The Implementing Regulation is part of the global package on the reform of the system of own resources presented by the Commission in June 2011 (and revised in November 2011). It contains provisions on determining the own resources, control and supervision and reporting requirements for national authorities. As outlined in the draft Council decision on the system of own resources the implementing regulation contains provisions of a general nature applicable to all types of own resources and which require appropriate parliamentary oversight.
Article 311 (4) TFEU gives the possibility to adopt a Council regulation laying down implementing measures for the system of own resources of the European Union in so far as this is provided in the Own Resources Decision. For the first time, under the Lisbon Treaty, the consent of the Parliament is required for the Council to adopt this Regulation. In its conclusions of 7/8 February 2013 on the MFF, the European Council confirmed that “On the basis of Art. 311(4) TFEU, a Council Regulation laying down implementing measures will be established”.
In the present draft Council regulation laying down implementing measures for the system of own resources of the European Union the Council adapted the Commission's proposal from 2011to the outcome of negotiations on the MFF/Own Resources, omitting the parts on the reform of the VAT own resource and the introduction of an FTT own resource that did not obtain Council's support. Regrettably, the Council also decided to transfer the provisions related to the calculation of the GNI resources back to the Own Resources Decision, as is currently the case, missing thus the opportunity to regroup all provisions of implementing nature in a single legal text.
The Rapporteurs welcome this first occasion of applying the provisions of the Lisbon Treaty regarding the implementing regulation and endorse the existence of this regulation. Therefore, they recommend that the Parliament gives its consent to the draft text proposed by the Council.
RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE
Result of final vote
Members present for the final vote
Marta Andreasen, Zuzana Brzobohatá, Jean Louis Cottigny, Göran Färm, Věra Flasarová, Salvador Garriga Polledo, Jens Geier, Ingeborg Gräßle, Jutta Haug, Monika Hohlmeier, Sidonia Elżbieta Jędrzejewska, Anne E. Jensen, Ivailo Kalfin, Jan Kozłowski, Jan Mulder, Juan Andrés Naranjo Escobar, Andrej Plenković, László Surján, Helga Trüpel, Angelika Werthmann