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PE 560.613v02-00 A8-0221/2015

on the Council position on Draft amending budget No 1/2015 of the European Union for the financial year 2015, Section III – Commission, accompanying the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Fund for Strategic Investments and amending Regulations (EU) No 1291/2013 and (EU) No 1316/2013

(09876/2015 – C8‑0172/2015 – 2015/2011(BUD))

Committee on Budgets

Rapporteur: Eider Gardiazabal Rubial

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION

on the Council position on Draft amending budget No 1/2015 of the European Union for the financial year 2015, Section III – Commission, accompanying the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Fund for Strategic Investments and amending Regulations (EU) No 1291/2013 and (EU) No 1316/2013

(09876/2015 – C8‑0172/2015 – 2015/2011(BUD))

The European Parliament,

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

–       having regard to Article 106a of the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community,

–       having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council 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 41 thereof,

–       having regard to the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2015, as definitively adopted on 17 December 2014(2),

–       having regard to Amending budget No 1/2015 relating to the amendment of the MFF Regulation, as definitively adopted on 28 April 2015(3),

–       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(4) (MFF Regulation),

–       having regard to Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2015/623 of 21 April 2015 amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020(5),

–       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(6),

–       having regard to Draft amending budget No 1/2015, which the Commission adopted on 13 January 2015 (COM(2015)0011),

–       having regard to the position on Draft amending budget No 1/2015 which the Council adopted on 26 June 2015 and forwarded to Parliament on the same day (09876/2015 – C8‑0172/2015),

–       having regard to the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Fund for Strategic Investments and amending Regulations (EU) No 1291/2013 and (EU) No 1316/2013, which the Commission adopted on 13 January 2015 (COM(2015)0010),

–       having regard to Rules 88 and 91 of its Rules of Procedure,

–       having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets and the opinions of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, the Committee on Transport and Tourism and the Committee on Regional Development (A8-0221/2015),

A.     whereas Draft amending budget No 1/2015 aims to transpose the necessary changes to the budget nomenclature in line with the legislative agreement on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and to provide for the necessary reallocation of EUR 1 360 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 10 million in payment appropriations;

B.     whereas for the provisioning of the guarantee fund in 2015, a total amount of EUR 1 350 million is being redeployed from the Connecting Europe Facility (EUR 790 million), Horizon 2020 (EUR 70 million) and ITER (EUR 490 million) in commitment appropriations;

C.     whereas the Commission intends to offset the reduction for ITER by an equivalent increase over the period 2018-2020;

D.     whereas the provisioning in commitment and payment appropriations of the European Investment Advisory Hub, amounting to EUR 10 million each, is fully redeployed from ITER (budget article 08 04 01 02);

E.     whereas all additional appropriations to implement the EFSI in commitments and payments are fully redeployed, thus leaving the overall commitment and payment appropriations in the 2015 budget unchanged;

1.      Takes note of Draft amending budget No 1/2015, as submitted by the Commission, and of the Council's position thereon;

2.      Welcomes that a speedy agreement on the EFSI was made possible due to the determination of all institutions to ensure its launch as quickly as possible; while the outcome of the negotiations is better than the original Commission proposal, regrets the negative impact on Horizon 2020 and CEF;

3.      Reiterates the role of the Union budget in creating added value by pooling resources and ensuring a high degree of synergies between the European Structural and Investment Funds and EFSI while enhancing the multiplying effect of Union contributions; supports the mobilisation of additional sources of private and public finance to fund investment on goals of a European dimension, in particular by addressing cross-border challenges in areas such as energy, environment and transport infrastructure;

4.      Welcomes the fact that an additional EUR 1 000 million compared to the initial Commission proposal will be financed through the Global MFF margin for commitments, stemming from margins left available in the 2014 and 2015 budgets, thus reducing the redeployment from CEF and Horizon 2020; recalls that, according to Article 14 of the MFF Regulation, resources under the Global MFF Margin for commitments will only be made available as of 2016;

5.      Regrets, however, in general the redeployment from CEF and Horizon 2020 as they are essential programmes for jobs and growths in Europe; intends therefore to remedy these redeployments in the upcoming annual budgetary procedures;

6.      Points out that investment in research and transport is vital in order to strengthen the role and aim of the Union budget to stimulate growth, competitiveness and employment and to move towards the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy; recalls in this regard that the Horizon 2020 and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programmes are key programmes under Heading 1a "Competitiveness for growth and jobs";

7.      Affirms its willingness to adopt Draft amending budget No 1/2015 as modified by the Council in line with the legislative agreement on the EFSI, given its interest in launching the EFSI as quickly as possible;

8.      Approves therefore the Council position on Draft amending budget No 1/2015;

9.      Instructs its President to declare that Amending budget No x/2015 has been definitively adopted and arrange for its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union;

10.    Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the Court of Auditors and the national parliaments.

15.4.2015

OPINION of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

for the Committee on Budgets

on the Draft amending budget No 1/2015: European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)

(2015/2011(BUD))

Rapporteur: Kathleen Van Brempt

SUGGESTIONS

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy calls on the Committee on Budgets, as the committee responsible, to incorporate the following suggestions into its motion for a resolution:

1.  Welcomes the Commission's proposal for a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI); reiterates the need to support strategic investments with high economic and societal value added, promote sustainable innovation, skills and local jobs, boost the competitiveness of the EU and contribute to the Union's strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth;

2.  Is deeply concerned by the significant cuts in commitments proposed in the Draft Amending Budget No 1 to the General Budget 2015 (DAB 1/2015); recalls in this context the in-depth negotiations preceding the adoption of both Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and the very delicate balance between all interests at stake; expresses its concern that this extremely difficult balance to reach would be erased should the cuts introduced in the Commission's proposal be accepted;

3.  Recalls that Horizon 2020 and CEF multiannual programmes are crucial for achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy and thus for securing a steady growth path for the EU and highlights the added value EU programmes can bring;

4.  Recalls that the 2015 Budget for Horizon and CEF was considered as the bare minimum to fulfil EU's commitments and that the 2015 Budget already faced severe cuts in its preparatory phase;

5.  Believes that the redeployment from programmes under Heading 1a shall be decided in the course of ordinary annual budgetary procedures, depending on the implementation of EFSI and of the multiannual programmes under the Heading 1a;

6.  Notes that the establishment of the EU Guarantee Fund (GF) in EFSI Regulation does not constitute a legal precondition for the entry into force and running of the EFSI;

7.  Takes view that it is not necessary to decide a priori the funding scheme for the GF in commitments; believes that the target amount of the EU GF shall be met by gradual budgetary commitment appropriations to the GF to be decided in the frame of the annual budgetary procedure, taking due account of all means available.

Amendments in Draft amending budget n° 1

to the General Budget 2015

AMENDMENT 1

TABLED BY: Committee on Industry, Research and Energy                                                                                      

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 02 04 02 01

Line Title: Leadership in space

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

176 847 152

113 594 175

-11 000 000

 

11 000 000

 

176 847 152

113 594 175

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 2

TABLED BY: Committee on Industry, Research and Energy                                                                                      

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 02 04 02 03

Line Title: Increasing innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

35 905 989

17 650 787

-1 800 000

 

1 800 000

 

35 905 989

17 650 787

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 3

TABLED BY: Committee on Industry, Research and Energy                                                                                      

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 02 04 03 01

Line Title: Achieving a resource-efficient and climate change resilient economy and a sustainable supply of raw materials

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

77 604 264

30 583 047

-3 700 000

 

3 700 000

 

77 604 264

30 583 047

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 4

TABLED BY: Committee on Industry, Research and Energy                                                                                      

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 02 04 03 02

Line Title: Fostering secure European societies

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

153 235 857

51 650 398

-7 500 000

 

7 500 000

 

153 235 857

51 650 398

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 5

TABLED BY: Committee on Industry, Research and Energy                                                                                      

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 10 02 01

Line Title: Horizon 2020 — Customer-driven scientific and technical support to Union policies

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

35 127 845

27 961 643

-11 000 000

 

11 000 000

 

35 127 845

27 961 643

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 6

TABLED BY: Committee on Industry, Research and Energy                                                                                      

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 15 03 05

Line Title: European Institute of Innovation and Technology — Integrating the knowledge triangle of higher education, research and innovation

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

278 782 375

227 988 790

-25 000 000

 

25 000 000

 

278 782 375

227 988 790

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 7

TABLED BY: Committee on Industry, Research and Energy                                                                                      

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 32 02 01 01

Line Title: Further integration of the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

145 554 000

14 631 591

-30 000 000

 

30 000 000

 

145 554 000

14 631 591

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 8

TABLED BY: Committee on Industry, Research and Energy                                                                                      

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 32 02 01 02

Line Title: Enhancing Union security of energy supply

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

145 554 000

14 631 591

-30 000 000

 

30 000 000

 

145 554 000

14 631 591

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 9

TABLED BY: Committee on Industry, Research and Energy                                                                                      

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 32 02 01 03

Line Title: Contributing to sustainable development and protection of the environment

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

145 554 000

14 631 591

-30 000 000

 

30 000 000

 

145 554 000

14 631 591

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 10

TABLED BY: Committee on Industry, Research and Energy                                                                                      

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 32 04 03 01

Line Title: Making the transition to a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy system

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

337 988 791

133 691 606

-10 000 000

 

10 000 000

 

337 988 791

133 691 606

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

Date adopted

14.4.2015

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

62

2

0

Members present for the final vote

Zigmantas Balčytis, Bendt Bendtsen, Jerzy Buzek, Soledad Cabezón Ruiz, Philippe De Backer, Pilar del Castillo Vera, Christian Ehler, Peter Eriksson, Fredrick Federley, Ashley Fox, Adam Gierek, Theresa Griffin, András Gyürk, Roger Helmer, Hans-Olaf Henkel, Dawid Bohdan Jackiewicz, Kaja Kallas, Barbara Kappel, Seán Kelly, Jeppe Kofod, Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Janusz Lewandowski, Paloma López Bermejo, Ernest Maragall, Edouard Martin, Angelika Mlinar, Csaba Molnár, Nadine Morano, Dan Nica, Aldo Patriciello, Morten Helveg Petersen, Miroslav Poche, Miloslav Ransdorf, Michel Reimon, Herbert Reul, Paul Rübig, Algirdas Saudargas, Jean-Luc Schaffhauser, Neoklis Sylikiotis, Antonio Tajani, Dario Tamburrano, Patrizia Toia, Evžen Tošenovský, Claude Turmes, Miguel Urbán Crespo, Vladimir Urutchev, Adina-Ioana Vălean, Kathleen Van Brempt, Henna Virkkunen, Martina Werner, Hermann Winkler, Anna Záborská, Flavio Zanonato

Substitutes present for the final vote

José Blanco López, Simona Bonafè, Lefteris Christoforou, Eugen Freund, Michèle Rivasi, Maria Spyraki, Marco Zullo

Substitutes under Rule 200(2) present for the final vote

Daniela Aiuto, Enrique Calvet Chambon, Stanisław Ożóg, Helga Stevens

14.4.2015

OPINION of the Committee on Transport and Tourism

for the Committee on Budgets

on the Draft Amending Budget No 1 to the General Budget 2015

(2015/2011(BUD))

Rapporteurs: Inés Ayala Sender and Dominique Riquet

SUGGESTIONS

The Committee on Transport and Tourism calls on the Committee on Budgets, as the committee responsible, to incorporate the following suggestions into its motion for a resolution:

1.   Welcomes the Commission proposal for a Regulation establishing the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) as an additional tool to boost investments in Europe; takes note that it is necessary to create the budgetary structure for the EFSI guarantee fund;

2.   Points out that investment in transport is vital in order to strengthen the role and aim of the EU budget to stimulate growth, competitiveness and employment and to move towards the goals of the "Europe 2020 strategy"; recalls in this regard that the Horizon 2020 and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programmes are key programmes under the Heading 1a "Competitiveness for growth and jobs";

3.  Takes note that the Commission proposed, in amending budget No 1/2015, to reduce commitment appropriations for three budgetary lines related to CEF transport projects by 45% from EUR 1 558 525 000 to EUR 858 525 000; takes note that it is proposed to reduce commitment appropriations for CEF energy projects by EUR 90 000 000 and by EUR 70 000 000 for Horizon 2020 projects;

4.  Recalls that the budgetary authority, on the basis of the Commission’s proposal, adopted the EU general budget for 2015 in December 2014; draws attention to the fact that in January 2015 the Commission proposed cut of 45% in the three CEF budgetary lines related to transport projects arguing that this cut will not undermine CEF activities planned for 2015;

5.  Recalls that the CEF and Horizon 2020 programmes entered into force on 1 January 2014 on the basis of a broad agreement between EU institutions and stakeholders and allows the use of innovative financial instruments to create leverage effects when feasible; points out the fact that turning grants into innovative financial instruments changes de facto the nature of the intervention since the beneficiaries will not be the same;

6.  Takes view that the EFSI guarantee fund should be financed in priority by unallocated resources within the EU budget and that it is up to the budgetary authority to make appropriate adjustments during the annual budgetary procedures to finance the guarantee fund; calls on the Commission to make appropriate proposals in this regard.

Amending budget No 1 to the general budget 2015

AMENDMENT 1

TABLED BY: Rapporteurs                                                                                                                                        

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 06 Mobility and transport

Line n°: 06 02 01 01

Line Title: Removing bottlenecks, enhancing rail interoperability, bridging missing links and improving cross-border sections

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amounts

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropr

1 246 820 000

463 983 806

-560 300 000

 

560 300 000

 

1 246 820 000

463 983 806

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 2

TABLED BY: Rapporteurs                                                                                                                                        

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 06 Mobility and transport

Line n°: 06 02 01 02

Line Title: Ensuring sustainable and efficient transport systems

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amounts

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

77 926 250

32 970 282

-34 900 000

 

34 900 000

 

77 926 250

32 970 282

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 3

TABLED BY: Rapporteurs                                                                                                                                        

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 06 Mobility and transport

Line n°: 06 02 01 03

Line Title: Optimising the integration and interconnection of transport modes and enhancing interoperability

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amounts

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriat

233 778 750

89 137 637

-104 800 000

 

104 800 000

 

233 778 750

89 137 637

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 4

TABLED BY: Rapporteurs                                                                                                                                        

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 02 04 02 01

Line Title: Leadership in space

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

176 847 152

113 594 175

-11 000 000

 

11 000 000

 

176 847 152

113 594 175

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 5

TABLED BY: Rapporteurs                                                                                                                                        

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 02 04 02 03

Line Title: Increasing innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

35 905 989

17 650 787

-1 800 000

 

1 800 000

 

35 905 989

17 650 787

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 6

TABLED BY: Rapporteurs                                                                                                                                        

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 02 04 03 01

Line Title: Achieving a resource-efficient and climate change resilient economy and a sustainable supply of raw materials

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

77 604 264

30 583 047

-3 700 000

 

3 700 000

 

77 604 264

30 583 047

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 7

TABLED BY: Rapporteurs                                                                                                                                        

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 02 04 03 02

Line Title: Fostering secure European societies

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

153 235 857

51 650 398

-7 500 000

 

7 500 000

 

153 235 857

51 650 398

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 8

TABLED BY: Rapporteurs                                                                                                                                        

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 10 02 01

Line Title: Horizon 2020 — Customer-driven scientific and technical support to Union policies

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

35 127 845

27 961 643

-11 000 000

 

11 000 000

 

35 127 845

27 961 643

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 9

TABLED BY: Rapporteurs                                                                                                                                        

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 15 03 05

Line Title: European Institute of Innovation and Technology — Integrating the knowledge triangle of research, innovation and education

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

278 782 375

227 988 790

-25 000 000

 

25 000 000

 

278 782 375

227 988 790

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 10

TABLED BY: Rapporteurs                                                                                                                                        

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 32 02 01 01

Line Title: Further integration of the internal energy market and the interoperability of electricity and gas networks across borders

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

145 554 000

14 631 591

-30 000 000

 

30 000 000

 

145 554 000

14 631 591

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 11

TABLED BY: Rapporteurs                                                                                                                                        

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 32 02 01 02

Line Title: Enhancing Union security of energy supply

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

145 554 000

14 631 591

-30 000 000

 

30 000 000

 

145 554 000

14 631 591

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 12

TABLED BY: Rapporteurs                                                                                                                                        

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 32 02 01 03

Line Title: Contributing to sustainable development and protection of the environment through infrastructure

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

145 554 000

14 631 591

-30 000 000

 

30 000 000

 

145 554 000

14 631 591

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

AMENDMENT 13

TABLED BY: Rapporteurs                                                                                                                                        

SECTION: III: Commission

Heading: 1a - Competitiveness for growth and employment

Line n°: 32 04 03 01

Line Title: Making the transition to a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy system

 

Budget 2015

Draft Amending Budget No. 1/2015

Amendment

New amount

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Commit.

Paym.

Appropriations

337 988 791

133 691 606

-10 000 000

 

10 000 000

 

337 988 791

133 691 606

Reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- JUSTIFICATION -

Restore the budget

RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

Date adopted

14.4.2015

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

41

3

0

Members present for the final vote

Daniela Aiuto, Lucy Anderson, Inés Ayala Sender, Georges Bach, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Deirdre Clune, Michael Cramer, Luis de Grandes Pascual, Andor Deli, Karima Delli, Isabella De Monte, Ismail Ertug, Jacqueline Foster, Bruno Gollnisch, Dieter-Lebrecht Koch, Stelios Kouloglou, Merja Kyllönen, Miltiadis Kyrkos, Bogusław Liberadzki, Peter Lundgren, Georg Mayer, Gesine Meissner, Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, Renaud Muselier, Jens Nilsson, Markus Pieper, Salvatore Domenico Pogliese, Tomasz Piotr Poręba, Christine Revault D’Allonnes Bonnefoy, Dominique Riquet, Massimiliano Salini, David-Maria Sassoli, Claudia Schmidt, Claudia Tapardel, Keith Taylor, Pavel Telička, István Ujhelyi, Wim van de Camp, Kosma Złotowski

Substitutes present for the final vote

Rosa D’Amato, Markus Ferber, Olga Sehnalová, Patricija Šulin

Substitutes under Rule 200(2) present for the final vote

Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska

27.3.2015

OPINION of the Committee on Regional Development

for the Committee on Budgets

on Draft Amending Budget No 1/2015: European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)

(2015/2011(BUD))

Rapporteur: Lambert van Nistelrooij

SUGGESTIONS

The Committee on Regional Development calls on the Committee on Budgets, as the committee responsible, to incorporate the following suggestions into its motion for a resolution:

1. Takes note of the Commission's proposal on the DAB No 1/2015, which proposes the provisioning of a guarantee fund and possible calls on the EU guarantee, as well as the budgeting of appropriations for the provision of advisory support, in line with the legislative proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI); strongly believes, however, that other sources (in commitment appropriations) to the ones proposed in the Commission proposal to DAB No 1/2015 for the funding of the EU guarantee should be found; strongly opposes redeploying commitment appropriations from Horizon 2020 and the Connecting Europe Facility in Union budget 2015; recalls that the adoption of DAB No 1/2015 does not have to be concomitant to the adoption of the EFSI Regulation;

2.  Reiterates the role of the Union budget in creating added value by pooling resources and contributing to the multiplying effect of Union spending; supports the mobilisation of additional sources of private and public finance to fund investment on goals of a European dimension, in particular by addressing cross-border challenges in areas such as energy, environment and transport infrastructure;

3.  Underlines, in this regard, the importance of the use of financial instruments to address real needs and to attract additional financing, in particular from private sources;

4.  Emphasises, however, the need to ensure transparency, accountability and scrutiny for financial instruments or any other mechanisms that involve the Union budget, and in particular the EFSI; recalls the need for thorough and regular assessment of the functioning of such instruments and their contribution to new jobs and the achievement of the Union strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth;

5.  Insists, moreover, on the importance of avoiding duplication or overlapping of spending; calls, therefore, for a high degree of synergies and coordination between all sources of funding, which are aimed at boosting new jobs, growth and economic development; considers that the provision of advisory services in the context of the EFSI should not jeopardise the specificity of the support provided by existing structures, in particular in the framework of cohesion policy;

6.  Emphasises the need for the Parliament to assert its authority as a fully-fledged arm of the budgetary authority and co-legislator, in ensuring transparency and accountability, on the one hand, and coordination and synergies, on the other, in the framework of the proposed EFSI;

7.  Underlines that synergies between EFSI, ESI Funds, research and innovation and transport spending should be developed, ensuring in all cases a high quality of programmes and projects.

RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

Date adopted

26.3.2015

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

30

5

4

Members present for the final vote

Pascal Arimont, José Blanco López, Franc Bogovič, Victor Boștinaru, Mercedes Bresso, Andrea Cozzolino, Rosa D’Amato, Michela Giuffrida, Anna Hedh, Krzysztof Hetman, Ivan Jakovčić, Constanze Krehl, Andrew Lewer, Louis-Joseph Manscour, Martina Michels, Iskra Mihaylova, Andrey Novakov, Younous Omarjee, Stanislav Polčák, Fernando Ruas, Monika Smolková, Ruža Tomašić, Monika Vana, Matthijs van Miltenburg, Lambert van Nistelrooij, Derek Vaughan

Substitutes present for the final vote

Isabella Adinolfi, Martina Anderson, Enrique Calvet Chambon, Salvatore Cicu, Andor Deli, Elena Gentile, Ivana Maletić, James Nicholson, Jan Olbrycht, Bronis Ropė, Julie Ward, Milan Zver

Substitutes under Rule 200(2) present for the final vote

Daniela Aiuto

RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

Date adopted

23.6.2015

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

27

5

5

Members present for the final vote

Nedzhmi Ali, Jonathan Arnott, Jean Arthuis, Richard Ashworth, Reimer Böge, Lefteris Christoforou, Jean-Paul Denanot, Gérard Deprez, José Manuel Fernandes, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Jens Geier, Ingeborg Gräßle, Iris Hoffmann, Monika Hohlmeier, Bernd Kölmel, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Vladimír Maňka, Ernest Maragall, Sophie Montel, Siegfried Mureşan, Liadh Ní Riada, Jan Olbrycht, Younous Omarjee, Paul Rübig, Patricija Šulin, Eleftherios Synadinos, Paul Tang, Isabelle Thomas, Monika Vana, Daniele Viotti

Substitutes present for the final vote

Janusz Lewandowski, Ivan Štefanec, Nils Torvalds, Derek Vaughan, Tomáš Zdechovský

Substitutes under Rule 200(2) present for the final vote

Tiziana Beghin, Marco Zullo

(1)

OJ L 298, 26.10.2012, p. 1.

(2)

OJ L 69, 13.3.2015, p. 1.

(3)

OJ L …

(4)

OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884.

(5)

OJ L 103, 22.4.2015, p. 1.

(6)

OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1

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