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Thursday, 20 November 2008 - Strasbourg
Draft amending budget No 8/2008

European Parliament resolution of 20 November 2008 on Draft amending budget No 8/2008 of the European Union for the financial year 2008 (15765/2008 – C6-0426/2008 – 2008/2287(BUD))

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to Article 272 of the EC Treaty and Article 177 of the Euratom Treaty,

–   having regard to Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 of 25 June 2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities(1), and particularly Articles 37 and 38,

–   having regard to the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2008, as finally adopted on 13 December 2007(2),

–   having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management(3),

–   having regard to Preliminary draft amending budget No 9/2008 of the European Union for the financial year 2008, which the Commission presented on 6 October 2008 (COM(2008)0619),

–   having regard to Draft amending budget No 8/2008, which the Council established on 18 November 2008 (15765/2008 – C6-0426/2008),

–   having regard to Rule 69 of and Annex IV to its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets (A6-0453/2008),

A.   whereas Draft amending budget No 8 to the general budget 2008 concerns only the European Economic and Social Committee and covers the budgetary adjustments resulting from the fact that the increase in salaries and pensions was lower than that used as a basis for drawing up the 2008 preliminary draft,

B.   whereas the principle of presenting an amending budget updating technical data which served to establish the budget in the first place, with a view to returning funds to the taxpayer, is to be welcomed, although, in this case, the cost of the procedure may unfortunately exceed the actual money to be returned,

1.  Takes note of Preliminary draft amending budget No 9/2008, which reduces the European Economic and Social Committee's 2008 budget (costs) by EUR 318 262 and its revenue by EUR 48 265;

2.  Approves Draft amending budget No 8/2008 unamended;

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

(1) OJ L 248, 16.9.2002, p. 1.
(2) OJ L 71, 14.3.2008.
(3) OJ C 139, 14.6.2006, p. 1.

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