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Wednesday, 16 June 2010 - Strasbourg
Draft amending budget No 4/2010: Section III – Commission (2009 surplus)

European Parliament resolution of 16 June 2010 on Council's position on Draft amending budget No 4/2010 of the European Union for the financial year 2010, Section III – Commission (10930/2010 – C7-0153/2010 – 2010/2056(BUD))

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Articles 310 and 314 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and Article 106a 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) (’the Financial Regulation’), and particularly Article 15(3) and Articles 37 and 38 thereof,

–  having regard to the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2010, as finally adopted on 17 December 2009(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 Draft amending budget No 4 to the general budget 2010, which the Commission presented on 16 April 2010 (COM(2010)0169),

–  having regard to Council's position on Draft amending budget No 4/2010 established on 11 June 2010 (10930/2010 - C7-0153/2010),

–  having regard to Rules 75b and 75e of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets (A7-0200/2010),

A.  whereas Draft amending budget No 4/2010 aims to enter in the 2010 budget the surplus of the 2009 financial year, amounting to EUR 2 253 591 199,37,

B.  whereas the main components of this surplus are an over-registering in revenue of EUR 400 703 258, an under-spending in expenditure of EUR 1 667 346 181 and positive exchange rate differences for EUR 185 541 760,

C.  whereas for heading 1 the under-spending of payment appropriations in 2009 amounted to EUR 451 million, for heading 2 to EUR 244 million, for heading 3 to EUR 106 million, for heading 4 to EUR 603 million and for heading 5 to EUR 263 million,

D.  whereas the combined effect of the very tight budgetary margins and emerging financial needs is to put at risk existing political priorities, while significant under-spending reduces at the same time the delivery of EU policies,

E.  whereas the calculation of 2009 budgetary under-implementation should take account of both Draft amending budget No 4/2010 and Amending budget 10/2009,

1.  Takes note of Draft amending budget No 4/2010 devoted solely to the budgeting of the 2009 surplus, in accordance with Article 15 of the Financial Regulation;

2.  Stresses that the actual under-implementation of the 2009 budget is not limited to the surplus presented in Draft amending budget No 4/2010 but amounts to more than EUR 5 000 000 000, taking also into account Amending budget No 10/2009; warns therefore that the year-end Amending budgets reducing the level of payment appropriations, while diminishing accordingly the global contribution of the Member States to the financing of the EU budget, give a distorted picture of budgetary implementation;

3.  Approves Council's position on Draft amending budget No 4/2010 unamended and instructs its President to declare that Amending budget No 2/2010 has been definitively adopted and arrange for its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union;

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

(1) OJ L 248, 16.9.2002, p. 1.
(2) OJ L 64, 12.3.2010.
(3) OJ C 139, 14.6.2006, p. 1.

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