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

Rapporteur: <Depute>Damian Boeselager</Depute>

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

MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION

on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2022

(2020/2264(BUI))

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) 2020/2093 of 17 December 2020 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027[2], and to the joint declarations agreed between Parliament, the Council and the Commission in this context[3], as well as to the related unilateral declarations[4],

 having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 16 December 2020 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management, as well as on new own resources, including a roadmap towards the introduction of new own resources[5],

 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[6],

 having regard to its resolution of 14 May 2020 on Parliament's estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2021[7],

 having regard to its resolution of 12 November 2020 on the Council position on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2021[8],

 having regard to its resolution of 18 December 2020 on the Council position on the second draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2021[9],

 having regard to its resolution of 26 October 2017 on combatting sexual harassment and abuse in the EU[10],

 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[11],

 having regard to its resolution of 15 January 2019 on gender mainstreaming in the European Parliament[12],

 having regard to the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions entitled “A Union of Equality: Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025” (COM(2020)0152),

 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), in particular its paragraph 2.1.4 on “Building and renovating in an energy and resource efficient way”,

   having regard to the EMAS Mid-Term Strategy 2024 adopted by the Steering Committee for Environmental Management Brussels on 15 December 2020,

 having regard to the study: The European Parliament’s carbon footprint - Towards carbon neutrality[13],

 having regard to the Special Report No 14/2014 of the European Court of Auditors: How do the EU institutions and bodies calculate, reduce and offset their greenhouse gas emissions?[14],

 having regard to the additionality requirements in Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources ( Renewable Energy Directive), in particular its Recital 90 and Article 27,

   having regard to its resolution of 17 September 2020 on maximising the energy efficiency potential of the EU building stock[15],

 having regard to Energy Performance of Buildings Directive[16] and the Energy Efficiency Directive[17],

 having regard to Statement by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the exemplary role of their buildings in the context of the Energy Efficiency Directive[18];

   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 Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy – putting European transport on track for the future (COM(2020)0789), in particular its paragraph 9 on collective travel,

 having regard to the Secretary-General's report to the Bureau on drawing up Parliament's preliminary draft estimates for the financial year 2022,

 having regard to the preliminary draft estimates drawn up by the Bureau on 8 March 2021 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 (A9-0145/2021),

A. whereas the continued increase of the importance of Parliament as a co-legislator, one arm of the budgetary authority, with powers of scrutiny and a promoter of European democracy, including in the context of the European response to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to the Joint declaration of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary scrutiny of new proposals based on Article 122 TFEU with potential appreciable implications for the Union budget[19], has highlighted the continued need to equip the Parliament with appropriate legislative know-how and financial resources to ensure the quality of legislative and scrutiny work and to communicate on its results; whereas the credibility of Parliament and its Members in the eyes of European citizens depends on Parliament’s own ability to plan and conduct its spending prudently and efficiently and in a justified manner to reflect the prevalent economic realities;

B. whereas the Commission predicts in its winter forecast that GDP has shrunk by 6,9 % in 2020 and will not recover to the level of 2019 before 2023; whereas the estimates adopted by Parliament represented an increase of 2,68 % for 2020 and an increase of 2,54% for 2021;

C. whereas the budget proposed by the Secretary-General for Parliament’s preliminary draft estimates for 2022 represents an increase of 3,31 %, well above the rate of inflation;

D.  whereas Parliament saw an overall cut of 6 % in its staff during the period of the previous MFF, which was sustained mainly by its administration, while at the same time, since the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty, Parliament deals with an increased number of legislative files as co-legislator and has increasing activities linked to Next Generation EU; whereas it is highly concerned about the unsustainable workload for many specialised committee secretariats and political groups;

E. whereas the European Green Deal aims to achieve its ambitious climate targets without compensation (offsetting) of its greenhouse gas emissions through international credits;

F. whereas a decision on the future of the Paul-Henri Spaak building is expected to be taken most likely in 2021 based on the outcome of a competition by the Bureau, meaning a significant spending increase in a crisis context; and whereas the Spaak building should meet the highest environmental and safety standards;

G. whereas the voluntary pension fund was established in 1990 by the Bureau's Rules governing the additional (voluntary) pension scheme[20];whereas, at its meeting of 10 December 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;

General framework

1. Recalls that the largest part of Parliament’s budget is fixed by statutory or contractual obligations; notes that 55 % of the budget is subject to salary indexation in line with the Staff Regulations and Statute for Members of the European Parliament; recalls that the salary indexation currently forecasted by the Commission for July 2021 and 2022 amounts to 2,9 % and 2,5 % respectively accounting for a EUR 31,9 million increase in 2022;

2. Endorses the agreement reached in the Conciliation between the Bureau and the Committee on Budgets on 14 April 2021 to set the increase over the 2021 budget at 2,4 %, corresponding to an overall level of estimates of EUR 2 112 904 198 for 2022, to decrease the level of expenditure of the preliminary draft estimates approved by the Bureau on 8 March 2021 by EUR 18,85 million and to reduce accordingly the appropriations proposed on the following budget lines:

1004 01 - Ordinary travel expenses: sessions, committees or their delegations, political groups and miscellaneous; 1405 01 - Expenditure on interpretation: external interpretation; 2007 01 - Construction of buildings and fitting-out of premises; 2022 - Building maintenance, upkeep, operation and cleaning; 2024 – Energy consumption; 2120 01: Furniture: purchase, rental, renewal, maintenance and repair of furniture; 2140: Technical equipment and installations; 3000 - Expenses for staff missions and duty travel between the three places of work; 3040 - Miscellaneous expenditures on internal meetings; 3042 -  Meetings, congresses, conferences and delegations; 3210 09: Expenditure on European parliamentary research services, including the Library, the Historical Archives, scientific and technological options assessment (STOA) and the European Science Media Hub: expenditure for the European Science Media Hub; 3243 01: European Parliament visitors' centres: Parlamentarium and "Europa Experience"; 3244 01: Organisation and reception of groups of visitors, Euroscola programme and invitations to opinion multipliers from third countries: reception costs and subsidies for visitors' groups; 4220 02: Expenditure relating to parliamentary assistance: salaries and allowances of accredited assistants – Statute for Members; 4220 04: Expenditure relating to parliamentary assistance: expenses for missions and duty travel between the three places of work and external training of accredited assistants – Statute for Members;

3. Strongly supports an increase of 76 posts for the political groups and of 66 posts in the committee secretariats to accommodate proportionately the enhanced workload and implement the Union’s policies; in parallel, calls on the Bureau to make use of possible synergies in order to increase efficiency within the administration, and to examine how digitization and new ways of working help streamline the directorates and allow for transfer of posts towards the Committees’ secretariats; calls on the Bureau to also examine the adequacy of the Members’ parliamentary assistance allowance in light of the growing workload of Members and their staff.

4. Stresses that Parliament’s 2022 budget must be realistic and accurate to avoid over-budgeting; takes note of the ongoing practice of the year-end ‘mopping-up transfer’ to contribute to building projects; notes that such ‘mopping-up transfer’ takes place systematically on the same chapters, titles and, often, exactly on the same budgetary lines; considers that such a practice risks being perceived as a programmed over-budgeting; asks that, prior to the next ‘mopping-up transfer’, a reflection be launched on the financing of key investments based on transparency;

Greening the Parliament

5. Stresses that Parliament needs to be at the forefront of adopting more digital, flexible and energy-efficient working methods and meeting practices, learning from the experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and capitalising on the technology investments already implemented; calls, in this context, for a comprehensive and ambitious review of how Members, staff and officials conduct their parliamentary work; considers that such a review should have as its main focus the effective and good functioning of the institution and should also assess the effect of remote and hybrid settings on meeting quality, while avoiding excessively generalising measures meant to cope with exceptional circumstances;

6. Welcomes the Parliament’s environmental management system (EMAS) targets for 2024; recalls that the EMAS Mid-term strategy 2024 includes a review clause to increase environmental ambition on the basis of the performance observed; calls on the Parliament to re-evaluate its EMAS targets in light of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022 and to reassess upwards the targets adopted in 2019 for the key performance indicators; reiterates its call to amend its current CO2 reduction plan for reaching carbon neutrality by 2030, using an internal carbon price;

7. Recognises that nearly two thirds of Parliament's carbon footprint originate from the transportation of people; calls for a reasonable decrease of travel for meetings that can be effectively conducted remotely or in hybrid mode and to promote a shift to low carbon alternatives for all remaining travel, in so far as this does not affect the quality of legislative and political work;

8. Calls for the expansion of voluntary teleworking to more days and functions; calls for a preference to be given to hybrid meetings or fully remote meetings when they do not involve political decision making, such as hearings and exchanges of views or internal and preparatory meetings, while acknowledging that physical presence is more efficient for political negotiations, including for the provision of interpretation and for remote interpretation whenever needed; calls upon the Secretary-General to establish, following COVID-19 business continuity measures, a new flexible framework for the provision of remote interpretation for the post-COVID era; notes that excessive time spent with digital tools may have negative effects on some persons' well-being; calls for a revision of mission rules by the end of 2022 to ensure a proper needs-based approval, a specific justification for authorisation concerning all missions, requirements for low carbon transport modes without hindering Members in the fulfilment of their mandate and the exclusion of the most harmful modes of transport with the exception of extreme cases where alternative transport modes for long journeys or towards areas that are difficult to access would disrupt the balance between the environmental target and the efficiency of the parliamentary work; expects fully remote preparatory meetings and post-mission debriefings for all official delegation visits as a condition for authorisation, and the limiting of authorisation of delegations to only those within entitlements from 2022; calls for the Bureau to ensure that extraordinary committee meetings in Strasbourg are strictly limited to exceptional circumstances and that they are required to be duly justified before they are approved in each individual case;

9. Encourages Members to use low carbon transport alternatives; reiterates its call to revise the implementing measures of the Statute for Members to reimburse flexible economy airline tickets when travelling within the Union, exempting flights to and from outermost regions and flights with one stop-over or more or longer than four hours of duration; takes note that travel for some Members from their constituencies to the places of work of Parliament requires long journeys and can only be undertaken by plane;

10. Calls for improvement of bike, cargo bike, e-bike and e-scooter infrastructure on Parliament’s premises, in particular through the installation of easy-to-use and secure parking and bicycle repair stations; calls for the Parliament to closely collaborate with the relevant local authorities and in particular, the Brussels Region in its efforts to be a frontrunner in sustainable urban mobility by taking a proactive role in the implementation of the GoodMove Plan; calls for the expansion of the service bike scheme within Parliament; calls for specific measures to encourage active mobility among Parliament’s staff, including specific training activities concerning safe commuting, maintenance and repair; calls for a cargo bike pilot scheme for certain logistical processes within Parliament and between Union institution buildings;

11. Encourages staff to use public transport and calls for a system combining subsidised public transport passes for staff, excluding entitlement to a second parking vignette, by 2022; expects official cars to be used to transport Members and staff and APAs with mission orders between Brussels and Strasbourg; calls for an appropriate increase in the number of car parking spaces reserved exclusively for electric vehicles and an overview of the overall number of parking spaces in line with the applicable legislation at the three places of work;

12. Expects all visitors groups to be informed by the Parliament services about the environmental impact of their transport and that a system of incentive reimbursement of travel costs based on environmental impact is established in 2022; requests the Bureau to start the revision process of the rules related to visitors groups in line with 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 Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy – putting European transport on track for the future (COM(2020)0789), in particular  paragraph 9 of that Communication, on collective travel, and to adapt the travel costs for visitors groups to changing market prices and to allow for modifications in order to avoid market fluctuation of travel expenses creating indirect geographical discrimination for visitors;

13. Calls upon the Administration to monitor the continued energy cost increases forecast for 2022 and to explore cost savings and consumption efficiencies; calls for a halt to upgrading of fossil fuel heating installations and for a roadmap to phase out fossil fuels with specific milestones to be adopted in 2022 to avoid stranded assets and for an analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency  of using heat pump systems and other relevant technologies in line with EMAS objectives; calls on Parliament to further increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix and in particular energy production and expects the installation of state of the art rooftop photovoltaics for the maximum potential in Brussels by 2023; calls in parallel for the gradual replacement of Guarantees of Origin procurement with local renewable energy sources;

14. Expects the Parliament’s services to continue to reduce paper consumption by moving to a paperless, collective and online environment for all meetings, as well as by further implementing e-signature modalities; reiterates its request to carry out an analysis of alternatives to trunks, in line with the EMAS target for a "paperless" Parliament as soon as possible;

15. Expects the Energy Efficiency First and the Circular Economy principles to be applied to all investments, including digital investments and management decisions; calls for full implementation of Parliament's waste management strategy in line with the waste hierarchy principles, particularly when it comes to the sustainable and circular approach to managing construction waste; calls for full implementation of measures to make Parliament single-use plastic free;

16. Recalls the support of the vast majority of Parliament’s Members for a single seat to ensure that Union taxpayers’ money is spent efficiently and for Parliament to assume its institutional responsibility to reduce its carbon footprint; recalls the need to find solutions to optimise parliamentary institutional work, financial costs and the carbon footprint; believes that the experience gained and investments made in remote working and meetings can serve as a basis for adapting staff mission needs; recalls that according to the Treaty on European Union, the European Parliament is to have its seat in Strasbourg; notes that permanent changes would require a Treaty change for which unanimity is needed;

17. Recalls that tender conditions should go beyond the best-price principle and also include environmental, social and gender criteria with detailed indicators; welcomes the expansion of the mandate of the Green Public Procurement Helpdesk to include social and gender elements and calls for an obligation to consult the Green Public Procurement Helpdesk for procurement above EUR 15 000; expects the Bureau to adopt a sustainability reporting system such as the Global Reporting Initiative and its extension to Embedding Gender in Sustainability Reporting by 2022;

Transparency and accountability

18. Regrets that the Bureau refuses to implement the will of the Plenary expressed on numerous occasions to reform the General Expenditure Allowance (GEA), thereby actively preventing Union taxpayers' money from being more transparent and accountable; demands the Bureau introduce changes to the rules governing the GEA by the end of 2021;

19. Regrets that the Bureau refuses to implement the will of the Plenary expressed on several occasions regarding the core reform steps for Parliament that were initially mentioned in its resolution of 26 October 2017 on combating sexual harassment and abuse in the EU1, among which was the introduction of compulsory anti-harassment training courses for all staff and Members; demands that the Bureau immediately implement in full the Plenary’s decisions;

20. Regrets that the Bureau refuses to implement the will of the Plenary expressed on several occasions to grant a high level of protection to APAs reporting on breaches of Union law as per Directive (EU) 2019/1937 on whistleblower protection[21], similar to the level of protection granted  to APAs who are victims of harassment; invites the Bureau to define clear and legally certain standards regarding in which cases of whistle blower protection can be granted, including for APAs, and to publish those standards;

21. Regrets that the Bureau refuses to implement the will of the Plenary expressed on numerous occasions to take action for the full alignment of the allowances rates of officials, other civil servants and APAs in respect of duty travel between Parliament’s three places of work ; calls on the Bureau to address this issue without any further delay and to take the necessary measures to remedy that inequality as from the resumption of the plenary sessions in Strasbourg;

22. 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;

23. Regrets that the Bureau has delayed to implement the will of the Plenary expressed on several occasions to work on a technical solution to allow Members to exercise their right to vote while benefiting from maternity or paternity leave, during a long-term illness or in cases of force majeure and to clarify the legal, financial, and technical limits such a solution would entail; believes that any steps undertaken in this regard would have allowed to advance the set up of Parliament’s remote working and voting  scheme set up when the pandemic arose; expects that, since technical possibility has been now confirmed, the Bureau will take over the work on lifting the legal and financial limits that may remain;

24. Reminds that according to the Transparency Register’s Annual Reports in past years, around half of all entries in the Register are incorrect; fears that the Register cannot fulfil its purpose of providing greater transparency on the activities of interest representatives if half of its entries provide incomplete or incorrect information; calls for the Parliament to take measures to increase the accuracy of the Register;

25. Reiterates its request that the Parliament drafts an annual detailed report on the interest representatives and other organisations that were given access to Parliament's premises, and to publish it in the respect of the data protection regulation;

26.  Expects that in the future the Bureau will proactively inform Members on the implementation of relevant Plenary decisions;

Gender

27.  Calls for gender budgeting analysis to underpin the future preliminary draft estimates in line with Union’s commitment to Gender Budgeting; calls for a specific gender accounting system with expenditures for Members, staff and experts in a gender-disaggregated form;

28.  Calls for the adoption of gender procurement evaluation and monitoring criteria, based on the promotion of equal opportunities present in all Parliament’s tender specifications;

Digital infrastructure

29. Supports the investment in digital infrastructure, including cybersecurity; underlines the need for ICT to integrate secure software solutions, i.e. open source software solutions, ensuring full control of the software, and over data management by Parliament as well as freedom in the development of applications as well as technology procurement that specifically avoids dependence or technological lock-in to large tech platforms, in particular as regards to cloud providers;

30. Stresses that Parliament must integrate the environmental issue into the digital agenda; stresses that digital innovation must positively contribute to the ecological transition; calls for the achievement of a reduction of the environmental footprint of digital technology (green IT) in particular through the adaptation of internal policies; calls on Parliament to integrate the eco-design of digital services in its management of ICT and to choose options that respect the circular economy and promote resource efficiency;

31. Recalls the inherent risks for information security and privacy of using third-party-dependent solutions for sharing sensitive data and the positive impact of open source software for digital autonomy and its benefits in terms of security; insists that users should be enabled to use open source software on Parliament’s devices, and the need for decentralised, open source solutions for virtual meetings and instant messaging; highlights the need to properly train users with a special focus on cybersecurity; stresses the need for automatic language transcription and translation software to support the equal diffusion of information in all official languages;

32. Strongly encourages that measures be taken to ensure that Parliament’s procurement of software and digital infrastructure, including cloud solutions, avoids vendor lock-in effects through portability and full interoperability requirements, uses open source software and earmarks procurement for SMEs and startups;

33. Stresses that software data and tools generated by the public sector and/or publicly funded software data and tools should be reusable and openly accessible and compliant with fundamental rights and if they are intended for critical use they must have a security certification or a security audit; considers that, in addition, AI used by the Parliament should be released as open source, under the public procurement procedure, with accessible software documentation and algorithms to allow for review of how the AI system arrived at a certain conclusion; emphasises that a fundamental rights audit should be part of any prior conformity assessment;

34. Notes that remote voting systems have been put into place to safeguard continuity of Parliament's work during the pandemic; asks for these voting systems to be unified;

35. Calls for faster and more secure wireless networks in all three places of work;

Engaging with citizens

36. Underlines that Parliament is the only Union institution subject to universal suffrage; considers it important to provide citizens with a better understanding of Parliaments activities as well as raising political awareness and promoting Union values; calls for increased digital means to directly engage with citizens;

37. Supports the establishment of Europa Experiences by 2024 in all Member States; takes note of the confirmation that delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will not compromise critical milestones ; supports the administration in its policy aimed at maximizing synergies; expects the long term budget impact of Europe Experiences in terms of running costs to be presented to the Committee on Budgets before the adoption of the 2022 budget; recalls that Europa Experiences should allow all citizens to have a better understanding of the functioning of European institutions;

38. Considers that European Parliament Liaison Offices (EPLOs) should grow their network and engage more with citizens; invites the Parliament to develop meetings and events such as the European Youth Event (EYE) between Members and young people at local level through its EPLOs;

39. Recognises the importance of visitors groups; notes that no visitor group has been able to visit Parliament premises during the COVID-19 pandemic; recalls that, in line with the Bureau decision of 5 October 2020, 40 % of the 2020 unused quota has been reallocated to 2022; welcomes the fact that Parliament invests considerable efforts in the services it offers to visitors, especially for young people who remain a key target group; calls for there to be no additional increase in the allowances for visitors for the remainder of the mandate beyond what is operationally feasible;

40. Recognises that about 50 million people belong to various linguistic minorities, regions and communities in the Union; recalls that Parliament encourages citizens’ involvement and participation, including the national, regional and linguistic minorities, in the Union; recalls that Parliament strongly supports multilingualism and promotes the rights of the national, regional and linguistic minorities; considers that Parliament can actively contribute to the fight against disinformation by providing information also in the languages of linguistic minorities, regions and communities where appropriate; requests the Bureau to analyse the feasibility and estimate the financial cost of providing communication materials, for example for the Europa Experience Centres and the Conference on the future of Europe in the languages of linguistic minorities, regions and communities within the different Member States;

41. Calls on the Secretary-General to analyse the feasibility of the introduction of international sign language interpretation for all plenary debates, in line with the requests adopted by the Plenary, and to implement this decision in respect of the principle of equal access for all citizens;

42. Considers paramount that each Union institution involved in the setting up and management of the forthcoming Conference on the Future of Europe, including Parliament, should be adequately equipped with administrative budgets to make of it a success already from the communication of its Estimates of revenues and expenditures;

43. Calls to introduce the opportunity for the citizens and residents of Member States and partner countries to make virtual guided tours in the Parliament in order to achieve better understanding of the work and values of the institution among broader public;

44. Calls for a dedicated visitors service for seniors highlighting Union programmes and policies that benefit active ageing;

Building projects

45. Expects more transparent and detailed planning and decision making, including the provision of early information, having due regard to Article 266 of the Financial Regulation, in relation to Parliament’s building policy; calls for a debate on the functioning of Parliament and a review of the space needs of Parliament in light of the effects of the pandemic and the expected increase in teleworking and, if appropriate, for the adaptation of its long term building strategy; stresses that careful planning should allow for substantial savings;

46. Asks the Bureau to make known its decision on the Paul-Henri Spaak building including a detailed breakdown of costs and the supporting documents; takes note of the unavailability of the Spaak building during renovation works and calls for theoptimisation of the already available space in line with Parliament’s needs; recalls, in this context, the commitment of Parliament to undertake the necessary adaptation and renovation of its buildings in order to create an environment accessible for all users in line with Union standards; recommends that diversity and inclusion criteria be duly considered in the planning and restructuring of Parliament’s buildings;

47. Welcomes the decision of the Bureau to adopt building passports for the life-cycle management of the  building portfolio of Parliament; expects the use of the new tool to contribute to effectively implementing the pathway to achieve climate neutral or passive buildings as soon as possible and by 2050 at the latest; also expects the passport to include on improving indoor air quality and healthy buildings;

48. Notes that the budget proposed by the Secretary-General for 2022 envisages EUR 4,358 million for construction at the entrance of the WEISS building, further notes that EUR 8 millionwas already envisaged in the 2021budget  for such construction; requests updated information on the overall costs of this project;

Other issues

49. Reiterates its request to the Bureau to establish full flexibility of presence for Members during the Green Weeks to facilitate their working arrangements;

50. Recalls Article 27(1) and (2) of the Statute for Members of the European Parliament[22] 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”; 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;

51. Notes that service providers were hit hard by the pandemic; welcomes the Parliament’s efforts, such as the provision of solidarity meals, to help reduce the impact on subcontractors and their employees; highlights the fact that subcontracting cleaning and catering services puts people, mainly women, in an extremely vulnerable position; is highly concerned about the massive numbers of dismissals of employees within the COMPASS Group catering company; invites the relevant Parliament authorities in collaboration with subcontractors to investigate all possible alternative solutions to safeguard employment within the framework of social dialogue and to procure additional services justifiable by the use of Parliament’s budget; calls on Parliament to take all necessary precautions to ensure that the highest standards of labour law for the cleaning staff, which mainly comprises women, and catering staff are being upheld by external contractors, in particular as regards psychological pressure and working conditions; invites the Bureau to reconsider Parliament’s externalisation policy;

52. 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;

53. Highlights the need to revisit Parliaments HR policy in order to allow the institution to make use of expertise acquired by all Parliament staff; believes that it is therefore necessary to change the rules to enable all categories of staff, including Accredited Parliamentary Assistants, to participate in internal competitions and to establish HR development schemes that will allow Parliament to keep the expertise of these categories at the service of the Institution;

54. Invites the Secretary-General to assess the risks related to employing growing numbers of contract agents, including the danger of creating a two-tier staffing structure within Parliament; insists that core permanent positions and tasks should be performed by permanent staff;

55. Calls for more flexibility and less bureaucracy in MEPs office management and contracts taking into consideration the repeated errors of the online platforms and difficulty in operating remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic; requests the Parliament’s Secretariat and financial services to establish a special set of flexible rules;

56. Notes that the Parliament welcomes approximatively 250 trainees to Brussels per semester; considers that the Parliament trainees should be offered the same reduction for transport as the other staff members; considers that these measures would not add a significant burden on Parliament's budget and would result in a significant alleviation of expenses for trainees in Brussels;

57. Recalls that adequate resources need to be dedicated for the financing of cultural and artistic activities within and outside Parliament’s premises, so as to underline its support to the cultural and creative sector;

58. Recalls the political commitment of Parliament as regards its external liaison offices and urges the European External Action Service to ensure the necessary conditions, such as joint management of building where it is needed, and ensuring the diplomatic status accreditation of Parliament's staff to the authorities of the hosting States;

59. Calls for a timely and transparent annual reports of the Authority on Political Parties and Foundations;

60. Considers that the COVID-19 pandemic has negative impacts on the Parliament’s liveliness; underlines the importance to ensure a dynamic and animated Parliament once the COVID-19 crisis is over; asks therefore the Bureau to undertake an analysis destined to find out new practices that could make the Parliament more lively, followed by recommendations that could be implemented through a revision of the Rules of Procedure, if necessary;

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61. Adopts the estimates for the financial year 2022;

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

 


 

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DRAFT ESTIMATES

2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contribution of the European Union to the financing of the expenditure of Parliament for the financial year 2022

 

 

 

Heading

Amount

 

 

Expenditure

2 112 904 198

Own resources

182 850 000

Contribution due

1 930 054 198

 

 

 


REVENUE

 

Title - Chapter - Article - Post

Heading

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

3

ADMINISTRATIVE REVENUE

3 0

REVENUE FROM STAFF

3 0 0

Taxes and levies

97.757.000

93.120.000

93.413.435

3 0 1

Contributions to the pension scheme

85091000

83097000

75.574.698

Chapter 3 0 — Total

182.848.000

176.217.000

168.988.133

3 1

 

3 1 0

Sale of immovable property — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

1.550.185

3 1 1

Sale of other property

p.m.

p.m.

0

3 1 2

Letting and subletting immovable property — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0

Chapter 3 1 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

1.550.185

3 2

 

3 2 0

Revenue from the supply of goods, services and work — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0

3 2 1

Refunds by other institutions or bodies of mission allowances — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0

3 2 2

Revenue from third parties in respect of goods, services or work — Assigned Revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0

Chapter 3 2 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

0

3 3

 

3 3 0

Repayment of amounts wrongly paid — Assigned Revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0

3 3 1

Revenue for a specific purpose (income from foundations, subsidies, gifts and bequests) — Assigned Revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0

3 3 3

Insurance payments received — Assigned Revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0

3 3 8

Other revenue from administrative operations — Assigned Revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0

3 3 9

Other revenue from administrative operations

2.000

2.000

891.685

Chapter 3 4 — Total

2.000

2.000

891.685

Title 3 — Total

182.850.000

176.219.000

171.430.002

4

FINANCIAL REVENUE, DEFAULT INTEREST AND FINES

4 0

REVENUE FROM INVESTMENTS AND ACCOUNTS

4 0 0

Revenue from investments, loans granted and bank accounts

p.m.

50.000

2.028

Chapter 4 0 — Total

p.m.

50.000

2.028

Title 4 — Total

p.m.

50.000

2.028

6

REVENUE, CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS RELATED TO UNION POLICIES

6 6

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS

6 6 8

Other contributions and refunds — Assigned revenue

p.m.

p.m.

0

Chapter 6 6 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

0

Title 6 — Total

p.m.

p.m.

0

GRAND TOTAL

182.850.000

176.269.000

171.432.030

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


EXPENDITURE

General summary of appropriations (2022 and 2021) and outturn (2020)

Title - Chapter - Article - Post

Heading

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

1

PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

1 0

MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTION

209.903.000

207.576.273

180.659.038

1 2

OFFICIALS AND TEMPORARY STAFF

714.893.000

693.916.364

679.166.389

1 4

OTHER STAFF AND EXTERNAL SERVICES

185.424.000

173.260.678

150.587.138

1 6

OTHER EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PERSONS WORKING WITH THE INSTITUTION

23.593.050

22.955.600

19.083.918

Title 1 — Total

1.133.813.050

1.097.708.915

1.029.496.483

2

BUILDINGS, FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENDITURE

2 0

BUILDINGS AND ASSOCIATED COSTS

233.538.212

235.657.000

287.339.852

2 1

DATA PROCESSING, EQUIPMENT AND MOVABLE PROPERTY

198.398.786

191.697.500

204.061.518

2 3

CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURE

8.158.900

6.706.500

6.743.937

Title 2 — Total

440.095.898

434.061.000

498.145.306

3

EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM GENERAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

3 0

MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES

30.153.900

34.700.500

7.838.908

3 2

EXPERTISE AND INFORMATION: ACQUISITION, ARCHIVING, PRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION

152.090.350

150.461.720

107.598.067

Title 3 — Total

182.244.250

185.162.220

115.436.975

4

EXPENDITURE RESULTING FROM SPECIAL FUNCTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTION

4 0

EXPENDITURE RELATING TO CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

135.000.000

134.000.000

123.200.426

4 2

EXPENDITURE RELATING TO PARLIAMENTARY ASSISTANCE

215.911.000

209.443.000

183.989.920

4 4

MEETINGS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OF CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS

520.000

500.000

480.000

Title 4 — Total

351.431.000

343.943.000

307.670.345

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

320.000

300.000

1.845

Title 5 — Total

320.000

300.000

1.845

10

OTHER EXPENDITURE

10 0

PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATIONS

p.m.

p.m.

p.m.

10 1

CONTINGENCY RESERVE

5.000.000

2.346.000

p.m.

10 3

ENLARGEMENT RESERVE

p.m.

p.m.

p.m.

10 4

RESERVE FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION POLICY

p.m.

p.m.

p.m.

10 5

PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATION FOR BUILDINGS

p.m.

p.m.

p.m.

10 6

RESERVE FOR PRIORITY PROJECTS UNDER DEVELOPMENT

p.m.

p.m.

p.m.

10 8

EMAS RESERVE

p.m.

p.m.

p.m.

Title 10 — Total

5.000.000

2.346.000

p.m.

GRAND TOTAL

2.112.904.198

2.063.521.135

1.950.749.110

 

 

 


SECTION I — EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Revenue — REVENUE

Title 3 — ADMINISTRATIVE REVENUE

Chapter 3 0 — REVENUE FROM STAFF

Article 3 0 0 — Taxes and levies

Item 3 0 0 0 — Tax on the remunerations

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

84 658 000

80 695 000

81 341 562,25

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).

Item 3 0 0 1 — Special levies on remunerations

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

13 099 000

12 425 000

12 071 872,87

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 66a thereof.

Article 3 0 1 — Contributions to the pension scheme

Item 3 0 1 0 — Staff contributions to the pension scheme

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

77 051 000

73 087 000

69 173 578,83

Legal basis

Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union, and in particular Article 83(2) thereof.

Item 3 0 1 1 — Transfer or purchase of pension rights by staff

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

8 000 000

10 000 000

6 397 668,43

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.

Item 3 0 1 2 — Contributions to the pension scheme by staff on leave

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

40 000

10 000

3 450,72

Item 3 0 1 4 — Contributions by Members of the European Parliament

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

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.

Reference acts

Chapter 3 1 — REVENUE LINKED TO PROPERTY

Article 3 1 0 — Sale of immovable property — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

1 550 184,50

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 3 1 1 — Sale of other property

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

This article is intended to record revenue accruing from the sale or part-exchange of other property belonging to the institution.

Article 3 1 2 — Letting and subletting immovable property — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations 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.

Chapter 3 2 — REVENUE FROM THE SUPPLY OF GOODS, SERVICES AND WORK — ASSIGNED REVENUE

Article 3 2 0 — Revenue from the supply of goods, services and work — Assigned revenue

Item 3 2 0 2 — Revenue from the supply of goods, services and work for other Union institutions, agencies and bodies — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations in the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

This item is intended to record revenue from the repayment of welfare expenditure incurred on behalf of another institution.

Article 3 2 1 — Refunds by other institutions or bodies of mission allowances  — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

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.

This article is intended to record revenue from the repayment of welfare expenditure incurred on behalf of another institution.

Article 3 2 2 — Revenue from third parties in respect of goods, services or work  — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations in the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Chapter 3 3 — OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE REVENUE

Article 3 3 0 — Repayment of amounts wrongly paid — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations in the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Article 3 3 1 — Revenue for a specific purpose (income from foundations, subsidies, gifts and bequests) — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

 

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 3 3 3 — Insurance payments received — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

In accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations in the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

This article is also intended to include reimbursement by insurance companies of the salaries of officials involved in accidents.

Article 3 3 8 — Other revenue from administrative operations — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

This article is intended to record other contributions and refunds in connection with the administrative operation of the institution.

In accordance with Article 21 of the Financial Regulation, this revenue is to be considered as assigned revenue and gives rise to the entry of additional appropriations against the headings which bore the initial expenditure giving rise to the corresponding revenue.

Article 3 3 9 — Other revenue from administrative operations

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

2 000

2 000

891 684,67

Remarks

This article is intended to record other revenue from administrative operations.

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.

Title 4 — FINANCIAL REVENUE, DEFAULT INTEREST AND FINES

Chapter 4 0 — REVENUE FROM INVESTMENTS AND ACCOUNTS

Article 4 0 0 — Revenue from investments, loans granted and bank accounts

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

 

50 000

2 027,55

Remarks

This article is intended to record revenue from investments or loans granted, bank and other interest on the institution’s accounts.

Title 6 — REVENUE, CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS RELATED TO UNION POLICIES

Chapter 6 6 — OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS AND REFUNDS

Article 6 6 8 — Other contributions and refunds — Assigned revenue

Figures

Budget 2022

Budget 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

 

Remarks

This article is intended to record, in accordance with Article 21 of the Financial Regulation, any revenue not provided for in other parts of Title 6 which is used to provide additional appropriations to finance expenditure to which that revenue is assigned.

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

79 494 000

76 747 273

76 121 019,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

67 400 000

67 400 000

34 872 664,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

5 700 000

5 500 000

3 132 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

39 600 000

39 500 000

39 100 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

191 000

191 000

190 000,00

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.

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament 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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

3 017 000

2 819 000

2 685 449,75

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

1 431 000

1 258 000

325 405,01

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

1 186 000

2 010 000

14 017 500,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

9 000 000

9 270 000

7 998 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

190 000

171 000

171 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

1 944 000

1 959 000

1 846 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

1 000

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the institution's contribution to the additional voluntary pension scheme for Members.

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

Legal basis

Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 27 thereof.

Implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament, and in particular Article 76 thereof, and Annex VII to the Rules on Payment of Expenses and Allowances to Members of the European Parliament (‘PEAM rules’).

Article 1 0 5 — Language and computer courses

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

750 000

750 000

200 000,00

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.

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament 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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

708 973 000

688 256 364

672 940 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

100 000

100 000

26 389,19

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

3 100 000

3 000 000

3 850 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

2 720 000

2 560 000

2 350 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover:

 the allowances payable under the Staff Regulations or Council Regulations (EC, Euratom, ECSC) 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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

68 974 000

65 039 727

57 462 658,70

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,

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.

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

The amount of assigned revenue in accordance with Article 21(3) of the Financial Regulation is estimated at EUR 4 317 000.

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

39 993 000

34 584 545

31 022 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

7 600 000

7 444 545

7 266 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

10 262 000

10 130 440

8 270 950,34

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

50 395 000

48 487 421

38 506 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

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

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

Article 1 4 2 — External translation services

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

8 200 000

7 574 000

8 059 529,39

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

160 000

150 000

43 321,97

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

8 181 000

8 115 000

3 751 222,47

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

853 700

867 250

584 000,00

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 disability, 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 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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

1 760 000

1 610 000

515 269,21

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

265 000

265 000

210 762,89

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

1 922 350

1 892 350

2 254 195,14

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

774 000

750 000

2 659 145,84

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

8 937 000

8 655 000

8 440 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

740 000

651 000

626 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

25 204 212

27 301 000

32 860 983,74

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

63 351 124,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the acquisition of immovable property. Subsidies for land and its servicing will be dealt with in accordance with the 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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

95 010 000

96 927 000

82 602 123,11

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

6 319 000

5 607 000

4 768 725,09

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

68 170 000

67 790 000

66 344 523,15

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

17 435 000

17 580 000

14 614 135,86

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

16 300 000

19 530 000

19 229 306,83

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

5 100 000

922 000

3 568 929,87

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

29 845 000

29 326 000

27 153 663,43

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 308 000.

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

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

31 181 836

30 104 000

24 900 870,57

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 132 000.

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

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

16 376 000

14 136 000

16 621 063,68

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 40 000.

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

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

30 540 850

29 821 000

28 881 910,76

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 5 000.

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

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

18 090 100

20 361 000

37 539 434,59

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 125 000.

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

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

34 538 500

31 973 000

28 860 492,76

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 27 000.

Article 2 1 2 — Furniture

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

5 630 000

4 910 000

7 398 911,59

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

27 131 500

26 467 500

29 961 029,02

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

5 065 000

4 599 000

2 744 141,57

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the purchase, leasing, maintenance, use and repair of vehicles (fleet of cars and bicycles) and the hire of cars, taxis, coaches and lorries, with or without drivers, including the necessary insurance cover and other management costs. When replacing the car fleet or purchasing, leasing or hiring vehicles, preference will be given to cars that are the least polluting for the environment, such as hybrid cars.

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

Chapter 2 3 — CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURE

Remarks

In connection with public procurement, the institution will consult the other institutions on the contractual terms each of them has obtained.

Article 2 3 0 — Stationery, office supplies and miscellaneous consumables

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

1 309 400

1 366 000

541 826,11

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 48 000.

Article 2 3 1 — Financial charges

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

720 000

60 000

30 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

1 350 000

1 245 000

3 140 482,27

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 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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

216 000

221 000

140 126,24

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 10 000.

Article 2 3 7 — Removals

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

1 900 000

1 860 000

1 565 548,56

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

1 751 000

1 692 000

1 102 121,72

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

912 500

262 500

223 831,74

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 50 000.

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

24 400 000

28 565 000

5 799 676,88

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

893 900

858 500

390 319,67

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

235 000

300 000

65 136,74

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

2 625 000

2 857 000

202 867,18

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

2 000 000

2 120 000

1 380 907,12

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

6 984 000

7 491 500

5 708 466,70

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 64 000.

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

9 430 000

9 830 000

7 749 160,14

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

3 222 000

3 216 000

2 572 177,70

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

1 400 000

1 400 000

175 997,15

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

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament 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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

5 519 000

5 053 000

4 526 902,95

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 21 000.

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

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

29 942 000

28 420 000

36 513 037,95

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

29 708 500

31 811 500

11 694 221,17

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

34 945 000

33 148 470

12 218 807,41

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, with the exception of election years, on an alternating basis, on the European Parliament's premises in Strasbourg or in Brussels,

 activities to promote the EUVP,

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

 media campaigns and the organisation of the European Parliament Ambassador School Programme.

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 525 000.

Legal basis

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament 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.

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 3 October 2016 on rules launching the European Parliament Ambassador School Programme in all Member States and Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 16 September 2019 on the continuation of the European Parliament Ambassador School Programme beyond 2019.

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 16 December 2020 on the participation of UK citizens and EU27 citizens living in the UK in Parliament’s communication programmes.

Item 3 2 4 5 — Organisation of symposia and seminars

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

3 099 850

2 902 750

1 323 769,44

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 of the European Parliament,

 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 or other opinion multipliers to plenary sittings, committee meetings, press conferences and other parliamentary activities,

 expenses related to the Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize.

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

Legal basis

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 5 October 2020 regarding the Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for journalists.

Item 3 2 4 8 — Expenditure on audiovisual information

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

17 755 000

17 553 500

17 517 730,94

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

235 000

235 000

36 551,74

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

9 850 000

9 400 000

7 561 244,05

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 Programme.

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

66 000 000

65 000 000

61 733 127,76

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 6 July 2020.

Article 4 0 2 — Funding of European political parties

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

46 000 000

46 000 000

40 467 300,02

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 1 000 000.

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

23 000 000

23 000 000

20 999 998,00

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 100 000.

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

215 911 000

209 443 000

183 989 919,65

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

260 000

250 000

240 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

260 000

250 000

240 000,00

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

300 000

300 000

1 845,12

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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

20 000

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the expenditure linked to the secretariat and the funding of the committee of independent eminent persons.

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

Legal basis

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

Title 10 — OTHER EXPENDITURE

Chapter 10 0 — PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATIONS

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

 

 

 

Chapter 10 1 — CONTINGENCY RESERVE

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

5 000 000

2 346 000

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover expenditure resulting from budgetary decisions taken in the course of the financial year (expenditure that cannot be estimated).

Chapter 10 3 — ENLARGEMENT RESERVE

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover the cost of the institution’s preparations for enlargement.

Chapter 10 4 — RESERVE FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION POLICY

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

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

Chapter 10 5 — PROVISIONAL APPROPRIATION FOR IMMOVABLE PROPERTY

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

This appropriation is intended to cover property investments and fitting-out work carried out by the institution. The Bureau of the European Parliament 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 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

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

Chapter 10 8 — EMAS RESERVE

Figures

Budget 2022

Appropriations 2021

Outturn 2020

p.m.

p.m.

0,—

Remarks

Further to the decisions to be taken by the Bureau of the European Parliament 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.


1. S — STAFF

1.1. S 1 — Section I — European Parliament

 

Function group and grade

 

2022

2021

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

59

 

1

5

54

 

1

5

AD 14

222

2

7

36

212

2

7

36

AD 13

409

8

2

38

424

8

2

38

AD 12

343

 

15

61

339

 

15

61

AD 11

276

 

6

29

220

 

6

28

AD 10

509

 

11

46

439

 

11

43

AD 9

327

 

9

60

468

 

9

56

AD 8

236

 

4

51

251

 

4

50

AD 7

170

 

9

69

160

 

9

62

AD 6

111

 

4

56

106

 

4

66

AD 5

153

 

4

94

99

 

4

65

AD Subtotal

2 828

10

73

552

2 785

10

73

517

AST 11

114

10

 

37

104

10

 

37

AST 10

68

 

19

35

68

 

19

35

AST 9

598

 

8

42

588

 

8

41

AST 8

231

 

8

43

267

 

8

42

AST 7

291

 

4

59

283

 

4

50

AST 6

430

 

12

82

423

 

12

79

AST 5

394

 

8

87

414

 

7

88

AST 4

156

 

4

65

216

 

4

69

AST 3

72

 

12

68

78

 

12

71

AST 2

4

 

 

48

4

 

 

47

AST 1

21

 

 

93

1

 

 

59

AST Subtotal

2 379

10

75

659

2 446

10

74

618

AST/SC 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AST/SC 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AST/SC 4

10

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

AST/SC 3

30

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

AST/SC 2

125

 

 

 

125

 

 

 

AST/SC 1

41

 

 

 

46

 

 

 

AST/SC Subtotal

206

 

 

 

206

 

 

 

Total

5 414

20[2]

148[3]

1 211

5 438[1]

20[2]

147[3]

1 135

Grand total

6 773[4]

6 720[5]

(1)Of which three ad personam promotions (three AD 14 to AD 15) granted in exceptional cases to deserving officials

(2)Notional reserve for officials seconded in the interests of the service not included in the total.

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

(4)Two permanent AD posts, one permanent AST post, two permanent AST/SC posts, two temporary AD posts and two temporary AST posts for the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations, not considered posts of the European Parliament.

(5)Two permanent AD posts, one permanent AST post, two permanent AST/SC posts, two temporary AD posts and two temporary AST posts for the Authority for European Political Parties and European Political Foundations, not considered posts of the European Parliament as well as 89 permanent posts (1 AD 12, 4 AD 11, 5 AD 10, 43 AD 9, 1 AST 8, 7 AST 7 and 28 AST 6) created to facilitate the appointment of trainee officials of staff of political groups having passed the competitions called “Passerelle” in application of article 29 (4) of the Staff Regulations. In light of the DB2020 conciliation agreement the posts for “Passerelle” competitions shall be removed from the Establishment Plan in 2022.

 

 

 


ASSIGNED REVENUES

 

 

Budget line

Heading

Revenue received in

Projection

2020

2022

3 1 0

Sale of immovable property — Assigned revenue

1.550.185

p.m.

3 1 2

Letting and subletting immovable property — Assigned revenue

5.265.175

5.703.000

3 2 0 2

Revenue from the supply of goods, services and work for other Union institutions, agencies and bodies — Assigned revenue

12.021.436

1.367.000

3 2 1 0

Refunds by other institutions or bodies of mission allowances — Assigned revenue

-

p.m.

3 3 0 0

Repayment of amounts wrongly paid — Assigned Revenue

10.137.451

410.000

3 3 1 0

Revenue for a specific purpose (income from foundations, subsidies, gifts and bequests) — Assigned Revenue

-

p.m.

3 3 8 0

Other revenue from administrative operations — Assigned Revenue

-

p.m.

6 6 8 0

Other contributions and refunds — Assigned revenue

-

p.m.

 

 TOTAL

28.974.247

7.480.000

 


  FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

 

34

+

ECR

Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Bogdan Rzońca, Johan Van Overtveldt

NI

Mario Furore

PPE

Lefteris Christoforou, José Manuel Fernandes, Niclas Herbst, Monika Hohlmeier, Janusz Lewandowski, Siegfried Mureşan, Andrey Novakov, Jan Olbrycht, Karlo Ressler, Rainer Wieland, Angelika Winzig

RENEW

Olivier Chastel, Vlad Gheorghe, Valerie Hayer, Moritz Körner, Nils Torvalds

S&D

Robert Biedroń, Paolo De Castro, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Elisabetta Gualmini, Eero Heinäluoma, Pierre Larrouturou, Margarida Marques, Victor Negrescu

The Left

Silvia Modig, Dimitrios Papadimoulis

VERTS/ALE

Rasmus Andresen, Damian Boeselager, David Cormand, Alexandra Geese

 

4

-

ID

Anna Bonfrisco, Valentino Grant, Joachim Kuhs, Hélène Laporte

 

0

0

 

 

 

Key to symbols:

+ : in favour

- : against

0 : abstention


INFORMATION ON ADOPTION IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Date adopted

26.4.2021

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

34

4

0

Members present for the final vote

Rasmus Andresen, Robert Biedroń, Anna Bonfrisco, Olivier Chastel, Lefteris Christoforou, David Cormand, Paolo De Castro, José Manuel Fernandes, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Alexandra Geese, Vlad Gheorghe, Valentino Grant, Elisabetta Gualmini, Valérie Hayer, Eero Heinäluoma, Niclas Herbst, Monika Hohlmeier, Moritz Körner, Joachim Kuhs, Zbigniew Kuźmiuk, Hélène Laporte, Pierre Larrouturou, Janusz Lewandowski, Margarida Marques, Silvia Modig, Siegfried Mureşan, Victor Negrescu, Andrey Novakov, Jan Olbrycht, Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Karlo Ressler, Bogdan Rzońca, Nils Torvalds, Johan Van Overtveldt, Rainer Wieland, Angelika Winzig

Substitutes present for the final vote

Damian Boeselager, Mario Furore

 

 

[1] OJ L 193, 30.7.2018, p. 1.

[2] OJ L 433I, 22.12.2020, p. 11.

[3] OJ C 444I, 22.12.2020.

[4] Texts adopted, P9_TA(2020)0357, Annex II.

[5] OJ L 433I, 22.12.2020, p. 28.

[6] OJ L 287, 29.10.2013, p. 15.

[7] Texts adopted, P9_TA(2020)0123.

[8] Texts adopted, P9_TA(2020)0302.

[9] Texts adopted, P9_TA(2020)0385.

[10] Texts adopted, P8_TA(2017)0417.

[11] Texts adopted, P8_TA(2018)0331.

[12] Texts adopted, P8_TA(2019)0010.

[14] OJ C 364, 15.10.2014, p. 3.

[15] Texts adopted, P9_TA(2020)0227.

[16] Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings (OJ L 153, 18.6.2010, p. 13).

[17] Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC (OJ L 315, 14.11.2012, p. 1).

[18]  Texts adopted, P7_TA(2012)0306.

[19] OJ C 444I, 22.12.2020, p. 5.

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

[21] Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (OJ L 305, 26.11.2019, p. 17).

[22]  Decision of the European Parliament of 28 September 2005 adopting the Statute for Members of the European Parliament (2005/684/EC, Euratom) (OJ L 262, 7.10.2005, p. 1).

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