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A6-0509/2008

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PV 18/12/2008 - 6.1

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P6_TA(2008)0617

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Thursday, 18 December 2008 - Strasbourg
Amendment of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 on budgetary discipline and sound financial management
P6_TA(2008)0617A6-0509/2008
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European Parliament decision of 18 December 2008 on a draft amendment of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management (2008/2320(ACI))

The European Parliament,

–   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(1), and in particular point 25 thereof,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal for a draft amendment of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management (COM(2008)0834),

–   having regard to its resolution of 18 December 2008 on a draft amendment of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management(2),

–   having regard to Rules 120(1) and 43(1) of its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs (A6-0509/2008),

A.   whereas the Committee on Budgets recommends approval of the proposed amendment of the above-mentioned Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006,

B.   whereas the proposed amendment does not give rise to any concern with regard to the Treaties and Parliament's Rules of Procedure,

1.  Approves the amendment of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management (2007-2013) annexed to this decision;

2.  Instructs its President to forward this decision and the annex hereto to the Council and the Commission, for information.

(1) OJ C 139, 14.6.2006, p. 1.
(2) Texts adopted, P6_TA(2008)0618.


ANNEX

Amendment of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management

The European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the Commission of the European Communities,

Whereas:

(1)  The recent developments in food and commodity prices have raised concerns especially as regards their impact for developing countries. The Commission proposed to create a new facility for rapid response to soaring food prices in developing countries(1) and the two arms of budgetary authority, at the conciliation meeting of 21 November 2008, have agreed to provide part of the financing for this facility from the Emergency Aid Reserve.

(2)  Since the remaining amount of the Emergency Aid Reserve for the year 2008 is insufficient to cover the needs of the Food Facility, an increase is necessary in order to enable the Reserve to contribute to the Food Facility financing.

(3)  In order to address that exceptional situation, the Emergency Aid Reserve should be increased to EUR 479 218 000 in current prices, uniquely and exceptionally for the year 2008.

(4)  Point 25 of the Interinstitutional agreement on budgetary discipline and sound financial management should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

In point 25 the following sentence shall be added to the first subparagraph:"

This amount shall be exceptionally increased to EUR 479 218 000 for the year 2008 in current prices.

"

Done at Strasbourg, 18 December 2008

For the European Parliament For the Council For the Commission

The President The President The President

(1) COM(2008)04502008/0149(COD).

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