Index 
 Previous 
 Next 
 Full text 
Procedure : 2017/2101(BUD)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0280/2017

Texts tabled :

A8-0280/2017

Debates :

Votes :

PV 13/09/2017 - 9.4
CRE 13/09/2017 - 9.4

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2017)0335

Texts adopted
PDF 245kWORD 44k
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - Strasbourg Final edition
Mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Italy
P8_TA(2017)0335A8-0280/2017
Resolution
 Annex

European Parliament resolution of 13 September 2017 on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Italy (COM(2017)0540 – C8-0199/2017 – 2017/2101(BUD))

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2017)0540 – C8‑0199/2017),

–  having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002 of 11 November 2002 establishing the European Union Solidarity Fund(1),

–  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), and in particular Article 10 thereof,

–  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 11 thereof,

–  having regard to the letter from the Committee on Regional Development,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets (A8-0280/2017),

1.  Notes that the decision represents the single highest ever mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund;

2.  Notes that the maximum threshold of the advance laid down in Article 4a of Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002 as amended by Regulation (EU) No 661/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council(4) might often represent an insufficient aid measure for those disasters which are classified as "major natural disasters"; stresses the need to consider a higher threshold for those specific first financial contributions in order to effectively and promptly face the damages caused by this category of disasters;

3.  Welcomes the decision as a sign of the Union’s solidarity with the Union citizens and regions hit by the natural disasters;

4.  Approves the decision annexed to this resolution;

5.  Instructs its President to sign the decision with the President of the Council and arrange for its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union;

6.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution, including its annex, to the Council and the Commission.

(1) OJ L 311, 14.11.2002, p. 3.
(2) OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884.
(3) OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.
(4) Regulation (EU) No 661/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002 establishing the European Union Solidarity Fund (OJ L 189, 27.6.2014, p. 143).


ANNEX

DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

on the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Italy

(The text of this annex is not reproduced here since it corresponds to the final act, Decision (EU) 2017/1599.)

Legal notice