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Procedure : 2008/2311(BUD)
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A6-0487/2008

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PV 16/12/2008 - 3.12
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P6_TA(2008)0595

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Tuesday, 16 December 2008 - Strasbourg
Draft amending budget No 9/2008
P6_TA(2008)0595A6-0487/2008

European Parliament resolution of 16 December 2008 on Draft amending budget No 9/2008 of the European Union for the financial year 2008, Section III - Commission (16263/2008 – C6-0462/2008 – 2008/2311(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 10/2008 of the European Union for the financial year 2008, which the Commission presented on 31 October 2008 (COM(2008)0693),

–   having regard to Draft amending budget No 9/2008, which the Council established on 27 November 2008 (16263/2008 – C6-0462/2008),

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

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets (A6-0487/2008),

A.  Whereas Draft amending budget (DAB) No 9 to the general budget 2008 covers the following items:

   - a net increase in the forecast of revenues (EUR 1 198,7 million) after the revision of the forecasts of own resources and other revenue;
   - a decrease of payment appropriations in budget lines for headings 1a, 1b, 2, 3b and 4 (EUR 4 891,3 million), after taking into account the redeployments proposed in the global transfer;
   - inclusion of the budgetary aspects related to the financing of the Facility for rapid response to soaring food prices in developing countries in 2008, as resulting from the joint declaration of the Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2008 on the financing of the Food Facility,

B.  Whereas the purpose of DAB No 9/2008 is to formally enter this budgetary adjustment into the 2008 budget,

C.  Whereas the Council has adopted Preliminary draft amending budget (PDAB) No 10/2008 as DAB No 9/2008, following the cancellation of PDAB No 8/2008,

1.  Takes note of Preliminary draft amending budget No 10/2008;

2.  Approves Draft amending budget No 9/2008 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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