2017/2022(BUD)

2018 budget: estimates of revenue and expenditure, Section I – Parliament

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2017/2022(BUD) 2018 budget: estimates of revenue and expenditure, Section I – Parliament
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead BUDG ASHWORTH Richard (ECR) RÜBIG Paul (EPP), DOS SANTOS Manuel (S&D), DEPREZ Gérard (ALDE), OMARJEE Younous (GUE/NGL), TARAND Indrek (Verts/ALE), VALLI Marco (EFD), ZANNI Marco (ENF)
Lead committee dossier: BUDG/8/09263
Subjects
Links

Activites

  • 2017/04/05 Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • T8-0114/2017 summary
  • 2017/04/04 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
    • A8-0156/2017 summary
  • 2017/04/03 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading

Documents

  • Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading: A8-0156/2017
  • Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading: T8-0114/2017

Votes

A8-0156/2017 - Richard Ashworth - Am 33

2017/04/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 99 1 11 38 37 2 10 0 0 0 0
Against 592 64 54 1 0 40 7 204 174 48 0
Abstain 10 0 3 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 0

A8-0156/2017 - Richard Ashworth - Am 5

2017/04/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 123 3 24 38 37 7 14 0 0 0 0
Against 557 61 42 1 0 38 3 205 164 43 0
Abstain 19 0 2 0 0 3 1 1 8 4 0

A8-0156/2017 - Richard Ashworth - Am 14

2017/04/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 461 45 65 17 26 48 15 26 172 47 0
Against 202 14 3 3 5 0 2 174 1 0 0
Abstain 36 4 0 19 6 0 2 5 0 0 0

A8-0156/2017 - Richard Ashworth - Am 1

2017/04/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 273 13 24 37 35 41 11 3 63 46 0
Against 415 51 43 2 2 0 6 202 109 0 0
Abstain 13 1 1 0 0 7 1 0 2 1 0

A8-0156/2017 - Richard Ashworth - Am 10

2017/04/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 153 4 11 37 35 35 10 1 16 4 0
Against 528 59 56 2 2 6 5 205 150 43 0
Abstain 16 2 1 0 0 4 3 0 5 1 0

A8-0156/2017 - Richard Ashworth - Am 22

2017/04/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 103 2 7 3 21 48 9 7 5 1 0
Against 553 62 56 17 3 0 6 197 167 45 0
Abstain 47 1 4 19 13 0 4 2 2 2 0

A8-0156/2017 - Richard Ashworth - Am 23

2017/04/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 305 3 10 19 27 48 13 11 171 3 0
Against 340 61 55 19 3 0 6 194 1 1 0
Abstain 56 1 2 1 7 0 0 0 1 44 0

A8-0156/2017 - Richard Ashworth - Am 39

2017/04/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 145 1 42 39 37 9 14 0 0 3 0
Against 518 63 4 0 0 29 3 203 173 43 0
Abstain 35 1 21 0 0 10 0 0 1 2 0

A8-0156/2017 - Richard Ashworth - Am 12

2017/04/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 101 0 11 37 32 6 13 0 0 2 0
Against 574 62 57 0 0 31 5 202 173 44 0
Abstain 21 3 0 1 4 10 1 0 1 1 0

A8-0156/2017 - Richard Ashworth - Am 40

2017/04/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 115 0 11 38 35 12 9 3 0 7 0
Against 547 64 57 1 1 35 5 199 173 12 0
Abstain 36 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 28 0

A8-0156/2017 - Richard Ashworth - § 58

2017/04/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 489 56 66 21 17 33 14 92 146 44 0
Against 157 8 1 4 18 8 5 88 24 1 0
Abstain 51 1 1 14 1 7 0 20 4 3 0

A8-0156/2017 - Richard Ashworth - Am 2=13

2017/04/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 118 3 23 38 36 4 12 1 0 1 0
Against 568 60 44 1 1 35 4 204 174 45 0
Abstain 13 1 1 0 0 9 1 0 0 1 0

A8-0156/2017 - Richard Ashworth - Résolution

2017/04/05
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 525 59 40 2 0 1 4 202 171 46 0
Against 129 4 26 37 37 9 12 3 1 0 0
Abstain 42 1 2 0 0 37 1 0 0 1 0
AmendmentsDossier
198 2017/2022(BUD) 2018 budget: estimates of revenue and expenditure, Section I – Parliament
2017/03/16 BUDG 198 amendments...
source: PE-601.129

History

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

2017-04-16
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  • The Committee on Budgets adopted the report by Richard ASHWORTH (ECR, UK) on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2018.

    Members recalled that a budget of EUR 1 971 883 373 has been proposed by the Secretary-General for Parliament's preliminary draft estimates for 2018, representing an overall increase of 3.26% on the 2017 budget and 19.06% of heading V of the 2014-2020 multiannual financial framework (MFF).

    They noted that the level of estimates for 2018 corresponds to 18.88%, which is lower than that achieved in 2017 (19.26%) and the lowest part of heading V in the past nine years. Members called for the method of establishment of the budget of the Parliament to be based on current needs and not on the basis of a system of coefficients.

    In general, Members endorsed the agreement of 28 March 2017 with the Bureau on the level of 2018 estimates and called on the Parliament to decrease the level of expenditure by EUR 18.4 million compared to the initial position of the Bureau.

    Therefore, Members called on the Parliament to set the overall level of its estimates for 2018 to EUR 1 953 483 373, corresponding to a total increase of 2.3% compared to the 2017 budget.

    Stressing Parliament’s role as an important element of European political awareness, Members reiterated their call for measures to enhance transparency and accessibility to the Parliament. They therefore requested:

    • the publication of Parliament’s budget to the general public on its website;
    • improving the reception measures for Member's visitor groups.

    Security and cybersecurity: while taking note of the ongoing measures to empower Parliament's security, relating to buildings, equipment and staff, cyber-security and communication security, Members regretted that despite the installation of SECure EMail system (SECEM), the Parliament is unable to receive restricted and non-classified briefings from other institutions. They called for improvements in this area by autumn 2017.

    Building policy: Members called for information on the project to renovate the Paul Henri Spaak (PHS) building, specifically any opinions from independent external contractors on the possible options for the PHS, which has had a short lifespan of 25 years. They underlined that the existing building doesn't fulfil the static requirements of a public building for parliamentary functions which has higher security and needs to withstand external shocks without collapsing. They urged therefore the Bureau and the administration of the Parliament to work on future solutions for the PHS building that secures life and healthy working conditions of the persons present.

    Member-related issues: in preparation for the ninth legislature, Members called on the Secretary-General to submit to the Bureau a more precise list of expenses defrayable under the General Expenditure Allowance (GEA). They reiterated the appeal for greater transparency regarding the general expenditure allowance, building on best practice cases from national delegations in the Parliament and Member States. They also recalled the request, adopted by the plenary in its resolution of 14 April 2016 on Parliament’s estimates for 2017, that the rules governing the reimbursement of mission expenses related to travels between the Parliament's three working places and incurred by accredited parliamentary assistants (APAs) be revised in order to align them with the rules applicable to the rest of the staff.

    EP single seat: Members recalled Parliament’s resolution of 20 November 2013 on the location of the seats of the European Union’s Institutions, which estimated the costs of the geographic dispersion of the Parliament to be between EUR 156 million and EUR 204 million and equivalent to 10% of the Parliament's budget. They emphasised the environmental impact of the geographic dispersion and underlined the negative public perception caused by this dispersion. Therefore, they reiterated their position in calling for a roadmap to a single seat.

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  • The European Parliament adopted by 525 votes to 129, with 42 abstentions, a resolution on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2018.

    Parliament recalled that a budget of EUR 1 971 883 373 has been proposed by the Secretary-General for Parliament's preliminary draft estimates for 2018, representing an overall increase of 3.26% on the 2017 budget and 19.06% of heading V of the 2014-2020 multiannual financial framework (MFF).

    Parliament stressed that the share of Parliament’s budget in 2018 should be maintained under 20 % of heading V. It also noted that the level of estimates for 2018 corresponds to 18.88 %, which is lower than that achieved in 2017 (19.26 %) and the lowest part of heading V in the past fifteen years. Members called for the method of establishment of the budget of the Parliament to be based on current needs and not on the basis of a system of coefficients.

    In general, Parliament endorsed the agreement of 28 March 2017 with the Bureau on the level of 2018 estimates and called on the Parliament to decrease the level of expenditure by EUR 18.4 million compared to the initial position of the Bureau.

    The overall level of its estimates for 2018 shall amount to EUR 1 953 483 373, corresponding to a total increase of 2.3% compared to the 2017 budget.

    Stressing Parliament’s role as an important element of European political awareness, Parliament reiterated its call for measures to enhance transparency and accessibility to the Parliament. It therefore requested:

    • the publication of Parliament’s budget to the general public on its website;
    • improving the reception measures for Member's visitor groups.

    Security and cybersecurity: while taking note of the ongoing measures to empower Parliament's security, relating to buildings, equipment and staff, cyber-security and communication security, Parliament regretted that despite the installation of SECure EMail system (SECEM), the Parliament is unable to receive restricted and non-classified briefings from other institutions. It called for improvements in this area by autumn 2017.

    Building policy: Parliament called for information on the project to renovate the Paul Henri Spaak (PHS) building, specifically any opinions from independent external contractors on the possible options for the PHS, which has had a short lifespan of 25 years. It underlined that the existing building doesn't fulfil the static requirements of a public building for parliamentary functions which has higher security and needs to withstand external shocks without collapsing. It urged therefore the Bureau and the administration of the Parliament to work on future solutions for the PHS building that secures life and healthy working conditions of the persons present.

    Communication campaign for the 2019 European elections: Parliament welcomed the communication campaign as a helpful effort to explain the purpose of the Union and the Parliament to the citizens. It underlined that this campaign should aim, among other things, at explaining the role of the European Union, the power of the Parliament, its functions, including the election of the President of the Commission, and its impact on the lives of citizens. It noted that in advance of the forthcoming 2019 European elections, preparatory work on the communication campaign is already due to begin in 2017. It noted that the total amount of expenditure for the 2019 elections communication campaign is estimated at EUR 25 million in 2018 and EUR 8.33 million in 2019, with a higher amount of financial commitments required in 2018.

    Moreover, Parliament called for the Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM) to act on the recommendations from the evaluation of the 2014 European election campaign.

    Member-related issues: Plenary recalled the decision taken by the Parliament with the 2017 EP budget procedure, which establishes the creation of a service for the interpretation, in International Sign language, of all plenary debates and called upon the Administration to implement this decision with no further delay.

    In preparation for the ninth legislature, Parliament called on the Secretary-General to submit to the Bureau a more precise list of expenses defrayable under the General Expenditure Allowance (GEA). It reiterated the appeal for greater transparency regarding the general expenditure allowance, building on best practice cases from national delegations in the Parliament and Member States. Members should also be able to provide links on Parliament’s website to places where they currently publish their spending records. According to Parliament, the improved transparency of the GEA should not require additional staff in Parliament's administration.

    It also recalled the request, adopted by the plenary in its resolution of 14 April 2016 on Parliament’s estimates for 2017, that the rules governing the reimbursement of mission expenses related to travels between the Parliament's three working places and incurred by accredited parliamentary assistants (APAs) be revised in order to align them with the rules applicable to the rest of the staff.

    Staff-related issues: Parliament recalled that the total level of staff in political groups is exempted from the 5 % staff reduction target in line with the decisions taken in respect of the financial years 2014 to 2017. Plenary considered that the loss of 136 posts from Parliament’s Secretariat in 2016 may create difficulties for the provision of services by Parliament’s administration. It called on the Secretary-General to provide more information regarding staff reduction measures last year, and to evaluate the consequences of budgetary decisions on the functioning of the institution.

    In an amendment adopted in plenary, Members called on the Bureau to propose a dismissal procedure by mutual consent between Members and the accredited parliamentary assistants.

    EP single seat: Parliament recalled Parliament’s resolution of 20 November 2013 on the location of the seats of the European Union’s Institutions, which estimated the costs of the geographic dispersion of the Parliament to be between EUR 156 million and EUR 204 million and equivalent to 10% of the Parliament's budget. It emphasised the environmental impact of the geographic dispersion and underlined the negative public perception caused by this dispersion. Therefore, it reiterated their position in calling for a roadmap to a single seat.

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