2010/2177(DEC)

2009 discharge: European Aviation Safety Agency EASA

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2010/2177(DEC) 2009 discharge: European Aviation Safety Agency EASA
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Lead CONT STAVRAKAKIS Georgios (S&D) MACOVEI Monica Luisa (EPP), GERBRANDY Gerben-Jan (ALDE), STAES Bart (Verts/ALE), SØNDERGAARD Søren Bo (GUE/NGL)
Opinion TRAN UGGIAS Giommaria (ALDE)
Lead committee dossier: CONT/7/04053
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  • 2011/09/27 Final act published in Official Journal
  • 2011/05/10 Text adopted by Parliament, single reading
    • T7-0168/2011 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2011/04/06 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • 2011/04/06 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • 2011/03/21 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2011/03/08 Deadline Amendments
  • 2011/02/01 Committee draft report
  • 2010/10/12 Court of Auditors: opinion, report
    • N7-0011/2011 summary
    • OJ C 338 14.12.2010, p. 0022
  • 2010/10/07 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/07/20 Non-legislative basic document published
    • SEC(2010)0963 summary
  • 2010/07/20 Date
  • 2010/07/20 Non-legislative basic document
    • SEC(2010)0963 summary
    • DG Budget, ŠEMETA Algirdas

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1 2010/2177(DEC) 2009 discharge: European Aviation Safety Agency EASA
2011/01/02 TRAN 1 amendments...
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      • PURPOSE: presentation by the Commission of the consolidated annual accounts of the European Union for the financial year 2009, as part of the 2009 discharge procedure.

        Analysis of the accounts of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

        CONTENT: this Commission document sets out the consolidated annual accounts of the European Union for the financial year 2009 as prepared on the basis of the information presented by the institutions, organisations and bodies of the EU, in accordance with Article 129 (2) of the Financial Regulation applicable to the EU's General Budget, including the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

        In 2009, the tasks and budget of this agency were as follows:

        • description of EASA's tasks: EASA, which is located in Cologne, was established by Regulation (EC) No 1592/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2002. The Agency's tasks are to maintain a high level of civil aviation safety, to ensure the proper development of civil aviation safety, to establish certification specifications and to provide certification of aeronautical products;
        • EASA's budget for the 2009 financial year: the Agency's 2009 budget amounted to EUR 122 million, compared with EUR 102 million the previous year. The number of staff employed by the Agency at the end of the year was 509, as compared with 440 the previous year.

        The complete version of EASA's final accounts may be found at the following address: www.easa.europa.eu

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      • PURPOSE: presentation by the Commission of the consolidated annual accounts of the European Union for the financial year 2009, as part of the 2009 discharge procedure.

        Analysis of the accounts of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

        CONTENT: this Commission document sets out the consolidated annual accounts of the European Union for the financial year 2009 as prepared on the basis of the information presented by the institutions, organisations and bodies of the EU, in accordance with Article 129 (2) of the Financial Regulation applicable to the EU's General Budget, including the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

        In 2009, the tasks and budget of this agency were as follows:

        • description of EASA's tasks: EASA, which is located in Cologne, was established by Regulation (EC) No 1592/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2002. The Agency's tasks are to maintain a high level of civil aviation safety, to ensure the proper development of civil aviation safety, to establish certification specifications and to provide certification of aeronautical products;
        • EASA's budget for the 2009 financial year: the Agency's 2009 budget amounted to EUR 122 million, compared with EUR 102 million the previous year. The number of staff employed by the Agency at the end of the year was 509, as compared with 440 the previous year.

        The complete version of EASA's final accounts may be found at the following address: www.easa.europa.eu

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    • The Committee on Budgetary Control adopted the report by Georgios STAVRAKAKIS (S&D, EL) on discharge to be granted to the Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency for implementation of the Agency's budget for the financial year 2009.

      Noting that the Agency's annual accounts for the financial year 2009 are reliable, and the underlying transactions are legal and regular, MEPs approve the closure of the Agency's accounts. However, they make a number of recommendations that need to be taken into account when the discharge is granted, in addition to the general recommendations that appear in the draft resolution on financial management and control of EU agencies (see DEC/2010/2271):

      • substantial increase in the budget: Members note that the Agency's budget increased by 28% from 2007 to 2009;
      • performance: Members urge the Agency to implement an activity-based structure for the operational budget in order to establish a clear link between the work programme and the financial forecasts and improve performance monitoring and reporting. They stress that the Agency should prepare a multiannual plan every year, discussed with all stakeholders and approved by the Management Board. Once again, Members call on the Agency to set out, in a table to be annexed to the Court of Auditors' next report, a comparison of operations carried out during the year for which discharge is to be granted and in the previous financial year so as to enable the discharge authority to assess more effectively the Agency's performance from one year to the next;
      • carryover of appropriations: Members draw attention to the fact that once again the Agency carried forward to 2010 a high level of appropriations for operating expenditure (65% from Title III - Operational activities - when assigned revenues are excluded from the carryovers). They stress that this is at odds with the principle of annuality and that this situation reveals weaknesses in the Agency's resource planning system. They call for more accurate and timely management of contracts and for far more realistic forecasts to be presented to Parliament and the Commission for the next financial year, allowing sufficient time for these to be analysed;
      • fees and charges levied by the Agency:Members note that 2009 was the second full year of implementation of certification tasks under Commission Regulation (EC) No 593/2007 on the fees and charges levied by the European Aviation Safety Agency. They call once more on the Agency to improve its monitoring system for certification projects to make sure that, over the entire project duration, the fees levied do not deviate significantly from the actual cost. They call on the Agency, specifically, to correctly estimate, for the establishment of the 2010 financial statements, the accrued expenditure related to the management of certification tasks outsourced to national Aviation Authorities;
      • human resources: Members note the deficiencies in staff selection procedures highlighted by the Court which put at risk the transparency of these procedures. They urge the Agency to inform the discharge authority on the actions taken to redress this situation and make more transparent the selection procedures of its experts/staff. They stress that the impact of thesedeficiencies is even more crucial when considering that the Agency has the objectives of issuing certification specifications, taking decisions regarding the airworthiness and environmental certification and conducting standardisation inspections of the competent authorities in the Member States;
      • internal audit: Members welcome the fact that the Agency has implemented 20 of the 26 recommendations made by the Internal Audit Service (IAS) since 2006.
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    • PURPOSE: to grant discharge to the European Aviation Safety Agency in respect of the implementation of the Agency's budget for the financial year 2009.

      NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision 2011/572/EU of the European Parliament on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Aviation Safety Agency for the financial year 2009.

      CONTENT: with the present decision, the European Parliament grants discharge to the Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency for the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2009.

      This decision is in line with the European Parliament's resolution adopted on 10 May 2011 and comprises a series of observations that form an integral part of the discharge decision (please refer to the summary of the opinion of 10/05/2011).

      A parallel decision, adopted on the same day, approves the closure of this Agency's accounts.

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