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Procedure : 2007/2584(RSP)
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Document selected : B6-0238/2007

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B6-0238/2007

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PV 20/06/2007 - 5.7
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P6_TA(2007)0272

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Wednesday, 20 June 2007 - Strasbourg Final edition
Galileo
P6_TA(2007)0272B6-0238/2007

European Parliament resolution of 20 June 2007 on the financing of the European programme of satellite radionavigation (Galileo) under the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 and the multiannual financial framework 2007-2013

The European Parliament ,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the implementation of the deployment and commercial operating phases of the European programme of satellite radionavigation (COM(2004)0477),

–   having regard to its position of 6 September 2005 on that proposal(1) ,

–   having regard to its resolution of 26 April 2007 on the Galileo concession contract negotiations(2) ,

–   having regard to the Commission Communication 'Galileo at a cross-road: the implementation of the European GNSS programmes' (COM(2007)0261),

–   having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management (IIA)(3) ,

–   having regard to Rule 54 of its Rules of Procedure,

1.  Reminds the Council and Commission that the multiannual financial framework contains an amount of roughly EUR 1 billion for the operational expenditure of Galileo for the period 2007 to 2013 and that the financial reference amount under the amended proposal for a regulation on the implementation of the deployment and commercial operating phases of the European programme of satellite radionavigation is EUR 1,005 billion at current prices;

2.  Expresses its concern at the possibility that the additional financing necessary to fill the gap following the failure of the public-private partnership (PPP) could be agreed on an intergovernmental basis;

3.  Will oppose any solution which would combine Community funding with additional intergovernmental funding;

4.  Points out that the Commission must present a revised proposal for a regulation on the financing of the Galileo programme, which must be agreed upon by Parliament and the Council under the codecision procedure;

5.  Reiterates its support for the Galileo programme, which is of enormous European added value, and expresses its strong support for continuing the programme under EU responsibility;

6.  Considers that under these circumstances the Galileo programme should be financed in full from the Union budget;

7.  Is of the opinion that if the public sector takes on the complete financing of the project, as well as taking over some or all of the risks and liabilities, this factor should be taken into account in a future revised concession contract, especially as regards the reimbursement mechanism for public financial contributions and the price of services;

8.  Invites the Commission, therefore, to take the initiative of proposing a revision of the financial framework as provided for in Point 22 of the IIA or by the other means provided for by the IIA;

9.  Invites the Council to open negotiations with Parliament as soon as the Commission has presented such a proposal;

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

(1) OJ C 193 E, 17.8.2006, p. 61.
(2) Texts Adopted , P6_TA(2007)0164.
(3) OJ C 139, 14.6.2006, p. 1.

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