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<Titre>on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council, as regards the decommitment procedure</Titre>

<DocRef>(COM(2020)0309 – C9‑0202/2020 – 2020/0140(COD))</DocRef>


<Commission>{LIBE}Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs</Commission>

Rapporteur: <Depute>Joachim Stanisław Brudziński</Depute>

(Simplified procedure – Rule 52(1) of the Rules of Procedure)

ERRATA/ADDENDA
DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council, as regards the decommitment procedure

(COM(2020)0309 – C9‑0202/2020 – 2020/0140(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

 having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2020)0309),

 having regard to Article 294(2) and Articles 78(2), Article 79(2) and (4), Article 82(1), Article 84 and Article 87(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C9‑0202/2020),

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

 having regard to the undertaking given by the Council representative by letter of 22 September 2020 to approve Parliament’s position, in accordance with Article 294(4) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

 having regard to Rules 59 and 52(1) of its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the report of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (A9-0171/2020),

1. Adopts its position at first reading, taking over the Commission proposal;

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

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


 

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

Proposal for a regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 refers to the implementation of the National Programs under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the Internal Security Fund (ISF) for the period of 2014-2020. Its objective is to ensure that in the face of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic all Members States make full use of the N + 2 rule and have sufficient time for the implementation of the allocated funds and declaration of the expenditure to the Commission.

 

More specifically the aim is to guarantee that the decommitment rule (N+2) takes into account a payment request covering in full year N+2 submitted by Member States. In this regard, it is necessary to align the decommitment deadline with the deadline of the submission of the accounts.

 

In addition, in order to ensure consistency in the approach to decommitment and to provide Member States with an implementation period in line with the N+2 rule, it is proposed to align the decommitment of the additional allocations provided to the national programmes in 2018 and 2019 with the rules applicable to the basic allocation of the national programmes.

 

It is therefore proposed to amend Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 to ensure that all payment requests covering the year N+2 submitted by Member State within the regulatory deadlines set out in Article 44 of Regulation 514/2014 are taken into account when calculating the decommitment. In addition, it is proposed to amend Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 to ensure that the implementation period of the amounts corresponding to additional allocations to the national programmes provided in 2018 and 2019 is aligned with the implementation period of the initial allocation.

 

According to the Regulation in force the decommitment is taking place by 31 December of the second year following the year in which the given budget commitment was made. According to the new provision, the decommitment will take place by 15th February of the year following the second year in which the budget commitment was made. In short, the proposal will delay the deadline when the Commission determines the amount to be decommitted.

 

The unprecedented situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic in many cases has prevented the beneficiaries of the AMIF and ISF funds from full implementation the planned project.

 

Rapporteur believes therefore that the new proposal of the Commission will allow beneficiaries of internal affairs funds to complete interrupted activities and to eliminate delays in project implementation that have occurred due to the pandemic.

 

 

 


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Amending Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council, as regards the decommitment procedure

References

COM(2020)0309 – C9-0202/2020 – 2020/0140(COD)

Date submitted to Parliament

13.7.2020

 

 

 

Committee responsible

 Date announced in plenary

LIBE

23.7.2020

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

 Date announced in plenary

BUDG

23.7.2020

 

 

 

Not delivering opinions

 Date of decision

BUDG

3.9.2020

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

 Date appointed

Joachim Stanisław Brudziński

2.9.2020

 

 

 

Previous rapporteurs

Joachim Stanisław Brudziński

Simplified procedure - date of decision

16.7.2020

Discussed in committee

2.9.2020

 

 

 

Date adopted

21.9.2020

 

 

 

Date tabled

30.9.2020

 

 

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