REPORT on the estimates of revenue and expenditure for Amending Budget 1/2010 (Section I, European Parliament)

    15.2.2010 - (2010/2014(BUD))

    Committee on Budgets
    Rapporteur: Vladimír Maňka

    Procedure : 2010/2014(BUD)
    Document stages in plenary
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    A7-0017/2010

    MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION

    on the estimates of revenue and expenditure for Amending Budget 1/2010 (Section I, European Parliament

    (2010/2014(BUD))

    The European Parliament,

        having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and in particular Article 314 thereof,

    –    having regard to Council Decision 2007/436/EC, Euratom of 7 June 2007 on the system of the European Communities' own resources[1],

    –    having regard to Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 of 25 June 2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities[2],

    –    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[3] (IIA), and in particular the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) provided for in Part I thereof and set out in Annex I thereto,

    –    having regard to the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2010,

    –    having regard to the Secretary-General's report to the Bureau on drawing up the preliminary draft estimates for a 2010 amending budget,

    –    having regard to the preliminary draft estimates for such an amending budget drawn up by the Bureau on 14 December 2009 pursuant to Rules 23(6) and 79 of Parliament's Rules of Procedure,

    –    having regard to the draft estimates drawn up by the Committee on Budgets on 27 January 2009 pursuant to Rule 79(2) of Parliament's Rules of Procedure,

    –    having regard to Rule 79 of its Rules of Procedure,

    –    having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets (A7-0017/2010),

    A.  whereas it was agreed, during the 2010 budget procedure, that any expenditure related specifically to the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community would be dealt with, if necessary, through existing budgetary instruments, such as an amending budget, after the adoption of the original 2010 budget,

    B.   whereas it was emphasised that, in such a case and to the fullest possible extent, reorganisation of existing resources should be fully examined before any call for additional resources was made,

    C.  whereas it was particularly stressed that the adopted original level of its budget amounting to 19.87 % of the authorised expenditure under heading 5 (administrative appropriations) of the MFF did not include any possible adaptations in the light of the Treaty of Lisbon, particularly in the legislative area,

    D.  whereas, at the same time, it was acknowledged that, due to the limited margins available, further savings and redeployment would be required to enable additional requirements to be fulfilled,

    1.   Welcomes the Bureau's proposal for a 2010 amending budget concerning the European Parliament's budget (section 1 of the Union's general budget) and recalls that this is fully in line with the agreement that any additional needs following the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon would be dealt with separately through existing budgetary instruments;

    2.   Emphasises legislative excellence as Parliament's priority and the need to provide the Members, committees and political groups with the necessary means to achieve it; agrees with the general direction of the Bureau's proposal and the focus for reinforcements proposed; considers, furthermore, that the general magnitude of the proposal is justified given the justifications provided and the new challenges ahead;

    3.   In view of the multiannual financial impact to be expected of these and possible other Lisbon-Treaty-related proposals, calls for an evaluation of the use of secretarial assistance allowances; 

    4.   Notes that the overall level of the budget as proposed by the Bureau would amount to EUR 1 620 760 399, representing 20.04% of the original heading 5; notes, given the context set out above and the total volume of the budget, that the long-standing self-imposed limit of 20% has been surpassed by 0.04% or EUR 3.2 million in the Bureau's proposal;

    5.   Considers that the overall reference for its budget should continue to be the original multiannual programming of the MFF in order to ensure that its interests are safeguarded while, at the same time, maintaining budgetary discipline;

    6.   Considers that the current 20% basis for heading 5 is now more restrictive compared to the previous situation as it will have to cover expenditure not foreseen in the self-imposed declaration of 1988; recalls that since 2006 Parliament has included expenditure such as the Members' Statute (generating savings for Member States), the Assistants' Statute, expenditure related to its new role following the Lisbon Treaty and also an expanded buildings policy to accommodate its overall needs, including enlargements;

    7.   Considers that, on the basis of the original MFF references, negotiated in 2006 and in force since 2007, its expenditure should remain within the traditional 20% limit, as an indicative reference;

    8.   Considers that, on a total volume of over EUR 1 600 000 000, it should be possible to keep within 20% (i.e. arrive at 19.99%) while fully respecting the additional needs set out in the Bureau's proposal; notes that this would mean a reduction to the overall budget of an amount of EUR 4 million;

    9.   Decides to make such an adjustment, without touching the elements contained in the Bureau's proposal, by reducing the buildings reserve from EUR 15 million to EUR 11 million; notes that this will take the overall level of the budget to EUR 1 616 760 399, representing 19.99% of heading 5; insists on the need for long-term planning of its building policy;

    10. Highlights that actions aiming to secure budgetary sustainability in future years should be undertaken; reaffirms the importance of the elaboration of a zero-based budget policy that will ensure further rigour and transparency; appeals for clear information, as soon as possible, on the overall amount of fixed expenditure within the EP budget, as referred to in the European Parliament resolution of 22 October 2009 on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2010[4];

    11. Adopts the draft estimates for the amending budget as annexed to this report;

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

    ANNEX: DRAFT ESTIMATES

    DRAFT AUTHORISED ESTABLISHMENT PLAN

    FOR THE 2010 AMENDING BUDGET, including Lisbon

    Function group and grade after 1.5.2006

    POSTS

    Permanent posts

    Temporary posts

     

     

     

     

    Others

    Political groups

     

     

     

     

    Non-category

    1

     

    0

     

    0

     

    0

     

    AD 16

    11

     

    0

     

    1

     

    7

     

    AD 15

    35

     

    0

     

    1

     

    4

     

    AD 14

    141

     

    2

     

    6

     

    23

     

    AD 13

    227

     

    8

     

    2

     

    30

     

    AD 12

    503

     

    0

     

    8

     

    71

     

    AD 11

    131

     

    0

     

    7

     

    36

     

    AD 10

    191

     

    0

     

    7

     

    29

     

    AD 9

    155

     

    0

     

    7

     

    17

     

    AD 8

    107

     

    0

     

    8

     

    18

     

    AD 7

    259

     

    0

     

    0

     

    23

     

    AD 6

    249

     

    0

     

    1

     

    26

     

    AD 5

    360

     

    0

     

    8

     

    88

     

    AD total

    2 369

     

    10

     

    56

     

    372

     

    AST 11

    91

     

    10

     

    0

     

    33

     

    AST 10

    136

     

    0

     

    17

     

    18

     

    AST 9

    115

     

    0

     

    3

     

    27

     

    AST 8

    215

     

    0

     

    4

     

    39

     

    AST 7

    653

     

    0

     

    2

     

    50

     

    AST 6

    559

     

    0

     

    5

     

    72

     

    AST 5

    365

     

    0

     

    8

     

    64

     

    AST 4

    251

     

    0

     

    11

     

    62

     

    AST 3

    124

     

    0

     

    16

     

    63

     

    AST 2

    245

     

    0

     

    5

     

    55

     

    AST 1

    97

     

    0

     

    0

     

    82

     

    AST total

    2 851

     

    10

     

    71

     

    565

     

    TOTAL

    5 221

    (1)

    20

    (2)

    127

    (3)

    937

     

    GRAND TOTAL:

    6 285

    (4)

     

    (1) Of which six ad personam promotions (three AD14 to AD15, one AST10 to AST11, and two AST4 to AST5) granted in exceptional cases to deserving officials.

    (2) Notional reserve for officials seconded in the interests of the service not included in the grand total.

    (3) Including four half-time AD (language teachers) and one AD10 (DG IPOL) limited to five years.

    (4) One AD 5 and four AST 3 (professional training) plus two AD 5 and two AST 1 (translation) have been placed in the reserve on the establishment plan with no allocation of appropriations.

    Contribution of the European Communities to the financing of the expenditure

    of the Parliament for the financial year 2010

    Heading

    Budget 2010

    Amending budget

    New amount

     

     

     

     

    Expenditure

    1 607 363 235

    9 397 164

    1 616 760 399

    Own resources

    128 931 129

    1 397 176

    130 328 305

    Contribution due

    1 478 432 106

    7 999 888

    1 486 432 094

    REVENUE

    Title Chapter Article Item

    Heading

    Budget 2010

    Amending budget

    New amount

     

    4

     

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

     

     

     

    4 0

    MISCELLANEOUS TAXES AND DEDUCTIONS

     

     

     

    4 0 0

    Proceeds from taxation on the salaries, wages and allowances of Members of the institutions, officials, other servants and recipients of pensions

    46 604 242

    604 487

    47 208 729

    4 0 3

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

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

    4 0 4

    Proceeds from the special levy on the salaries of members of the institutions, officials and other servants in active employment

    9 020 533

    137 129

    9 157 662

     

     

    Chapter 4 0 — Total

    55 624 775

    741 616

    56 366 391

    4 1

    CONTRIBUTION TO THE PENSION SCHEME

     

     

     

    4 1 0

    Staff contributions to the pension scheme

    58 255 294

    655 560

    58 910 854

    4 1 1

    Transfer or repayment of pension rights by staff

    13 046 060

     

    13 046 060

    4 1 2

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

    5 000

     

    5 000

     

     

    Chapter 4 1 — Total

    71 306 354

    655 560

    71 961 914

    4 2

    OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENSION SCHEME

     

     

     

    4 2 1

    Contributions by members of the European Parliament to a pension scheme

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

     

    Chapter 4 2 — Total

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

     

     

    Title 4 — Total

    126 931 129

    1 397 176

    128 328 305

    5

    REVENUE ACCRUING FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE INSTITUTION

     

     

     

    5 0

     

    PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF MOVABLE PROPERTY (SUPPLIES) AND IMMOVABLE PROPERTY

     

     

     

    5 0 0

    Proceeds from the sale of movable property (supplies)

     

     

     

    5 0 0 0

    Proceeds from the sale of vehicles — Assigned revenue

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

    5 0 0 1

    Proceeds from the sale of other movable property — Assigned revenue

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

    5 0 0 2

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

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

    5 0 1

    Proceeds from the sale of immovable property

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

    5 0 2

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

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

     

    Chapter 5 0 — Total

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

    5 1

    PROCEEDS FROM LETTING

     

     

     

    5 1 1

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

     

     

     

    5 1 1 0

    Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property — Assigned revenue

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

    5 1 1 1

    Reimbursement of charges connected with lettings — Assigned revenue

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

     

    Chapter 5 1 — Total

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

    5 2

    REVENUE FROM INVESTMENTS OR LOANS GRANTED, BANK AND OTHER INTEREST ON THE INSTITUTION'S ACCOUNTS

     

     

     

    5 2 0

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

    2 000 000

     

    2 000 000

     

    Chapter 5 2 — Total

    2 000 000

     

    2 000 000

    5 5

    REVENUE FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SERVICES SUPPLIED AND WORK CARRIED OUT

     

     

     

    5 5 0

    Revenue from the supply of services and works to other institutions or bodies, including refunds by other institutions or bodies of mission allowances paid on their behalf — Assigned revenue

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

    5 5 1

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

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

     

    Chapter 5 5 — Total

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

     

    5 7

     

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

     

     

     

    5 7 0

    Revenue from the repayment of sums paid though not due — Assigned revenue

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

    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.

    5 7 2

    Repayment of welfare expenditure incurred on behalf of another institution

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

    5 7 3

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

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

     

    Chapter 5 7 — Total

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

    5 8

    MISCELLANEOUS COMPENSATION

     

     

     

    5 8 1

    Revenue from insurance payments received — Assigned revenue

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

     

    Chapter 5 8 — Total

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

     

     

    Title 5 — Total

    2 000 000

     

    2 000 000

    6

     

    CONTRIBUTIONS AND REPAYMENTS UNDER COMMUNITY 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.

    6 6 0 1

    Other non-assigned contributions and refunds

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

     

    Chapter 6 6 — Total

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

     

    Title 6 — Total

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

    9

    MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

     

     

     

    9 0

    MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

     

     

     

    9 0 0

    Miscellaneous revenue

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

     

    Chapter 9 0 — Total

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

     

    Title 9 — Total

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

     

     

    GRAND TOTAL

    128 931 129

    1 397 176

    130 328 305

    EXPENDITURE

    Title Chapter

    Heading

    Budget 2010

    Amending budget

    New amount

     

    1

     

    1 0

     

    PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

     

    MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTION

    220 332 000

     

    220 332 000

    1 2

    OFFICIALS AND TEMPORARY STAFF

    521 333 809

    4 565 164

    525 898 973

    1 4

    OTHER STAFF AND EXTERNAL SERVICES

    108 313 800

     

    108 313 800

    1 6

    OTHER EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PERSONS WORKING FOR THE INSTITUTION

    15 516 000

     

    15 516 000

     

     

    Title 1 — Total

    865 495 609

    4 565 164

    870 060 773

     

    2

     

     

    2 0

     

    BUILDINGS, FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENDITURE

     

    BUILDINGS AND ASSOCIATED COSTS

    186 909 476

     

    186 909 476

    2 1

    COMPUTER SYSTEMS, EQUIPMENT AND FURNITURE

    117 014 150

     

    117 014 150

    2 3

    CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURE

    12 841 500

     

    12 841 500

     

    Title 2 — Total

    316 765 126

     

    316 765 126

     

    3

     

     

    3 0

     

    EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM GENERAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

     

    EXPENDITURE ON MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

    36 074 200

     

    36 074 200

    3 2

    EXPERTISE AND INFORMATION: ACQUISITION, ARCHIVING, PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

    105 169 500

     

    105 169 500

     

     

    Title 3 — Total

    141 243 700

     

    141 243 700

     

     

    4

     

     

    4 0

     

     

    EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM SPECIAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

     

    EXPENDITURE RELATING TO CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

    76 965 000

     

    76 965 000

    4 2

    EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANCE

    160 142 000

    8 832 000

    168 974 000

    4 4

    MEETINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS

    310 000

     

    310 000

     

     

    Title 4 — Total

    237 417 000

    8 832 000

    246 249 000

     

     

    10

     

    10 0

     

     

    OTHER EXPENDITURE

     

    PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATIONS

    15 691 800

     

    15 691 800

    10 1

    CONTINGENCY RESERVE

    10 000 000

     

    10 000 000

    10 3

    ENLARGEMENT RESERVE

    750 000

     

    750 000

    10 4

    RESERVE FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION POLICY

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

    10 5

    PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATION FOR BUILDINGS

    15 000 000

    - 4 000 000

    11 000 000

    10 6

    RESERVE FOR NEW PRIORITY OBJECTIVES

    5 000 000

     

    5 000 000

    108

    EMAS RESERVE

    p.m.

     

    p.m.

     

    Title 10 — Total

    46 441 800

    - 4 000 000

    42 441 800

     

    GRAND TOTAL

    1 607 363 235

    9 397 164

    1 616 760 399

    Section VOL2 — SECTION I — PARLIAMENT

    Revenue — OWN RESOURCES

    Title 4 — REVENUE ACCRUING FROM PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER COMMUNITY 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 institutions, officials, other servants and recipients of pensions

    Figures

    Budget 2010

    Amending budget

    New amount

    46 604 242

    604 487

    47 208 729

    Remarks

    Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Communities, and in particular Article 13 thereof.

    Regulation (EEC, Euratom, ECSC) No 260/68 of the Council 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 4 — Proceeds from the special levy on the salaries of Members of the institutions, officials and other servants in active employment

    Figures

    Budget 2010

    Amending budget

    New amount

    9 020 533

    137 129

    9 157 662

    Remarks

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

    Chapter 4 1 — CONTRIBUTION TO THE PENSION SCHEME

    Article 4 1 0 — Staff contributions to the pension scheme

    Figures

    Budget 2010

    Amending budget

    New amount

    58 255 294

    655 560

    58 910 854

    Remarks

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

    Expenditure — EXPENDITURE

    Title 1 — PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

    Chapter 1 2 — OFFICIALS AND TEMPORARY STAFF

    Article 1 2 0 — Remuneration and other entitlements

    Item 1 2 0 0 — Remuneration and allowances

    Figures

    Appropriations 2010

    Amending budget

    New amount

    512 823 809

    4 565 164

    517 388 973

    Remarks

    Staff Regulations of officials of the European Communities.

    Conditions of employment of other servants of the European Communities.

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

     salaries, allowances and payments related to salaries,

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

     flat-rate overtime allowances,

     miscellaneous allowances and grants,

     the payment of travel costs of officials and temporary staff, and their spouses and dependants, from the place of employment to the 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 by the institution to temporary staff in order to constitute or maintain their pension rights in their countries of origin.

    This appropriation is also intended to cover the insurance premiums in respect of sports accidents for users of the European Parliament’s sports centre in Brussels and in Strasbourg.

    The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 18(1)(e) to (j) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 1 800 000.

    Title 4 — EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM SPECIAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

    Chapter 4 2 — EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANCE

    Article 4 2 2 — Parliamentary assistance

    Item 4 2 2 0 — Parliamentary assistance

    Figures

    Appropriations 2010

    Amending budget

    New amount

    159 892 000

    8 832 000

    168 724 000

    Remarks

    Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 21 thereof, and Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 33 to 44 thereof.

    Council Regulation (EC) No 160/2009 of 23 February 2009 amending the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the Communities (OJ L 55, 27.2.2009, p. 1).

    Implementing measures for Title VII of the Conditions of employment of other servants of the Communities.

    This appropriation is intended to cover parliamentary assistance expenses.

    The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 18(1)(e) to (j) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 400 000.

    Chapter 10 5 — PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATION FOR BUILDINGS

    Figures

    Appropriations 2010

    Amending budget

    New amount

    15 000 000

    -4 000 000

    11 000 000

    Remarks

    This appropriation is intended to cover property investments and fitting-out work carried out by the institution.

    RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

    Date adopted

    10.2.2010

    Result of final vote

    +:

    –:

    0:

    31

    2

    3

    Members present for the final vote

    Damien Abad, Marta Andreasen, Francesca Balzani, Reimer Böge, Giovanni Collino, Andrea Cozzolino, James Elles, Göran Färm, José Manuel Fernandes, Eider Gardiazábal Rubial, Salvador Garriga Polledo, Jens Geier, Ingeborg Gräßle, Carl Haglund, Jutta Haug, Monika Hohlmeier, Sidonia Elżbieta Jędrzejewska, Anne E. Jensen, Ivailo Kalfin, Sergej Kozlík, Vladimír Maňka, Barbara Matera, Claudio Morganti, Nadezhda Neynsky, Miguel Portas, Dominique Riquet, Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris, László Surján, Helga Trüpel, Derek Vaughan, Angelika Werthmann

    Substitute(s) present for the final vote

    Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Roberto Gualtieri, Giovanni La Via, Paul Rübig, Peter Šťastný

    Substitute(s) under Rule 187(2) present for the final vote