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PE 528.202v02-00 A7-0277/2014

on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2015

(2014/2003(BUD))

Committee on Budgets

Rapporteur: Salvador Garriga Polledo

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION
 ANNEX: DRAFT ESTIMATES
 RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION

on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2015

(2014/2003(BUD))

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to Article 314 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–       having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of 25 October 2012 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and repealing Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002(1), and in particular Article 36 thereof,

–       having regard to Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020(2) ,

–       having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management(3), and in particular point 27 thereof,

–       having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1023/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2013 amending the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union(4),

–       having regard to the cooperation agreement of 5 February 2014 between the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of Regions,

–       having regard to its resolution of 23 October 2013 on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2014(5),

–       having regard to the Secretary-General's report to the Bureau on drawing up Parliament's preliminary draft estimates for the financial year 2015,

–       having regard to the preliminary draft estimates drawn up by the Bureau on 2 April 2014,

–       having regard to its positions of 11 March 2014 on the adjustment of the remuneration and pension of the officials and other servants of the European Union and the correction coefficients applied thereto(6),

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

–       having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets (A7-0277/2014),

A.     whereas the 2015 budgetary procedure will run during a European election year, when the estimates of the Parliament for the financial year 2015 will be adopted by the current Parliament and the final budget will be approved by the new Parliament in the autumn;

B.     whereas the ceiling of heading V (Administration), set by the new Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020 period, amounts to EUR 9 076 million for the 2015 budget; whereas the sub-ceiling for overall administrative expenditure of the institutions has been set at EUR 7 351 million;

C.     whereas the following three priorities have been proposed by the Secretary-General for the 2015 financial year, namely: to mobilise all necessary resources and support in order to empower the Members of the new Parliament to fulfil their mandate, to consolidate and reinforce structural changes in order to strengthen the Parliament's capacities to comply with all its powers and to assign the necessary means for the implementation of the multiannual projects;

D.     whereas the Secretary-General has proposed to continue and further strengthen the four activity areas adopted after the consultation of the Joint Bureau-Committee on Budgets Working Group in 2014, namely strengthening independent scientific advice and the capacity for scrutiny and improving logistical and local support for Members;

E.     whereas the Parliament will continue to exercise, in a transparent manner, a high degree of budgetary responsibility, control and self-restraint, while at the same time striking a delicate balance between budgetary rigour and structural savings on one hand and a concerted drive for efficiency on the other hand;

F.     whereas despite little room for manoeuvre and the need to counterbalance savings in other areas, certain investments should be considered in order to strengthen the institutional role of the Parliament and to improve the sustainability of the budget;

G.     whereas cooperation between the Bureau and the Committee on Budgets on Parliament's budget has proven its role in the process of structural reforms by identifying efficiency gains and possible savings in the Parliament’s budget throughout the annual budget procedures; whereas possible savings, which affect the work of the Parliament and its Members, need to be discussed in the political groups and decided by a vote in plenary in the context of the budget procedure;

H.     whereas the agreement reached on 11 March 2014 on remuneration and pensions adjustments for 2011 and 2012 and its impact on the Parliament’s budget for 2015 emerged as a new element of negotiations during the conciliation phase between the Bureau and the Committee on Budgets;

General framework and overall budget

1.      Stresses that the 2015 budget should be set on a realistic basis and should be in line with the principles of budgetary discipline and sound financial management; notes that 2015 will be a full year for the new Parliament in office;

2.      Believes that the Union budget should reflect the current economic situation experienced by citizens across the Union, as the well as the fiscal constraints faced by many Member States, some of whom are engaged in serious efforts to bring their budgets onto a more sustainable long-term footing;

3.      Stresses that in order to allow the Members of the new Parliament to fulfil their mandate and to empower the Parliament's capacity to comply with all its powers, a sufficient level of resources should be ensured;

4.      Welcomes the priorities set for the financial year 2015 and emphasises that they are fully in line with the priorities identified by the Secretary-General and discussed by the Joint Bureau - Committee on Budgets Working Group; stresses that these reforms should continue in order to bring substantial efficiency gains and free up resources, without jeopardising legislative excellence, budgetary powers and powers of scrutiny, the relations with national parliament and the quality of working conditions;

5.      Recalls that the level of the preliminary draft estimates for the 2015 budget, as suggested by the Secretary-General's Report, amounted to EUR 1 822 929 112 (20,09 % of heading V); takes into account the rate of increase of 3,83 %, compared with the 2014 budget; notes that 0,67 % of this increase corresponds to the Members’ allocation for the end of their mandate, which are statutory and obligatory costs and 1,42 % to long term investments in the construction of the KAD building; notes that the level of the increase for the other expenditure would thus correspond to +1,74 %;

6.      Takes note of the Preliminary Draft Estimates of the European Parliament for the financial year 2015 as adopted by the Bureau on 2 April 2014; welcomes the level of preliminary draft estimates, as adopted by the Bureau, which are significantly lower than the initial proposal; regrets however the lengthy and difficult procedure;

7.      Approves the draft estimates for the year 2015 at EUR 1 794 929 112, corresponding to an overall rate of increase of 1,8 % over the 2014 budget and agrees furthermore to include in its draft estimates the obligatory extraordinary expenditure of 0,4 % resulting from the new agreement on the coefficient for the adjustment of the remunerations and pensions;

8.      Believes that the next legislature will have the possibility to reconsider and adapt the budgetary priorities and will take the final decision in October 2014;

9.      Invites the Secretary-General to present before the reading of the budget an estimate of the costs of the construction of the KAD building over the coming years in order to foresee the correct amount in the 2015 budget; furthermore invites the Secretary General to evaluate, at the end of the year, the funds not used in the 2014 budget and to commit them to the KAD project;

10.    Emphasises, that as statutory and obligatory expenditure, such as rental and energy costs as well as expenditure for wages, is subject to annual indexations, the level for the other expenditure has been reduced in nominal terms; notes that this was possible due to structural reforms and savings achieved in the previous years;

11.    Calls for the potential savings identified by the Joint Bureau and Committee on Budgets Working Group to be explored further in order to generate substantial organisational savings, such as the scope for interinstitutional cooperation arrangements between the Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, which reflects the will to strengthen the institutional, political and legislative role of the Parliament and the two advisory Committees; notes that restructuring the Committees’ Translation Service should improve their respective political core work and strengthen the new Research Service for Members; emphasises that according to this organisational reform, the Parliament can become the standard provider for the interpretation of these two Committees; supports the idea of offering interpretation capacities to other institutions during off-peak times;

12.    Takes note of the interinstitutional cooperation arrangement between the Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, signed on 5 February 2014; requests detailed information on the financial impact and the progress of the implementation of this agreement to be provided to the Committee on Budgets by early 2015, having regard to the preparation of the estimates for the budget 2016;

13.    Welcomes the proposed internal measures leading to efficiency savings in the Parliament's budget, such as the development of a system of translation based on Members’ demands for committee amendments, a system of on-request interpretation for meetings other than the Plenary, the implementation of a paperless Parliament, proposals for a more efficient structure of the working rhythm of the Parliament and migration from Streamline to Sysper2 system;

14.    Underlines that the statutory and compulsory expenditure needed for 2015 must be covered; considers that a final decision can only be taken by the new legislature, in autumn, once the exact amounts will be known;

Specific issues

15.    Stresses that structural economic measures undertaken throughout the 7th legislature have led to significant savings in the Parliament’s budget, such as EUR 15 million and EUR 10 million annually in the field of interpretation and translation respectively, an additional EUR 4 million in travel expenses and EUR 28 million of savings of interest by pre-financing buildings; notes that further savings are anticipated in 2015, namely EUR 1,9 million from the transfer of the management of the Members' pensions to the Commission and EUR 1,5 million in buildings;

16.    Emphasises the fact that institutional self-restraint in the 7th legislature, considering the level of relevant inflation rates, has resulted in a reduction of Parliament's budget in real terms for 2012 and 2014; notes that once exceptional and non-recurrent expenditure, such as Union enlargements or other expenditure linked to the entry in force of the Treaty of Lisbon, European elections and the financing of building projects were taken out, it showed a decrease in five years out of six (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014); stresses, furthermore, that the Members' allowances have been frozen since 2011, the travel expenditure for Members and staff have been reduced by 5 % and the staff mission allowances have not been indexed since 2007;

17.    Considers the note of the Secretary-General of November 2013 on the Implementation of the Staff Regulations and the reform and revision of the rules and procedures deriving from them; insists that the rules on parental leave are implemented correctly;

18.    With reference to its abovementioned resolution of 23 October 2013 on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2014, notes that in order to comply with the 1 % annual staffing level reduction, the General Secretariat of the Parliament will decrease its number of staff and that any new tasks will be met through available human resources and redeployment;

19.    Takes into consideration the conclusions of the Joint Bureau - Committee on Budgets Working Group on the Parliament budget to pursue structural and organisational reforms; notes, in that regard, that the provision of independent scientific advice and the capacity to exercise scrutiny, as well as support to the Members, should be further improved to strengthen Parliament's work as an institution vested with legislative and democratic scrutiny powers; stresses that these objectives shall be implemented in a financially responsible manner and that the Secretary-General should set out clearly a detailed plan, to be presented to the Committee on Budgets, on how these objectives will be met and the budgetary impact they will have before the Parliament's reading of the budget for 2015;

20.    Stresses that in order to address the development of these four areas of activities in a financially responsible manner, the Joint Working Group has identified seven areas where Parliament can improve its efficiency:

(i) Develop a system of translation on demand by Members of committee amendments,

(ii) Explore possibilities for interinstitutional cooperation with the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee,

(iii) Explore the offer of interpretation capacities to other institutions during off-peak times,

(iv) Migration from the present human resources management system, Streamline, to Sysper2,

(v) Prepare for the more efficient structure of the working rhythm of the Parliament,

(vi) Prepare for a paperless Parliament, wherever possible, through best practice and the full implementation of the e-meetings project,

(vii) Develop a system of on-request interpretation for meetings other than the Plenary;

21.    Admitting the importance of efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the field of interpretation, recalls that these aspects must not erode the availability of live and accessible information across the Union, considering that multilingualism and interpretation for web-streaming and Parliament transparency are of key importance for the public and thus for the Members of the Parliament;

22.    Believes that some of the ICT expenditure benefitting Members directly could be financed through the Members' general expenditure allowance;

23.    Reiterates that long-term investments, such as Parliament's building projects, need to be handled prudently and transparently; insists on strict cost management, project planning and supervision; reiterates its call for a transparent decision-making process in the field of buildings policy, based on early information; calls for a detailed analysis and update of the Parliament's property policy adopted by the Bureau in March 2010 and an overview of the investments made per year and per building under the 2009-2014 legislature to be presented to the Committee on Budgets by August 2014 at the latest, reiterates its request for precise information on the progress of buildings projects and its financial implication to be provided every six months;

24.    Takes note of the fact that the opening of the European House of History is foreseen at the end of 2015; awaits the updated information on the state-of-play of the project from the Secretary-General and the Bureau to be presented in due time before the Parliament’s reading in autumn 2014; reiterates the commitment that the final cost outturn should not exceed the figures set out in its business plan;

25.    Recalls that on 10 June 2013, the Bureau endorsed the Secretary-General's proposals for immediate and phase-in measures in order to modernise the Parliament's 2014-2019 catering policy; calls, therefore, on the Bureau to present to the Committee on Budgets a clear evaluation of possible budgetary implications of this reform for the 2015 budget and beyond in due time for the preparation of the Parliament's reading of the budget for 2015;

26.    Calls on the Secretary-General to report to the Committee on Budgets on the implementation and the financial impact of the new global security concept by spring 2015; requests detailed information on the financial consequences of the creation of the new Directorate-General for Security in 2013; calls for information on the financial consequences of the interinstitutional administrative cooperation arrangements in the field of security;

27.    Takes note of the creation of the new Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services on 1 November 2013; recalls that it was created in a budgetary neutral way by redeployments from DGs PRES and IPOL, and asks for a breakdown of how its external expertise resources are to be used, which should be presented to the Committee on Budgets before the Parliament's reading of the budget for 2015;

Final considerations

28.    Adopts the draft estimates for the financial year 2015;

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

(1)

OJ L 298, 26.10.2012, p. 1.

(2)

OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884.

(3)

OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.

(4)

OJ L 287, 29.10.2013, p. 15.

(5)

Texts adopted, P7_TA(2013)0437.

(6)

Texts adopted, P7_TA(2014)0186 and P7_TA(2014)0187.


ANNEX: DRAFT ESTIMATES

DRAFT ESTIMATES FOR 2015

AS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGETS AT ITS MEETING OF

10 APRIL 2014

PART III

DRAFT ESTIMATES

2015

Contribution of the European Union to the financing of the expenditure

of Parliament for the financial year 2015

Title

Amount

 

 

Expenditure

1 794 929 112

Own resources

148 845 066

Contribution due

1 646 084 046

REVENUE

Title Chapter Article Item

Title

2015 budget

2014 budget

Outturn 2013

 

 

 

 

 

4

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

 

 

 

4 0

MISCELLANEOUS TAXES AND DEDUCTIONS

 

 

 

4 0 0

Proceeds from taxation on the salaries, wages and allowances of Members of the institution, officials, other servants and persons in receipt of a pension

69 674 060

74 604 000

65 164 977 

4 0 3

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

p.m.

p.m.

4 879 

4 0 4

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

9 412 163

9 273 000

109 731 

 

 

79 086 223

83 877 000

65 279 587 

 

Chapter 4 0 — Total

 

 

 

4 1

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENSION SCHEME

 

 

 

4 1 0

Staff contributions to the pension scheme

60 237 843

66 794 000

55 259 809 

4 1 1

Transfer or purchase of pension rights by staff

9 100 000

9 100 000

9 709 755 

4 1 2

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

10 000

10 000

6 267 

 

 

69 347 843

75 904 000

64 975 8301 

 

Chapter 4 1 — Total

 

 

 

4 2

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENSION SCHEME

 

 

 

4 2 1

Contributions by Members of the European Parliament to a retirement pension scheme

p.m.

p.m.

10 379 

 

Chapter 4 2 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

10 379 

 

Title 4 — Total

148 434 066

159 781 000

130 265 797 

 

 

 

 

 

5

REVENUE ACCRUING FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATION OF THE INSTITUTION

 

 

 

5 0

PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF MOVABLE PROPERTY (SUPPLY OF GOODS) AND IMMOVABLE PROPERTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 0 0

Proceeds from the sale of movable property (supply of goods)

 

 

 

5 0 0 0

Proceeds from the sale of vehicles — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0,00 

5 0 0 1

Proceeds from the sale of other movable property — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

100,00 

5 0 0 2

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

p.m.

p.m.

342 

5 0 1

Proceeds from the sale of immovable property

p.m.

p.m.

0,00 

5 0 2

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

p.m.

p.m.

119 951 

 

Chapter 5 0 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

120 393 

5 1

PROCEEDS FROM LETTINGS

 

 

 

5 1 1

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

 

 

 

5 1 1 0

Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

2 722 587 

5 1 1 1

Reimbursement of charges connected with lettings — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

30 522 

 

Chapter 5 1 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

2 353 110 

5 2

REVENUS DES FONDS PLACÉS OU PRÊTÉS, INTÉRÊTS BANCAIRES ET AUTRES

 

 

 

5 2 0

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

410 000

1 000 000

447 916 

 

Chapter 5 2 — Total

410 000

1 000 000

447 916 

5 5

REVENUE FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SERVICES SUPPLIED AND WORK CARRIED OUT

 

 

 

5 5 0

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

p.m.

p.m.

3 327 643 

5 5 1

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

p.m.

p.m.

5 727 845 

 

Chapter 5 5 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

9 055 488 

5 7

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

 

 

 

5 7 0

Revenue arising from the repayment of amounts wrongly paid — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

2 783 427 

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.

0,00

5 7 2

Repayment of welfare expenditure incurred on behalf of another institution

p.m.

p.m.

 0,00

5 7 3

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

p.m.

p.m.

 3 351 397

 

Chapter 5 7 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

6 134 824 

5 8

MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS

 

 

 

5 8 1

Revenue from insurance payments received — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

 158 441

 

Chapter 5 8 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

158 441 

 

Title 5 — Total

410 000

1 000 000

18 670 173 

 

 

 

 

 

6

CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH UNION 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.

7 769 158 

6 6 0 1

Other non-assigned contributions and refunds

p.m.

p.m.

0,00 

 

Chapter 6 6 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

7 769 158 

 

Title 6 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

7 769 158 

9

MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

 

 

 

9 0

MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

 

 

 

9 0 0

Miscellaneous revenue

1 000

500

1 412 244 

 

Chapter 9 0 — Total

1 000

500

1 412 244 

 

Title 9 — Total

1 000

500

1 412 244 

 

GRAND TOTAL

148 845 066

160 781 500

158 117 371 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPENDITURE

General summary of appropriations (2015 and 2014) and outturn (2013)

Title Chapter

Heading

Appropriations 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

 

 

 

 

 

1

PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 0

MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTION

220 252 000

224 292 069

 205 414 449

1 2

OFFICIALS AND TEMPORARY STAFF

609 133 635

595 102 338

574 999 348

1 4

OTHER STAFF AND EXTERNAL SERVICES

121 114 400

97 798 439

105 556 914

1 6

OTHER EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

18 114 480

18 839 000

17 829 236

 

Title 1 — Total

968 614 515

936 031 846

903 799 948

 

 

 

 

 

2

BUILDINGS, FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 0

BUILDINGS AND ASSOCIATED COSTS

210 241 500

201 643 000

250 336 611

2 1

DATA PROCESSING, EQUIPMENT AND MOVABLE PROPERTY

148 930 149

143 422 877

138 624 704

2 3

CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURE

6 049 000

6 232 500

4 877 511

 

Title 2 — Total

365 220 649

351 298 377

393 838 826

 

 

 

 

 

3

EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM GENERAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 0

MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

36 075 971

35 554 960

32 816 473

3 2

EXPERTISE AND INFORMATION: ACQUISITION, ARCHIVING, PRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION

115 686 393

122 135 929

124 148 929

 

Title 3 — Total

151 762 364

157 690 889

156 965 403

 

 

 

 

 

4

EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM SPECIAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 0

EXPENDITURE RELATING TO CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

101 818 084

100 994 200

92 683 288

4 2

EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANCE

192 113 500

196 216 430

188 301 020

4 4

MEETINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS

400 000

400 000

375 000

 

Title 4 — Total

294 331 584

297 610 630

281 359 309

 

 

 

 

 

10

OTHER EXPENDITURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 0

PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 0,00

10 1

CONTINGENCY RESERVE

15 000 000

13 000 000

0,00

10 3

ENLARGEMENT RESERVE

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

10 4

RESERVE FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION POLICY

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

10 5

PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATION FOR BUILDINGS

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

10 6

RESERVE FOR NEW PRIORITY OBJECTIVES UNDER DEVELOPMENT

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

10 8

EMAS RESERVE

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

 

Title 10 — Total

15 000 000

13 000 000

0,00

 

GRAND TOTAL

1 794 929 112

1 755 631 742

1 735 963 486

REVENUE —  OWN RESOURCES

Title 4 — REVENUE ACCRUING FROM PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER UNION 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 persons in receipt of a pension

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

69 674 060

74 604 000

65 164 976,94

Remarks

Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Union and in particular Article 12 thereof.

Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom, ECSC) No 260/68 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 3 — Proceeds from the temporary contribution from the salaries of Members of the institution, officials and other servants in active employment

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

4 878,84

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Communities, and in particular Article 66a thereof in the version in force until 15 December 2003.

Article 4 0 4 — Proceeds from the special levy on the salaries of Members of the institution, officials and other servants in active employment

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

9 412 163

9 273 000

109 730,76

Remarks

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

Chapter 4 1 — CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENSION SCHEME

Article 4 1 0 — Staff contributions to the pension scheme

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

60 237 843

66 794 000

55 259 808,68

Remarks

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

Article 4 1 1 — Transfer or purchase of pension rights by staff

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

9 100 000

9 100 000

9 709 754,81

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 4, Article 11(2) and (3) and Article 48 of Annex VIII thereto.

Article 4 1 2 — Contributions to the pension scheme by officials and temporary staff on leave on personal grounds

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

10 000

10 000

6 267,48

Chapter 4 2 — OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENSION SCHEME

Article 4 2 1 — Contributions by Members of the European Parliament to a retirement pension scheme

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

10 379,00

Remarks

Rules governing the payment of expenses and allowances to Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Annex III thereto.

Title 5 — REVENUE ACCRUING FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATION OF THE INSTITUTION

Chapter 5 0 — PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF MOVABLE PROPERTY (SUPPLY OF GOODS) AND IMMOVABLE PROPERTY

Article 5 0 0 — Proceeds from the sale of movable property (supply of goods)

Item 5 0 0 0 — Proceeds from the sale of vehicles — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

Remarks

This item is intended to record revenue accruing from the sale or part-exchange of vehicles belonging to the institution.

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Item 5 0 0 1 — Proceeds from the sale of other movable property — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

100,00

Remarks

This item is intended to record revenue accruing from the sale or part exchange of movable property other than vehicles belonging to the institution.

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Item 5 0 0 2 — Proceeds from the supply of goods to other institutions or bodies — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

342,22

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Details of expenditure and revenue resulting from loans or rents or the provision of services under this budget item shall be set out in an annex to this budget.

Article 5 0 1 — Proceeds from the sale of immovable property

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

Remarks

This article is intended to record revenue from the sale of immovable property belonging to the institution.

Article 5 0 2 — Proceeds from the sale of publications, printed works and films — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

119 951,04

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

This article shall also include the proceeds of the sale of these products by electronic means.

Chapter 5 1 — PROCEEDS FROM LETTING

Article 5 1 1 — Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property and reimbursement of charges connected with lettings

Item 5 1 1 0 — Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

2 722 587,38

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Details of expenditure and revenue resulting from loans or rents or the provision of services under this budget item shall be set out in an annex to this budget.

Item 5 1 1 1 — Reimbursement of charges connected with lettings — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

30 522,33

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Chapter 5 2 — REVENUE FROM INVESTMENTS OR LOANS GRANTED, BANK AND OTHER INTEREST

Article 5 2 0 — Revenue from investments or loans granted, bank and other interest on the institution's accounts

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

410 000

1 000 000

447 915,68

Remarks

This article is intended to record revenue from investments or loans granted, bank and other interest on the institution’s accounts.

Chapter 5 5 — REVENUE FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SERVICES SUPPLIED AND WORK CARRIED OUT

Article 5 5 0 — Proceeds from the supply of services and work for other institutions or bodies, including refunds by other institutions or bodies of mission allowances paid on their behalf — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

3 327 642,73

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Article 5 5 1 — Revenue from third parties in respect of services or work supplied at their request — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

5 727 845,37

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Chapter 5 7 — OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATION OF THE INSTITUTION

Article 5 7 0 — Revenue arising from the repayment of amounts wrongly paid — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

2 783 427,16

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Article 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

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(2)(d) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Article 5 7 2 — Repayment of welfare expenditure incurred on behalf of another institution

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

Remarks

This article is intended to record revenue from the repayment of welfare expenditure incurred on behalf of another institution.

Article 5 7 3 — Other contributions and refunds in connection with the administrative operation of the institution — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

3 351 397,23

Chapter 5 8 — MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS

Article 5 8 1 — Revenue from insurance payments received — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

158 441,42

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

This article also includes reimbursement by insurance companies of the salaries of officials involved in accidents.

Title 6 — CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH UNION AGREEMENTS AND PROGRAMMES

Chapter 6 6 — OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS

Article 6 6 0 — Other contributions and refunds

Item 6 6 0 0 — Other assigned contributions and refunds — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

7 769 157,72

Remarks

This item is intended to record, pursuant to Article 21 of the Financial Regulation, any revenue not provided for in other parts of Title 6 which is used to provide additional appropriations to finance expenditure to which this revenue is assigned.

Item 6 6 0 1 — Other non-assigned contributions and refunds

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

0,00

Title 9 — MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

Chapter 9 0 — MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

Article 9 0 0 — Miscellaneous revenue

Figures

Budget 2015

Budget 2014

Outturn 2013

1 000

500

1 412 243,94

Remarks

This article is intended to record miscellaneous revenue.

Details of expenditure and revenue resulting from loans or rents or the provision of services under this article shall be set out in an annex to this budget.

Expenditure — EXPENDITURE

Title 1 — PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

Chapter 1 0 — MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTION

Article 1 0 0 — Salaries and allowances

Item 1 0 0 0 — Salaries

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

71 530 000

73 643 709

69 543 043,78

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 9 and 10 thereof.

Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 1 and 2 thereof.

This appropriation is intended to cover the salary provided for by the Statute for Members.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 1 0 0 4 — Ordinary travel expenses

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

72 800 000

65 400 000

72 343 140,00

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 20 thereof.

Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 10 to 21 and 24 thereof.

This appropriation is intended to cover reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses in connection with travelling to and from the places of work and with other duty travel.

Part of this appropriation is intended to take into account reductions in travel expenses as a result of the European Parliament’s resolution of 10 May 2011 (OJ L 250, 27.9.2011, p. 3) to use accumulated air miles, obtained through work-related travel, for purchasing air tickets.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 10 000.

Item 1 0 0 5 — Other travel expenses

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

5 850 000

6 800 000

6 154 639,00

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 20 thereof.

Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 22 and 23 thereof.

This appropriation is intended to cover reimbursement of additional travel expenses and travel expenses incurred in the Member State of election.

Item 1 0 0 6 — General expenditure allowance

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

39 715 000

43 418 000

39 090 705,22

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 20 thereof.

Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 25 to 28 thereof.

This allowance is intended to cover — in accordance with the abovementioned articles of the Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament — expenses resulting from the parliamentary activities of Members.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 25 000.

Item 1 0 0 7 — Allowances for performance of duties

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

179 000

180 000

173 610,00

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 20 thereof.

Bureau Decision of 16-17 June 2009.

This appropriation is intended to cover the flat-rate subsistence and representation allowances in connection with the duties of the President of the European Parliament.

Article 1 0 1 — Accident and sickness insurance and other welfare measures

Item 1 0 1 0 — Accident and sickness insurance and other social security charges

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

3 358 000

3 368 000

2 215 738,80

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 18 and 19 thereof.

Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, in particular Articles 3 to 9 and 29 thereof.

Common rules on the insurance of officials of the European Union against the risk of accident and of occupational disease.

Joint rules on sickness insurance for officials of the European Union.

Commission Decision laying down general implementing provisions for the reimbursement of medical expenses.

This appropriation is intended to cover accident insurance and reimbursement of medical expenses for Members and loss and theft of Members’ personal effects.

It is also intended to cover the provision of insurance cover and assistance to Members should they need to be repatriated whilst undertaking an official journey, as a result of a serious illness, an accident or an unforeseen event that prevents them from continuing their journey. Such assistance involves organising the Member’s repatriation and defraying the related costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 140 000.

Item 1 0 1 2 — Specific measures to assist disabled Members

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

301 000

301 000

209 016,87

Remarks

Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 30 thereof.

This appropriation is intended to cover certain expenditure required to provide assistance for a seriously disabled Member.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 1 0 2 — Transitional allowances

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

11 810 000

15 784 819

183 008,01

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 13 thereof.

Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 45 to 48 and 77 thereof.

This appropriation is intended to cover the transitional allowance after the end of a Member’s term of office.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 1 0 3 — Pensions

Item 1 0 3 0 — Retirement pensions (PEAM)

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

11 010 000

11 744 000

11 941 557,55

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 14 and 28 thereof.

Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 75 thereof. Annex III to the PEAM rules.

This appropriation is intended to cover the payment of an old-age pension after the cessation of a Member’s term of office.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 50 000.           

Item 1 0 3 1 — Invalidity pensions (PEAM)

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

285 000

310 000

278 102,18

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Articles 15 and 28 thereof.

Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 75 thereof. Annex II to the PEAM rules.

This appropriation is intended to cover the payment of a pension to Members who become incapacitated during their term of office.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 1 0 3 2 — Survivors’ pensions (PEAM)

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

2 782 000

2 810 541

2 692 560,74

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 17 thereof.

Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 75 thereof. Annex I to the PEAM rules.

This appropriation is intended to cover the payment of a survivor’s and/or orphan’s pension in the event of the death of a Member or of a former Member.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 15 000.

Item 1 0 3 3 — Optional pension scheme for Members

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

32 000

32 000

29 327,26

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 27 thereof.

Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 76 thereof. Annex VII to the PEAM rules. This appropriation is intended to cover the institution's contribution to the additional voluntary pension scheme for Members.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 1 0 5 — Language and data-processing courses

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

600 000

500 000

560 000,00

Remarks

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

Bureau Decision of 4 May 2009 on language and computer courses for Members.

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of language and IT courses for Members.

Article 1 0 9 — Provisional appropriation

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the effects of any adjustments to payments to Members of the institution.

It is purely provisional and may be used only after its transfer to other headings in accordance with the Financial Regulation.

Chapter 1 2 — OFFICIALS AND TEMPORARY STAFF

Article 1 2 0 — Remuneration and other entitlements

Item 1 2 0 0 — Remuneration and allowances

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

604 340 535

589 687 598

570 669 887,67

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

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

 salaries, allowances and other payments related to salaries,

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

 flat-rate overtime allowances,

 miscellaneous allowances and grants,

 payment of travel expenses for officials or temporary staff, their spouses and dependants from their place of employment to their 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 made by the institution to allow temporary staff to constitute or maintain pension rights in their country of origin.

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

Part of the appropriation is to be used to recruit disabled temporary staff and temporary staff specialising in the rights of disabled persons and non-discrimination strategies.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 300 000.

Item 1 2 0 2 — Paid overtime

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

296 500

436 740

200 000,00

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 56 thereof and Annex VI thereto.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

This appropriation is intended to cover the payment of overtime under the conditions set out in the abovementioned provisions.

Item 1 2 0 4 —  Entitlements in connection with entering the service, transfer and leaving the service

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

4 160 000

4 400 000

3 160 000,00

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 travel expenses due to officials and temporary staff (including their families) entering or leaving the service or being transferred to another place of employment,

 installation/resettlement allowances and removal expenses due to officials and temporary staff obliged to change their place of residence on taking up duty, on transfer to a new place of employment and on finally leaving the institution and resettling elsewhere,

 daily subsistence allowance for officials and temporary staff who furnish evidence that they must change their place of residence on taking up duty or transferring to a new place of employment,

 the compensation for a probationary official who is dismissed because his work is obviously inadequate,

 compensation for a member of the temporary staff whose contract is terminated by the institution,

 the difference between the contributions paid by contract staff to a Member State pension scheme and those payable to the Union scheme in the event of reclassification of a contract.

Article 1 2 2 — Allowances upon early termination of service

Item 1 2 2 0 — Allowances for staff retired or placed on leave in the interests of the service

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

335 600

396 000

462 018,69

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Articles 41, 42c and 50 thereof and Annex IV thereto, and Article 48a of the CEOS.

This appropriation is intended to cover the allowances payable:

1. to officials assigned non-active status in connection with action to reduce the number of posts in the institution,

2. to officials placed on leave to meet organisational needs associated with the acquisition of new skills within the institution,

3. to officials and temporary management staff for political groups holding posts in grades AD 16 and AD 15 retired in the interests of the service.

It also covers the employer’s contribution towards sickness insurance and the impact of the weightings applicable to these allowances (except for beneficiaries of Article 42c, who are not entitled to a weighting).

Item 1 2 2 2 — Allowances for staff whose service is terminated and special retirement scheme for officials and temporary staff

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

1 000.

182 000

507 442,03

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Articles 64 and 72 thereof.

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 the allowances payable under the Staff Regulations or Council Regulations (EC, Euratom, ESCS) No 2689/95 and (EC, Euratom) No 1748/2002,

 the employer’s contributions towards sickness insurance for the recipients of the allowances,

 the impact of the weightings applicable to the various allowances.

Legal basis

Council Regulation (EC, Euratom, ECSC) No 2689/95 of 17 November 1995 introducing special measures to terminate the service of temporary staff of the European Communities as a result of the accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden (OJ L 280, 23.11.1995, p. 4).

Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1748/2002 of 30 September 2002 introducing, in the context of the modernisation of the institution, special measures to terminate the service of Officials of the European Communities appointed to an established post in the European Parliament and temporary staff working in the Political Groups of the European Parliament (OJ L 264, 2.10.2002, p. 9).

Article 1 2 4 — Provisional appropriation

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the effects of any salary adjustments decided by the Council during the financial year.

It is provisional and may be used only after its transfer to the appropriate headings of this chapter.

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 65 thereof and Annex XI thereto.

Chapter 1 4 — OTHER STAFF AND EXTERNAL SERVICES

Article 1 4 0 — Other staff and external persons

Item 1 4 0 0 — Other staff

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

54 199 000

43 796 448

37 296 238,78

Remarks

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

This appropriation is mainly intended to cover the following expenditure:

 the remuneration, including allocations and allowances, of other staff, including contract and local staff and special advisers (within the meaning of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union), employer’s contributions to the various social security schemes and the impact of salary weightings applicable to the remuneration of these staff,

 the employment of temporary agency staff.

Part of these appropriations is to be used for the recruitment of temporary staff with disabilities and with expertise in disability rights and non-discrimination policies, in order to implement the Action Plan 2009-2013 for the promotion of gender equality and diversity in the European Parliament Secretariat adopted by the Bureau (PE413.568/BUR) in line with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, in particular Article 26 thereof, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. An annual report will be drawn up on the use of appropriations for this purpose.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 3 500.

Item 1 4 0 2 — Expenditure on interpretation

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

49 524 900

39 428 991

49 599 376,91

Remarks

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

Agreement on auxiliary conference interpreters.

This appropriation is intended to cover the following expenditure:

 the fees and related allowances, social security contributions, travel expenses and other expenses of contract conference interpreters recruited by the European Parliament to service meetings organised by the European Parliament to meet its own needs or those of other institutions when the necessary services cannot be provided by European Parliament interpreters (officials and temporary staff),

 expenditure on conference agencies, technicians and administrators used to service the above meetings where they cannot be serviced by officials, temporary staff or other European Parliament staff,

 expenses in connection with services provided to the European Parliament by interpreters who are staff members of regional, national or international institutions,

 expenses in connection with interpretation-related activities, in particular preparations for meetings and interpreter training and selection.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000 000.

Item 1 4 0 4 — Graduate traineeships, grants and exchanges of officials

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

7 390 500

7 573 000

6 444 637,29

Remarks

Rules governing the attachment of European Parliament officials and temporary staff of the political groups to national public authorities, bodies treated as such public authorities and international organisations (Bureau Decision of 7 March 2005).

Rules governing the secondment of national experts to the European Parliament (Bureau Decision of 4 May 2009).

Internal Rules governing traineeships and study visits in the Secretariat of the European Parliament (decision of the Secretary-General of the European Parliament of 1 February 2013).

This appropriation is intended to cover:

1. emoluments for graduate trainees (scholarships), including any household allowances,

2. travel expenses of trainees, experts and officials on secondment,

3. the costs of an additional disability payment (of up to 50% of the scholarship),

4. allowances paid to experts on secondment and to trainees,

5. allowances for study visits,

6. sickness insurance for trainees and accident insurance for trainees and experts on secondment,

7. costs of receiving trainees,

8. expenditure arising from movements between the European Parliament and the public sector in the Member States or other countries specified in the rules,

9. expenditure arising from the secondment of national experts to the European Parliament,

10. the organising of training schemes for conference interpreters and translators, inter alia in cooperation with schools of interpreting and universities providing training in translation, as well as grants for the training and further training of interpreters and translators, purchase of teaching materials, and associated costs,

11. additional costs for trainees on the pilot programme of traineeships for persons with disabilities, directly related to their disability, in accordance with Article 20(8) of the Internal Rules governing traineeships and study visits in the Secretariat of the European Parliament.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation i s estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 1 4 0 6 — Observers

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

312 000,00

Remarks

The appropriation is intended to cover the payment of expenses relating to observers, in accordance with Rule 11 of the European Parliament’s Rules of Procedure.

Article 1 4 2 — External translation services

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

10 000 000

7 000 000

11 904 660,85

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the translation, typing, coding and technical assistance work sent to outside suppliers.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 200 000.

Article 1 4 4 — Provisional appropriation

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the effects of any salary adjustments decided by the Council during the financial year.

It is provisional and may be used only after its transfer to the appropriate headings of this Chapter.

Legal basis

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

Chapter 1 6 — OTHER EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

Article 1 6 1 — Expenditure relating to staff management

Item 1 6 1 0 — Expenditure on recruitment

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

328 980

446 000

303 850,00

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Articles 27 to 31 and 33 thereof and Annex III thereto.

Decision 2002/620/EC of the European Parliament, the Council, the Commission, the Court of Justice, the Court of Auditors, the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Ombudsman of 25 July 2002 establishing a European Communities Personnel Selection Office (OJ L 197, 26.7.2002, p. 53) and Decision 2002/621/EC of the Secretaries-General of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission, the Registrar of the Court of Justice, the Secretaries-General of the Court of Auditors, the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions, and the Representative of the European Ombudsman of 25 July 2002 on the organisation and operation of the European Communities Personnel Selection Office (OJ L 197, 26.7.2002, p. 56).

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 expenditure on organising the competitions provided for in Article 3 of Decision 2002/621/EC and travel and subsistence expenses for applicants called for interviews and medical examinations,

 the costs of organising procedures for selecting staff.

In cases duly justified by operational needs and after consultation of the European Personnel Selection Office, the institution may use some of these appropriations to organise its own competitions.

Item 1 6 1 2 — Further training

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

5 200 000

4 990 000

4 682 179,92

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 24a thereof.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on training for improving staff skills and the performance and efficiency of the institution, e.g. via language courses for the official working languages.

Article 1 6 3 — Measures to assist the institution's staff

Item 1 6 3 0 — Social welfare

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

764 000

719 500

607 906,96

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular the third subparagraph of Article 9(3) and Article 76 thereof.

This appropriation is intended to fund:

 as part of an interinstitutional policy to assist persons with a disability in the following categories:

 officials and temporary staff in active employment,

 spouses of officials and temporary staff in active employment,

 dependent children within the meaning of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union,

the reimbursement, to the extent permitted by the budget and after national entitlements in the country of residence or the country of origin have been exhausted, of expenses (other than medical expenses) recognised as necessary, resulting from the handicap and supported by documentary evidence and not covered by the Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme,

 action taken in respect of officials and other servants in particularly difficult situations,

 the financing of a grant for the Staff Committee and incidental expenditure in the Welfare Service. Contributions or defrayal of expenses by the Staff Committee for participants in a welfare activity will be aimed at financing activities that have a social, cultural or linguistic dimension, but there will be no subsidies for individual staff members or households.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 125 000.

Item 1 6 3 1 — Mobility

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

754 000

800 000

727 371,55

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure relating to mobility at the various places of work.

Item 1 6 3 2 — Social contacts between members of staff and other social measures

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

255 000

271 000

298 817,13

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to encourage and provide financial backing for schemes to promote social contact between staff of different nationalities, for example subsidies to staff clubs, sports associations, cultural societies, etc., and to make a contribution to the cost of a permanent leisure centre (cultural and sports activities, hobbies, restaurant).

It also covers financial support for interinstitutional social activities.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 600 000.

Article 1 6 5 — Activities relating to all persons working with the institution

Item 1 6 5 0 — Medical service

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

1 100 000

1 285 000

1 106 110,50

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 59 thereof and Article 8 of Annex II thereto.

This appropriation is intended to cover the operating costs of the medical service at the three places of work, including the purchase of materials and pharmaceutical products, etc., expenditure on preventive medical check-ups, expenditure arising from the operation of the Invalidity Committee and expenditure on services provided by outside medical specialists deemed necessary by the medical officers.

It also covers expenditure involving the purchase of certain work tools deemed necessary on medical grounds, together with expenditure on medical or paramedical staff under service provision arrangements or on short-term stand-in assignment.

Item 1 6 5 2 — Current operating expenditure for restaurants and canteens

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

3 500 000

4 050 000

4 260 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover restaurant and canteen management and operating costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 2 000 000.

Item 1 6 5 4 — Early Childhood Centre and approved day nurseries

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

6 212 500

6 277 500

5 843 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the European Parliament’s contribution to all the expenditure of the Early Childhood Centre and outside crèches with which an agreement has been concluded.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 4 312 000.

Title 2 — BUILDINGS, FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENDITURE

Remarks

Since risk cover has been revoked by insurance companies, the risk of industrial conflicts and terrorist attacks for the European Parliament buildings needs to be covered through the general budget of the European Union.

The appropriations of this title accordingly cover all expenses in connection with damage resulting from industrial conflicts and terrorist attacks.

Chapter 2 0 — Buildings and associated costs

Article 2 0 0 — Buildings

Item 2 0 0 0 — Rent

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

30 817 000

30 653 000

31 684 764,07

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover rent for the buildings or parts of buildings occupied by the European Parliament.

It also covers property tax. The rentals are calculated over 12 months on the basis of existing leases or leases in preparation, which normally provide for cost of living or construction cost index-linking.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 1 500 000.

Financial contributions from Member States or their public agencies or entities in the form of financing or repayment of costs and of associated charges relating to the purchase or use of land, buildings, as well as of charges in relation to buildings and facilities of the institution, shall be considered as external assigned revenue within the meaning of Article 21(2) of the Financial Regulation.

Item 2 0 0 1 — Lease payments

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

6 590 000

5 419 000

69 236 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the annual lease payments for buildings or parts of buildings under existing leases or leases in preparation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100 000.

Financial contributions from Member States or their public agencies or entities in the form of financing or repayment of costs and of associated charges relating to the purchase or use of land, buildings, as well as of charges in relation to buildings and facilities of the institution, shall be considered as external assigned revenue within the meaning of Article 21(2) of the Financial Regulation.

Item 2 0 0 3 — Acquisition of immovable property

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the acquisition of immovable property. Subsidies for land and its servicing will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Financial Regulation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100 000.

Financial contributions from Member States or their public agencies or entities in the form of financing or repayment of costs and of associated charges relating to the purchase or use of land, buildings, as well as of charges in relation to buildings and facilities of the institution, shall be considered as external assigned revenue within the meaning of Article 21(2) of the Financial Regulation.

Item 2 0 0 5 — Construction of buildings

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

18 560 000

25 465 000

8 065 316,41

Remarks

This item is intended for any entry of appropriations for the construction of buildings (works, consultants’ fees and all related costs).

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 50 000.

Financial contributions from Member States or their public agencies or entities in the form of financing or repayment of costs and of associated charges relating to the purchase or use of land, buildings, as well as of charges in relation to buildings and facilities of the institution, shall be considered as external assigned revenue within the meaning of Article 21(2) of the Financial Regulation.

Item 2 0 0 7 — Fitting-out of premises

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

43 436 000

25 471 000

36 326 337,83

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the performance of fitting-out work, including other expenditure connected with that work, in particular architects’ or engineers’ fees, etc.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 543 000.

Financial contributions from Member States or their public agencies or entities in the form of financing or repayment of costs and of associated charges relating to the purchase or use of land, buildings, as well as of charges in relation to buildings and facilities of the institution, shall be considered as external assigned revenue within the meaning of Article 21(2) of the Financial Regulation.

Item 2 0 0 8 — Other specific property management arrangements

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

5 561 000

5 278 000

3 434 255,30

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on property management not specifically provided for in the other articles in this Chapter, i.e.:

 waste management and treatment,

 mandatory inspections, quality checks, expert opinions, audits, compliance monitoring, etc.,

 technical library,

 management support (building helpdesk),

 taking care of building drawings and information media,

 other expenditure.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 10 000.

Article 2 0 2 — Expenditure on buildings

Item 2 0 2 2 — Building maintenance, upkeep, operation and cleaning

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

62 400 000

60 095 000

51 891 984,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the maintenance, upkeep, operating and cleaning costs, on the basis of current contracts, for the buildings (offices, other areas and installations) rented or owned by the European Parliament.

Before renewing or concluding contracts, the institution will consult the other institutions on the contractual terms each of them has obtained (prices, currency chosen, index-linking, duration, other clauses) with due regard for Article 104 of the Financial Regulation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 75 000.

Item 2 0 2 4 — Energy consumption

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

21 690 000

20 937 000

17 786 996,60

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover, in particular, water, gas, electricity and heating costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 82 000.

Item 2 0 2 6 — Security and surveillance of buildings

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

20 211 500

27 305 000

31 097 982,58

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover essentially the costs of caretaking and surveillance in respect of buildings occupied by the European Parliament at its three habitual places of work, its information offices in the Union and its offices in third countries.

Before renewing or concluding contracts, the institution will consult the other institutions on the contractual terms each of them has obtained (prices, currency chosen, index-linking, duration, other clauses) with due regard for Article 104 of the Financial Regulation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 120 000.

Item 2 0 2 8 — Insurance

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

976 000

1 020 000

812 974,08

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover payments in respect of insurance policy premiums.

Chapter 2 1 — DATA PROCESSING, EQUIPMENT AND MOVABLE PROPERTY

Remarks

In connection with public procurement, the institution will consult the other institutions on the contractual terms each of them has obtained.

Article 2 1 0 — Computing and telecommunications

Item 2 1 0 0 — Computing and telecommunications — business as usual — operations

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

28 560 000

31 362 503

23 704 452,89

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase, hire, servicing and maintenance of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for business-as-usual operations to ensure that the European Parliament’s computing and telecommunications systems function properly. That expenditure relates mainly to systems at the computer and telecommunications centre, computing at departmental level and network management operations.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 140 000.

Item 2 1 0 1 — Computing and telecommunications — business as usual — infrastructure

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

18 404 000

21 978 949

26 719 702,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase, hire, servicing and maintenance of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for business-as-usual operations to manage and maintain the European Parliament's computing and telecommunications system infrastructure. That expenditure relates mainly to network, cabling, telecommunications, individual equipment and voting system infrastructure.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 90 000.

Item 2 1 0 2 — Computing and telecommunications — business as usual — general support for users

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

13 202 500

13 315 983

8 197 303,75

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase, hire, servicing and maintenance of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for business-as-usual operations to provide assistance and support for users of the European Parliament’s computing and telecommunications systems. That expenditure relates mainly to support services for Members and for administrative and legislative applications.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 65 000.

Item 2 1 0 3 — Computing and telecommunications — business as usual — management of ICT applications

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

17 980 809

15 666 000

12 680 065,57

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase, hire, servicing and maintenance of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for business-as-usual operations connected with ICT applications management for the institution. This expenditure relates mainly to administrative applications, systems at the computer and telecommunications centre, computing at departmental level and in the political groups and the electronic voting system.

It is also intended to cover expenditure in ICT tools financed jointly in the context of interinstitutional cooperation in the field of languages, provided for by the decisions taken by the Interinstitutional Committee on Translation and Interpretation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 70 000.

Item 2 1 0 4 — Computing and telecommunications — investment in infrastructure

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

22 631 000

15 743 215

25 154 071,29

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for investments connected to the European Parliament’s computing and telecommunications system infrastructure. The investments relate mainly to systems at the computer and telecommunications centre, networks, cabling and video-conferencing systems.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 111 000.

Item 2 1 0 5 — Computing and telecommunications — investment in projects

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

13 996 750

11 977 727

14 139 425,29

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase of hardware and software and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for investments relating to ongoing and new ICT projects. The investments relate mainly to applications for Members, legislative, administrative and financial applications and ICT governance applications.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 69 000.

Article 2 1 2 — Furniture

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

3 007 000

3 180 000

3 090 732,10

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the purchase, hire, maintenance and repair of furniture, including the purchase of ergonomic furniture, the replacement of worn-out and broken furniture and office machines. It is also intended to cover miscellaneous expenditure on managing the European Parliament’s furniture stock.

In connection with works of art, this appropriation is intended to cover both the cost of acquiring and purchasing specific material and the current expenditure relating thereto, such as experts, conservation, framing, restoration, cleaning, insurance and ad hoc transport costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 2 1 4 — Technical equipment and installations

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

24 159 090

22 933 500

19 109 020,73

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the purchase, hire, maintenance, repair and management of technical equipment and installations, and in particular of:

 miscellaneous fixed and mobile technical installations and equipment in connection with publishing, security (including software), canteens and buildings, etc.,

 equipment in particular for the printshop, telephone service, canteens, staff shops, security, conferences, and the audiovisual sector, etc.,

 special equipment (electronic, computing and electrical) and related external services,

 installation of two additional telephone lines in Members’ offices upon request.

This appropriation also covers publicity costs for the resale and scrapping of inventoried items and the costs of technical assistance (consultancy) with matters on which external expertise is needed.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 205 000.

Article 2 1 6 — Vehicles

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

6 989 000

7 265 000

5 829 930,66

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the purchase, maintenance, use and repair of vehicles (fleet of cars and bicycles) and the hire of cars, taxis, coaches and lorries, with or without drivers, including the necessary insurance cover and other management costs. When replacing the car fleet or purchasing or hiring vehicles, preference will be given to cars that are the least polluting for the environment, such as hybrid cars.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 175 000.

Chapter 2 3 — CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURE

Remarks

In connection with public procurement, the institution will consult the other institutions on the contractual terms each of them has obtained.

Article 2 3 0 — Stationery, office supplies and miscellaneous consumables

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

2 263 000

2 021 000

2 292 796,60

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the purchase of paper, envelopes, office supplies, supplies for the print shop and document reproduction workshops, etc., together with the related management costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 15 000.

Article 2 3 1 — Financial charges

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

40 000

65 000

16 500,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover bank charges (commission, agios and miscellaneous charges) and other financial charges, including ancillary costs for the financing of buildings.

Article 2 3 2 — Legal costs and damages

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

1 035 000

1 035 000

956 159,63

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 costs which may be awarded against the European Parliament by the Court of Justice, the General Court, the Civil Service Tribunal or national courts,

 the cost of hiring outside lawyers to represent the European Parliament in Union and national courts, and the cost of hiring legal advisers or experts to assist the Legal Service,

 reimbursement of lawyers’ fees in connection with disciplinary and equivalent proceedings,

 damages and interest expenses,

 agreed compensation through amicable settlement pursuant to Articles 69 and 70 of the Rules of Procedure of the European Union Civil Service Tribunal.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 2 3 6 — Postage on correspondence and delivery charges

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

355 000

510 000

236 630,94

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover charges for postage, processing and delivery by national postal services or private delivery firms.

This appropriation is also intended to cover mail-handling services.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Article 2 3 7 — Removals

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

1 160 000

1 620 000

731 303,40

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of removal and handling work carried out by removal firms or by temporary handling staff supplied by outside agencies.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 40 000.

Article 2 3 8 — Other administrative expenditure

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

946 000

731 500

626 297,62

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 insurance not specifically provided for in another item,

 the purchase and maintenance of uniforms for ushers, drivers, receptionists, warehouse staff, removal men and staff in the Visits and Seminars Unit, the Parlamentarium, the medical services, the security and building maintenance services and various technical services,

 miscellaneous operating and management expenses, purchases of goods or services not specifically provided for against another heading,

 miscellaneous purchases in connection with Eco-Management Audit Scheme (EMAS) activities (promotional campaigns, etc.).

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 50 000.

Article 2 3 9 — European Parliament carbon offsetting scheme

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

250 000

250 000

17 823,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover any expenditure on carbon offsetting.

Title 3 — EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM GENERAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

Chapter 3 0 — MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

Article 3 0 0 — Expenses for staff missions and duty travel between the three places of work

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

28 748 281

27 600 000

25 725 512,47

Remarks

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 71 thereof and Articles 11, 12 and 13 of Annex VII thereto.

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on duty travel by staff of the institution, seconded national experts and trainees between the place of employment and any of the European Parliament's three places of work (Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg) and on missions to any location other than the three places of work. Expenditure is made up of transport costs, daily allowances, accommodation costs and compensatory allowances for unsocial hours. Ancillary costs (including cancellation of tickets and hotel reservations, electronic invoicing costs and mission insurance costs) are also covered.

This appropriation is also intended to cover any expenditure on carbon offsetting relating to staff missions and duty travel.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 500 000.

Article 3 0 2 — Reception and representation expenses

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

1 392 690

1 333 260

885 621,10

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 expenses related to the obligations of the institution regarding receptions, including in connection with work carried out by the institution’s unit for Scientific and Technological Options Assessment (STOA), and representation expenses for Members of the institution,

 representation expenses of the President when he or she is travelling outside the places of work,

 representation expenses and the contribution to the secretarial expenses of the President’s office,

 the Secretariat’s reception and representation expenses, including the purchase of items and medals for officials who have completed 15 or 25 years’ service,

 miscellaneous protocol expenditure, such as on flags, display stands, invitation cards, printed menus, etc.,

 travel and subsistence expenses incurred by VIP visitors to the institution,

 visa costs relating to official travel by Members and staff,

 reception and representation expenses and the other specific expenses for Members performing official duties at the European Parliament.

Article 3 0 4 — Miscellaneous expenditure on meetings

Item 3 0 4 0 — Miscellaneous expenditure on internal meetings

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

1 400 000

2 250 000

2 715 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the costs of the beverages, refreshments and occasional light meals served at meetings held by the institution, together with the management costs for these services.

Item 3 0 4 2 — Meetings, congresses and conferences

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

1 335 000

1 232 500

816 576,98

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover, inter alia:

 expenditure connected with the organisation of meetings outside the places of work (committees and committee delegations, political groups), including, where appropriate, representation expenditure,

 affiliation fees in respect of international organisations to which the European Parliament or one of its bodies belongs (Interparliamentary Union, Association of Secretaries-General of Parliaments, Twelve Plus Group within the Interparliamentary Union).

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 20 000.

Item 3 0 4 3 — Miscellaneous expenditure for organising parliamentary assemblies, interparliamentary delegations and other delegations

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

1 200 000

1 039 200

605 102,77

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure, other than that covered by Chapter 10 0 and Article 3 0 0, connected with the organisation of meetings of:

 delegations to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, the EuroLat Parliamentary Assembly and the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly and their bodies,

 the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfMPA), its committees and its Bureau; this expenditure includes the European Parliament’s contribution to the budget of the autonomous secretariat of the UfMPA or the direct defrayal of expenses representing the European Parliament’s share of the budget of the UfMPA,

 interparliamentary delegations, ad hoc delegations, joint parliamentary committees, parliamentary cooperation committees, parliamentary delegations to the WTO, and the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO and its Steering Committee.

Item 3 0 4 9 — Expenditure on travel agency services

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

2 000 000

2 100 000

2 068 660,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the running costs of the travel agency under contract to the European Parliament.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 50 000.

Chapter 3 2 — EXPERTISE AND INFORMATION: ACQUISITION, ARCHIVING, PRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION

Article 3 2 0 — Acquisition of expertise

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

8 957 000

6 701 000

6 020 954,76

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 the cost of contracts with qualified experts and research institutes for studies and other research activities (workshops, round tables, expert panels and conferences) carried out for the European Parliament's governing bodies and the Administration,

 the travel, subsistence and incidental expenses of experts and other persons, including petitioners to the European Parliament, invited to take part in committee, delegation, study group or working party meetings,

  

 expenditure on calling in outside persons to take part in the work of bodies such as the Disciplinary Board or the Specialised Financial Irregularities Panel.

Legal basis

Reference acts

Article 3 2 1 — Acquisition of expertise for DG EPRS, the Library and the Archives

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

9 107 200

8 851 676

8 081 554,37

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the work of DG EPRS, particularly:

- acquisition of specialised expertise and support for Parliament’s research activities (including articles, studies, workshops, seminars, round tables, expert panels and conferences) which may, if necessary, be carried out in partnership with other Institutions, international organisations, research departments and libraries of national parliaments, think tanks, research bodies and other qualified experts;

- acquisition of specialised expertise in the fields of impact assessment/ex ante and ex post evaluation, European added value, and scientific and technological options assessment (STOA);

- acquisition or hiring of books, journals, newspapers, databases, press agency products and any other information medium for the Library in various formats, including costs of copyright, the quality assurance system, materials and work involved in rebinding and conservation, and other relevant services;

- the cost of outside archiving services (organisation, selection, description, transfer to different media and to paperless form, acquisition of primary archive sources);

- acquisition, development, installation, operation and maintenance of special library and archiving documentation and of special media-library materials, including materials and/or electrical, electronic and computerised systems, and materials for rebinding and conservation;

- costs of dissemination of internal or external parliamentary research products and other relevant products, for the benefit of the institution and of the public (particularly by means of publications on the Internet, internal databases, brochures and publications);

- travel, subsistence and associated costs of experts and authors invited to attend presentations, seminars, workshops or other such activities organised by DG EPRS;

- participation by the Unit for Scientific and Technological Options Assessment (STOA) in the activities of European and international scientific bodies;

- the European Parliament’s obligations under international and/or interinstitutional cooperation agreements, including the European Parliament’s contribution to the costs of managing the Union’s historical archives (Council Regulation No 354/83 of 1 February 1983 concerning the opening to the public of the historical archives of the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community, as subsequently amended).

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 20 000.

Legal basis

Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (OJ L 145, 31.5.2001, p. 43), and the implementing measures adopted within the European Parliament.

Bureau Decision of 16 December 2002 on enhancing information and transparency: the archives of the European Parliament.

Procedures governing the European Parliament’s acquisition of private archives of Members and former Members, adopted by the Bureau on 4 July 2011.

Reference acts

Article 3 2 2 — Documentation expenditure

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

2 308 000

2 866 000

1 178 739,84

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 subscriptions to newspapers and periodicals and news agencies and to the publications thereof and online services, including copyright fees for the reproduction and dissemination of the above in written and/or electronic form and service contracts for press reviews and cuttings,

 subscriptions or service contracts for the supply of summaries and analyses of the content of periodicals or the storage on optical media of articles taken from such periodicals,

 utilising external documentary and statistical databases (computer hardware and telecommunications charges excepted),

 the purchase of new dictionaries and glossaries, or the replacement thereof, regardless of medium, including for the new language sections, and other works for the language services and the Legislative Quality Units.

Article 3 2 3 — Support for democracy and capacity-building for the parliaments of third countries

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

1 340 000

1 262 500

993 533,26

Remarks

Conferences of Speakers of European Parliamentary Assemblies (June 1977) and of European Union Parliaments (September 2000, March 2001). Presidency Conclusions, Conference of Speakers of EU Parliaments, Copenhagen 2006 and Bratislava 2007.

Bureau Decision of 18 June 2007.

This appropriation is intended to fund:

 expenditure on programmes for the exchange of information and cooperation between the European Parliament and the national parliaments of the Western Balkans, the pre-accession countries and Turkey in connection with parliamentary scrutiny of the CFSP/CSDP, in accordance with the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Articles 9 and 10 of Protocol No 1 on the role of national parliaments in the European Union;

 expenditure committed for promoting relations between the European Parliament and democratically elected national parliaments from third countries (other than those referred to in the previous paragraph) as well as with corresponding regional parliamentary organisations. The activities concerned are notably aimed at strengthening parliamentary capacity in new and emerging democracies and promoting the use of new information and communication technologies by parliaments;

 expenditure on promoting activities in support of mediation, and programmes for young political leaders (particularly expenses relating to joint meetings of young political leaders from the European Union, Israel, Palestine and the EU’s neighbours);

 expenditure on organising the Sakharov Prize (particularly the amount of the prize, winner’s/winners’ travel expenses and costs of receiving them, operating costs of the Sakharov network and duty travel by members of the network) and on activities to promote human rights.

These activities include information visits to the European Parliament in Brussels, Luxembourg or Strasbourg, and the appropriations cover, wholly or partially, the expenses of the participants, particularly travel, accommodation and daily subsistence.

Article 3 2 4 — Production and dissemination

Item 3 2 4 0 — Official Journal

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

4 244 000

4 586 000

3 999 500,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the institution’s share of the Publications Office’s expenditure on publishing and dissemination and other ancillary costs with regard to the texts to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Item 3 2 4 1 — Digital and traditional publications

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

3 705 000

3 588 318

3 683 127,72

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 all costs for digital publishing (Intranet sites) and traditional publishing (miscellaneous documents and printed matter subcontracted out), including distribution,

 upgrading and evolutive and corrective maintenance of editorial systems.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 6 000.

Item 3 2 4 2 — Expenditure on publication, information and participation in public events

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

16 501 034

21 036 912

25 453 635,41

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on information publications, including electronic publications, information activities, public relations, participation in public events, trade fairs and exhibitions in the Member States and the accession countries and the countries in which the European Parliament has a liaison office, and updating of the Legislative Observatory (OEIL), as well as the development of tools or instruments to increase and facilitate public access to it using mobile equipment.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 3 2 4 3 — Parlamentarium — the European Parliament Visitors’ Centre

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

4 150 000

4 978 023

3 844 123,14

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to finance the Parlamentarium — the European Parliament Visitors’ Centre in Brussels — and installations, exhibitions and material adapted or reproduced for separate use outside Brussels.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 9 300.

Item 3 2 4 4 — Organisation and reception of groups of visitors, Euroscola programme and invitations to opinion multipliers from third countries

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

31 739 039

30 120 500

31 667 742,60

Remarks

European Parliament Bureau Decision of 26 February 2013.

This appropriation is intended to cover subsidies granted for group visits and associated supervision and infrastructure costs, the financing of traineeships for opinion multipliers from third countries (EUVP) and the running costs of the Euroscola, Euromed-Scola and Euronest-Scola programmes. The EuroMed-Scola and Euronest-Scola programmes shall take place each year, on an alternating basis, on the European Parliament's premises in Strasbourg or Brussels, with the exception of election years.

This appropriation shall be increased every year using a deflator that takes into account movements in GNI and prices.

Each Member of the European Parliament is entitled to invite a maximum of five groups each calendar year for a total of 110 visitors. The number of participants present for any given visit may vary between a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 110.

An appropriate amount is included for visitors with disabilities.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 100 000.

Item 3 2 4 5 — Organisation of seminars, symposia and cultural activities

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

5 077 120

6 300 000

6 358 918,76

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 expenditure or subsidies connected with the organisation of national or international symposia and seminars for opinion multipliers from the Member States, the accession countries and the countries in which the European Parliament has a liaison office, the cost of organising parliamentary symposia and seminars, and the financing of cultural projects of European interest, such as the European Parliament LUX Prize for European Cinema,

 expenditure on special events in the Chamber in Strasbourg and Brussels in accordance with the annual programme adopted by the Bureau,

 multilingualism support measures and tools such as seminars and conferences, meetings with providers of training for interpreters or translators, measures and actions to raise awareness of multilingualism and the profession of interpreter or translator, including a programme of grants for universities, schools and other organisations offering interpreting or translation courses, virtual communication solutions, as well as participation in similar actions and measures organised jointly with other services in the context of interinstitutional and international cooperation,

This appropriation also covers the cost of organising those activities, including catering services and expenses, and expenditure in connection with invitations to journalists to cover the activities concerned.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000.

Item 3 2 4 6 — Parliamentary television channel (Web TV)

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

5 000 000

5 000 000

7 999 400,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the costs of in-house production and hosting of web clips and broadcast-ready material (EuroparlTV), in line with the European Parliament’s communication strategy.

Item 3 2 4 7 — House of European History

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

10 000 000

9 850 000

3 402 394,95

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to finance the activities of the House of European History, such as performing specific fitting-out work, acquiring collections and organising exhibitions, as well as its running costs, including expenditure on books, magazines and other publications related to the House’s activities.

It is also intended to cover the cost of contracts with qualified experts and research institutes for studies and other research activities (workshops, round tables, expert panels and conferences) carried out for the House of European History.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 5 000 000.

Item 3 2 4 8 — Expenditure on audiovisual information

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

12 608 000

15 620 000

20 533 306,06

Remarks

European Parliament Resolution of 12 March 2002 on the guidelines for the 2003 budgetary procedure (OJ C 47 E, 27.2.2003, p. 72).

European Parliament Resolution of 14 May 2002 on the estimates of revenue and expenditure of Parliament for the financial year 2003 (OJ C 180 E, 31.7.2003, p. 150).

European Parliament Resolution of 14 May 2003 on the estimates of revenue and expenditure of Parliament for the financial year 2004 (OJ C 67 E, 17.3.2004, p. 179).

This appropriation is intended to fund:

 the operating budget of the audiovisual sector (including services under its own control and outside assistance such as technical services for radio and television stations, provision, production and co-production of audiovisual programmes, the hiring of lines, the transmission of television and radio programmes, and other measures to develop relations between the institution and audiovisual broadcasting bodies),

 expenditure on live Internet broadcasting of plenary sittings and parliamentary committee meetings,

 the establishment of appropriate archives ensuring uninterrupted media and public access to that information.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 13 000.

Item 3 2 4 9 — Information exchanges with national parliaments

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

250 000

275 000

101 097,09

Remarks

Conferences of Speakers of European Parliamentary Assemblies (June 1977) and of European Union Parliaments (September 2000, March 2001). Geographical area covered: European Union countries.

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 expenditure committed for promoting relations between the European Parliament and national parliaments. It relates to parliamentary relations other than those covered by Chapters 1 0 and 3 0, exchanges of information and documentation, and assistance in the analysis and management of that information, including exchanges with the European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation (ECPRD),

 funding of cooperation programmes and training schemes for officials of the aforementioned parliaments and, in general, activities to strengthen their parliamentary capacities.

Training schemes include study visits to the European Parliament in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg; the appropriation is intended to cover all or part of the expenditure incurred by participants, in particular travelling costs, travel expenses, accommodation and daily allowances,

 cooperation measures, including those linked to legislative work, and measures linked to documentation, analysis and information and making the www.ipex.eu domain secure, including those carried out by the ECPRD.

This appropriation aims at financing the cooperation between the European Parliament and national parliaments in the parliamentary scrutiny of the CFSP/CSDP, in accordance with the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Articles 9 and 10 of Protocol No 1 on the role of national parliaments in the European Union.

Article 3 2 5 — Expenditure relating to Information Offices

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

700 000

1 100 000

830 901,50

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover all expenditure (office supplies, telecommunications, delivery charges, handling, transport, miscellaneous incidental expenditure) linked to the Information Offices of the European Parliament.

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

Chapter 4 0 — EXPENDITURE RELATING TO CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

Article 4 0 0 — Current administrative expenditure and expenditure relating to the political and information activities of the political groups and non-attached Members

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

59 800 000

59 800 000

58 697 494,00

Remarks

Rules adopted by the Bureau Decision of 30 June 2003, as last amended on 2 July 2012.

This appropriation is intended to cover, in respect of the political groups and the non-attached Members:

 secretarial, administrative and operational expenditure,

 expenditure on political and information activities conducted in connection with the Union’s political activities.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 50 000.

Article 4 0 2 — Funding of European political parties

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

28 350 084

27 794 200

21 585 794,40

Remarks

Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 10(4) thereof.

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 224 thereof.

Regulation (EC) No 2004/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 on the regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding (OJ L 297, 15.11.2003, p. 1).

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 29 March 2004 laying down the procedures for implementing Regulation (EC) No 2004/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding (OJ C 112, 9.4.2011, p. 1).

This appropriation is intended to finance political parties at European level.

Article 4 0 3 — Funding of European political foundations

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

13 668 000

13 400 000

12 400 000,00

Remarks

Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 10(4) thereof.

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 224 thereof.

Regulation (EC) No 2004/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 on the regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding (OJ L 297, 15.11.2003, p. 1).

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 29 March 2004 laying down the procedures for implementing Regulation (EC) No 2004/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding (OJ C 112, 9.4.2011, p. 1).

This appropriation is intended to finance political foundations at European level.

Chapter 4 2 — EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANCE

Article 4 2 2 — Parliamentary assistance

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

192 113 500

196 216 430

188 301 020,35

Remarks

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 21 thereof.

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

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union, and in particular Articles 5a and 125 to 139 thereof.

Implementing measures for Title VII of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the Communities adopted by the Bureau.

This appropriation is intended to cover parliamentary assistance expenses.

This appropriation is intended to cover exchange differences to be met from the budget of the European Parliament in accordance with the provisions applicable to reimbursement of parliamentary assistance expenses.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 400 000.

Chapter 4 4 — MEETINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS

Article 4 4 0 — Cost of meetings and other activities of former Members

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

200 000

200 000

200 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of meetings of the association of former Members of the European Parliament plus any other associated costs, if appropriate.

Article 4 4 2 — Cost of meetings and other activities of the European Parliamentary Association

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

200 000

200 000

175 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of meetings of the European Parliamentary Association plus, if appropriate, any other associated costs.

Title 10 — OTHER EXPENDITURE

Chapter 10 0 — PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATIONS

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

 

 

0,—

Remarks

REUSE

Chapter 10 1 — CONTINGENCY RESERVE

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

15 000 000

13 000 000

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure resulting from budgetary decisions taken in the course of the financial year (expenditure that cannot be estimated).

Chapter 10 3 — ENLARGEMENT RESERVE

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of the institution’s preparations for enlargement.

Chapter 10 4 — RESERVE FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION POLICY

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on information and communication policy.

Chapter 10 5 — PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATION FOR BUILDINGS

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover property investments and fitting-out work carried out by the institution. The European Parliament’s Bureau is requested to adopt a coherent and responsible long-term strategy in the area of property and buildings which takes into account the particular problem of increasing maintenance costs, renovation needs and security costs and ensures the sustainability of the European Parliament’s budget.

Chapter 10 6 — RESERVE FOR PRIORITY PROJECTS UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the institution’s priority projects under development.

Chapter 10 8 — EMAS RESERVE

Figures

Budget 2015

Appropriations 2014

Outturn 2013

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

Further to the decisions to be taken by the Bureau for implementation of the EMAS action plan, in particular following the European Parliament’s carbon audit, this appropriation is intended to endow the relevant operational headings.

1  Annex S — STAFF

I. Annex S 1 — Section I — European Parliament

Function group and grade

2014

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

227

2

6

26

AD 13

478

8

2

41

AD 12

167

0

12

63

AD 11

170

0

5

32

AD 10

200

0

11

27

AD 9

190

0

2

21

AD 8

335

0

6

28

AD 7

418

0

7

47

AD 6

213

0

2

56

AD 5

211

0

11

63

AD total

2655

10

66

415

AST 11

149

10

0

33

AST 10

96

0

18

28

AST 9

290

0

5

41

AST 8

450

0

7

43

AST 7

498

0

1

45

AST 6

353

0

6

66

AST 5

285

0

10

65

AST 4

295

0

15

70

AST 3

319

0

6

74

AST 2

159

0

0

65

AST 1

56

0

0

71

AST total

2950

10

68

601

SC 6

0

0

0

0

SC 5

0

0

0

0

SC 4

0

0

0

0

SC 3

0

0

0

0

SC 2

25

0

0

0

SC 1

5

0

0

0

SC total

30

0

0

0

Total

5636(1)

20(2)

134

1016

Grand total

6786(3)

Function group and grade

2015

Permanent posts

 

Temporary posts

Others

Political groups

Non-category

1

0

0

0

AD 16

13

0

1

7

AD 15

40

0

1

4

AD 14

235

2

6

26

AD 13

463

8

2

43

AD 12

207

0

12

64

AD 11

190

0

6

29

AD 10

180

0

10

27

AD 9

180

0

5

24

AD 8

420

0

3

33

AD 7

328

0

7

47

AD 6

198

0

7

53

AD 5

216

0

6

58

AD total

2670

10

66

415

AST 11

149

10

0

34

AST 10

96

0

20

30

AST 9

365

0

4

44

AST 8

440

0

6

41

AST 7

463

0

1

44

AST 6

318

0

7

71

AST 5

300

0

17

62

AST 4

320

0

8

76

AST 3

274

0

5

71

AST 2

169

0

0

60

AST 1

41

0

0

68

AST total

2935

10

68

601

SC 6

0

 

 

 

SC 5

0

 

 

 

SC 4

0

 

 

 

SC 3

0

 

 

 

SC 2

25

 

 

 

SC 1

5

 

 

 

SC total

30

0

0

0

Total

5636(4)

20(5)

134

1016

Grand total

6786(6), (7)

Annex

ASSIGNED REVENUE

Budget line

Heading

Revenue received in

Projection

2013

2015

5000

Proceeds from the sale of vehicles

0

p.m.

5001

Proceeds from the sale of other movable property

100

5 000

5002

Proceeds from the supply of goods to other institutions or bodies

342

18 000

502

Proceeds from the sale of publications, printed works and films

119 951

1 000

5110

Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property

2 722 587

2 094 000

5111

Reimbursement of charges connected with lettings

30 522

914 000

550

Proceeds from the supply of services and works for other institutions or bodies, including refunds by other institutions or bodies of mission allowances paid on their behalf

3 327 643

695 000

551

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

5 727 845

p.m.

570

Revenue arising from the repayment of amounts wrongly paid

2 783 427

350 000

571

Revenue earmarked for a specific purpose, such as income from foundations, subsidies, gifts and bequests, including the earmarked revenue specific to each institution

0

p.m.

573

Other contributions and refunds in connection with the administrative operation of the institution

3 351 397

p.m.

581

Revenue from insurance payments received

158 441

p.m.

6600

Other assigned contributions and refunds

7 769 158

2 310 000

 

 TOTAL

25 991 415

6 387 000

(1)

Of which three ad personam promotions (three AD 14 to AD 15) 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)

It may be necessary to create 80 posts in the establishment plan of the European Parliament (EP) following the successful outcome of the negotiations between the EP, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Committee of the Regions (CoR) on future interinstitutional cooperation. Gradual transfer of these posts from the EESC and the CoR is subject to a final agreement being reached between the EP, the EESC and the CoR.

(4)

Of which three ad personam promotions (three AD 14 to AD 15) granted in exceptional cases to deserving officials.

(5)

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

(6)

During the 2014 budget procedure, 80 posts were entered in the European Parliament’s establishment plan with a view to future interinstitutional cooperation between the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Gradual transfer of these posts from the EESC and the CoR is subject to a final agreement being reached between the EP, the EESC and the CoR.

(7)

The 1% reduction in the number of staff which has been announced will be made from the total, by grade and category, during the EP’s reading of the 2015 draft budget.

 


RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

Date adopted

10.4.2014

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

26

9

0

Members present for the final vote

Marta Andreasen, Richard Ashworth, Zuzana Brzobohatá, Isabelle Durant, José Manuel Fernandes, Věra Flasarová, Salvador Garriga Polledo, Jens Geier, Ingeborg Gräßle, Lucas Hartong, Jutta Haug, Monika Hohlmeier, Sidonia Elżbieta Jędrzejewska, Anne E. Jensen, Ivailo Kalfin, George Lyon, Jan Mulder, Dominique Riquet, Alda Sousa, László Surján, Oleg Valjalo, Derek Vaughan

Substitute(s) present for the final vote

Paul Rübig, Peter Šťastný, Georgios Stavrakakis

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

Zdravka Bušić, Birgit Collin-Langen, Santiago Fisas Ayxela, Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines, Petra Kammerevert, Annette Koewius, Norbert Neuser, Tadeusz Ross, Peter Simon, Rainer Wieland

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