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PV 30/05/2018 - 22
CRE 30/05/2018 - 22
PV 12/02/2019 - 4
CRE 12/02/2019 - 4

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PV 31/05/2018 - 7.6
CRE 31/05/2018 - 7.6
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PV 12/02/2019 - 9.9
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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 - Strasbourg Final edition
Union Civil Protection Mechanism ***I

European Parliament legislative resolution of 12 February 2019 on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1313/2013/EU on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism (COM(2017)0772/2 – C8-0409/2017 – 2017/0309(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2017)0772/2),

–  having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 196 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C8‑0409/2017),

–  having regard to Article 294(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to the reasoned opinion submitted, within the framework of Protocol No 2 on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, by the Czech Chamber of Deputies, asserting that the draft legislative act does not comply with the principle of subsidiarity,

–  having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 18 October 2018(1),

–  having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions of 16 May 2018(2),

–  having regard to the provisional agreement approved by the committee responsible under Rule 69f(4) of its Rules of Procedure and the undertaking given by the Council representative by letter of 19 December 2018 to approve Parliament’s position, in accordance with Article 294(4) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Rule 59 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and the opinions and position in the form of amendments of the Committee on Development, the Committee on Budgets, the Committee on Regional Development and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (A8-0180/2018),

1.  Adopts its position at first reading hereinafter set out(3);

2.  Approves the joint statement by Parliament, the Council and the Commission annexed to this resolution;

3.  Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it replaces, substantially amends or intends to substantially amend its proposal;

4.  Calls on the Commission to refrain from using redeployments for financing new policy priorities that are added in the course of an ongoing multiannual financial framework, as this will inevitably have a negative impact on the implementation of other key Union activities;

5.  Calls on the Commission to provide for sufficient financing for the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) under the next multiannual financial framework starting in 2021, building on the present overhaul of the UCPM;

6.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.

(1) Not yet published in the Official Journal.
(2) OJ C 361, 5.10.2018, p. 37
(3) This position replaces the amendments adopted on 31 May 2018 (Texts adopted, P8_TA(2018)0236).

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 12 February 2019 with a view to the adoption of Decision (EU) 2019/… of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1313/2013/EU on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism

(As an agreement was reached between Parliament and Council, Parliament's position corresponds to the final legislative act, Decision (EU) 2019/420.)


Joint statement by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission

The additional financial envelope for the implementation of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism in 2019 and 2020 has been set to EUR 205,6 million. Without prejudice to the powers of the budgetary authority, part of the total rescEU budget increase should be made available through redeployments on the Heading 3 (security and citizenship) and Heading 4 (Global Europe) of the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework. The three institutions recall that part of the redeployments is already included in the budget 2019 and EUR 15,34 million were already included in the financial programming for 2020.

In the framework of the budgetary procedure for 2020 the Commission is invited to propose additional EUR 18,24 million of redeployments in order to reach 50% for 2019 and 2020 under the same headings.

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