Mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund: assistance to Germany
|Lead Rapporteur||HOHLMEIER Monika (EPP)|
Awaiting Council 1st reading position / budgetary conciliation convocation
|Lead||BUDG||HOHLMEIER Monika (EPP)||DENANOT Jean-Paul (S&D), KÖLMEL Bernd (ECR), JÄÄTTEENMÄKI Anneli (ALDE), NÍ RIADA Liadh (GUE/NGL), VANA Monika (Verts/ALE), ZANNI Marco (EFD), MONTEL Sophie (ENF)|
- 2017/02/28 Final act published in Official Journal
Results of vote in Parliament
- Results of vote in Parliament
The European Parliament adopted by 592 votes to 9, with 43 abstentions, a resolution on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Germany. Parliament approved the decision annexed to the resolution. The proposal seeks to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to provide EUR 31 475 125 both in commitment and in payment appropriations to Germany, in the framework of the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2016, following the floods, affecting Lower Bavaria, especially the district of Rottal-Inn, in May and June 2016.
Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
The Committee on Budgets adopted the report by Monika HOHLMEIER (EPP, DE) on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Germany. Members called on the Parliament to approve the decision annexed to the draft resolution. The proposal seeks to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to provide EUR 31 475 125 to Germany following the floods, affecting Lower Bavaria, especially the district of Rottal-Inn, in May and June 2016. The proposed mobilisation requires an amendment to the 2016 budget and a draft amending budget (N°6/2016), aiming at increasing budget article 13 06 01 'Assistance to Member States in the event of a major natural disaster with serious repercussions on living conditions, the natural environment or the economy' by EUR 31 475 125 both in commitment and in payment appropriations.
- A8-0352/2016 summary
- 2016/11/24 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
- 2016/10/27 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Non-legislative basic document published
PURPOSE: to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to provide assistance to Germany following a series of intense floods. PROPOSED ACT: ACT: Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council. CONTENT: Council Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 1311/2013 lays down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-20201, and in particular the Article 10 thereof allows for the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund, within an annual ceiling of EUR 500 million (2011 prices), over and above the relevant headings of the financial framework. Germany: on 19 August 2016, Germany submitted an application to mobilise the Fund, following a series of extremely intense, short-lived cases of floods that affected the region of Niederbayern in May and June 2016. The Commission carried out an in-depth examination of this application and considered that, taking account of the maximum possible contribution from the Fund as well as the scope for reallocating appropriations, it would be possible to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund for a total amount of EUR 31 475 125. Direct damage: the German authorities presented a request based on the total amount of direct damage, that being EUR 1.259 billion. Given that the application by Germany meets the conditions for providing a financial contribution from the Fund, as laid down in Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002, it is proposed to mobilise the Fund in order to provide a financial contribution to Germany for the requested amount. The Commission will present a draft amending budget (DAB) in order to enter in the 2016 budget the specific commitment and payment appropriations. In the event of disagreement, a trilogue procedure will be initiated in accordance with Point 11 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management.
- COM(2016)0681 summary
A8-0352/2016 - Monika Hohlmeier - Résolution
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