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<Titre>on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2021</Titre>

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<Commission>{BUDG}Committee on Budgets</Commission>

Rapporteur: <Depute>Olivier Chastel</Depute>

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 2021

(2019/2214(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], and in particular Article 39 thereof,

 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],

 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 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[6],

 having regard to its resolution of 15 January 2019 on gender mainstreaming in the European Parliament[7],

 

 having regard to its resolution of 28 March 2019 on Parliament's estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2020[8],

 having regard to its resolution of 23 October 2019 on the Council position on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2020[9],

 having regard to its resolution of 27 November 2019 on the joint text on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2020 approved by the Conciliation Committee under the budgetary procedure[10],

 having regard to the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the European Green Deal (COM(2019/)0640) - paragraph 2.1.4 on “Building and renovating in an energy and resource efficient way”;

 having regard to the Secretary-General's report to the Bureau on drawing up Parliament's preliminary draft estimates for the financial year 2021,

 having regard to the preliminary draft estimates drawn up by the Bureau on 9 March 2020 pursuant to Rules 25(7) and 102(1) of Parliament's Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the draft estimates drawn up by the Committee on Budgets pursuant to Rule 102(2) of Parliament's Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to Rule 102 of its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets (A9-0102/2020),

A. whereas this procedure is the first full budgetary procedure conducted in the new legislature and concerns the first year of the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework;

B. whereas among the priority objectives that have been proposed by the Secretary-General for the 2021 budget are: providing the necessary resources for the second full year after the election of the new Parliament even in view of the incoming Commission’s ambitions and providing the resources for priority projects on engaging with citizens, multiannual building projects, green Parliament, security and IT development;

C. whereas the Covid-19 outbreak is having humanitarian, social, financial and economic consequences; whereas the IMF predicts a global contraction of 3%  in 2020 and a fall of 7,4 % of the GDP of the euro zone for the year 2020; whereas the measures taken by Parliament in 2020, such as 100 % air filtering, reinforced cleaning arrangements, adapting and putting in place of new computing and telecommunications solutions, will have consequences on Parliament’s budget for 2021; whereas the 2021 budget will need to address the consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak; whereas Parliament’s budget shall guarantee its ability to exercise its full legislative competences and allow for its proper functioning;

D. whereas a budget of EUR 2 110 467 628 has been proposed by the Secretary-General for Parliament's preliminary draft estimates for 2021, representing an overall increase of 3,52 % on the 2020 budget; whereas the estimates adopted by Parliament represented an increase of 2,3 % (EUR 1. 953 million) for 2018, an increase of 2,48 % (EUR 1 999 million) for 2019 and an increase of 2,68 % (EUR 2 050 million) for 2020;

E. whereas almost two thirds of Parliament’s budget is index-bound expenditure, which relates mainly to remunerations, pensions, medical expenses and allowances for serving and retired Members (20 %) and staff (34 %), as well as to buildings (12 %), 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 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;

G. 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 promote democracy at Union level;

H. whereas the voluntary pension fund was established in 1990 by the Bureau's Rules governing the additional (voluntary) pension scheme[12]; whereas, at its meeting of December 10, 2018, the Bureau decided to modify the rules applicable to the pension fund by raising the retirement age from 63 to 65 and by introducing a 5 % levy on pension payments for future retirees to improve the viability of such payments; whereas it is estimated those changes to the rules reduced the actuarial deficit by EUR 13,3 million;

I. whereas Members’ legislative workload has been extended and strongly complemented by communication activities as citizens are more interested in European affairs than ever before and now expect to be in touch with their representatives through traditional and new social media platforms; whereas, as a result, the implementation rate of the parliamentary assistance allowance has increased in recent years;

J. 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. Emphasises that the largest part of Parliament's budget is fixed by statutory or contractual obligations and is subject to annual indexation and for 2021 those obligations are estimated at EUR 32 million;

2. Underlines that 2020 is the last year covered by the current multiannual financial framework; recalls that Parliament has largely remained within the 20 % to 22 % share under Heading 5 - Administration and that over the past years the rate of increase has been lower than the rate of increase laid down in Heading 5;

3. Endorses the agreement reached in the Conciliation between the Bureau and the Committee on Budgets on 28 April 2020 to set the increase over the 2020 budget at 2,54 %, corresponding to an overall level of estimates of EUR 2 090 467 628 for 2021, to decrease the level of expenditure of the preliminary draft estimates approved by the Bureau on 9 March 2020 by EUR 20 million and to reduce accordingly the appropriations proposed on the following budget lines:

1004 - Ordinary travel expenses; 1005 - Other travel expenses; 1200 - Remuneration and allowances; 2007 - Construction of buildings and fitting-out of premises; 2024 – Energy consumption; 300 - Expenses for staff missions and duty travel between the three places of work; 302 - Reception and representation expenses; 3042 -  Meetings, congresses, conferences and delegations; 3242 - Expenditure on publication, information and participation in public events; 325 - Expenditure relating to liaison offices; 422 - Expenditure relating to parliamentary assistance; 10 1 - Contingency Reserve;

4. Notes the ongoing negotiations on the new multiannual financial framework 2021-2027 and the uncertainty regarding the funding level of the new Heading 7 - European Public Administration; stresses that Parliament has fulfilled the 5% staff reduction objective and actually saw an overall cut of 6 %; highlights the fact that, since the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty, Parliament has had to cope with an increased amount of tasks and specialised committees, which has resulted in a significant increase in legislative and coordination work; notes that synergies and re-prioritisation were achieved in the last legislative term; stresses that the functioning of Parliament depends on the fulfilment of its administrative tasks, which require adequate staffing levels; notes the fact that inter-institutional pensions covered in that heading are projected to significantly increase in the coming years;

5. Notes that the Secretary-General’s preliminary draft estimates report presupposes an orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union; understands from that report that most of the savings resulting from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union have already been incorporated into the 2020 budget, which takes into account that Parliament will only have 705 Members as from 1 February 2020; is surprised, nevertheless, that the estimates for 2021 do not follow the logical savings trend on the budgetary lines directly impacted by the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union; questions the reasons behind the increase in costs relating to travel (line 1004) and to parliamentary assistance (line 4220) from 2018 to 2021 despite the reduction in the number of Members and accredited parliamentary assistants (APAs) following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union; requests a detailed analysis and justification of the costs and savings relating to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union before the Autumn reading;

6. Notes the explanation given in Parliament’s Committee on Budgets that an increasing number of Members have decided to hire a fourth assistant to cope with the increasing level of parliamentary work; notes that, following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union, fewer Members have to handle the same level of legislative work; notes that the decision to provide a second office at Parliament's workplace in Strasbourg has led Members to take more assistants on missions; notes the explanation given in Parliament’s Committee on Budgets that Members have undertaken more travel in recent years and will most likely continue to do so in 2021;

7. Underlines that Parliament’s key functions are to co-legislate with Council, to decide on the Union budget, to represent citizens and to scrutinise the work of other Union institutions; also considers that newly-formed special committees or sub-committees should not lead to a decrease in staff in the other committees;

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

9. Stresses that significant savings as compared to the proposal of the Bureau are required to bring that proposal closer to the expected general inflation rate for 2021 and that significant steps need to be implemented to ensure the most efficient and transparent use of public money; recommends that adequate attention should be paid to the cost of projects, not only by Parliament’s Committee on Budgets members at the time of deciding the annual budget with the Bureau, but also, at the latest, by the time of deciding on the launch of projects;

10. Draws attention to the high amount of extraordinary committee meetings in Strasbourg and the growing number of staff missions between the three places of work; urges Parliament to reduce those extraordinary meetings to a minimum so that Members can concentrate on the plenary agenda, tax payers money is saved and the CO2 footprint reduced by lowering the number of staff missions;

11. Highlights in this respect that requests voted by Parliament should be implemented without delay as a matter of principle;

Transparency and accuracy

12. Welcomes the new approach that has been taken in the preparation of the Secretary-General’s report during the past years, such as the provision of additional information on medium- and long-term planning, investments, statutory obligations, operational expenditure and methodology, as requested by the budgetary authority;

13. Stresses that Parliament’s 2021 budget must be realistic and accurate regarding the matching of needs and their costs, to avoid over-budgeting;

14. 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 Parliament and Members to legislate 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;

15. Considers that Parliament should ensure high quality and socially responsible procurement so that contracts are awarded to companies that respect environmental and core labour standards; calls for more robust scrutiny of the working conditions of Parliament's external staff;

Engaging with citizens

16. Underlines that Parliament is the only Union institution that is subject to universal suffrage, whose decisions have a real impact on Union citizens; considers it of the utmost importance to provide citizens with a better understanding of Parliament’s activities;

17. Welcomes the new mission statement for the European Parliament Liaison Offices (EPLOs) and the emphasis on a pro-active engagement in two-way communication with citizens and stakeholders at the local and regional level through more dynamic communication, also involving stakeholders and engaging more with citizens; notes the mainstreaming of Europa Experience centres in all Members States; considers it of outermost importance for Parliament to continuously engage with the European citizens through various communicative channels, in the spirit of a multifaceted political dialogue, not only during the electoral year but throughout the entire legislature;

18. Notes that Europa Experience centres shall inform the European public, particularly the youth, on the key powers of Parliament; notes that Europa Experience centres have already been inaugurated in Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Ljubljana, and Strasbourg and in 2020 in Tallinn and that, in 2021, it is planned to set up Europa Experience centres in the new Konrad Adenauer building in Luxembourg, in Rome, Paris, Warsaw, Stockholm and Prague; calls for a continuous evaluation of the results achieved; calls for a detailed breakdown of expenditure for the establishment of the new Europa Experience centres for 2021 before Parliament’s reading of budget in Autumn 2020, as well as a detailed multi-annual budgetary planning, that factors in the running cost of each of the centres already opened;

19. Requests more information on the arrangements for and cost of the creation of a series of mobile versions of the Parlamentarium, which would tour Member States to provide citizens with information on Parliament and the Union; stresses that this type of initiative must be decentralised and be carried out from the Europa Experience centres to make savings and to be rational; takes note that the project includes a mobile application which contains the best of existing Parlamentarium content;

20. Notes Parliament's intention and the Bureau’s decision to expand its activity and its diplomatic presence beyond the borders of the Union in Indonesia (Jakarta), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) and the United States (New York) and questions the value added of it; requests that a detailed and thorough analysis of the representation costs and costs inherent in such expansion, namely accommodation, secretariats, staff, residence, transport, be carried out and shared with Parliament’s Committee on Budgets; calls for collaboration between the European External Action Service and Parliament regarding the nature of the work and the status of Parliament’s employees during their external mission; requests that an analysis be provided on the added value of the current representation of Parliament in Washington;

21. Welcomes the fact that Parliament invests considerable efforts in the services it offers to visitors, especially for young people who will remain a key target group; calls on the responsible services to provide information about sustainable travel choices and evaluate the possibility of introducing a financial incentive to opt for such a mode of transport whenever circumstances allow; asks the Bureau to examine the feasibility of establishing a “cluster for seniors” highlighting Union programmes and policies that benefit active ageing; requests more information on the new visitors strategy and the four-year information campaign before Parliament’s reading of budget in Autumn 2020; calls for a thorough evaluation of the communication campaign undertaken before and during the European elections 2019; is of the opinion that any new communication measures should be based on an objective and factual analysis of that evaluation;

22. Welcomes the proposal to transform the biennial European Youth Event (EYE) into a coherent process so that the period before and after the EYE are turned into a series of meaningful interactions between Parliament and young people; considers, however, that Parliament should reimburse the travel and accommodation expenses of young people participating at the event in Strasbourg for reasons of equity and social justice; requests that the arrangements for reimbursement are clearly set out on Parliament’s website; invites Parliament to develop similar meetings between Members and young people at local level through its EPLOs;

Multiannual Building projects

23. 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;

24. Recommends that the annual budget planning take into account regular renovation of all buildings and that an amount corresponding to 3 % of the total surface area of all buildings be allocated for that purpose, as already reflected in the "Building strategy beyond 2019" adopted by the Bureau on April 16, 2018[13]; considers such allocation to be part of a regular and anticipatory building policy which should also focus on deep-retrofitting and should ensure that Parliament strives for a maximum improvement in energy efficiency and hence savings in the energy consumption and cost of Parliament’s facilities;

25. Takes note that after completion of the works on the east wing of the new Konrad Adenauer building in Luxembourg in 2020 and the gradual move of staff into the new building, the works on the west wing should get underway in 2021; asks for further details regarding the expenditure for the project management of the construction of the west wing and the security surveillance of the construction site; reiterates its wish for the Secretary-General to obtain details of the gradual staff move; calls furthermore for a review of the spaces needed by Parliament in light of the expected increase in teleworking;

26. Welcomes the reduction of EUR 11,5 million relating to rent, maintenance and energy costs in 2021 compared to 2020 resulting from the move into the new Konrad Adenauer building and the abandonment of Towers A and B in Luxembourg; requests an overview of all other currently rented buildings that will remain occupied in 2021 as well as a detailed projection of the growing energy costs;

27. Takes note of the ongoing practice of the year-end ‘mopping-up transfer’ to contribute to current building projects; notes that such ‘mopping-up transfer’ takes place systematically on the same chapters, titles and, often, exactly on the same budgetary lines; takes note of the explanation given to Parliament’s Committee on Budgets by Parliament’s services that Parliament has saved almost EUR 100 million in interest due to that practice over the last years and has thus been able to keep its significant building projects financially under control; highlights that Parliament`s budget implementation rate is at almost 99 %; considers that such a legal practice risks being perceived as a programmed over-budgeting in certain areas in order to generate funds for the financing of Parliament’s building policy; calls for a reflection on the financing of key investments in the building policy, based on more transparency and detailed planning;

28.   Asks the Bureau to make known its decision on the future of the Spaak building in Brussels as well as all the supporting documents available within the services; notes that the renovation could also present an opportunity to optimise the already available surfaces according to Parliament’s current needs as described in the updated building strategy beyond 2019; takes note of the unavailability during renovation works of the Spaak building for a period of approximately five years; reiterates its request that Parliament’s Committee on Budgets be provided with an estimate and a detailed breakdown of the costs once the Bureau has made the decision; reminds that the 2021 budget includes items for the preparation of the works in the Spaak building;

29. Calls upon the Secretary-General to consider an appropriate period to recover recyclable materials such as copper, cladding and others for re-use and repurposing through a specialised company;

30.  Recalls that a vast majority of Parliament expressed in various resolutions support for a single seat to ensure efficient spending of Union taxpayers’ money and to assume its institutional responsibility to reduce its carbon footprint; emphasizes that the geographical dispersion of Parliament's three seats amounts to 6% of the institution’s overall budget, while its annual environmental impact is estimated to be between 11,000 to 19,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions; underlines the negative public perception caused by that dispersion; recalls the need to find solutions to optimise parliamentary institutional work, financial costs and the carbon footprint;

31. Welcomes the idea that Parliament is committed to undertaking the necessary adaptation and renovation of its buildings in order to create an environment accessible to all users in line with Union standards; stresses that works to improve the accessibility for persons with disabilities and those with reduced mobility already started in Strasbourg and that the projects will continue in 2021 in both Brussels and Strasbourg, but also in six EPLOs; asks to continue such renovations in all other buildings of Parliament by committing to the functional accessibility requirements for the built environment laid down in Annex III of the Directive (EU) 2019/882[14], and by referring to relevant international and European standards to fulfil those requirements in procurement procedures so Members, staff and visitors with disabilities and those with reduced mobility can access the buildings and make use of its facilities on an equal basis with others in line with the obligations set by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;

Security, IT and infrastructure development

32. Supports the investment made by Parliament to maintain a modern and efficient workplace; considers that the building security and the cyber-security are essential for the safety and functioning of Parliament; welcomes the fact that with the entrance of WEISS building, Parliament will have almost finished the work to secure all of its buildings; requests updated information on the overall costs of that project; reiterates that IT security shall remain a top priority as well as powerful and secure cloud services, fully respecting data protection; invites Parliament to study the possibility of using open source infrastructure;

33. Welcomes the Digital Workplace4MEP strategy which delivers solutions for mobility and efficiency; considers that the deployment of high-quality hybrid devices shall contribute to achieving the environmental management target of reducing paper consumption by 50 % by 2024; expects that in budgetary terms, that deployment will lead to significant cost savings due to the phasing out of other types of devices;

34. Notes that DG TRAD is aiming to develop a tool that is able to automatically transcribe and translate parliamentary multilingual debates in real time, so that all citizens have equal access to information in their language; highlights that the effectiveness and added value of such tools have to be ensured and proven in advance in all 24 official languages; asks that an analysis be carried out on the total cost of the whole project and the impact on human resources; asks for an estimation of the timeline when that technology would be available; considers that the means dedicated to multilingualism, namely translation and interpretation, should not be reduced, as long as there is no reduction in workload;

35. Calls for improvements in the current set up of tracking and tracing of IT-related issues between operating units of Parliament's services in order to increase efficiency and transparency; calls, in particular, for simplification of the reporting of Members' travel expenses to ensure efficient, speedy and user-friendly system and traceability of claims;

36. Calls for the further development of stable and secure teleworking facilities for all devices;

Green Parliament and sustainable mobility

37. Underlines that since 2016, Parliament is the first Union institution to become carbon neutral, because after making all possible efforts to reduce its CO2 emissions, it offsets 100 % of its irreducible emissions;

38. Recalls that the carbon footprint scope of Parliament encompasses the following 7 main categories: energy consumption; leak of refrigerant gases, freight, transport of persons, supply of equipment and services, direct waste, and fixed assets; welcomes the Bureau decision that new and more ambitious environmental targets were set for the current legislative term, that should be achieved by 2024 in key areas such as carbon footprint reduction, reduction of carbon emissions from transport of persons, reduction of gas, heating oil and district heating consumption, reduction of electricity consumption, reduction of paper consumption, reduction of non recycled waste, reduction of water consumption and reduction of food waste; calls for a detailed roadmap on achieving those targets to be presented to Parliament’s Committee on Budgets; calls for an annual review of results and the option to increase the ambition of those standards by mid-term in 2022;

39.  Welcomes the new parking policy developed in Parliament’s car parks aimed at promoting the use of electric vehicles, namely bicycles, cargo-bikes, scooters and cars, through the installation of electric charging stations; calls for that policy to be extended to all other Parliament car parks; supports all future measures to encourage Members and staff to reduce the use of passenger cars and to prioritise the use of public transport and bicycles, including also financial incentives;

40.  Encourages Members to use transport possibilities that respect the environment objectives envisioned by Parliament; asks the Bureau to revise the Implementing measures of the Statute for Members of the European Parliament[15] so that Members are reimbursed for flexible economy airline tickets when traveling within the Union, with exceptions accepted for flights longer than four hours of duration or flights with a stopover; takes note that travels of many Members from their constituencies to the places of work of Parliament require long journeys and can only be undertaken by plane;

41. Calls for the protection of the environment and the saving of resources; is concerned, in this regard, by the fact that Members do not use their free Belgian railway travel pass; calls on the Bureau to find a solution for optimising the use of that pass and provide the financial details of the agreement with the SNCB/NMBS; recalls its request to make greater use of videoconferencing, including with external participants through the use of widespread software and other technologies;

42. Welcomes the notice of the Questors of 18 February 2020 to encourage Members and political group secretariats to apply the voluntary trunk-sharing policy with the aim of decreasing the number of lorries needed for Strasbourg missions thereby helping to reduce Parliament’s carbon footprint; calls for an analysis of alternatives to the trunks in line with the EMAS target for a paperless Parliament as soon as possible;

Members and accredited parliamentary assistants related issues

43. Reiterates its concern about the additional expenditure on interpretation of the oral explanations of votes during plenary sessions; stresses that the cost of translating and interpreting the oral explanation of votes is estimated at EUR 21,431 per voting day or EUR 900,102 per year; 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; in that context, calls for a reasonable use of Parliament resources and considers that in order to achieve significant savings, the oral explanation of votes could be abolished;

44. Recalls Article 27(1) and (2) of the Statute for Members of the European Parliament[16] which states 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”; further notes that at the end of 2018, the amount of net assets to be taken into account and the actuarial commitment amount to EUR 112,3 million and EUR 398,4 million, respectively, leading to an estimated actuarial deficit of EUR 286,1 million; points out that this raises concerns about the possible exhaustion of the Voluntary Pension Fund; calls upon the Secretary-General and the Bureau to fully respect the Statute for Members and to establish with the pension fund a clear plan for Parliament assuming and taking over its obligations and responsibilities for its Members’ voluntary pension scheme; supports the request from the Bureau to the Secretary-General to investigate 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; considers that all possible avenues should be exhausted to find a fair solution to the problem, while keeping Parliament’s liability to a minimum; appeals the Bureau and the members of the Voluntary Pension Fund to support measures aiming at limiting the deficit of the Voluntary Pension Fund;

45. Reiterates its appeal for transparency regarding the General Expenditure Allowance for Members, in line with the renewed calls from Parliament’s plenary; urges the Bureau to immediately resume discussions about the General Expenditure Allowance and to come up with an agreement as soon as possible; believes that such agreement should include common rules for greater transparency and financial accountability; stresses that any new measures increasing transparency should not create unnecessary bureaucracy for Members and their offices to extent possible;

46.  Reminds its call to the Bureau to work on a technical solution to allow Members to exercise their right to vote while benefiting from their maternity or paternity leave, during a long-term illness or in cases of force majeure; asks the Bureau to clarify which legal, financial, and technical limits such a solution would entail;

47. Welcomes the measures taken by Parliament regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, including new temporary working methods and allowing the use of Parliament's facilities in the battle against the coronavirus; asks the Bureau to propose further measures to address consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak; asks the Secretary General to evaluate the financial consequences of those measures for Parliament’s budgets for 2020 and 2021 and present it to Parliament’s Commitee on Budgets before Parliament’s reading of the budget in Autumn 2020; calls on the Secretary General to elaborate detailed guidelines to better prepare for any future force majeure events in order to ensure a continued fulfilment of Parliament’s legislative functions if orderly functioning cannot be upheld;

48. Recalls its request regarding the amount of the allowances paid to the APAs for the missions they carry out between the three places of work of Parliament with a view to ensuring that the Bureau align it at the level of allowance systems for civil servants and other agents; considers that any rise in the Members’ envelope for parliamentary assistance in the course of the mandate should have that purpose as a primary justification;

 

49. Asks the Bureau to assess the possibility and financial impacts of an extension of the status of APAs to local assistants; asks for clarification on the criteria taken into account to establish the table of remuneration for local assistants and requests a thorough analysis of those criteria to assess their up-to-date character; recommends that attention be paid to ensuring commensurate tasks and salaries of the assistants in the Member States;

50. Calls again on the Conference of Presidents to revise the Implementing provisions governing the work of delegations and missions outside the European Union; underlines that such a revision should consider the possibility for APAs, subject to certain conditions, to accompany Members on official Parliament Delegations and Missions;

51. Calls on the Bureau to scrutinise the current system of budget allocation to the committees to assess its advantages and disadvantages and to increase the committees` flexibility and autonomy in the planning and allocation of funding for tasks and assignments;

52. Asks the Bureau to establish full flexibility of presence for Members during Green Weeks to facilitate their working arrangements;

Other issues

53. 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 between Union institutions in order to identify further potential synergies and savings;

54. Deplores the recent price increases in Parliament’s canteens, especially the self-service restaurant in the Altiero Spinelli building in Brussels; considers those increases have not been accompanied by food quality improvement; asks the Bureau to assess the possibility of relying on a new service provider for the Altiero Spinelli building’s self-service restaurant and to revise its subvention policy to make the meals more affordable;

55. 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 that the Secretary-General provide all information on the work and that has been done in that regard and the programme for the near future; asks the Secretary-General to provide an assessment of the new harassment procedures before presenting the 2022 estimates to the Bureau; is of the opinion that staff as well as Members should be encouraged to participate in training courses to minimise the occurrence of such events inside Parliament;

56. Notes that Parliament’s new travel agency started operating on 1 January 2019; notes that Members experienced difficulties reaching the travel service’s call centre during and outside working hours, calls for an improvement in availability; presses for a simple and user-friendly complaints mechanism, which allows for speedy resolution of any problems; deplores that tickets proposed by the agency are not always the most cost effective ones and that Members experience considerable delays in the reimbursement of their travel costs; calls on DG FINS to launch a satisfaction survey on the services of the travel agency, and requests an evaluation of their work during the ongoing contract;

57. Calls upon the Secretary-General and the Bureau to instil a culture of performance-based budgeting across Parliament's administration, and a lean management approach in order to enhance efficiency and environmental sustainability, 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;

58. Emphasises that Parliament should be a safe place to work in, both physically and psychologically; is concerned with the effect on workers of the new contracts for cleaning in Parliament; urges the Secretary-General to verify that the highest standards of labour law are being upheld by external contractors, in particular as regards psychological pressure and working conditions;

59. Adopts the estimates for the financial year 2021;

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

 


 

ANNEX: DRAFT ESTIMATES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAFT ESTIMATES

2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contribution of the European Union to the financing of the expenditure of Parliament for the financial year 2021

 

 

 

Heading

Amount

 

 

Expenditure

2 090 467 628

Own resources

175 511 000

Contribution due

1 914 956 628

 

 

 


REVENUE

 

Title - Chapter - Article - Post

Heading

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

4

REVENUE ACCRUING FROM PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER UNION BODIES

4 0

MISCELLEANEOUS TAXES AND DEDUCTIONS

4 0 0

Proceeds from taxation on the salaries, wages and allowances of Members of the institutions, officials, other servants and persons in receipt of a pension

82.777.000

81.408.600

82.599.719

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.

30.623

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

12.683.000

12.057.800

11.738.427

Chapter 4 0 — Total

95.460.000

93.466.400

94.368.769

4 1

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PENSION SCHEME

4 1 0

Staff contributions to the pension scheme

69.989.000

67.037.700

67.799.457

4 1 1

Transfer or purchase of pension rights by staff

10.000.000

10.000.000

7.409.567

4 1 2

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

10.000

10.000

47.173

Chapter 4 1 — Total

79.999.000

77.047.700

75.256.197

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

175.459.000

170.514.100

169.624.966

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)

5 0 0 0

Proceeds from the sale of vehicles

p.m.

p.m.

14.600,0

5 0 0 1

Proceeds from the sale of other movable property

p.m.

p.m.

0,0

5 0 0 2

Proceeds from the supply of goods to other departments within an Union institution, or to other Union institutions or bodies — assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0,0

5 0 1

Proceeds from the sale of immovable property — assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0,0

5 0 2

Proceeds from the sale of publications, printed works and films

1.000

p.m.

0,0

Chapter 5 0 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

14.600,0

5 1

PROCEEDS FROM LETTINGS

5 1 1

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

5 1 1 0

Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property — assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

3.491.616,0

5 1 1 1

Reimbursement of charges connected with lettings — assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

223.525,0

Chapter 5 1 — Total

p.m.

 

3.715.141

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

1.887

Chapter 5 2 — Total

50.000

50.000

1.887

5 5

REVENUE FROM THE PROCEEDS OF SERVICES SUPPLIED AND WORK CARRIED OUT

5 5 0

Proceeds from the supply of services and work to other departments within an Union institution, or to other Union institutions or bodies, including refunds by other Union institutions or bodies of mission allowances paid on their behalf — assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

9.956.672

5 5 1

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

p.m.

p.m.

4.021.749

Chapter 5 5 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

13.978.421

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.

7.392.531

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.

1.367.642

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.

289.984

Chapter 5 7 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

9.050.157

5 8

MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS

5 8 1

Revenue from insurance payments received — assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

1.062.266

Chapter 5 8 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

1.062.266

Title 5 — Total

50.000

50.000

27.822.472

6

CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH UNION AGREEMENTS AND PROGRAMMES

6 6

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS

6 6 0

Other contributions and refunds

6 6 0 0

Other contributions and refunds

p.m.

p.m.

8.760.095

Chapter 6 6 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

8.760.095

Title 6 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

8.760.095

9

MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

9 0

MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

9 0 0

Miscellaneous revenue

1.000

1.000

1.313.538

Chapter 9 0 — Total

1.000

1.000

1.313.538

Title 9 — Total

1.000

1.000

1.313.538

GRAND TOTAL

175.510.000

170.565.100

207.521.071

 

 

 

 


EXPENDITURE

General summary of appropriations (2021 and 2020) and outturn (2019)

Title - Chapter - Article - Post

Heading

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

1

PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

1 0

MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTION

209.713.000

225.783.000

232.951.931

1 2

OFFICIALS AND TEMPORARY STAFF

710.160.000

704.388.000

661.640.519

1 4

OTHER STAFF AND EXTERNAL SERVICES

179.092.808

168.336.000

148.520.789

1 6

OTHER EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

22.955.600

22.478.000

17.791.968

Title 1 — Total

1.121.921.408

1.120.985.000

1.060.905.207

2

BUILDINGS, FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENDITURE

2 0

BUILDINGS AND ASSOCIATED COSTS

231.157.000

228.140.000

251.193.446

2 1

DATA PROCESSING, EQUIPMENT AND MOVABLE PROPERTY

192.697.500

175.644.000

178.484.368

2 3

CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURE

6.746.500

6.834.000

6.222.519

Title 2 — Total

430.601.000

410.618.000

435.900.332

3

EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM GENERAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

3 0

MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

34.610.500

34.151.500

29.515.665

3 2

EXPERTISE AND INFORMATION: ACQUISITION, ARCHIVING, PRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION

149.599.720

131.415.500

122.426.245

Title 3 — Total

184.210.220

165.567.000

151.941.910

4

EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM SPECIAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

4 0

EXPENDITURE RELATING TO CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

134.000.000

128.000.000

131.155.223

4 2

EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANCE

214.435.000

207.659.000

192.869.851

4 4

MEETINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS

500.000

480.000

460.000

Title 4 — Total

348.935.000

336.139.000

324.485.074

5

The Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations and the 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

300.000

285.000

p.m.

Title 5 — Total

300.000

285.000

p.m.

10

OTHER EXPENDITURE

10 0

PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATIONS

p.m.

p.m.

p.m.

10 1

CONTINGENCY RESERVE

4.500.000

5.151.000

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

4.500.000

5.151.000

p.m.

GRAND TOTAL

2.090.467.628

2.038.745.000

1.973.232.524

 


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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

82 777 000

81 408 600

82 599 719,21

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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

30 622,67

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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

12 683 000

12 057 800

11 738 427,05

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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

69 989 000

67 037 700

67 799 457,03

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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

10 000 000

10 000 000

7 409 566,64

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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

10 000

10 000

47 172,84

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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

14 600,00

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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

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 departments within an Union institution, or to other Union institutions or bodies — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

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 in 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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

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 in 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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

1 000

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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

3 491 615,87

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 in 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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

223 525,30

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 in 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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

50 000

50 000

1 886,62

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 work to other departments within an Union institution, or to other Union institutions or bodies, including refunds by other Union institutions or bodies of mission allowances paid on their behalf — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

9 956 671,53

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 in 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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

4 021 749,23

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 in 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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

7 392 531,07

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 in 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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

1 367 641,98

Remarks

In accordance with 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 in 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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

289 983,77

Chapter 5 8 — MISCELLANEOUS PAYMENTS

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

Figures

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

1 062 266,08

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 in 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

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

8 760 095,01

Title 9 — MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

Chapter 9 0 — MISCELLANEOUS REVENUE

Article 9 0 0 — Miscellaneous revenue

Figures

Budget 2021

Budget 2020

Outturn 2019

1 000

1 000

1 313 538,44

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

78 580 000

76 589 000

82 537 681,69

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

67 400 000

65 808 000

65 106 000,00

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

5 500 000

5 562 000

5 900 000,00

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

39 500 000

40 000 000

45 468 945,16

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

191 000

190 000

176 226,28

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

3 123 000

3 058 000

2 669 905,55

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

1 258 000

892 000

430 321,22

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

2 010 000

19 300 000

19 270 101,89

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

9 270 000

11 490 000

8 962 229,00

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

171 000

167 000

161 509,45

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

1 959 000

1 976 000

1 869 010,87

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the payment of a survivor’s 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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

1 000

1 000

 

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

750 000

750 000

400 000,00

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

704 500 000

698 190 000

657 194 111,45

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.

This appropriation is also intended to cover the insurance premiums in respect of sports accidents for users of the European Parliament’s sports centres in Brussels, in Luxembourg and in Strasbourg.

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

100 000

150 000

46 000,00

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

3 000 000

3 010 000

2 560 000,00

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

2 560 000

3 038 000

1 840 407,81

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

 

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

65 350 000

63 063 000

56 672 946,01

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 this 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 is not to 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 5 200 000.

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

38 990 000

31 622 000

29 319 030,17

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 their remuneration.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 500 000.

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

7 630 000

7 266 000

6 173 530,08

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 their remuneration.

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

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

10 130 440

9 337 000

9 084 770,31

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 or 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

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 7 March 2005 on the 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.

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 4 May 2009 on rules governing the secondment of national experts to the European Parliament.

Decision of the Secretary-General of the European Parliament of 18 June 2019 on the internal rules governing traineeships and study visits in the Secretariat of the European Parliament.

Item 1 4 0 5 — Expenditure on interpretation

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

49 418 368

48 832 000

43 870 170,00

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

 

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

7 574 000

8 216 000

3 400 342,56

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

150 000

163 000

88 822,39

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

8 115 000

8 127 000

6 158 112,47

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

867 250

760 000

493 000,00

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,

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, 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 activities 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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

1 610 000

1 490 000

837 005,32

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

265 000

252 000

240 000,00

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 for staff clubs, sports associations and cultural societies, and to make a contribution to the cost of a permanent centre (for cultural and sports activities, other hobbies, a 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 — Health and prevention

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

1 892 350

1 820 000

1 159 480,00

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the operating costs of the medical services, the Medical Leave Service, the Prevention and Well-Being at Work Unit and the Equality Inclusion and Diversity Unit in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg, including medical check-ups, the purchase of materials and pharmaceutical products, as well as, 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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

750 000

800 000

892 867,53

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on catering for official high-level events and meetings and certain social measures agreed by the European Parliament.

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

Item 1 6 5 4 — Childcare facilities

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

8 655 000

8 440 000

7 307 680,00

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

651 000

626 000

615 000,00

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 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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

26 301 000

33 291 000

29 006 950,47

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

30 990 016,00

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

 

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 Financial Regulation.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 810 000.

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

96 927 000

82 730 000

90 508 522,14

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, and in particular architects’ or engineers’ fees.

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

5 607 000

5 429 000

4 638 553,38

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

67 790 000

64 180 000

62 863 456,11

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 164 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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

17 580 000

16 100 000

15 726 721,16

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

16 030 000

23 750 000

16 705 207,36

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 164 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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

922 000

2 660 000

754 019,05

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, EQUIPMENT 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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

29 326 000

29 545 500

28 764 464,69

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 302 000.

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

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

30 104 000

25 409 000

23 534 285,34

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, including Cloud related services. 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 106 000.

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

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

14 136 000

12 870 000

12 091 037,99

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 15 000.

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

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

29 821 000

26 840 000

20 326 119,48

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 in 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 6 000.

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

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

20 361 000

15 487 000

26 278 868,38

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 the European Parliament’s computing and telecommunications system infrastructure. The investments relate mainly to systems at the computer and telecommunications centre, networks, cabling and video-conferencing systems.

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 105 000.

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

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

31 973 000

25 981 000

33 176 490,40

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

5 910 000

7 400 000

7 571 521,18

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

26 467 500

27 923 500

23 376 896,50

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 when requested by a Member, delegation, political group or governing body of the European Parliament. 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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

4 599 000

4 188 000

3 364 683,72

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

1 366 000

1 413 000

1 253 104,27

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 38 000.

Article 2 3 1 — Financial charges

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

1 245 000

1 370 000

544 637,00

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,

 compensation agreed through amicable settlement pursuant to Chapter 11 of Title III of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court and/or Chapter 7 of Title IV of the Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice,

 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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

221 000

224 000

286 650,45

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

1 860 000

1 830 000

2 655 810,27

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

1 732 000

1 674 500

1 207 564,72

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

262 500

262 500

239 752,37

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 26 000.

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

28 565 000

28 140 000

25 023 507,64

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

845 500

910 500

693 976,40

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 and printed menus,

 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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

300 000

300 000

479 862,62

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

2 780 000

2 671 000

1 582 736,43

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

2 120 000

2 130 000

1 735 582,00

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

6 629 500

7 137 000

3 270 718,85

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 that require specific skills and 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,

 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

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

9 830 000

9 750 000

6 945 062,02

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the work of DG EPRS and the central services of the Secretary-General, 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 and of 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 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,

 participation by the services responsible for Scientific and Technological Options Assessment (STOA) in the activities of European and international scientific bodies,

 the European Parliament’s obligations under international and 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 costs of the European Science-Media Hub, with its operations overseen by the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA), in enhancing the interface between the European Parliament, the scientific community and the media, in order specifically to promote networking, training and knowledge dissemination. This includes for example:

—  organising activities and expenses (including travel expenses, accommodation and catering) in connection with invitations to journalists, stakeholders and other experts to cover the activities concerned,

—  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 use of state-of-the-art technical equipment and media facilities in support of such dialogue,

—  developing closer cooperation and link 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

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).

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament 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).

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 2 July 2012 on rules on document management in the European Parliament.

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

European Parliament resolution of 8 October 2013 on forward policy planning and long-term trends: budgetary implications for capacity-building (OJ C 181, 19.5.2016, p. 16), 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 (OJ C 58, 15.2.2018, p. 257), and in particular paragraph 54 thereof.

European Parliament resolution of 18 April 2018 on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2019 (OJ C 390, 18.11.2019, p. 215), and in particular paragraph 49 thereof.

European Parliament resolution of 28 March 2019 on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2020 (Texts adopted, P8_TA(2019)0326), and in particular paragraph 47 thereof.

Article 3 2 2 — Documentation expenditure

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

3 216 000

2 627 500

3 178 622,53

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

1 400 000

1 335 000

596 105,90

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

638 250,69

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

5 053 000

4 410 000

4 681 880,16

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 6 000.

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

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

28 420 000

22 780 000

33 132 241,09

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,

 expenditure on communication in order to give the European Parliament a recognisable, coherent and positive public image, to develop communication products from the creative concept to the final product and capacity building towards an internal communication agency, including access to industry tools and external expert advice,

 co-financing of communication actions through a grants program in order to promote and multiply a better understanding of the identity, role and political nature of the European Parliament and to stimulate collaboration with multiplier networks,

 the cost relating to public opinion monitoring,

 the cost linked to monitoring, countering and raising awareness on the reputational risks, disinformation and hybrid threats,

 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 the European Parliament’s social media profile, and monitoring 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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

31 811 500

21 947 500

12 050 023,02

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, including the mobile information points,

 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 of European History’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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

33 148 470

31 767 000

28 153 356,64

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,

 activities to promote the EUVP,

 expenditure related to the implementation of the new visitors’ strategy and the organisation of the open days.

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

2 902 750

2 957 000

2 401 279,82

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

17 553 500

17 579 500

19 203 325,75

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 maintenance of the IT infrastructure in the press rooms in Brussels and Strasbourg .

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 budgetary 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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

235 000

225 000

95 378,09

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 TEU and the TFEU, 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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

9 400 000

8 900 000

8 080 000,00

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.)

 media campaigns and the organisation of the "European Parliament Ambassador school" program.

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

65 000 000

65 000 000

64 000 000,00

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

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 30 June 2003 on rules on the use of appropriations from budget Item 4 0 0, as last amended on 13 January 2020.

Article 4 0 2 — Funding of European political parties

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

46 000 000

42 000 000

47 455 223,22

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).

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 1 July 2019 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 249, 25.7.2019, p. 2).

Article 4 0 3 — Funding of European political foundations

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

23 000 000

21 000 000

19 700 000,00

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).

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 1 July 2019 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 249, 25.7.2019, p. 2 ().

Chapter 4 2 — EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANCE

Article 4 2 2 — Expenditure relating to parliamentary assistance

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

214 435 000

207 659 000

192 869 851,15

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,

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

 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.

 emoluments for graduate trainees (scholarships),

 compensation of study visits with Members,

 travel expenses of trainees and study visitors with Members,

 sickness and accident insurance for trainees and study visitors with Members,

 costs connected with the holding of information or training sessions for trainees.

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.

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

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 10 December 2018 on the rules concerning Members' trainees.

Decision of the Secretary-General of the European Parliament of 18 June 2019 on the internal rules governing traineeships and study visits in the Secretariat of the European Parliament.

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

250 000

240 000

230 000,00

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

250 000

240 000

230 000,00

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

300 000

285 000

 

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 (EU, Euratom) 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 the European Parliament, pursuant to Article 6(6) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

 

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

 

 

 

Chapter 10 1 — CONTINGENCY RESERVE

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

4 500 000

5 151 000

 

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

 

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on information and communication policy.

Chapter 10 5 — PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATION FOR IMMOVABLE PROPERTY

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

 

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

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure on the institution’s priority projects under development.

Chapter 10 8 — EMAS RESERVE

Figures

Budget 2021

Appropriations 2020

Outturn 2019

p.m.

p.m.

 

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

 

2021

2020

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

424

8

2

38

AD 12

339

 

15

61

339

 

13

61

AD 11

220

 

6

28

175

 

8

28

AD 10

439

 

11

43

389

 

11

33

AD 9

468

 

9

56

478

 

9

58

AD 8

251

 

4

50

261

 

4

51

AD 7

160

 

9

62

205

 

7

63

AD 6

106

 

4

66

86

 

6

53

AD 5

101

 

4

65

101

 

4

84

AD Subtotal

2 787

10

73

517

2 737

10

73

517

AST 11

104

10

 

37

99

10

 

37

AST 10

68

 

19

35

68

 

19

35

AST 9

588

 

8

41

573

 

6

39

AST 8

267

 

8

42

297

 

10

44

AST 7

283

 

4

50

283

 

2

48

AST 6

423

 

12

79

383

 

13

65

AST 5

414

 

7

88

424

 

8

87

AST 4

216

 

4

69

281

 

1

73

AST 3

78

 

12

71

83

 

15

75

AST 2

4

 

 

47

4

 

 

52

AST 1

1

 

 

59

1

 

 

63

AST Subtotal

2 446

10

74

618

2 496

10

74

618

AST/SC 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AST/SC 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AST/SC 4

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AST/SC 3

30

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

AST/SC 2

125

 

 

 

100

 

 

 

AST/SC 1

46

 

 

 

81

 

 

 

AST/SC Subtotal

206

 

 

 

206

 

 

 

Total

5 440[17]

20[18]

147[19]

1 135

5 440[20]

20[21]

147[22]

1 135

Grand total

6 722[23]

6 722[24]

 

 

 

 


ASSIGNED REVENUES

 

Budget line

Heading

Revenue received in

Projection

2019

2021

5 0 0 2

Proceeds from the supply of goods to other departments within an Union institution, or to other Union institutions or bodies — assigned revenue

-

5 000

5 0 1

Proceeds from the sale of immovable property — assigned revenue

-

p m

5 1 1 0

Proceeds from letting and subletting immovable property — assigned revenue

3 491 616

3 506 000

5 1 1 1

Reimbursement of charges connected with lettings — assigned revenue

223 525

1 112 000

5 5 0

Proceeds from the supply of services and work to other departments within an Union institution, or to other Union institutions or bodies, including refunds by other Union institutions or bodies of mission allowances paid on their behalf — assigned revenue

9 956 672

739 000

5 5 1

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

4 021 749

p m

5 7 0

Revenue arising from the repayment of amounts wrongly paid — assigned revenue

7 392 531

353 000

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

1 367 642

p m

5 8 1

Revenue from insurance payments received — assigned revenue

1 062 266

p m

 

 TOTAL

27 516 001

5 715 000

 



 

 

INFORMATION ON ADOPTION IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Date adopted

11.5.2020