REPORT on the proposal for the appointment of the Managing Director of the European Fund for Strategic Investments

    11.10.2018 - (N8-0100/2018 - C8‑0423/2018 – 2018/0903(NLE))

    Committee on Budgets
    Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
    Rapporteurs: Jean Arthuis, Roberto Gualtieri
    (Joint committee meetings - Rule 55 of the Rules of Procedure)

    Procedure : 2018/0903(NLE)
    Document stages in plenary
    Document selected :  
    A8-0314/2018
    Texts tabled :
    A8-0314/2018
    Debates :
    Texts adopted :

    PROPOSAL FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT DECISION

    on the proposal for the appointment of the Managing Director of the European Fund for Strategic Investments

    (N8-0100/2018 - C8‑0423/2018 – 2018/0903(NLE))

    (Consent)

    The European Parliament,

    –  having regard to the proposal of the Steering Board of the European Fund for Strategic Investments of 19 July 2018 for the re-appointment of its Managing Director (C8‑0423/2018),

    –  having regard to Article 7(6) of Regulation (EU) 2015/1017 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 June 2015 on the European Fund for Strategic Investments, the European Investment Advisory Hub and the European Investment Project Portal and amending Regulations (EU) No 1291/2013 and (EU) No 1316/2013 — the European Fund for Strategic Investments[1],

    –  having regard to Rule 122a of its Rules of Procedure,

    –  having regard to the joint deliberations of the Committee on Budgets and the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs under Rule 55 of the Rules of Procedure,

    –  having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets and the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (A8-0314/2018),

    A.  whereas Article 7(6) of Regulation (EU) 2015/1017 provides that the Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director of the EFSI are to be appointed by the EIB for a fixed term of three years, renewable once, after approval by the European Parliament following an open and transparent selection process in line with EIB procedures, during which the European Parliament shall be kept duly informed in a timely manner at all stages;

    B.  whereas, on 19 July 2018, the Steering Board of the EFSI adopted a proposal for the re-appointment of the Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director of the EFSI and transmitted this proposal to the European Parliament;

    C.  whereas, on 25 September 2018, the Committee on Budgets and the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs held a hearing with Wilhelm Molterer, the proposed candidate for the function of Managing Director of the EFSI, at which he made an opening statement and then responded to questions from the members of the Committees;

    1.  Gives its consent to the appointment of Wilhelm Molterer as the Managing Director of the European Fund for Strategic Investments;

    2.  Instructs its President to forward this decision to the Council, the Commission, the European Investment Bank and the governments of the Member States.

    • [1]  OJ L 169, 1.7.2015, p. 1.

    ANNEX 1: CURRICULUM VITAE OF Wilhelm Molterer

    Wilhelm Molterer has been Managing Director of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) since 1 November 2015.

    He holds a Master’s degree in Social Economics from Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. After his University studies, he became an Economic Adviser at the Austrian Farmers’ Association and an Adviser to the Regional Minister of Agriculture in Upper Austria. He subsequently became an Economic Adviser to the Federal Minister of Agriculture. He then continued his career as Head of Cabinet of the Federal Minister of Agriculture and became Secretary-General of the Austrian Farmers Association.

    From 1990 to 1994, Wilhelm Molterer was a Member of the Austrian Federal Parliament and a Spokesperson for Agriculture and later became Secretary-General of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP). From 1994 to 2002, he was the Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management in Austria. From 2007 to 2008 he was Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance, while in the period from 2008 to 2011 he acted as the Parliament’s spokesperson for constitutional matters. From July 2011 until August 2015 he was Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and a member of its Management Committee, a permanent collegiate executive body.

    PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

    Title

    Appointment of the Managing Director of the EFSI

    References

    2018/0903(NLE)

    Date of consultation / request for consent

    25.9.2018

     

     

     

    Committees responsible

           Date announced in plenary

    BUDG

    4.10.2018

    ECON

    4.10.2018

     

     

    Rapporteurs

           Date appointed

    Jean Arthuis

    25.9.2018

    Roberto Gualtieri

    25.9.2018

     

     

    Date adopted

    9.10.2018

     

     

     

    Result of final vote

    +:

    –:

    0:

    45

    2

    6

    Members present for the final vote

    Nedzhmi Ali, Jean Arthuis, Richard Ashworth, Pervenche Berès, Reimer Böge, Lefteris Christoforou, Gérard Deprez, Manuel dos Santos, Markus Ferber, José Manuel Fernandes, Jonás Fernández, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Stefan Gehrold, Sven Giegold, Ingeborg Gräßle, Roberto Gualtieri, Brian Hayes, Monika Hohlmeier, John Howarth, Bernd Kölmel, Georgios Kyrtsos, Philippe Lamberts, Werner Langen, Sander Loones, Bernd Lucke, Olle Ludvigsson, Ivana Maletić, Marisa Matias, Gabriel Mato, Alex Mayer, Bernard Monot, Jan Olbrycht, Stanisław Ożóg, Paul Rübig, Pirkko Ruohonen-Lerner, Anne Sander, Petri Sarvamaa, Martin Schirdewan, Molly Scott Cato, Peter Simon, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Ernest Urtasun, Marco Valli, Tom Vandenkendelaere, Miguel Viegas, Tiemo Wölken

    Substitutes present for the final vote

    Mady Delvaux, Ashley Fox, Ramón Jáuregui Atondo, Jan Keller, Thomas Mann, Nils Torvalds, Lieve Wierinck

    Date tabled

    11.10.2018

    Last updated: 15 October 2018
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