2009/2002(BUD)

2010 budget: section III, Commission

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2009/2002(BUD) 2010 budget: section III, Commission
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Opinion AFCO SCHÖPFLIN György (EPP)
Opinion AFCO SCHÖPFLIN György (PPE-DE)
Opinion AFET NEYTS-UYTTEBROECK Annemie (ALDE)
Opinion AFET SZENT-IVÁNYI István (ALDE)
Opinion AGRI JEGGLE Elisabeth (EPP)
Opinion AGRI VIRRANKOSKI Kyösti (ALDE)
Lead BUDG SURJÁN László (EPP), MAŇKA Vladimír (S&D)
Lead BUDG SURJÁN László (PPE-DE)
Opinion CONT AUDY Jean-Pierre (EPP)
Opinion CONT AUDY Jean-Pierre (PPE-DE)
Opinion CULT TRÜPEL Helga (Verts/ALE)
Opinion CULT TRÜPEL Helga (Verts/ALE)
Opinion DEVE MITCHELL Gay (EPP)
Opinion DEVE MITCHELL Gay (PPE-DE)
Opinion ECON BERÈS Pervenche (S&D)
Opinion ECON BERÈS Pervenche (PSE)
Opinion EMPL ŐRY Csaba (EPP)
Opinion EMPL ŐRY Csaba (PPE-DE)
Opinion ENVI HAUG Jutta (S&D)
Opinion ENVI OLAJOS Péter (PPE-DE)
Opinion FEMM BAUER Edit (EPP)
Opinion FEMM BAUER Edit (PPE-DE)
Opinion IMCO BUŞOI Cristian Silviu (ALDE), NEWTON DUNN Bill (ALDE)
Opinion IMCO NEWTON DUNN Bill (ALDE)
Opinion INTA ŠŤASTNÝ Peter (EPP)
Opinion INTA ŠŤASTNÝ Peter (PPE-DE)
Opinion ITRE EK Lena (ALDE)
Opinion ITRE BIRUTIS Šarūnas (ALDE)
Opinion JURI
Opinion JURI MAYER Hans-Peter (PPE-DE)
Opinion LIBE LÓPEZ AGUILAR Juan Fernando (S&D)
Opinion LIBE DÜHRKOP DÜHRKOP Bárbara (PSE)
Opinion PECH FRAGA ESTÉVEZ Carmen (EPP)
Opinion PECH DUMITRIU Constantin (PPE-DE)
Opinion PETI
Opinion REGI HÜBNER Danuta Maria (EPP)
Opinion REGI PETRE Maria (PPE-DE)
Opinion TRAN KOHLÍČEK Jaromír (GUE/NGL)
Opinion TRAN KOHLÍČEK Jaromír (GUE/NGL)
Lead committee dossier: BUDG/7/01518
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Activites

  • 2010/03/12 Final act published in Official Journal
  • 2009/12/17 Final budget adopted by Parliament
    • T7-0115/2009 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2009/12/15 Debate in Parliament
  • 2009/12/14 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 2nd reading
  • 2009/12/07 Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 2nd reading
  • 2009/12/07 Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 2nd reading
  • 2009/12/02 Vote in committee, 2nd reading
  • 2009/12/01 Document attached to the procedure
    • 16792/2009 summary
  • 2009/11/27 Amending/supplementary letter on draft budget
    • 16731/2009 summary
  • 2009/11/26 Deadline Amendments
  • 2009/11/26 Document attached to the procedure
    • SEC(2009)1635 summary
  • 2009/11/24 Committee draft report
  • 2009/11/23 Council amended draft budget published
    • 16329/2009 summary
  • 2009/11/23 Council amended draft budget
    • 16329/2009 summary
  • 2009/11/20 Amended budget adopted by Council
  • #2976
  • 2009/11/20 Council Meeting
    • 16328/2009 summary
  • #2975
  • 2009/11/18 Council Meeting
  • 2009/10/27 Document attached to the procedure
    • SEC(2009)1462 summary
  • 2009/10/22 Budgetary text adopted by Parliament
    • T7-0051/2009 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2009/10/20 Debate in Parliament
  • 2009/10/13 Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
  • 2009/10/13 Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
  • 2009/10/09 Amending/supplementary letter on draft budget
    • 14272/2009 summary
  • 2009/10/08 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2009/09/30 Committee draft report
  • 2009/09/17 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2009/09/08 EP officialisation
  • 2009/09/02 Document attached to the procedure
    • SEC(2009)1133 summary
  • 2009/07/20 Council draft budget published
    • 11902/2009 summary
  • 2009/07/20 Document attached to the procedure
    • 11903/2009 summary
    • 11902/2009 summary
  • #2956
  • 2009/07/13 Council Meeting
  • #2955
  • 2009/07/10 Council Meeting
  • #2940
  • 2009/05/05 Council Meeting
  • 2009/04/29 Commission preliminary draft budget published
    • COM(2009)0300 summary
  • 2009/04/29 Commission preliminary draft budget
    • COM(2009)0300 summary

Documents

Votes

Rapport SURJÁN A7-0038/2009 - résolution

2009/10/22
Position Total ALDE ECR EFD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 522 76 7 0 1 1 229 163 45 0
Against 68 1 6 16 26 18 0 0 1 0
Abstain 39 0 31 6 0 1 0 0 1 0

Rapport SURJÁN/MAŇKA A7-0083/2009 - AM 1

2009/12/17
Position Total ALDE ECR EFD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 314 62 27 10 18 6 4 148 39 0
Against 237 3 3 10 0 13 208 0 0 0
Abstain 20 0 14 1 4 1 0 0 0 0

Rapport SURJÁN/MAŇKA A7-0083/2009 - AM 3=7/1

2009/12/17
Position Total ALDE ECR EFD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 525 62 33 12 21 5 210 144 38 0
Against 25 0 0 9 1 14 1 0 0 0
Abstain 11 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Rapport SURJÁN/MAŇKA A7-0083/2009 - AM 3=7/2

2009/12/17
Position Total ALDE ECR EFD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 515 60 31 6 21 2 214 143 38 0
Against 28 0 0 14 0 14 0 0 0 0
Abstain 17 0 13 0 1 3 0 0 0 0

Rapport SURJÁN/MAŇKA A7-0083/2009 - AM 3=7/3

2009/12/17
Position Total ALDE ECR EFD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 515 62 28 7 21 2 213 144 38 0
Against 29 0 0 12 0 17 0 0 0 0
Abstain 18 0 14 1 2 0 0 1 0 0

Rapport SURJÁN/MAŇKA A7-0083/2009 - RÉSOLUTION

2009/12/17
Position Total ALDE ECR EFD GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 483 61 15 11 0 3 214 147 32 0
Against 48 0 2 9 22 15 0 0 0 0
Abstain 32 0 27 1 1 1 0 0 2 0
AmendmentsDossier
217 2009/2002(BUD) 2010 budget: section III, Commission
2009/02/10 BUDG 34 amendments...
source: PE-428.297
2009/06/08 AFCO 8 amendments...
source: PE-427.277
2009/07/24 PECH 8 amendments...
source: PE-427.202
2009/08/09 LIBE 12 amendments...
source: PE-428.129
2009/08/13 FEMM 28 amendments...
source: PE-427.256
2009/08/17 IMCO 10 amendments...
source: PE-427.945
2009/08/19 EMPL 12 amendments...
source: PE-427.121
2009/08/25 AFET 13 amendments...
source: PE-427.201
2009/08/26 INTA 3 amendments...
source: PE-427.270
2009/09/09 ITRE 3 amendments...
source: PE-428.000
2009/09/15 CULT 13 amendments...
source: PE-428.137
2009/10/08 REGI 2 amendments...
source: PE-427.279
2009/10/09 CONT 28 amendments...
source: PE-428.157
2009/11/27 BUDG 43 amendments...
source: PE-430.712

History

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      • PURPOSE: to present the Commission's preliminary draft budget (PDB) for the financial year 2010 (Section III: Commission).

        CONTENT: the Commission adopted its preliminary draft budget for the financial year 2010. This preliminary draft budget is the fourth of the multi-annual financial framework for 2007‑2013 and focuses its priorities on economic recovery by allocating the greatest share of Community funds (45% of the budget or EUR 62.2 billion) to measures to stimulate growth and employment. Such expenditure has been increased by 3.2% compared with 2009. Funds for major programmes linked to research and energy will see an increase of more than 12% and those dedicated to cohesion policy will grow too, with the EU-12 set to receive 52% of cohesion and Structural Funds. 

        All headings in the budget will see an increase, reaching a total of EUR 138.6 billion in commitments (1.17% of GNI), or 1.5% more than in 2009. This leaves a margin of EUR 1.8 billion in commitments under all of the headings of the financial framework.

        For payment appropriations, an amount of EUR 122.3 billion has been proposed, representing 1.03% of GNI. This is an increase of 5.3% compared to payments in the 2009 budget, leaving a margin of EUR 12.2 billion under the ceiling.

        Payments for compulsory expenditure rise by 5.5% on 2009, while those for non‑compulsory expenditure rise by 5.2%.

        A budget centred on economic recovery and solidarity: in April 2009, the European Parliament, Council and Commission agreed on a European Economic Recovery Plan, with EUR 5 billion to finance major European projects in the areas of energy and broadband infrastructures, and to face new challenges in rural areas linked to the health check for the Common Agricultural Policy. Following the first injection of EUR 2.6 billion in 2009, a further EUR 2.4 billion will be added to the 2010 budget. These amounts are not yet entered into the PDB 2010, as their financing is expected to be secured through a compensation mechanism at the conciliation of the 2010 budgetary procedure in late 2009. 2010 will also be the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion with a budget of nearly EUR 20 million and a range of initiatives planned for all Member States.

        The other main priorities of the 2010 budget include an increase in funding related to the Seventh Research Framework Programme (+12.1%), the Competitiveness and innovation Framework Programme (CIP, +3.3%) and the Cohesion Fund (+9.6%).

        KEY ASPECTS OF PDB 2010 BY FINANCIAL FRAMEWORK HEADINGS: the following presentation is set out according to the budget headings of the Financial Framework 2007‑2013:

        Heading 1: Sustainable Growth: this heading covers expenditure for competitiveness and employment as well as cohesion:

        • Heading 1a: Competitiveness for Growth and Employment: this sub-heading encompasses the key policies in achieving the Lisbon Strategy. The main programmes of this sub-heading are: the 7th Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7), the Lifelong Learning Programme, the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP), the Trans-European Networks (TENs), GALILEO, and the PROGRESS Programme. The majority of these instruments will see an increase in commitments in 2010. However, on the whole this sub-heading has seen a 7.3% decrease in commitments compared to 2009 and now amounts to EUR 12.8 billion. Payments have also seen a decrease of 1.1%, down to approximately EUR 11 billion. The apparent reduction in appropriations for this heading must be seen in the context of the inclusion in the 2009 budget of EUR 2 billion for the Energy projects to aid economic recovery, while the 2010 tranche is not yet budgeted. If this element is excluded, commitment appropriations increase by 8.4 % and payment appropriations decrease by 6.3 %. The decrease in payments is mainly due to the closure of the 6th Framework Programme (FP6), and the rhythm of pre-financing under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). Overall, trans-European transport and energy networks will receive 12.7% more funding compared to 2009 (EUR 1.08 billion) and the Competitiveness and Innovation programme (CIP) will grow by 3.3% (EUR 0.5 billion). Lastly, for its second year, the EU's flagship satellite navigation project Galileo will receive an additional 8% in funding (EUR 0.9 billion);
        • Heading 1b: Cohesion for Growth and Employment: this sub‑heading essentially covers the Structural Funds (ERDF, ESF and Cohesion Fund). Commitments increase by 2.0% to EUR 49.4 billion, leaving a margin of EUR 12 million. Payments increase by 4.1 %, to EUR 36.4 billion. For the first time ever, the EU-12 will receive the biggest share of the EU's Cohesion and Structural Funds (52%) and in 2010, work will focus on the effective and efficient implementation of the programmes for the period 2007-2013. The impact of the legislative changes made in the context of the European Economic Recovery Plan will contribute to making the structural funds a valuable instrument for the recovery of the European economy in 2010.

        Heading 2: Preservation and Management of Natural Resources: for the PDB 2010, the Commission proposes EUR 59 billion for Heading 2. Compared to the 2009 budget, the commitment appropriations increase by 4% and this leaves a margin of EUR 1.1 billion under the ceiling fixed for 2010 in the Financial Framework for 2007-2013. The phasing-in of direct aid to EU-12 and the increase in market expenditure are the main factors explaining this evolution. Agricultural support for these regions will also grow, making a real impact with the EU-12 now receiving nearly 20%, EUR 11 billion, in agricultural support. Thanks to the CAP, the single market and higher market prices, farmers' income in the EU-12 is now 47% higher than before accession. Note that spending for environment and rural development will grow by nearly 2.5% to almost EUR 15 billion.

        Heading 3: Citizenship, Freedom, Security, Justice: this heading is divided into two sub-sections:

        • Heading 3a: Freedom, Security and Justice: this subheading is exclusively devoted to actions in the field of Freedom, Security and Justice. The year 2010 will see ongoing and strengthened implementation for the specific actions, which are grouped in three general programmes (Solidarity and Management of Migration, Fundamental Rights and Justice, and Security and Safeguarding Liberties). The preliminary draft budget provides for commitments in the order of EUR 980 million (+13.5 compared to 2009) and payments amount to EUR 720 million for subheading 3a. In 2010, the new European Asylum Support Office (EASO) is expected to be set up, in response to a request by the European Council, in order to coordinate and step up cooperation on asylum between Member States;
        • Heading 3b: Citizenship: this subheading covers issues of key concern to the citizens of Europe, including public health, consumer protection, and civil protection. The crucial task of reaching out to the citizens and communicating Europe also fall within this category. For this heading, commitment appropriations decrease by 2.0 % to EUR 650 million. Payments for this heading decrease to around EUR 640 million.

        Heading 4: the EU as a Global Player: in 2010, the EU will continue its efforts to help poorer countries and maintain a strong stance on the world stage so it can meet global challenges like climate change, food security and globalisation. The EU's aid to developing countries channelled through the Development Cooperation Instrument will increase by 1.7%, reaching EUR 2.4 billion. Pre-accession assistance (IPA) increases by nearly 5% to EUR 1.6 billion. Fostering links with the closest neighbours remains a central objective, and is financed through the European Neighbourhood Policy Instrument (ENPI). Lastly, funding for the EU's Common and Foreign Security Policy (CSFP) is increased by 16% (reaching EUR 282 million). The PDB 2010 also includes the final part of the EUR 1 billion Food Aid Facility, agreed at the end of 2008 (EUR 170 million). Note that the requirements for the Middle East Peace Process, Cuba, Georgia, Kosovo, support to the reunification process in Cyprus and climate change will depend on developments in the coming months. The Commission will fine tune its request during the 2010 budgetary procedure. Consequently, the Commission proposes to use the margin of heading 4 primarily to address these outstanding issues. In total, some EUR 8 billion are provided for in terms of commitments under this heading and EUR 7.7 billion in payments (with a margin of EUR 220 million). Commitment appropriations requested in the PDB 2010 are 2.3 % lower compared to the budget 2009. This decrease is due to the financing of the Food Facility in 2009.

        Heading 5: Administration: commitments and payments are set at the same level. Administrative expenditure for all EU institutions will grow moderately by 2.1%, with the European Commission's own expenditure increasing by less than 1% (0.9%) at EUR 3.6 billion (see BUD/2009/2002B: Budget 2010 - Other sections).

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      • PURPOSE: to present the Commission's preliminary draft budget (PDB) for the financial year 2010 (Section III: Commission).

        CONTENT: the Commission adopted its preliminary draft budget for the financial year 2010. This preliminary draft budget is the fourth of the multi-annual financial framework for 2007‑2013 and focuses its priorities on economic recovery by allocating the greatest share of Community funds (45% of the budget or EUR 62.2 billion) to measures to stimulate growth and employment. Such expenditure has been increased by 3.2% compared with 2009. Funds for major programmes linked to research and energy will see an increase of more than 12% and those dedicated to cohesion policy will grow too, with the EU-12 set to receive 52% of cohesion and Structural Funds. 

        All headings in the budget will see an increase, reaching a total of EUR 138.6 billion in commitments (1.17% of GNI), or 1.5% more than in 2009. This leaves a margin of EUR 1.8 billion in commitments under all of the headings of the financial framework.

        For payment appropriations, an amount of EUR 122.3 billion has been proposed, representing 1.03% of GNI. This is an increase of 5.3% compared to payments in the 2009 budget, leaving a margin of EUR 12.2 billion under the ceiling.

        Payments for compulsory expenditure rise by 5.5% on 2009, while those for non‑compulsory expenditure rise by 5.2%.

        A budget centred on economic recovery and solidarity: in April 2009, the European Parliament, Council and Commission agreed on a European Economic Recovery Plan, with EUR 5 billion to finance major European projects in the areas of energy and broadband infrastructures, and to face new challenges in rural areas linked to the health check for the Common Agricultural Policy. Following the first injection of EUR 2.6 billion in 2009, a further EUR 2.4 billion will be added to the 2010 budget. These amounts are not yet entered into the PDB 2010, as their financing is expected to be secured through a compensation mechanism at the conciliation of the 2010 budgetary procedure in late 2009. 2010 will also be the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion with a budget of nearly EUR 20 million and a range of initiatives planned for all Member States.

        The other main priorities of the 2010 budget include an increase in funding related to the Seventh Research Framework Programme (+12.1%), the Competitiveness and innovation Framework Programme (CIP, +3.3%) and the Cohesion Fund (+9.6%).

        KEY ASPECTS OF PDB 2010 BY FINANCIAL FRAMEWORK HEADINGS: the following presentation is set out according to the budget headings of the Financial Framework 2007‑2013:

        Heading 1: Sustainable Growth: this heading covers expenditure for competitiveness and employment as well as cohesion:

        • Heading 1a: Competitiveness for Growth and Employment: this sub-heading encompasses the key policies in achieving the Lisbon Strategy. The main programmes of this sub-heading are: the 7th Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7), the Lifelong Learning Programme, the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP), the Trans-European Networks (TENs), GALILEO, and the PROGRESS Programme. The majority of these instruments will see an increase in commitments in 2010. However, on the whole this sub-heading has seen a 7.3% decrease in commitments compared to 2009 and now amounts to EUR 12.8 billion. Payments have also seen a decrease of 1.1%, down to approximately EUR 11 billion. The apparent reduction in appropriations for this heading must be seen in the context of the inclusion in the 2009 budget of EUR 2 billion for the Energy projects to aid economic recovery, while the 2010 tranche is not yet budgeted. If this element is excluded, commitment appropriations increase by 8.4 % and payment appropriations decrease by 6.3 %. The decrease in payments is mainly due to the closure of the 6th Framework Programme (FP6), and the rhythm of pre-financing under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). Overall, trans-European transport and energy networks will receive 12.7% more funding compared to 2009 (EUR 1.08 billion) and the Competitiveness and Innovation programme (CIP) will grow by 3.3% (EUR 0.5 billion). Lastly, for its second year, the EU's flagship satellite navigation project Galileo will receive an additional 8% in funding (EUR 0.9 billion);
        • Heading 1b: Cohesion for Growth and Employment: this sub‑heading essentially covers the Structural Funds (ERDF, ESF and Cohesion Fund). Commitments increase by 2.0% to EUR 49.4 billion, leaving a margin of EUR 12 million. Payments increase by 4.1 %, to EUR 36.4 billion. For the first time ever, the EU-12 will receive the biggest share of the EU's Cohesion and Structural Funds (52%) and in 2010, work will focus on the effective and efficient implementation of the programmes for the period 2007-2013. The impact of the legislative changes made in the context of the European Economic Recovery Plan will contribute to making the structural funds a valuable instrument for the recovery of the European economy in 2010.

        Heading 2: Preservation and Management of Natural Resources: for the PDB 2010, the Commission proposes EUR 59 billion for Heading 2. Compared to the 2009 budget, the commitment appropriations increase by 4% and this leaves a margin of EUR 1.1 billion under the ceiling fixed for 2010 in the Financial Framework for 2007-2013. The phasing-in of direct aid to EU-12 and the increase in market expenditure are the main factors explaining this evolution. Agricultural support for these regions will also grow, making a real impact with the EU-12 now receiving nearly 20%, EUR 11 billion, in agricultural support. Thanks to the CAP, the single market and higher market prices, farmers' income in the EU-12 is now 47% higher than before accession. Note that spending for environment and rural development will grow by nearly 2.5% to almost EUR 15 billion.

        Heading 3: Citizenship, Freedom, Security, Justice: this heading is divided into two sub-sections:

        • Heading 3a: Freedom, Security and Justice: this subheading is exclusively devoted to actions in the field of Freedom, Security and Justice. The year 2010 will see ongoing and strengthened implementation for the specific actions, which are grouped in three general programmes (Solidarity and Management of Migration, Fundamental Rights and Justice, and Security and Safeguarding Liberties). The preliminary draft budget provides for commitments in the order of EUR 980 million (+13.5 compared to 2009) and payments amount to EUR 720 million for subheading 3a. In 2010, the new European Asylum Support Office (EASO) is expected to be set up, in response to a request by the European Council, in order to coordinate and step up cooperation on asylum between Member States;
        • Heading 3b: Citizenship: this subheading covers issues of key concern to the citizens of Europe, including public health, consumer protection, and civil protection. The crucial task of reaching out to the citizens and communicating Europe also fall within this category. For this heading, commitment appropriations decrease by 2.0 % to EUR 650 million. Payments for this heading decrease to around EUR 640 million.

        Heading 4: the EU as a Global Player: in 2010, the EU will continue its efforts to help poorer countries and maintain a strong stance on the world stage so it can meet global challenges like climate change, food security and globalisation. The EU's aid to developing countries channelled through the Development Cooperation Instrument will increase by 1.7%, reaching EUR 2.4 billion. Pre-accession assistance (IPA) increases by nearly 5% to EUR 1.6 billion. Fostering links with the closest neighbours remains a central objective, and is financed through the European Neighbourhood Policy Instrument (ENPI). Lastly, funding for the EU's Common and Foreign Security Policy (CSFP) is increased by 16% (reaching EUR 282 million). The PDB 2010 also includes the final part of the EUR 1 billion Food Aid Facility, agreed at the end of 2008 (EUR 170 million). Note that the requirements for the Middle East Peace Process, Cuba, Georgia, Kosovo, support to the reunification process in Cyprus and climate change will depend on developments in the coming months. The Commission will fine tune its request during the 2010 budgetary procedure. Consequently, the Commission proposes to use the margin of heading 4 primarily to address these outstanding issues. In total, some EUR 8 billion are provided for in terms of commitments under this heading and EUR 7.7 billion in payments (with a margin of EUR 220 million). Commitment appropriations requested in the PDB 2010 are 2.3 % lower compared to the budget 2009. This decrease is due to the financing of the Food Facility in 2009.

        Heading 5: Administration: commitments and payments are set at the same level. Administrative expenditure for all EU institutions will grow moderately by 2.1%, with the European Commission's own expenditure increasing by less than 1% (0.9%) at EUR 3.6 billion (see BUD/2009/2002B: Budget 2010 - Other sections).

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      • The Council took note of the presentation by the Commission of its preliminary draft for the EU's general budget for 2010. It asked the Permanent Representatives Committee to examine the draft with a view to enabling the Council, at its meeting on 10 July, to establish a draft budget at first reading.

        On 10 March, the Council set out principles for preparation of the 2010 budget (see Council doc. 6767/09).

        In its preliminary draft budget, the Commission proposes a total of EUR 138.6 billion in commitment appropriations (+1.5% compared with 2009) and EUR 122.3 billion in payment appropriations (+5.3% compared with 2009). Commitment appropriations represent 1.18% of EU gross national income, and payment appropriations amount to 1.04%.

        The Commission places economic recovery at the heart of spending in 2010, channelling the biggest share of funds (45%) into growth and employment measures to help restore competitiveness throughout the EU. It also proposes to increase fundings for major programmes linked to research and energy policy by more than 12%, and to increase amounts allocated to economic and social cohesion.

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        • The Council unanimously established the draft budget for 2010 at 1st reading. It used the preliminary draft budget (PDB) of the European Communities for 2010, submitted by the Commission, as the basis for establishing this draft budget.

          In keeping with the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and budgetary management (IIA), a conciliation meeting between the Council and a delegation from the European Parliament, with the participation of the Commission, was held on 10 July 2009, prior to the discussions in the Council.

          As a result of the Council's discussions, the PDB as established by the Council amounts to:

          • EUR 137 994.24 million in commitment appropriations (including EUR 93 050.98 million of non-compulsory expenditure);
          • EUR 120 520.91 in payment appropriations (including EUR 75 721.42 million of non-compulsory expenditure).

          Under the draft budget for 2010 established by the Council, commitment appropriations increase by 1.09% compared to the 2009 budget and payment appropriations increase by 3.74%.

          The rate of increase in non-compulsory expenditure (NCE) for the draft budget for 2010 is 3.18% in payment appropriations; there is a decrease of -0.65% in commitment appropriations.

          The total payment appropriations provided for in the draft budget for 2010 correspond to 1.02% of Community GNI.

          A. Generally: in establishing the draft budget for 2010, the Council followed a number of guidelines:

          • due regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 on budgetary discipline and budgetary management;
          • particular care was taken: (i) to establish a draft budget that is realistic and comprehensively balanced, complying with budgetary discipline and sound financial management; (ii) provide adequate funding for the European Union's various priorities, determining appropriations on the basis of the budget implementation rate in 2008, budget forecast alert in 2009 and realistic absorption capacities. This approach was also followed with regard to allocations for administrative expenditure arising from operational programmes and the expenditure of the executive agencies responsible for their management; (iii) determine the appropriate level of payment appropriations in comparison with 2009, adjusting the amounts on the basis of an analysis of the 2008 budget implementation and the 2009 budget forecast alert; (iv) apply for decentralised agencies the same criteria as for the administrative expenditure of the institutions. Therefore, no new posts were accepted, except for new agencies foreseen in 2010 and Frontex; (v) not to accept expenditure relating to the implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon; (vi) leave adequate margins under the ceilings of the headings of the financial framework, with the exception of sub-heading 1b, in order to be able to cope with unforeseen situations.

          Further principles have been observed as regards the PDB 2010:

          • the Council decided to retain the nomenclature proposed in the PDB and to follow the classification in line with the provisions of Annex III to the Interinstitutional Agreement;
          • the Council did not propose any further preparatory actions or pilot projects;
          • a particular attention was given to the activity statements. Specific meetings were organised with the Commission services in order to allow an in-depth dialogue with delegations;
          • the Commission services were invited to continue to improve the content of the activity statements when drafting them in future budgetary procedures.

          B. Expenditure by heading of the financial framework : as to expenditure under the different headings of the Financial Framework the Council decided to:

          Heading 1: Sustainable growth (EUR 61 551 million):

          1.a)  as regards competitiveness for growth and employment expenditure: the amount of this heading is set at EUR 12 170 million in commitment appropriations, decreasing by EUR 88.76 million compared to the PDB 2010 as set out by the Commission. This envelope is characterised by the following:

          • a total reduction in the appropriations requested in the PDB in respect of a number of specific budget lines under this heading, on the basis of past and current budgetary implementation and realistic absorption capacities;
          • fixing the level of the appropriations for subsidies for decentralised agencies, reducing the appropriations requested in the PDB by a total of EUR 11.06 million as a result of the non acceptance of the  requests for new posts for existing agencies - only 35 posts for the two new agencies foreseen in 2010 (European Agency for the cooperation of the Energy Regulators and Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) were accepted;
          • setting the level of payment appropriations, targeting a total reduction of EUR 408.33 million in the appropriations requested in the PDB on a number of budget lines, on the basis of an analysis of the 2008 budget implementation and the 2009 budget forecast alert (see Council activity of 10 July on this issue).

          The margin available under sub-heading 1a would be EUR 218.41 million.

          1.b) concerning cohesion for growth and employment expenditure: the Council provides EUR 49 382million, which is the same amount as the PDB. It also sets the level of payment appropriations, reducing the appropriations requested in the PDB by a total of EUR 293.10 million. That amount represents a reduction in payment appropriations concentrated in the field of the European Regional Development Fund (EUR 138.43 million), the European Social Fund (EUR 96.67 million) and the completion of the 2000-2006 programmes (EUR 58 million), representing a correction in budgeting on the basis of the available information.

          The margin available under sub-heading 1b would be EUR 11.91 million.

          Heading 2: Preservation and management of natural resources: the total amount of this heading is EUR 58 640 million in commitments, representing EUR 363.37 million less that the PDB, of which EUR 118.77 million in Chapter 05 02 (Interventions in agricultural markets), EUR 230 million on the budget line for clearance of accounts, and EUR 14.60 million on various other budget lines, on the basis of past and current budget implementation and taking into account the available information related to some specific agricultural areas. It sets the level of payment appropriations, reducing the appropriations requested in the PDB by a total of EUR 491.48 million, of which EUR 118.77 million in Chapter 05 02 (Interventions in agricultural markets), EUR 230 million on the budget line for clearance of accounts, EUR 98 million for rural development and EUR 44.71 million on various other budget lines, on the basis of past and current budget implementation. These amounts estimated on the basis of past budget implementation and available information may be reviewed in the light of the Autumn letter of amendment.

          The Council also decided not to accept the request for new posts for decentralised agencies.

          The margin available under heading 2 would be EUR 1 473 million.

          Heading 3: Citizenship, freedom, security and justice: the total amount for this heading is EUR 1 608 million in commitments split into 2 sub-headings (representing EUR 21.1 million less than the PDB 2010).

          3.a) for freedom, security and justice expenditure (EUR 974 million in commitments): the Council intends to:

          • set the level of commitment appropriations, slightly reducing by a total of EUR 2.45 million commitment appropriations requested in the PDB in respect of a number of specific budget lines under this heading, on the basis of past and current budget implementation;
          • fix the level of the appropriations for subsidies for decentralised agencies, reducing the appropriations requested in the PDB by a total of EUR 3.47 million as a result of the non acceptance of the requests for new posts for existing agencies. Only 486 posts for the new agency foreseen in 2010 (European Asylum Support Office), Frontex and Europol (436 existing posts) were accepted;
          • set the level of payment appropriations, targeting a total reduction of EUR 27.90 million in the appropriations requested in the PDB on a number of budget lines on the basis of an analysis of the 2008 budget implementation and the 2009 budget forecast alert.

          The margin available under sub-heading 3a would be EUR 50.73 million.

          3.b)  as regards citizenship expenditure, the Council proposes to:

          • set the level of commitment appropriations, reducing by a total of EUR 11.96 million the commitment appropriations requested in the PDB in respect of a number of specific budget lines under this heading, on the basis of past and current budget implementation and on realistic absorption capacities;
          • fix the level of the appropriations for subsidies for decentralised agencies, reducing the appropriations requested in the PDB by a total of EUR 3.18 million as a result of the non acceptance of the requests for new posts for existing agencies;
          • set the level of payment appropriations, reducing by a total amount of EUR 26.19 million the appropriations requested in the PDB in a targeted manner over a series of budget headings, on the basis of an analysis of the 2008 budget implementation and the 2009 budget forecast alert.

          The available margin under sub-heading 3b would be EUR 33.87 million.

          Heading 4: The EU as a global partner: the Council envisages a total amount of EUR 7 832 million in commitments. It has also been decided to:

          • set the level of commitment appropriations, reducing by a total amount of EUR 89.11 million the commitment appropriations requested in the PDB on a number of specific budget lines under this heading, on the basis of past and current budget implementation and on realistic absorption capacities. In accordance with Point 25 of the IIA, accept the commitment appropriations regarding the  Emergency Aid Reserve as proposed by the Commission;
          • set the level of payment appropriations, reducing on the one hand the appropriations requested in the PDB by an amount of EUR 259.46 million in a targeted manner over a series of budget lines, on  the basis of an analysis of the 2008 budget implementation and the 2009 budget forecast alert, and on the other hand not retaining the amount for payments proposed in the PDB of EUR 248.89 million regarding the Emergency Aid Reserve;
          • as far as the Common Foreign And Security Policy (CFSP) budget is concerned, accept for its part the amounts proposed in the preliminary draft budget.

          The margin available under heading 4 would be EUR 309.90 million to cover at a later stage additional needs.

          Heading 5: Administration: the Council decided to establish the global increase of the EU administrative expenditure at a level near the inflation rat. It envisages a total amount of EUR 7 812 million. It intends to set the administrative budget of each institution at the appropriate level, taking into account their specificities and real and justified needs and carry out targeted reductions under certain budget lines for all the institutions, taking into account the 2008 budget outturn and real needs (see BUD/2009/2002B). The Council proposes to increase the standard flat rate abatement on salaries for most of the institutions, taking into account their current vacancy rate. It insists on the need to fill all vacant posts. It states specifically that it shall not accept any new post requested by the institutions for new activities. It does accept, on the other hand, requested conversions, transformations and upgradings. It excludes expenditure related to the implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon.

          When examining the administrative budgets, the Council also focused on administrative expenditure linked to operational programmes and on administrative expenditure of the executive agencies. In this respect, it was decided to carry out targeted reductions, in particular on the basis of the 2008 budget outturn.

          A thorough examination of the building policy of the institutions was also done. In this context, a declaration on building policy of EU Institutions and bodies was also approved by the Council (see Council activities of 10 July).

          This approach has resulted in a margin of EUR 276.15 million available under the ceiling of heading 5 of the financial framework, which is deemed sufficient to respect the requirements of the IIA and in the interest of sound financial management.

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        • PURPOSE: to present Amending Letter No 1 to the Preliminary Draft Amending Budget for 2010 (PDB 2010).

          CONTENT: the Amending Letter No 1 (AL 1) to the Preliminary Draft Budget for 2010 (PDB 2010)

          covers the following:

          1. the mobilisation of additional funds for an amount of EUR 95 million in commitment and EUR 60 million in payment appropriations to support the Palestinian Authority and reconstruction efforts in Gaza;
          2. the need to consider the establishment of Bananas Accompanying Measures (BAM) in view of the possible trade agreement on bananas to be signed with Latin American Most Favoured Nation (MFN) suppliers that will affect that the preferential regime of ACP banana supplying countries;
          3. the mobilisation of additional funds for an amount of EUR 50 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 20 million in payment appropriations in view of a successful outcome of the December Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

          1. Support to Palestine: although the Palestinian Authority (PA) saw its reliance on external funding decrease slightly in 2009, it continues to be highly dependent on donor funding. The Council confirmed this approach in its conclusions of 15 June 2009. It stated that the EU will promote Palestinian state-building and intensify work in partnership with the PA. There are renewed hopes of progress towards peace in the coming months, partly linked to the new American administration and the priority given to the resolution of the conflict. The survival of the PA is crucial for the peace process, especially while the international community is maintaining its pressure on Israel to remain committed to the two-state solution. In light of the need to continue a realistic level of funding in 2010, taking account of the state of the Palestinian public finances as well as the restraints of Heading 4, the Commission proposes to increase the budget line "European Neighbourhood and Partnership financial assistance to Palestine, the peace process and UNRWA" in 2010 by EUR 95 million to reach EUR 270 million (it is EUR 300 million in Budget 2009). The requested additional amount will be used in particular to assist the Palestinian Authority in its efforts of institution building in view of the future Palestinian state. The resulting level of funds available under ENPI will allow for a continued support of the PA in 2010 while at the same time approximating assistance for Palestine to a level more commensurate with the initial programming after a number of years of exceptional budgetary arrangements. The European Union funds disbursed under ENPI are complemented by assistance under thematic and crisis intervention programmes, especially for the reconstruction efforts in Gaza.

          As regards payment appropriations, the Commission request an additional EUR 60 million on top of the amount requested in the 2010 PDB (EUR 175 million).

          2. Banana sector: the European Community's Common organisation of the market (CMO) in bananas has traditionally provided a preferential trade regime in favour of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) exporters. This regime has been challenged since 1995 through the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Mechanism, whose Appellate Body decisions have repeatedly ruled against the Community. Since 1 January 2008, ACP bananas suppliers have duty and quota free access to the EC market.  To comply with the rulings of the WTO Appellate Body, the Commission has been negotiating a trade agreement on bananas within the framework of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) ahead and in support of the completion of agricultural modalities and the full Doha Round. The ACP Group indicated its acceptance of such an agreement subject to a development-related assistance package for ACP banana suppliers.

          The Special Framework of Assistance (SFA) for bananas, which operated since 1999 in twelve bananas exporting ACP countries, expired in December 2008. Despite the SFA, only certain countries are diversifying successfully or become competitive under current Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff rates. A reduction in tariff preferences is therefore expected to lead to additional adjustment requirements and efforts on the part of most ACP banana supplying countries. A trade agreement on bananas is being negotiated with Latin American MFN suppliers that will reduce the preferential advantage enjoyed thus far by ACP banana supplying countries. As part of the overall deal the Commission intends to propose the establishment of Bananas Accompanying Measures (BAM) that will contribute to the necessary adjustment processes of traditional ACP banana exporters by supporting the adaptation and restructuring processes in mostly bananas-dependent areas. Hence, the BAM will be part of the  package allowing for the expected MNF tariff rate reductions in the framework of the WTO.

          Although the exact amount will be known only once the final agreement is reached, its financing will require the use of part of the unallocated margin of Heading 4 and redeployment, the Commission proposes only to create the budgetary structure at this stage and it is for this reason that a token entry "p.m" appears in Article 21 06 07.

          3. Copenhagen Climate Change Conference: the European Council conclusions of 18/19 June 2009 reiterated the importance of the establishment of an agreement on combating climate changes. For an international climate change deal in Copenhagen to be effectively limiting global average temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius, a substantial reduction in the growth of greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries over the coming two decades will be crucial. Undoubtedly, this will be very challenging, and will require a major international effort to finance it. The Commission has, in order to achieve this objective, identified actions for mitigation and adaption that it finds important to support. While benefits from adaptation actions are local or regional, the benefits of mitigation actions are also shared globally. Efficient adaptation is in the immediate interest of all affected countries. It is therefore of utmost importance that the Community is in a position to mobilise additional resources as soon as an agreement is reached in the framework of the December 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference, for the actions to start as soon as possible in 2010.

          The proposed measures do not prejudge any future needs for the implementation of the provisions of the new international climate regime to be agreed at the Copenhagen Conference. However, sending a clear signal before Copenhagen that the funding, in particular for the Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA), has been increased, improves the credibility of the initiative by showing that the interests of poor developing countries most affected by the impact of climate change are taken seriously in view of the final round of the negotiations.

          In order to ensure timely preparation for the implementation of a new international climate agreement, the Commission proposes to increase the resources of budget line 21 04 01 by an amount of EUR 50 million:

          • EUR 25 million to support the further development of actions under the GCCA aimed at Least Developed countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS);
          • EUR 25 million for support to low carbon development strategies in developing countries.

          The level of additional payment appropriations is set at EUR 20 million.

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        • The Committee on Budgets adopted the report drafted by László SURJÁN (EPP, HU) on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2010 and Letter of amendment No 1/2010 to the draft general budget.

          The committee deplores once again the fact that, in its draft budget, the Council has reduced the Commission's Preliminary draft budget (PDB) even further: commitment appropriations in the draft budget total EUR 137 944 million, which represent a decrease relative to the PDB of EUR 613 million, and payment appropriations of EUR 120 521 million represent a decrease relative to the PDB of EUR 1 795 million.

          In this context, MEPs have decided to restore the figures from the Commission's preliminary draft budget for most of the budget headings. In some priority policies and actions they even went further than the figures in the Commission's preliminary draft budget.

          On the European Recovery Plan - a priority: MEPs stress that the key objective of the 2010 budget must be to give special attention to the recent economic crisis.  European citizens should be put first, proving that the European Union is not at the origin of the problem, but can be instrumental in the solution. Therefore, the committee has amended accordingly the Draft Budget of the Council, with the aim of using the EU budget as a tool to help overcome the current crises, by giving impetus to economic growth, competitiveness, cohesion and job protection.

          MEPs reaffirm, after having examined the draft budget, that heading 1a does not allow proper financing of the EU's needs on "Competitiveness for growth and employment". According to the committee, the envelope for this heading is insufficient and should be examined in depth and, if need be, revised to ensure it fulfils its objectives in future years.

          Stressing that the financing of the second phase of the European Economic Recovery Plan is a priority for Parliament, MEPs intend to use the tools provided for in the IIA in order to guarantee its financing. MEPs consider that this increase would be possible under articles 21 to 23 of the inter-institutional agreement (which allow budget ceilings to be raised).

          The committee called on the Council to include EUR 1.5 billion in payments and EUR 1.98 billion in commitments in the 2010 budget, to fund the economic recovery plan. These payments would cover EUR 800 million for energy networks, EUR 250 million for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and EUR 450 million for the European offshore wind grid system.

          The committee gives its opinion on each of the following headings:

          • On heading 1a: the committee is astonished by Council's additional cuts on lines supporting the Lisbon strategy. For its part, it is committed to doing its utmost to secure adequate  financing for all activities and policies under heading 1a which foster sustainable growth and job creation and deliver solutions to European citizens namely by providing greater energy security, increasing support for research and innovation, particularly on clean energy technologies, promoting SMEs and reinforcing life-long learning. Furthermore, MEPs suggest an increase in the payments for the trans-European networks for Energy (adding EUR 10 million to the Council's EUR 6 million) and for Transport (adding EUR 150 million to Council's EUR 685 million). They also suggest an increase of EUR 35 million for the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme - Intelligent Energy (Council's budget: EUR 40 million) and an increase of EUR 30 million for SMEs on top of the Council's EUR 97.3 million.
          • On sub-heading 1b: MEPs regret the cuts introduced by the Council to the PDB in a period when structural and cohesion funds should be used for stimulating economic growth and recovery. They propose systematic increases to payments on the main lines (ERDF, ESF, Cohesion Fund) to boost implementation of structural policy in the Member States, for the benefit of all European citizens. They insist that Member States use all the existing tools to accelerate or even revise their operational programmes in order to tackle the consequences of the recent economic and financial crisis more efficiently.
          • On heading 2: MEPs consider that the draft EU budget cannot address effectively and realistically the goals that the Union has set for climate change. They believe that European citizens need a tangible European initiative to fight climate change, face its consequences and finance the necessary policies. They recall that, in view of the Copenhagen conference in December 2009, the fight against climate change will remain one of its top priorities for Budget 2010. MEPs emphasise the priority given by its competent committee for aiding milk producers. They decides to send a clear message to the Commission and the Council by proposing an amount of EUR 300 million for the creation of a Dairy Fund and urge the Commission to take on board this request when presenting its Amending letter No 2. In addition, they decide to finance the broadband internet measures for rural areas of the European Economic Recovery Plan from the margin of heading 2. They stress the need to increase the funding of programmes with the potential to promote the consumption of agricultural products (e.g. school milk and school fruit schemes which sees their envelope increase by EUR 15 million compared to the draft budget).
          • On sub-heading 3a: MEPs stress the importance of further funding being made available via the EU budget to manage legal immigration and integration of third country nationals while in parallel tackling illegal immigration in full respect of human fundamental rights, and strengthening border protection, including the strengthening of the European Return Fund and the European Refugee Fund to facilitate solidarity between the Member States. It is proposed that Frontex should receive an extra EUR 5 million, in addition to the original EUR 54.4 million and the European Refugee Fund, originally EUR 82.3 million, would get an extra EUR 10 million.
          • On sub-heading 3b whichcovers vital policies that have a direct impact on the everyday life of European citizens, MEPs disagree with the Council's cuts in this sub-heading and endorse the specialised committees' approach, ensuring that the increase of the appropriations is justified. They recall that the low turn-out in the European elections has shown once again that information and communication policy has to be improved in the 2010 budget.  The Budget has therefore tabled several amendments putting in reserve a part of appropriations foreseen for the information and communication policy. It calls on the Commission to present to Parliament its plans on how to implement the outcome of the findings of the Interinstitutional Group of Information (IGI).
          • On heading 4: MEPs support the Letter of amendment No 1 to the PDB 2010 adopted by the Commission on 2 September 2009, which provides for an increase on two lines: Palestine and climate change in developing countries (two priorities put forward by the Parliament).  Firstly, they propose an extra EUR 25 million (over and above Council's first reading) in financial assistance to Palestine, making the total assistance EUR 295 million in commitments and EUR 260 million in payments. They have also suggested putting the increase on budget line climate change in developing countries into reserve, waiting for the outcome of the Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen. MEPs stress, however, the need for a new financial instrument to help developing countries to cope with the effects of climate change, so the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) can fulfil its originally assigned tasks in the future. MEPs reiterate their serious concerns about the dangerously narrow margin for manoeuvre resulting from chronic under-financing of a heading constantly under pressure as a result of crises occurring in third countries. They call on the Commission to present a plan to restore, over the period 2010 to 2013, the financial means that ere reallocated from the Instrument for Stability to the Food Facility. They also call on the Commission to: (i) present a plan for the mobilisation of financial resources for any external emergency assistance facilities or mechanisms that are created outside the Instrument for Stability in a way that would avoid drawing on the funds foreseen for the Instrument for Stability; (ii) communicate which measures it has taken to minimise the risks that projects and programmes financed under this budget line are used or diverted to terrorist organisations or acts of terrorism, or inefficient bureaucracy, and to specify whether part of the aid is aimed at rebuilding premises or infrastructure previously financed by the Union or its Member States and damaged by military action; (iii) allocate sufficient funding to the EU Baltic Sea Strategy. MEPs call on the European Council not to make far-reaching political commitments calling for stronger EU financial support without at the same time providing for the requisite budgetary appropriations.
          • On heading 5: overall, MEPs accept some of the Council's cuts in the administrative expenditure lines. However, they call upon the Parliament to reinstate the appropriations for staff expenditure. They state that the total amount of all types of administrative expenditure financed outside heading 5 has substantially increased in recent years. They are also greatly concerned that under the current Multi-annual Framework Programme part of the overall envelope for multi-annual programmes under headings other than heading 5 is being used for administrative expenditure. They are also worried about the current call for tender for a New European Quarter and request to be fully informed on the selection process and the need for further information on the Commission's building policy in general.
          • On pilot projects and preparatory actions: MEPs recall that the IIA allows for a total amount for pilot projects of up to EUR 40 million in any budget year and for a total amount for preparatory actions of up to EUR 100 million. They consider these projects an indispensable tool for Parliament to initiate new policies for European citizens.  Lastly, they have given priority to the implementation of pilot projects and preparatory actions in their second or third year and intend to monitor closely the implementation of these and the newly established projects and actions during the financial year 2010.
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          • PURPOSE: to present the letter of amendment No 1 to the preliminary draft budget for 2010.

            CONTENT: on 3 September 2009, the Commission submitted to the Council letter of amendment No 1 to the preliminary draft budget for 2010.

            This letter of amendment concerns expenditure in Section III - Commission - of the Community budget and covers the following elements:

            • the increase by an amount of EUR 95 million in commitment appropriations and an amount of EUR 60 million in payment appropriations in Item 19 08 01 02 (European Neighbourhood and Partnership financial assistance to Palestine, the peace process and UNRWA) to support the Palestinian Authority and reconstruction in Gaza;
            • the creation of Article 21 06 07 (Bananas Accompanying Measures (BAM)) as a budget structure in view of the possible trade agreement on bananas to be signed with Latin American Most Favoured Nation (MFN) suppliers;
            • the reinforcement of Article 21 04 01 (Environment and sustainable management of natural resources, including energy) by an amount of EUR 50 million in commitment appropriations and an amount of EUR 20 million in payment appropriations in the anticipation of an agreement to be reached in the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December 2009.

            On 9 October 2009, the Council established letter of amendment No. 1 to the draft budget for the financial year 2010 on the basis of letter of amendment No 1 to the preliminary draft budget for 2010 as proposed by the Commission with the exception of:

            • the creation of new Article 21 06 07 referred to in point 2 b) above, in the absence of the relevant legal basis;
            • the reinforcement of Article 21 04 01 referred to in point 2 c) above, considering that it is premature to take position on any amount and that this issue should be re-examined during the Council's second reading of the 2010 budget.
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          • PURPOSE : presentation of Amending Letter No 2 to the Preliminary Draft Budget for 2010.

            CONTENT : the Amending Letter No 2 (AL 2) to the Preliminary Draft Budget for 2010 (PDB 2010) covers the following:

            1. updating of the estimated needs for agricultural expenditure;
            2. the inclusion of funds for energy projects to aid economic recovery; 
            3. the inclusion of funds to provide continued support for the decommissioning of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant in Bulgaria.

            1) updating of requirements for agricultural expenditure: in accordance with the Interinstitutional Agreement on budgetary discipline and sound financial management, the Commission presents an Amending Letter (AL) to update the figures underlying the estimate of agricultural expenditure. According to the Amending Letter, overall appropriations for heading 2 are estimated at EUR 59 689 million, leaving a margin of EUR 424 million in commitment appropriations below the corresponding ceiling of the Financial Framework (before adjustment of the ceiling).

            The proposed level of appropriations includes EUR 324 million of additional expenditure for the dairy sector (including EUR 280 million for exceptional measures) and EUR 420 million that will be made available to rural development in the 2010 tranche of the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP), reducing accordingly the sub-ceiling in line with the provisions of Article 12, 1(b) of Regulation 1290/2005.

            The commitment appropriations for agricultural expenditure (including veterinary and fisheries expenditure financed under the EAGF) amount to EUR 44 050 million, an increase of EUR 305 million compared with the PDB 2010 mostly explained by the exceptional "milk" action.

            The figures for the sub-ceiling "Market related expenditure and direct payments" have changed (+ EUR 31.6 million) also because of the latest information from Member States about the application of voluntary modulation and other transfer to rural development has been taken into account.

            As far as the international fisheries agreements are concerned, the AL proposes to decrease the reserve for new/to be renewed agreements by EUR 8 million.

            Lastly, attention is drawn on the fact that the Commission has proposed to reduce the 2010 ceiling for heading 2 of the Financial Framework by EUR 124 million due to the proposal on the 2010 tranche of the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP).

            It should be noted that the AL sets out, line by line, all the budgetary amendments envisaged.

            2) European Economic Recovery Plan - energy projects: with this Amending Letter, the Commission proposes to make available EUR 1 587 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 377.5 million in payment appropriations on article 06 04 14 of the budget for the year 2010, and to lift the reserve of EUR 650 million for payment appropriations on the same article 06 04 14, in order to proceed with the timely implementation of the EERP Regulation.

            To recall, the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP) Regulation establishes a programme to aid economic recovery by granting Community financial assistance to projects in the field of energy. The financial envelope for the implementation of the Regulation is of EUR 3 980 million, of which EUR 2 365 million for electricity infrastructure projects, EUR 1 050 million for carbon capture and storage and EUR 565 million for offshore wind projects. The Budget Authority has already allocated EUR 2 000 million for the implementation of the Regulation in the budget for 2009 (article 06 04 14 Energy projects to aid economic recovery). The global commitment of these funds has already been made this year in order to book the necessary credits for the signature of the individual commitments at the end of 2009 and beginning of 2010.

            3) Klozloduy Nuclear power plant: the AL proposes to make available commitment appropriations of EUR 75 million on Article 06 05 05 Nuclear safety - Transitional measures (decommissioning) of the budget for the year 2010. However, pending adoption of the legal basis, the amounts will be placed in the reserve.

            Bulgaria has made good progress in the decommissioning preparation stage of the Kozloduy Programme, utilising the Community funds put in place until 2009. However, there is a need for further financial support beyond 2009, in order to continue the progress with the actual dismantling operations. The proposal for a Council Regulation, presented separately by the Commission provides the framework for the continuation of decommissioning support to Bulgaria after 2009, making available a sum of EUR 300 million for the period 2010-2013. It is expected that the first payments would be made only in 2012.

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          • The Council confirmed the outcome of the conciliation meeting with the European Parliament on 18 November 2009 (see the summary of Council activities of 18 November 2009) and formally established its second reading of the EU's draft general budget for 2010.

            For details of the formal content of the second reading please refer to the summary of the Council's amended draft budget.

            Following the outcome of the Council's second reading of the 2010 budget, the main expenses can be summarised as follows (in commitments in EUR million, including amending letters 1 and 2):

            • Heading 1a. Competitiveness for growth and employment: EUR 13 852 189 253
            • Heading 1b Cohesion for growth and employment: EUR 49 382 092 092
            • Heading 2: Preservation and management of natural resources: EUR 59 449 553 302
            • Heading 3a. Freedom, security and justice: EUR 974 270 370
            • Heading 3b. Citizenship: EUR 634 128 000
            • Heading 4. The EU as a global player: EUR 7 685 053 270
            • Heading 5. Administration: EUR 7 829 197 094

            Grand total (commitments only): EUR 140 555 365 381 (a 2.5% variation in relation to the 2009 budget, including AB 1-9/2009).

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            • PURPOSE: presentation of the letter of amendment No. 2 to the draft general budget of the EU for the financial year 2010, as established by the Council.

              CONTENT: on 27 October 2009, the Commission submitted to the Council the letter of amendment No. 2 to the preliminary draft budget for 2010. This covered, among other things, a new estimate of agricultural expenditure as compared with the preliminary draft budget (PDB) for 2010 in accordance with the provisions of the Interinstitutional Agreement (IIA) 2006 on budgetary discipline. The new estimates take account of the situation on the various agricultural markets and of all the legislative decisions and proposals adopted in the agricultural sector since the PDB was established.

              Budgetary impact of the Commission's letter of amendment: the overall impact of letter of amendment No. 2 on the 2010 PDB is an increase of EUR 2.35 billion in commitment appropriations and EUR 641.5 million in payment appropriations.

              This increase incorporates the following by budget heading:

              • Heading 2: (Preservation and management of natural resources), the new estimates lead to an overall increase of EUR 685.3 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 264 million in payment appropriations, as compared the estimates in the 2010 PDB, and leave a margin of EUR 424 million below the corresponding ceiling of the financial framework. This net increase in the proposed commitment appropriations results from: i) additional needs in the agricultural sector (+EUR 159.3 million), particularly in Chapter 05 02 (Intervention in agricultural markets), ii) the allocation of EUR 280 million for exceptional measures in the dairy sector ("exceptional Milk action") and iii) the inclusion of EUR 420 million that will be made available to rural development in the framework of the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP) (this last point was offset by a carry-over of assigned revenue from 2009 to 2010 (EUR 133 million), combined with an increase of the assigned revenue to be generated in 2010 (+EUR 34 million) and a net decrease of EUR 7 million in Title 11 (Maritime Affairs and Fisheries), due to the reduction of the reserve for international agreements by EUR 8 million;
              • Sub-heading 1a (Competitiveness for growth and employment): the inclusion of EUR 1 587 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 377.5 million in payment appropriations on Article 06 04 14 for energy projects to aid economic recovery. It is also proposed to lift the reserve of EUR 650 million for payment appropriations on the same Article 06 04 14, in order to proceed with the timely implementation of the EERP. Under the same heading, the inclusion of EUR 75 million in commitment appropriations on Article 06 05 05 (Nuclear safety - Transitional measures (decommissioning)) is also proposed to provide continued support for the decommissioning of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant in Bulgaria. This amount will be entered in the reserve, pending adoption of the related legal basis.

              Council activities: following the conclusions of the Conciliation meeting with the European Parliament and the Commission of 18 November 2009, the Council agreed to accept the letter of amendment, as proposed by the Commission, with the following amendments:

              • with respect to the 'exceptional Milk action', under heading 2, an amount of EUR 20 million is shifted from item 05 02 12 01 (Refunds for milk and milk products) to item 05 02 12 99 (Other measures (milk and milk products)), thus bringing the total amount allocated for exceptional measures in the dairy sector ("exceptional Milk action") to EUR 300 million in non-differentiated appropriations, which is entered in the reserve, pending adoption of the related legal basis;
              • with respect to energy projects to aid economic recovery, under sub-heading 1a, an additional amount of EUR 393 million in commitment appropriations has been allocated to the relevant budget article (06 04 14), thus bringing the total amount to EUR 1 980 million and covering in full the financing of the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP), following the agreement reached on the revision of the multiannual financial framework (see the procedural file ACI/2009/2184).

              In conclusion, the Council established its letter of amendment on the basis of the points cited above and as set out in the technical annex of the Council's document 16328/09 ADD 1 BUDGET.

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            • PURPOSE: presentation of the second reading of the 2010 budget by the Council.

              CONTENT: further to the outcome of the conciliation meeting held on 18 November 2009 with the European Parliament's delegation led by Alain LAMASSOURE (EPP, FR), President of the Committee on Budgets and comprising of László SURJÁN (EPP, HU), rapporteur for the 2010 budget (Section III - Commission) and Vladimir MANKA (S&D, SK), rapporteur for the 2010 budget (Other institutions), the Council proceeded, at its 20 November 2009 session, with the second reading of the draft EU budget for the 2010 financial year.

              The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached agreement on the following points:

              1) to revise the 2007-2013 MFF for the years 2009 and 2010 in order to allow the full financing of the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP) in 2010 by the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for a total amount of EUR 195 million in 2010, of which EUR 120 million for the financing of the EERP and EUR 75 million for the decommissioning of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant;

              2) to accept the preliminary draft amending budget No. 10/2009, as modified during the conciliation meeting of 18 November 2009, for an additional amount of EUR 40 million (see BUD/2009/2185);

              3) to accept letter of amendment No. 2/2010 as proposed by the Commission, with a shifting of EUR 20 million from the milk export refund to the exceptional Milk action, and to include in this letter of amendment the total amount of EUR 1.98 billion in commitments relating to the financing of the EERP, as resulting from the revision of the 2007-2013 multiannual financial framework (MFF), the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument and the redeployments within sub-heading 1a for an amount of EUR 81 million;

              4) to fix the amount of the CFSP budget for 2010 at EUR 281.5 million in commitment appropriations as proposed by the Commission, subject to the European Parliament vote on the Council's discharge;

              5) to fix the total amount for payment appropriations (absolute figures) for the 2010 budget at EUR 122.937 million;

              6) to agree on the joint text on transitional measures applicable to the budgetary procedure after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty before 1 December 2009.

              Technical results of the Council's second reading of the budget: the overall amounts of the draft 2010 budget following the Council's second reading are as follows:

              • EUR 140 971 865 381 in commitments;
              • EUR 121 511 509 829 in payments (representing 1.03% of GNI).

              At the same time, the Council made a certain number of changes to the draft budget which may be summarised as follows:

              Sub-heading 1a of the financial framework (competitiveness for growth and employment):

              • to accept some amendments related to administrative expenditure for a total amount of EUR 20.6 million in commitments and payments and to restore the draft budget established by the Council for the other budget lines;
              • to include in the reserve the financing of the European Microfinance Facility for an amount of EUR 25 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 9.25 million in payment appropriations compensated by an equivalent reduction of the appropriations related to the "Progress" programme;
              • to accept letter of amendment No. 2/2010 as proposed by the Commission, and to include in this letter of amendment the total amount of EUR 1.98 billion in commitments relating to the full financing of the remaining part of the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP).

              Sub-heading 1b of the financial framework (Cohesion for growth and employment): to keep the draft budget as established by the Council under first reading.

              Heading 2 of the financial framework (Preservation and management of natural resources):

              • to approve letter of amendment No. 2/2010 to the preliminary draft budget for 2010 including the exceptional Milk action, with a shifting of EUR 20 million from the milk export refund to the exceptional Milk action, as well as the remaining part of the EERP regarding broadband internet;
              • to maintain the reduction in comparison to the PDB with regard to the budget line related to clearance of accounts and to restore the amounts of the PDB regarding the other budget lines related to compulsory expenditure which are not affected by letter of amendment No. 2/2010;
              • to maintain the draft budget established by the Council with regard to the budget lines of heading 2 related to non-compulsory expenditure which are not affected by letter of amendment No. 2/2010.

              Heading 3 of the financial framework: to keep the draft budget established by the Council with regard to freedom, security and justice (sub-heading 3a) and citizenship (sub-heading 3b).

              Heading 4 of the financial framework (the EU as a global player): to accept some amendments related to administrative expenditure for a total amount of EUR 6.95 million in commitments and payments and to restore the draft budget established by the Council as modified by letter of amendment No. 1/2010 as approved by the Council.

              Heading 5 of the financial framework (administrative expenditure): to maintain the draft budget established by the Council with regard to administrative expenditure, apart from the European Parliament amendments to its own section of the budget which were accepted ("Gentlemen's Agreement") and to include an additional amount of EUR 23.5 million for the financing of the European Council in 2010 by means of letter of amendment No. 3/2010. The Council also approved a declaration on the recruitment in relation to the 2004 and 2007 enlargements in which it stresses again the importance of a full recruitment on all posts related to the 2004 and 2007 enlargement, and the need to ensure that recruitment is completed as soon as possible on the broadest possible geographical proportional basis.

              Several joint declarations were adopted in the course of the conciliation meeting, the most important of which are as follows:

              1)      joint declaration on the continuity of the 2010 budgetary procedure: this states that, up to 30 November 2009, the budgetary procedure for the 2010 budget has been conducted under the Treaty of Nice but that with the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon on 1 December 2009, the procedure will be completed under that Treaty, with the declaration by the President of the European Parliament that the budget has been definitively adopted. In keeping with that transition, the three institutions consider that the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council at the conciliation meeting on 18 November 2009, followed by the Council's second reading, on the 2009 and 2010 budgets and the outcome of the European Parliament's second reading may be considered in substance as agreement on a joint draft budget within the meaning of Article 314 of the Lisbon Treaty;

              2)      joint declaration on the building policy of EU Institutions and bodies: acknowledging that expenditure on buildings represent a significant part of overall administrative expenditure of the EU Institutions, the Council and Parliament reaffirm that the sound financial management of building expenses is essential. They reiterate the importance of effective interinstitutional cooperation in this field and invite the Institutions to further enhance such cooperation and, whenever appropriate, to share facilities. They also encourage the Institutions to continue and to intensify energy efficiency and environmental measures in their buildings, including certification according to environmental standards, wherever this is appropriate and feasible with the given resources, and warmly welcome progress already achieved in this field. They also stress the need for greater transparency in regard to budget matters in order to better and more rapidly evaluate budget needs in the buildings field. The same applies with respect to the executive and decentralised agencies;

              3)      joint declaration regarding the simplification and a more targeted use of structural and cohesion funds: recalling previous joint declarations and underlining the necessity to further accelerate the implementation of structural and cohesion funds, the Parliament and the Council note that although the approval rate of major projects has gradually improved, the pace of approval was still too slow. They therefore urge the Commission to continue efforts to simplify implementing procedures in close cooperation with Member States and in particular, to speed up the approval of major projects, and thus accelerate payments. The European Parliament and the Council believe that all opportunities provided by the use of structural funds, could be mobilised for more targeted actions that facilitate overcoming the effects of the economic crisis, particularly those which support growth and competitiveness and limit job losses;

              4)      joint declaration on heading 5: noting that the adoption of letter of amendment No. 3/2010 concerning Section II - Council - for the financing of the European Council in 2010 for an amount of EUR 23.5 million is without prejudice to the use of the margin under heading 5 which remains at EUR 72 million, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agree that given the tight margin of heading 5 in 2010 and the need to ensure the full financing of the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP), the priority for the use of the available margin of heading 5 should be given to financing additional expenditure directly stemming from the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. In this regard, the three Institutions will aim to cover all administrative needs related to staff remuneration with the appropriations budgeted in their respective sections of the 2010 budget. The institutions should make all the possible efforts to finance the administrative needs related to their staff remunerations within the appropriations budgeted in their respective sections of the 2010 budget. Requests for additional appropriations will be considered only after they showed that all the possibilities for internal redeployment have been exhausted.

              Lastly the Council made a unilateral declaration in which refers to the level of payment appropriations. It asks the Commission to submit an amending budget if the appropriations entered in the 2010 budget are insufficient to cover expenditure under sub-heading 1a (Competitiveness for growth and employment), sub-heading 1b (Cohesion for growth and employment), heading 2 (Preservation and management of natural resources) and heading 4 (EU as a global player).

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            • PURPOSE: presentation of the second reading of the 2010 budget by the Council.

              CONTENT: further to the outcome of the conciliation meeting held on 18 November 2009 with the European Parliament's delegation led by Alain LAMASSOURE (EPP, FR), President of the Committee on Budgets and comprising of László SURJÁN (EPP, HU), rapporteur for the 2010 budget (Section III - Commission) and Vladimir MANKA (S&D, SK), rapporteur for the 2010 budget (Other institutions), the Council proceeded, at its 20 November 2009 session, with the second reading of the draft EU budget for the 2010 financial year.

              The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached agreement on the following points:

              1) to revise the 2007-2013 MFF for the years 2009 and 2010 in order to allow the full financing of the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP) in 2010 by the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for a total amount of EUR 195 million in 2010, of which EUR 120 million for the financing of the EERP and EUR 75 million for the decommissioning of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant;

              2) to accept the preliminary draft amending budget No. 10/2009, as modified during the conciliation meeting of 18 November 2009, for an additional amount of EUR 40 million (see BUD/2009/2185);

              3) to accept letter of amendment No. 2/2010 as proposed by the Commission, with a shifting of EUR 20 million from the milk export refund to the exceptional Milk action, and to include in this letter of amendment the total amount of EUR 1.98 billion in commitments relating to the financing of the EERP, as resulting from the revision of the 2007-2013 multiannual financial framework (MFF), the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument and the redeployments within sub-heading 1a for an amount of EUR 81 million;

              4) to fix the amount of the CFSP budget for 2010 at EUR 281.5 million in commitment appropriations as proposed by the Commission, subject to the European Parliament vote on the Council's discharge;

              5) to fix the total amount for payment appropriations (absolute figures) for the 2010 budget at EUR 122.937 million;

              6) to agree on the joint text on transitional measures applicable to the budgetary procedure after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty before 1 December 2009.

              Technical results of the Council's second reading of the budget: the overall amounts of the draft 2010 budget following the Council's second reading are as follows:

              • EUR 140 971 865 381 in commitments;
              • EUR 121 511 509 829 in payments (representing 1.03% of GNI).

              At the same time, the Council made a certain number of changes to the draft budget which may be summarised as follows:

              Sub-heading 1a of the financial framework (competitiveness for growth and employment):

              • to accept some amendments related to administrative expenditure for a total amount of EUR 20.6 million in commitments and payments and to restore the draft budget established by the Council for the other budget lines;
              • to include in the reserve the financing of the European Microfinance Facility for an amount of EUR 25 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 9.25 million in payment appropriations compensated by an equivalent reduction of the appropriations related to the "Progress" programme;
              • to accept letter of amendment No. 2/2010 as proposed by the Commission, and to include in this letter of amendment the total amount of EUR 1.98 billion in commitments relating to the full financing of the remaining part of the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP).

              Sub-heading 1b of the financial framework (Cohesion for growth and employment): to keep the draft budget as established by the Council under first reading.

              Heading 2 of the financial framework (Preservation and management of natural resources):

              • to approve letter of amendment No. 2/2010 to the preliminary draft budget for 2010 including the exceptional Milk action, with a shifting of EUR 20 million from the milk export refund to the exceptional Milk action, as well as the remaining part of the EERP regarding broadband internet;
              • to maintain the reduction in comparison to the PDB with regard to the budget line related to clearance of accounts and to restore the amounts of the PDB regarding the other budget lines related to compulsory expenditure which are not affected by letter of amendment No. 2/2010;
              • to maintain the draft budget established by the Council with regard to the budget lines of heading 2 related to non-compulsory expenditure which are not affected by letter of amendment No. 2/2010.

              Heading 3 of the financial framework: to keep the draft budget established by the Council with regard to freedom, security and justice (sub-heading 3a) and citizenship (sub-heading 3b).

              Heading 4 of the financial framework (the EU as a global player): to accept some amendments related to administrative expenditure for a total amount of EUR 6.95 million in commitments and payments and to restore the draft budget established by the Council as modified by letter of amendment No. 1/2010 as approved by the Council.

              Heading 5 of the financial framework (administrative expenditure): to maintain the draft budget established by the Council with regard to administrative expenditure, apart from the European Parliament amendments to its own section of the budget which were accepted ("Gentlemen's Agreement") and to include an additional amount of EUR 23.5 million for the financing of the European Council in 2010 by means of letter of amendment No. 3/2010. The Council also approved a declaration on the recruitment in relation to the 2004 and 2007 enlargements in which it stresses again the importance of a full recruitment on all posts related to the 2004 and 2007 enlargement, and the need to ensure that recruitment is completed as soon as possible on the broadest possible geographical proportional basis.

              Several joint declarations were adopted in the course of the conciliation meeting, the most important of which are as follows:

              1)      joint declaration on the continuity of the 2010 budgetary procedure: this states that, up to 30 November 2009, the budgetary procedure for the 2010 budget has been conducted under the Treaty of Nice but that with the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon on 1 December 2009, the procedure will be completed under that Treaty, with the declaration by the President of the European Parliament that the budget has been definitively adopted. In keeping with that transition, the three institutions consider that the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council at the conciliation meeting on 18 November 2009, followed by the Council's second reading, on the 2009 and 2010 budgets and the outcome of the European Parliament's second reading may be considered in substance as agreement on a joint draft budget within the meaning of Article 314 of the Lisbon Treaty;

              2)      joint declaration on the building policy of EU Institutions and bodies: acknowledging that expenditure on buildings represent a significant part of overall administrative expenditure of the EU Institutions, the Council and Parliament reaffirm that the sound financial management of building expenses is essential. They reiterate the importance of effective interinstitutional cooperation in this field and invite the Institutions to further enhance such cooperation and, whenever appropriate, to share facilities. They also encourage the Institutions to continue and to intensify energy efficiency and environmental measures in their buildings, including certification according to environmental standards, wherever this is appropriate and feasible with the given resources, and warmly welcome progress already achieved in this field. They also stress the need for greater transparency in regard to budget matters in order to better and more rapidly evaluate budget needs in the buildings field. The same applies with respect to the executive and decentralised agencies;

              3)      joint declaration regarding the simplification and a more targeted use of structural and cohesion funds: recalling previous joint declarations and underlining the necessity to further accelerate the implementation of structural and cohesion funds, the Parliament and the Council note that although the approval rate of major projects has gradually improved, the pace of approval was still too slow. They therefore urge the Commission to continue efforts to simplify implementing procedures in close cooperation with Member States and in particular, to speed up the approval of major projects, and thus accelerate payments. The European Parliament and the Council believe that all opportunities provided by the use of structural funds, could be mobilised for more targeted actions that facilitate overcoming the effects of the economic crisis, particularly those which support growth and competitiveness and limit job losses;

              4)      joint declaration on heading 5: noting that the adoption of letter of amendment No. 3/2010 concerning Section II - Council - for the financing of the European Council in 2010 for an amount of EUR 23.5 million is without prejudice to the use of the margin under heading 5 which remains at EUR 72 million, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agree that given the tight margin of heading 5 in 2010 and the need to ensure the full financing of the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP), the priority for the use of the available margin of heading 5 should be given to financing additional expenditure directly stemming from the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. In this regard, the three Institutions will aim to cover all administrative needs related to staff remuneration with the appropriations budgeted in their respective sections of the 2010 budget. The institutions should make all the possible efforts to finance the administrative needs related to their staff remunerations within the appropriations budgeted in their respective sections of the 2010 budget. Requests for additional appropriations will be considered only after they showed that all the possibilities for internal redeployment have been exhausted.

              Lastly the Council made a unilateral declaration in which refers to the level of payment appropriations. It asks the Commission to submit an amending budget if the appropriations entered in the 2010 budget are insufficient to cover expenditure under sub-heading 1a (Competitiveness for growth and employment), sub-heading 1b (Cohesion for growth and employment), heading 2 (Preservation and management of natural resources) and heading 4 (EU as a global player).

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            • PURPOSE: presentation of amending letter No. 3 to the Preliminary Draft Budget (PDB) for the 2010 financial year.

              CONTENT: this letter of amendment No. 3 to the preliminary draft budget of the Council for the financial year 2010 presents an estimate of the appropriations needed to finance the consequences of the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon for the functioning of the European Council and the Council in 2010.

              It should be stressed that, as far as the European Council and its President are concerned, this is an initial estimate for the start up phase. And that the resource requirements for this new institution may evolve in the future.

              The envisaged provision is of EUR 23.5 million which would cover:

              1) The creation of the European Council as an Institution: the direct consequence of the creation of the European Council as an Institution is that the events to which participate the Heads of State and Government and which were organised by the Member State holding the Presidency in the past, will be organised in principle by the new Institution in the future. The cost of these events shift thus from the budget of the Member State in question to the EU budget. This affects, in the first place, the organisation of the meetings of the European Council. Until now, the available resources (building, staff) of the Council have covered, to a large extent, the activities of the European Council.

              The incremental costs of summits have so far been financed by the Member State ensuring the presidency and administered by the General Secretariat of the Council (GSC).

              On the basis of experience of previous years:

              • the incremental cost of a session of the European Council may be estimated to EUR 1.3 million. The current proposal foresees the expenditure to cover the cost of the organisation of 5 summits, which corresponds to an amount of EUR 6.5 million;
              • the cost of summits with third countries has until now been borne exclusively by the Member State holding the rotating Presidency. The technical estimate5 for these meetings, which in the future will be organised by the President of the European Council amounts to EUR 2.5 million;
              • since a large part of the above-mentioned events will be organised in the premises of the European Council and the Council, investment in infrastructure has to be foreseen. A provision for refurbishment, technical and IT equipment, furniture and transportation means an amount of EUR 3.1 million is envisaged.

              2) The creation of the function of President of the European Council: the means allowing the President to act should be foreseen in the budget for 2010. The provision should cover the emoluments of the President, the staffing of his Private Office, the security and the press service as well as mission expenditure. The expenditure estimate is broken down as follows:

              • function of the president: EUR 1.5 million including his travel and representation costs;
              • staffing of his Private Office and his personal security: EUR 4.5 million, including remuneration (EUR 3.9 million), mission costs (EUR 0.4 million) and other expenditure (EUR 0.2 million).

              3) Increase of codecision: as a consequence of the Treaty, the volume of codecision procedures will increase significantly. This means that it is necessary to reinforce the existing resources of the Council (e.g. preparation of legislation, Irish translation). The estimate for this reinforcement amounts to EUR 1.9 million.

              4) Reserve: an amount of EUR 3.5 million is placed in a reserve since it is not possible at the moment to foresee how the activities of the European Council and its President will develop.

              In summary, the GSC proposes to increase the budget for 2010 by an overall amount of EUR 23.5 million and an increase of the establishment plan with 60 posts. Compared to the preliminary draft budget established in April 2009, the proposal would lead to a budget of section II of EUR 638,652 million (compared to the original PDB 2010, an increase of 3.8 %).

              The fixed costs for the functioning of the European Council (buildings, operational expenditure, and staff) have always been provided for under section II of the budget of the European Union. According to Article 235.4 of the TFEU (Lisbon Treaty), this approach will be maintained. The incremental cost of the creation of the European Council as an institution will be added to the existing resources. These additional resources will be presented in section II of the general budget, entitled "Council and European Council".

              It should be noted that Amending Letter No. 3 provides a table of the various expenditures by type and budgetary chapter in question.

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              • On 26 November 2009, the Commission submitted to the Council letter of amendment No. 3 to the preliminary draft budget for 2010. This letter of amendment concerns expenditure in Section II - Council - of the Community budget and covers the appropriations needed to finance the consequences of the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty for the functioning of the European Council and the Council in 2010, notably:

                • the creation of the European Council as an institution and the events at the level of Heads of State and Government organised by this institution,
                • the creation of the function of President of the European Council, the staffing of his private office, his personal security and other expenditure,
                • a reserve for activities of the European Council and its President not foreseeable at this stage,
                • the reinforcement of the existing resources of the Council notably in view of the increase of co-decision.

                These requirements could not be specified when the draft budget for 2010 was drawn up, as the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty by all Member States was not completed until November 2009.

                The total increase in the budget for 2010 would thus be EUR 23.5 million. The establishment plan would be modified by creating 60 new posts.

                On 27 November 2009, the Council established letter of amendment No. 3 to the draft budget for the financial year 2010 on the basis of letter of amendment No. 3 to the preliminary draft budget for 2010 as proposed by the Commission and as set out in the technical annex to this Council document 16731/09 ADD1 BUDGET.

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              • At the conciliation meeting of 18 November 2009, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agreed to reach an agreement on a joint declaration on transitional measures applicable to the budgetary procedure after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty before 1 December 2009. On 30 November 2009, an agreement was reached on the text which can be summarised as follows:

                Calendar of the budgetary procedure: the institutions confirm their intention to hold the trilogue on the budget priorities of the year, in due time before the adoption of the draft budget by the Commission, and at the latest in April. The institutions agree that the following calendar, inspired by the current pragmatic calendar and the requirements of the new procedure, will be applicable to the 2011 budgetary procedure:

                ·        the Commission adopts the draft budget in week 17 (late April) or at the latest during week 18 (beginning of May);

                ·        the Council completes its reading by the end of week 30 (end of July) at the latest.

                The institutions meet for an exchange of views, in good time before the Council's reading:

                ·        the European Parliament's Committee on Budgets (COBU) votes on its reading by the end of week 39 (end September/early October);

                ·        the European Parliament's Plenary votes on its reading in week 42 (mid October).

                Until such time as the Conciliation Committee is convened, the Commission may, if necessary, amend the draft budget in accordance with Article 314(2) TFEU including updated expenditure estimates for agriculture. The Commission will submit information on updates to the two arms of the budget authority for their consideration as soon as they are available. As soon as the European Parliament has voted on its reading by adopting amendments, as provided for in Article 314 (4) (c) TFEU, the President of the European Parliament, in agreement with the President of the Council, shall immediately convene a meeting of the Conciliation Committee. For that purpose,

                ·        the institutions cooperate closely with a view to completing the work of the Conciliation Committee within 21 days by the end of week 45 (mid-November);

                ·        in order to prepare for an agreement on a joint text by the Conciliation Committee, the necessary documentation is exchanged between the institutions as soon as possible.

                Once the Conciliation Committee has agreed a joint text, the European Parliament and the Council will endeavour to approve the outcome of the Conciliation Committee as soon as possible.

                Unless the institutions agree on an alternative calendar, the future budgetary procedures will follow a similar calendar.

                Interinstitutional Cooperation on amending budgets (AB): general principles are provided for the adoption of amending budgets, given that amending budgets are frequently focused on specific and sometimes urgent issues, the institutions agree on the principles below to ensure appropriate interinstitutional cooperation for a smooth and swift adoption of the amending budgets while avoiding, as far as possible, to have to convene a conciliation meeting for amending budgets. As far as possible, the institutions will endeavour to limit the number of amending budgets.

                Calendar: the Commission will inform in advance the two arms of the budgetary authority of the possible dates of adoption of draft amending budgets without prejudice to the final date of adoption. In accordance with its internal rules of procedure, each arm of the budgetary authority will endeavour to examine the draft amending budget proposed by the Commission at an early opportunity after adoption. In order to speed up the procedure, the two arms of the budgetary authority will ensure that their respective calendars of work are coordinated as far as possible in order to enable proceedings to be conducted in a coherent and convergent fashion. They will therefore seek as soon as possible to establish an indicative timetable for the various stages leading to the final adoption of the amending budget. The two arms of the budgetary authority will take into account the relative urgency of the amending budget and the need to approve it in due time to be effective during the year concerned.

                Specific provisions are provided for as regards laying down the rules applicable to the cooperation of each arm of the budgetary authority during and after the reading of the AB. If the European Parliament approves without amendments the position of the Council, the amending budget shall be adopted. If no agreement is reached during the trilogue and subject to the agreement of each arm of the budgetary authority on the results of the trilogue, the conciliation will be closed by an exchange of letters without a meeting of the Conciliation Committee. If no agreement is reached during the trilogue, the Conciliation Committee shall meet and organise its work in accordance with the circumstances, with a view of completing as much as possible the decision-making process before the twenty-one-day deadline laid down in Article 314(6) TFEU. The Conciliation Committee may conclude by an exchange of letters.

                Transfers: the transfer procedure shall run in practice as follows:

                ·        the Commission shall submit its proposal simultaneously to the two arms of the budgetary authority;

                ·        the budgetary authority shall take decisions on transfers of appropriations, save as otherwise provided in Title I of part two of the financial regulation;

                ·        save in urgent circumstances, the Council, by a qualified majority, and the European Parliament, shall deliberate upon the Commission proposal within six weeks of the date on which the two institutions received the proposal for each transfer submitted to them;

                ·        the transfer proposal shall be approved, if within the six-week period: (i) both arms approve it; (ii) one of the two arms approves it and the other refrains from acting; (iii) both arms refrain from acting or have not taken a decision contrary to the Commission proposal;

                ·        the six-week period will be reduced to 3 weeks, unless one arm of the budgetary authority requests otherwise, when: (i) the transfer represents less than 10% of the appropriations of the line from which the transfer is made and does not exceed EUR 5 million; or (ii) the transfer concerns only payment appropriations and the overall amount of the transfer does not exceed EUR (100) million;

                ·        if one of the two arms of the budgetary authority has amended the transfer while the other approved it or refrains from acting, or if both arms have amended the transfer, the smaller amount approved either by the European Parliament or the Council shall be deemed approved, unless the Commission withdraws its proposal.

                It should be noted that these transitional measures will apply until corresponding rules are established in the appropriate legislative framework.

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            • The Committee on Budgets adopted the joint report drawn up by László SURJÁN (EPP, HU) and Vladimir MANKA (S&D, SK) confirming the second reading of the 2010 budget (all sections). It sets the final level of appropriations as follows:

              • commitment appropriations at EUR 141 452 827 822 (equivalent to 1.2 % of EU GNI);
              • payments at EUR 122 937 000 000 (equivalent to 1.04% of EU GNI).

              These figures show that this leaves a significant margin of EUR 11.22 billion below the payments ceiling of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework for 2010. Yet again, MEPs consider that the level of payments does not contribute to diminishing the disparity between the level of commitments and payments. They are concerned about the consequences it could have on the development of the overall unpaid commitments (reste à liquider - RAL) which stands at EUR 155 billion.

              The main issues concerned in this report are as follows:

              Overall outcome of the budget conciliation: recalling Parliament's political priorities for Budget 2010, MEPs welcome the overall agreement on Budget 2010, reached in the last budgetary conciliation meeting with Council on 18 November 2009 before the entry into force of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, especially with regard to the financing of the European Economic Recovery Plan. They emphasise that, as a consequence, very tight margins remain available under the ceilings in all the headings of the Multiannual

              Financial Framework (MFF) for the 2010 budget. MEPs recall that margins available according to the financial programming published by the Commission in May 2009 for the budget years 2011 -2013 are very tight and that this will prevent the institutions from taking any new, meaningful political initiative in areas set as priorities by the newly appointed President of the Commission such as, for example and to name only a few, addressing climate change or the "EU 2020" strategy. Moreover, they recall that, following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, a number of policies will be strengthened at EU level, which will require additional EU funding. In this context, they call on the new Commission to publish, as soon as possible, a report on the functioning of the IIA together with an adjustment, a review and a revision of the current MFF 2007-13, including its prolongation until 2015/2016. They also await the launch of a proper public and open debate on the post-2013 MFF.

              Overall, MEPs deplore the fact that the Council was not willing to increase financing so as to further support the EU's needs in facing the current crisis, under existing programmes under "Competitiveness for growth and employment" in sub-heading 1a. They consider that this heading should be examined in depth and, if needed, be revised to ensure that it fulfils its objectives in future years.

              On the European Economic Recovery Plan: stressing that the financing of the second phase of the European Economic Recovery Plan was a priority for Parliament, MEPs recall that it amended the Draft Budget of the Council in this spirit, giving impetus to economic growth, competitiveness, cohesion and job protection. They welcome the agreement with the Council on the European Economic Recovery Plan as a key objective of the 2010 budget, particularly the fact that it enabled completing the second step of its financing in 2010.

              On Lisbon Treaty: MEPs endorse the joint declaration on the continuity of the budgetary procedure for 2010 agreed by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission during the budgetary conciliation of 18 November 2009, by which the three institutions accept the results of the previous decisions taken during the different steps of the budgetary procedure as if they had been taken under the powers vested in them by the Treaty of Lisbon. They stress the need to provide the EU with the appropriate financial means to effectively develop measures to meet the existing and new needs for the implementation of new Lisbon Treaty-related EU policies.

              MEPs also consider the following budget headings:

              • On sub-heading 1a: MEPs welcome the financing of the decommissioning of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant for 2010 through the flexibility instrument. However, they deplore the Council's additional cuts on lines supporting the Lisbon strategy. According to the members, this is contrary to what should have been done in order to address the current economic crisis. They so intend, on the contrary, to support even if in a limited way, these lines. They call for full use of the appropriations available to activities and policies under subheading 1a which foster sustainable growth and job creation, including new green jobs, and deliver solutions to European citizens namely by providing greater energy security, increasing support for research and innovation, particularly on clean and renewable energy technologies, promoting small and medium-sized enterprises and reinforcing lifelong learning.
              • On sub-heading 1b: regretting that the budgetary cuts introduced by the Council under this heading, MEPs recall that they have increased payments on the main lines to boost implementation of structural policy in the Member States, so as to enhance economic recovery. They are again concern by the low rate of payments implementation for Research Framework programmes in 2009 and state their intention to monitor their implementation, in a constructive spirit, in 2010. They also point out that the current weak implementation of structural and cohesion policy is mainly due to the low flexibility in the system of complicated rules and requirements imposed by the Commission and Member States.
              • On heading 2: MEPs welcome the agreement with the Council on additional support for the milk-producing sector, currently in crisis, to reach the amount of EUR 300 million as requested by Parliament. They consider Council's endorsement as application of the "spirit of the Lisbon Treaty" as this will place Parliament on an equal footing on agriculture expenditure. Members regret the fact that the call of the Parliament for establishing a permanent EU Dairy Fund to help the sector through the readjustments was not retained. They request the Commission to re-examine the necessity of alternative or further measures in the light of the market evolution and the report of the High Level Expert Group on milk in order to support the restructuring process for milk producers. They reiterate their request for the creation of a budgetary line, permanently establishing a Dairy Fund. MEPs regret that the fight against climate change is not sufficiently reflected in the EU budget and intend, consequently, to put stronger emphasis on this key policy. Lastly, they call on the new Commission to submit a financing proposal in the aftermath of the climate change conference.
              • On sub-heading 3a: MEPs stress the importance of further funding being made available via the EU budget to manage legal immigration and integration of third-country nationals while in parallel tackling illegal immigration and border protection.
              • On sub-heading 3b: as regards citizenship, MEPs disagree with the Council's cuts in this sub-heading and endorse the specialised committees' approach, ensuring that the increase of the appropriations is justified.
              • On heading 4: as regards the "Union as a Global Partner", MEPs reiterate their serious concerns about the narrow margin for manoeuvre resulting from chronic under-financing of a heading constantly under pressure as a result of crises occurring in third countries. They call on the new European Council not to make far-reaching political commitments calling for stronger EU financial support without at the same time providing for the requisite budgetary appropriations when there is an obvious contradiction with the funds available under the annual ceilings of the current MFF. They welcome the creation of the European external action service, which, as a matter of urgency, must be subject to parliamentary scrutiny and control in both budget and budgetary control matters. In that regard, they stress their demand for an all-encompassing and rapid communication of an overall strategy for the implementation of the external action service.
              • On a political level, MEPs continue to count on support for the peace process in Palestine and the reconstruction needs in Gaza Strip. They call on the Commission to communicate which measures it has taken to minimise the risks that projects and programmes financed under this budget line are used or diverted to terrorist organisations or acts of terrorism, or inefficient bureaucracy. They therefore welcome the signature of all participatory countries to the Nabucco project and stress the necessity of allocating sufficient funding to the EU Baltic Sea Strategy.
              • On heading 5 and other sections:  MEPs welcome the agreement reached on heading 5, which should safeguard the administrative functioning of the EU institutions while, at the same time, through a transfer of EUR 126.5 million, contributing to the completion of financing for the European Economic Recovery Plan. It underlines, at the same time, that the tight margin of heading 5 for 2010, partly resulting from this shift of resources, will lead to a need for strict budgetary management by the institutions in 2010 in order to use the resources available in a prudent and cost-effective way. MEPs agree that the priority for use of the margin available should be given to finance any additional expenditure directly stemming from the entry into force of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, but only after a thorough examination of the current resources and needs, and the scope for any further savings by all the institutions. MEPs note that the adoption of Letter of Amendment No. 3/2010 concerning section II (Council) was agreed for an amount of EUR 23.5 million, leaving a margin under heading 5 for 2010 of EUR 72 million. They regret that Council presented this proposal without considering, and before having a comprehensive overview of, all institutions' administrative requirements. In this context, draws attention to the joint declaration obtained on heading 5, which encompasses the above points and will serve as a basis to ensure the necessary financing of any supplementary needs for Parliament and the other institutions. MEPs urge all institutions, as far as possible, to cover all administrative needs resulting from salaries and pensions adjustments within the appropriations now budgeted for each section. Lastly under this heading, MEPs decide to restore fully its first reading position as regards the "other institutions" on the grounds already expressed in its resolution on the 1st reading.

              As regards pilot projects and preparatory actions, MEPs have decided to take advantage of the full amounts provided for in the IIA for pilot projects (up to EUR 40 million in any budget year) but to leave a margin for preparatory actions (IIA up to EUR 100 million, out of which a maximum of EUR 50 million may be allocated to new preparatory actions).

              Lastly, MEPs approve a series of joints declarations: (i) on the continuity of the 2010 budgetary procedure; (ii) on the building policy of EU Institutions and bodies; (iii) on simplification and a more targeted use of structural and cohesion funds in the context of the economic crisis; (iv) on Heading 5 ; (v) on the decommissioning of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant; (vi) transitional measures applicable to the budgetary procedure after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty.

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            • PURPOSE: Corrigendum to the definitive adoption of the European Union's general budget for the financial year 2010 (initially published in the Official Journal of the European Union L 64 of 12 March 2010).

              The corrigendum published on 24 March 2010 amends tables in which errors had appeared for a series of budget items or articles:

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              • Article 2 01 01 - Expenditure related to staff in active employment
              • Article 2 02 03 01 - Legal databases.
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