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A7-0367/2010

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P7_TA(2010)0474

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9.12.2010
PE 454.479v02-00 A7-0367/2010

on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument

(COM(2010)0760 – C7-0000/2010 – 2010/2293(BUD))

Committee on Budgets

Rapporteur: Reimer Böge

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION
 ANNEX: DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL
 EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM
 RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument

(COM(2010)0760 – C7‑0000/2010 – 2010/2293(BUD))

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2010)0760 – C7-0000/2010),

–   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(1) (IIA of 17 May 2006), and in particular point 27 thereof,

–   having regard to its first reading of 20 October 2010 on the 2011 draft general budget(2),

–   having regard to the results of the conciliation of 15 November 2010,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets (A7-0367/2010),

A. whereas the ceilings of the Multi annual Financial Framework, especially for subheading 1a and heading 4, do not allow the financing of EU priorities without jeopardising the existing instruments and policies,

B.  whereas the two arms of the budgetary authority agreed in conciliation, provided that an overall agreement could be reached on all outstanding issues, to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument to offset the reinforcements for identified priorities under these two headings,

1.  Notes that, despite contained reinforcements in commitments on a limited number of budget items, the ceilings of subheading 1a and heading 4 do not allow for an adequate financing of selected priorities carried by the Parliament and the Council;

2.  Welcomes, therefore, the agreement reached during conciliation concerning the use of the Flexibility Instrument for the financing of the Lifelong Learning Programme and Competitiveness and Innovation Programme under subheading 1a, and the financing of financial assistance to Palestine, peace process and UNRWA under heading 4 for a tot  al amount of EUR 105 million;

3.  Recalls that these programmes are crucial for the future of the Union as they provide a clear impetus for economic activity, and for the Union's role as a global player;

4.  Reiterates that the mobilisation of this instrument, as foreseen in point 27 of the IIA of 17 May 2006, highlights, once more, the crucial need for the EU budget to be increasingly flexible;

5.   Approves the decision annexed to this resolution;

6.   Instructs its President to sign the decision with the President of the Council and to arrange for its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union;

7.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution, including its annex, to the Council and the Commission.

(1)

OJ C 139, 14.6.2006, p. 1.

(2)

Texts adopted, P7_TA-PROV(2010)0372.


ANNEX: DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of xxx

on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument

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(1), and in particular the fifth paragraph of point 27 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas, after having examined all possibilities for re-allocating appropriations under heading 1a and heading 4, at the conciliation meeting on 11 November 2010, the two arms of the budgetary authority agreed to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument to complement the financing in the 2011 budget, beyond the ceilings of heading 1a and 4, of:

 EUR 18 million for the Lifelong Learning programme under heading 1a;

 EUR 16 million for the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme under heading 1a;

 EUR 71 million for Palestine under heading 4,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

For the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2011, the Flexibility Instrument shall be mobilised to provide the sum of EUR 34 million in commitment appropriations in heading 1a and of EUR 71 million in commitment appropriations in heading 4.

That amount shall be used to complement the financing of:

 EUR 18 million for the Lifelong Learning programme under heading 1a;

 EUR 16 million for the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme under heading 1a;

 EUR 71 million for Palestine under heading 4.

Article 2

This decision shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at,

For the European Parliament                      For the Council

The President                                                The President

(1)

              OJ C 139, 14.6.2006, p. 1.


EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

The Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006(1) allows for the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to allow the financing of clearly identified expenditure which could not be financed within the limits of the ceilings available for one or more headings of the multiannual financial framework.

For budget 2011, additional expenditure, beyond the ceilings of heading 1a and 4 is required. It is therefore proposed to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument in accordance with point 27 of the Interinsitutional Agreement.

The amounts to be mobilised are as follows:

 EUR 18 million for the Lifelong Learning programme under heading 1a;

 EUR 16 million for the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme under heading 1a;

 EUR 71 million for Palestine under heading 4.

The two arms of the budgetary authority are reminded that the publication of the Decision in the Official Journal of the European Union shall not intervene later than the publication for the 2011 budget.

(1)

              OJ C 139, 14.6.2006, p. 1


RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

Date adopted

8.12.2010

 

 

 

Result of final vote

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36

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Members present for the final vote

Damien Abad, Alexander Alvaro, Marta Andreasen, Francesca Balzani, Reimer Böge, Lajos Bokros, Giovanni Collino, Jean-Luc Dehaene, James Elles, Göran Färm, José Manuel Fernandes, Eider Gardiazábal Rubial, Salvador Garriga Polledo, Jens Geier, Ivars Godmanis, Ingeborg Gräßle, Estelle Grelier, Lucas Hartong, Jutta Haug, Jiří Havel, Monika Hohlmeier, Sidonia Elżbieta Jędrzejewska, Anne E. Jensen, Ivailo Kalfin, Sergej Kozlík, Jan Kozłowski, Alain Lamassoure, Giovanni La Via, Vladimír Maňka, Barbara Matera, Claudio Morganti, Nadezhda Neynsky, Miguel Portas, Dominique Riquet, Derek Vaughan, Angelika Werthmann

Substitute(s) present for the final vote

Roberto Gualtieri, Paul Rübig

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

Bart Staes

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