2017/2018(BUD)

Amending budget 1/2017: mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund for the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Portugal

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2017/2018(BUD) Amending budget 1/2017: mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund for the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Portugal
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead BUDG GEIER Jens (S&D) NÍ RIADA Liadh (GUE/NGL)
Lead committee dossier: BUDG/8/09143
Subjects
Links

Activites

  • #3529
  • 2017/04/05 Council Meeting
  • 2017/04/05 Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • T8-0115/2017 summary
  • 2017/04/03 Council position on draft budget published
    • 07003/2017 summary
  • 2017/04/03 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • A8-0155/2017 summary
    • BUDG BUDG/8/09143 GEIER Jens S&D
  • 2017/01/26 Commission draft budget published
    • COM(2017)0046 summary

Documents

Votes

A8-0155/2017 - Jens Geier - Résolution

2017/04/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 671 63 64 35 31 46 17 193 174 48 0
Against 16 1 3 2 6 0 1 3 0 0 0
Abstain 4 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

2017-04-16
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  • On 26 January 2017, the Commission submitted to the Council draft amending budget (DAB) No 1 to the general budget for 2017 regarding the mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund for a total amount of EUR 71 524 810 in commitment and payment appropriations.

    The aim of this proposal is to provide financial assistance to the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Portugal in response to natural disasters that hit those countries in 2015 and 2016.

    The corresponding appropriations are to be recorded under Article 13 06 01 (EU Solidarity Fund - Assistance to Member States in the event of a major natural disaster with serious repercussions on living conditions, the natural environment or the economy).

    The Commission proposes to finance the necessary payment appropriations by making use of the negative reserve, as provided for in Article 47 of the Financial Regulation.

    On 3 April 2017, the Council adopted its position on DAB No 1 to the general budget for 2017 as set out in the annex to the explanatory memorandum of the DAB 1/2017.

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  • The Committee on Budgets adopted the report by Jens GEIER (S&D, DE) on the Council position on Draft amending budget No 1/2017 to the general budget for 2017 accompanying the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Portugal.

    Members recalled that this draft amending budget relates to the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) for an amount of EUR 71 524 810 in relation to the floods that occurred in the United Kingdom during December 2015 to January 2016, drought and fires in Cyprus between October 2015 and June 2016 and fires on the Portuguese island of Madeira in August 2016.

    The purpose of draft amending budget No 1/2017 is to formally enter this budgetary adjustment into the 2017 Union budget. Therefore, the Commission consequently proposed to amend the 2017 Union budget and increase 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', while stressing the urgent need to release this assistance.

    Members called on the European Parliament to approve, without amendment, the Council position on Draft amending budget No 1/2017.

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  • The European Parliament adopted by 671 votes to 16, with 4 abstentions, a resolution on the Council position on Draft amending budget No 1/2017 to the general budget for 2017 accompanying the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Portugal.

    Parliament recalled that this draft amending budget relates to the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) for an amount of EUR 71 524 810 in relation to the floods that occurred in the United Kingdom during December 2015 to January 2016, drought and fires in Cyprus between October 2015 and June 2016 and fires on the Portuguese island of Madeira in August 2016.

    This draft amending budget No 1/2017 aims to formally enter this budgetary adjustment into the 2017 Union budget. Therefore, the Commission consequently proposed to amend the 2017 Union budget and increase 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', while stressing the urgent need to release this assistance.

    Parliament approved, without amendment, the Council position on Draft amending budget No 1/2017 and recalled that the EUSF is a special instrument and the corresponding commitment and payments appropriations are to be budgeted over and above the MFF ceilings.

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