Index 
 Előző 
 Következő 
 Teljes szöveg 
Viták
2014. január 15., Szerda - Strasbourg Lektorált változat

6. A napirend módosítása
A felszólalásokról készült videofelvételek
PV
MPphoto
 

  Der Präsident. − Kolleginnen und Kollegen! Ich habe zunächst eine Erklärung des Rates.

 
  
MPphoto
 

  Dimitrios Kourkoulas, President-in-Office of the Council. − Mr President, at its meeting of 8 January, the Permanent Representatives Committee of the Council endorsed a joint statement of Parliament, the Council and the Commission which includes support for a separate discharge for joint undertakings under Article 209 of the Financial Regulation. A text of the joint statement has been made available to the services of this House and will, I understand, be included in the minutes of today’s meeting.

I would like to take this opportunity to confirm that the Council will endorse this statement at its meeting on Monday, 20 January 2014. I hope the reassurance of the Council’s endorsement of this statement will pave the way for Parliament to withdraw its objections to the Model Financial Regulation for public-private partnership bodies as proposed by the Commission.

 
  
MPphoto
 

  Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the Commission. − Mr President, as indicated by the Presidency, the Permanent Representatives Committee of the Council endorsed, with the support of the Commission, a joint statement by Parliament, the Council and the Commission for discharge for joint undertakings under Article 209 of the Financial Regulation. With this joint statement, support is given for the introduction of separate discharge in the basic acts of the joint undertakings, while maintaining a reference to Article 209 of the Financial Regulation in order to ensure that the joint undertakings enjoy the benefits of simplified financial rules.

The Commission can confirm its agreement on the joint statement, and it hopes that this will pave the way for Parliament to withdraw its objections to the model financial regulation for public and private partnership bodies as proposed by the Commission.

 
  
MPphoto
 

  Michael Theurer, Chair of the CONT Committee. – Mr President, the delegated act as adopted on 30 September 2013 foresees that public-private partnership bodies are to receive an indirect discharge via the Commission, instead of an individual discharge as they receive now. We fought against this as a team of rapporteurs, and I thank Ingeborg Gräßle for this good compromise. We rechecked with the Committee on Budgets and the Committee on Budgetary Controls which, acting under Rule 51 and unanimously, adopted the motion for resolution objecting to the delegated act.

An alternative approach was now agreed upon by the Parliament, Council and Commission teams, which they are to endorse via a trilateral joint statement which foresees that, firstly, Parliament, the Council and the Commission agree that the joint undertakings should continue to be subject to a separate discharge by the European Parliament upon recommendation of the Council, and secondly, that the Commission will include derogations in the financial rules of the joint undertakings to reflect the separate discharge. Subsequently, the Commission will propose corresponding modifications to Articles 209 and 60 of the Financial Regulation. Thirdly (and last but not least), the Commission Delegated Regulation of 30 September 2013 on the model financial regulation for public-private partnership bodies will enter into force in order to allow joint undertakings to benefit from the simplifications introduced in the new financial framework.

As just mentioned by the Presidency, the Council will endorse the joint statement on 20 January. In the light of this, the Committee on Budgetary Control and, I believe, the Committee on Budgets are ready to endorse this trilateral joint statement on the separate discharge for joint undertakings. In the name of the Committee on Budgetary Control, I request the withdrawal of the resolution objecting to the delegated act which was initially planned for vote tomorrow in Plenary.

 
  
MPphoto
 
 

  Der Präsident. − Vielen Dank, Herr Kollege Theurer! Der Entschließungsantrag ist also zurückgezogen. Ich gehe davon aus, dass das Haus damit einverstanden ist, dass damit auch der Punkt von der Tagesordnung gestrichen wird.

Da ich keine Einwände sehe, ist das so beschlossen.

Joint statement of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the separate discharge for Joint Undertakings under Article 209 of the Financial Regulation

1. The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agree that in order for the Joint Undertakings to benefit from simplified financial rules better adapted to their public-private nature, they should be set up under Article 209 of the Financial Regulation.

However, they also agree that:

– In view of the specific nature and the current status of the Joint Undertakings, and in order to ensure continuity with the 7th Framework Programme, the Joint Undertakings should continue to be subject to a separate discharge to be given by the European Parliament upon recommendation of the Council. For this reason, specific derogations from Article 209 of the Financial Regulation shall be introduced in the constituent acts of the Joint Undertakings to be set up under Horizon 2020 Programme. Those derogations will refer to the separate discharge and will include any additional necessary adaptations.

– In order to allow the Joint Undertakings to benefit immediately from the simplifications introduced in the new financial framework, it is necessary that the Commission delegated regulation of 30 September 2013 on the model financial regulation for PPP bodies under Article 209 of the Financial Regulation enters into force.

2. The European Parliament and the Council take note that the Commission:

– will ensure that the financial rules of the Joint Undertakings include derogations from the Model Financial Regulation for PPP bodies to reflect the introduction of the separate discharge in their constituent acts;

– intends to propose relevant modifications to Articles 209 and 60(7) of the Financial Regulation in the framework of the future revision of the Financial Regulation.

 
Jogi nyilatkozat - Adatvédelmi szabályzat