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<TitreType>REPORT</TitreType>     <RefProcLect>***I</RefProcLect>

<Titre>on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism</Titre>

<DocRef>(COM(2019)0125 – C8-0114/2019 – 2019/0070(COD))</DocRef>


<Commission>{ENVI}Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety</Commission>

Rapporteur: <Depute>Nikos Androulakis</Depute>

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 OPINION OF THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT
 LETTER FROM THE COMMITTEE ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism

(COM(2019)0125 – C8-0114/2019 – 2019/0070(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

 having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2019)0125),

 having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 196(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C8-0114/2019),

 having regard to Article 294(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

 having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 19 June 2019[1],

 after consulting the Committee of the Regions,

 having regard to its resolution of 28 November 2019 on the climate and environment emergency[2],

 having regard to the Sendai Framework for disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030,

 having regard to Rule 59 of its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the opinion of the Committee on Development,

 having regard to the letter from the Committee on Regional Development,

 having regard to the report of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (A9-0080/2020),

1. Adopts its position at first reading hereinafter set out;

2. Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it replaces, substantially amends or intends to substantially amend its proposal;

3. Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.

<RepeatBlock-Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>1</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 1 a (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(1a) Whereas climate change is leading to an increase in frequency, intensity and complexity of natural disasters worldwide, and developing countries, in particular the least developed countries and small island developing states, are particularly vulnerable due, on the one hand, to their limited ability to adapt to, and mitigate, the consequences of climate change, and to respond to climate-related disasters, and, on the other hand, to their geographical exposure to floods, droughts and forest fires.

</Amend>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>2</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 2</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(2) The Commission proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1313/2013/EU seeks to enhance the collective ability to prepare and respond to disasters by bolstering the possibilities offered by the European Civil Protection Pool. This involves establishing a reserve of civil protection capacities for use in Union operations (‘rescEU’) and strengthening the measures applicable in the field of prevention.

(2) The Commission proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1313/2013/EU seeks to enhance the collective ability to prepare and adequately and promptly respond to disasters by bolstering the possibilities offered by the European Civil Protection Pool. This involves establishing a reserve of civil protection capacities for use in Union operations (‘rescEU’) and strengthening the measures applicable in the fields of prevention, preparedness and response in the event of natural and man-made disasters and humanitarian crises.

</AmendB>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>3</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 2 a (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(2a) Every year, Europe is ravaged by forest fires that destroy thousands of hectares of forest and lives. In 2017, the Union Civil Protection Mechanism was activated 18 times in response to forest fire emergencies in Europe. Portugal, Italy, Montenegro, France and Albania received assistance with tackling forest fires through the mechanism. It was also activated following a request from the Chilean Government. The Union was able to help Chile to tackle one of the worst forest fires in its history through support from Portugal, Spain and France, along with a Union civil protection team made up of nine experts. In 2019, the Union Civil Protection Mechanism was activated five times to combat forest fires in Europe. Two requests came from Sweden and one each from Portugal, Greece and Latvia. In total, the Union response included 5 planes, 6 helicopters, more than 400 firefighters and crew members and 69 vehicles.

</AmendB>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>4</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 2 b (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(2b) The Union Civil Protection Mechanism and Member States should make use of Union infrastructures such as Galileo. Galileo is the first global satellite navigation and positioning infrastructure specifically designed for civilian purposes in Europe and worldwide, and can be used in other areas such as emergency management, including early warning systems. Relevant Galileo services will include an emergency service, which broadcasts, through emitting signals, warnings regarding natural disasters or other emergencies in particular areas. Member States should be encouraged to use that service as it could contribute to better protecting their citizens. Where they decide to use it, in order to validate the system they should identify and notify to the Commission the national authorities authorised to use that emergency service.

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>5</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 2 c (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(2c) Forest fires not only threaten or end lives, livelihoods and biodiversity, they also cause high amounts of carbon emissions to be released, and cause the carbon absorption capacity of the planet to decrease, thus further exacerbating climate change. Of particular concern are situations in which primary forest is destroyed by fire, as was recently the case in certain equatorial regions. The increase in climate-related disasters, including forest fires, requires a strengthening of the operations of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism outside the Union.

</Amend>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>6</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 3 a (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(3a) There is a need to step up prevention and preparation efforts by Participating States, including through incentivising the improvement of research on preventing disasters and preparing for them and to improve the quality of information available on disasters and the accessibility of that information.

</AmendB>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>7</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 3 b (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(3b) The security of water resources is essential for climate resilience. Member States should map existing water resources in order to facilitate their adaptation to climate change and to increase the resilience of their population as regards facing climate-related threats such as droughts, fires or floods.

</AmendB>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>8</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 3 c (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(3c) The Union and its Member States should be able to provide assistance wherever it is needed in order to protect human lives and natural resources. Therefore, in order to support Member States to deliver this assistance, the European Civil Protection Pool should be further reinforced by co-financing the operational costs of the committed capacities under the same rules for deployment both inside and outside the Union.

</Amend>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>9</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 4</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(4) Adequate financial appropriations are required in order to establish, deploy and operate rescEU capacities.

(4) Adequate financial appropriations are required in order to establish, deploy and operate rescEU capacities. Having regard to Article 349 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and given the territorial limitations of the Union outermost regions, special attention should be paid to the amount of rescEU financial commitments earmarked for these regions to help them to buy equipment.

</AmendB>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>10</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 4 a (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(4a) The establishment of a specific reserve of response capacities brings together a number of emergency teams, experts and equipment that Member States always keep on standby for Union civil protection missions. These teams must meet stringent quality and reliability criteria, which enable interoperability. 

</AmendB>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>11</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 5 a (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(5a) The Union should be allowed to strengthen its ability to manage the threats from the increase in the frequency of extreme weather events forecast by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in its report ‘The European environment – state and outlook 2020’ (SOER 2020). It is essential that financial resources be used in an optimal and transparent manner.

</AmendB>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>12</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 6</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(6) The financial envelope set out in Article 19 of Decision No 1313/2013/EU needs to be updated and replaced by the new figures provided for in the Commission’s proposal for the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework11.

(6) To make it possible to continue financing the Union Civil Protection Mechanism for the period covered by the next multiannual financial framework, the financial envelope set out in Article 19 of Decision No 1313/2013/EU should be updated and replaced by the new figures provided for in the Commission’s proposal for the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework11.

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11 COM(2018) 321 final.

11 COM(2018) 321 final.

</AmendB>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>13</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 7 a (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(7a) In order to increase flexibility as well as to achieve optimal budget implementation, this Decision should provide for indirect management as a method of budget execution to be used, where justified by the nature and content of the action concerned.

</AmendB>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>14</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 7 b (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(7b) The Union should be able to support Member States by co-financing the development of rescEU capacities, including by way of rental, leasing or acquisition. This would substantially increase the effectiveness of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism by ensuring availability of capacities in cases where an effective response to disasters would not otherwise be guaranteed, in particular for disasters with a wide-ranging impact affecting a significant number of Member States. Joint procurement of capacities should make it possible to obtain economies of scale and better coordination when responding to disasters. When organising and conducting a joint procurement procedure for the benefit of the Member States, the Commission itself does not acquire legal ownership of the capacities that are being jointly procured.

</AmendB>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>15</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 8</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(8) Annex I to Decision No 1313/2013/EU is not flexible enough to allow the Union to properly adjust investments in prevention, preparedness and response. Investment levels to be allocated to the different phases of the disaster risk management cycle need to be determined in advance. This prevents the Union from being able to react to the unpredictable nature of disaster management.

deleted

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>16</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 8 a (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(8a) In order to have functioning rescEU capacities, additional financial appropriations have been made available to finance actions under the Union Civil Protection Mechanism. It is important to give the Union the necessary flexibility to be able to react effectively to the unpredictable nature of disasters, while at the same time maintaining a certain predictability in the delivery of the objectives set out in this Decision. It is important to achieve the necessary balance in the delivery of those objectives. In order to update the percentages set out in Annex I, according to the priorities of the reformed Union Civil Protection Mechanism, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 TFEU should be delegated to the Commission.

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>17</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 8 b (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(8b) A significant allocation of funds to prevention and preparedness actions should be made in order to guarantee continued investments, increased efforts and long-term sustainability in those phases of the disaster management cycle.

</Amend>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>18</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 9 a (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(9a) The Union Civil Protection Mechanism is anchored in the promotion of solidarity among Member States. When unpredictable climate change-related disasters take place, the mechanism provides for the administration of means to tackle operational challenges and requirements. The new specific reserve of response capacities and its operational bases will therefore need to be decentralised  in different Member States, according to the needs and the disasters to which these Member States are most exposed. In other words, the Member States that are most affected by climate change and, therefore, by the increase in the frequency and intensity of disasters should be at the forefront of considerations when decisions are made regarding where to locate these reserves, thus ensuring a more effective and quicker response.

</AmendB>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>19</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 9 b (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(9b) The Union, being a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC), should continue to comply with the OECD DAC rules on Official Development Assistance, including when carrying out relevant activities through the Union Civil Protection Mechanism;

</Amend>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>20</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 10 a (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(10a) Member States should strengthen the common pool of resources, organised in the framework of European Medical Corps, for dealing with mass burn casualties.

</AmendB>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>21</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point -1 (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point d a (new)</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(-1) In Article 3(1), the following point is inserted:

 

“(da) to optimise activities during the attention, pre-alarm, alarm and emergency phases in accordance with best risk management practice;”

</AmendB>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>22</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point -1 a (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 10 a (new)</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(-1a) In Article 4, the following point is added:

 

"10a. ‘first responders’ means the professionals who are the first to enter the area of a disaster in order to provide immediate support services during response and recovery operations, and covers, but is not limited to emergency management, public health public safety personnel, firefighters and public workers;"

</AmendB>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>23</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point -1 b (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 9 – paragraph 9 a (new)</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(-1b) In Article 9, the following paragraph is added:

 

“9a. When the emergency service provided by Galileo becomes available, each Member State may use it.

 

Where a Member State decides to use the emergency service referred to in the first subparagraph, it shall identify and notify to the Commission the national authority authorised to use that emergency service.”

</Amend>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>24</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point -1 c (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 9 – paragraph 10 a (new)</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(-1c)  In Article 9, the following paragraph is added:

 

"10a. Member States shall take appropriate actions in order to ensure that the first responders are properly equipped and prepared to respond to any kind of disaster situation as referred to in Article 1.”

<TitreJust>Justification</TitreJust>

If first responders are not protected they can become the victims of disaster and/or attacks and compromise their ability to adequately treat their victims.

</AmendB>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>25</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point -1 d (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 12 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1</Article2>

 

Present text

Amendment

 

(-1d) in Article 12(3), subparagraph 1 is replaced by the following:

rescEU capacities shall be acquired, rented or leased by Member States. For that purpose, direct grants may be awarded by the Commission to Member States without a call for proposals. Where the Commission procures rescEU capacities on behalf of Member States, the joint procurement procedure shall apply. Union financial assistance shall be awarded in accordance with the Union's financial rules.

“rescEU capacities shall be acquired, rented or leased by Member States. For that purpose, direct grants may be awarded by the Commission to Member States without a call for proposals. Union financial assistance shall be awarded in accordance with the Union's financial rules. In view of the Commission’s right of decision on the deployment and demobilisation of rescEU capacities pursuant to paragraph 6 of this Article, the provisions on joint procurement procedures of Article 165 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council* shall apply by analogy.

 

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* 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 (OJ L 193, 30.7.2018, p. 1).”

</AmendB>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>26</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point -1 e (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 12 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 a (new)</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(-1e) in Article 12(3), the following subparagraph is inserted after the first subparagraph:

 

“When applying the joint procurement procedure, the Commission itself is not required to acquire, rent or lease the capacities being jointly procured.”

</AmendB>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>27</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point -1 f (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 12 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2</Article2>

 

Present text

Amendment

 

(-1f) in Article 12(3), the second subparagraph is replaced by the following:

rescEU capacities shall be hosted by the Member States that acquire, rent or lease those capacities. In the case of joint procurement, rescEU capacities shall be hosted by the Member States on behalf of which they are procured.

“rescEU capacities shall be hosted by the Member States that acquire, rent or lease those capacities. Where the joint procurement procedure is applied, rescEU capacities shall be hosted by the Member States for the benefit of which they are procured.”

</AmendB>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>28</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point -1 g (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point f a (new)</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(-1g) In Article 13(1), the following point is added:

 

“(fa) create capabilities of specific response expertise which can be used in the case of disasters affecting cultural heritage.”

<TitreJust>Justification</TitreJust>

More focus on the protection of cultural heritage during disasters. Cultural heritage sites and monuments require specialised treatment; otherwise, there is a risk to do more harm than good during an emergency intervention. The network should make sure that heritage specialists are included in the trainings and preparedness actions.

</AmendB>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>29</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point a</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 19 – paragraph 1</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(a) paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

deleted

“1. The financial envelope for the implementation of the Union Mechanism for the period 2021 to 2027 shall be EUR 1 400 000 000 in current prices”.

 

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>30</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point a a (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 19 – paragraph 1 a (new)</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(aa) the following paragraph is inserted:

 

“1a. The financial envelope for the implementation of the Union Mechanism for the period 2021 to 2027 shall be EUR 1 400 000 000 in current prices.”

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>31</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point a b (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 19 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1</Article2>

 

Present text

Amendment

 

(ab) in paragraph 3, the first subparagraph is replaced by the following:

The financial allocation referred to in paragraph 1 may also cover expenses pertaining to preparatory, monitoring, control, audit and evaluation activities, which are required for the management of the Union Mechanism and the achievement of its objectives.

“The financial allocation referred to in paragraphs 1 and 1a may also cover expenses pertaining to preparatory, monitoring, control, audit and evaluation activities, which are required for the management of the Union Mechanism and the achievement of its objectives.”

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>32</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 19 – paragraphs 4, 5 and 6</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(b) paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 are deleted.

deleted

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>33</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b a (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 19 – paragraph 4</Article2>

 

Present text

Amendment

 

(ba) paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

4. The financial envelope referred to in paragraph 1 shall be allocated, over the period 2014-2020, according to the percentages and principles set out in Annex I.

“4. The financial envelope referred to in paragraph 1 shall be allocated, over the period 2014-2020, according to the percentages set out in point 1 of Annex 1 and the principles set out in point 3 of that Annex.”

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>34</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b b (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 19 – paragraph 4 a (new)</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(bb) The following paragraph is inserted:

 

“4a. The financial envelope referred to in paragraph 1a shall be allocated, over the period 2021-2027, according to the percentages set out in point 2 of Annex 1 and the principles set out in point 3 of that Annex.”

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>35</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b c (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 19 – paragraph 5</Article2>

 

Present text

Amendment

 

(bc) paragraph 5 is replaced by the following:

5. The Commission shall review the breakdown set out in Annex I in the light of the outcome of the interim evaluation referred to in point (a) of Article 34(2). The Commission shall be empowered to adopt, where necessary in light of the results of that evaluation, delegated acts in accordance with Article 30, to adjust each of the figures in Annex I by more than 8 percentage points and up to 16 percentage points. Those delegated acts shall be adopted by 30 June 2017.

“5. The Commission shall review the breakdown set out in Annex I in light of the outcome of the evaluation referred in Article 34(3). The Commission shall be empowered to adopt, where necessary in light of unexpected events affecting the execution of the budget or in light of the establishment of rescEU capacities, delegated acts in accordance with Article 30 in order to amend Annex I so as to adjust each of the figures in points 1 and 2 of Annex I by more than 10 percentage points.”

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>36</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b d (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 19 – paragraph 6</Article2>

 

Present text

Amendment

 

(bd) paragraph 6 is replaced by the following:

6. Where, in case of a necessary revision of the budgetary resources available for response actions, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts to adjust each of the figures in Annex I by more than 8 percentage points and up to 16 percentage points, within the available budgetary allocations and in accordance with the procedure provided for in Article 31.

“6. Where, in case of a necessary revision of the budgetary resources available for response actions, imperative grounds of urgency so require, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 30 in order to amend Annex I so as to adjust each of the figures in points 1 and 2 of Annex I by more than 10 percentage points, within the available budgetary allocations in accordance with the procedure provide for in Article 31.”

</Amend>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>37</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 20a – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

A communication strategy shall be developed by the Commission in order to make the tangible results of the actions taken under the Union Mechanism visible to citizens.

A communication strategy shall be developed by the Commission in order to make the tangible results of the actions taken under the Union Mechanism visible to citizens. The Commission shall also develop measures together with local authorities, taking into account the collection of input to improve Union Mechanism activities.

</AmendB>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>38</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 20a – paragraph 2 a (new)</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

2a. The Commission, in partnership with Member States and in coordination with local authorities, shall take awareness-raising and prevention measures for the benefit of local populations. Those activities shall be carried out on a regular basis with a view to enabling populations to respond immediately in the event of a disaster.

</AmendB>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>39</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 a (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 23 – paragraph 2</Article2>

 

Present text

Amendment

 

(2a) in Article 23, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

2. The amount of Union financial assistance for capacities pre- committed to the European Civil Protection Pool shall not exceed 75 % of the costs of operating the capacities, including transport, in the event of a disaster or imminent disaster within the Union or a participating state.

"2. The amount of Union financial assistance for capacities pre- committed to the European Civil Protection Pool shall not exceed 75 % of the costs of operating the capacities, including transport, in the event of a disaster or imminent disaster within or outside the Union or a participating state, including Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)."

(https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1580311666123&uri=CELEX:02013D1313-20190321)

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>40</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 b (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 23 – paragraph 3</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(2b) in Article 23, paragraph 3 is deleted.

<TitreJust>Justification</TitreJust>

Amendment 5 is necessary to avoid any inconsistency derived from the potential adoption of amendment 4 regarding financial assistance for capacities pre-committed to the European Civil Protection Pool in the event of a disaster occurring outside the Union.

</Amend>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>41</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 c (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 25 – paragraph 1</Article2>

 

Present text

Amendment

 

(2c) in Article 25, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

1. The Commission shall implement the Union's financial assistance in accordance with Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012.

"1. The Commission shall implement the Union's financial support in direct management in accordance with Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 or in indirect management with the bodies referred to in point (c) of Article 62(1) of that Regulation. When choosing the mode of implementation of financial support, priority shall be given to direct management. Where justified by the nature and content of the action concerned, the Commission may use indirect management. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 30 in order to set out actions carried out under the Union Mechanism which may be implemented in indirect management."

(https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1580311666123&uri=CELEX:02013D1313-20190321)

</AmendB>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>42</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point a</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 30 – paragraph 2</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(a) paragraph 2 is deleted.

deleted

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>43</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point a a (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 30 – paragraph 2</Article2>

 

Present text

Amendment

 

(aa) paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

2.  The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 19(5) and (6) shall be conferred on the Commission until 31 December 2020.

2.  The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 19(5) and (6) shall be conferred on the Commission until 31 December 2027.

</Amend>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>44</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point b</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 30 – paragraph 4</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

4. The delegation of power referred to in Article 21(3) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the Decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4. The delegation of power referred to in Article 19(5) and (6), Article 21(3) and Article 25(1) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the Decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

</AmendB>

<AmendB>Amendment  <NumAmB>45</NumAmB>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point c</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 30 – paragraph 7</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 21(3) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 19(5) and (6), Article 21(3) and Article 25 (1) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.

</AmendB>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>46</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(4) Annex I is deleted.

deleted

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>47</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4 a (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Annex I</Article2>

 

Present text

Amendment

 

(4a) Annex I is replaced by the following:

Annex I

"Annex I

 

Percentages and principles for allocation of the financial envelope for the implementation of the Union Mechanism referred to in Article 19(1) and (1a)

Percentages for allocation of the financial envelope for the implementation of the Union Mechanism referred to in Article 19(1)

1. Percentages for allocation of the financial envelope for the implementation of the Union Mechanism referred to in Article 19(1) for the period 2014 to 2020

Prevention: 20 % +/- 8 percentage points

Prevention: 10 % +/- 10 percentage points

Preparedness: 50 % +/- 8 percentage points

Preparedness: 65 % +/- 10 percentage points

Response: 30 % +/- 8 percentage points

Response: 25 % +/- 10 percentage points

 

2. Percentages for allocation of the financial envelope for the implementation of the Union Mechanism referred to in Article 19(1a) for the period 2021 to 2027

 

Prevention: 8 % +/- 10 percentage points

 

Preparedness: 80 % +/- 10 percentage points

 

Response: 12 % +/- 10 percentage points

Principles

3. Principles

When implementing this Decision, the Commission shall give priority to actions for which this Decision sets a deadline within the period leading to the expiry of that deadline, with the objective of meeting the deadline in question.

When implementing this Decision, the Commission shall give priority to actions for which this Decision sets a deadline within the period leading to the expiry of that deadline, with the objective of meeting the deadline in question."

</Amend>

</RepeatBlock-Amend>

 


 

 

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

One of the most obvious manifestations of climate change is the increasing frequency of extreme weather events with consequences that, until a few years ago, would have been unimaginable, claiming many human lives each year.

In Europe, the floods that used to occur once a century or so are now taking place at intervals of ten years or less. Forest fires have destroyed hundreds of thousands of hectares of land in southern Europe and, in 2017 and 2018, claimed over 200 lives in Portugal and Greece. However, the problem is no longer confined to countries in the south. In 2018, widespread drought in northern Europe caused relatively unprecedented forest fires in the Baltic countries, Sweden and Germany. Widespread hurricane damage occurred in many parts of the world, including the overseas territories of certain Member States.

The European Union did not remain inactive in response to this threat. In 2013, it set up the European Civil Protection Mechanism to help Member States deal with increasingly frequent natural disasters. Its function was mainly to coordinate the resources of Member States needing assistance and those able to supply manpower and equipment through the voluntary pool.

However, it had only limited resources and restricted capacity to respond to specific types of natural disaster. The main problem was that no country was willing to put up the money for the highly expensive equipment and material needed to respond to certain relatively rare eventualities. At the same time, needs usually outstripped available resources when it came to dealing with disasters such as summer forest fires or flooding, which are generally conditioned by the weather and likely to occur in more than one Member State at any one time.

After the summer of 2017, it became clear that the mechanism in its current form was not equal to the challenges arising. As President Juncker had already announced in his State of the Union address in September 2017, the Commission accordingly proposed a substantially upgraded mechanism to ensure that ‘Europe can protect its citizens effectively and not just offer condolences to the victims’.

In line with the new legal framework provisions of March 2019, in addition to the voluntary pool of national resources, we created rescEU, a pan-European reserve of fire-fighting aeroplanes and helicopters, specialised medical supplies and equipment and other resources. These will be acquired by the Member States, with the Commission covering between 80% and 90% of total purchase and maintenance costs. In certain cases, funding may be up to 100%. Member States will be free to use these resources for their own ends but will not be allowed to withhold them should they be needed elsewhere in Europe to help other countries in need.

For the purposes of prevention, we still require communication of the main points of the National Risk Assessment and National Risk Response Capacity Report. In addition, the Commission will be entitled to scrutinise the prevention plans of countries frequently calling on the mechanism and, where necessary, propose changes or additional measures.

In this legislative proposal, the rapporteur is seeking to ensure that the mechanism, a tool for solidarity between Member States, has the necessary funding and institutional framework to operate effectively within the next MFF from 2021 to 2027.

To achieve this, the rapporteur takes the view that funding should be at least equal to the amount of EUR 1.4 billion initially proposed by the Commission. Over this period, all new rescEU equipment, materials and resources, much of which is extremely expensive, will be acquired. Apart from fire-fighting aeroplanes and helicopters, it has been decided to purchase special medical equipment, 100 % of the cost being met from the EU budget. The mechanism must also be able to respond to both natural and man-made disasters. For all these reasons, funding proposed for the new programming period should be maintained at present levels.

For the purpose of greater transparency regarding the use of this funding, your rapporteur proposes to reinstate the annex, the provisions of which specify the percentages to be allocated for prevention, preparedness and response. However, bearing in mind the major change reflected in last year’s review and the fact that projects for the prevention of natural disasters such as floods and forest fires are funded mainly by other EU instruments, it is proposed to redistribute the funding, channelling a significantly larger amount into preparedness, including the purchase of rescEU assets. It also gives the Commission greater flexibility to make any necessary changes over the next seven years.

The rapporteur also agrees that the same funding rules should apply regarding the deployment of assets from the voluntary pool for use either inside or outside the Union. Climate change is a global challenge and its effects are in evidence everywhere. Europe must be able to assist third countries also whenever called upon to do so or help deal with hurricane damage or the destruction of a tropical forest with implications for the entire planet.

Your rapporteur also considers it necessary to use all resources available to the European Union to protect members of the public in any Member State, the Galileo satellite system for emergency notification if lives are at risk. Member States should not allow this opportunity to be lost. The sending of information and guidance through the Galileo system can be vital in helping prevent or contain loss of life.

In conclusion, the rapporteur would like to stress that funding for the European Civil Protection Mechanism and rescEU is an investment for the future, helping to ensure that the European Union and its Member States are ready and able to deal effectively with the consequences of climate change and more extreme weather events.

 


OPINION OF THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT (19.2.2020)

<CommissionInt>for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety</CommissionInt>


<Titre>on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism</Titre>

<DocRef>(COM(2019)0125 – C8‑0114/2019 – 2019/0070(COD))</DocRef>

Rapporteur for opinion: <Depute>Lukas Mandl</Depute>

 

 

SHORT JUSTIFICATION

Following Decision (EU) 2019/420 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 March 2019, which substantially amended Decision No 1313/2013/EU on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism, this draft opinion of the Committee on Development has a limited scope. It seeks to highlight three important aspects for the Mechanism during the next multiannual financial framework 2021-2027, related to its activation outside the Union, and in the context of humanitarian crises.

 

First, the draft opinion stresses the need to strengthen the capacity of the Mechanism in relation to climate-related natural disasters, notably forest fires, and to which developing countries are particularly vulnerable.

 

Second, the proposal seeks to increase the Union financial assistance for capacities pre-committed to the European Civil Protection Pool when used to respond to disasters outside the Union. It is proposed, in line with both the Council’s position and the draft report of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, that up to 75 % of the costs of operating the capacities, including transport, would be financed by the Union – the same level as for activations inside the Union.

 

Third, a requirement for consultation with humanitarian actors prior to interventions in man-made disasters or complex emergencies is introduced.

AMENDMENTS

The Committee on Development calls on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, as the committee responsible, to take into account the following amendments:

<RepeatBlock-Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>1</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 1 a (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(1a) Whereas climate change is leading to an increase in frequency, intensity and complexity of natural disasters worldwide, and developing countries, in particular the least developed countries and small island developing states, are particularly vulnerable due, on the one hand, to their limited ability to adapt to, and mitigate, the consequences of climate change, and to respond to climate-related disasters, and, on the other hand, to their geographical exposure to floods, droughts and forest fires.

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>2</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 2</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(2) The Commission proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1313/2013/EU seeks to enhance the collective ability to prepare and respond to disasters by bolstering the possibilities offered by the European Civil Protection Pool. This involves establishing a reserve of civil protection capacities for use in Union operations (‘rescEU’) and strengthening the measures applicable in the field of prevention.

(2) The Commission proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1313/2013/EU seeks to enhance the collective ability to prepare and adequately and promptly respond to disasters by bolstering the possibilities offered by the European Civil Protection Pool. This involves establishing a reserve of civil protection capacities for use in Union operations (‘rescEU’) and strengthening the measures applicable in the field of prevention.

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>3</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 2 a (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(2a) Forest fires not only threaten or end lives, livelihoods and biodiversity, they also cause high amounts of carbon emissions to be released, and cause the carbon absorption capacity of the planet to decrease, thus further exacerbating climate change. Of particular concern are situations where primary forest is destroyed by fire, as was recently the case in certain equatorial regions. The increase in climate-related disasters, including forest fires, requires a strengthening of the operations of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism outside the Union.

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>4</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 9 a (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(9 a) In order to maximise transparency and accountability for Union citizens, including as regards measurement of progress by the Union towards the 0,7% Official Development Aid (ODA) target , the Commission should bring forward guidance on the proportion of spending that it would recommend to be carried out through the modified Union civil protection mechanism and that should qualify as ODA. Such guidance should accurately reflect and fully comply with OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) rules on ODA, and state whether methodologies such as the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard should be used;

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>5</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Recital 9 b (new)</Article>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(9 b) The Union, being a member of the OECD DAC, should continue to comply with the OECD DAC rules on ODA, including when carrying out relevant activities through the Union civil protection mechanism;

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>6</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point -1 (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 16 – paragraph 2</Article2>

 

Present text

Amendment

 

(-1) in Article 16, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

2. Interventions under this Article may be conducted either as an autonomous assistance intervention or as a contribution to an intervention led by an international organisation. The Union coordination shall be fully integrated with the overall coordination provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and shall respect its leading role. In the case of man-made disasters or complex emergencies, the Commission shall ensure consistency with the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid (*), and respect for humanitarian principles.

2. Interventions under this Article may be conducted either as an autonomous assistance intervention or as a contribution to an intervention led by an international organisation. The Union coordination shall be fully integrated with the overall coordination provided by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and shall respect its leading role. In the case of man-made disasters or complex emergencies, the Commission shall consult humanitarian actors prior to the intervention and ensure consistency with the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid (*), and respect for humanitarian principles.

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>7</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 a (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 23 – paragraph 2</Article2>

 

Present text

Amendment

 

(2a) in Article 23, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

2. The amount of Union financial assistance for capacities pre-committed to the European Civil Protection Pool shall not exceed 75 % of the costs of operating the capacities, including transport, in the event of a disaster or imminent disaster within the Union or a participating state.

2. The amount of Union financial assistance for capacities pre-committed to the European Civil Protection Pool shall not exceed 75 % of the costs of operating the capacities, including transport, in the event of a disaster or imminent disaster inside or outside the Union.

</Amend>

<Amend>Amendment  <NumAm>8</NumAm>

<DocAmend>Proposal for a decision</DocAmend>

<Article>Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 b (new)</Article>

<DocAmend2>Decision No 1313/2013/EU</DocAmend2>

<Article2>Article 23 – paragraph 3</Article2>

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(2b) in Article 23, paragraph 3 is deleted.

<TitreJust>Justification</TitreJust>

Amendment 5 is necessary to avoid any inconsistency derived from the potential adoption of amendment 4 regarding financial assistance for capacities pre-committed to the European Civil Protection Pool in the event of a disaster occurring outside the Union.

</Amend>

</RepeatBlock-Amend>


 

PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE ASKED FOR OPINION

Title

Amending Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism

References

COM(2019)0125 – C8-0114/2019 – 2019/0070(COD)

Committee responsible

 Date announced in plenary

ENVI

14.3.2019

 

 

 

Opinion by

 Date announced in plenary

DEVE

14.3.2019

Rapporteur

 Date appointed

Lukas Mandl

20.12.2019

Discussed in committee

23.1.2020

 

 

 

Date adopted

18.2.2020

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

18

0

3

Members present for the final vote

Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou, Hildegard Bentele, Dominique Bilde, Udo Bullmann, Catherine Chabaud, Gianna Gancia, Charles Goerens, Mónica Silvana González, Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Rasa Juknevičienė, Beata Kempa, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Erik Marquardt, Norbert Neuser, Marc Tarabella, Tomas Tobé, Miguel Urbán Crespo, Bernhard Zimniok

Substitutes present for the final vote

Caroline Roose

Substitutes under Rule 209(7) present for the final vote

Lukas Mandl, László Trócsányi

 


 

FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE ASKED FOR OPINION

18

+

GUE/NGL

Miguel Urbán Crespo

ID

Gianna Gancia

PPE

Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou, Hildegard Bentele, Rasa Juknevičienė, Lukas Mandl, Tomas Tobé, László Trócsányi

RENEW

Catherine Chabaud, Charles Goerens

S&D

Udo Bullmann, Mónica Silvana González, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Norbert Neuser, Marc Tarabella

VERTS/ALE

Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Erik Marquardt, Caroline Roose

 

0

-

 

 

 

3

0

ECR

Beata Kempa

ID

Dominique Bilde, Bernhard Zimniok

 

Key to symbols:

+ : in favour

- : against

0 : abstention

 


 

 

LETTER FROM THE COMMITTEE ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mr Pascal Canfin

Chair

Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

BRUSSELS

Subject: <Titre>Opinion on the motion for a resolution by Younous Omarjee on the proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism </Titre><DocRef>(COM(2019)0125 – C8‑0114/2019 – (2019/0070 (COD)), pursuant to Rule 143 (COD))</DocRef>

Dear Mr Canfin,

In relation to the proposal referred to above, the Committee on Regional Development has been asked to submit an opinion to your committee. The committee has decided to send this opinion in the form of a letter. The opinion was adopted at the committee meeting of 21 January 2020, with 35 votes in favour, 0 votes against and 0 abstentions[3].

The Commission proposal is of a technical nature and is limited to the budgetary provisions in Article 19 of Decision No 1313/2013/EU, which need to be updated and replaced with the new figures provided by the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework.

All the budgetary implications are in line with the amendments proposed by the REGI committee in its opinion of 26 April 2018. In particular, our committee supports the aim of reinforcing the capacity of Member States and the EU to respond to disasters by creating a dedicated reserve of response capacities (rescEU), by setting up a civil protection knowledge network and by strengthening cooperation with neighbourhood countries.

Considering the importance of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism for disaster risk management and the need to strengthen the mechanism for the 2021-2027 programming period, the Committee on Regional Development therefore has no objection to the Commission proposal, which provides the necessary budgetary resources to support the mechanism.

Yours sincerely,

Younous OMARJEE


 

 

PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Amending Decision No 1313/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism

References

COM(2019)0125 – C8-0114/2019 – 2019/0070(COD)

Date submitted to Parliament

7.3.2019

 

 

 

Committee responsible

 Date announced in plenary

ENVI

14.3.2019

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

 Date announced in plenary

AFET

14.3.2019

DEVE

14.3.2019

BUDG

14.3.2019

REGI

14.3.2019

Not delivering opinions

 Date of decision

AFET

6.11.2019

BUDG

23.7.2019

 

 

Rapporteurs

 Date appointed

Nikos Androulakis

10.9.2019

 

 

 

Date adopted

5.3.2020

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

60

2

7

Members present for the final vote

Bartosz Arłukowicz, Marek Paweł Balt, Traian Băsescu, Malin Björk, Pascal Canfin, Sara Cerdas, Mohammed Chahim, Tudor Ciuhodaru, Miriam Dalli, Esther de Lange, Marco Dreosto, Bas Eickhout, Eleonora Evi, Agnès Evren, Fredrick Federley, Catherine Griset, Jytte Guteland, Teuvo Hakkarainen, Anja Hazekamp, Martin Hojsík, Pär Holmgren, Petros Kokkalis, Athanasios Konstantinou, Ewa Kopacz, Joanna Kopcińska, Peter Liese, Javi López, César Luena, Tilly Metz, Alessandra Moretti, Dan-Ştefan Motreanu, Ljudmila Novak, Grace O’Sullivan, Jutta Paulus, Stanislav Polčák, Frédérique Ries, María Soraya Rodríguez Ramos, Sándor Rónai, Nicolae Ştefănuță, Nils Torvalds, Mick Wallace, Pernille Weiss, Michal Wiezik, Tiemo Wölken, Anna Zalewska

Substitutes present for the final vote

Maria Arena, Michael Bloss, Milan Brglez, Asger Christensen, Christophe Hansen, Laura Huhtasaari, Mairead McGuinness, Dace Melbārde, Marlene Mortler, Ulrike Müller, Andrey Slabakov, Vincenzo Sofo, Susana Solís Pérez, Annalisa Tardino, Inese Vaidere, Nikolaj Villumsen, Lucia Vuolo

Substitutes under Rule 209(7) present for the final vote

Ciarán Cuffe, Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield, Andor Deli, Herbert Dorfmann, Derk Jan Eppink, Ismail Ertug, Andreas Schieder

Date tabled

10.3.2020

 


 

FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

60

+

ECR

Derk Jan Eppink, Joanna Kopcińska, Dace Melbārde, Andrey Slabakov, Anna Zalewska

GUE/NGL

Anja Hazekamp, Petros Kokkalis, Mick Wallace

NI

Eleonora Evi, Athanasios Konstantinou

PPE

Bartosz Arłukowicz, Traian Băsescu, Andor Deli, Herbert Dorfmann, Agnès Evren, Christophe Hansen, Ewa Kopacz, Esther de Lange, Peter Liese, Mairead McGuinness, Marlene Mortler, Dan-Ştefan Motreanu, Ljudmila Novak, Stanislav Polčák, Inese Vaidere, Pernille Weiss, Michal Wiezik

RENEW

Pascal Canfin, Asger Christensen, Fredrick Federley, Martin Hojsík, Ulrike Müller, Frédérique Ries, María Soraya Rodríguez Ramos, Susana Solís Pérez, Nicolae Ştefănuță, Nils Torvalds

S&D

Maria Arena, Marek Paweł Balt, Milan Brglez, Sara Cerdas, Mohammed Chahim, Tudor Ciuhodaru, Miriam Dalli, Ismail Ertug, Jytte Guteland, Javi López, César Luena, Alessandra Moretti, Sándor Rónai, Andreas Schieder, Tiemo Wölken

VERTS/ALE

Michael Bloss, Ciarán Cuffe, Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield, Bas Eickhout, Pär Holmgren, Tilly Metz, Grace O'Sullivan, Jutta Paulus

 

2

-

ID

Teuvo Hakkarainen, Laura Huhtasaari

 

7

0

GUE/NGL

Malin Björk, Nikolaj Villumsen

ID

Marco Dreosto, Catherine Griset, Vincenzo Sofo, Annalisa Tardino, Lucia Vuolo

 

Key to symbols:

+ : in favour

- : against

0 : abstention

 

 

[1] Not yet published in the Official Journal.

[2] Texts adopted, P9_TA(2019)0078.

[3] The following Members took part in the vote: François Alfonsi, Mathilde Androuët, Pascal Arimont, Adrian‑Dragoş Benea, Isabel Benjumea Benjumea, Stéphane Bijoux, Franc Bogovič, Daniel Buda, Andrea Cozzolino, Corina Crețu, Josianne Cutajar, Rosa D'Amato, Tamás Deutsch, Francesca Donato, Jill Evans, Raffaele Fitto, Cristian Ghinea, Mircea‑Gheorghe Hava, Krzysztof Hetman, John Howarth, Manolis Kefalogiannis, Constanze Krehl, Elżbieta Kruk, Cristina Maestre Martín De Almagro, Pedro Marques, Andżelika Anna Możdżanowska, Andrey Novakov, Younous Omarjee, Alessandro Panza, Tsvetelina Penkova, Caroline Roose, Bronis Ropė, André Rougé, Tomislav Sokol, Susana Solís Pérez.

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