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Thursday, 1 December 2016 - Brussels
Mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2016

European Parliament resolution of 1 December 2016 on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2016 (COM(2016)0624 – C8-0399/2016 – 2016/2256(BUD))

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2016)0624 – C8‑0399/2016),

–  having regard to Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020(1), and in particular Article 13 thereof,

–  having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management(2), and in particular point 14 thereof,

–  having regard to the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016, as definitively adopted on 25 November 2015(3),

–  having regard to Draft amending budget No 4/2016, which the Commission proposed on 30 September 2016 (COM(2016)0623),

–  having regard to the position adopted by the Council on 8 November 2016 on Draft amending budget No 4/2016 (13583/2016 – C8‑0459/2016),

–  having regard to its position on Draft amending budget No 4/2016, adopted on 1 December 2016(4),

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgets (A8-0347/2016),

A.  whereas the Commission proposed, together with Draft amending budget No 4/2016, to mobilise the Contingency Margin for 2016 for an amount of EUR 240,1 million so as to complement the commitment appropriations related to expenditure in heading 3 ‘Security and citizenship’ in the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016;

1.  Approves the decision annexed to this resolution;

2.  Instructs its President to sign the decision with the President of the Council and arrange for its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union;

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

(1) OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884.
(2) OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.
(3) OJ L 48, 24.2.2016, p. 1.
(4) Texts Adopted, P8_TA(2016)0468.



on the mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2016

(The text of this annex is not reproduced here since it corresponds to the final act, Decision (EU) 2017/339.)

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