Index 
 Previous 
 Next 
 Full text 
Procedure : 2015/2150(BUD)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0280/2015

Texts tabled :

A8-0280/2015

Debates :

Votes :

PV 14/10/2015 - 15.2
Explanations of votes

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2015)0353

Texts adopted
PDF 251kWORD 63k
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - Brussels Final edition
Draft amending budget No 6/2015: Own resources, Union trust funds for external action, Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications
P8_TA(2015)0353A8-0280/2015

European Parliament resolution of 14 October 2015 on the Council position on Draft amending budget No 6/2015 of the European Union for the financial year 2015, Own Resources, Union Trust Funds for External Action, Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (11695/2015 – C8-0278/2015 – 2015/2150(BUD))

The European Parliament,

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

–  having regard to Article 106a of the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community,

–  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 41 thereof,

–  having regard to the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2015, as definitively adopted on 17 December 2014(2),

–  having regard to Amending budget No 1/2015, as definitively adopted on 28 April 2015(3),

–  having regard to Amending budgets No 2/2015, No 3/2015, No 4/2015 and No 5/2015 as definitively adopted on 7 July 2015(4),

–  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(5),

–  having regard to Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2015/623 of 21 April 2015 amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020(6),

–  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(7),

–  having regard to Council Decision 2007/436/EC, Euratom of 7 June 2007 on the system of the European Communities' own resources(8),

–  having regard to Draft amending budget No 6/2015, which the Commission adopted on 15 July 2015 (COM(2015)0351),

–  having regard to the position on Draft amending budget No 6/2015 which the Council adopted on 18 September 2015 and forwarded to Parliament on the same day (11695/2015 – C8-0278/2015),

–  having regard to Rules 88 and 91 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets (A8-0280/2015),

A.  whereas Draft amending budget No 6/2015 concerns a revision of the forecast of Traditional Own Resources, VAT and GNI bases, the budgeting of the relevant corrections concerning the United Kingdom, as well as their financing, thereby resulting in a change in the distribution between Member States of their contribution to the Union budget;

B.  whereas Draft amending budget No 6/2015 furthermore covers the creation of two new budget items for support expenditure for trust funds managed by the Commission, in policy areas "Development and Cooperation" and "Enlargement", both with a token entry (p.m.);

C.  whereas Draft amending budget No 6/2015 also provides for a change to the establishment plan of the Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications with no changes to the overall number of posts or to its budget;

1.  Takes note of Draft amending budget No 6/2015, as submitted by the Commission, and of the Council's position thereon;

2.  Notes that, compared to the initial 2015 budget, national contributions to the budget based on GNI can be reduced by EUR 2,26 billion due to higher than expected revenues from Traditional Own Resources (i.e. customs duties and sugar sector levies) of EUR 1 133,5 million and the budgeting of the 2014 surplus through Amending budget No 3/2015;

3.  Considers that this technical adjustment to the revenue side of the Union budget is soundly based on the latest statistical developments and is in line with the agreed distribution between Member States;

4.  Notes that Draft amending budget No 6/2015, in all its elements, has no impact on the expenditure side of the 2015 budget and that its impact on the revenue side is a change in the distribution between Member States' contributions only;

5.  Approves the Council position on Draft amending budget No 6/2015;

6.  Instructs its President to declare that Amending budget No 6/2015 has been definitively adopted and arrange for its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union;

7.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the Court of Auditors and the national parliaments.

(1) OJ L 298, 26.10.2012, p. 1.
(2) OJ L 69, 13.3.2015, p. 1.
(3) OJ L 190, 17.7.2015, p. 1.
(4) OJ L 261, 7.10.2015.
(5) OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884.
(6) OJ L 103, 22.4.2015, p. 1.
(7) OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.
(8) OJ L 163, 23.6.2007, p. 17.

Legal notice