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Protecting the EU budget against generalised rule of law deficiencies

23-11-2018

On 3 May 2018 the Commission put forward a proposal for a regulation on the protection of the Union's budget in the event of generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law in a Member State. The proposal addresses, from a budgetary perspective, generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law, including threats to the independence of the judiciary, arbitrary or unlawful decisions by public authorities, limited availability and effectiveness of legal remedies, failure to implement judgments ...

On 3 May 2018 the Commission put forward a proposal for a regulation on the protection of the Union's budget in the event of generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law in a Member State. The proposal addresses, from a budgetary perspective, generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law, including threats to the independence of the judiciary, arbitrary or unlawful decisions by public authorities, limited availability and effectiveness of legal remedies, failure to implement judgments, or limitations on the effective investigation, prosecution or sanctions for breaches of law. The proposal provides for the possibility for the Commission to make proposals to the Council on sanctions measures with regard to EU funding. These include suspension of payments, suspension, reduction or even termination of legal commitments (to pay), suspension of programmes, and the transfer of money to other programmes. Such a proposal would be deemed to have been adopted if the Council failed to reject it by a qualified majority. On 17 August 2018, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) delivered its opinion on the proposal and on 3 October 2018, Parliament's co-rapporteurs presented their draft report on the proposal. While sharing the broad objectives put forward by the Commission, they have proposed a number of amendments. First edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

Documentation from the Workshop on Oversight and Resources of Partially and Fully Self-Financed Agencies

15-05-2017

The workshop aimed to address topics concerning fully and partially self-financed agencies related to both BUDG and CONT committees’ competences. With regards of the agencies' resources, the workshop looked into the principles of fee setting, and 5% cut and the redeployment pool vs. the need to provide timely services to industry, which is paying for them. From the point of oversight, items for discussion included the question of discharge procedure for fully self-financed agencies, provisions for ...

The workshop aimed to address topics concerning fully and partially self-financed agencies related to both BUDG and CONT committees’ competences. With regards of the agencies' resources, the workshop looked into the principles of fee setting, and 5% cut and the redeployment pool vs. the need to provide timely services to industry, which is paying for them. From the point of oversight, items for discussion included the question of discharge procedure for fully self-financed agencies, provisions for prevention of conflict of interest in case of the fee collecting agencies, ECA financial audit outsourcing provisions, and the question of carryovers. Points of interest for both BUDG and CONT remain the questions of performance, efficiency and effectiveness, such as indicators for measuring outputs and ways to compare them across the agencies, developing synergies and shared services, and possible grouping or clustering of the agencies.

Auteur externe

Mr Silvano PRESA, Deputy Director General, DG BUDG DGA2, European Commission Mr Alberto SPAGNOLLI, Senior Policy Advisor, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; EFSA chairs the EU Network of Agencies) Prof. Ellen VOS, Leading project partner, The Academic Research Network on Agencification of EU Executive Governance (TARN) Mr Martin EKVAD, President of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) Mr Jean-Michel MASTIO, Deputy Director of Resources and support, Head of Finance and procurement department of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

The European Patent Office - State of Play

15-04-2015

On invitation of its president, the JURI Committee, on 4-5 May 2015 has visited the European Patent Offices seat in Munich and discussed the state of play of implementation of the new unitary patent, ethical questions of patentability, as well as technical issues deriving from the new challenges after the agreement on a European unitary Patent and in view of ongoing negotiations on international trade partnership agreements. This In–Depth analysis gives some background information on the economic ...

On invitation of its president, the JURI Committee, on 4-5 May 2015 has visited the European Patent Offices seat in Munich and discussed the state of play of implementation of the new unitary patent, ethical questions of patentability, as well as technical issues deriving from the new challenges after the agreement on a European unitary Patent and in view of ongoing negotiations on international trade partnership agreements. This In–Depth analysis gives some background information on the economic importance and nature of patents, of the new Unitary patent, the legal foundation of the Office, as well as the ways of protecting this intellectual property right.

Financing Public Expenditure: Some Key Figures at EU and National Levels

15-01-2015

The Member States' structure of revenue is stable over time and their sources of revenue are diversified. Moreover, the size of the Member States' budget is generally increasing. Conversely, the financing structure of the European Union has changed over time and the sources of revenue are not diversified. The EU budget size is levelling off. Very small in size compared to national budgets, the EU budget is an investment budget with a strong leverage effect, i.e. one euro spent from the EU budget ...

The Member States' structure of revenue is stable over time and their sources of revenue are diversified. Moreover, the size of the Member States' budget is generally increasing. Conversely, the financing structure of the European Union has changed over time and the sources of revenue are not diversified. The EU budget size is levelling off. Very small in size compared to national budgets, the EU budget is an investment budget with a strong leverage effect, i.e. one euro spent from the EU budget generates more than one euro in investment. Today, around 83% of the total EU revenue comes from two resources which are, in fact, financial transfers from national budgets (GNI- and VAT-based resources) and cannot be seen as true own resources for the EU as defined in the Treaty. In particular, the VAT-based resource, contrary to its name, is not levied on the final consumer but collected on a Member State statistically computed VAT base. In addition, specific arrangements granted to some Member States to reduce their contributions increase the inconsistency among Member States and the complexity of the system. Therefore, the current system to finance the EU is difficult to understand for most EU citizens.

Public Finances in Euro Area Member States

21-11-2014

This note gives a short overview of the developments of public finances in the Euro Area Member States; it will be regularly updated, in particular after the release of new macroeconomic forecasts. The data are based on the concepts of the new European System of Accounts (ESA 2010) which came into force this autumn.

This note gives a short overview of the developments of public finances in the Euro Area Member States; it will be regularly updated, in particular after the release of new macroeconomic forecasts. The data are based on the concepts of the new European System of Accounts (ESA 2010) which came into force this autumn.

Legal Options for an Additional EMU Fiscal Capacity

15-01-2013

The establishment of an additional EMU fiscal capacity is one of the core ideas for the further development of the EMU towards a genuine economic and monetary Union. This note indicates the legal options for the implementation of an additional EMU fiscal capacity. This covers implications of EU budget law, the legal implications of the idea of “contractual arrangements” and institutional implications of possible further developments of the additional fiscal capacity into a euro area stabilisation ...

The establishment of an additional EMU fiscal capacity is one of the core ideas for the further development of the EMU towards a genuine economic and monetary Union. This note indicates the legal options for the implementation of an additional EMU fiscal capacity. This covers implications of EU budget law, the legal implications of the idea of “contractual arrangements” and institutional implications of possible further developments of the additional fiscal capacity into a euro area stabilisation instrument.

Auteur externe

René REPASI (Institut für deutsches und europäisches Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsrecht, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany)

Value Added Tax (VAT) & the impact of increases

27-10-2011

Since the start of the economic crisis, VAT rates in MS have changed often, mainly increasing. It is hard to predict the effects of an increased VAT rate…

Since the start of the economic crisis, VAT rates in MS have changed often, mainly increasing. It is hard to predict the effects of an increased VAT rate…

Budget support in development cooperation

24-05-2011

The Commission attaches high hopes to budget support as an aid instrument and aims to raise its share in EU development cooperation to 50%. The Commission's Green Paper on budget support to third countries has been put to stakeholders and is currently being debated in the European Parliament.

The Commission attaches high hopes to budget support as an aid instrument and aims to raise its share in EU development cooperation to 50%. The Commission's Green Paper on budget support to third countries has been put to stakeholders and is currently being debated in the European Parliament.

Éléments de la PAC post-2013

16-11-2009

Il y a fort à craindre que la réforme du régime de paiement unique de la PAC après 2013 soit abordée dans cet ordre: RÉDUCTION, REDISTRIBUTION, puis RÉVISION. Or c’est l’inverse qu’il faudrait faire. Nous devons d’abord tenter d’obtenir un consensus sur l’objet de la PAC post-2013. C’est celui-ci qui dictera la nature et l’ampleur des paiements accordés aux gestionnaires de l’occupation des sols à partir du budget de l’UE et, partant, la distribution des fonds au sein des États membres et entre ces ...

Il y a fort à craindre que la réforme du régime de paiement unique de la PAC après 2013 soit abordée dans cet ordre: RÉDUCTION, REDISTRIBUTION, puis RÉVISION. Or c’est l’inverse qu’il faudrait faire. Nous devons d’abord tenter d’obtenir un consensus sur l’objet de la PAC post-2013. C’est celui-ci qui dictera la nature et l’ampleur des paiements accordés aux gestionnaires de l’occupation des sols à partir du budget de l’UE et, partant, la distribution des fonds au sein des États membres et entre ces derniers. C’est à ce moment-là, et uniquement à ce moment-là, que l’UE pourra décider en toute rationalité de la taille de l’enveloppe budgétaire à consacrer, au total, à la PAC.

Auteur externe

Allan Buckwell (Country Land and Business Association)

Factual Study on the Follow-up of Pilot Projects and Preparatory Actions

15-04-2009

This study examines budgetary resources for Pilot Projects (PPs) and Preparatory Actions (PAs) in 2000-2008 and the outcome of PPs and PAs that have come to an end in this period. While the activities of the majority of PPs that ended during this period were continued in some form, 40% of them were nevertheless abandoned; the activities of only 16% of PAs were abandoned.

This study examines budgetary resources for Pilot Projects (PPs) and Preparatory Actions (PAs) in 2000-2008 and the outcome of PPs and PAs that have come to an end in this period. While the activities of the majority of PPs that ended during this period were continued in some form, 40% of them were nevertheless abandoned; the activities of only 16% of PAs were abandoned.

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