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A8-0370/2018

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PV 29/11/2018 - 8.3
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P8_TA(2018)0468
P8_TA(2018)0486

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 - Brussels Provisional edition
Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund: Re-commitment of remaining amounts ***I
P8_TA-PROV(2018)0468A8-0370/2018

Amendments adopted by the European Parliament on29 November 2018 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council, as regards the re-commitment of the remaining amounts committed to support the implementation of the Council Decisions (EU) 2015/1523 and (EU) 2015/1601 or the allocation thereof to other actions under the national programmes (COM(2018)0719 – C8-0448/2018 – 2018/0371(COD))(1)

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

Text proposed by the Commission   Amendment
Amendment 1
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1)  The purpose of this Regulation is to enable the re-commitment of the remaining amounts committed to support the implementation of the Council Decisions (EU) 2015/1523 and (EU) 2015/1601 provided for under Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council8 or the allocation of them to other actions under the national programmes in line with Union priorities and Member States' needs in the areas of migration and asylum.
(1)  The purpose of this Regulation is to enable the re-commitment of the remaining amounts committed to support the implementation of the Council Decisions (EU) 2015/1523 and (EU) 2015/1601 provided for under Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council8 or the allocation of them to other actions under the national programmes in line with Union priorities and Member States' needs in specific areas of migration and asylum. It is also to ensure that such re-commitment or allocation occurs in a transparent manner.
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8.  Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 establishing the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, amending Council Decision 2008/381/EC and repealing Decisions No 573/2007/EC and No 575/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Decision 2007/435/EC (OJ L 150, 20.5.2014, p. 168).
8.  Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 establishing the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, amending Council Decision 2008/381/EC and repealing Decisions No 573/2007/EC and No 575/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Decision 2007/435/EC (OJ L 150, 20.5.2014, p. 168).
Amendment 2
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4)  Member States should have the possibility to use the above-mentioned amounts to continue implementing relocation by re-committing the amounts to the same action in the national programmes. In addition, it should be possible, duly justified in the revision of Member States' national programmes, to use this funding also to address other challenges in the area of migration and asylum, in line with the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund Regulation. Member States' needs in these areas remain significant. Re-commitments of the above-mentioned amounts to the same action, or their transfer to other actions under the national programme should be possible only once and with the approval of the Commission.
(4)  Member States should have the possibility to use the above-mentioned amounts to continue implementing relocation by re-committing the amounts to the same action in the national programmes. As a minimum, Member States should re-commit 20% of those amounts to actions in national programmes, for relocation of applicants for international protection or relocation of beneficiaries of international protection, or for resettlement and other ad-hoc humanitarian admission. For the remainder of those amounts, it should be possible, where duly justified in the revision of Member States' national programmes, to fund specific actions provided for in Chapters II and III in the area of migration and asylum, in line with the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund Regulation, notably in developing aspects of the Common European Asylum System, in particular family reunification or for supporting legal migration to the Member States and promoting the effective integration of third-country nationals. Member States' needs in those areas remain significant. Re-commitments of the above-mentioned amounts to the same action, or their transfer to other actions under the national programme should be possible only once and with the approval of the Commission. Member States should ensure that the allocation of funds takes place in full respect of the principles set out in the Financial Regulation, in particular efficiency and transparency.
Amendment 3
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5)  The target group eligible for relocation should be expanded to give more flexibility to Member States in carrying out relocations.
(5)  The target group eligible for relocation as well as the countries from where relocation takes place should be expanded to give more flexibility to Member States in carrying out relocations. Priority should be given to the relocation of unaccompanied minors, other vulnerable applicants and family members of beneficiaries of international protection.
Amendment 4
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7)  Member States should also have sufficient time to use the amounts re-committed to the same action or transferred to other actions prior to the decommitment of these amounts. Therefore, when such re-commitments or transfers of amounts under the national programme are approved by the Commission, the amounts concerned should be considered to have been committed in the year of the revision of the national programme that approves the re-commitment or the transfer concerned.
(7)  Member States should also have sufficient time to use the amounts re-committed to the same action or transferred to other specific actions prior to the decommitment of these amounts. Therefore, when such re-commitments or transfers of amounts under the national programme are approved by the Commission, the amounts concerned should be considered to have been committed in the year of the revision of the national programme that approves the re-commitment or the transfer concerned.
Amendment 5
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7 a (new)
(7a)  The Commission should report annually to the European Parliament and to the Council as regards the application of resources for the transfer of applicants for international protection and of beneficiaries of international protection, in particular as regards transfers to other actions under the national programme and re-commitments.
Amendment 6
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 12 a (new)
(12a)  Without amendment of Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 before the end of 2018, the relevant funding will no longer be available for Member States' use under the national programmes supported by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Given the urgency of amending Regulation (EU) No 516/2014, it is appropriate to provide for an exception to the eight-week period referred to in Article 4 of Protocol No 1 on the role of national Parliaments in the European Union, annexed to the Treaty on European Union, to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and to the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community.
Amendment 7
Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point -1 (new)
Regulation (EU) No 516/2014
Article 18 – title
(-1)  The title is replaced by the following:
Resources for the transfer of beneficiaries of international protection
"Resources for the transfer of applicants for international protection or of beneficiaries of international protection";
Amendment 8
Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 516/2014
Article 18 – paragraph 1
(1)  In paragraph 1, the words "beneficiary of international protection" are replaced by the words "applicant for international protection or beneficiary of international protection";
deleted
Amendment 9
Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 a (new)
Regulation (EU) No 516/2014
Article 18 – paragraph 1
(1a)  Paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:
“1. With a view to implementing the principle of solidarity and fair sharing of responsibility and in the light of Union policy developments within the implementation period of the Fund, Member States shall receive, in addition to their allocation calculated in accordance with point (a) of Article 15(1), an additional amount as set out in point (b) of Article 15(2) based on a lump sum of EUR 6 000 for each beneficiary of international protection transferred from another Member State.”;
“1. With a view to implementing the principle of solidarity and fair sharing of responsibility and in the light of Union policy developments within the implementation period of the Fund, Member States shall receive, in addition to their allocation calculated in accordance with point (a) of Article 15(1), an additional amount as set out in point (b) of Article 15(2) based on a lump sum of EUR 10 000 for each applicant for international protection and beneficiary of international protection transferred from another Member State.”;
Amendment 10
Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 516/2014
Article 18 – paragraph 3
3.  The additional amounts referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall be allocated to the Member States for the first time in the individual financing decisions approving their national programme in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 14 of Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 and later in a financing decision to be annexed to the decision approving their national programme. Re-commitments of those amounts to the same action under the national programme or transfers thereof to other actions under the national programme shall be possible where duly justified in the revision of the respective national programme. An amount may only be re-committed or transferred once. The Commission shall approve the re-commitment or transfer through the revision of the national programme.
3.  The additional amounts referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall be allocated to the Member States for the first time in the individual financing decisions approving their national programme in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 14 of Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 and later in a financing decision to be annexed to the decision approving their national programme. Re-commitments of those amounts to the same action under the national programme or transfers thereof to other specific actions provided for under Chapter II and Chapter III of this Regulation under the national programme shall be possible where duly justified in the revision of the respective national programme. An amount may only be re-committed or transferred once. The Commission shall approve the re-commitment or transfer through the revision of the national programme. The funding shall be allocated transparently and efficiently in line with the objectives of the national programme.
In respect of amounts stemming from the provisional measures established by Decisions (EU) 2015/1523 and (EU) 2015/1601, at least 20% of the amounts to be re-committed shall be re-committed to actions under the national programmes for relocation of applicants for international protection or relocation of beneficiaries of international protection, or for resettlement and other ad-hoc humanitarian admission.
Amendment 11
Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EU) No 516/2014
Article 18 – paragraph 3a
3a.  For the purpose of Article 50(1) of Regulation (EU) No 514/2014, where amounts stemming from the provisional measures established by Decisions (EU) No 2015/1523 and (EU) No 2015/1601 are re-committed to the same action under the national programme or transferred to other actions under the national programme in accordance with paragraph 3, the amounts concerned shall be considered to have been committed in the year of the revision of the national programme that approves the re-commitment or transfer in question.
3a.  For the purpose of Article 50(1) of Regulation (EU) No 514/2014, where amounts stemming from the provisional measures established by Decisions (EU) No 2015/1523 and (EU) No 2015/1601 are re-committed to the same action under the national programme or transferred to other specific actions under the national programme in accordance with paragraph 3, the amounts concerned shall be considered to have been committed in the year of the revision of the national programme that approves the re-commitment or transfer in question.
Amendment 12
Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EU) No 516/2014
Article 18 – paragraph 3 c (new)
3c.  The Commission shall report annually to the European Parliament and to the Council on the application of this Article, in particular as regards the transfers of amounts to other actions under national programmes and re-commitments.
Amendment 13
Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4
Regulation (EU) No 516/2014
Article 18 – paragraph 4
(4)  In paragraph 4, the words "beneficiaries of international protection"' are replaced by the words "applicants for international protection or beneficiaries of international protection".
deleted
Amendment 14
Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4 a (new)
Regulation (EU) No 516/2014
Article 18 – paragraph 4
(4a)  Paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:
4.  To effectively pursue the objectives of solidarity and responsibility sharing between the Member States referred to in Article 80 TFEU, and within the limits of available resources, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 26 of this Regulation to adjust the lump sum referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, in particular taking into account the current rates of inflation, relevant developments in the field of transfer of beneficiaries of international protection from one Member State to another, as well as factors which can optimise the use of the financial incentive brought by the lump sums.
4.  To effectively pursue the objectives of solidarity and responsibility sharing between the Member States referred to in Article 80 TFEU, and within the limits of available resources, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 26 of this Regulation to adjust the lump sum referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, in particular taking into account the current rates of inflation, relevant developments in the field of transfer of applicants for international protection and beneficiaries of international protection from one Member State to another and for resettlement and other ad-hoc humanitarian admission, as well as factors which can optimise the use of the financial incentive brought by the lump sums.

(1) The matter was referred back for interinstitutional negotiations to the committee responsible, pursuant to Rule 59(4), fourth subparagraph (A8-0370/2018).

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