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Tuesday, 22 October 2002 - Strasbourg Final edition
Amendments to the constituent acts of the European Agency for Reconstruction following the adoption of the new Financial Regulation *
P5_TA(2002)0478A5-0336/2002

Proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 2667/2000 as regards the budgetary and financial rules applicable to the European Agency for Reconstruction and access to the Agency's documents (COM(2002) 406 - C5-0429/2002 - 2002/0168(CNS))

The proposal was amended as follows(1) :

Text proposed by the Commission   Amendments by Parliament
Amendment 11
RECITAL 4 a (new)
(4a) The constituent act relating to the Agency mentioned in this Regulation should provide scope for the Member States in which the Agency has its seat to make a direct or indirect financial contribution.
Amendment 12
ARTICLE 1, POINT 1, SUBPARAGRAPH 1 a (new)
Article 4, paragraph 14 a (new) (Regulation (EC) No 2667/2000)
In Article 4, the following paragraph 14a is added:
"14a. Each year, the Agency shall forward to the discharge authority all relevant information concerning the results of the evaluation procedures. It shall also provide information on existing or planned measures to prevent the risk of fraud and irregularities."
Amendment 13
ARTICLE 1, POINT 2 a (new)
Article 6, paragraph 3 a (new) (Regulation (EC) No 2667/2000)
(2a) In Article 6, the following paragraph 3a is added:
"3a. The revenue shall include any financial contribution from the Member State in which the Agency has its seat.
Amendment 14
ARTICLE 1, POINT 3
Article 7, paragraph 4 a (new) (Regulation (EC) No 2667/2000)
4a. The final budget shall be adopted by the management board following the final adoption of the EU general budget establishing the amount of the subsidy and the establishment plan.
Amendment 15
ARTICLE 1, POINT 3
Article 7, paragraph 5 a (new) (Regulation (EC) No 2667/2000)
5a. The statement of expenditure may be presented using a nomenclature based on the nature and/or objective of the expenditure, provided that a distinction is made between administrative appropriations and operating appropriations. This nomenclature shall be defined by the Agency.
Amendment 16
ARTICLE 1, POINT 3
Article 8, paragraph 1 a (new) (Regulation (EC) No 2667/2000)
1a. The Executive Director may delegate his powers of budget implementation to staff of the Agency covered by the Staff Regulations, in accordance with the conditions laid down by the financial regulation of the Agency or by the financial rules, adopted by the management board, within the meaning of Article 185 of the Financial Regulation. Those so empowered may act only within the limits of the powers expressly conferred upon them.
Amendment 17
ARTICLE 1, POINT 3
Article 8, paragraph 4 a (new) (Regulation (EC) No 2667/2000)
4a. Before taking any decision which has financial implications and which may have an impact on the amount of the Community subsidy for the current year or for subsequent years, the management board shall notify the Commission and the budgetary authority. If neither arm of the budgetary authority has raised any objection within six weeks, the management board shall adopt the final decision.
Amendment 18
ARTICLE 1, POINT 3
Article 8, paragraph 8 a (new) (Regulation (EC) No 2667/2000)
8a. The Executive Director shall submit to the European Parliament, at the latter's request and in accordance with the conditions set out in Article 146(3) of the Financial Regulation, any information required for the smooth application of the discharge procedure for the financial year in question .
Amendment 19
ARTICLE 1, POINT 4, SUBPARAGRAPH 1 a (new)
Article 9 a (new) (Regulation (EC) No 2667/2000)
The following Article 9a is added:
"Article 9a
In the event of revision of the framework Financial Regulation, the Commission shall consult the European Parliament, the Council and the Court of Auditors."
Amendment 20
ARTICLE 1, POINT 4 a (new)
Article 10 a (new) (Regulation (EC) No 2667/2000)
(4a) The following Article 10a is added:
"Article 10a
Administrative, preparatory or ancillary tasks involving neither the exercise of public authority nor the use of discretionary powers of judgement may be entrusted by contract to external private-sector entities or bodies, where this proves to be indispensable. The appropriations allocated to such tasks shall be identified as administrative appropriations.

(1) The vote on the draft legislative resolution was postponed pursuant to Rule 69. (A5-0336/2002)

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