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A8-0025/2017

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PV 02/03/2017 - 6.3

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P8_TA(2017)0058

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PE 589.494v02-00 A8-0025/2017

on the draft Council decision on the conclusion on behalf of the European Union of the Agreement between the European Union and the Principality of Liechtenstein on supplementary rules in relation to the instrument for financial support for external borders and visa, as part of the Internal Security Fund for the period 2014 to 2020

(12852/2016 – C8‑0515/2016 – 2016/0247(NLE))

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Rapporteur: Josef Weidenholzer

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 SHORT JUSTIFICATION
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 RESULT OF ROLL CALL VOTES

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the draft Council decision on the conclusion on behalf of the European Union of the Agreement between the European Union and the Principality of Liechtenstein on supplementary rules in relation to the instrument for financial support for external borders and visa, as part of the Internal Security Fund for the period 2014 to 2020

(12852/2016 – C8‑0515/2016 – 2016/0247(NLE))

(Consent)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the draft Council decision (12852/2016),

–  having regard to the draft Agreement between the European Union and the Principality of Liechtenstein on supplementary rules in relation to the instrument for financial support for external borders and visa, as part of the Internal Security Fund for the period 2014 to 2020 (12881/2016),

–  having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Article 77(2), point (a) and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a)(v), of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C8‑0515/2016),

–  having regard to Rule 99(1), first and third subparagraphs, Rule 99(2), and Rule 108(7) of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the recommendation of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (A8-0025/2017),

1.  Gives its consent to conclusion of the agreement;

2.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States and of the Principality of Liechtenstein.


SHORT JUSTIFICATION

In 2014, the European Parliament and the Council adopted, as part of the Internal Security Fund, the instrument for financial support for external borders and visa (ISF Borders and Visa) for the period 2014 to 2020 (Regulation (EU) 515/2014).

The main aim of the ISF Borders and Visa is to ensure a high level of security in the Union while facilitating legitimate travel, through a uniform and high level of control of the external border and the effective processing of Schengen visas. The funding of around EUR 2.8 billion up to 2020 is - mostly via national programmes - to be used for inter alia building infrastructure needed at border crossing points and for border surveillance, funding the IT systems required by the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR), as well as for actions to facilitate efficient management of migration flows, processing of visa applications and consular co-operation.

Article 5(7) of Regulation (EU) 515/2014 stipulates that the countries associated with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen acquis participate in the instrument in accordance with its provisions and that arrangements are to be concluded on their financial contributions and the supplementary rules necessary for such participation. This proposal, the draft Agreement with Liechtenstein, is to establish exactly those arrangements, to enable the Commission to assume responsibility for the implementation of the budget of the instrument in this associated country and to determine Liechtenstein’s contribution to the Union budget in respect of this instrument (around 200.000 EUR per year).

Your rapporteur supports this proposal. The ISF Borders and Visa establishes a solidarity mechanism, binding the participating states by the same European rules on the control of external borders in each other's interests and on each other's behalf. In your rapporteur’s view the proposal will serve to accomplish a key objective of the Schengen acquis, namely to share responsibility for an efficient, high and uniform level of control at the external borders, in compliance with the Union’s commitment to fundamental freedoms and human rights.


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Agreement between the EU and the Principality of Liechtenstein on supplementary rules in relation to the instrument for financial support for external borders and visa, as part of the Internal Security Fund for the period 2014 to 2020

References

12852/2016 – C8-0515/2016 – COM(2016)05042016/0247(NLE)

Date of consultation / request for consent

9.12.2016

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

LIBE

15.12.2016

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

       Date announced in plenary

AFET

15.12.2016

DEVE

15.12.2016

BUDG

15.12.2016

EMPL

15.12.2016

Not delivering opinions

       Date of decision

AFET

13.12.2016

DEVE

31.1.2017

BUDG

31.8.2016

EMPL

1.9.2016

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Josef Weidenholzer

13.9.2016

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

12.1.2017

31.1.2017

 

 

Date adopted

31.1.2017

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

42

2

5

Members present for the final vote

Heinz K. Becker, Malin Björk, Caterina Chinnici, Daniel Dalton, Frank Engel, Cornelia Ernst, Raymond Finch, Monika Flašíková Beňová, Mariya Gabriel, Kinga Gál, Ana Gomes, Sylvie Guillaume, Jussi Halla-aho, Filiz Hyusmenova, Sophia in ‘t Veld, Eva Joly, Dietmar Köster, Barbara Kudrycka, Cécile Kashetu Kyenge, Marju Lauristin, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Monica Macovei, Roberta Metsola, Claude Moraes, Alessandra Mussolini, Péter Niedermüller, Soraya Post, Birgit Sippel, Csaba Sógor, Helga Stevens, Traian Ungureanu, Bodil Valero, Marie-Christine Vergiat, Udo Voigt, Josef Weidenholzer, Cecilia Wikström, Kristina Winberg, Tomáš Zdechovský

Substitutes present for the final vote

Kostas Chrysogonos, Carlos Coelho, Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann, Jean Lambert, Jeroen Lenaers, Artis Pabriks, Morten Helveg Petersen, Salvatore Domenico Pogliese, Josep-Maria Terricabras, Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein

Date tabled

3.2.2017


RESULT OF ROLL CALL VOTES

42

+

ALDE

Filiz Hyusmenova, Morten Helveg Petersen, Cecilia Wikström, Sophia in 't Veld

ECR

Daniel Dalton, Jussi Halla-aho, Monica Macovei, Helga Stevens

PPE

Heinz K. Becker, Carlos Coelho, Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, Frank Engel, Mariya Gabriel, Kinga Gál, Barbara Kudrycka, Jeroen Lenaers, Roberta Metsola, Alessandra Mussolini, Artis Pabriks, Salvatore Domenico Pogliese, Csaba Sógor, Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein, Traian Ungureanu, Tomáš Zdechovský

S&D

Caterina Chinnici, Monika Flašíková Beňová, Ana Gomes, Sylvie Guillaume, Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann, Cécile Kashetu Kyenge, Dietmar Köster, Marju Lauristin, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Claude Moraes, Péter Niedermüller, Soraya Post, Birgit Sippel, Josef Weidenholzer

Verts/ALE

Eva Joly, Jean Lambert, Josep-Maria Terricabras, Bodil Valero

2

-

EFDD

Raymond Finch

NI

Udo Voigt

5

0

EFDD

Kristina Winberg

GUE/NGL

Malin Björk, Kostas Chrysogonos, Cornelia Ernst, Marie-Christine Vergiat

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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