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REPORT     
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4 April 2017
PE 599.828v02-00 A8-0156/2017

on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2018

(2017/2022(BUD))

Committee on Budgets

Rapporteur: Richard Ashworth

ERRATA/ADDENDA
MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION
 ANNEX: DRAFT ESTIMATES
 INFORMATION ON ADOPTION IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION

on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2018

(2017/2022(BUD))

The European Parliament,

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

–  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 36 thereof,

–  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),

–  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) (IIA of 2 December 2013),

–  having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1023/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2013 amending the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union(4),

-  having regard to its resolution of 14 April 2016 on Parliament's estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2017(5);

–  having regard to its resolution of 26 October 2016 on the Council position on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017(6),

–  having regard to its resolution of 23 November 2016 on the joint text on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017 approved by the Conciliation Committee under the budgetary procedure(7),

–  having regard to the Secretary-General's report to the Bureau on drawing up Parliament's preliminary draft estimates for the financial year 2018,

–  having regard to the preliminary draft estimates drawn up by the Bureau on ... April 2017 pursuant to Rules 25(7) and 96(1) of Parliament's Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the draft estimates drawn up by the Committee on Budgets pursuant to Rule 96(2) of Parliament's Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to Rules 96 and 97 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets (A8-0156/2017),

A.  whereas this procedure is the third full budgetary procedure conducted in the new legislature and the fifth year of the 2014-2020 multiannual financial framework;

B.  whereas the 2018 budget, as proposed in the Secretary-General’s report, is being prepared against the backdrop of an increase in the ceiling for heading V when compared to 2017, allowing more room for growth and investment as well as continuing to implement policies of achieving savings and seeking to improve efficiency;

C.  whereas seven priority objectives have been proposed by the Secretary-General for the 2018 budget, namely: launching the communication campaign in preparation for the 2019 elections, consolidating the security measures taken, continuing the multiannual building projects, investing in the digitisation and computerisation of procedures, continuing to implement the measures needed to introduce Irish as a full official language, analysing the possible impact of Brexit and encouraging a green approach to transport;

D.  whereas a budget of EUR 1 971 883 373 has been proposed by the Secretary-General for Parliament's preliminary draft estimates for 2018, representing an overall increase of 3,26% on the 2017 budget and 19,06% of heading V of the 2014-2020 MFF;

E.  whereas additional extraordinary investments of EUR 47,6 million have been proposed by the Secretary-General to reinforce security projects, provide lease payments to the ADENAUER building project and launch the communication campaign in preparation for the 2019 elections;

F.  whereas almost 68% of the budget is index bound expenditure which relates mainly to remunerations and allowances for Members and staff, as well as to buildings, which is adjusted according to the Staff Regulations, to sector specific indexation or to the inflation rate;

G.  whereas the European Parliament report entitled "Women in the European Parliament", issued on 8 March 2017 on the occasion of International Women's Day shows a gender imbalance in managerial posts in the European Parliament, with 83,3 % of Parliament's Deputy Secretary-General and Directors-General positions being held by men and 16,7 % by women, 70,2 % of Parliament's Director positions being held by men and 34,1 % by women, and 65,9 % Parliament's Heads of Unit positions being held by men and 29,8 % by women;

H.  whereas the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union places an obligation on the Union to respect linguistic diversity and prohibits discrimination on grounds of language, thus giving the right to any Union citizen to use any of the 24 official Union languages when corresponding with Union institutions, which are obliged to reply in the same language;

I.  whereas the Parliament already stressed in its resolution of 29 April 2015 on Parliament's estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2016(8) that the 2016 budget should be set on a realistic basis and should be in line with the principles of budgetary discipline and sound financial management;

J.  whereas the credibility of Parliament as one arm of the budgetary authority depends to a large extent on its ability to bring its own spending under control;

K.  whereas the credibility of the Parliament depends to a large extent on its ability to develop democracy at Union level;

General framework

1.  Stresses that the share of Parliament’s budget in 2018 should be maintained under 20% of heading V; notes that the level of estimates for 2018 corresponds to 18;88%, which is lower than that achieved in 2017 (19,26%) and the lowest part of heading V in the past nine years;

2.  Pursuant to paragraph 15 of its resolution of 14 April 2016 on Parliament's estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2017 and to paragraph 98 of its report of 26 October 2016 on the Council position on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017 requiring that the method of establishment of the budget of the Parliament on the basis of the current needs and not on the basis of a system of coefficients is used for the first time during the budgetary procedure for the financial year 2018, calls for the fulfilment of those requests;

3.  Notes that the amount set aside for extraordinary investment and expenditure in 2018 is EUR 47,6 million, the same level as in 2017; considers that the 2019 communication campaign ought to be considered as extraordinary expenditure;

4.  Observes the request for 75% of the appropriations for the communication campaign in preparation for the 2019 elections have been included in the 2018 preliminary draft estimates because most of the contracts will be signed in 2018;

5.  Emphasises that the largest part of Parliament's budget is fixed by statutory or contractual obligations and is subject to annual indexation;

6.  Endorses the agreement of 28 March 2017 with the Bureau on the level of 2018 Estimates; decreases the level of expenditure by EUR 18,4 million compared to the initial position of the Bureau; Sets the overall level of its estimates for 2018 to EUR 1 953 483 373, corresponding to a total increase of 2,3 % compared to the 2017 budget

7.  Underlines the Parliament’s key functions are to legislate, represent citizens and scrutinise the work of other institutions;

8.  Highlights Parliament's role in building European political awareness and promoting the Union values;

9.  Stresses that savings compared to the proposal of the Secretary-General are required and all efforts to strive for a more efficient and transparent use of public money are strongly encouraged;

Transparency and accessibility

10.  Welcomes the response to the request from the Committee on Budgets, in its resolution of 14 April 2016 on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2017(9), and repeated in its resolution on the Council’s position on the draft general budget of the Union for the financial year 2017(10), concerning medium and long-term budgetary planning, including a clear distinction between investments and operational expenditure relating to the functioning of Parliament as well as its statutory obligations (including on rents and acquisitions);

11.  Welcomes the creation of a working group on the procedures establishing the Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure; notes that Parliament has called for consideration to be given to a further revision of the Rules regarding internal budgetary procedures(11); underlines the need for Members of the Bureau and the Committee on Budgets to receive relevant information relating to the estimates procedure in a timely and intelligible manner and with the necessary level of detail, in order to allow the Bureau and the Committee on Budgets to take decisions with a comprehensive picture of the state and needs of Parliament's budget;

12.  Reiterates its call on the Secretary-General to make a proposal for presenting the budget to the general public in appropriate detail and in an intelligible and user-friendly manner on the website of the Parliament in order to enable all citizens to develop a better understanding of Parliament's activities, priorities and corresponding spending patterns;

13.  Considers visitor groups to be one of the key instruments in increasing the awareness of citizens about Parliament's activities; welcomes the revised rules for visitors groups, and considers that the risk of misappropriation of funds has decreased due to the implementation of the new and stricter rules; in this light, invites the Bureau, together with its Working Group on Information and Communication, to revise the appropriations for Member's visitor groups, taking into account inflation rates in recent years which have consequently increased the cost of such visits; considers that, although those amounts are not meant to cover all the costs incurred by visitors groups, but rather to be considered as a subsidy, the fact that the proportion of costs covered will diminish if the allowance is not adjusted according to inflation, cannot be ignored; asks the Bureau to take into account that this discrepancy disproportionately affects visitor groups from less affluent socio-economic backgrounds who have very limited financial means of their own;

Security and cybersecurity

14.  Takes note of the ongoing measures to empower Parliament's security, relating to buildings, equipment and staff, cyber-security and communication security; requests the Secretary-General and the Bureau to carry on the Global Security Concept to continue to provide structural, operational and cultural improvements in Parliament's security; reiterates the need to improve the performance of IT services provided to the Parliament by investing in the training of staff, but also by better selecting contractors based on a stronger evaluation of their services and IT capacity;

15.  Believes that recent events demonstrate the likelihood of cyber-attacks has increased dramatically, with the technology behind such attacks often outpacing the cybersecurity measures to combat them; considers that IT tools have become important instruments for Members and staff to carry out their work, but are nevertheless vulnerable to such attacks; welcomes therefore the embedding of cybersecurity in Parliament’s overall strategic management framework, and considers this will enable the institution to better protect its assets and information;

16.  Regrets that despite the installation of SECure EMail system (SECEM) the Parliament is unable to receive restricted and non-classified briefings from other institutions; deplores that Parliament is not in a position to develop its own Classified Information System (CIS) alone and negotiations are ongoing with other institutions on this matter; expects these negotiations will help to identify the best means of enabling Parliament to receive restricted and non-classified briefings; invites the Secretary-General to present to the Committee on Budgets more information regarding the latest developments of these negotiations, before the Parliament's reading of the budget in autumn 2017;

17.  Welcomes the efforts to further digitise and computerise procedures; in this regard, encourages the introduction of more possibilities for the use of secure digital signature in administrative procedures in order to reduce the use of paper and save time;

18.  Welcomes the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Belgian Government and the European Parliament, the Council, the Commission, the European External Action Service, and other institutions based in Brussels, on security clearance checks verifications for all external contractors’ staff wishing to access the Union institutions; invites the Secretary-General to consider the advisability of extending the application of this Memorandum of Understanding to officials, parliamentary assistants and stagiaires in order to allow the necessary security verifications before their recruitment;

Building policy

19.  Recalls that the last mid-term building strategy was adopted by the Bureau in 2010; questions why the Bureau has failed to present a long-term strategy for Parliament buildings during this legislature, despite the Parliament’s previous resolutions; invites the Secretary-General and Vice-Presidents to present to the Committee on Budgets the new mid-term strategy on buildings as soon as possible, before the Parliament's reading of the budget in autumn 2017;

20.  Reiterates its call for a transparent decision-making process in the field of buildings policy, based on early information, having due regard to Article 203 of the Financial Regulation; calls in this regard for more information on the extension of the WAYENBERG crèche;

21.  Calls for more information on the project to renovate the Paul Henri Spaak (PHS) building, specifically any opinions from independent external contractors on the possible options for the PHS, which has had a short lifespan of 25 years; calls for the Secretary-General to present the results of such a study to the Committee on Budgets as soon as possible; underlines that the existing building doesn't fulfil the static requirements of a public building for parliamentary functions which has higher security and needs to withstand external shocks without collapsing; criticises the fact that the PHS building doesn't fulfil even minimum standards of modern static requirements and notes that several actions have already had to be taken to guarantee its stability; urges therefore the Bureau and the administration of the Parliament to work on future solutions for the PHS building that secures life and healthy working conditions of the persons present; notes the level of appropriations proposed by the Secretary-General in 2018 concerning studies, preparatory projects and works, and the provision of assistance to the project management team; expresses concern at the possible confusion regarding the amounts to be spent on studies and removals; urges the Bureau and Secretary-General to inform the Committee on Budgets on all subsequent steps and provide a clear breakdown of costs as soon as possible and no later than July 2017; recalls that, in any case, there is a need to implement state-of-the art energy efficient architecture ; calls for an assessment on how the renovation will impact the visitors and seminars unit, the availability of the plenary chamber as well the other rooms and offices;

22.  Considers 2018 to be a critical year for the Konrad Adenauer (KAD) building, as it will mark the end of the work on the East site and the start of work on the West site; notes with concern that the budget allocated to cover the management of this large-scale project has had to be revised in order to strengthen the teams which monitor the progress of the work; notes the on-going practice of using the year-end 'mopping up transfer' (ramassage) to contribute to current building projects; considers that while this may be a pragmatic solution to reduce interest rate payments, it nevertheless exists in tension with the transparency of building projects within the Parliament's budget and could even incentivise over-budgeting in certain areas;

23.  Invites the Vice-Presidents responsible and the Secretary-General to present to the Committee on Budgets a progress report and estimates for finalising the works on the KAD building;

EMAS

24.  Recalls that Parliament committed to a 30 % reduction per FTE in its CO2 emissions by 2020 compared to 2006;

25.  Deems it of utmost importance, therefore, that Parliament sets itself new, more challenging, quantitative targets that should be regularly measured by the responsible services;

26.  Recalls the Parliament’s commitment in the context of Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency, "without prejudice to applicable budgetary and procurement rules, undertake to apply the same requirements to the buildings they own and occupy as those applicable to the buildings of Member States' central government under Articles 5 and 6" of that Directive, due to the high visibility of the buildings and the leading role it should play with regard to buildings' energy performance; underlines the urgency of compliance with this declaration, not at least for its own credibility in the currently ongoing revisions of the energy performance of buildings and the energy efficiency directives;

27.  Welcomes the creation of a Mobility Working Group which should work inclusively and be clearly mandated; underlines that Parliament has to conform with all regional applicable laws at the places of work, including in that area; advocates the promotion of use of the established direct train connection between the Brussels Parliament site and the airport; invites the responsible services to re-evaluate the composition and size of its own vehicle fleet against this background; calls on the Bureau to establish without delay an incentive scheme for promoting the use of bicycles for home-work commuting; notes that such a scheme is already established in other institutions, notably the European Economic and Social Committee;

28.  Welcomes the communication campaign as a helpful effort to explain the purpose of the Union and the Parliament to the citizens; underlines that this campaign should aim, among other things, at explaining the role of the European Union, the power of the Parliament, its functions, including the election of the President of the Commission, and its impact on the lives of citizens;

29.  Notes that in advance of the forthcoming 2019 European elections, preparatory work on the communication campaign is already due to begin this year; welcomes a shorter two year pre-election period for the communication campaign compared to the three year pre-election period for the 2014 European elections;

30.  Takes note of the total amount for the 2019 elections communication campaign is estimated at EUR 25 million of expenditure in 2018 and EUR 8,33 million in 2019 with a higher amount of financial commitments are required in 2018; highlights the importance of those communication campaigns, especially taking into consideration the current situation in the Union;

31.  Believes the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM) should act on the recommendations from the evaluation of the 2014 European election campaign(12) , and prioritise the collection of data for campaign projects, per unit, based on predefined key indicators in order to measure their impact, considering with care the root causes of the extremely low turnout in the 2014 elections;

Member-related issues

32.  Welcomes the work of the Parliament’s Secretariat, the Secretariats of the political groups and the offices of Members aimed at empowering Members in their mandates; encourages the continued development of those services which enhance Members’ ability to scrutinise the work of the Commission and Council and represent citizens;

33.  Welcomes the advice and research provided to Members and committees through the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) and the policy departments; recalls that a mid-term evaluation of the efficacy of the cooperation between the EPRS and the policy departments was provided for when the EPRS was created in 2013; requests once again the Secretary-General to proceed to undertake such an evaluation and present to the Committee on Budgets its results before the Parliament's reading of the budget in autumn 2017; approves of the four specific projects being developed over the medium-term in the European Parliament library, namely the digital library, improved resources for research, comparative law sources and open library; considers these projects as a means to improve support to both Members and staff, as well as facilitating access to the external research community and citizens; notes the importance of these projects and the need to integrate them in the legislative work done by Members and staff members;

34.  Notes that the recently revised Rules of Procedure(13) have limited Members to a maximum of three oral explanations of vote per part-session, but remains concerned about the additional costs required for interpretation as well as for the translation of the explanation transcripts that they generate; urges the Secretary-General to provide a detailed breakdown of the costs related to oral explanations of vote; indicates the availability of alternatives such as written explanations of vote as well as a wealth of public communications facilities within Parliament’s premises for Members to explain their voting positions; calls, as an interim measure, for oral explanation of votes to be placed at the end of business each day on the plenary agenda, after the one minute speeches and other points on the agenda;

35.  Recalls the obligation on Members to inform the administration of any change in their declarations of interests;

36.  Disagrees with the need to change the furniture in the offices of Members and their assistants in Brussels; considers that the majority of this furniture is in proper condition and that therefore there is no reason to change it; considers that furniture should only be changed when there is a justified reason;

37.  In preparation for the ninth legislature, calls on the Secretary-General to submit to the Bureau a more precise list of expenses defrayable under the General Expenditure Allowance (GEA), recalls the principle of the independence of the mandate; underlines that it is possible for Members who wish to do so to publish their spending record of the GEA on their personal webpages; reiterates the appeal for greater transparency regarding the general expenditure allowance, building on best practice cases from national delegations in the Parliament and Member States; believes that Members should also be able to provide links on the Parliament website to places where they currently publish their spending records; reiterates that the improved transparency of the GEA should not require additional staff in Parliament's administration;

38.  Emphasises that the current budget line for parliamentary assistance is adequate and should not be increased beyond the indexation of salaries;

39.  Recalls the request, adopted by the plenary in its abovementioned resolution of 14 April 2016 on Parliament’s estimates for 2017, that the rules governing the reimbursement of mission expenses related to travels between the Parliament's three working places and incurred by accredited parliamentary assistants (APAs) be revised in order to align them with the rules applicable to the rest of the staff, and regrets that, to date, no action has been taken in this regard; calls on the Bureau to address that issue without any further delay; meanwhile underlines that the current mission reimbursements ceilings for APAs (EUR 120/140/160) have not been adjusted since 2011 and that the discrepancy between APAs and other staff has further increased up to at least 40 % following the introduction of new ceilings approved by the Council on 9 September 2016 and so far only applied to staff officials as from 10 September 2016; calls therefore on the Bureau to take the necessary measures to remedy this inequality;

40.  Underlines that the resolution of this discrepancy in mission expenses does not entail an increase in the budget line for parliamentary assistance;

41.  Calls for a transparent and appropriate use of reimbursement of the Members' travel expenses and recommends incentivising the use of economy class both with regard to air transport and to rail transport;

42.  Calls on the Conference of Presidents and the Bureau to reconsider the possibility for APAs, subject to certain conditions, to accompany Members on official Parliament Delegations and Missions, as already requested by several Members; is of the view that Members should decide whether their assistants should accompany them on official delegations, using their parliamentary assistance allowance envelope;

Staff-related issues

43.  Pursuant to Point 27 of the IIA of 2 December 2013 on a progressive 5 % staff reduction applying to all institutions, bodies and agencies between 2013 and 2017, highlights that owing to specific needs arising in Parliament in 2014 and 2016, an agreement was reached with the Council on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016(14), in which Parliament's annual staff reduction measures are set to continue until 2019;

44.  Notes that, while political groups have been exempted from these annual staff reduction measures since 2014(15), the conciliation agreement on the 2017 budget has led to a decrease in posts from the establishment plan of Parliament's Secretariat because of the non-respect of the gentleman's agreement by the Council;

45.  Recalls that the total level of staff in political groups is exempted from the 5 % staff reduction target in line with the decisions taken in respect of the financial years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017;

46.  Welcomes, in light of the staff reduction measures, the proposal to convert 50 permanent AST posts into 50 permanent AD posts, which has a negligible budgetary impact; notes in addition, the proposal to convert three temporary AST posts into three temporary AD posts in the President's cabinet;

47.  Calls on the Bureau to ensure that APA's social and pension rights are respected and that financial means are made available, in particular concerning those APAs that have been employed by MEPs without interruption for the last two legislative parliamentary terms; in this regard, invites the administration to put forward a proposal that takes into account the decision to have early election in 2014, as well as the time spent in the recruitment procedure when calculating the 10 years of service period set out in the Staff Regulations;

48.  Believes that, in a period in which the financial and personnel resources available to the Union institutions are likely to be increasingly constrained, it is important that the institutions themselves are able to recruit and retain the most able staff to meet the complex challenges ahead in a way consistent with the principles of performance based budgeting;

49.  Considers that interpretation and translation are essential to the functioning of the House and acknowledges the quality and added value of services provided by the interpreters; re-iterates Parliament's position expressed in its abovementioned resolution of 14 April 2016 that the Secretary-General should make further rationalisation proposals, such as extending the use of translation and interpretation on demand, particularly for Intergroups of the European Parliament, as well as examining the potential efficiency gains from utilising latest language technologies as a helping tool for interpreters, and assessing the impact of the revised framework for staff interpreters in improving resource-efficiency and productivity;

50.  Welcomes the continuation of measures taken by the Parliament to introduce Irish as a full official language by 1 January 2021; notes in this regard that no further posts will be required in 2018; nevertheless asks the Secretary-General to continue to consult Irish Members with a view to possible resource-efficiencies, without compromising the guaranteed rights of Members;

51.  Urges the Secretary-General to build on the existing cooperation agreements between the Parliament, the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee, with a view to identifying other areas in which back office functions could be shared; calls in addition, for the Secretary-General to undertake a study on possible synergies in back office functions and services that can also be made between the Parliament, the Commission and the Council;

European political parties and political foundations

52.  Recalls that European political parties and foundations contribute to forming European political awareness and increasing citizens’ understanding of the connection between the political process at the national and European levels;

53.  Considers that recent controversies surrounding the funding of some European political parties and some political foundations have exposed weaknesses in existing management and control systems;

54.  Believes that the entry into force of Regulations (EU) No 1141/2014(16) and (EU) No 1142/2014(17) will provide additional control mechanisms, such as the requirement to register with the Authority for European political parties and political foundations; considers however that there is further room for improvement to these measures; notes that parties and foundations will begin to apply for funding under the new rules in the budgetary year 2018;

55.  Highlights that a number of issues have been identified with the current system of co-financing, in which contributions and grants from the Parliament’s budget for both parties and foundations cannot exceed 85% of eligible expenditure, with the remaining 15% to be covered by own resources; notes for instance that shortfalls in membership contributions and donations are often balanced by contributions-in-kind;

Other issues

56.  Notes the ongoing dialogue between the European Parliament and national parliaments; calls on this to be strengthened in order to develop a better understanding of the contribution of the European Parliament and the Union in Member States;

57.  Notes the request for external studies and opinions in order to support the work of committees and other political bodies in analysing the possible impact of Brexit, including the budgetary consequences for Parliament; questions the necessity to call for external studies and opinions instead of having recourse to the wealth of research services within the Parliament; emphasises that until the negotiations on the UK's exit from the Union are concluded the UK remains a full member of the Union and all the rights and obligations of membership remain in force; underlines therefore that the decision of the UK to withdraw from the Union is unlikely to have an impact on the Parliament's 2018 budget;

58.  Recalls Parliament’s resolution of 20 November 2013 on the location of the seats of the European Union’s Institutions(18), which estimated the costs of the geographic dispersion of the Parliament to be between EUR 156 million and EUR 204 million and equivalent to 10% of the Parliament's budget; emphasises the environmental impact of the geographic dispersion is estimated to be between 11,000 to 19,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions; underlines the negative public perception caused by this dispersion, and therefore reiterates its position in calling for a roadmap to a single seat;

59.  Recalls Parliament's resolution of 14 April 2016(19) on Parliament's estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2017; asks the implementation of a cooperation with television stations, social media and further partners in order to establish a European media-hub for training purposes for young journalists;

60.  Calls upon the Secretary-General and the Bureau to instil a culture of performance-based budgeting across Parliament's administration, in line with the lean management approach in order to enhance efficiency and quality in the institution's internal work;

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61.  Adopts the estimates for the financial year 2018;

62.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution and the estimates to the Council and the Commission.

(1)

OJ L 298, 26.10.2012, p. 1.

(2)

OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884.

(3)

OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.

(4)

OJ L 287, 29.10.2013, p. 15.

(5)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2016)0132.

(6)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2016)0411.

(7)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2016)0475.

(8)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2015)0172.

(9)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2016)0132.

(10)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2016)0411.

(11)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2016)0484.

(12)

Deloitte, December 2015 study.

(13)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2016)0484 - Rule 183(1).

(14)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2015)0407.

(15)

Texts adopted, P7_TA(2013)0437; Texts adopted, P8_TA(2014)0036; Texts adopted, P8_TA(2015)0376; Texts adopted, P8_TA(2016)0411.

(16)

Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations (OJ L 317, 4.11.2014, p. 1).

(17)

Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1142/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 as regards the financing of European political parties (OJ L 317, 4.11.2014, p. 28).

(18)

Texts adopted, P7_TA(2013)0498.

(19)

Texts adopted, P8_TA-PROV(2016)0132.


ANNEX: DRAFT ESTIMATES

 

DRAFT ESTIMATES OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2018

 

AS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGETS AT ITS MEETING OF

 

3 APRIL 2017

 

DRAFT ESTIMATES

2018

Contribution of the European Union to the financing of the expenditure

of Parliament for the financial year 2018

Heading

Amount

 

 

Expenditure

1.953.483.373

Own resources

164.416.000

Contribution due

1.789.067.373

REVENUE

Title Chapter Article Item

Heading

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

 

 

 

 

 

4

REVENUE ACCRUING FROM PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER UNION BODIES

 

 

 

4 0

MISCELLANEOUS TAXES AND DEDUCTIONS

 

 

 

4 0 0

Proceeds from taxation on the salaries, wages and allowances of Members of the institution, officials, other servants and persons in receipt of a pension

77.085.000

74.105.828

71.635.418

4 0 3

Proceeds from the temporary contribution from the salaries of Members of the institution, officials and other servants in active employment

p.m

p.m

13.616

4 0 4

Proceeds from the special levy and the solidarity levy on the salaries of Members of the institution, officials and other servants in active employment

11.585.000

11.006.056

10.602.055

 

 

88.670.000

85.111.884

82.251.089

Chapter 4 0 — Total

4 1

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENSION SCHEME

 

 

68.455.454

4 1 0

Staff contributions to the pension scheme

66.485.000

64.712.299

61.138.636

4 1 1

Transfer or purchase of pension rights by staff

9.200.000

9.200.000

7.294.722

4 1 2

Contributions to the pension scheme by officials and temporary staff on leave on personal grounds

10.000

10.000

22.096

 

 

75.695.000

73.922.299

68.455.454

Chapter 4 1 — Total

4 2

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENSION SCHEME

 

 

 

4 2 1

Contributions by Members of the European Parliament to a retirement pension scheme

p.m

p.m

p.m

 

Chapter 4 2 — Total

0

0

0

 

Title 4 — Total

164.365.000

159.034.183

150.706.543

5

REVENUE ACCRUING FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATION OF THE INSTITUTION

 

 

 

5 0

PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF MOVABLE PROPERTY (SUPPLY OF GOODS) AND IMMOVABLE PROPERTY

 

 

 

5 0 0

Proceeds from the sale of movable property (supply of goods)

 

 

 

5 0 0 0

Proceeds from the sale of vehicles — Assigned revenue

p.m

p.m

p.m

5 0 0 1

Proceeds from the sale of other movable property — Assigned revenue

p.m

p.m

589

5 0 0 2

Proceeds from the supply of goods to other institutions or bodies — Assigned revenue

p.m

p.m

188.858

5 0 1

Proceeds from the sale of immovable property

p.m

p.m

p.m

5 0 2

Proceeds from the sale of publications, printed works and films — Assigned revenue

p.m

p.m

p.m

 

Chapter 5 0 — Total

p.m

p.m

189.447

5 1

PROCEEDS FROM LETTINGS

 

 

 

5 1 1

Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property and reimbursement of charges connected with lettings

p.m

p.m

 

5 1 1 0

Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property — Assigned revenue

p.m

p.m

2.859.618

5 1 1 1

Reimbursement of charges connected with lettings — Assigned revenue

p.m

p.m

129.706

 

Chapter 5 1 — Total

p.m

p.m

2.989.324

5 2

REVENUE FROM INVESTMENTS OR LOANS GRANTED, BANK AND OTHER INTEREST

 

 

 

5 2 0

Revenue from investments or loans granted, bank and other interest on the institution's accounts

50.000

200.000

23.473

 

Chapter 5 2 — Total

50.000

200.000

23.473

5 5

REVENUE FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SERVICES SUPPLIED AND WORK CARRIED OUT

 

 

 

5 5 0

Proceeds from the supply of services and work for other institutions or bodies, including refunds by other institutions or bodies of mission allowances paid on their behalf — Assigned revenue

p.m

p.m

4.958.708

5 5 1

Revenue from third parties in respect of services supplied or work carried out at their request — Assigned revenue

p.m

p.m

583.648

 

Chapter 5 5 — Total

p.m

p.m

5.542.356

5 7

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATION OF THE INSTITUTION

 

 

 

5 7 0

Revenue arising from the repayment of amounts wrongly paid — Assigned revenue

p.m

p.m

3.874.703

5 7 1

Revenue earmarked for a specific purpose, such as income from foundations, subsidies, gifts and bequests, including the earmarked revenue specific to each institution — Assigned revenue

p.m

p.m

p.m

5 7 2

Repayment of welfare expenditure incurred on behalf of another institution

p.m

p.m

p.m

5 7 3

Other contributions and refunds in connection with the administrative operation of the institution — Assigned revenue

p.m

p.m

3.298.878

 

Chapter 5 7 — Total

p.m

p.m

7.173.581

5 8

MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS

 

 

 

5 8 1

Revenue from insurance payments received — Assigned revenue

p.m

p.m

217.498

 

Chapter 5 8 — Total

p.m

 

 

 

Title 5 — Total

50.000

200.000

16.135.679

6

CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH UNION AGREEMENTS AND PROGRAMMES

 

 

 

6 6

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS

 

 

 

6 6 0

Other contributions and refunds

 

 

 

6 6 0 0

Other assigned contributions and refunds — Assigned revenue

p.m

p.m

14.477.581

6 6 0 1

Other non-assigned contributions and refunds

p.m

p.m

p.m

 

Chapter 6 6 — Total

p.m

p.m

14.477.581

 

Title 6 — Total

p.m

p.m

14.477.581

9

MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

 

 

 

9 0

MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

 

 

 

9 0 0

Miscellaneous revenue

1.000

1.000

2.061.711

 

Chapter 9 0 — Total

1.000

1.000

2.061.711

 

Title 9 — Total

1.000

1.000

2.061.711

 

GRAND TOTAL

164.416.000

159.235.183

183.381.514

EXPENDITURE

General summary of appropriations (2018 and 2017) and outturn (2016)

Title Chapter

Heading

2018

approps

2017

approps

Outturn 2016

 

 

 

 

 

1

PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 0

MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTION

212.101.000

210.660.500

203.367.219

1 2

OFFICIALS AND TEMPORARY STAFF

671.064.000

650.213.700

625.820.200

1 4

OTHER STAFF AND EXTERNAL SERVICES

144.760.333

137.040.500

125.551.151

1 6

OTHER EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

18.648.150

17.539.500

14.441.490

 

Title 1 — Total

1.046.573.483

1.015.454.200

969.180.059

 

 

 

 

 

2

BUILDINGS, FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 0

BUILDINGS AND ASSOCIATED COSTS

227.352.000

255.137.000

251.599.697

2 1

DATA PROCESSING, EQUIPMENT AND MOVABLE PROPERTY

179.543.500

170.034.500

154.150.447

2 3

CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURE

7.103.000

5.719.000

4.421.417

 

Title 2 — Total

413.998.500

430.890.500

410.171.561

 

 

 

 

 

3

EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM GENERAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 0

MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

36.693.000

32.827.000

33.038.898

3 2

EXPERTISE AND INFORMATION: ACQUISITION, ARCHIVING, PRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION

131.498.390

108.238.000

106.676.345

 

Title 3 — Total

168.191.390

141.065.000

139.715.243

 

 

 

 

 

4

EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM SPECIAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 0

EXPENDITURE RELATING TO CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

114.770.000

112.905.000

109.952.171

4 2

EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANCE

208.510.000

207.991.000

194.405.139

4 4

MEETINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS

440.000

420.000

420.000

 

Title 4 — Total

323.720.000

321.316.000

304.777.310

 

 

 

 

 

5

AUTHORITY FOR EUROPEAN POLITICAL PARTIES AND EUROPEAN POLITICAL FOUNDATIONS AND COMMITTEE OF INDEPENDENT EMINENT PERSONS

 

 

 

 

5 0

EXPENDITURE OF THE AUTHORITY FOR EUROPEAN POLITICAL PARTIES AND EUROPEAN POLITICAL FOUNDATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE OF INDEPENDENT EMINENT PERSONS

 

p.m

p.m

0

 

Title 5 — Total

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

10

OTHER EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 0

PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATIONS

p.m

p.m

0

10 1

CONTINGENCY RESERVE

1.000.000

864.300

0

10 3

ENLARGEMENT RESERVE

p.m

p.m

0

10 4

RESERVE FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION POLICY

p.m

p.m

0

10 5

PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATION FOR BUILDINGS

p.m

p.m

0

10 6

RESERVE FOR PRIORITY PROJECTS UNDER DEVELOPMENT

p.m

p.m

0

10 8

EMAS RESERVE

p.m

p.m

0

 

Title 10 — Total

1.000.000

864.300

0

 

GRAND TOTAL

1.953.483.373

1.909.590.000

1.823.844.172

Revenue — Own resources

Title 4 — Revenue accruing from persons working with the institutions and other Union bodies

Chapter 4 0 — Miscellaneous taxes and deductions

Article 4 0 0 — Proceeds from taxation on the salaries, wages and allowances of Members of the institution, officials, other servants and persons in receipt of a pension

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

77 085 000

74 105 828

71 635 418,00

Legal basis

Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Union, and in particular Article 12 thereof.

Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom, ECSC) No 260/68 of 29 February 1968 laying down the conditions and procedure for applying the tax for the benefit of the European Communities (OJ L 56, 4.3.1968, p. 8).

Article 4 0 3 — Proceeds from the temporary contribution from the salaries of Members of the institution, officials and other servants in active employment

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

13 616,00

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Communities, and in particular Article 66a thereof in the version in force until 15 December 2003.

Article 4 0 4 — Proceeds from the special levy and the solidarity levy on the salaries of Members of the institution, officials and other servants in active employment

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

11 585 000

11 006 056

10 602 055,00

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 66a thereof.

Chapter 4 1 — Contributions to the pension scheme

Article 4 1 0 — Staff contributions to the pension scheme

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

66 485 000

64 712 299

61 138 636,00

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 83(2) thereof.

Article 4 1 1 — Transfer or purchase of pension rights by staff

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

9 200 000

9 200 000

7 294 722,00

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 4, Article 11(2) and (3) and Article 48 of Annex VIII thereto.

Article 4 1 2 — Contributions to the pension scheme by officials and temporary staff on leave on personal grounds

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

10 000

10 000

22 096,00

Chapter 4 2 — Other contributions to the pension scheme

Article 4 2 1 — Contributions by Members of the European Parliament to a retirement pension scheme

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Legal basis

Rules governing the payment of expenses and allowances to Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Annex III thereto.

Title 5 — Revenue accruing from the administrative operation of the Institution

Chapter 5 0 — Proceeds from the sale of movable property (supply of goods) and immovable property

Article 5 0 0 — Proceeds from the sale of movable property (supply of goods)

Item 5 0 0 0 — Proceeds from the sale of vehicles — Assigned revenue

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This item is intended to record revenue accruing from the sale or part-exchange of vehicles belonging to the institution.

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Item 5 0 0 1 — Proceeds from the sale of other movable property — Assigned revenue

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

589,00

Remarks

This item is intended to record revenue accruing from the sale or part exchange of movable property other than vehicles belonging to the institution.

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Item 5 0 0 2 — Proceeds from the supply of goods to other institutions or bodies — Assigned revenue

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

188 858,00

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Details of expenditure and revenue arising from loans or rents or the provision of services under this budget item shall be set out in an annex to this budget.

Article 5 0 1 — Proceeds from the sale of immovable property

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This article is intended to record revenue from the sale of immovable property belonging to the institution.

Article 5 0 2 — Proceeds from the sale of publications, printed works and films — Assigned revenue

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

This article shall also include the proceeds of the sale of these products by electronic means.

Chapter 5 1 — Proceeds from letting

Article 5 1 1 — Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property and reimbursement of charges connected with lettings

Item 5 1 1 0 — Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property — Assigned revenue

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

2 859 618,00

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Details of expenditure and revenue arising from loans or rents or the provision of services under this budget item shall be set out in an annex to this budget.

Item 5 1 1 1 — Reimbursement of charges connected with lettings — Assigned revenue

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

129 706,00

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Chapter 5 2 — Revenue from investments or loans granted, bank and other interest

Article 5 2 0 — Revenue from investments or loans granted, bank and other interest on the institution's accounts

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

50 000

200 000

23 473,00

Remarks

This article is intended to record revenue from investments or loans granted, bank and other interest on the institution’s accounts.

Chapter 5 5 — Revenue from the proceeds of services supplied and work carried out

Article 5 5 0 — Proceeds from the supply of services and work for other institutions or bodies, including refunds by other institutions or bodies of mission allowances paid on their behalf — Assigned revenue

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

4 958 708,00

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Article 5 5 1 — Revenue from third parties in respect of services supplied or work carried out at their request — Assigned revenue

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

583 648,00

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Chapter 5 7 — Other contributions and refunds in connection with the administrative operation of the institution

Article 5 7 0 — Revenue arising from the repayment of amounts wrongly paid — Assigned revenue

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

3 874 703,00

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Article 5 7 1 — Revenue earmarked for a specific purpose, such as income from foundations, subsidies, gifts and bequests, including the earmarked revenue specific to each institution — Assigned revenue

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(2)(d) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Article 5 7 2 — Repayment of welfare expenditure incurred on behalf of another institution

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This article is intended to record revenue from the repayment of welfare expenditure incurred on behalf of another institution.

Article 5 7 3 — Other contributions and refunds in connection with the administrative operation of the institution — Assigned revenue

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

3 298 878,00

Chapter 5 8 — Miscellaneous payments

Article 5 8 1 — Revenue from insurance payments received — Assigned revenue

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

217 498,00

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

This article also includes reimbursement by insurance companies of the salaries of officials involved in accidents.

Title 6 — Contributions and refunds in connection with Union agreements and programmes

Chapter 6 6 — Other contributions and refunds

Article 6 6 0 — Other contributions and refunds

Item 6 6 0 0 — Other assigned contributions and refunds — Assigned revenue

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

14 477 581,00

Remarks

This item is intended to record, pursuant to Article 21 of the Financial Regulation, any revenue not provided for in other parts of Title 6 which is used to provide additional appropriations to finance expenditure to which this revenue is assigned.

Item 6 6 0 1 — Other non-assigned contributions and refunds

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Title 9 — Miscellaneous revenue

Chapter 9 0 — Miscellaneous revenue

Article 9 0 0 — Miscellaneous revenue

Figures

2018 budget

2017 budget

Outturn 2016

1 000

1 000

2 061 711,00

Remarks

This article is intended to record miscellaneous revenue.

Details of expenditure and revenue arising from loans or rents or the provision of services under this article shall be set out in an annex to this budget.

Expenditure — Expenditure

Title 1 — Persons working with the institution

Chapter 1 0 — Members of the institution

Article 1 0 0 — Salaries and allowances

Item 1 0 0 0 — Salaries

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

77 350 000

75 846 000

73 871 418,64

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the salary provided for by the Statute for Members.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Legal basis

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 9 and 10 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 1 and 2 thereof.

Item 1 0 0 4 — Ordinary travel expenses

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

68 500 000

69 200 000

66 290 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses in connection with travelling to and from the places of work and with other duty travel.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 25 000.

Legal basis

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 20 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 10 to 21 and 24 thereof.

Item 1 0 0 5 — Other travel expenses

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

6 200 000

6 000 000

6 150 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover reimbursement of additional travel expenses and travel expenses incurred in the Member State of election.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 1 000.

Legal basis

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 20 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 22 and 23 thereof.

Item 1 0 0 6 — General expenditure allowance

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

40 213 000

39 886 000

38 937 488,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover, in accordance with the Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, expenses arising from the parliamentary activities of Members.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 170 000.

Legal basis

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 20 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 25 to 28 thereof.

Item 1 0 0 7 — Allowances for performance of duties

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

185 000

181 500

176 892,22

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the flat-rate subsistence and representation allowances in connection with the duties of the President of the European Parliament.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 20 thereof.

Bureau Decision of 17 June 2009.

Article 1 0 1 — Accident and sickness insurance and other welfare measures

Item 1 0 1 0 — Accident and sickness insurance and other social security charges

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

2 923 000

3 097 000

1 978 805,22

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover accident insurance and reimbursement of medical expenses for Members and loss and theft of Members’ personal effects.

It is also intended to cover the provision of insurance cover and assistance to Members should they need to be repatriated whilst undertaking an official journey, as a result of a serious illness, an accident or an unforeseen event that prevents them from continuing their journey. Such assistance involves organising the Member’s repatriation and defraying the related costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 200 000.

Legal basis

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 18 and 19 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, in particular Articles 3 to 9 and 29 thereof.

Common rules on the insurance of officials of the European Union against the risk of accident and of occupational disease.

Joint rules on sickness insurance for officials of the European Communities.

Commission Decision laying down general implementing provisions for the reimbursement of medical expenses.

Item 1 0 1 2 — Specific measures to assist disabled Members

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

805 000

775 000

593 638,06

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover certain expenditure required to provide assistance for a seriously disabled Member.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Legal basis

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 30 thereof.

Article 1 0 2 — Transitional allowances

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

960 000

939 000

1 725 886,26

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the transitional allowance after the end of a Member’s term of office.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Legal basis

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 13 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 45 to 48 and 77 thereof.

Article 1 0 3 — Pensions

Item 1 0 3 0 — Retirement pensions (PEAM)

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

11 540 000

11 450 000

10 521 344,41

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the payment of an old-age pension after the cessation of a Member’s term of office.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 150 000.

Legal basis

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 75 thereof, and Annex III to the Rules on Payment of Expenses and Allowances to Members of the European Parliament (‘PEAM rules’).

Item 1 0 3 1 — Invalidity pensions (PEAM)

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

310 000

303 000

300 813,90

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the payment of a pension to Members who become incapacitated during their term of office.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Legal basis

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 75 thereof, and Annex II to the Rules on Payment of Expenses and Allowances to Members of the European Parliament (‘PEAM rules’).

Item 1 0 3 2 — Survivors’ pensions (PEAM)

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

2 315 000

2 313 000

2 170 644,40

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the payment of a survivor’s and/or orphan’s pension in the event of the death of a Member or of a former Member.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 15 000.

Legal basis

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 75 thereof, and Annex I to the Rules on Payment of Expenses and Allowances to Members of the European Parliament (‘PEAM rules’).

Item 1 0 3 3 — Optional pension scheme for Members

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

287,82

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the institution's contribution to the additional voluntary pension scheme for Members.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 500.

Legal basis

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 27 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 76 thereof, and Annex VII to the Rules on Payment of Expenses and Allowances to Members of the European Parliament (‘PEAM rules’).

Article 1 0 5 — Language and computer courses

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

800 000

670 000

650 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of language and computer courses for Members.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 44 thereof.

Bureau Decision of 4 May 2009 on language and computer courses for Members.

Chapter 1 2 — Officials and temporary staff

Article 1 2 0 — Remuneration and other entitlements

Item 1 2 0 0 — Remuneration and allowances

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

666 300 000

645 973 700

621 577 766,68

Remarks

This appropriation is mainly intended to cover, for officials and temporary staff holding a post provided for in the establishment plan:

salaries, allowances and other payments related to salaries,

insurance against sickness, accident and occupational disease and other social security contributions,

flat-rate overtime allowances,

miscellaneous allowances and grants,

payment of travel expenses for officials or temporary staff, their spouses and dependants from their place of employment to their place of origin,

the impact of salary weightings applicable to remuneration and to the part of emoluments transferred to a country other than the country of employment,

unemployment insurance for temporary staff and payments made by the institution to allow temporary staff to constitute or maintain pension rights in their country of origin.

It is also intended to cover the insurance premiums in respect of sports accidents for users of Parliament’s sports centres in Brussels and in Strasbourg.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 350 000.

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

Item 1 2 0 2 — Paid overtime

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

134 000

135 000

60 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the payment of overtime under the conditions set out in the abovementioned provisions.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 56 thereof and Annex VI thereto.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

Item 1 2 0 4 — Entitlements in connection with entering the service, transfer and leaving the service

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

3 430 000

2 950 000

3 425 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

travel expenses due to officials and temporary staff (including their families) entering or leaving the service or being transferred to another place of employment,

installation and resettlement allowances and removal expenses due to officials and temporary staff obliged to change their place of residence on taking up duty, on transfer to a new place of employment and on finally leaving the institution and resettling elsewhere,

daily subsistence allowances for officials and temporary staff who furnish evidence that they must change their place of residence on taking up duty or transferring to a new place of employment,

the compensation for a probationary official who is dismissed because his/her work is obviously inadequate,

compensation for a member of the temporary staff whose contract is terminated by the institution,

the difference between the contributions paid by contract staff to a Member State pension scheme and those payable to the Union scheme in the event of reclassification of a contract.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

Article 1 2 2 — Allowances upon early termination of service

Item 1 2 2 0 — Allowances for staff retired or placed on leave in the interests of the service

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

1 200 000

1 155 000

757 433,06

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the allowances payable:

to officials assigned non-active status in connection with action to reduce the number of posts in the institution,

to officials placed on leave to meet organisational needs associated with the acquisition of new skills within the institution,

to officials and temporary staff of political groups holding management posts in grades AD 16 and AD 15 retired in the interests of the service.

It also covers the employer’s contribution towards sickness insurance and the impact of the weightings applicable to these allowances (except for beneficiaries of Article 42c, who are not entitled to a weighting).

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Articles 41, 42c and 50 thereof and Annex IV thereto, and Article 48a of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

Item 1 2 2 2 — Allowances for staff whose service is terminated and special retirement scheme for officials and temporary staff

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

the allowances payable under the Staff Regulations or Council Regulations (EC, Euratom, ESCS) No 2689/95 and (EC, Euratom) No 1748/2002,

the employer’s contributions towards sickness insurance for the recipients of the allowances,

the impact of the weightings applicable to the various allowances.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Articles 64 and 72 thereof.

Council Regulation (EC, Euratom, ECSC) No 2689/95 of 17 November 1995 introducing special measures to terminate the service of temporary staff of the European Communities as a result of the accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden (OJ L 280, 23.11.1995, p. 4).

Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1748/2002 of 30 September 2002 introducing, in the context of the modernisation of the institution, special measures to terminate the service of Officials of the European Communities appointed to an established post in the European Parliament and temporary staff working in the Political Groups of the European Parliament (OJ L 264, 2.10.2002, p. 9).

Chapter 1 4 — Other staff and external services

Article 1 4 0 — Other staff and external persons

Item 1 4 0 0 — Other staff — Secretariat and political groups

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

47 579 000

44 392 000

41 021 126,59

Remarks

This appropriation is mainly intended to cover the following expenditure, which does not include expenditure on other staff within the Directorate-General for Security and Safety who perform duties relating to the safety of persons and property, information security and risk assessment and on other staff working as drivers in the Secretariat or coordinating the work of those drivers:

the remuneration, including allocations and allowances, of other staff, including contract staff and special advisers (within the meaning of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union), employer’s contributions to the various social security schemes, the bulk of which are paid into the Union institutions’ own scheme, and the impact of salary weightings applicable to the remuneration of these staff,

the employment of temporary agency staff,

invoices issued by the PMO to cover the cost of employing staff to deal with the administrative files of members of Parliament’s staff (in particular matters relating to unemployment benefits and pension entitlements).

Part of this appropriation is to be used for the recruitment of persons with disabilities as contract staff members, in accordance with the Bureau Decision of 7 and 9 July 2008.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 4 400 000.

Legal basis

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (Titles IV, V and VI).

General implementing provisions governing competitions and selection procedures, recruitment and the grading of officials and other servants of the European Parliament (decision of the Secretary-General of the European Parliament of 17 October 2014).

Item 1 4 0 1 — Other staff — Security

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

24 208 600

25 233 000

21 980 312,57

Remarks

This appropriation is mainly intended to cover the following expenditure on other staff within the Directorate-General for Security and Safety who perform duties relating to the safety of persons and property, information security and risk assessment:

the remuneration, including allocations and allowances, of contract staff and auxiliary contract staff, and the impact of salary weightings applicable to the remuneration of these staff,

the employment of temporary agency staff.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Legal basis

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (Title IV).

General implementing provisions governing competitions and selection procedures, recruitment and the grading of officials and other servants of the European Parliament (decision of the Secretary-General of the European Parliament of 17 October 2014).

Item 1 4 0 2 — Other staff — Drivers in the Secretariat

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

6 220 300

6 169 000

 

Remarks

This appropriation is mainly intended to cover the following expenditure on other staff working as drivers in the Secretariat or coordinating the work of those drivers:

the remuneration, including allocations and allowances, of contract staff and auxiliary contract staff, and the impact of salary weightings applicable to the remuneration of these staff,

the employment of temporary agency staff.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Legal basis

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (Title IV).

General implementing provisions governing competitions and selection procedures, recruitment and the grading of officials and other servants of the European Parliament (decision of the Secretary-General of the European Parliament of 17 October 2014).

Item 1 4 0 4 — Graduate traineeships, grants and exchanges of officials

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

7 197 900

6 806 500

7 033 669,67

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

expenditure on selecting, recruiting and taking in trainees,

emoluments for graduate trainees (scholarships), including any household allowances, and the costs of an additional disability payment (of up to 50 % of the scholarship),

allowances paid to trainees,

travel expenses of trainees,

sickness and accident insurance for trainees,

the operating grant or direct payment of expenditure connected with events organised by the Traineeships Committee, up to an annual limit of EUR 2 000,

expenditure arising from movements between the European Parliament and the public sector in the Member States or other countries specified in the rules,

expenditure arising from the secondment of national experts to the European Parliament, including allowances and travel expenses,

accident insurance for national experts on secondment,

allowances for study visits,

the organising of training schemes for conference interpreters and translators, inter alia in cooperation with schools of interpreting and universities providing training in translation, as well as grants for the training and further training of interpreters and translators, purchase of teaching materials, and associated costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Legal basis

Rules governing the attachment of European Parliament officials and temporary staff of the political groups to national public authorities, bodies treated as such public authorities and international organisations (Bureau Decision of 7 March 2005).

Rules governing the secondment of national experts to the European Parliament (Bureau Decision of 4 May 2009).

Internal Rules governing traineeships and study visits in the Secretariat of the European Parliament (decision of the Secretary-General of the European Parliament of 1 February 2013).

Item 1 4 0 5 — Expenditure on interpretation

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

50 858 533

46 244 000

48 598 750,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the following expenditure:

the fees and related allowances, social security contributions, travel expenses and other expenses of contract conference interpreters recruited by the European Parliament to service meetings organised by the European Parliament to meet its own needs or those of other institutions when the necessary services cannot be provided by European Parliament interpreters (officials and temporary staff),

expenditure on conference agencies, technicians and administrators used to service the above meetings where they cannot be serviced by officials, temporary staff or other European Parliament staff,

expenses in connection with services provided to Parliament by interpreters who are staff members of regional, national or international institutions,

expenses in connection with interpretation-related activities, in particular preparations for meetings and interpreter training and selection.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 3 500 000.

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

Agreement on working conditions and the pecuniary regime for auxiliary conference interpreters (ACIs) (and the implementing rules therefor), as established on 28 July 1999, amended on 13 October 2004 and revised on 31 July 2008.

Item 1 4 0 6 — Observers

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the payment of expenses relating to observers, in accordance with Rule 13 of the European Parliament’s Rules of Procedure.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Article 1 4 2 — External translation services

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

8 696 000

8 196 000

6 917 291,98

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the translation, editing, typing, coding and technical assistance work sent to outside suppliers.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 50 000.

Chapter 1 6 — Other expenditure relating to persons working with the institution

Article 1 6 1 — Expenditure relating to staff management

Item 1 6 1 0 — Expenditure on recruitment

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

253 650

214 000

273 500,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

expenditure on organising the competitions provided for in Article 3 of Decision 2002/621/EC and travel and subsistence expenses for applicants called for interviews and medical examinations,

the costs of organising procedures for selecting staff.

In cases duly justified by operational needs and after consultation of the European Personnel Selection Office, the institution may use some of these appropriations to organise its own competitions.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Articles 27 to 31 and 33 thereof and Annex III thereto.

Decision 2002/620/EC of the European Parliament, the Council, the Commission, the Court of Justice, the Court of Auditors, the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Ombudsman of 25 July 2002 establishing a European Communities Personnel Selection Office (OJ L 197, 26.7.2002, p. 53) and Decision 2002/621/EC of the Secretaries-General of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission, the Registrar of the Court of Justice, the Secretaries-General of the Court of Auditors, the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions, and the Representative of the European Ombudsman of 25 July 2002 on the organisation and operation of the European Communities Personnel Selection Office (OJ L 197, 26.7.2002, p. 56).

Item 1 6 1 2 — Further training

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

6 210 000

5 515 000

5 535 265,36

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on training for improving staff skills and the performance and efficiency of the institution, e.g. via language courses for the official working languages.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 24a thereof.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

Article 1 6 3 — Measures to assist the institution's staff

Item 1 6 3 0 — Social welfare

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

743 000

768 000

418 323,17

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

as part of an interinstitutional policy to assist persons with a disability in the following categories:

officials and temporary staff in active employment,

spouses of officials and temporary staff in active employment,

dependent children within the meaning of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union,

the reimbursement, to the extent permitted by the budget and after national entitlements in the country of residence or the country of origin have been exhausted, of expenses (other than medical expenses) recognised as necessary, arising from the handicap and supported by documentary evidence and not covered by the Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme,

action taken in respect of officials and other servants in particularly difficult situations,

the financing of a grant for the Staff Committee and incidental expenditure in the Welfare Service. Contributions or defrayal of expenses by the Staff Committee for participants in a welfare activity will be aimed at financing activities that have a social, cultural or linguistic dimension, but there will be no subsidies for individual staff members or households,

other institutional or interinstitutional welfare measures for the inclusion of officials and other staff,

the financing of specific reasonable accommodation measures or expenditure on medical analyses and welfare assessments for officials, other servants and trainees with disabilities or for officials and other servants with disabilities during recruitment procedures and trainees with disabilities during selection procedures, in application of Article 1d of the Staff Regulations, in particular personal assistance at the workplace or during missions.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 50 000.

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Articles 1d, 9(3), third subparagraph, and 76 thereof.

Item 1 6 3 1 — Mobility

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

730 000

700 000

448 687,52

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure relating to mobility at the various places of work.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 1 6 3 2 — Social contacts between members of staff and other social measures

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

227 000

230 000

238 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to encourage and provide financial backing for schemes to promote social contact between staff of different nationalities, for example subsidies to staff clubs, sports associations, cultural societies, etc., and to make a contribution to the cost of a permanent leisure centre (cultural and sports activities, hobbies, restaurant).

It also covers financial support for interinstitutional social activities.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 600 000.

Article 1 6 5 — Activities relating to all persons working with the institution

Item 1 6 5 0 — Medical service

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

1 250 000

1 275 000

1 095 269,68

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the operating costs of the medical service at the three places of work, including the purchase of materials and pharmaceutical products, etc., expenditure on preventive medical check-ups, expenditure arising from the operation of the Invalidity Committee and expenditure on services provided by outside medical specialists deemed necessary by the medical officers.

It also covers expenditure involving the purchase of certain work tools deemed necessary on medical grounds, together with expenditure on medical or paramedical staff under service provision arrangements or on short-term stand-in assignment.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 59 thereof and Article 8 of Annex II thereto.

Item 1 6 5 2 — Current operating expenditure for restaurants and canteens

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

1 310 000

1 380 000

615 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover restaurant and canteen management and operating costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 1 800 000.

Item 1 6 5 4 — Childcare facilities

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

7 478 900

7 162 500

5 517 443,89

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover Parliament’s contribution to all the organisational expenditure and services for the internal childcare facilities and outside facilities with which an agreement has been concluded.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 4 250 000.

Item 1 6 5 5 — European Parliament contribution for accredited Type II European Schools

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

445 600

295 000

300 000,00

Remarks

Implementation of Commission Decision C(2013)4886 of 1 August 2013 (OJ C 222, 2.8.2013, p. 8).

This appropriation is intended to cover the European Parliament’s contribution for Type II European Schools accredited by the Board of Governors of the European Schools or the reimbursement of the contribution paid by the Commission on behalf of the European Parliament for Type II European Schools accredited by the Board of Governors of the European Schools. It covers costs relating to children of European Parliament staff coming under the Staff Regulations who are enrolled in such schools.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Title 2 — Buildings, furniture, equipment and miscellaneous operating expenditure

Remarks

Since risk cover has been revoked by insurance companies, the risk of industrial conflicts and terrorist attacks for the European Parliament buildings needs to be covered through the general budget of the European Union.

The appropriations of this title accordingly cover all expenses in connection with damage resulting from industrial conflicts and terrorist attacks.

Chapter 2 0 — Buildings and associated costs

Article 2 0 0 — Buildings

Item 2 0 0 0 — Rent

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

35 948 000

37 169 000

32 913 005,98

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover rent for the buildings or parts of buildings occupied by the European Parliament.

It also covers property tax. The rentals are calculated over 12 months on the basis of existing leases or leases in preparation, which normally provide for cost of living or construction cost index-linking.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 3 000 000.

Financial contributions from Member States or their public agencies or entities in the form of financing or repayment of costs and of associated charges relating to the purchase or use of land or buildings, as well as of charges in relation to buildings and facilities of the institution, shall be considered as external assigned revenue within the meaning of Article 21(2) of the Financial Regulation.

Item 2 0 0 1 — Lease payments

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

13 000 000

p.m.

53 500 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the annual lease payments for buildings or parts of buildings under existing leases or leases in preparation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 50 000.

Financial contributions from Member States or their public agencies or entities in the form of financing or repayment of costs and of associated charges relating to the purchase or use of land or buildings, as well as of charges in relation to buildings and facilities of the institution, shall be considered as external assigned revenue within the meaning of Article 21(2) of the Financial Regulation.

Item 2 0 0 3 — Acquisition of immovable property

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the acquisition of immovable property. Subsidies for land and its servicing will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Financial Regulation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 13 000.

Financial contributions from Member States or their public agencies or entities in the form of financing or repayment of costs and of associated charges relating to the purchase or use of land or buildings, as well as of charges in relation to buildings and facilities of the institution, shall be considered as external assigned revenue within the meaning of Article 21(2) of the Financial Regulation.

Item 2 0 0 5 — Construction of buildings

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

17 888 000

32 970 000

17 788 806,93

Remarks

This item is intended for any entry of appropriations for the construction of buildings (works, consultants’ fees, initial fitting-out work and supplies to make buildings operational, and all related costs).

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 1 000 000.

Financial contributions from Member States or their public agencies or entities in the form of financing or repayment of costs and of associated charges relating to the purchase or use of land or buildings, as well as of charges in relation to buildings and facilities of the institution, shall be considered as external assigned revenue within the meaning of Article 21(2) of the Financial Regulation.

Item 2 0 0 7 — Fitting-out of premises

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

60 820 000

84 550 000

60 652 105,72

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the performance of fitting-out work, including other expenditure connected with that work, in particular architects’ or engineers’ fees, etc.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 600 000.

Financial contributions from Member States or their public agencies or entities in the form of financing or repayment of costs and of associated charges relating to the purchase or use of land or buildings, as well as of charges in relation to buildings and facilities of the institution, shall be considered as external assigned revenue within the meaning of Article 21(2) of the Financial Regulation.

Item 2 0 0 8 — Other specific property management arrangements

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

5 196 000

5 114 000

2 768 631,32

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on property management not specifically provided for in the other articles in this Chapter, particularly:

waste management and treatment,

mandatory inspections, quality checks, expert opinions, audits, compliance monitoring, etc.,

technical library,

management support (building helpdesk),

taking care of building drawings and information media,

other expenditure.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 50 000.

Article 2 0 2 — Expenditure on buildings

Item 2 0 2 2 — Building maintenance, upkeep, operation and cleaning

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

57 450 000

59 440 000

51 216 628,33

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the maintenance, upkeep, operating and cleaning costs, on the basis of current contracts, for the buildings (offices, other areas and installations) rented or owned by the European Parliament.

Before renewing or concluding contracts, the institution will consult the other institutions on the contractual terms each of them has obtained (prices, currency chosen, index-linking, duration, other clauses) with due regard for Article 104 of the Financial Regulation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 200 000.

Item 2 0 2 4 — Energy consumption

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

15 800 000

16 690 000

15 852 979,24

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover, in particular, water, gas, electricity and heating costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 150 000.

Item 2 0 2 6 — Security and surveillance of buildings

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

18 670 000

18 420 000

16 231 922,34

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover essentially the costs of caretaking and surveillance in respect of buildings occupied by the European Parliament at its three habitual places of work, its information offices in the Union and its offices in third countries.

Before renewing or concluding contracts, the institution will consult the other institutions on the contractual terms each of them has obtained (prices, currency chosen, index-linking, duration, other clauses) with due regard for Article 104 of the Financial Regulation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 120 000.

Item 2 0 2 8 — Insurance

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

2 580 000

784 000

675 616,73

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover payments in respect of insurance policy premiums.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Chapter 2 1 — Data processing and movable property

Remarks

In connection with public procurement, the institution will consult the other institutions on the contractual terms each of them has obtained.

Article 2 1 0 — Computing and telecommunications

Item 2 1 0 0 — Computing and telecommunications — Business-as-usual operations — Operations

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

26 112 000

24 920 000

25 283 869,50

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase, hire, servicing and maintenance of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for business-as-usual operations to ensure that the European Parliament’s computing and telecommunications systems function properly. That expenditure relates mainly to systems at the computer and telecommunications centre, computing at departmental level and network management operations.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 300 000.

Item 2 1 0 1 — Computing and telecommunications — Business-as-usual operations — Infrastructure

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

19 355 000

18 382 000

17 647 112,94

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase, hire, servicing and maintenance of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for business-as-usual operations to manage and maintain the European Parliament's computing and telecommunications system infrastructure. That expenditure relates mainly to network, cabling, telecommunications, individual equipment and voting system infrastructure.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 67 000.

Item 2 1 0 2 — Computing and telecommunications — Business-as-usual operations — General support for users

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

13 866 500

13 588 000

12 181 472,58

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase, hire, servicing and maintenance of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for business-as-usual operations to provide assistance and support for users of the European Parliament’s computing and telecommunications systems. That expenditure relates to support services for Members and other users, covering in particular administrative, legislative and communication applications.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 2 1 0 3 — Computing and telecommunications — business-as-usual operations — Management of ICT applications

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

23 865 500

23 139 400

19 340 522,94

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase, hire, servicing and maintenance of hardware and software and related work, and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for business-as-usual operations connected with ICT applications management in the institution. That expenditure relates mainly to applications for Members and communication activities, as well as administrative and legislative applications.

It is also intended to cover expenditure in ICT tools financed jointly in the context of interinstitutional cooperation in the field of languages, provided for by the decisions taken by the Interinstitutional Committee on Translation and Interpretation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 32 000.

Item 2 1 0 4 — Computing and telecommunications — Investment in infrastructure

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

20 615 000

22 023 500

20 450 327,81

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for investments connected to the European Parliament’s computing and telecommunications system infrastructure. The investments relate mainly to systems at the computer and telecommunications centre, networks, cabling and video-conferencing systems.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 75 000.

Item 2 1 0 5 — Computing and telecommunications — Investment in projects

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

33 868 000

28 086 500

23 512 236,53

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for investments relating to ongoing and new ICT projects. The investments relate mainly to applications for Members, legislative, administrative, financial and communication applications and ICT governance applications.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 25 000.

Article 2 1 2 — Furniture

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

5 680 000

6 005 000

2 113 970,90

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the purchase, hire, maintenance and repair of furniture, including the purchase of ergonomic furniture, the replacement of worn-out and broken furniture and office machines. It is also intended to cover miscellaneous expenditure on managing the European Parliament’s furniture stock.

In connection with works of art, this appropriation is intended to cover both the cost of acquiring and purchasing specific material and the current expenditure relating thereto, such as experts, conservation, framing, restoration, cleaning, insurance and ad hoc transport costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 2 1 4 — Technical equipment and installations

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

32 453 500

29 356 100

27 969 260,66

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the purchase, hire, maintenance, repair and management of technical equipment and installations, and in particular of:

miscellaneous fixed and mobile technical installations and equipment in connection with publishing, security (including software), canteens, buildings, staff training and the institution’s sports centres, etc.,

equipment in particular for the printshop, telephone service, canteens, staff shops, security, conferences, and the audiovisual sector, etc.,

special equipment (electronic, computing and electrical) and related external services.

This appropriation also covers publicity costs for the resale and scrapping of inventoried items and the costs of technical assistance (consultancy) with matters on which external expertise is needed.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 235 000.

Article 2 1 6 — Transport of Members, other persons and goods

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

3 728 000

4 534 000

5 651 673,50

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the purchase, maintenance, use and repair of vehicles (fleet of cars and bicycles) and the hire of cars, taxis, coaches and lorries, with or without drivers, including the necessary insurance cover and other management costs. When replacing the car fleet or purchasing or hiring vehicles, preference will be given to cars that are the least polluting for the environment, such as hybrid cars.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100 000.

Chapter 2 3 — Current administrative expenditure

Remarks

In connection with public procurement, the institution will consult the other institutions on the contractual terms each of them has obtained.

Article 2 3 0 — Stationery, office supplies and miscellaneous consumables

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

1 449 500

1 440 500

1 370 433,69

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the purchase of paper, envelopes, office supplies, supplies for the print shop and document reproduction workshops, etc., together with the related management costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 10 000.

Article 2 3 1 — Financial charges

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

60 000

40 000

25 001,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover bank charges (commission, agios and miscellaneous charges) and other financial charges, including ancillary costs for the financing of buildings.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Article 2 3 2 — Legal costs and damages

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

1 010 000

1 110 000

520 518,18

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

costs which may be awarded against Parliament by the Court of Justice, the General Court or national courts,

the cost of hiring outside lawyers to represent the European Parliament in Union and national courts, and the cost of hiring legal advisers or experts to assist the Legal Service,

reimbursement of lawyers’ fees in connection with disciplinary and equivalent proceedings,

damages and interest expenses,

agreed compensation through amicable settlement pursuant to Chapter 11a of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 2 3 6 — Postage on correspondence and delivery charges

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

271 000

271 000

193 486,81

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover charges for postage, processing and delivery by national postal services or private delivery firms.

This appropriation is also intended to cover mail-handling services.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 25 000.

Article 2 3 7 — Removals

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

2 490 000

1 434 000

1 167 643,97

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of removal and handling work carried out by removal firms or by temporary handling staff supplied by outside agencies.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 2 3 8 — Other administrative expenditure

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

1 560 000

1 161 000

1 039 958,96

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

insurance not specifically provided for in another item,

the purchase and maintenance of uniforms for ushers, drivers, receptionists, warehouse staff, removal men and staff in the Visits and Seminars Unit, the Parlamentarium, the medical services, the security and building maintenance services and various technical services,

miscellaneous operating and management expenses, including fees payable to the PMO for managing pensions payable to former Members under the Statute, expenses related to the security clearance of external persons working on the premises or in the systems of the European Parliament, purchases of goods or services not specifically provided for against another heading,

miscellaneous purchases in connection with Eco-Management Audit Scheme (EMAS) activities (promotional campaigns, etc.).

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 2 3 9 — EMAS activities, including promotion, and the European Parliament’s carbon offsetting scheme

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

262 500

262 500

104 374,20

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure related to EMAS activities aiming at improving the European Parliament’s environmental performance, including promotion of these activities, and to the European Parliament’s carbon offsetting scheme.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Title 3 — Expenditure resulting from general functions carried out by the institution

Chapter 3 0 — Meetings and conferences

Article 3 0 0 — Expenses for staff missions and duty travel between the three places of work

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

29 673 000

25 370 000

26 050 083,46

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on duty travel by staff of the institution, seconded national experts, trainees and staff of other European or international institutions invited by the institution between place of employment and any of the European Parliament's three places of work (Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg) and on missions to any location other than the three places of work. Expenditure is made up of transport costs, daily allowances, accommodation costs and compensatory allowances for unsocial hours. Ancillary costs (including cancellation of tickets and hotel reservations, electronic invoicing costs and mission insurance costs) are also covered.

This appropriation is also intended to cover any expenditure on carbon offsetting relating to staff missions and duty travel.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 240 000.

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 71 thereof and Articles 11, 12 and 13 of Annex VII thereto.

Article 3 0 2 — Reception and representation expenses

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

1 045 000

1 015 000

908 552,04

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

expenses related to the obligations of the institution regarding receptions, including in connection with work related to the assessment of scientific options (STOA), other forward-looking activities and representation expenses for Members of the institution,

representation expenses of the President when he or she is travelling outside the places of work,

representation expenses and the contribution to the secretarial expenses of the President’s office,

the Secretariat’s reception and representation expenses, including the purchase of items and medals for officials who have completed 15 or 25 years’ service,

miscellaneous protocol expenditure, such as on flags, display stands, invitation cards, printed menus, etc.,

travel and subsistence expenses incurred by VIP visitors to the institution,

visa costs relating to official travel by Members and staff,

reception and representation expenses and the other specific expenses for Members performing official duties at the European Parliament.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Article 3 0 4 — Miscellaneous expenditure on meetings

Item 3 0 4 0 — Miscellaneous expenditure on internal meetings

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

1 230 000

1 712 000

2 295 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the costs of the beverages, refreshments and occasional light meals served at meetings held by the institution or interinstitutional meetings organised on Parliament’s premises, together with the management costs for these services.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 3 0 4 2 — Meetings, congresses, conferences and delegations

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

2 515 000

2 570 000

1 745 262,16

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover, inter alia, expenses other than those covered under Chapter 1 0 and Article 3 0 0, connected with:

the organisation of meetings outside the places of work (committees and committee delegations, political groups), including, where appropriate, representation expenditure,

the organisation of interparliamentary delegations, ad hoc delegations, joint parliamentary committees, parliamentary cooperation committees, parliamentary delegations to the WTO, and the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO and its Steering Committee,

the organisation of delegations to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, the EuroLat Parliamentary Assembly and the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly and their bodies,

the organisation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfMPA), its committees and its Bureau; this expenditure includes the European Parliament’s contribution to the budget of the autonomous secretariat of the UfMPA or the direct defrayal of expenses representing the European Parliament’s share of the budget of the UfMPA,

the affiliation fees in respect of international organisations to which the European Parliament or one of its bodies belongs (Interparliamentary Union, Association of Secretaries-General of Parliaments, Twelve Plus Group within the Interparliamentary Union),

the reimbursement to the Commission, on the basis of a service agreement concluded between the European Parliament and the Commission, of Parliament’s share of the cost of producing EU laissez-passer (equipment, staff and supplies), in accordance with the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the European Union (Article 6), Article 23 of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, Articles 11 and 81 of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union and Council Regulation (EU) No 1417/2013 of 17 December 2013 laying down the form of the laissez-passer issued by the European Union (OJ L 353, 28.12.2013, p. 26).

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 3 0 4 9 — Expenditure on travel agency services

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

2 230 000

2 160 000

2 040 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the running costs of the travel agency under contract to the European Parliament.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100 000.

Chapter 3 2 — Expertise and information: acquisition, archiving, production and dissemination

Article 3 2 0 — Acquisition of expertise

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

8 200 350

9 211 500

6 461 534,48

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

the cost of contracts with qualified experts and research institutes for studies and other research activities (workshops, round tables, expert panels or hearings, and conferences) carried out for the European Parliament's governing bodies, for the parliamentary committees, for the parliamentary delegations and for the Administration,

acquisition or hiring of specialised information sources, such as specialised databases, related literature or technical support, when needed to complement the expertise contracts mentioned above,

the travel, subsistence and incidental expenses of experts and other persons, including petitioners to the European Parliament, invited to take part in committee, delegation, study group or working party meetings and in workshops,

costs of dissemination of internal or external parliamentary research products and other relevant products, for the benefit of the institution and of the public (in particular by means of publications on the internet, internal databases, brochures and publications),

expenditure on calling in outside persons to take part in the work of bodies such as the Disciplinary Board or the Specialised Financial Irregularities Panel.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 64 000.

Article 3 2 1 — Expenditure for the European Parliamentary Research Service, including the Library and the Historical Archives

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

7 603 800

8 314 000

7 273 588,77

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the work of DG EPRS, particularly:

acquisition of specialised expertise and support for the European Parliament’s research activities (including articles, studies, workshops, seminars, round tables, expert panels and conferences), which may, if necessary, be carried out in partnership with other Institutions, international organisations, research departments and libraries of national parliaments, think tanks, research bodies and other qualified experts,

acquisition of specialised expertise in the fields of impact assessment/ex ante and ex post evaluation, European added value, and scientific and technological options assessment (STOA),

acquisition or hiring of books, journals, newspapers, databases, press agency products and any other information medium for the Library in various formats, including costs of copyright, the quality assurance system, materials and work involved in rebinding and conservation, and other relevant services,

the cost of outside archiving services (organisation, selection, description, transfer to different media and to paperless form, acquisition of primary archive sources),

acquisition, development, installation, operation and maintenance of special library and archiving documentation and of special media-library materials, including materials and/or electrical, electronic and computerised systems, and materials for rebinding and conservation,

costs of dissemination of internal or external parliamentary research products and other relevant products, for the benefit of the institution and of the public (in particular by means of publications on the internet, internal databases, brochures and publications),

travel, subsistence and associated costs of experts and authors invited to attend presentations, seminars, workshops or other such activities organised by DG EPRS,

participation by the Unit for Scientific and Technological Options Assessment (STOA) in the activities of European and international scientific bodies,

the European Parliament’s obligations under international and/or interinstitutional cooperation agreements, including the European Parliament’s contribution to the costs of managing the Union’s historical archives in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom) No 354/83.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom) No 354/83 of 1 February 1983 concerning the opening to the public of the historical archives of the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community (OJ L 43, 15.2.1983, p. 1).

Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (OJ L 145, 31.5.2001, p. 43).

Bureau Decision of 28 November 2001 on rules governing public access to European Parliament documents, as last amended on 22 June 2011 (OJ C 216, 22.7.2011, p. 19).

Bureau Decision of 16 December 2002 on rules governing the archives of the European Parliament, as consolidated on 3 May 2004.

Bureau Decision of 10 March 2014 on procedures governing the European Parliament’s acquisition of private archives of Members and former Members.

Article 3 2 2 — Documentation expenditure

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

2 231 500

2 044 000

1 953 971,90

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

subscriptions to newspapers and periodicals and news agencies and to the publications thereof and online services, including copyright fees for the reproduction and dissemination of the above in written and/or electronic form and service contracts for press reviews and cuttings,

subscriptions or service contracts for the supply of summaries and analyses of the content of periodicals or the storage on optical media of articles taken from such periodicals,

utilising external documentary and statistical databases (computer hardware and telecommunications charges excepted),

the purchase of new dictionaries and glossaries, or the replacement thereof, regardless of medium, including for the new language sections, and other works for the language services and the Legislative Quality Units.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Article 3 2 3 — Support for democracy and capacity-building for the parliaments of third countries

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

1 230 000

1 175 000

667 638,48

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

expenditure on programmes for the exchange of information and cooperation between the European Parliament and the national parliaments of the pre-accession countries, in particular the Western Balkans and Turkey,

expenditure committed for promoting relations between the European Parliament and democratically elected national parliaments in third countries (other than those referred to in the previous indent) as well as with corresponding regional parliamentary organisations; the activities concerned are notably aimed at strengthening parliamentary capacity in new and emerging democracies, in particular in the European Neighbourhood (South and East),

expenditure on promoting activities in support of mediation, and programmes for young political leaders from the European Union and from countries in the wider European Neighbourhood: the Maghreb, Eastern Europe and Russia, Israeli-Palestinian dialogue and other priority countries as decided by the Democracy Support and Election Coordination Group,

expenditure on organising the Sakharov Prize (in particular the amount of the prize, travel expenses of the winner(s) and other finalists and the costs of receiving them, operating costs of the Sakharov network and duty travel by members of the network) and on activities to promote human rights.

These activities include information visits to the European Parliament in Brussels, Luxembourg or Strasbourg and visits to Member States and third countries, and the appropriations cover, wholly or partially, the expenses of the participants, particularly travel, accommodation and daily subsistence.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Bureau Decision of 12 December 2011 establishing the Directorate for Democracy Support in the Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union.

Article 3 2 4 — Production and dissemination

Item 3 2 4 0 — Official Journal

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

830 000

4 500 000

4 771 838,68

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the institution’s share of the Publications Office’s expenditure on publishing and dissemination and other ancillary costs with regard to the texts to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 3 2 4 1 — Digital and traditional publications

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

4 307 640

3 650 000

3 948 122,74

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

all costs for digital publishing (Intranet sites) and traditional publishing (miscellaneous documents and printed matter subcontracted out), including distribution,

upgrading and evolutive and corrective maintenance of editorial systems.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Item 3 2 4 2 — Expenditure on publication, information and participation in public events

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

25 410 000

10 580 000

16 286 376,98

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on information publications, including electronic publications, information activities, public relations, participation in public events, trade fairs and exhibitions in the Member States, the accession countries and the countries in which the European Parliament has a liaison office, and updating of the Legislative Observatory (OEIL), as well as the development of tools or instruments to increase and facilitate public access to it using mobile equipment.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 35 000.

Item 3 2 4 3 — Parlamentarium — the European Parliament Visitors’ Centre

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

8 400 000

5 742 500

5 748 049,54

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to finance the Parlamentarium — the European Parliament Visitors’ Centre in Brussels — and installations, exhibitions and material adapted or reproduced for separate use outside Brussels.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 50 000.

Item 3 2 4 4 — Organisation and reception of groups of visitors, Euroscola programme and invitations to opinion multipliers from third countries

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

32 491 000

30 845 000

29 213 247,67

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover subsidies granted for group visits and associated supervision and infrastructure costs, the financing of traineeships for opinion multipliers from third countries (EUVP) and the running costs of the Euroscola, Euromed-Scola and Euronest-Scola programmes. The EuroMed-Scola and Euronest-Scola programmes shall take place each year, on an alternating basis, on the European Parliament's premises in Strasbourg or Brussels, with the exception of election years.

This appropriation shall be increased every year using a deflator that takes into account movements in GNI and prices.

Each Member of the European Parliament is entitled to invite a maximum of five groups each calendar year, with a total of 110 visitors.

An appropriate amount is included for visitors with disabilities.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 200 000.

Legal basis

Bureau Decision of 16 December 2002 on rules governing the reception of groups of visitors and the Euroscola, Euromed-Scola and Euronest-Scola programmes, as last amended on 26 February 2013.

Item 3 2 4 5 — Organisation of seminars, symposia and cultural activities

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

3 649 100

4 466 000

4 958 082,37

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

expenditure or subsidies connected with the organisation of national or international symposia and seminars for opinion multipliers from the Member States, the accession countries and the countries in which the European Parliament has a liaison office, the cost of organising parliamentary symposia and seminars, and the financing of cultural projects of European interest, such as the European Parliament LUX Prize for European Cinema,

expenditure on special events in the Chambers in Strasbourg and Brussels in accordance with the annual programme adopted by the Bureau,

multilingualism support measures and tools such as seminars and conferences, meetings with providers of training for interpreters or translators, measures and actions to raise awareness of multilingualism and the profession of interpreter or translator, including a programme of grants for universities, schools and other organisations offering interpreting or translation courses, virtual communication solutions, as well as participation in similar actions and measures organised jointly with other services in the context of interinstitutional and international cooperation,

expenses connected with the organisation of symposia and seminars on ICTs.

This appropriation also covers the cost of organising those activities, including catering services and expenses, and expenditure in connection with invitations to journalists to cover the activities concerned.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 25 000.

Item 3 2 4 6 — Video and multimedia communication of the European Parliament

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

4 420 000

4 600 000

4 508 377,59

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the costs of in-house production, distribution and hosting by the European Parliament of web clips and other broadcast-ready multimedia material, in line with the European Parliament’s communication strategy.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Item 3 2 4 7 — House of European History

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

6 000 000

7 470 000

4 923 830,38

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to finance the activities of the House of European History, such as performing specific fitting-out work, acquiring collections and organising exhibitions, as well as its running costs, including expenditure on books, magazines and other publications related to the House’s activities.

It is also intended to cover the cost of contracts with qualified experts and research institutes for studies and other research activities (workshops, round tables, expert panels and conferences) carried out for the House of European History.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 3 000 000.

Item 3 2 4 8 — Expenditure on audiovisual information

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

17 920 000

14 490 000

15 019 157,40

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

the operating budget of the audiovisual sector (including services under its own control and outside assistance such as technical services for radio and television stations, provision, production and co-production of audiovisual programmes, the hiring of lines, the transmission of television and radio programmes, and other measures to develop relations between the institution and audiovisual broadcasting bodies),

expenditure on live internet broadcasting of plenary sittings and parliamentary committee meetings,

the establishment of appropriate archives ensuring uninterrupted media and public access to that information.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Legal basis

European Parliament Resolution of 12 March 2002 on the guidelines for the 2003 budgetary procedure (OJ C 47 E, 27.2.2003, p. 72).

European Parliament Resolution of 14 May 2002 on the estimates of revenue and expenditure of Parliament for the financial year 2003 (OJ C 180 E, 31.7.2003, p. 150).

European Parliament Resolution of 14 May 2003 on the estimates of revenue and expenditure of Parliament for the financial year 2004 (OJ C 67 E, 17.3.2004, p. 179).

Item 3 2 4 9 — Information exchanges with national parliaments

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

205 000

250 000

111 423,44

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

expenditure committed for promoting relations between the European Parliament and national parliaments. It relates to parliamentary relations other than those covered by Chapters 1 0 and 3 0, exchanges of information and documentation, and assistance in the analysis and management of that information, including exchanges with the European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation (ECPRD),

funding of cooperation programmes and training schemes for officials of the aforementioned parliaments and, in general, activities to strengthen their parliamentary capacities.

Training schemes include study visits to the European Parliament in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg; the appropriation is intended to cover all or part of the expenditure incurred by participants, in particular travelling costs, travel expenses, accommodation and daily allowances,

cooperation measures, including those linked to legislative work, and measures linked to documentation, analysis and information and making the www.ipex.eu domain secure, including those carried out by the ECPRD.

This appropriation aims at financing the cooperation between the European Parliament and national parliaments in the parliamentary scrutiny of the CFSP/CSDP, in accordance with the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Articles 9 and 10 of Protocol No 1 on the role of national parliaments in the European Union.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Conferences of Speakers of European Parliamentary Assemblies (June 1977) and of European Union Parliaments (September 2000, March 2001).

Article 3 2 5 — Expenditure relating to Information Offices

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

7 800 000

900 000

831 104,62

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure by the European Parliament's information offices in the Member States:

communication and information expenses (information and public events; internet - production, promotion, consultancy; seminars; audiovisual productions),

general expenditure and miscellaneous incidental expenditure (office supplies, telecommunications, delivery charges, handling, transport, storage, standard promotional items, databases and press subscriptions, etc.).

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Article 3 2 6 — European Science Media Hub

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

800 000

p.m.

 

Remarks

To cover the Members’ needs and in order to communicate properly the work of the European Parliament, it needs a well-equipped media centre, which could also be used for different purposes outside the plenary sessions. The appropriations allocated under this item are therefore intended to support the upgrading of technical equipment and media facilities in the light of the growing media interest in Parliament, the growing importance of social media and Members’ additional needs, as well as to develop closer cooperation between Parliament, ARTE, universities and local schools in order to establish a European media centre, for example to train young journalists, outside ordinary part-sessions.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Paragraph 30 of the European Parliament Resolution of 29 April 2015 on the estimates of revenue and expenditure of Parliament for the financial year 2016 (OJ C 346, 21.9.2016, p. 188).

Paragraph 54 of the European Parliament Resolution of 14 April 2016 on the estimates of revenue and expenditure of Parliament for the financial year 2017 [texts adopted, P8­TA(2016) 0132].

Title 4 — Expenditure resulting from special functions carried out by the institution

Chapter 4 0 — Expenditure relating to certain institutions and bodies

Article 4 0 0 — Current administrative expenditure and expenditure relating to the political and information activities of the political groups and non-attached Members

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

63 000 000

62 000 000

61 000 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover, in respect of the political groups and the non-attached Members:

secretarial, administrative and operational expenditure,

expenditure on political and information activities conducted in connection with the Union’s political activities.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 1 000 000.

Legal basis

Bureau Decision of 30 June 2003 on rules on the use of appropriations from budget Item 4 0 0, as last amended on 27 April 2015.

Article 4 0 2 — Funding of European political parties

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

32 447 000

31 905 000

30 575 015,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to finance political parties at European level. Good governance and robust scrutiny of the use of funds must be ensured.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 10(4) thereof.

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 224 thereof.

Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations (OJ L 317, 4.11.2014, p. 1).

Article 4 0 3 — Funding of European political foundations

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

19 323 000

19 000 000

18 377 156,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to finance political foundations at European level. Good governance and robust scrutiny of the use of funds must be ensured.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 10(4) thereof.

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 224 thereof.

Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations (OJ L 317, 4.11.2014, p. 1).

Chapter 4 2 — Expenditure relating to parliamentary assistance

Article 4 2 2 — Expenditure relating to parliamentary assistance

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

208 510 000

207 991 000

194 405 138,69

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover costs relating to staff and service providers responsible for the provision of parliamentary assistance to Members, as well as costs relating to paying agents.

This appropriation also covers mission and training expenses (external courses) for accredited parliamentary assistants.

It is also intended to cover exchange differences to be met from the budget of the European Parliament in accordance with the provisions applicable to reimbursement of parliamentary assistance expenses, as well as expenditure on parliamentary assistance management support services.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 775 000.

Legal basis

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 21 thereof.

Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 33 to 44 thereof.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union, and in particular Articles 5a and 125 to 139 thereof.

Bureau Decision of 14 April 2014 on implementing measures for Title VII of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

Chapter 4 4 — Meetings and other activities of current and former members

Article 4 4 0 — Cost of meetings and other activities of former Members

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

220 000

210 000

210 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of meetings of the Association of Former Members of the European Parliament plus any other associated costs, if appropriate.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Article 4 4 2 — Cost of meetings and other activities of the European Parliamentary Association

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

220 000

210 000

210 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of meetings of the European Parliamentary Association plus, if appropriate, any other associated costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Title 5 — Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations and the Committee of Independent Eminent Persons

Chapter 5 0 — Expenditure of the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations and the Committee of Independent Eminent Persons

Article 5 0 0 — Operational expenditure of the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the expenditure of the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations to ensure its full and independent operation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations (OJ L 317, 4.11.2014, p. 1), and in particular Article 6(1) and (7) thereof.

Article 5 0 1 — Expenditure related to the Committee of Independent Eminent Persons

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the expenditure linked to the secretariat and the funding of the Committee of Independent Eminent Persons.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100.

Legal basis

Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations (OJ L 317, 4.11.2014, p. 1), and in particular Article 11(2) thereof.

Title 10 — Other expenditure

Chapter 10 0 — Provisional appropriations

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Chapter 10 1 — Contingency reserve

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

1 000 000

864 300

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure arising from budgetary decisions taken in the course of the financial year (expenditure that cannot be estimated).

Chapter 10 3 — Enlargement reserve

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of the institution’s preparations for enlargement.

Chapter 10 4 — Reserve for information and communication policy

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on information and communication policy.

Chapter 10 5 — Provisional appropriation for buildings

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover property investments and fitting-out work carried out by the institution. The European Parliament’s Bureau is requested to adopt a coherent and responsible long-term strategy in the area of property and buildings which takes into account the particular problem of increasing maintenance costs, renovation needs and security costs and ensures the sustainability of the European Parliament’s budget.

Chapter 10 6 — Reserve for priority projects under development

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the institution’s priority projects under development.

Chapter 10 8 — EMAS reserve

Figures

2018 budget

Appropriations 2017

Outturn 2016

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

Further to the decisions to be taken by the Bureau for implementation of the EMAS action plan, in particular following the European Parliament’s carbon audit, this appropriation is intended to endow the relevant operational headings.

STAFF

Section I – European Parliament

Function group and grade

 

2018

2017

Permanent posts

Temporary posts

Permanent posts

Temporary posts

Others

Political groups

Others

Political groups

Non-category

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

AD 16

13

 

1

7

13

 

1

7

AD 15

54

 

1

5

54

 

1

5

AD 14

214

2

7

36

214

2

7

36

AD 13

409

8

2

38

439

8

2

38

AD 12

329

 

13

60

294

 

13

60

AD 11

159

 

8

29

154

 

7

29

AD 10

253

 

8

25

213

 

7

25

AD 9

339

 

5

32

149

 

6

32

AD 8

341

 

8

40

446

 

7

40

AD 7

251

 

3

65

311

 

2

65

AD 6

161

 

9

46

181

 

8

46

AD 5

108

 

4

88

143

 

5

88

AD Subtotal

2 631

10

69

471

2 611

10

66

471

AST 11

95

10

 

37

120

10

 

37

AST 10

82

 

19

35

82

 

20

35

AST 9

520

 

4

42

570

 

4

42

AST 8

318

 

6

39

288

 

6

39

AST 7

311

 

2

47

321

 

2

47

AST 6

314

 

5

73

304

 

6

73

AST 5

431

 

18

70

376

 

19

70

AST 4

314

 

4

90

354

 

3

90

AST 3

181

 

14

84

216

 

15

84

AST 2

23

 

 

53

38

 

 

53

AST 1

2

 

 

94

2

 

 

94

AST Subtotal

2 591

10

71

664

2 671

10

75

664

AST/SC 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AST/SC 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AST/SC 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AST/SC 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AST/SC 2

50

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

AST/SC 1

134

 

 

 

134

 

 

 

AST/SC 1

184

 

 

 

184

 

 

 

Total

5 407(1)

20(2)

141(3)

1 135

5 467(4)

20(5)

141(6)

1 135

Grand total

6 683

6 743

Annex

ASSIGNED REVENUE

Budget line

Heading

Revenue received in

Projection

2016

2018

5 0 0 0

Proceeds from the sale of vehicles

-

p.m

5 0 0 1

Proceeds from the sale of other movable property

589

5.000

5 0 0 2

Proceeds from the supply of goods to other institutions or bodies

188.858

10.000

5 0 2

Proceeds from the sale of publications, printed works and films

-

1.000

5 1 1 0

Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property

2.859.618

3.245.000

5 1 1 1

Reimbursement of charges connected with lettings

129.706

718.000

5 5 0

Proceeds from the supply of services and works for other institutions or bodies, including refunds by other institutions or bodies of mission allowances paid on their behalf

4.958.708

2.054.000

5 5 1

Revenue from third parties in respect of services or work supplied at their request

583.648

p.m

5 7 0

Revenue arising from the repayment of amounts wrongly paid

3.874.703

226.000

5 7 1

Revenue earmarked for a specific purpose, such as income from foundations, subsidies, gifts and bequests, including the earmarked revenue specific to each institution

-

p.m

5 7 3

Other contributions and refunds in connection with the administrative operation of the institution

3.298.878

3.000

5 8 1

Revenue from insurance payments received

217.498

p.m

6 6 0 0

Other assigned contributions and refunds

14.477.581

100.000

 

 TOTAL

30.589.787

6.367.000

(1)

Of which three ad personam promotions (three AD 14 to AD 15) granted in exceptional cases to deserving officials.

(2)

Notional reserve for officials seconded in the interests of the service not included in the total.

(3)

Including one temporary AD 12 post for the Director of the Authority for European Parties and European Political Foundations.

(4)

Of which three ad personam promotions (three AD 14 to AD 15) granted in exceptional cases to deserving officials.

(5)

Notional reserve for officials seconded in the interests of the service not included in the total.

(6)

Including one temporary AD 12 post for the Director of the Authority for European Parties and European Political Foundations.


INFORMATION ON ADOPTION IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Date adopted

3.4.2017

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

30

4

2

Members present for the final vote

Nedzhmi Ali, Jean Arthuis, Lefteris Christoforou, Gérard Deprez, Manuel dos Santos, José Manuel Fernandes, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Jens Geier, Ingeborg Gräßle, Iris Hoffmann, Bernd Kölmel, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Clare Moody, Siegfried Mureşan, Victor Negrescu, Liadh Ní Riada, Jan Olbrycht, Younous Omarjee, Pina Picierno, Paul Rübig, Petri Sarvamaa, Jordi Solé, Eleftherios Synadinos, Indrek Tarand, Isabelle Thomas, Monika Vana, Daniele Viotti, Marco Zanni, Stanisław Żółtek

Substitutes present for the final vote

Nicola Caputo, Ivana Maletić, Andrey Novakov, Marco Valli, Tomáš Zdechovský

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

Othmar Karas, Bernd Lucke


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

30

+

ALDE

Nedzhmi Ali, Jean Arthuis, Gérard Deprez

ECR

Bernd Kölmel, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Bernd Lucke

PPE

Lefteris Christoforou, José Manuel Fernandes, Ingeborg Gräßle, Othmar Karas, Ivana Maletić, Siegfried Mureşan, Andrey Novakov, Jan Olbrycht, Paul Rübig, Petri Sarvamaa, Tomáš Zdechovský

S&D

Nicola Caputo, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Jens Geier, Iris Hoffmann, Clare Moody, Victor Negrescu, Pina Picierno, Isabelle Thomas, Daniele Viotti, Manuel dos Santos

Verts/ALE

Jordi Solé, Indrek Tarand, Monika Vana

4

-

EFDD

Marco Valli

ENF

Marco Zanni, Stanisław Żółtek

NI

Eleftherios Synadinos

2

0

GUE/NGL

Liadh Ní Riada, Younous Omarjee

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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