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P8_TA(2019)0326

REPORT     
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25.3.2019
PE 636.229v02-00 A8-0182/2019

on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2020

(2019/2003(BUD))

Committee on Budgets

Rapporteur: Vladimír Maňka

ERRATA/ADDENDA
MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION
 ANNEX: DRAFT ESTIMATES
 INFORMATION ON ADOPTION IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION

on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2020

(2019/2003(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) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, amending Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU) No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU, and repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 (1),

–  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) (IIA of 2 December 2013),

–  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 its resolution of 26 October 2017 on combatting sexual harassment and abuse in the EU(5),

–  having regard to its resolution of 19 April 2018 on Parliament's estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2019(6),

–  having regard to its resolution of 11 September 2018 on measures to prevent and combat mobbing and sexual harassment at the workplace, in public spaces, and in political life in the EU(7),

–  having regard to its resolution of 24 October 2018 on the Council position on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019(8),

–  having regard to its resolution of 12 December 2018 on the Council position on the second draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019(9),

–  having regard to its resolution of 15 January 2019 on gender mainstreaming in the European Parliament(10),

–  having regard to the Secretary-General's report to the Bureau on drawing up Parliament's preliminary draft estimates for the financial year 2020,

–  having regard to the preliminary draft estimates drawn up by the Bureau on 25 March 2019 pursuant to Rules 25(7) and 96(1) of Parliament's Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the draft estimates drawn up by the Committee on Budgets pursuant to Rule 96(2) of Parliament's Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to Rule 96 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets (A8-0182/2019),

A.  whereas this procedure is the fifth full budgetary procedure conducted in the new legislature and the seventh year of the 2014-2020 multiannual financial framework;

B.  whereas the 2020 budget, as proposed in the Secretary-General’s report, is being prepared against the backdrop of a yearly increase (inflation and real increase) in the ceiling for heading V, allowing more room for growth and investment as well as continuing to implement policies of achieving savings and seeking to improve efficiency;

C.  whereas among the priority objectives that have been proposed by the Secretary-General for the 2020 budget there are: providing the necessary resources for the first full year after the election of a new Parliament and Commission and providing the resources for priority projects on engaging with citizens, multiannual building projects, security and IT developments;

D.  whereas a budget of EUR 2 068 530 000 has been proposed by the Secretary-General for Parliament's preliminary draft estimates for 2020, representing an overall increase of 3,58 % on the 2019 budget and a share of 18,38 % of heading V of the 2014-2020 MFF;

E.  whereas almost two thirds of the budget is index-bound expenditure, which relates mainly to remunerations, pensions, medical expenses and allowances for serving and retired Members (21 %) and staff (35 %), as well as to buildings (13 %), and which is adjusted according to the Staff Regulations and Statute for Members, to sector-specific indexation, or to the inflation rate;

F.  whereas Parliament already stressed in its resolution of 29 April 2015 on Parliament's estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2016(11) that the Parliament’s 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 lump sums are a useful and widely recognised tool to add flexibility and transparency;

G.  whereas the budget of the European Parliament should guarantee its full legislative competence and allow its proper functioning;

H.  whereas the credibility of Parliament as one arm of the budgetary authority depends to an extent on its ability to manage its own spending and on its ability to develop democracy at the Union level;

I.  whereas 2020 will be the first full year after the elections and there will therefore be a return to the normal pace of core political and support activities;

J.  whereas the voluntary pension fund was established in 1990 by the Bureau's Rules governing the additional (voluntary) pension scheme(12);

K.  whereas the Court of Auditors issued an opinion No 5/99 on 16 June 1999 entitled “Pension Fund and Scheme for Members of the European Parliament”;

General framework

1.  Stresses that the share of Parliament’s budget in 2020 should be maintained under 20 % of the heading V ceiling; notes that the level of estimates for 2020 corresponds to 18,22 %, which is lower than that achieved in 2019 (18,51 %) and the lowest part of heading V in more than 15 years;

2.  Emphasises that the largest part of the Parliament's budget is fixed by statutory or contractual obligations and is subject to annual indexation;

3.  Endorses the agreement reached in the Conciliations between the Bureau and the Committee on Budgets on 19 March 2019 to set the increase over the budget 2019 at 2,68%, corresponding to the overall level of its estimates for 2020 to EUR 2.050.430.000, to decrease the level of expenditure of the preliminary draft estimates approved by the Bureau on 11 March 2019 by EUR 18,1 million and to reduce accordingly the appropriations proposed on the following budget lines:

1004 - Ordinary travel expenses; 1200 - Remuneration and allowances ; 1402 Other staff - Drivers in the Secretariat; 2007 - Construction of buildings and fitting-out of premises; 2022 - Building maintenance, upkeep, operation and cleaning; 2024 – Energy consumption; 2101 - Computing and telecommunications - business-as-usual operations - infrastructure; 212 - Furniture; 214 - Technical equipment and installations; 300 - Expenses for staff missions and duty travel between the three places of work; 302 - Reception and representation expenses; 3040 - Miscellaneous expenditure on internal meetings; 3042 - Meetings, congresses, conferences and delegations; 422 - Expenditure relating to parliamentary assistance.

Provides item 1650 - Medical service with EUR 140.000, item 320 - Acquisition of expertise with EUR 160.000 and item 3211 – Science media hub with EUR 400.000 of appropriations; welcomes that those changes have been adopted by the Bureau on 25 March 2019;

4.  Recommends the services of the Parliament to put in place the modification of the remarks on the item 1650 - “Medical service”, since the additional appropriation +140.000 EUR is intended to cover expenses related to mediator and psychologist for prevention and fight against psychological and sexual harassment, and on the item 320 - “Acquisition of expertise”, since the additional appropriation +160.000 EUR is intended to cover expenses related to expertise and experts in the field of prevention, investigation, and fight against psychological and sexual harassment;

5.  Notes that the situation regarding the withdrawal of the United Kingdom is based on an orderly withdrawal with a deal, based on the endorsement of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, and the approval of the political declaration by the European Council of 25 November 2018, according to which the UK would contribute to the Union budget until 2020; notes that most of the savings resulting from the withdrawal have already been incorporated into the 2019 budget and that for 2020 there would be only a slight decrease in certain expenditure due to having 46 less Members;

6.  Notes that, in the event that the United Kingdom does not withdraw from the Union or withdraws without a deal, the proposed appropriations can be adjusted throughout the budgetary procedure, by the Bureau, the Committee on Budgets or the Plenary;

7.  Underlines that Parliament’s key functions are to co-legislate with Council and to decide on the Union budget, represent citizens and scrutinise the work of other Union institutions;

8.  Highlights Parliament's role in building European political awareness and promoting Union values;

9.  Stresses that savings as compared to the proposal of the Secretary-General are required to bring closer the rise of this proposal to the expected general inflation rate for 2020 and that all efforts to strive for a more efficient and transparent use of public money are strongly encouraged;

Transparency and accuracy

10.  Takes note of increased transparency in the preparation of the Secretary-General’s report, such as the provision of additional information on medium- and long-term planning, investments, statutory obligations, administrative expenditure and methodology, as requested by the budgetary authority;

11.  Demands Parliament’s 2020 budget to be realistic and accurate regarding the matching of needs and their costs, to avoid over-budgeting insofar as possible;

12.  Emphasises that maximum care should be taken to ensure that the overall budgetary and staffing resources at Parliament's disposal are used in the most cost-efficient way possible to enable the institution and its Members to fulfil their ultimate mission on legislation successfully; reiterates that this implies careful planning and organisation of its working methods and, whenever possible, the pooling of functions and structures to avoid unnecessary bureaucracy, functional overlaps and duplication of effort and resources;

Engaging with citizens

13.  Welcomes the inauguration of the Europa Experience centres, i.e. exhibition spaces, reproducing the successful concept of the Brussels Parlamentarium on a smaller scale; observes that for 2020 the installation of five new Europa Experience centres is planned in Liaison Offices;

14.  Notes that the amount budgeted for the installation of five new Europa Experience centres in Liaison Offices covers the exhibition infrastructure itself, managed by DG COMM, but not the exhibition areas; asks for further details on an order of magnitude of the entire expected costs before Parliament's reading of the budget in autumn 2019;

15.  Notes the creation of a series of mobile installations, which would tour Member States to bring the Union closer to citizens;

Building and Transport policy

16.  Reiterates its call for a transparent decision-making process in the field of buildings policy based on early information, having due regard to Article 266 of the Financial Regulation;

17.  Disagrees with the on-going practice of the year-end ‘mopping up transfer’ to contribute to current building projects; highlights that this ‘mopping up transfer’ takes place systematically on the same chapters, titles and, often, exactly on the same budgetary lines and wonders whether there is a programmed over-evaluation of these, in order to generate funds for the financing of the EP building policy; considers that the building policy should be financed in a transparent manner from the budgetary lines dedicated to it;

18.  Recommends that the annual budget planning for all buildings shall earmark an allocation for maintenance and renovation costs corresponding to 3% of the total new building costs, as part of a regular and anticipatory building policy; underlines the need for a building strategy that ensures cost-effectiveness and highlights potential benefits resulting from the proximity of buildings such as synergies through the sharing of back office functions, office space and room allocations;

19.  Observes that the reception and the occupation of the entire Konrad Adenauer East wing of the new building is foreseen for 2020 and notes that works will commence on the new West wing directly thereafter; notes that expenditure is to be foreseen for the project management in the final stages of the construction, such as significant removal operations, the first furnishing and the security surveillance of the construction site;

20.  Takes note that the rent and maintenance of all existing Luxembourg buildings are still budgeted for the entire year, considering that the removal from existing buildings can only be made gradually; asks the Secretary General to provide the details concerning the gradual removal and explain why no savings are possible already in 2020;

21.  Asks for further details on preparatory technical works including the relocation of functionalities, such as for those situated in the PHS building, to other buildings; requests to provide the Committee on Budgets with detailed estimations and cost breakdown in this regard before the Parliament’s reading of the budget in autumn 2019;

22.  Questions the very high costs of certain proposed developments, namely: the installation of the Atrium building visitors' seminar rooms (EUR 8,720 million), the multifunctional space in the Esplanade area (EUR 2,610 million), the creation of a self-service canteen in the SDM building in Strasbourg (EUR 1,9 million); calls on the Secretary-General to provide the Committee on Budgets with any information relating to these decisions before the Parliament's reading of the budget in autumn 2019;

23.  Considers that further savings should be achieved as regards the expenditure on furniture for the offices of Members and their assistants, given the complete refurbishment of those offices at the start of the mandate in 2019;

24.  Is concerned by the intentions of the Parliament to expand its activity and diplomatic presence in Indonesia (Jakarta), Ethiopia(Addis Ababa) and the United States (New York); regrets that despite the absence of a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis and further elaboration on the underlying arguments for the choice of these specific locations, the Bureau agreed with the proposal, as well as with the appointment of the current head of the Parliament’s office in Washington D.C. as the new head of office in Jakarta; urges, therefore, the Secretary-General to identify the affected budget lines and to clarify this non-transparent state of affairs through the explanation of the decision-making process regarding these different locations and the appointment of the new head of office in Jakarta; considers, meanwhile, that this decision must be suspended;

25.  Considers that potential savings to the Parliament’s budget can be achieved with a single seat; recalls the 2014 ECA analysis which estimated the costs of the geographic dispersion of Parliament to be EUR 114 million per year; recalls furthermore that due to this Parliament's geographic dispersion, 78 % of all missions by Parliament statutory staff arise and the environmental impact is between 11 000 and 19 000 tonnes of CO2 emissions; calls therefore for a roadmap to a single seat;

Security

26.  Notes that the 2020 budget will include final instalments of substantial investments started back in 2016 with a view to significantly improve Parliament's security; points out that those projects covered various domains, mainly relating to buildings, equipment and staff, but also improvements in the field of cyber-security and communication security;

27.  Underlines that the iPACS project will provide Parliament with modern and integrated security technology in order to remove remaining weaknesses in buildings' security, and in 2020 will be in the fifth and final year of implementation; invites the Secretary-General to summarise in detail all expenses linked to the buildings security from 2016;

28.  Considers that IT tools are important instruments for Members and staff to carry out their work, but may be vulnerable to cyber-attacks; welcomes, therefore, the upgrading in the last two years of the team for cyber-security activities and in particular the fact that, having reached the cruising speed stage and continuing the implementation of its Cyber-security Action Plan, the relevant budget will only increase to cover inflation;

29.  Welcomes the efforts to improve services for Members by investing continuously into the development of IT applications, continuing the e-Parliament program, the research and development on Machine Learning with translation memories program and the multiannual project on technical management for conference rooms; asks for more information on the total amount spent in the last years on those programs; notes the long term gradual implementation of those projects in order to split the costs in different financial years;

30.  Asks the Bureau to work on a technical solution to allow MEPs to exercise their right to vote while benefitting from their maternity, paternity or sickness leave;

MEP and APA related issues

31.  Considers that the social and pension rights of Accredited Parliamentary Assistants (APAs) should be respected; in this regard, reiterates its call to find a workable solution for those APAs who, having worked for two parliamentary terms without interruption in the end of the current term, will not be entitled to access the European pension rights scheme when they reach pension age, since they will be lacking some time out of ten years' service needed as set out in the Staff Regulations, due to early elections in 2014 and the delays in the validation of the APAs new contracts because of heavy workload during the period after the elections of 2009; calls, therefore, on the Secretary-General to submit new practical and credible proposals aimed at resolving this problem definitively;

32.  Notes the revision of allowance rates for APAs incurred in respect of their duty travel between Parliament’s three places of work; recalls however its repeatedly adopted request to the Bureau to take action for the full alignment of the allowances rates incurred in respect of duty travel between Parliament's three places of work between officials, others servants and APAs as from the next legislative term;

33.  Welcomes the decision on Members´ trainees taken by the Bureau on 10 December 2018; requests that the discussion on the technical aspects of that decision be finalised in order for it to enter into force on 2 July 2019; stresses that remunerations of trainees should, at least, cover their living expenses;

34.  Expects Parliament´s translation services to live up to their core function of supporting European legislation and Members in performing their duties by providing high quality translated documents within the framework of a sustainable strategy for the future;

35.  Reiterates its concern about the additional expenditure on interpretation of the oral explanation of votes during plenary sessions; urges the Secretary-General to present a detailed cost breakdown related to the oral explanation of votes; recalls that alternatives, such as a written explanation of votes as well as various public communication facilities, are available to Members wishing to explain their voting positions or raise issues pertinent to the concerns of their electorate; in that context, considers that in order to achieve significant savings, the oral explanation of votes could be abolished;

36.  Recalls the Statute for Members which states in Articles 27 (1) and (2) that : “The voluntary pension fund set up by Parliament shall be maintained after the entry into force of this Statute for Members or former Members who have already acquired rights or future entitlements in that fund”; and that “acquired rights and future entitlements shall be maintained in full”; calls upon the General Secretary and the Bureau to fully respect the Statute for Members and to urgently establish with the pension fund a clear plan for the Parliament assuming and taking over its obligations and responsibilities for its Member’s voluntary pension scheme; Reiterates its request for an examination of the voluntary Members´ Pension Fund by the European Court of Auditors and asks to investigate the ways to ensure a sustainable financing of the Voluntary Pension Fund in accordance with the provisions of the Statute for Members while ensuring full transparency;

37.  Reiterates its appeal for transparency regarding the General Expenditure Allowance (GEA) for Members; regrets that the Bureau has failed to introduce more transparency and accountability in this regard;

Staff-related issues

38.  Believes that, in a period in which the financial and personnel resources available to the Union institutions are likely to be increasingly constrained, it is important to identify areas, including but not limited to IT services and security, interpretation and translation services or driver service, in which synergies between the back office functions could be increased using the experience of Parliament and the other Union institutions and taking fully into account the governance difficulties and the differences in terms of scale to build up fair cooperation agreements;

39.  Welcomes the existing cooperation agreements between Parliament, the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee, with a view to identifying other areas in which back office functions could be shared; invites the Secretary-General to evaluate existing cooperation among Union institutions in order to identify further potential synergies and savings;

40.  Upholds the principle of accessibility for all citizens; in line with the requests adopted by the Plenary for the creation of an international sign language interpretation for all plenary debates, calls on the Secretary General to analyse its feasibility;

41.  Recalls the recommendations of Parliament’s resolutions of 26 October 2017, 11 September 2018 and 15 January 2019 on combating sexual harassment and abuse in the Union as well as measures to prevent and combat mobbing and sexual harassment; demands support to cover the cost of the external expertise needed to widen the external audit to the “Staff advisory committee for Parliament staff” on harassment prevention; asks for appropriations to cover the full implementation of the reformatory steps for the European Parliament mentioned in the roadmap on combatting harassment, including frequent anti-harassment trainings for all staff, APAs and MEPs; furthermore is of the opinion that appropriations are needed to cover the cost of mediators and other experts competent to prevent and manage the harassment cases within the Parliament together with the network of confidential counsellors and current structures;

42.  Recommends the greater use of videoconferences and other technologies in order to protect the environment and save resources, in particular by reducing staff duty travel between the three places of work;

Other issues

43.  Considers that the procedure for the adoption of the Parliament’s estimates should be revised, taking into account the work-in-progress document elaborated by the Working Group on Parliament’s internal budgetary procedure, respecting the wish of the political groups to simplify the current procedure, make it more efficient by reducing the workload for Members and staff, as well as to increase its transparency and clarify responsibilities between the actors involved; recalls that in the current procedure, the Committee on Budgets performs the same tasks twice, during the spring phase (conciliation with the Bureau for the adoption of the Parliament’s estimates) and during the autumn phase (tabling of budgetary amendments), which leads to a higher number of meetings, production of documents and related expenses (translations, interpreters, etc.);

44.  Asks to maintain adequate funding of the European Science Media-Hub, for a cooperation with television stations, social media and further partners in order to establish training purposes for young journalists, especially in relation to new scientific and technological developments and to fact-based, peer-reviewed news;

45.  Calls upon the Secretary-General and the Bureau to instil a culture of performance-based budgeting and environmental sustainability across Parliament's administration, and a lean management approach in order to enhance efficiency, reduce paperwork and diminish bureaucracy in the institution's internal work; stresses that the experience of lean management is the continuous improvement of the work procedure thanks to simplification and to the experience of the administrative staff;

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46.  Adopts the estimates for the financial year 2020;

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

(1)

OJ L 193, 30.7.2018, 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, P8_TA(2017)0417.

(6)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2018)0182.

(7)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2018)0331.

(8)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2018)0404.

(9)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2018)0503.

(10)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2019)0010.

(11)

Texts adopted, P8_TA(2015)0172.

(12)

Texts adopted by the Bureau, PE 113.116/BUR./rev. XXVI/01-04-2009.


ANNEX: DRAFT ESTIMATES

DRAFT ESTIMATES

2020

Contribution of the European Union to the financing of the expenditure

of Parliament for the financial year 2020

Heading

Amount

 

 

Expenditure

2.050.430.000

Own resources

172.219.530

Contribution due

1.878.210.470

REVENUE

Title - Chapter - Article - Item

Heading

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

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

81.078.390

81.667.700

76.061.342

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.

17.646

4 0 4

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

11.952.408

11.657.200

11.423.556

Chapter 4 0 — Total

93.030.798

93.324.900

87.502.544

4 1

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENSION SCHEME

4 1 0

Staff contributions to the pension scheme

69.127.732

68.453.000

67.099.173

4 1 1

Transfer or purchase of pension rights by staff

10.000.000

9.200.000

7.653.892

4 1 2

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

10.000

10.000

37.595

Chapter 4 1 — Total

79.137.732

77.663.000

74.790.660

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.

0

Chapter 4 2 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

0

Title 4 — Total

172.168.530

170.987.900

162.293.204

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)

p.m.

p.m.

0

5 0 0 0

Proceeds from the sale of vehicles

p.m.

p.m.

0

5 0 0 1

Proceeds from the sale of other movable property

p.m.

p.m.

0

5 0 0 2

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

p.m.

p.m.

0

5 0 1

Proceeds from the sale of immovable property — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0

5 0 2

Proceeds from the sale of publications, printed works and films

p.m.

p.m.

0

Chapter 5 0 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

0

5 1

PROCEEDS FROM LETTING

p.m.

 

 

5 1 1

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

p.m.

p.m.

0

5 1 1 0

Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0

5 1 1 1

Reimbursement of charges connected with lettings — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0

Chapter 5 1 — Total

 

 

 

5 2

REVENUE FROM INVESTMENTS OR LOANS GRANTED, BANK AND OTHER INTEREST

5 2 0

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

50.000

50.000

0

Chapter 5 2 — Total

50.000

50.000

0

5 5

REVENUE FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SERVICES SUPPLIED AND WORK CARRIED OUT

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

p.m.

p.m.

0

5 5 1

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

p.m.

p.m.

0

Chapter 5 5 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

0

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.

0

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

5 7 2

Repayment of welfare expenditure incurred on behalf of another institution

p.m.

p.m.

0

5 7 3

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

p.m.

p.m.

0

Chapter 5 7 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

0

5 8

MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS

5 8 1

Revenue from insurance payments received — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0

Chapter 5 8 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

0

Title 5 — Total

50.000

50.000

0

6

CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH UNION AGREEMENTS AND PROGRAMMES

6 6

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS

6 6 0

Other contributions and refunds

p.m.

p.m.

0

6 6 0 0

Other contributions and refunds

p.m.

p.m.

0

Chapter 6 6 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

0

Title 6 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

0

9

MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

9 0

MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

9 0 0

Miscellaneous revenue

1.000

1.000

920.241

Chapter 9 0 — Total

1.000

1.000

920.241

Title 9 — Total

1.000

1.000

920.241

GRAND TOTAL

172.219.530

171.038.900

163.213.445

EXPENDITURE

General summary of appropriations (2020 and 2019) and outturn (2018)

Title Chapter

Heading

Appropriations 2020

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

1

PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

1 0

MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTION

218.824.000

225.554.051

208.099.582

1 2

OFFICIALS AND TEMPORARY STAFF

722.047.000

681.825.381

652.349.114

1 4

OTHER STAFF AND EXTERNAL SERVICES

169.627.000

144.622.887

154.757.192

1 6

OTHER EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

22.478.000

20.662.000

15.500.166

Title 1 — Total

1.132.976.000

1.072.664.319

1.030.706.054

2

BUILDINGS, FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENDITURE

2 0

BUILDINGS AND ASSOCIATED COSTS

228.140.000

225.411.000

240.603.149

2 1

DATA PROCESSING, EQUIPMENT AND MOVABLE PROPERTY

175.644.000

178.585.200

165.713.025

2 3

CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURE

6.834.000

8.610.500

4.971.333

Title 2 — Total

410.618.000

412.606.700

411.287.508

3

EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM GENERAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

3 0

MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

34.151.500

34.120.000

33.677.487

3 2

EXPERTISE AND INFORMATION: ACQUISITION, ARCHIVING, PRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION

131.335.500

123.823.300

138.969.216

Title 3 — Total

165.487.000

157.943.300

172.646.702

4

EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM SPECIAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

4 0

EXPENDITURE RELATING TO CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

128.000.000

133.700.000

112.329.060

4 2

EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANCE

207.433.000

208.819.943

207.068.303

4 4

MEETINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS

480.000

460.000

440.000

Title 4 — Total

335.913.000

342.979.943

319.837.363

5

THE AUTHORITY FOR EUROPEAN POLITICAL PARTIES AND EUROPEAN POLITICAL FOUNDATIONS AND COMMITTEE OF INDEPENDENT EMINENT PERSONS

5 0

EXPENDITURE OF THE AUTHORITY FOR EUROPEAN POLITICAL PARTIES AND EUROPEAN POLITICAL FOUNDATIONS AND THE COMMITTEE OF INDEPENDENT EMINENT PERSONS

285.000

280.000

p.m.

Title 5 — Total

285.000

280.000

p.m.

10

OTHER EXPENDITURE

10 0

PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATIONS

p.m.

p.m.

p.m.

10 1

CONTINGENCY RESERVE

5.151.000

10.504.000

p.m.

10 3

ENLARGEMENT RESERVE

p.m.

p.m.

p.m.

10 4

RESERVE FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION POLICY

p.m.

p.m.

p.m.

10 5

PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATION FOR BUILDINGS

p.m.

p.m.

p.m.

10 6

RESERVE FOR PRIORITY PROJECTS UNDER DEVELOPMENT

p.m.

p.m.

p.m.

10 8

EMAS RESERVE

p.m.

p.m.

p.m.

Title 10 — Total

5.151.000

10.504.000

0

GRAND TOTAL

2.050.430.000

1.996.978.262

1.934.477.627

SECTION I — EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

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 institution, officials, other servants and persons in receipt of a pension

Figures

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

81 078 390

81 667 700

68 279 422,00

Legal basis

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

Regulation (EEC, Euratom, ECSC) No 260/68 of the Council 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

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

16 522,00

Legal basis

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 and the solidarity levy on the salaries of Members of the institution, officials and other servants in active employment

Figures

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

11 952 408

11 657 200

10 180 740,00

Legal basis

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

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

69 127 732

68 453 000

59 746 972,00

Legal basis

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

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

10 000 000

9 200 000

7 319 954,00

Legal basis

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

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

10 000

10 000

33 059,00

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

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Legal basis

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

Figures

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

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

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

Figures

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

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.

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

Figures

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

 

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 0 1 — Proceeds from the sale of immovable property — Assigned revenue

Figures

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

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

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

Figures

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

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

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

1 724 805,00

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

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

47 659,00

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

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

50 000

50 000

1 111,00

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 works to for other institutions or bodies, including refunds by other institutions or bodies of mission allowances paid on their behalf — Assigned revenue

Figures

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

4 158 219,00

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 supplied or work carried out at their request — Assigned revenue

Figures

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

624 463,00

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

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

1 843 795,00

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

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

In accordance with point (d) of Article 21(2) 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

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

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

Figures

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

4 078 696,00

Chapter 5 8 — Miscellaneous payments

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

Figures

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

 

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 contributions and refunds

Figures

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

13 428 743,00

Title 9 — Miscellaneous revenue

Chapter 9 0 — Miscellaneous revenue

Article 9 0 0 — Miscellaneous revenue

Figures

2020 budget

2019 budget

Outturn 2018

1 000

1 000

648 807,00

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

77 000 000

77 793 051

77 081 622,87

Remarks

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.

Legal basis

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.

Item 1 0 0 4 — Ordinary travel expenses

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

65 400 000

60 106 000

68 000 000,00

Remarks

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.

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

Legal basis

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.

Item 1 0 0 5 — Other travel expenses

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

5 550 000

5 670 000

6 200 000,00

Remarks

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

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

Legal basis

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.

Item 1 0 0 6 — General expenditure allowance

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

39 100 000

42 900 000

39 450 911,58

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover, in accordance with 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 170 000.

Legal basis

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.

Item 1 0 0 7 — Allowances for performance of duties

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

190 000

187 000

163 631,40

Remarks

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.

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

Legal basis

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

Bureau Decision of 17 June 2009.

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

3 058 000

2 930 000

2 444 017,89

Remarks

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 200 000.

Legal basis

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 Communities.

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

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

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

892 000

876 000

654 850,51

Remarks

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.

Legal basis

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

Article 1 0 2 — Transitional allowances

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

13 250 000

20 690 000

767 601,66

Remarks

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.

Legal basis

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.

Article 1 0 3 — Pensions

Item 1 0 3 0 — Retirement pensions (PEAM)

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

11 490 000

11 410 000

10 638 138,57

Remarks

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 150 000.

Legal basis

Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 75 thereof, and Annex III to the Rules on Payment of Expenses and Allowances to Members of the European Parliament (‘PEAM rules’).

Item 1 0 3 1 — Invalidity pensions (PEAM)

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

167 000

274 000

161 725,76

Remarks

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.

Legal basis

Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 75 thereof, and Annex II to the Rules on Payment of Expenses and Allowances to Members of the European Parliament (‘PEAM rules’).

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

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

1 976 000

1 918 000

1 837 082,18

Remarks

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.

Legal basis

Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 75 thereof, and Annex I to the Rules on Payment of Expenses and Allowances to Members of the European Parliament (‘PEAM rules’).

Item 1 0 3 3 — Optional pension scheme for Members

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

1 000

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

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 500.

Legal basis

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, and Annex VII to the Rules on Payment of Expenses and Allowances to Members of the European Parliament (‘PEAM rules’).

Article 1 0 5 — Language and computer courses

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

750 000

800 000

700 000,00

Remarks

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

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

Legal basis

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

Bureau Decision of 23 October 2017 on language and computer courses for Members.

Chapter 1 2 — Officials and temporary staff

Article 1 2 0 — Remuneration and other entitlements

Item 1 2 0 0 — Remuneration and allowances

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

715 849 000

676 670 381

648 338 871,04

Remarks

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.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 450 000.

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

Item 1 2 0 2 — Paid overtime

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

150 000

110 000

60 000,00

Remarks

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

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

Legal basis

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.

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

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

3 010 000

3 060 000

2 630 000,00

Remarks

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 and 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 or her 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.

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

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

3 038 000

1 985 000

1 320 242,69

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the allowances payable:

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

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

—  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 of the Staff Regulations, who are not entitled to a weighting).

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

Legal basis

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 Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

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

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

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.

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

Legal basis

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

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).

Chapter 1 4 — Other staff and external services

Article 1 4 0 — Other staff and external persons

Item 1 4 0 0 — Other staff — Secretariat and political groups

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

63 741 000

54 054 199

51 786 300,00

Remarks

This appropriation is mainly intended to cover the following expenditure:

—  the remuneration, including allocations and allowances, of other staff, including contract 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, the bulk of which are paid in to the Union institutions’ own scheme, and the impact of salary weightings applicable to the remuneration of these staff,

—  the employment of temporary agency staff,

—  invoices issued by the PMO to cover the cost of employing staff to deal with the administrative files of members of the European Parliament’s staff (in particular matters relating to unemployment benefits and pension entitlements).

This appropriation may not cover expenditure on:

—  other staff within the Directorate-General for Security and Safety who perform duties relating to the safety of persons and property, information security and risk assessment,

—  other staff working as drivers in the Secretariat or coordinating the work of those drivers.

Part of this appropriation is to be used for the recruitment of persons with disabilities as contract staff members, in accordance with the Bureau Decision of 7 and 9 July 2008.

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

Legal basis

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (Titles IV, V and VI).

General implementing provisions governing competitions and selection procedures, recruitment and the grading of officials and other servants of the European Parliament (decision of the Secretary-General of the European Parliament of 17 October 2014).

Item 1 4 0 1 — Other staff — Security

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

31 956 000

27 634 012

26 305 850,43

Remarks

This appropriation is mainly intended to cover the following expenditure on other staff within the Directorate-General for Security and Safety who perform duties relating to the safety of persons and property, information security and risk assessment:

—  the remuneration, including allocations and allowances, of contract staff and auxiliary contract staff, and the impact of salary weightings applicable to the remuneration of these staff.

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

Legal basis

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (Title IV).

General implementing provisions governing competitions and selection procedures, recruitment and the grading of officials and other servants of the European Parliament (decision of the Secretary-General of the European Parliament of 17 October 2014).

Item 1 4 0 2 — Other staff — Drivers in the Secretariat

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

7 344 000

6 372 506

6 272 810,16

Remarks

This appropriation is mainly intended to cover the following expenditure on other staff working as drivers in the Secretariat or coordinating the work of those drivers:

—  the remuneration, including allocations and allowances, of contract staff and auxiliary contract staff, and the impact of salary weightings applicable to the remuneration of these staff.

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

Legal basis

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (Title IV).

General implementing provisions governing competitions and selection procedures, recruitment and the grading of officials and other servants of the European Parliament (decision of the Secretary-General of the European Parliament of 17 October 2014).

Item 1 4 0 4 — Traineeships, seconded national experts, exchanges of officials and study visits

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

9 337 000

9 442 000

7 932 317,52

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

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

—  travel expenses of trainees,

—  additional costs directly related to their disability,

—  sickness and accident insurance for trainees,

—  costs connected with the holding of information/training sessions for trainees,

—  payment of a grant to the Robert Schuman Scholarships Committee,

—  expenditure arising from movements between the European Parliament and the civil service in the Member States and candidate countries or international organisations specified in the rules,

—  expenditure arising from the secondment of national experts to the European Parliament, including allowances and travel expenses,

—  accident insurance for national experts on secondment,

—  allowances for study visits and study grants,

—  the organisation 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.

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

Legal basis

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 (decisions of the Secretary-General of the European Parliament of 1 February 2013 and 14 September 2018).

Item 1 4 0 5 — Expenditure on interpretation

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

49 033 000

42 120 170

50 801 533,00

Remarks

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,

—  expenses paid to the Commission for administering payments to conference interpreters.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 2 600 000.

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union.

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

Agreement on working conditions and the pecuniary regime for auxiliary conference interpreters (ACIs) (and the implementing rules therefor), as established on 28 July 1999, amended on 13 October 2004 and revised on 31 July 2008.

Item 1 4 0 6 — Observers

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the payment of expenses relating to observers, in accordance with Rule 13 of the European Parliament’s Rules of Procedure.

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

Article 1 4 2 — External translation services

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

8 216 000

5 000 000

11 658 380,87

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the translation, editing, 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 50 000.

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

163 000

163 000

111 415,93

Remarks

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,

—  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.

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

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Articles 27 to 31 and Article 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).

Item 1 6 1 2 — Learning and development

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

8 127 000

7 085 000

5 638 767,32

Remarks

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.

It is also intended to cover expenditure on other training courses for Members.

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

Legal basis

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

Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

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

Item 1 6 3 0 — Social welfare

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

760 000

749 000

517 613,32

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

—  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,

—  other institutional and interinstitutional welfare measures for officials, other servants and retired staff,

—  the financing of specific reasonable accommodation measures or expenditure on medical analyses and welfare assessments for officials and other servants with disabilities during recruitment procedures or requiring accommodation measures as a result of events during their career, and trainees with disabilities during selection procedures, in application of Article 1d of the Staff Regulations, in particular personal assistance at the workplace, including transport, or during missions.

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

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 1d, the third subparagraph of Article 9(3) and Article 76 thereof.

Item 1 6 3 1 — Mobility

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

1 490 000

1 500 000

839 725,62

Remarks

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

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

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

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

252 000

240 000

212 286,81

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 centre (cultural and sports activities, hobbies, restaurant) for use during leisure time.

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

1 820 000

1 555 000

1 068 832,50

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the operating costs of the medical services, the Medical Leave Service and the Risk Prevention and Well-Being at Work Unit at the three sites, including medical check-ups, the purchase of materials and pharmaceutical products, etc., expenditure on medical examinations, particularly in an occupational-medicine context, on pre-recruitment medical examinations, on periodic examinations and health screening in connection with security-related, safety-critical and specific-risk posts, on medical expert reports and on ergonomic measures, expenditure arising from the operation of the Invalidity Committee and in connection with adjudications and expert opinions, and expenditure on services provided by outside medical and paramedical 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 service providers or personnel on short-term stand-in assignment.

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

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 33 and Article 59 thereof and Article 8 of Annex II thereto.

Item 1 6 5 2 — Expenditure on catering

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

800 000

1 080 000

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on catering.

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

Item 1 6 5 4 — Childcare facilities

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

8 440 000

7 675 000

6 665 924,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the European Parliament’s contribution to all the organisational expenditure and expenditure on services for the internal childcare facilities and outside childcare facilities 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 3 300 000.

Item 1 6 5 5 — European Parliament contribution for accredited Type II European Schools

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

626 000

615 000

445 600,00

Remarks

Implementation of Commission Decision C(2013) 4886 of 1 August 2013 on the putting into effect of the EU contribution paid on a pro-rata basis to schools accredited by the Board of Governors of the European Schools according to the number of children of EU staff enrolled, replacing Commission Decision C(2009) 7719 of 14 October 2009 as amended by Commission Decision C(2010) 7993 of 8 December 2010 (OJ C 222, 2.8.2013, p. 8).

This appropriation is intended to cover the European Parliament’s contribution for Type II European Schools accredited by the Board of Governors of the European Schools or the reimbursement of the contribution paid by the Commission on behalf of the European Parliament for Type II European Schools accredited by the Board of Governors of the European Schools. It covers costs relating to children of European Parliament staff coming under the Staff Regulations who are enrolled in such schools.

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

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

33 291 000

38 620 000

35 658 454,54

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 3 000 000.

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

42 000 000,00

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 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 3 — Acquisition of immovable property

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

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 13 000.

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 — Construction of buildings and fitting-out of premises

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

82 730 000

81 330 000

64 089 414,49

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

—  building construction costs (works, consultants’ fees, initial fitting-out work and supplies to make buildings operational, and all related costs),

—  fitting-out costs and related expenditure (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 472 000.

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

5 429 000

4 971 000

4 304 207,85

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 268 000.

Article 2 0 2 — Expenditure on buildings

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

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

64 180 000

59 820 000

60 209 831,42

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 479 000.

Item 2 0 2 4 — Energy consumption

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

16 100 000

15 820 000

15 629 810,07

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 150 000.

Item 2 0 2 6 — Security and surveillance of buildings

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

23 750 000

22 350 000

17 294 304,81

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 100 000.

Item 2 0 2 8 — Insurance

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

2 660 000

2 500 000

1 417 126,20

Remarks

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

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

Chapter 2 1 — Data processing 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 — Operations

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

29 545 500

29 915 200

22 959 784,66

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 625 000.

Item 2 1 0 1 — Computing and telecommunications — Business-as-usual operations — Infrastructure

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

25 409 000

23 546 000

21 669 672,44

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 130 000.

Item 2 1 0 2 — Computing and telecommunications — Business-as-usual operations — General support for users

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

12 870 000

12 301 000

11 658 807,62

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 to support services for Members and other users, covering in particular administrative and legislative applications used in the areas of security and safety and communication applications.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 45 000.

Item 2 1 0 3 — Computing and telecommunications — Business-as-usual operations — Management of ICT applications

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

26 840 000

20 594 500

18 187 322,45

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the purchase, hire, servicing and maintenance of hardware and software and related work, and on outside assistance from service bureaux and IT consultants for business-as-usual operations connected with ICT applications management in the institution. That expenditure relates mainly to applications for Members and communication, security and safety activities, as well as administrative and legislative applications.

It is also intended to cover expenditure on 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 32 000.

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

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

15 487 000

17 702 000

29 284 173,02

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 videoconferencing systems.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 102 000.

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

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

25 981 000

34 792 000

32 565 114,52

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, financial, communication, security and safety applications and ICT governance applications.

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

Article 2 1 2 — Furniture

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

7 400 000

7 600 000

5 597 060,61

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.

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

27 923 500

28 033 500

20 701 628,48

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, buildings, staff training and the institution’s sports centres, 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.

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.

This appropriation also covers the cost of transporting the equipment needed to provide technical conference services anywhere in the world where a Member, delegation, political group or governing body of the European Parliament has requested provision thereof. It covers transport costs and all related administrative costs.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 190 000.

Article 2 1 6 — Transport of Members, other persons and goods

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

4 188 000

4 101 000

3 089 461,57

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the purchase, leasing, 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, leasing 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 100 000.

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

1 413 000

1 440 000

1 290 415,47

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 73 000.

Article 2 3 1 — Financial charges

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

60 000

60 000

35 000,00

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.

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

Article 2 3 2 — Legal costs and damages

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

1 370 000

1 740 000

328 590,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

—  costs which may be awarded against the European Parliament by the Court of Justice, the General Court 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 Chapter 11 of Title III of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court,

—  administrative fines issued by the European Data Protection Supervisor.

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

Legal basis

Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC (OJ L 295, 21.11.2018, p. 39).

Article 2 3 6 — Postage on correspondence and delivery charges

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

224 000

337 000

186 257,83

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

1 830 000

3 180 000

1 700 374,49

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 5 000.

Article 2 3 8 — Other administrative expenditure

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

1 674 500

1 591 000

1 231 706,11

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, including fees payable to the PMO for managing pensions payable to former Members under the Statute, expenses related to the security clearance of external persons working on the premises or in the systems of the European Parliament, 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 5 000.

Article 2 3 9 — EMAS activities, including promotion, and the European Parliament’s carbon offsetting scheme

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

262 500

262 500

198 988,92

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure related to EMAS activities aiming at improving the European Parliament`s environmental performance, including promotion of these activities, and to the European Parliament’s carbon offsetting scheme.

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

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

28 140 000

27 010 000

27 362 797,07

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on duty travel by staff of the institution, seconded national experts, trainees and staff of other European or international institutions invited by the institution between 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 200 000.

Legal basis

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

Article 3 0 2 — Reception and representation expenses

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

910 500

1 000 000

748 223,68

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

—  expenses related to the obligations of the institution regarding receptions, including in connection with work relating to the assessment of scientific options (STOA), other forward-looking activities 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.

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

Article 3 0 4 — Miscellaneous expenditure on meetings

Item 3 0 4 0 — Miscellaneous expenditure on internal meetings

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

300 000

600 000

1 130 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the costs of the beverages, refreshments and occasional light meals served at meetings held by the European Parliament or interinstitutional meetings organised on its premises, together with the management costs for these services.

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

Item 3 0 4 2 — Meetings, congresses, conferences and delegations

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

2 671 000

3 000 000

2 324 362,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover, inter alia, expenses other than those covered under Chapter 1 0 and Article 3 0 0, connected with:

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

—  the organisation of 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,

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

—  the organisation of 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,

—  the 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 reimbursement to the Commission, on the basis of a service agreement concluded between the European Parliament and the Commission, of the European Parliament’s share of the cost of producing EU laissez-passer (equipment, staff and supplies), in accordance with the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the European Union (Article 6), Article 23 of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, Articles 11 and 81 of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union and Council Regulation (EU) No 1417/2013 of 17 December 2013 laying down the form of the laissez-passer issued by the European Union (OJ L 353, 28.12.2013, p. 26).

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

Item 3 0 4 9 — Expenditure on travel agency services

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

2 130 000

2 510 000

2 112 104,00

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 6 000.

Chapter 3 2 — Expertise and information: acquisition, archiving, production and dissemination

Article 3 2 0 — Acquisition of expertise

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

7 137 000

6 171 000

5 875 152,83

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 or hearings, and conferences) or technical assistance activities requiring specific skills that are carried out for the European Parliament's governing bodies, for the parliamentary committees, for the parliamentary delegations and for the Administration,

—  acquisition or hiring of specialised information sources, such as specialised databases, related literature or technical support, when needed to complement the expertise contracts mentioned above,

—  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 and in workshops,

—  costs of dissemination of internal or external parliamentary research products and other relevant products, for the benefit of the institution and of the public (in particular by means of publications on the internet, internal databases, brochures and publications),

—  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,

—  the cost of checks by specialised external service providers on the accuracy of documents supplied by candidates for recruitment.

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

Article 3 2 1 — Expenditure on European parliamentary research services, including the Library, the Historical Archives, scientific and technological options assessment (STOA) and the European Science-Media Hub

Item 3 2 1 0 — Expenditure on European parliamentary research services, including the Library, the Historical Archives and scientific and technological options assessment (STOA)

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

8 150 000

7 460 000

6 259 211,49

Remarks

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

—  acquisition of specialised expertise and support for the European 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 (in particular 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 in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom) No 354/83.

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

Legal basis

Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom) 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 (OJ L 43, 15.2.1983, p. 1).

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).

Bureau Decision of 28 November 2001 on rules governing public access to European Parliament documents, as last amended on 22 June 2011 (OJ C 216, 22.7.2011, p. 19).

Bureau Decision of 16 December 2002 on rules governing the archives of the European Parliament, as consolidated on 3 May 2004.

Bureau Decision of 10 March 2014 on procedures governing the European Parliament’s acquisition of private archives of Members and former Members.

Item 3 2 1 1 — Expenditure on the European Science-Media Hub

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

1 600 000

1 600 000

318 576,80

Remarks

To foster an effective dialogue among Members, the scientific community and journalists — especially in relation to current scientific and technological developments and issues — the European Parliament can benefit from a dedicated and authoritative structure to support discussion, training and dissemination of knowledge in this field. A European Science-Media Hub has been established for that purpose, and its operation will be overseen by the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA Panel).

This appropriation also covers the cost of organising the relevant activities and expenses (including travel expenses, accommodation and catering) in connection with invitations to journalists, stakeholders and other experts to cover the activities concerned.

Appropriations under this item, which are intended to enhance activities at the interface between the European Parliament, the scientific community and the media, will cover the costs of the European Science-Media Hub, in order specifically to promote networking, training and knowledge dissemination, by for example:

—  setting up and maintaining networks at the interface between the European Parliament, the scientific community and the media;

—  organising seminars, conferences and training courses on current scientific and technological developments and issues and on the nature and effectiveness of science journalism;

—  harnessing expert information and analysis from academia, the media and other sources in the field of science and technology for the benefit of policy-makers and citizens;

—  making European Parliament research and other relevant material in the field of science and technology more widely available by written, audiovisual and other means;

—  developing techniques and methods for increasing the ability to identify and disseminate trustworthy sources in the field of science and technology;

—  supporting the installation, upgrading and/or use of state-of-the-art technical equipment and media facilities in support of such dialogue;

—  developing closer cooperation and links more generally between the European Parliament, relevant media outlets and universities and research centres in this field, including through promotion in the media of the role and work of the European Science-Media Hub as well as its accessibility for citizens.

Appropriations against this item may also be used to support dialogue between the European Parliament and the university community, the media, think tanks and citizens with regard to foresight work on the long-term trends to be addressed by European Union decision-makers, both in the field of science and more broadly, through seminars, publications and other activities set out above.

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

Legal basis

European Parliament resolution of 8 October 2013 on forward policy planning and long-term trends: budgetary implications for capacity-building (Texts adopted, P7_TA(2013)0395), and in particular paragraphs 7 and 9 thereof.

European Parliament resolution of 29 April 2015 on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2016 (OJ C 346, 21.9.2016, p. 188), and in particular paragraph 30 thereof.

European Parliament resolution of 14 April 2016 on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2017 (Texts adopted, P8_TA(2016)0132), and in particular paragraph 54 thereof.

Article 3 2 2 — Documentation expenditure

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

2 615 500

2 592 000

2 357 489,26

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.

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

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

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

1 335 000

1 120 000

999 350,46

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

—  expenditure on programmes for the exchange of information and cooperation between the European Parliament and the national parliaments of the pre-accession countries, in particular the Western Balkans and Turkey;

—  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 indent) as well as with corresponding regional parliamentary organisations. The activities concerned are notably aimed at strengthening parliamentary capacity in new and emerging democracies in particular in the European Neighbourhood (South and East);

—  expenditure on promoting activities in support of mediation, and programmes for young political leaders from the European Union and from countries in the wider European Neighbourhood: the Maghreb, Eastern Europe and Russia, Israeli-Palestinian dialogue and other priority countries as decided by the Democracy Support and Election Coordination Group;

—  expenditure on organising the Sakharov Prize (in particular the amount of the prize, travel expenses of the winner(s) and other finalists and the 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 visits to Member States and third countries. This appropriation covers, wholly or partially, the expenses of the participants, particularly travel, accommodation and daily subsistence.

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

Legal basis

Bureau Decision of 12 December 2011 establishing the Directorate for Democracy Support in the Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union.

Article 3 2 4 — Production and dissemination

Item 3 2 4 0 — Official Journal

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

p.m.

800 000

660 059,43

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.

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 1 — Digital and traditional publications

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

4 410 000

4 225 300

4 444 677,16

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 11 000.

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

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

22 780 000

27 210 000

44 669 830,44

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

—  expenditure on communication relating to the values of the institution by means of 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, as well as the development of tools or instruments to increase and facilitate public access to it using mobile equipment;

—  the cost of cultural projects of European interest, such as the European Parliament LUX Prize for European Cinema;

—  the cost of organising and running events for young people, raising Parliament’s social media profile, and keeping an eye on youth trends;

—  costs relating to the mobile internet, interactive technologies, socialising spaces, collaborative platforms and changing internet user behaviour, with a view to bringing the European Parliament closer to citizens;

—  the cost of in-house production, distribution and hosting by the European Parliament of web clips and other broadcast-ready multimedia material, in line with the European Parliament’s communication strategy.

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

Item 3 2 4 3 — European Parliament visitor centres

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

21 947 500

15 667 000

14 855 041,63

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to finance installations, material and exhibitions at European Parliament visitor centres, in particular:

—  the Parlamentarium — the European Parliament Visitors’ Centre in Brussels;

—  reception facilities, ‘Europa Experience’ centres and information outlets away from Brussels;

—  the activities of the House of European History, such as carrying out specific fitting-out work, acquiring collections, the cost of contracts with experts, and organising exhibitions, as well as its running costs, including expenditure on books, magazines and other publications related to the House’s activities;

—  expenditure on works of art for the European Parliament, covering 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 4 000 000.

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

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

31 699 000

29 820 000

31 712 785,71

Remarks

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 also covers activities to promote the EUVP.

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. Visitor groups officially sponsored by a Member may take part in the Euroscola programme if invited to do so by that Member.

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 500 000.

Legal basis

Bureau Decision of 16 December 2002 on rules governing the reception of groups of visitors and the Euroscola, Euromed-Scola and Euronest-Scola programmes, consolidated on 3 May 2004, as last amended on 24 October 2016.

Item 3 2 4 5 — Organisation of symposia and seminars

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

2 957 000

2 608 000

3 033 567,32

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, and the cost of organising parliamentary symposia and seminars,

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

—  expenditure on conference management services, conference management and 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,

—  expenses connected with the organisation of symposia and seminars on information and communication technologies,

—  the cost of inviting journalists to plenary sittings, committee meetings, press conferences and other parliamentary activities.

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

Item 3 2 4 8 — Expenditure on audiovisual information

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

17 579 500

16 615 000

15 860 981,99

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

—  the purchase, hire, maintenance, repair and management of audiovisual equipment and installations,

—  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,

—  expenditure relating to the press room.

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

Legal basis

European Parliament resolution of 12 March 2002 on the guidelines for the 2003 budget 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).

Item 3 2 4 9 — Information exchanges with national parliaments

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

225 000

165 000

122 491,20

Remarks

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 European Parliament and national 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.

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

Legal basis

Conferences of Speakers of European Parliamentary Assemblies (June 1977) and of European Union Parliaments (September 2000, March 2001).

Article 3 2 5 — Expenditure relating to liaison offices

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

8 900 000

7 770 000

7 800 000,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure by the European Parliament's liaison offices in the Member States:

—  communication and information expenses (information and public events; internet — production, promotion, consultancy; seminars; audiovisual productions),

—  general expenditure and miscellaneous incidental expenditure (office supplies, telecommunications, delivery charges, handling, transport, storage, standard promotional items, databases and press subscriptions, etc.).

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

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

65 000 000

64 000 000

63 000 000,00

Remarks

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 1 000 000.

Legal basis

Bureau Decision of 30 June 2003 on rules on the use of appropriations from budget Item 4 0 0, as last amended on 27 April 2015.

Article 4 0 2 — Funding of European political parties

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

42 000 000

50 000 000

30 244 433,85

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to finance political parties at European level. Good governance and robust scrutiny of the use of funds must be ensured.

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

Legal basis

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 (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations (OJ L 317, 4.11.2014, p. 1), as amended by Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/673 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 May 2018 (OJ L 114, 4.5.2018, p. 1).

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 28 May 2018 laying down the procedures for implementing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations (OJ C 225, 28.6.2018, p. 4).

Article 4 0 3 — Funding of European political foundations

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

21 000 000

19 700 000

19 084 626,50

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to finance political foundations at European level. Good governance and robust scrutiny of the use of funds must be ensured.

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

Legal basis

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 (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations (OJ L 317, 4.11.2014, p. 1), as amended by Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/673 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 May 2018 (OJ L 114, 4.5.2018, p. 1).

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 28 May 2018 laying down the procedures for implementing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations (OJ C 225, 28.6.2018, p. 4).

Chapter 4 2 — Expenditure relating to parliamentary assistance

Article 4 2 2 — Expenditure relating to parliamentary assistance

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

207 433 000

208 819 943

207 068 302,54

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover costs relating to staff and service providers responsible for the provision of parliamentary assistance to Members, as well as costs relating to paying agents.

It also covers mission and training expenses (external courses) for accredited parliamentary assistants and expenditure on any carbon offsetting in connection with their missions and duty travel.

This appropriation is also 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, as well as expenditure on parliamentary assistance management support services.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 775 000.

Legal basis

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 Article 5a and Articles 125 to 139 thereof.

Bureau Decision of 14 April 2014 on implementing measures for Title VII of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union.

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

240 000

230 000

220 000,00

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.

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

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

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

240 000

230 000

220 000,00

Remarks

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

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

Title 5 — The Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations and the Committee of Independent Eminent Persons

Chapter 5 0 — Expenditure of the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations and the Committee of Independent Eminent Persons

Article 5 0 0 — Operational expenditure of the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

285 000

280 000

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the expenditure of the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations to ensure its full and independent operation.

It covers, in particular, the expenditure specific to the Authority’s remit with regard to professional training, acquisition of software and IT equipment, acquisition of expertise, consultancy services and documentation, legal costs and damages, and publishing and information activities. It also covers expenditure to cover any invoicing by an institution in the event of an overrun as regards the volume or cost of goods or services made available to the Authority by institutions under service agreements pursuant to Article 6(4) et seq. of Regulation No 1141/2014. The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 300 000. That revenue includes, in particular, support for the operation of the Authority by institutions other than Parliament, pursuant to Article 6(6) of Regulation No 1141/2014.

Legal basis

Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations (OJ L 317, 4.11.2014, p. 1), and in particular Article 6(1) and (7) thereof.

Article 5 0 1 — Expenditure related to the Committee of Independent Eminent Persons

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the expenditure linked to the secretariat and the funding of the Committee of Independent Eminent Persons.

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

Legal basis

Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations (OJ L 317, 4.11.2014, p. 1), and in particular Article 11(2) thereof.

Title 10 — Other expenditure

Chapter 10 0 — Provisional appropriations

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Chapter 10 1 — Contingency reserve

Figures

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

5 151 000

10 504 000

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

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 immovable property 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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

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

2020 budget

Appropriations 2019

Outturn 2018

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.

STAFF

Section I — European Parliament

Function group and grade

 

2020

2019

Permanent posts

Temporary posts

Permanent posts

Temporary posts

Others

Political groups

Others

Political groups

Non-category

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

AD 16

13

 

1

7

13

 

1

7

AD 15

54

 

1

5

54

 

1

5

AD 14

212

2

7

36

212

2

7

36

AD 13

424

8

2

38

425

8

2

38

AD 12

338

 

13

61

337

 

13

60

AD 11

171

 

8

28

167

 

8

29

AD 10

384

 

11

33

341

 

8

32

AD 9

487

 

9

58

462

 

7

47

AD 8

261

 

4

51

251

 

8

46

AD 7

205

 

7

63

230

 

6

69

AD 6

86

 

6

53

91

 

7

56

AD 5

101

 

4

84

101

 

4

92

AD subtotal

2 736

10

73

517

2 684

10

72

517

AST 11

99

10

 

37

89

10

 

37

AST 10

68

 

19

35

78

 

19

34

AST 9

573

 

6

39

523

 

6

39

AST 8

296

 

10

44

290

 

10

43

AST 7

276

 

2

48

281

 

2

43

AST 6

392

 

13

65

297

 

11

62

AST 5

424

 

8

87

489

 

9

68

AST 4

281

 

1

73

271

 

3

86

AST 3

83

 

15

75

128

 

15

86

AST 2

4

 

 

52

14

 

 

54

AST 1

1

 

 

63

 

 

 

66

AST subtotal

2 497

10

74

618

2 460

10

75

618

AST/SC 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AST/SC 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AST/SC 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AST/SC 3

25

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

AST/SC 2

100

 

 

 

 

85

 

 

AST/SC 1

81

 

 

 

111

 

 

 

AST/SC subtotal

206

 

 

 

206

 

 

 

Total

5 440(1)

20(2)

147(3)

1 135

5 351(4)

20(5)

147(6)

1 135

Grand total

6 722(7)

6 633(8)

Annex

ASSIGNED REVENUE

Budget line

Heading

Revenue received in

Projection

2018

2020

5002

Proceeds from the supply of goods to other institutions or bodies

-

5.000

501

Proceeds from the sale of immovable property

-

p.m.

5110

Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property

3.390.339

3.476.000

5111

Reimbursement of charges connected with lettings

128.561

958.000

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

4.873.135

910.000

551

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

809.779

p.m.

570

Revenue arising from the repayment of amounts wrongly paid

3.374.846

368.000

571

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

-

p.m.

581

Revenue from insurance payments received

-

p.m.

 

 TOTAL

12.576.660

5.717.000

(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 total.

(3)

Including one temporary AD 12 post for the Director of the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations.

(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 total.

(6)

Including one temporary AD 12 post for the Director of the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations.

(7)

Two permanent AD posts, one permanent AST post, two permanent AST posts, two temporary AD posts and two temporary AST posts for the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations, not considered as European Parliament posts.

(8)

Two permanent AD posts, one permanent AST post, two permanent AST posts, two temporary AD posts and two temporary AST posts for the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations, not considered as European Parliament posts.


INFORMATION ON ADOPTION IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Date adopted

25.3.2019

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

23

6

1

Members present for the final vote

Jonathan Arnott, Manuel dos Santos, André Elissen, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Esteban González Pons, John Howarth, Bernd Kölmel, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Vladimír Maňka, Siegfried Mureşan, Jan Olbrycht, Paul Rübig, Jordi Solé, Inese Vaidere, Marco Zanni

Substitutes present for the final vote

Nicola Caputo, Karine Gloanec Maurin, Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Tomáš Zdechovský

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

Stefan Gehrold, Othmar Karas, Jude Kirton-Darling, Andrejs Mamikins, Lukas Mandl, Linda McAvan, Clare Moody, Sofia Ribeiro, Massimiliano Salini, Monika Smolková, Joachim Zeller


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

23

+

PPE

Stefan Gehrold, Esteban González Pons, Othmar Karas, Lukas Mandl, Siegfried Mureşan, Jan Olbrycht, Sofia Ribeiro, Paul Rübig, Massimiliano Salini, Inese Vaidere, Tomáš Zdechovský, Joachim Zeller

S&D

Nicola Caputo, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Karine Gloanec Maurin, John Howarth, Jude Kirton-Darling, Linda McAvan, Andrejs Mamikins, Vladimír Maňka, Clare Moody, Manuel dos Santos, Monika Smolková

6

-

ALDE

Anneli Jäätteenmäki

ECR

Bernd Kölmel

EFDD

Jonathan Arnott

ENF

André Elissen, Marco Zanni

VERTS/ALE

Jordi Solé

1

0

ECR

Zbigniew Kuźmiuk

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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