF Borders and Visa) for the period 2014 to 2020 (Regulation (EU) 515/2014).

The main aim of the ISF Borders and Visa is to ensure a high level of security in the Union while facilitating legitimate travel and tackling illegal immigration through a uniform and high level of control of the external border and the effective processing of Schengen visas. The funding of around EUR 2.8 billion up to 2020 - mostly via national programmes - is to be used inter alia for building infrastructure needed at border crossing points and for border surveillance, funding the IT systems required by the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR), as well as for actions to facilitate efficient management of migration flows, processing of visa applications and consular co-operation.

Article 5(7) of Regulation (EU) 515/2014 stipulates that the countries associated with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis participate in the instrument in accordance with its provisions and that arrangements are to be concluded on their financial contributions and the supplementary rules necessary for such participation. This proposal - the draft Agreement with Iceland- is to establish exactly those arrangements, namely to enable the Commission to assume responsibility for the implementation of the budget of the instrument in this associated country and to determine Iceland’s contribution to the Union budget in respect of this instrument (around 563 999 EUR per year for 2016, 2017 and 2018, while Iceland’s contribution for 2019 and 2020 will be determined in 2019 on the basis of the formula to calculate the financial contributions in the Annex of the Agreement).

Your rapporteur supports this proposal. The ISF Borders and Visa establishes a solidarity mechanism, binding the participating states by the same European rules on the control of external borders in each other's interests and on each other's behalf. In your rapporteur’s view the proposal will serve to accomplish a key objective of the Schengen acquis, namely to share responsibility for an efficient, high and uniform level of control at the external borders in order, to ensure, on one hand, a uniform and high level of control and protection of the external borders, including by the tackling of illegal immigration and, on the other hand, the smooth crossing of the external borders, in compliance with the Union’s commitment to fundamental freedoms and human rights.


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Agreement between the EU and Iceland on supplementary rules in relation to the instrument for financial support for external borders and visa, as part of the Internal Security Fund, for the period 2014 to 2020

References

09228/2017 – C8-0101/2018 – COM(2017)01992017/0088(NLE)

Date of consultation / request for consent

6.3.2018

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

LIBE

15.3.2018

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

       Date announced in plenary

AFET

15.3.2018

BUDG

15.3.2018

 

 

Not delivering opinions

       Date of decision

AFET

30.5.2017

BUDG

29.5.2017

 

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Anders Primdahl Vistisen

31.8.2017

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

14.5.2018

24.5.2018

 

 

Date adopted

24.5.2018

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

33

1

3

Members present for the final vote

Asim Ademov, Caterina Chinnici, Daniel Dalton, Frank Engel, Cornelia Ernst, Kinga Gál, Ana Gomes, Nathalie Griesbeck, Sylvie Guillaume, Monika Hohlmeier, Brice Hortefeux, Filiz Hyusmenova, Eva Joly, Barbara Kudrycka, Cécile Kashetu Kyenge, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Monica Macovei, Claude Moraes, Péter Niedermüller, Sergei Stanishev, Helga Stevens, Traian Ungureanu, Marie-Christine Vergiat, Cecilia Wikström, Kristina Winberg, Tomáš Zdechovský, Auke Zijlstra

Substitutes present for the final vote

Gérard Deprez, Maria Grapini, Anna Hedh, Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio, Jean Lambert, Andrejs Mamikins, Angelika Mlinar

Substitutes under Rule 200(2) present for the final vote

Andrea Bocskor, Maria Gabriela Zoană, Tadeusz Zwiefka

Date tabled

30.5.2018


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

33

+

ALDE

Gérard Deprez, Nathalie Griesbeck, Filiz Hyusmenova, Angelika Mlinar, Cecilia Wikström

ECR

Daniel Dalton, Monica Macovei, Helga Stevens

PPE

Asim Ademov, Andrea Bocskor, Frank Engel, Kinga Gál, Monika Hohlmeier, Brice Hortefeux, Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio, Barbara Kudrycka, Traian Ungureanu, Tomáš Zdechovský, Tadeusz Zwiefka

S&D

Caterina Chinnici, Ana Gomes, Maria Grapini, Sylvie Guillaume, Anna Hedh, Cécile Kashetu Kyenge, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Andrejs Mamikins, Claude Moraes, Péter Niedermüller, Sergei Stanishev, Maria Gabriela Zoană

VERTS/ALE

Eva Joly, Jean Lambert

1

-

ENF

Auke Zijlstra

3

0

EFDD

Kristina Winberg

GUE/NGL

Cornelia Ernst, Marie-Christine Vergiat

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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