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Establishing the European Space Programme

15-11-2018

The Commission proposed to continue the existing space services, launch new actions and to increase the budget allocation, bringing all space-related activities under the new EU Space programme. The supporting impact assessment merely presents the proposed measures without discussing alternatives or conducting a proper impact analysis, nor does it address the costs and benefits of transforming the Global Navigation Satellite System Agency into a European Union Agency for the Space Programme, thereby ...

The Commission proposed to continue the existing space services, launch new actions and to increase the budget allocation, bringing all space-related activities under the new EU Space programme. The supporting impact assessment merely presents the proposed measures without discussing alternatives or conducting a proper impact analysis, nor does it address the costs and benefits of transforming the Global Navigation Satellite System Agency into a European Union Agency for the Space Programme, thereby falling short of the Better Regulation Guidelines requirements.

Establishing the Connecting Europe Facility 2021-2027

13-11-2018

This initial appraisal assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's impact assessment accompanying its proposal for establishing the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for the 2021-2027 period. CEF is an EU funding instrument designed to promote and part-finance the construction of pivotal cross border transport, energy and telecommunications infrastructure links between the EU's Member States. The proposal intends to support the achievement of the EU policy objectives in the ...

This initial appraisal assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's impact assessment accompanying its proposal for establishing the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for the 2021-2027 period. CEF is an EU funding instrument designed to promote and part-finance the construction of pivotal cross border transport, energy and telecommunications infrastructure links between the EU's Member States. The proposal intends to support the achievement of the EU policy objectives in the transport, energy and digital sectors as regards the trans-European networks and to support cross-border cooperation between Member States on renewables planning and deployment. The appraisal concludes that the impact assessment (IA) provides a good description of the policy challenges of the new CEF based on the mid-term evaluation of the programme. The IA envisages a change in the scope for the digital and energy sectors. Alternative options are identified for the energy sector only. The IA would have benefited from better illustrating if, and in case how, the preferred option would take advantage from the existing, or forthcoming, legislation in establishing the envisaged enabling framework for cross-border cooperation on renewables. The IA does not discuss social or environmental impacts of the proposed measures and economic impacts are discussed for the energy sector only. Potential impacts on SMEs are not discussed, although SMEs might have deserved some analysis considering the specific objectives of the trans-European networks for the digital sector. An analysis regarding the impact on competitiveness appears to be missing as well. The final version of the IA appears to have addressed almost entirely the improvements requested by the Regulatory Scrutiny Board.

Policy Departments' Monthly Highlights - November 2018

12-11-2018

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

Own resources of the European Union: Reforming the EU's financing system

09-11-2018

The EU budget is financed by the system of own resources and cannot run a deficit. The current system provides sufficient revenue to cover EU expenditure, but has often been criticised as opaque and unfair. The European Parliament, which has little say in the design of the system, has long pushed for its reform, with a view to shifting the focus of budgetary negotiations from geographically pre-allocated expenditure to the policies with the highest European added value. The European Commission is ...

The EU budget is financed by the system of own resources and cannot run a deficit. The current system provides sufficient revenue to cover EU expenditure, but has often been criticised as opaque and unfair. The European Parliament, which has little say in the design of the system, has long pushed for its reform, with a view to shifting the focus of budgetary negotiations from geographically pre-allocated expenditure to the policies with the highest European added value. The European Commission is proposing to modify the financing of the EU budget as of 2021, when the next multiannual financial framework should start. Proposed changes include: the simplification of existing own resources; the introduction of three new own resources linked to EU policies on climate, environment and the single market; the reduction of the share of revenue provided by the GNI-based resource, which is perceived as national contributions; the abolition of the UK rebate (following that country’s withdrawal from the EU); and the phasing-out of corrections currently granted to other five Member States. A special legislative procedure applies to the principal decision, requiring unanimity in the Council. This is considered a major obstacle to reform of the system, which has remained substantially unchanged for 30 years. First edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

Mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund: Assistance to Latvia

07-11-2018

The European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) supports EU Member States struck by natural disasters, through providing financial assistance to contribute to a rapid return to normal conditions. A budgetary proposal to mobilise the EUSF in order to help Latvia deal with damages caused by flooding is scheduled to be voted during the November I plenary session. The proposed amount to be allocated to Latvia from the EUSF is €17 730 519.

The European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) supports EU Member States struck by natural disasters, through providing financial assistance to contribute to a rapid return to normal conditions. A budgetary proposal to mobilise the EUSF in order to help Latvia deal with damages caused by flooding is scheduled to be voted during the November I plenary session. The proposed amount to be allocated to Latvia from the EUSF is €17 730 519.

Multiannual financial framework 2021-2027: Interim report on the Commission proposals

07-11-2018

At its November I plenary session, Parliament is scheduled to vote on a report that details its position on the proposals for the 2021 to 2027 multiannual financial framework (MFF), including the breakdown of resources and EU revenue. With a resolution adopted, Parliament will be ready to start negotiations with the Council.

At its November I plenary session, Parliament is scheduled to vote on a report that details its position on the proposals for the 2021 to 2027 multiannual financial framework (MFF), including the breakdown of resources and EU revenue. With a resolution adopted, Parliament will be ready to start negotiations with the Council.

Parliament's reading of the 2019 EU budget

18-10-2018

During the October II plenary session, the European Parliament is due to decide whether and how to amend the Council's position on the 2019 draft EU budget. The report adopted by the Committee on Budgets reverses almost all of the cuts proposed by the Council. Furthermore, it increases appropriations for a number of Parliament's priorities linked to sustainable growth, competitiveness, security, migration and young people, and reduces the EU budget contribution to the financing of the Facility for ...

During the October II plenary session, the European Parliament is due to decide whether and how to amend the Council's position on the 2019 draft EU budget. The report adopted by the Committee on Budgets reverses almost all of the cuts proposed by the Council. Furthermore, it increases appropriations for a number of Parliament's priorities linked to sustainable growth, competitiveness, security, migration and young people, and reduces the EU budget contribution to the financing of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey.

European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI): Management appointments

17-10-2018

The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is backed by a guarantee from the EU budget to stimulate investment across the Union. The regulation governing EFSI sets out that the European Parliament, which is one arm of the EU budgetary authority, has to approve the appointments of the managing director and deputy managing director of EFSI. Parliament’s Committees on Budgets and on Economic and Monetary Affairs jointly recommend approving the re-appointment of the current managing director ...

The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is backed by a guarantee from the EU budget to stimulate investment across the Union. The regulation governing EFSI sets out that the European Parliament, which is one arm of the EU budgetary authority, has to approve the appointments of the managing director and deputy managing director of EFSI. Parliament’s Committees on Budgets and on Economic and Monetary Affairs jointly recommend approving the re-appointment of the current managing director and deputy managing director. Parliament's consent will be subject to a vote planned for the October II plenary session.

Research for AGRI Committee - The CAP Strategic Plans beyond 2020 - Assessing the architecture in order to achieve the EU-wide objectives

15-10-2018

The study is assessing the design of the new CAP Strategic Plans as foreseen in the proposal COM (2018) 392. The proposed strategic planning is a step forward in evidence-based policy-making, enabling greater flexibility for Member states and the efficiency of the policy. The remaining challenges are associated with the complexity of the process and limited capability, or willingness, of the policy system to implement it. Suggested improvements relate to analytical support, inclusive preparation ...

The study is assessing the design of the new CAP Strategic Plans as foreseen in the proposal COM (2018) 392. The proposed strategic planning is a step forward in evidence-based policy-making, enabling greater flexibility for Member states and the efficiency of the policy. The remaining challenges are associated with the complexity of the process and limited capability, or willingness, of the policy system to implement it. Suggested improvements relate to analytical support, inclusive preparation process, smooth implementation and rewarded ambition.

External author

Emil Erjavec, Marko Lovec, Luka Juvančič, Tanja Šumrada, Ilona Rac - Ljubljana University

Research for AGRI Committee - The CAP support beyond 2020 - Assessing the future structure of direct payments and the rural development interventions in the light of the EU agricultural and environmental challenges

15-10-2018

This study provides an assessment of the structure and type of interventions as proposed by the European Commission on the CAP beyond 2020 (Title III of the proposal COM(2018) 392). All Direct Payment and Rural development interventions have been examined in the context of the main agricultural and environmental challenges the EU faces. A set of recommendation is made for the improvement of specific instruments and to address policy priorities and level playing field concerns.

This study provides an assessment of the structure and type of interventions as proposed by the European Commission on the CAP beyond 2020 (Title III of the proposal COM(2018) 392). All Direct Payment and Rural development interventions have been examined in the context of the main agricultural and environmental challenges the EU faces. A set of recommendation is made for the improvement of specific instruments and to address policy priorities and level playing field concerns.

External author

R.A. Jongeneel; H. Silvis; K. Poppe - Wageningen UR

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