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1304 Amendments of Martina ANDERSON

Amendment 40 #

2018/2855(RSP)


Paragraph 5
5. Takes the view that the digital age requires electoral laws to be adapted to this new digital reality and suggests Member States introduce an obligatory system of introduce an obligatory system of digital imprints for electronic campaigning and advertising. Any form of political advertising should include easily accessible and understandable information on the publishing organisation, why the ad is displayed and who is legally responsible for spending so that it is clear who sponsored campaigns, similar to existing requirements for printed campaign materials currently in place in various Mmember Sstates;
2018/10/02
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 48 #

2018/2855(RSP)


Paragraph 9
9. Believes that profiling for political and electoral purposes, as, pursuant to EU data protection law, it refers to political or philosophical opinions, should be prohibited and is of the opinion that social media platforms should monitor and actively inform authorities if such behaviour occurs; Calls on political parties and other actors involved in elections to refrain from using profiling for political and electoral purposes; calls on political parties to be transparent as to their use of online platforms and data;
2018/10/02
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 50 #

2018/2855(RSP)


Paragraph 10
10. Urges social media platforms,Recalls that the processing of personal data by political parties andin the advertising industry to work closely with the European Commission to develop sector-wide Codes of Conduct that include at least guidelines for ethical campaigning in the digital age and cooperation methods with authorities in charge of verifying electoral processes in Member StateEU is subject to the General Data Protection Regulations and that the breach of principles, rights and obligations encompasses under this law would result in additional fines and sanctions;
2018/10/02
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 52 #

2018/2855(RSP)


Paragraph 11
11. Considers election interference to be a great challenge for democracy which requires a joint effort involving service providers, regulators and political actors and parties; welcomes the intention of the Commission to provide recommendations in this regard;
2018/10/02
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 70 #

2018/2855(RSP)


Paragraph 17
17. Takes note of the privacy improvements that Facebook has undertaken after the Facebook/ Cambridge Analytica scandal, but recalls that Facebook promised to hold a full internal audit of which the European Parliament has not yet been informed and recommendurges that Facebook make substantial modifications to its platform to ensure its compliance with EU data protection law, that would also affect the core business model and the structure of its platform;
2018/10/02
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 78 #

2018/2855(RSP)


Paragraph 23 a (new)
23 a. Calls on the European Parliament to encourage the British Government to legislate as soon as possible to review the new rules under ‘The Transparency of Donations and Loans etc. (Northern Ireland Political Parties) Order 2018’ applying to the North of Ireland, recognising that the new rules do not apply to retroactive donations, and still incur legislative loopholes as per the work undertaken via campaigning journalism by OpenDemocracy;
2018/10/02
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 79 #

2018/2855(RSP)


Paragraph 23 b (new)
23 b. Recognises the work of legal representatives within the non-profit organisation ‘Good Law Project’ in their successful Court case against the Electoral Commission and VoteLeave, which challenged the adequacy of the Electoral Commission’s investigation into spending by VoteLeave alongside their reading of the law around donations;
2018/10/02
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 80 #

2018/2855(RSP)


Paragraph 23 c (new)
23 c. Recognises that the non-profit ‘Good Law Project’ are continuing their efforts to uphold transparent, open and accountable politics, fundraising for a continued legal challenge, that the same logic must apply to the Constitutional Research Council, the body that gave the £435,000 donation to the Democratic Unionist Party;
2018/10/02
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 99 #

2018/2855(RSP)


Paragraph 33
33. Is of the opinion Eurojust should urgently initiate, in cooperation with Member States authorities a specialthat Member States should urgently conduct, with the support of Eurojust, if necessary, investigations into the alleged misuse of the online political space by foreign forces; calls on the Commission to swiftly come up with the necessary proposals to enlarge the competences of EPPO to include prosecution of crimes against electoral infrastructure;
2018/10/02
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 14 #

2018/2111(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C
C. whereas EU citizenship is gained through nationality of a Member State, and clearly supplements national citizenship in accordance with Article 9 of the TEU; whereas European citizenship does not, and cannot, supersede national citizenship; whereas northern Ireland is a special case whereby citizens are entitled to dual- citizenship, under the Good Friday Agreement, an internationally recognised Treaty lodged in the United Nations, and the Irish constitution recognises everyone born in the island of Ireland to be part of the Irish Nation, therefore Irish citizens in northern Ireland as per the EU/UK December Joint Agreement, should enjoy, access and exercise their European rights where they reside;
2018/11/16
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 27 #

2018/2111(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital D
D. whereas European citizens are directly represented in the European Parliament and have a democratic right to stand and vote in European elections, even when residing in another territory; whereas EU rights holders must, in association with Article 22 TFEU and Article 10 TEU, have the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in elections to the European Parliament;
2018/11/16
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 36 #

2018/2111(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Stresses that the EU has a duty to protect minorities and to guarantee their rights; notes that Article 2 of the TEU frames the protection of minorities as one of the fundamental values of the EU; further notes that Articles 21 (on non- discrimination) and 22 (on cultural, religious and linguistic diversity) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights acquired legally binding form in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU); Notes that all current rights available under the Charter of Fundamental Rights (CFR) and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), alongside the oversight and protections provided by the CJEU are fundamental to citizens in northern Ireland for the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement;
2018/11/16
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 44 #

2018/2111(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Notes with concern that there are Member States which do not extend voting rights in European Parliament elections to their nationals, who are European citizens; points out that this limits the diversity of views in the Parliament and mitigates the accountability of the European institutions to European citizens; Member States must ensure that their nationals receive the protection of all economic, social, political, environmental and democratic rights associated with EU citizenship;
2018/11/16
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 56 #

2018/2111(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Notes with concern that Golden Visas are afforded to non-EU citizens. These Golden Visas can be purchased from Member States, like Ireland, where it costs €1 million for each applicant, and only a requirement to stay in Ireland one day. EU Citizenship should not be reduced to a commodity;
2018/11/16
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 71 #

2018/2111(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Calls on the UKBritish and Irish Governments to ensure that the rights of EU citizens living in the UKBritain and northern Ireland are protected post-Brexit, an entitlement they possess under the Treaties.
2018/11/16
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 26 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas the FRA report entitled ‘Violence against women: an EU-wide survey’, published in March 2014, shows that violence against women needs to be tackled in all EU Member States, including those which have not yet ratified the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), given the extent of the problem, the severe consequences of violence and the impact it has on women’s lives as well as on society as a whole; whereas the UNSCR 1325 stresses the importance of women’s equal representation, participation and involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security;
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 35 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas women and girls in the EU experience structural gender inequality in a variety of forms and in a range of settings – including gender discrimination, gender- based violence and misogynistic hate speech – which severely limits their ability to enjoy their rights and to participate on an equal footing in society; whereas in 2017, the #MeToo movement raised awareness of the scale and intensity of the sexual harassment and sexual and gender- based violence women face; whereas in recent years reports have pointed out a growing backlash against women’s rights and gender equality in the EU;
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 51 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
Da. Recognises that the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union will no longer apply to Britain post-Brexit; notes that the Charter acts as a “ceiling” for rights whereas the ECHR acts as a “floor” to the situation of rights in the European Union; notes that there will be 1.8million possible European citizens in the north of Ireland whose rights will no longer be guaranteed by the Charter as a result of Brexit;
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 101 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Welcomes the signing of the EU’s accession to the Istanbul Convention on 13 June 2017, despite the limitation to only two mandates; regrets that, to date, only 19 Member States have ratified the Convention and calls on the remaining Member States to do so without delay; recognises that when it comes to determining European standards for the protection of women against violence, the Istanbul Convention is the most important point of reference; calls on the Council to swiftly agree on the Code of Conduct, which will govern the implementation of the Convention by the EU; encourages Member States to ensure the equal representation of women in the maintenance and promotion of Peace and Security as per UNSCR 1325, recognising that from 1990 to 2000, only 11% of peace agreements (17 of a total of 664) included at least one reference to women (UN Women, 2018), and that only 27% signed since the adoption of UNSCR 1325 included reference to women (UN Women, 2018);
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 103 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Welcomes the signing of the EU’s accession to the Istanbul Convention on 13 June 2017, despite the limitation to only two mandates; regrets that, to date, only 19 Member States have ratified the Convention and calls on the remaining Member States to do so without delay; regrets that in some Member States, discussions around the ratification of the Istanbul Convention have been accompanied by campaigns against perceived gender ideology; points out that campaigns against perceived gender ideology go against principles of universal human rights and are harmful to society at large; recognises that when it comes to determining European standards for the protection of women againstagainst gender-based violence, the Istanbul Convention is the most important point of reference; calls on the Council to swiftly agree on the Code of Conduct, which will govern the implementation of the Convention by the EU;
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 131 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 1 a (new)
Fundamental rights of LGBTI people
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 132 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Regrets the fact that LGBTI people keep experiencing bullying, harassment and violence, and suffer multiple discrimination indifferent aspects of their lives;
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 133 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Condemns firmly the promotion and the practice of LGBTI conversion therapies and pathologisation of trans and intersex identities; urges all Member States to adopt similar measures that respect and uphold the right to gender identity, gender expression, physical integrity and self-determination;
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 134 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 c (new)
5c. Regrets that non-consented sex normalising treatments on intersex people, especially children, are only prohibited in two EU countries to this date; calls on all Member States to adopt legislation prohibiting intersex genital mutilations as soon as possible;
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 135 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 d (new)
5d. Calls upon the Commission to hold Member States accountable over national legal gender recognition provisions that pose barriers for trans people’s EU citizenship rights and freedoms, such as freedom of movement, equal access to goods and services and the labour market, notably accessing legal gender recognition, such as the obligation to divorce, forced sterilisation, a mental health diagnosis and other degrading requirements;
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 136 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 e (new)
5e. Reiterates the importance of making accessible, quality healthcare a reality for trans people and calls upon Member States to end gender identity related discrimination in accessing healthcare services and insurance coverage; to this end, calls upon the Commission to study discriminatory practices by insurance providers and support Member States in their efforts develop and implement quality trans- specific healthcare that is based on informed consent and accessible without discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, ethnicity, HIV status or economic means; calls upon Member States to ensure HIV prevention, education, testing and treatment measures recognise trans women and trans men respectively as particularly vulnerable target groups;
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 137 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 f (new)
5f. Is concerned over the continuous experiences of gender-based stigma, violence and discrimination by LGBTI people and the lack of knowledge and interventions by law enforcement authorities particularly towards trans people and marginalised LGBTI people; reminds that combating violence related to the gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics or sexual orientation of a person falls in the EU gender-based violence remit; calls upon the Commission to mainstream gender identity perspective in it; calls upon Member States to combat impunity in anti-trans crimes as a threat to the rule of law on the one hand, and develop together with civil society effective measures protecting trans people effectively against stigma, discrimination and violence;
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 138 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 g (new)
5g. Welcomes the implementation of some actions contained in the list of actions by the Commission to advance LGBTI equality (2014-2019); calls on the European Commission to renew an ambitious multi-annual list for the period 2019-2024 in close cooperation with civil society organisations working in this field;
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 273 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 4
Rule of law and Charter of Fundamental Rights
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 278 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. Notes that the joint committee established under the peace accord to consider human rights issues on the island of Ireland, made up of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, has insisted that the Withdrawal Agreement provides for the continuing North-South equivalence of rights, post-Brexit, as established under the 1998 Agreement; Notes that the joint committee has also called on the EU to seek a legal commitment to retain the Charter of Fundamental Rights in Northern Ireland after the UK leaves the EU; Calls therefore, on the European Parliament and the Irish Government to consider the 1.8million possible European citizens in the north of Ireland whose rights will no longer be guaranteed by the Charter as a result of Brexit;
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 336 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Expresses concern about persistent fundamental rights challenges in the area of migration, with regard to access to territory, reception conditions, asylum procedures, immigration detention and protection of unaccompanied children; notes with concern that fast-track procedures, safe-country-lists, but also deportation to other unsafe Member States in Dublin procedures put LGBTI asylum seekers at a heightened risk to be deported before being able to substantiate their claim for asylum to foreign or other Member States, where they fear prosecution on grounds of their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics;
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 365 #

2018/2103(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Emphasises that the EU and the Member States should develop credible and effective systems that would make it unnecessary to detain children for asylum or return purposes; stresses the importance of taking the principle of the best interests of the child into consideration in all aspects concerning children as well as of the practical implementation of the right to be heard; recalls that Article 14 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Article 28 of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child guarantee the right to education to every child, including migrant and refugee children, both unaccompanied and accompanied and avoiding separated schooling and segregation; stresses that Member States should ensure that migrant and refugee children are effectively supported through linguistic, social and psychological support based on individual assessment of their needs; is concerned over the specific needs and vulnerabilities of asylum seekers from marginalised groups, such as LGBTI asylum seekers; calls upon Member States to ensure that the specific needs for safety, healthcare, legal recognition of trans asylum seekers are met;
2018/10/05
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 2 #

2018/2099(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. WelcomesNotes with alarmed concern the creation of the EII, the establishment of PESCO and the reinforcement of the EDF as importantdangerous steps towards streconsolidating thening the Union’s security and defence, in close militarisation of the European Union, and that any cooperation and full complementarity with NATO at a Union level should be a matter for individual Member States;
2018/09/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 11 #

2018/2099(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. NoteRegrets that several Member States have recently called for an EU Security Council, an EU Battle Group and a European intelligence unit acting as a database; meanwhile, endorses the inauguration of a permanent operational headquarter and the increase of the EDA’s budget;
2018/09/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 15 #

2018/2099(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Recommends theCondemns any move towards establishment ofing a permanent Council of Defence Ministers, chaired by the VP/HR; underlines the need to strengthen the EP’s role in this field, namely through a fully-fledged Committee on Security and Defence, complemented by joint inter- parliamentary meetings between representatives from national parliaments and MEP;
2018/09/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 18 #

2018/2099(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Stresses that any future Convention or Intergovernmental Conference should consider establishing a European force with the capability of intervening in conflicts and peacekeeping missions;deleted
2018/09/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 24 #

2018/2099(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Highlights the importance of the EBCG, and reminds its request for the creation of a genuine EU Civil Protection Body, while pointing out that it would favour the ongoing development of a single defence market;deleted
2018/09/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 29 #

2018/2099(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Notes that close cooperation between the Union and its closest allies, such as the UK and the USA, remains of the utmost importance.deleted
2018/09/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 3 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas the Ombudswoman has contributed greatly to highlight issues of transparency in the life of the Union through inquiries and cases brought before her;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 4 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C b (new)
Cb. whereas the European Ombudswoman opined that the lack of transparency regarding EU Member States’ positions during negotiations amount to maladministration and a violation of Article 41 of the Charter;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 5 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C c (new)
Cc. whereas the treaties (Article 15(3) of TFEU) and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (Article 42) have attributed constitutional value to the principle of transparency;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 8 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
Da. whereas the Charter introduces third general rights, as is the one to transparent administration and access to documents (Article 42).
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 9 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D b (new)
Db. whereas the CJEU has decided that increased openness enabled citizens to participate more closely in the decision- making process and guarantees that the administration enjoys greater legitimacy and is more effective1a; __________________ 1a CJEU, Joined Cases C-39/05 P and C- 52 P, Kingdom of Sweden and Maurizio Turco v. Council of the European Union, European Court Reports 2008 I-04723.
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 10 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E a (new)
Ea. whereas the Union function lies on a dual structure of legitimacy as provided in Article 10(2) of the TEU. The Union is founded on representative democracy as stipulated in Article 10(1) and should operate on principles and mechanisms of participatory democracy as per Article 11, paragraphs 1-3 TEU. Transparency is a sine-qua-non component of this dual legitimacy as it is only when citizens know who, why and how decisions have been made they participate in the electoral process and in other forms of political participation beyond elections in an informed and enlightened manner;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 12 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F a (new)
Fa. whereas the principle of transparency firstly was elucidated in 1995 by the Court of First Instance of the European Communities in a case against the Council 1a, the institution almost three decades later has not ensured a high level of adherence to the principle; __________________ 1a Judgement of the Court of First Instance of 19 October 1995, John Carvel and Guardian Newspapers Ltd. v. Council of the European Union, Case T-194/94.
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 13 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H
H. whereas following the inquiry, the Ombudsman found that the Council’s current practices with regard to transparency of its decision-making process, in specific regards to preparatory discussions that take place at Coreper and National Working group level, constitute maladministration;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 16 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital J
J. whereas the Council did not reply to the recommendations contained in the Ombudsman’s report within the legally prescribed timeline of three months, and, because of the importance of the issue of legislative transparency, the Ombudsman decided not to grant the Council any extensions beyond this deadline, and submitted the report to the European Parliament;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 17 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital J a (new)
Ja. whereas the European Parliament has regularly requested more transparency from the Council, for example in its resolutions of 18 April 20181a and 28 April 20161b on the discharge of the Council as well as in its resolution on 14 September 2017 on Transparency, accountability and integrity in the EU institutions1c; __________________ 1a European Parliament resolution of 18 April 2018 with observations forming an integral part of the decision on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016, Section II - European Council and Council (2017/2138(DEC)),P8_TA(2018)0125 1b European Parliament decision of 28 April 2016 on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2014 Section II – European Council and Council (2015/2156(DEC)). 1c European Parliament resolution of 14 September 2017 on transparency, accountability and integrity in the EU institutions (2015/2041(INI)), P8_TA(2017)0358.
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 18 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital J b (new)
Jb. whereas the Ombudswoman also ruled in Complaint 1271/2017/ANA that the Council was not justified in holding back access to an opinion of its Legal Service concerning an inter-institutional agreement;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 19 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital J c (new)
Jc. whereas the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union adopted during its Plenary Meeting in Sofia on 17/19 June 2018 its resolution in which it urges the Council to reflect on the proposals made by 26 national parliaments of Member States to enhance the openness of legislative deliberations at EU-level 1a; __________________ 1a Contribution of the LIX COSAC, articles 2.6 and 2.7
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 21 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Is deeply convinced that democratic and transparent decision-making at the European level is indispensable to increase citizens’ trust in the European project and the EU institutions, especially in the run-up to the European elections in May 2019, and is therefore determined to defend and enhance European democracyenhance the democratic accountability of all EU institutions;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 26 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Believes that there is currently a distinct gap between formal transparency, i.e. the legal recognition and insertion of transparency in the EU legal foundations as a self-standing principle closely linked to the rule of law, and of substantial transparency, i.e. steps to effectively materialise in a corresponding level;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 27 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. Reiterates that the Inter- institutional Agreement on a mandatory Transparency which is being negotiated, is a first good step; notes that the current text only covers high ranking officials of the Council;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 28 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 c (new)
2c. Deeply regrets the fact that the Council has blocked the revision of the Regulation 1049/2001 and urges the Council to re-open its discussions based on the position adopted by Parliament in second reading as laid down in resolution of 12 June 2013 1a. __________________ 1a European Parliament resolution of 12 June 2013 on the deadlock on the revision of Regulation (EC) No. 1049/2001 (2013/2637(RSP))
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 29 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 d (new)
2d. Shares the viewpoint of the Ombudswoman’s strategic inquiry; deplores the fact that the Council did not reply within the deadline in the findings. Regrettably this is a recurring topic and is constantly showcased also from complaints submitted to the Ombudswoman. This matter should be considered of high importance in the democratic life of the Union and the effective participation of citizens across the continent hindering the fulfilment of the constitutional treaties and the Charter;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 33 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Recalls that transparency has four distinct aspects that are intertwined, namely (a) openness of the legislative process (b) right to access to documents (c) transparency of the legal norm as concomitant to legal certainty (d) offering wide reasoning and sufficient explanation of the motives of a legislative text;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 37 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Strongly believes transparency is an essential ingredient of the rule of law, while ensuring that it is observed throughout the legislative process affects the effective materialization of the right to vote and the right to stand in elections and a handful of rights, i.e. right of expressions and its particular aspect the freedom of speech and the right to receive information. Considers also that forging an active European citizenship necessitates margin for public scrutiny, review and evaluation of the process and the prospect to challenge the outcome. Underlines that this would contribute to the gradual familiarization with basic concepts of the legislative process and foster the participatory elements of the democratic life of the Union.
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 38 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Reminds that the principles of publicity, openness and transparency are inherent to the EU Legislative process, in order to allow citizens to find out the considerations underpinning legislative actions and therefore ensures effective exercise of their democratic rights 1a. __________________ 1a Joined Cases C-39/05 and C-52/05 P, Kingdom of Sweden and Maurizio Turco v. Council of the European Union, European Court Reports 2008 I-04723
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 41 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Recalls that the European Parliament represents the interests of European citizens in a fully open and transparent manner, and welcomes the substantial progress made by the Commission in improving its transparency standards, inter alia in the conduct of international negotiations and its interactions with interest representatives whereas ‘revolving-door’ still remains an alarming issue; notes that the Council does not yet follow comparable transparency standards;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 42 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Reiterates its call on the Council, including its preparatory bodies, to join the Transparency Register as soon as possible; calls on all Member States to introduce binding rules advancing the transparency of interest representation; calls on the Member States to introduce rules for their representatives including but not limited to, at COREPER and Working Group Levels;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 43 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Points out that the work of the preparatory bodies of the Council, i.e. the Committees of Permanent Representatives (Coreper I + II) and more than 150 working groups, is an integral part of the Council’s decision-making procedure; argues that these structures must proactively improve the transparency of decision-making procedures at working group and Coreper levels, as to improve the overall transparency of the legislative process in the European Council;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 45 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Considers that the Committees of Permanent Representatives (COREPER I- II) meeting documents should be made publicly available as well as the general position of each member state before the beginning of negotiations.
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 46 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6b. Considers it regrettable that the Council and the European Council have still not adopted a code of conduct for their members; recalls its call to the Council to introduce a specific code of ethics, including sanctions, which addresses the risks specific to national delegates; insists that the Council must be just as accountable and transparent as the other institutions;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 47 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 c (new)
6c. Strongly believes that informal formations, subsidiary organs or other affiliated informal organs related to the European Council (i.e., the Euro Group, the Euro Summit, and the EU-27) should be properly formalized and engulfed properly in the constitutional structure of the Union. Transparency obligations should be applicable indiscriminately to their activities and publicity of documents should include analytical agendas and working documents (non-papers) that are circulated prior to meetings.
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 48 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Deplores the fact that, unlike committee meetings in the European Parliament, meetings of the preparatory bodies of the Council as well as the majority of debates in the Council are held in camera; proposes that citizens, media and stakeholders should have access by appropriate means to the meetings of the Council and its preparatory bodies, includ via livestreaming viaand web-streaming, as well as making the minutes of these meeting publically available in order to make all stages of the legislative process in both components of the European legislature fully transparent;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 52 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Opines that denying the access to documents to Members of the European Parliament, has the potential to threaten the principle institutional balance and to negate the essential practice of the mutual sincere cooperation. Notes that it is an excessive burden for the effective function of parliamentary duties, having to pursue an ex post check on an ad hoc basis after every refusal of a request to access documents.
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 54 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Notes that the Council does not proactively publish most documents related to legislative files, and that available information is presented in a register which is incomplete and not user-friendly; calls on the Council to act on the Ombudsman’s proposals to list all the documents available on its registrar, irrespective of their format and whether or not they are partially or accessible at all; welcomes in this regard the progress made by the Commission, Parliament and the Council in the creation of a joint database for legislative files;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 56 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Considers that all documents (legislative, intergovernmental conferences and meeting documents) from the period before 1999 should be de- classified and uploaded to the Document Archive of the Council being available publicly;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 58 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. ConsiderDeplores the Council’s endemic practice of systematically classifying all documents distributed in its preparatory bodies relating to legislative files as ‘LIMITE’ to be a violation of CJEU case law1 and of the legal requirement that there should be the widest possible public access to legislative documents; observes that in 2015, 84% of requests for public access to documents marked as “LIMITE”, and related to on-going legislative procedures in 2015 were granted; __________________ 1 For the principle of the widest possible public access, see: Joint Cases C-39/05 P and C-52/05 P Sweden and Turco v. Council [2008] ECLI:EU:C:2008:374, para 34; Case C-280/11 P Council v. Access Info Europe [2013] ECLI:EU:C:2013:671, para 27; and Case T-540/15 De Capitani v. Parliament [2018] ECLI:EU:T:2018:167, para 80.
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 60 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Exceptions of Article 4 of the Regulation No 1049/2001 pending its revision should not be applied by default and whereas jurisprudence does not require justification for limiting access to a document, institutions shall strive to offer the fullest reasoning possible for taking such a decision that is a restriction of Article 42 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and as such should adhere by the principle of proportionality. Further supports that a decision to restrict access should be accompanied by an argumentation why, in a specific and actual manner relating to the document at hand;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 63 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Deems it unacceptable that the positions taken in the preparatory bodies of the Council by individual Member States are neither published nor systematically recorded, making it impossible for citizens, media and stakeholders to effectively scrutinise the behaviour of their elected governments; calls for a systematic record of Member State governments to be kept and made publically available, where appropriate, when they express positions in council preparatory bodies;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 66 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Points out that this lack of information also hampers the ability of national parliaments to control the actions of national governments in the Council, and enables members of national governments to distance themselves in the national sphere from decisions made at the European level which they shaped and took themselves; considers it irresponsible on the part of members of national governments to undermine trust in the European Union by ‘blaming Brussels’ for decisions they themselves were involved in; demands an immediate endargues that a systematic record of the positions of Member States in Preparatory Bodies would act as a positive disincentive to this practice;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 69 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. Considers that the traceability of the legislative process is also an inherent aspect of transparency which is essential to ensure that citizens not simply receive documents in abstracto but can competently follow the legislative procedure. Highlights the Legislative train schedule1a and the European Parliament legislative observatory1b as good practices of the European Parliament that suggests to be integrated in the website of the Council in order to allow citizens to follow the legislative procedure from its inception until its completion. __________________ 1a http://www.europarl.europa.eu/legislative- train/ 1b http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/home/ home.do
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 74 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Considers it incompatible with democratic principles that, in interinstitutional negotiations between the co-legislators, the lack of transparency in the Council leads to an imbalance with regard to available information and thus to a structural advantage of the Council over the European Parliament; reiterates its call for the improvement of the exchange of documents and information between Parliament and the Council and for access to be grantedpublically available, as well as to representatives of Parliament, as observers to meetings of the Council and its bodies, in particular in the case of legislation;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 76 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12a. Reminds that the institutions have agreed in the inter-institutional agreement of 13 April 2016 1a to promote the utmost transparency of the legislative process and that according to the constitutional setting of the Union, the European Parliament and the Council exercise as the co-legislators their powers on an equal footing. That being said equality of the two institutions should also extend unequivocally to the obligations prescribed by the primary European law. __________________ 1a Interinstitutional Agreement between the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission on Better Law-Making, OJ L 123, 12.05.2016, par. 1.
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 78 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Notes that the practices of the European Parliament, has been identified by the Ombudsman as having high standards of transparency; Demands that the Council, as one of the two components of the European legislature, aligns its working methods with the standards of a parliamentary democracy, rather than acting like a diplomatic forum; transparency that exist in the European Parliament;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 83 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Reiterates that following the strategic inquire concerning the transparency of the trilateral negotiations1a, some progress was made but there are still recommendations that have not taken up largely due to the reluctance of the Council. Taking into account the fact that trilogues have diminished significantly the need to have a second and third reading, overtaking the majority of legislative files to be the default decision-making process. Opines that this has led to expedited procedure, which accelerate legislation making on the one hand but have significantly hampered transparency and integrity of the institutions. The recommendations of the Ombudswoman included publication of the ‘‘trilogue calendar’’, publication of the four-column documents and list of attendees. __________________ 1a Decision of the European Ombudsman setting out proposals following her strategic inquiry OI/8/2015/JAS concerning the transparency of Trilogues, 12 July 2016.
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 84 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 b (new)
13b. Considers that in order to achieve transparency in the trilogues all three institutions should contribute because as per the settled case law trilogues form part of the legislative process, there is no general presumption against non- disclosure based on article 13 TEU and article 294 TFEU 1a and finally trilogues cannot represent a space for European organs to think. __________________ 1a Judgement of the General Court of 22 March 2018, Emilio De Capitani v. European Parliament, Case T-540/15, Digital Reports (unpublished).
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 85 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Reiterates its call to transform the Council into a true legislative chamber thus creating a genuinely bicameral legislative system;Deleted
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 86 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Considers voting in public to be a fundamental characteristic of democratic decision - making; urges the Council to make use of the possibility of qualified majority voting (QMV), and to refrain, where possible, from the practice of taking decisions by consensus and thus without a formal vote in publicvote publicly and record voting positions;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 89 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 – point b
b) to develop clear andimmediately develop a systematic and clear criteria, which is publically available criteria for how it, and detail how the Council designates documents as LIMITE’,” and that is in line with relevant EU law;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 90 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. Recommends that the principles of transparency and openness should apply to all democratic processes in Member States; notes that the British EU Referendum in 2016 was not a fully transparent process due to allegations of the leave campaign breaking electoral law; as an effect of this, notes that 1.8 million citizens in the north of Ireland may be disenfranchised from their democratic rights as citizens which limits European participative democracy; considers that forging a participative citizenship necessitates full transparency and participation in the democratic process for all European citizens;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 101 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Takes note of the statement made by the Austrian Presidency to the joint committee on Constitutional Affairs and on Petitions on keeping the European Parliament informed on the progress of the Council’s ongoing reflections on how to improve its rules and procedures as regards legislative transparency, and expressing readiness to engage with Parliament at the appropriate level in a joint reflection on those topics that require interinstitutional coordination; and regrets that no input has been so far submitted to the European Parliament.
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 102 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17a. Further recommends that the Council: (a) enlists documents regardless of their status in the Document Register even those that are not available to the public with the relevant indication that corresponds to the level of publicity; (b) provides justification for the level of classification on the basis of the criteria developed; (c) provides in an easily comprehensible manner for all citizens votes, explanation of votes and minutes , materializing the obligation provided in article 8 and 9 of the internal rules of procedure1a; __________________ 1a Council Decision of 22 March 2004 adopting the Council’s Rules of Procedure, 2004/338/EC, Euratom;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 103 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 b (new)
17b. Considers that, in order to provide the widest possible public access to legislative documents, each document that is not made public in full has to be accompanied by an argumentation why, in a specific and actual manner relating to the document at hand the document would undermine either (a) the institutions’ decision-making process or (b) the protection of institutions interest in seeking legal advice, as well as accompanied by an argumentation why there is no overriding public interest;
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 104 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 a (new)
18a. Regrets the Draft Policy Paper on legislative transparency produced by the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union and addressed to the Permanent Representatives Committee, was classified as ‘LIMITE’1a; considers that the milestone approach presents no added value whatsoever and puts forward a scheme that allows selective publication of documents only after they have been considered by the competent bodies; Considers that certain elements of the new approach are mutually exclusive (i.e. built-in flexibility and greater standardization) and incompatible with the constitutional norms of the Union; Deplores the fact that the Council proclaimed it will strive to strike a balance between the case law and various calls for greater transparency and the need to preserve the necessary flexibility for effective legislative work, which implies not conforming with the jurisprudence of the CJEU as it stands; __________________ 1a General Secretariat of the Council, Draft Polity Paper on Legislative Transparency, 11099/18, Brussels, 13 July 2018.
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 105 #

2018/2096(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 b (new)
18b. Notes that according to the jurisprudence of the CJEU the “space to think” is to be viewed as an exception and not the norm and consequently as a restriction of the principle of transparency1a; reiterates that giving the public the widest possible right of access entails, that the public must have a right to full disclosure of the requested and thus application of exception should be strict; __________________ 1a Judgement of the General Court of 22 March 2011, Access Info Europe v. Council of the European Union, Case T- 233/09, par. 56.
2018/11/06
Committee: AFCOPETI
Amendment 17 #

2018/2094(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas the European Union is an example of supranational integco-operation without equal and has brought lawhich has sustainged peace, prosperity and welfare to its peoples; in Europe
2018/09/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 39 #

2018/2094(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas the referendum in the UK of June 2016 which leading to the UK’s announcement on 29 March 2017 of its intention to leave the European Union has intensified the debate on the future of the Union; whereas this is reflected, besides in Parliament’s own resolutions on the future of Eur, despite the fact that the people of 16 February 2017, in the Bratislava Declaration and Roadmap, the Commission White Paper on the Future of Europe, the Rome Declaration, the Leaders’ Agenda adopted by the European Council in October 2017, and various contributions by individual Member States or groupsNorthern Ireland voted to remain within the EU; has intensified the debate on the future of them Union;
2018/09/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 54 #

2018/2094(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H
H. whereas the EU is facing a particularly important period in its construction process, given the nature and dimension of its challenges, and whereas these can only be solved by working together and through greater and better integration;in full respect of the principle of subsidiarity and fundamental rights
2018/09/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 71 #

2018/2094(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Underlines that the Union must tackle the challenges of its future with greater and better political integration, with full respect for fundamental and democratic values, and by working together; agrees with the heads of state and government who addressed Parliament in plenary during the debates on the future of Europe that citizens want a Europe that protects theirpolitical co-operation. Acknowledges that there are problems that can be resolved more effectively through co-operation between Member States, when pursued in compliance and promotion of human rights, and their social model on the basis of shared sovereignty, and that the problems we face in Europe can only be solved togetherin full respect for fundamental freedom, democratic principles and the sovereignty of Member States;
2018/09/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 83 #

2018/2094(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Reiterates its belief that differentiated integration must remain open to all Member States and continue to act as an example of deeper European integco-operation, not as a way to facilitate à la carte solutions;
2018/09/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 150 #

2018/2094(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Welcomes the Commission communication on a European Minister of Economy and Finance; points out that merging the positions of Commission Vice-President for Economic Affairs and Chair of the Eurogroup could improve parliamentary accountability at European level;deleted
2018/09/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 161 #

2018/2094(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Welcomes the Commission proposal on own resources introducing new real own resources, as requested by Parliament; express concern at the Commission proposal for the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2021- 2027, and regrets the positions taken by some Member States that refuse to provide more resources to the EU, despite unanimous recognition of the need to face new challenges and responsibilities, and therefore the need for more financial resources;deleted
2018/09/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 176 #

2018/2094(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Welcomes the Council decision establishing permanent structured cooperation (PESCO), the Coordinated Annual Review on Defence (CARD) and the European Defence Fund (EDF) as important steps towards a common defence policy, and notes proposals by certain Member States for an EU Security Council and a European Intervention Initiative; recalls its call for the establishment of a permanent Council of Defence Ministers chaired by the Vice- President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (VP/HR), and underlines the importance of appropriate democratic accountability of decisions taken in this area and the need for reinforced cooperation between the European Parliament and national parliaments in this regard;deleted
2018/09/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 208 #

2018/2094(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Regrets the frequent and widespreadNotes the temptation to attribute unpopular decisions to Brusselthe EU institutions and to free national authorities of their responsibilities and politics, given that this unjust, notes that this can indicate and opportunistic attitude damages Europe, promotes anti-European nationalismwhich can damage and discredits the EU institutions;
2018/09/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 217 #

2018/2094(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Underlines the need to strengthen the European public sphere as a supranational area of European democracy; stresses that the majorre are challenges which Europe is facing must bewhich are more effectively addressed andwhen discussed fromat a European perspective and not from a national perspective; points out that, for this reason, European democracy needs a European identity, a genuinely European demos, more European institutional education and a deliberative, more participatory and less national social framework;level, in co-operation with all national perspectives of Member States, without prejudice to their competencies and their national authorities.
2018/09/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 18 #

2018/2066(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Takes noteRegrets that to date no appropriate impact assessment has been conducted in order to assess in depth the risks posed by transfers of personal data to the Arab Republic of Egypt as regards individuals’ rights to privacy and data protection, but also for other fundamental rights and freedoms protected by the Charter; askscalls on the Commission to carry out an appropriate impact assessment before beginning negotiations, so as to define the necessary safeguards to be integrated in the agreement;
2018/06/01
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 24 #

2018/2066(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Requests that tThe agreement must clearly provide that any further processing should always require prior and written authorisation by Europol; stresses that these authorisations should be documented by Europol and made available to the EDPS at its request; calls for the agreement also to contain a provision obliging the competent authorities of the Arab Republic of Egypt to respect these restrictions and specify how compliance with these restrictions would be enforced;
2018/06/01
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 25 #

2018/2066(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Insists that the agreement contain a clear and precise provision setting out the data retention period of personal data that have been transferred and requiring the automatic erasure of the personal data transferred at the end of the data retention period; requests that procedural measures be set out in the agreement to ensure compliance; insists that, in exceptional cases, where there are duly justified reasons to store the data for an extended period, past the expiry of the data retention period, these reasons and the accompanying documentation be communicated to Europol and the EDPS;
2018/06/01
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 42 #

2018/2066(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Points out that the transfer of personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, genetic data or data concerning a person’s health and sex life is extremely sensitive and gives rise to profound concerns given the different legal framework, societal characteristics and cultural background of the Arab Republic of Egypt compared with the European Union; highlights the fact that criminal acts are defined differently in the Union from in the Arab Republic of Egypt; is of the opinion that such a transfer of data should therefore only take place in very exceptional cases and with clear safeguards for the data subject and persons linked to the data subject; Considers it necessary to impose safeguards on the Arab Republic of Egypt as regards respect for freedom of expression, freedom of religion, human dignity and so forth;not take place
2018/06/01
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 2 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 15 a (new)
- having regard to the European Parliament resolution of 14 March 2018 on the framework of the future EU-UK relationship;2a _________________ 2a Texts adopted, P8_TA(2018)0069
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 4 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas the EU and its immediate neighbours in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) count 40 internal EU borders, and these regions represent 40 % of the Union’s territory and close to 30 % of the EU’s population;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 21 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G a (new)
G a. whereas as a result of the British exit from the EU, the Irish border region faces the possibility of no longer being an internal EU border region; whereas the north of Ireland in particular is a region that has benefitted greatly from the EU's cohesion policy, contributing decisively to the Irish peace process and to cross- community reconciliation;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 36 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Underlines that the problems faced by the border regions are common to some extent, but also vary from region to region and depend on the individualparticular characteristics of a given region, which makes an individualoriginal and community- led approach in tackling these obstacles a necessity;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 48 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Recognises the special situation of cross-border workers, who are most seriously affected by the challenges present in the border regions, including, in particular, the recognition of diplomas and other qualifications, healthcare, transport and access to information on job vacancies, social security and taxation systems; calls, in this context, on the Member States to step up their efforts to overcome these obstacles and allow for greater powers and flexibility for local and regional authorities in border regions to improve the quality of life of cross-border workers;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 102 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12 a. Regrets that as a result of the British exit from the EU, the Irish border region faces the prospect of no longer being an internal EU border; believes it is desirable that the entire border region in Ireland should continue to be able to benefit from EU general cohesion policy and EU-supported cross-border schemes and co-operation, in order to protect existing progress, and to prevent a hardening of the border; fears that an end to these programmes in the north of Ireland would endanger border communities, cross-community relations, and therefore the peace process;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 136 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Awaits the prospective proposal for a regulation from the Commission on a cross-border cooperation management tool, in order to assess its usefulness for the EU regions in question;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 80 #

2018/2036(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H b (new)
Hb. J. whereas the rise of xenophobic violence and hate speech in the European Union, often promoted by far-right forces, affects and specifically targets people belonging to minorities;
2018/06/22
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 82 #

2018/2036(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H c (new)
Hc. K. whereas a gender perspective is fundamental to develop and implement any policy relating to the rights of minorities as acknowledged in the mandate of the UN Special rapporteur on minority issues;
2018/06/22
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 98 #

2018/2036(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. Recalls that while protection of minorities is a part of the Copenhagen criteria, both for the candidate countries and for the Member States, there is no guarantee that candidate states stick to the commitments undertaken under the Copenhagen criteria once they became Member States; recalls that there is no standard for minority rights in Union policy nor a common understanding of who can be considered a member of a minority; notes that there is no definition of minorities in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities, nor in the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM); recommends that, with respect to the principles of subsidiarity, proportionality and non-discrimination, such a definition should be based on the definition, laid down in Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1201(1993) for an additional protocol on the rights of minorities to the European Convention on Human Rights, of a ‘national minority’ as a group of persons in a state who
2018/06/22
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 171 #

2018/2036(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. 10. Calls on the Commission create a European framework and on Member States to draw up specific national plans to tackle xenophobic violence and hate speech against people belonging to minorities or perceived as such; calls for this form of violence to be included in other campaigns and legislation created to fight discrimination and hate crimes in their different forms;
2018/06/22
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 177 #

2018/2036(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 b (new)
9b. 11. Recalls that self-government is a democratic right of all peoples and therefore calls on full recognition of the right to self-determination;
2018/06/22
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 217 #

2018/2036(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Calls on the Member States and the Commission to ensure that the media can operate independently and free from discrimination in minority languages, to take into account national minorities when licensing or privatising media services, including assigning TV and radio broadcasters, to provide appropriate funds for self- governance to organisations representing minorities, with a view to fostering their sense of belonging to, and identification with, their respective minority groups, and to bring their identities, languages, histories and cultures to the attention of the majority; recalls the fundamental role of the public media in promoting these contents, particularly under democratic scrutiny of local or regional authorities;
2018/06/22
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 220 #

2018/2036(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. 17. Calls on the Commission and Member States to ensure by appropriate means that audiovisual media services do not contain any incitement to violence or hatred directed against people belonging to minorities;
2018/06/22
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 222 #

2018/2036(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Calls on the Member States and the Commission to refrain from political and legal acts and policies that aim to prescribe restrictive measures, such as subtitling and/or translation obligations and mandatory quotas for programmes in official languages; calls on the Members States and the Commission to allow and promote the presence of regional or, minority or lesser- used-language media, also on online interfaces; calls on the Member States and the Commission to ensure appropriate funding or grants for organisations and media representing national minorities, in view of their regional specificities and needs;
2018/06/22
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 227 #

2018/2036(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17a. 18. Calls on the Member States and the Commission to support the establishment of public media in regional, minority or lesser-used languages, as well as promoting the inclusion of content in minority languages within public media;
2018/06/22
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 264 #

2018/2036(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Calls on the Member States and the Commission to ensure that persons belonging to national minorities have rights and adequate opportunities to receive education in a minority language and for instruction in their mother tongue in both public and privatepublic educational institutions; calls on the Member States to formulate appropriate education policies, bearing in mind the right for education in a minority language and the needs of national minorities; calls on the Members States and the Commission to incorporate the best practices in teaching foreign languages into the methodology of teaching official languages when it comes to curricula for schools which provide education in a minority language; notes that the Member States should ensure that both the regional or minority language and the official language are taught using appropriate methods;
2018/06/22
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 280 #

2018/2036(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 a (new)
23a. Recalls the fundamental role of public education in guaranteeing equal opportunities to all, including people belonging to minorities; recalls that the privatization of education will particularly affect the most vulnerable parts of society, including people belonging to minorities;
2018/06/22
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 282 #

2018/2036(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 b (new)
23b. Recalls that education in a minority language or belonging to any particular minority cannot be used as an excuse to segregate children based on ethnic, national, religious, or any other criteria;
2018/06/22
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 283 #

2018/2036(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 c (new)
23c. Calls on Member States to ensure that non-discrimination, as well as the history and rights of people belonging to minorities, are mainstreamed as contents of the national education system; recalls that the promoting the knowledge of minority languages by people who are not members of the minority is a way to foster mutual understanding and recognition;
2018/06/22
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 2 #

2018/0390(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3 a (new)
(3 a) It is important to acknowledge the unique and special circumstance of citizens in the north of Ireland, who, by virtue of the Good Friday Agreement, can identify as Irish. As a result of that fact, citizens in the north of Ireland should remain entitled to all associated Union citizenship rights where they reside in the north of Ireland, and they should not be treated as nationals of a third country. Visa-free travel should apply in line with current standards for citizens in the north of Ireland.
2019/01/16
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 8 #

2018/0390(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7 a (new)
(7 a) There are 15 references to the Union in the Good Friday Agreement and the people of the north of Ireland voted to remain within the Union. It is therefore important that the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union does not disrupt the areas of north-south cooperation set out in the Good Friday Agreement and in subsequent agreements or impede the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement in all of its parts.
2019/01/16
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 9 #

2018/0390(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7 b (new)
(7 b) Citizens in the north of Ireland, who remain Union citizens by virtue of the Good Friday Agreement, should maintain their full panoply of Union rights as Union citizens, where they reside in the north of Ireland, including access to the European Health Insurance Card, European student fees and political representation within the European Parliament.
2019/01/16
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 2 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 12
– having regard to its resolution of 14 December 2017 on freedom of expression in Vietnam, notably the case of Nguyen Van Hoa5 , condemning the sentencing of Nguyen Van Hoa5 to seven years in prison because of his "legitimate use of freedom of expression", expressing Europe’s "concern about the rise in the number of detentions" - which have risen even more rapidly since 2017 -, "calling on the Vietnamese authorities to release all citizens detained for peacefully exercising their freedom of expression", "expressing serious concerns about the extensive application of the national security provisions in Vietnam’s Penal Code" and "urging the Government of Vietnam to amend it deeply", denouncing "Vietnam’s use of death penalty", recalling "the importance of Human Rights Dialogue between EU and Vietnam as a key instrument to be used to encourage Vietnam in the implementation of the necessary reforms" ; _________________ 5 OJ C 369, 11.10.2018, p. 73.
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 3 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 13
– having regard to its resolution of 15 November 2018 on Vietnam, notably the situation of political prisoners6 , deploring that "Vietnamese authorities continue to imprison, detain, harass and intimidate human rights defenders, journalists, bloggers, human rights lawyers and civil society activists in the country", reiterating its previous year’s "call on the Vietnamese authorities to end all restrictions and acts of harassments against human rights defenders", and once again "calling on the authorities of Vietnam to repeal, review or amend all repressive laws and releasing all political prisoners", all of this without any tangible results other than silence and continued repression ; _________________ 6 Texts adopted, P8_TA(2018)0459.
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 29 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas this is the second bilateral trade agreement concluded between the EU and an ASEAN member state and is an important stepping stone towards a region-to-region FTA; whereas the agreement, along with Free Trade Agreement between the EU and the Republic of Singapore to which Parliament gave its consent on 13 February 2019, will alsrisks to serve as a benchmark for the agreements the EU is currently negotiating with the other main ASEAN economies;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 39 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H a (new)
Ha. whereas, however, the impact assessment on this FTA forecasts that EU deficit with Vietnam, currently around 30 billion euros per year, will increase by 2035 as a result of suppression of tariffs and non-tariffs barriers;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 42 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H b (new)
Hb. whereas Vietnam has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in 1982 ; whereas its implementation is still largely insufficient, as reported by many international organizations and NGO's
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 44 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H c (new)
Hc. whereas a new cybersecurity law entered into force on 1st January 2019, potentially restricting the room for peaceful exercise of freedom of expression as well as posing considerable challenges for internet and social media operators in the country;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 46 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H d (new)
Hd. whereas the European External Action Service has repeatedly highlighted a negative trend in Vietnam's human rights record, including most recently during the 8th EU-Vietnam human rights dialogue in March 2019 and in statements in May 2019 and June 2019;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 59 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Stresses that the EU-Vietnam FTA (EVFTA) is the most comprehensive and ambitious agreement ever concluded between the EU and a developing country and serves as a reference point for the EU’s engagement with developing countries;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 68 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Notes that negotiations began in June 2012 and were concluded in December 2015 after 14 negotiating rounds, and regrets subsequent delays in bringing forward the agreement for signature and ratificationbut wishes that INTA committee members and the European Parliament as a whole, which are not responsible for these delays, take all time necessary to study carefully this Agreement;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 77 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Stresses the economic and strategic importance of this agreement,a partnership as the EU and Vietnam share a common agenda and common values – to stimulate growth and employment, boost competitiveness, fight against poverty and make progress towards achievinge the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 89 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Is convinced that the agreement willa partnership can make further strides towards setting high standards and rules in the ASEAN region, helping to pave the way for a future region-to-region trade and investment agreement;but stresses that theis agreement also sends a strong signal in favour of open and free trade at times of protectionist tendencies and the questioning of multilateral rules-based tradeunlimited trade of goods in the current non-sustainable and harmful globalization;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 93 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Underlines that the agreement will eliminate over 99 % of tariffs9 ; concludes that EU companies will use this as an incentive to outsource plants and jobs from our territory to Vietnam, destructing more jobs in our own manufacturing sector, notes that Vietnam will liberalise 65 % of import duties on EU exports to Vietnam upon entry into force, with the remainder of the duties being gradually eliminated over a 10-year period; notes also that the EU will liberalise 71 % of its imports upon entry into force and 99 % will be duty free after a 7-year period; points out that the agreement will also contain specific provisions to address non- tariff barriers for EU exports; _________________ 9 EU exports to Viet Nam: 65 % of duties to disappear as soon as the FTA enters into force, and the remainder to be phased out gradually over a period of up to 10 years (for example, in order to protect the Vietnamese motor sector from European competition, duties on cars will remain for the full 10 years); Vietnamese exports to the EU: 71 % of duties to disappear on entry into force, the remainder to be phased out over a period of up to seven years.
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 99 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Stresses theat improved access under this agreement to Vietnamese public procurement in line with the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), as Vietnam is not yet a member of the GPAwill be limited for many years to the biggest projects, since financial thresholds will remain very high; underlines that the government procurement chapter of the EVFTA achieves a degree of transparency and procedural fairness comparable to other FTAs that the EU has signed with developed and more advanced developing countries, but stresses the fact that Vietnamese administration going on, in spite of recent reforms and significant efforts, to suffer many problems regarding corruption (as highlighted by last Transparency Watch Index), it will be very difficult for EU companies, especially SMEs, to get the same level playing field as Vietnamese local and/or State Owned Enterprises;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 108 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Expresses its deep concern about the provisions in the Agreement on the rules of origins, which can lead to the legalization of smuggling of certain goods to Europe, for instance steel or aluminium, through Vietnam from neighbouring China; calls for a special EP-DG Trade working group to study carefully all these provisions and to amend them in a more strict redaction if necessary;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 113 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Recalls that, in terms of services, Vietnam goes beyond its WTO commitments, provides for substantially better access in a number of business subsectors and offers new market access to sectors such as packaging services, trade fair and exhibition services or rental/leasing; underlines that Vietnam has opened up cross-border higher education services for the first time; takes note that the Vietnamese financial sector will also be liberalized, giving EU banks new opportunities to speculate and inflate the global financial bubble;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 132 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Underlines that the EVFTA, contrary to official communications issued by the EU Commission, does not includes a ny “robust, comprehensive and binding chapter on Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) dealing with labour and environmental matters; stresses that the TSD chapter is mostly designed for both parties to stick to vague commitments, deprived of any legal force, to contribute to broader EU policy objectives, notably on inclusive growth, the fight against climate change and more generally in upholding EU values; emphasises that it is also an instrument wishful thinking for development and social progress in Vietnam to support Vietnam in its efforts to improve labour rights and to enhance protection at work and protection of the environment;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 143 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Welcomes the concrete steps taken by the Vietnamese Government so far, including amending labour legislation and the legal framework on the minimum age at work, aimed at abolishing child labour and making commitments on non- discrimination and gender equality at work, but insists that all these improvements must entry into force before any step forward to the ratification of the Agreement by Parliament;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 156 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Stresses, however, that despite this progress, important challenges remain; welcomes in this regard the ratification of fundamental ILO Convention 98 (collective bargaining) on 14 June 2019 and thbut cannot take for granted a simple commitment by the Vietnamese Government to ratify two remaining fundamental Conventions, namely 105 (abolition of forced labour) in 2020 and 87 (freedom of association) in 2023, following the imminent adoption of the new Labour Codeand insists for these measures to be taken before any step forward to the ratification of the Agreement by Parliament;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 165 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

14. WelcomesTakes note of the commitment to effectively implement multilateral environmental agreements such as the Paris Agreement on climate change, and to act in favour of the conservation and sustainable management of wildlife, biodiversity and forestry but doesn’t read the effectiveness of this implementation in the provisions in the Agreement; recalls that the Agreement provides for specific measures to fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing (IUU) and to promote a sustainable and responsible fishery sector, including aquaculture, which must be implemented by a decrease of Vietnamese fishing fleet prior to the ratification of the Agreement ;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 181 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Acknowledges Vietnam’s engagement to address illegal logging and deforestation through the conclusion of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (VPA/FLEGT) with the EU; notes that this agreement has been in force since 1 June 2019 and introduces mandatory due diligence obligations for its importers; welcomes the open and constructive participation of all relevant stakeholders in Vietnam in this process but keeps being concerned by NGO’s observations about the continuation of illegal trade of precious wood, transiting to Vietnam from Laos and Cambodia and aggravating deforestation;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 184 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Underlines the crucial importance of implementing all provisions and chapters of the agreement, ranging from market access to sustainable development and enforcement of all commitments; highlights in this context the new post of Chief Trade Enforcement Officer, who will work directly under the guidance of the Trade Commissionerdemands that EU Commission and Council make a political declaration, assorted of strict rules of procedures, about the suspension of the Agreement especially in case of new human rights violations by the Vietnamese Government;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 197 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Stresses that the involvement of civil society in monitoring the implementation of the agreement is crucial, but is forced to admit that Vietnamese civil society does not enjoy any autonomy, free will or independence from Vietnamese’s State, and calls for the swift establishment of really free and autonomous domestic advisory groups followingprior to the entry into force of the agreement and for the balanced representation of civil society therein;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 203 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Acknowledges the institutional and legal link between the FTA and the PCA, which theoretically ensures that human rights are placed at the core of the EU- Vietnam relationship; regrets that the Commission has always refused to define the grounds of which human rights could be invoked in order to stick effectively to the PCA and its linkage to art. 21.1 TEU: “The Union's action on the international scene shall be guided by the principles which have inspired its own creation, development and enlargement, and which it seeks to advance in the wider world: democracy, the rule of law, the universality and indivisibility of human rights and fundamental freedoms, respect for human dignity, the principles of equality and solidarity, and respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter and international law. The Union shall seek to develop relations and build partnerships with third countries, and international, regional or global organisations which share the principles referred to in the first subparagraph”
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 211 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Demands the immediate release of all political prisoners, members of civil society such as bloggers or independent labour unionists, currently detained or convicted, notably those listed in EP 14.12.2017 and 15.11.2018 resolutions;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 214 #

2018/0356M(NLE)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 b (new)
19b. Demands a comprehensive reform of the Vietnamese Criminal Code aimed to meet basic international standards on fair trial, defence’s rights and abolition of death penalty;
2019/11/13
Committee: INTA
Amendment 1 #

2018/0299(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 a (new)
(1a) This proposal will take into account the unique and special status of Northern Ireland and the difficulties the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union will pose on the border in the island of Ireland.
2018/11/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 2 #

2018/0299(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 b (new)
(1b) In the event that no deal is reached between the United Kingdom and the European Union and in respect of the unique and special status of Northern Ireland, takes note of the areas of cooperation listed in the Good Friday Agreement/Belfast Agreement of 1998, particularly with regards to cross-border cooperation transport and infrastructure development. The European Union should take reasonable steps and in full respect to subsidiarity to ensure that there is no hardening of the border in the island of Ireland and that cross-border cooperation continues.
2018/11/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 3 #

2018/0299(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) A European Union funding instrument, the Connecting Europe Facility, was established by Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council8 . The aim of the Connecting Europe Facility is to enable projects of cross border and common interest to be prepared and implemented within the framework of the trans- European networks policy in the sectors of transport, telecommunications and energy.
2018/11/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 4 #

2018/0299(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) The United Kingdom is part of the North Sea – Mediterranean Core Network Corridor, which includes links between Belfast, Dublin and Cork/Shannon Foynes on the island of Ireland, and links in Great Britain from Glasgow and Edinburgh in the north to Folkestone and Dover in the south. The United Kingdom’s sections and nodes are included in the table of ‘pre-identified sections including projects’ of the core network corridors included in Part I of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013. In the context of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, Ireland's Western Arc stretching from Derry, Sligo and Galway will be included in the North Sea-Mediterranean Corridor.
2018/11/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 6 #

2018/0299(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) In order to avoid the North Sea – Mediterranean Core Network Corridor being separated into two distinct and unconnected parts and to ensure connectivity of Ireland with mainland Europe, the North Sea – Mediterranean Core Network Corridor should include maritime links between the Irish core ports and core ports of Belgium and the NetherlandsFrance, such as Calais and Roscoff.
2018/11/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 9 #

2018/0299(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) Ensuring the connection between Ireland, Northern Ireland (in accordance to the Good Friday Agreement 1998) and the other Member States on the North Sea – Mediterranean Core Network Corridor is crucial for ongoing and future infrastructure investments and for providing legal clarity and certainty for infrastructure planning.
2018/11/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 157 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Title 1
Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing the Asylum, Migration and MiIntegration Fund
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 163 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Citation 1
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 78(2) and, Article 79(2) and (4) and Article 80 thereof,
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 165 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) In the context of the evolving migratory challenges characterised by the need to support strong reception, asylum, integration and migration systems of Member States, prevent and adequately handle situations of pressureincreased arrivals of migrants and repladuce irregular and unsafe arrivals witthrough legal and safe pathways, investing in efficient and coordinated migration managementan asylum and migration system based on fundamental rights in the Union is key to realising the Union’s objective of constituting an area of freedom, security and justice pursuant to Article 67(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 169 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) In its conclusions of 19 October 2017, the European Council reaffirmed the need to pursue a comprehensive, pragmatic and resolute approach to migration management that aims to restore control of external borders and reduce irregular arrivals and the number of deaths at sea, and should be based on a flexible and coordinated use of all available Union and Member State instruments. The European Council further called to ensure significantly enhanced returns through actions at both EU and Member States level, such as effective readmission agreements and arrangements.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 172 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) In order to support efforts to ensure a comprehensive approach to management of migration grounded on mutual trustfundamental rights, solidarity and responsibility sharing among Member States and Union institutions, with the objective of ensuring a common sustainable Union policy on asylum and immigration, Member States should be supported by adequate financial resources in the form of the Asylum, Migration and MiIntegration Fund (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Fund’).
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 176 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) TActions funded under the Fund should be implemented in full compliance with the rights and principles enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and with the Union’s international obligations as regards fundamental rights, Union data protection laws, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the principle of fair treatment of third country nationals, the right to international protection, the principle of non refoulement and the Union’s and Member States international obligations as regards fundamental rights, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees of 28 July 1951, as supplemented by the Protocol of 31 January 1967.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 177 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5 a (new)
(5 a) The fund should not support any action that violates fundamental rights, nor contribute to any form of segregation, discrimination or social exclusion.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 178 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) The Fund should build on the results and investments achieved with the support of its predecessors: the European Refugee Fund established by the Decision 573/2007/EC of the European Parliament and the Council, the European Fund for the Integration of third-country nationals established by the Council Decision 2007/435/EC, the European Return Fund established by the Decision 575/2007/EC of the European Parliament and the Council for the period 2007-2013 and the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund for the period 2014-2020, as established by Regulation (EU) 516/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council. It should at the same time take into account all relevant new developmentthe challenges faced in the implementation of these funds.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 179 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) The Fund should support the efficient management of migration flows, inter alia by promoting common measures in the area of asylum, includdevelopment of a human-rights based asylum, migration and integration policy, inter alia by promoting Member States’ efforts in receiving persons in need of international protection through resettlement and other forms of ad-hoc humanitarian admission, transferring of applicants for or beneficiaries of international protection between Member States, supporting integration strategies and a more effective legal migration policy, so as to ensure the Union’s long-term competitiveness and the future of its social model and reduce incentives for irregular migration through a sustainable return and readmissreception and integration strategies and developing a legal migration policy. The Fund should support the strengthening of cooperation with third countries to reinforce management of flowsbetween Member States to reinforce the protection of persons applying for asylum or other forms of international protection, and to develop avenues on legal migration and to counter irregular migration and ensure sustainability of return and effective readmission to third countries.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 183 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7 a (new)
(7 a) As an instrument of Internal Union policy and the only funding instrument for asylum and migration at Union level, the Fund should solely support actions on asylum and migration within the European Union. Support to resettlement and other ad-hoc forms of humanitarian admission, as well as the establishment of legal migration avenues to the European Union are considered to be within the remit of this fund.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 184 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) The migration crisis highlighted the need to reform the Common European Asylum System to ensure that efficient asylum procedures to prevent secondary movements, to provide uniform and appropriate reception conditions for applicants for international protection, uniform standards for the granting of international protection and appropriate rights and benefits for beneficiaries of international protection. At the same time, the reform was needed to put in place a fairer and more effectivehumanitarian crisis faced by persons in need of international protection who arrived to the European Union in 2015 as well as the rising number of deaths in the Mediterranean over the past years highlighted the need to develop safe and legal pathways to the European Union, including a Union Resettlement Framework, and to put in place a new system of determining Member States’ responsibility for applicants for international protection bas well as a Union framework for Member States’ resettlement efforts. Therefored on solidarity. At the same time, it is appropriate for the Fund to provide increased support to Member States’ efforts to fully and properly implement the reformed Common European Asylum System provided that such efforts are not in violation of fundamental rights.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 189 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) The Fund should also complement and reinforce the activities undertaken by the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) established by Regulation (EU)../.. [EUAA Regulation]14 with a view to facilitating and improving the functioning of the common European asylum system, by coordinating and strengthening practical cooperation and information exchange on good practices in the area of asylum between Member States, promoting Union and International law and operational standards on asylum in order to ensure a high degree of uniformity based on high protection standards as regards procedures for international protection, reception conditions and the assessment of protection needs across the Union, enabling a sustainable and fair distribution of applications for international protection, facilitate convergence in the assessment of applications for international protection across the Union based on solidarity, support the resettlement efforts of the Member States and provideing operational and technical assistance to Member States for the management of their asylum and reception systems, in particular those whose systems are subject to disproportionate pressure. _________________ 14 Regulation (EU) No ../.. of the European Parliament and of the Council of [EUAA Regulation] (OJ L …, [date], p. ..).
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 192 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) The Fund should support the efforts by the Union and the Member States relating to the enhancement of the Member States’ capacity to develop, monitor and evaluate their asylum policies in the light of their obligations under existing Union lawin the implementation of the existing Union law, ensuring full respect of fundamental rights.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 194 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 11
(11) Partnerships and cooperation with third countries are an essential component of Union asylum policy to ensure the adequate management of flows of persons applying for asylum or other forms of international protection. With the aim of replacing the unsafe and irregular arrivals with legal and safe arrival to the territory of the Member States ofThe development of safe and legal pathways to the European Union is an essential component of Union asylum policy. The Union Resettlement and Humanitarian Admission Framework is a legal pathway which should offer the most vulnerable third- country nationals or stateless persons in need of international protection, expressing solidarity with countries in regions to which or within which a large number of persons in need of international protection have been displaced by helping to alleviate the pressure on those access to a durable solution, which should be complemented by other legal pathways. This Framework should contribute to increasing the Union's countries, helping achieve the Union’s migration policy objectives by increasing the Union’s leverage vis-à-vis third countries, and of effectively contributing to gbution to international resettlement and humanitarian admission initiatives with a view to contributing significantly to meeting the Global rResettlement initiatives by speaking with one voice in international fora and with third countries, the Fund should provide financial incentives to the implementation ofNeeds, including emergency cases. To that end, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund should provide targeted assistance in the form of financial incentives for each person admitted in accordance with the Union Resettlement [and Humanitarian Admission] Framework as well as for actions to establish appropriate infrastructure and services for the implementation of the Framework.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 200 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 12
(12) Considering the high levels of migration flows to the Union in the last years and the importance of ensuring the cohesion of our societiesincreasing numbers of international migrants and of people forcibly displaced globally, it is crucial to support Member States’ policies for early integration of legally stayingof reception and integration of third- country nationals, including in the priority areas identified in the Action Plan on Integration of third-country nationals adopted by the Commission in 2016.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 201 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) In order to increase efficiency, achieve the greatest Union added value and to ensure the consistency of the Union’s response to foster the integration of third- country nationals, actions financed under the Fund should be specific and complementary to actions financed under the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Measures financed under this Fund should support integration measures tailor-made to the needs of third-country nationals that are generally implemented in the early stage of integration, and horizontal actions supporting Member States’ capacities in the field of integration, whereas interventions forcomplemented by interventions to promote the social inclusion of third- country nationals with a longer-term impact should be financed under the ERDF and ESF+.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 205 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14 a (new)
(14 a) In order to ensure a proper articulation between the proposed AMIF and ESF+, the European Commission will provide additional guidance to ensure the establishment of cross-Fund national Integration Monitoring Committees. These bodies would assume an advisory and oversight role in relation to migrant integration in the AMIF and ESF+, by: - Reviewing planned Calls for Proposals for both Funds, with a particular focus on ensuring the efficient implementation of EU funds (including through joint AMIF/ESF+ actions, where appropriate). - Identifying unmet migrant integration needs that could be addressed via AMIF and/or ESF+ National Programmes. - Providing advisory recommendations on project selection, where migrant integration is an objective of a Call for Proposal. - Providing input into performance reviews, reporting and evaluations of the AMIF and ESF+. The Integration Monitoring Committee would be represented in the membership of the AMIF and ESF+ Monitoring Committees, and carry out the above role in collaboration with Fund-specific national Managing Authorities.As provided for Fund-specific Monitoring Committees, all data and information provided to Integration Monitoring Committees would be made public. Monitoring of the performance and impact of the AMIF and ESF+ funds with regards to social inclusion of third country nationals should be achieved through the use of common performance indicators.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 209 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) It is appropriate to allow those Member States that so wish to providMember States should ensure in their programmes that integration actions may include immediate relatives of third- country nationals, to the extent that this is necessary for the effective implementation of such actions. The term ‘immediate relative’ should be understood as meaning spouses, partners and any person having direct family links in descending or ascending line with the third-country national targeted by the integration action, and who would otherwise not be covered by the scope of the Fund.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 211 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) Considering the crucial role played by local and regional authorities and civil society organisationstheir representative associations, as well as by civil society organisations, including refugees and migrants organisations, in the field of integration and to facilitate the access of these entities to funding at Union level, the Fund should facilitate the implementation of actions in the field of integration by local and regional authorities or civil society organisations, including refugees and migrants organisations, including through the use of the thematic facility and through a higher co-financing rate for these actions and the use of a dedicated component of the thematic facility where those local and regional authorities have the competence to carry out measures.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 217 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18
(18) Considering the long-term economic and demographic challenges faced by the Unionexploitation in the European Union of undocumented migrant workers, it is crucial to establish well-functioning legal migration channels to the Union to maintain the Union as an attractive destination for migrants andprotect migrant workers from exploitation while ensureing the sustainability of welfare systems and growth of the Union economy. Regularisation of persons already present on EU territory with existing ties to a Member State should be encouraged.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 219 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) The Fund should support Member States in setting up strategies organising and expanding legal migration pathways, enhancing their capacity to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate in general all immigration and integration strategies, policies and measures for legally staying third-country nationals, including particular Union legal instruments for legal migration. The Fund should also support the exchange of information, best practices and cooperation between different departments of administration and levels of governance, and between Member States.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 220 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20
(20) An efficient return policy is an integral part of the comprehensive migration approach the Union and its Member States pursue. The Fund should support and encourage efforts by the Member States with a view to the effective implementation and further development of common standards on return, in particular as set out in Directive 2008/115/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council15 , and of an integrated and coordinated approach to return management. For sustainable return policies, the Fund should equally support related measures in third countries, such as the reintegration of returnees. _________________ 15 Directive 2008/115/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on common standards and procedures in Member States for returning illegally staying third-country nationals (OJ L 348, 24.12.2008, p. 98).deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 224 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 21
(21) Member States should give preference to voluntary return. In order to promote voluntary return, Member States should envisage incentives such as preferential treatment in the form of enhanced return assistance should be envisaged for the voluntary return of persons. This kind of voluntary return is in the interests of both returnees and the authorities in terms of its cost- effectivenesnot be entitled to carry out any forced return. Persons who would wish to return voluntarily should be provided with long- term reintegration support and should not be forced into voluntary return. Regularisation of persons with existing ties to a Member State should always be the preferred option of Member States.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 228 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22
(22) Voluntary and enforced returns are nevertheless interlinked, with mutually reinforcing effect, and Member States should therefore be encouraged to reinforce the complementarities between these two forms of return. The possibility of removals is an important element contributing to the integrity of the asylum and legal migration systems. The Fund should therefore support actions of Member States to facilitate and carry out removals in accordance with the standards laid down in Union law, where applicable, and with full respect for the fundamental rights and dignity of returnees.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 230 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22 a (new)
(22 a) Member States should never resort to detention on the basis of the legal status of a person. Persons found in an irregular situation should be effectively provided with the opportunity to regularise their situations on the basis of existing ties to the country they live in.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 231 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23
(23) Specific support measures for returnees in the Member States and in the countries of return can improve conditions of return and enhance their reintegration.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 233 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 24
(24) Readmission agreements and other arrangements are an integral component of the Union return policy and a central tool for the efficient management of migration flows, as they facilitate the swift return of irregular migrants. Those agreements and arrangements are an important element in the framework of the dialogue and cooperation with third countries of origin and transit of irregular migrants and their implementation in third countries should be supported in the interests of effective return policies at national and Union level.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 238 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) In addition to supporting the return of persons as provided for in this Regulation, the Fund should also support other measures to counter irregular migration, address incentives for illegal migration or the circumventing of existing legal migration rules, thereby safeguarding the integrity of Member States’ immigration systems.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 242 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 26
(26) The employment of irregular migrants creates a pull factor for illegal migration and undermines the development of a labour mobility policy built on legal migration schemes. The Fund should therefore support Member States, either directly or indirectly, in their implementation of Directive 2009/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council16 which prohibits the employment of illegally staying third-country nationals, provides for a complaints and wage recuperation mechanism for exploited workers and provides for sanctions against employers who infringe that prohibition. _________________ 16 Directive 2009/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 providing for minimum standards on sanctions and measures against employers of illegally staying third-country nationals (OJ L 168, 30.6.2009, p. 24).
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 245 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27
(27) The Fund should support Member States, either directly or indirectly, in their implementation of Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council17 which sets forth provisions on assistance, support and protection of victims of trafficking in human beings. These measures should take into account the gender-specific nature of trafficking in human beings. _________________ 17 Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA (OJ L 101, 15.4.2011, p. 1).
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 250 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28
(28) The Fund should complement and reinforce the activities undertaken in the field of return by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency established by Regulation (EU) 2016/1624 of the European Parliament and of the Council18 , therefore contributing to effective European Integrated Border Management, as defined in Article 4 of that Regulation. _________________ 18 Regulation (EU) 2016/1624 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 September 2016 on the European Border and Coast Guard amending Regulation (EU) 2016/399 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Regulation (EC) No 863/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004 and Council Decision 2005/267/EC (OJ L 251, 16.9.2016, p. 1).deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 252 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 30
(30) Measures in and in relation to third countries supported through the Fund should complement other actions outside the Union supported through the Union’s external financing instruments. In particular, in implementing such actions, full coherence should be sought with the principles and general objectives of the Union’s external action and foreign policy in respect of the country or region in question and the Union international commitments. In relation to the external dimension, the Fund should target support to enhance cooperation with third countries and to reinforce key aspects of migration management in areas of interest to the Union's migration policy.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 259 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 32
(32) A Member State may be deemed not to be compliant with the relevant Union acquis, including as regards the use of operating support under this Fund, if it has failed to fulfil its obligations under the Treaties in the area of asylum and return, if there is a clear risk of a serious breach by the Member State of the Union’s values wrespect fundamental rights in then implementing the acquis on asylum and return or if an evaluation report under the Schengen or the European Union Agency for Asylum evaluation and monitoring mechanism has identified deficiencies in the relevation of its policies on migration, integration antd areasylum.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 262 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 33
(33) The Fund should reflect the need for increased transparency, flexibility and simplification while respecting requirements in terms of predictability, and ensuring a fair and transparent distribution of resources to meet the policy and specific objectives laid down in this Regulation.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 263 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 34
(34) This Regulation should establish the initial amounts to Member States consisting of a fixed amount and an amount calculated on the basis of criteriaindicators laid down in Annex I, which reflect the needs and pressure experienced byof different Member States in the areas of asylum, mintegration and returintegration.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 264 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 35
(35) These initial amounts should form a basis for Member States’ long-term investments. To take account of changes in migration flows and to address needs in the management of asylum and reception systems and integration of legally staying third-country nationals, and counter irregular migration through efficient and sustainable return policydevelop legal migration to the European Union, an additional amount should be allocated to the Member States at mid-term taking into account the absorption rates. This amount should be based on the latest available statistical data as set out in Annex I to reflect the changes in the baseline situation of Member States.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 271 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 37
(37) As challenges in the area of migration are constantly evolving, there is a need to adapt the allocation of funding to the changes in migration flows. To respond to pressing needs and changes in policy and Union prioritie. To respond to pressing needs, and to steer funding towards actions with a high level of Union added value, part of the funding will be periodically allocated to specific actions, Union actions, emergency assistance, resettlement, support of vulnerable groups including children and to provide additional support for Member States contributing to solidarity and responsibility efforts via a thematic facility.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 272 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 40
(40) The Fund should contribute to supporting operating costs related to asylum and returgularisation of status of third country nationals who are in an irregular situation and enable Member States to maintain capabilities which are crucial for that service for the Union as a whole. Such support consists of full reimbursement of specific costs related to the objectives under the Fund and should form an integral part of the Member States’ programmes.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 273 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 41
(41) To complement the implementation of the policy objective of this Fund at national level through Member States’ programmes, the Fund should also provide support for actions at Union level. Such actions should serve overall strategic purposes within the scope of intervention of the Fund relating to policy analysis and innovation, transnational mutual learning and partnerships and the testing of new initiatives and actions across the Union. These actions should always aim at ensuring the protection of fundamental rights of people concerned.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 275 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 42
(42) In order to strengthen the Union’s capacity to immediately address unforeseen or disproportionate heavy migratory pressurearrivals in one or more Member States characterised by a large or disproportionate inflow of third-country nationals, which places significant and urgent demands on their reception and detention facilities, asylum and migration management systems and procedures, heavy migratory pressures in third countries due to political developments or conflicts, it should be possible to provide emergency assistance in accordance with the framework set out in this Regulation.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 277 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 44
(44) The policy objective of this Fund will be also addressed through financial instruments and budgetary guarantee under the policy windows of the InvestEU. Financial support should be used to address market failures or sub-optimal investment situations, in a proportionate manner and actions should not duplicate or crowd out private financing or distort competition in the Internal market. Actions should have a clear European added value.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 280 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 48
(48) Regulation (EU) …/2021 [Common Provisions Regulation] establishes the framework for action for ERDF, ESF+, the Cohesion Fund, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), the Asylum, Migration and MiIntegration Fund (AMIF), the Internal Security Fund (ISF) and the Border Management and Visa Instrument (BMVI) as a part of the Integrated Border Management Fund (IBMF), and lays down, in particular, the rules concerning programming, monitoring and evaluation, management and control for Union funds implemented under shared management. It is therefore necessary to specify the objectives of AMIF, and to lay down specific provisions concerning the type of activities that may be financed by AMIF.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 289 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 56
(56) In order to supplement and amend certain non-essential elements of this Regulation, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of the list of actions eligible for higher co-financing as listed in Annex IV, operating support and in order to develop further the common monitoring and evaluation framework. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level and with civil society organisations, including migrants and refugees organisations, and that these consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law Making of 13 April 2016.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 295 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1
1. This Regulation establishes the Asylum, Migration and MiIntegration Fund (‘the Fund’).
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 297 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) 'blending operation' means actions supported by the Union budget, including within blending facilities as defined in point (6) of Article 2 of the Financial Regulation, combining non-repayable forms of support or financial instruments from the Union budget with repayable forms of support from development or other public finance institutions, as well as from commercial finance institutions and investors;deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 298 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point f
(f) 'removal' means 'removal' as defined in point (5) of Article 3 of Directive 2008/115/EC;deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 299 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point h
(h) 'return' means 'return' as defined in point (3) of Article 3 of Directive 2008/115/EC;deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 301 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
1. The policy objective of the Fund shall be to contribute to an efficient managethe implementation, strengthening and development of mhigration flows ih standards of international protection line with the relevant Union acquis and the EU, integration of third country nationals as well as legal migration to the European Union in compliance with the Union's commitmentsand Member States obligations under international law, the European Convention on Human Rights and the rights and principles enshrined in the Charter onf fundamental rights of the European Union.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 305 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) to strengthen and develop all aspects of the Common European Asylum System, including its external dimensthe need for Resettlement and other legal pathways for people in need of international protection to the European Union;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 311 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) to support legal migration to the Member States including to contribute to the integration of third-country nationals;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 317 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) to contribute to countering irregular migration and ensuring effectiveness of return and readmissand to promote the effective integration and social inclusion of third country-nationals, including through regularisation inof theird countries status if needed.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 322 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point c a (new)
(c a) to ensure solidarity and fair- sharing of responsibility between the Member States;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 329 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. Within the objectives referred to in Article 3, and in line with the implementation measures listed in Annex II, the Fund shall in particular support the actions listed in Annex III.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 330 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2
2. To achieve the objectives of this Regulation, the Fund may support the actions in line with the Union priorities as referred to in Annex III in relation to and in third countries, where appropriate, in accordance with Article 5 and 6.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 334 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 a (new)
Article 4 a Partnership For the purposes of the Fund, each Member State shall ensure, as foreseen in Article 6 of Regulation (EU)...(Common Provisions Regulation), a partnership with : (a) local and regional authorities; (b) social partners; (c) civil society organisations, including refugees and migrants organisations; (d) equality bodies (e) national human rights organisations Those partners will be involved in the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes supported by AMIF with regards to all the objectives of the fund enlisted in Article 3. Particular attention should be given to the participation of refugee and migrant-led organisations.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 336 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5
Third countries associated to the Fund The Fund shall be open to third countries in accordance with the conditions laid down in a specific agreement covering the participation of the third country to the Asylum and Migration Fund, provided that the agreement: — ensures a fair balance as regards the contributions and benefits of the third country participating in the Fund; — lays down the conditions of participation in the Fund, including the calculation of financial contributions to the Fund and their administrative costs. These contributions shall constitute assigned revenues in accordance with Article [21(5)] of the Financial Regulation; — does not confer to the third country a decisional power on the Fund; — guarantees the rights of the Union to ensure sound financial management and to protect its financial interests.Article 5 deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 343 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a – introductory part
(a) legal entities established in any of the following countries: Member State or an overseas country or territory linked to it;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 344 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a – point 1
(1) a Member State or an overseas country or territory linked to it;deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 345 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a – point 2
(2) third country associated to the Fund;deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 346 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a – point 3
(3) third country listed in the work programme under the conditions specified therein;deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 350 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 3
3. Legal entities established in a third country are exceptionally eligible to participate where this is necessary for the achievement of the objectives of a given action.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 355 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 4
4. Legal entities participating in consortia of at least two independent entities, established in different Member States or overseas countries or territories linked to those states or in third countries are eligible.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 358 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2
2. The Commission and the Member States shall ensure that the support provided under this Regulation and by the Member States is consistent with the relevant activities, policies and priorities of the Union and is complementary to and coordinated with other Union instruments and measures funded in particular under the ERDF and ESF+ Regulations.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 364 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) EUR 6 249 000 00070 % shall be allocated to the programmes implemented under shared management;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 367 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) EUR 4 166 000 00030% shall be allocated to the thematic facility.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 370 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point e
e) support to Member States contributing to solidarity and responsibilat central, regional or local level and to international and Non-governmental organisations, including migrants organisations, which contribute to solidarity efforts; and
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 374 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point f a (new)
f a) adequate support to specialised civil society organisations for delivering qualified psycho-social and rehabilitation services to victims of violence and torture and other vulnerable groups and utilise their professional knowledge and experience.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 376 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2
2. Funding from the thematic facility shall address priorities with a high added value to the Union or be used to respond to urgent needs in line with agreed Union priorities as outlined in Annex II. The thematic facilities work programme should be made publicly available and be presented to the European Parliament.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 382 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 5
5. The Commission shall establish the overall amount made available for the thematic facility under the annual appropriations of the Union budget. The Commission shall adopt financing decisions as referred to in Article [110] of the Financial Regulation for the thematic facility identifying objectives and actions to be supported and specifying the amounts for each of its components as referred to in paragraph 1. Financing decisions shall set out, where applicable, the overall amount reserved for blending operations.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 386 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 6
6. The thematic facility shall in particular, support actions falling under the implementation measure 2(b) of AnnexAnnex II that are implemented by the local and regional authorities or civil society organisations. IIn that are implemented by theregard, a minimum of 20% of the financial envelope of the thematic facility shall be granted under direct or indirect management to local and regional authorities or civil society organisations implementing integration and reception actions.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 389 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 8
8. These financing decisionwork programmes may be annual or multiannual and may cover one or more components of the thematic facility.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 390 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 8 a (new)
8 a. The European Commission shall ensure regular engagement with civil society organisations, including migrants and refugee organisations, to discuss planning and implementation of activities under the Thematic facility.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 395 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
1. The contribution from the Union budget shall not exceed 7580 % of the total eligible expenditure of a project. Member States are encouraged to provide matching funds for activities supported by the Fund.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 398 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1
1. Each Member State shall ensure that the priorities addressed in its programme are consistent with, and respond to, the Union priorities and challenges in the area of migration management and are fully in line with the relevant Union acquis and agreed Union priorities. In defining the priorities of their programmes Member States shall ensurneeds of persons in need of international protection and other third country nationals and are fully in line with their obligations under International law, the European Convention on Human rights and the tChat the implementation measures set out in Annex II are adequately addressedrter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 402 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Each Member States shall ensure that the best interest of the child is respected in all the measures implemented under this Fund and that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is fully respected.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 403 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 b (new)
1 b. A minimum of 30% of funding should be allocated to civil society organisations, including migrant and refugee-led organisations, and local authorities.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 405 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 2
2. The Commission shall ensure that the European Union Agency for Asylum and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency areis associated to the process of developing the programmes at an early stage, as regards the areas of their competence. The Commission shall consult the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and the European Union Agency for Asylum on the draft programmes to ensure consistency and complementarity of the actions of the agencies and those of the Member States.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 407 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 3
3. The Commission may associate the European Union Agency for Asylum and European Border and Coast Guard Agency, the Fundamental Rights Agency and the UNHCR in monitoring and evaluation tasks as referred to in Section 5 where appropriate in particular in view of ensuring that the actions implemented with the support of the Fund are compliant with the relevant Union acquis and agreed Union prioritiefundamental rights.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 408 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 4
4. Further to a monitoring exercise as carried out in accordance with Regulation (EU) [ ../..] [EUAA Regulation] or the adoption of recommendations in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1053/2013 which are within the scope of this Regulation, the Member State concerned shall examine, together with the Commission, and where relevant with the European Union Agency for Asylum and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, how to address the findings, including any shortcomings or issues of capacity and preparedness, and shall implement the recommendations through its programme.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 410 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 5
5. Where necessary, the programme in question shall be amended to take into account the recommendations referred to in paragraph 4. Depending on the impact of the adjustment, the revised programme may be approved by the Commission.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 412 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 6
6. In cooperation and consultation with the Commission and the relevant agencies in accordance with their competence, as applicable, resources under the programme may be reallocated with the aim of addressing recommendations, as referred to in paragraph 4 that have financial implications.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 413 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 7
7. Member States shall in particular pursue the actions eligible for higher co- financing as listed in Annex IV. In the event of unforeseen or new circumstances or in order to ensure the effective implementation of funding, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 32 to amend the list of actions eligible for higher co-financing as listed in Annex IV.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 414 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 7 a (new)
7 a. National programmes shall allow for the inclusion in the actions in paragraph 3a new of Annex III of immediate relatives of persons covered by the target group referred to in that paragraph.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 416 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 8
8. Whenever a Member State decidess shall not be able to implement projects with or in a third country with the support of theis Fund, the Member State concerned shall consult the Commission prior to the start of the project.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 420 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 9 a (new)
9 a. Each Member State shall publish its programme on a dedicated website. This website shall specify the actions supported in the implementation of the programme and list the beneficiaries. It shall be updated regularly.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 421 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 1
1. In 2024, the Commission shall allocate to the programmes of Member States concerned the additional amount referred to in Article 11(1)(b) in accordance with the criteriaindicators referred to in paragraphs 1(b) to 5 of Annex I. Funding shall be effective for the period as of the calendar year 2025.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 423 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2
2. If at least 130 % of the initial allocation of a programme referred to in Article 11(1)(a) has not been covered by payment applications submitted in accordance with Article [85] of Regulation (EU) …/2021 [Common Provisions Regulation], the Member State concerned shall not be eligible to receive the additional allocation for the programme referred to in paragraph 1.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 427 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall receive, iIn addition to their allocation calculated in accordance with point (a) of Article 115(1)(a), a contribution of EUR 10 of the Union Resettlement and Humanitarian Admission framework, Member States shall receive for each person admitted in accordance with Article 2 (a) and (b) of the [Resettlement Regulation] a lump sum of EUR 10,000 and a lump sum of EUR 6,000 for each resettled person in accordance with the targeted Unnational resettlement scheme. That contribution shall take the form of financing not linked to costs in accordance with Article [125] of the Financials if that person was granted international protection or a humanitarian status under national law as defined in Article 2(2)(c) of Regulation (EU) XXX/XXX [Resettlement Regulation].
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 428 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 2
2. The amount referred to in paragraph 1 shall be allocated to the Member States through the amendment of their programme provided that the person in respect of whom the contribution is allocated was effectively resettled in accordance with the Union Resettlement [and Humanitarian Admission] Frameworkor admitted to the territory of the Member State.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 429 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 3
3. The funding shall not be used for other actions in the programme except in duly justified circumstances and as approved by the Commission through the amendment of the programme.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 430 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 4
4. Member States shall keep the information necessary to allow the proper identification of the resettled personsose persons resettled under a national resettlement scheme or admitted in accordance with Regulation (EU) XXX/XXX [Resettlement Regulation], and of the date of their resettlement or admission.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 443 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 4
4. Member States shall justify in the programme and in the annual performance report as referred to in Article 30 the use of operating support to achieve the objectives of this Regulation. Before the approval of the programme, the Commission shall, with the European Union Agency for Asylum and the European Border and Coast GuardFundamental Rights Agency in line with Article 13, assess the baseline situation in the Member States which have indicated their intention to use operating support. The Commission shall take into account the information provided by those Member States and, where relevant, the information available in the light of the monitoring exercises, as carried out in accordance with Regulation (EU) ../.. [EUAA Regulation] and Regulation (EU) No 1053/2013, which are within the scope of this Regulation.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 445 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 6
6. To address unforeseen or new circumstances or to ensure the effective implementation of funding, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 32 to amend the list of specific tasks and services in Annex VII.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 447 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 20 – paragraph 4
4. Grants implemented under direct and indirect management shall be awarded and managed in accordance with [Title VIII] of the Financial Regulation.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 449 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 20 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. The Commission shall ensure a fair and transparent distribution of resources among the objectives referred to in Article 3(2).
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 451 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22
Blending operations decided under this Fund shall be implemented in accordance with the [InvestEu regulation] and Title X of the Financial RegulArticle 22 deleted Blending operation.s
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 454 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 25
Information, communication and 1. The recipients of Union funding shall acknowledge the origin and ensure the visibility of the Union funding, in particular when promoting the actions and their results, by providing coherent, effective and proportionate targeted information to multiple audiences, including the media and the public. 2. The Commission shall implement information and communication actions relating to the Fund and its actions and results. Financial resources allocated to the Fund shall also contribute to the corporate communication on the political priorities of the Union, as far as they are related to the objectives of this Regulation.Article 25 deleted publicity
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 459 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 26 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) heavy migratory pressure in one or more Member States characterised by a large or disproportionate inflow of third- country nationals in one or more Member States, which places significant and urgent demands on their reception and detention facilitiesfacilities, child protection, asylum and migration management systems and procedures;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 461 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 26 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) heavy migratory pressure in third countries, including where persons in need of protection may be stranded due to political developments or conflicts, notably where it might have an impact on migration flows towards the EU.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 464 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 26 – paragraph 2
2. Emergency assistance may take the form of grants awarded directly to the decentralised agenciesEuropean Union Agency for Asylum or UNHCR.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 465 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 26 – paragraph 3
3. Emergency assistance may be allocated to Member States’ programmes in addition to their allocation calculated in accordance with Article 11(1) and Annex I, provided that it is earmarked as such in the programme. This funding shall not be used for other actions in the programme except in duly justified circumstances and as approved by the Commission and the Parliament through the amendment of the programme.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 469 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 28 – paragraph 1
1. In compliance with its reporting requirements pursuant to Article [43(3)(h)(i)(iii)] of the Financial Regulation, the Commission shall present to the European Parliament and the Council annually information on performanceachievements in accordance with Annex V.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 471 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 1
1. TBy 30 September 2024, the Commission shall carry out a mid-term and a retrospective evaluation of this Regulation, including the actions implemented under the Fundreview of the progress towards the achievements of the objectives of this Regulation. By the same date, the Commission shall submit an evaluation report to the European Parliament and the Council.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 473 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. By 31 January 2028, the Commission shall carry out a retrospective evaluation and submit an evaluation report to the European Parliament and the Council. The mid-term and retrospective evaluations shall include a monitoring of the compliance with international law and fundamental rights of all the actions implemented under this Fund. They shall be conducted with meaningful participation of social partners, civil society organisations, including migrants and refugees organisations, equality bodies, national human rights institutions and other relevant organisation in accordance with the partnership principle of article 4a. Both evaluations shall be made public and presented to the European Parliament.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 476 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 30 – paragraph 1
1. By 15 February 2023 and by the same date of each subsequent year up to and including 2031, Member States shall submit to the Commission the annual performance report as referred to in Article 36(6) of Regulation (EU)…/2021 [Common Provisions Regulation]. The report submitted in 2023 shall cover the implementation of the programme in the period to 30 June 2022. Member States shall publish these reports on the dedicated website of the Managing Authority as stipulated in Article 44 of the Common Provision Regulation. The European Commission shall make annual performance reports available on a dedicated webpage.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 479 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 30 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) the complementarity between the actions supported by the Fund and support provided by other Union funds, in particular those in or in relation to third countriese ESF+;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 483 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 30 – paragraph 2 – point e
(e) the implementation of communication and visibility actions;deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 484 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 30 – paragraph 2 – point g
(g) the number of persons resettled or admitted with the help of the Fund in line with the amounts referred to in Article 16(1);
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 487 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 30 – paragraph 2 – point h a (new)
(h a) the number of vulnerable persons assisted through the programme, including children;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 490 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 31 – paragraph 1
1. Monitoring and reporting in accordance with Title IV of Regulation (EU) …/… [Common Provisions Regulation] shall be based on the types of intervention set out in Tables 1, 2 and 3 in Annex VI. To address unforeseen or new circumstances or to ensure the effective implementation of the funding, the Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts to amend the types of intervention in accordance with Article 32.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 495 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 1 – point a
(a) Each Member State shall receive a fixed amount of EUR 510 000 000 from the Fund at the start of the programming period only;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 496 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 1 – point b – indent 1
350 % for asylumthe objective on asylum specified in article 3(2)(a) and the objective on solidarity specified in article 3(2) (ca) new ;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 499 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 1 – point b – indent 2
350 % for legal migration and integrationthe objective on legal migration specified in article (3)(2) (b) and the objective on integration specified in article (3) (2) (c);
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 502 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 1 – point b – indent 2 a (new)
- To achieve these objectives, 30% of the funding shall be reserved by Member States for actions implemented by local or regional authorities and civil society organisations.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 505 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 1 – point b – indent 3
– 40% for countering irregular migration including returns.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 508 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 2 – introductory part
2. The following criteriaindicators in the area of asylum and solidarity will be taken into account and shall be weighted as follows:
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 510 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 2 – point a – indent 1
AnyNumber of third-country nationals or stateless person having been granted the status defined by the Geneva Convention with the meaning of Directive 2011/95/EU;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 511 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 2 – point a – indent 2
AnyNumber of third-country national or stateless person enjoying a form of subsidiary protection with the meaning of recast Directive 2011/95/EU46 ; _________________ 46 Directive 2011/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on standards for the qualification of third-country nationals or stateless persons as beneficiaries of international protection, for a uniform status for refugees or for persons eligible for subsidiary protection, and for the content of the protection granted (OJ L 337, 20.12.2011, p. 9–26).
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 512 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 2 – point a – indent 3
AnyNumber of third-country national or stateless person enjoying temporary protection within the meaning of Directive 2001/55/EC47 _________________ 47 Data to be taken into account only in case of the activation of the Council Directive 2001/55/EC of 20 July 2001 on minimum standards for giving temporary protection in the event of a mass influx of displaced persons and on measures promoting a balance of efforts between Member States in receiving such persons and bearing the consequences thereof (OJ L 212, 7.8.2001, p. 12–23).
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 513 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 2 – point a – indent 3 a (new)
- Number of Third Country Nationals or stateless persons enjoying some form of humanitarian protection/protection status under national legislation;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 519 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 2 – point b
(b) 60 % in proportion to the nNumber of third-country nationals or stateless persons who have applied for international protection.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 520 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 2 – point b a (new)
(b a) Number of applicants for international protection or beneficaries of international protection who have been relocated from one Member State to another;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 522 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 2 – point c
(c) 10 % in proportion to the nNumber of third-country nationals or stateless persons who are being or have been resettled in a Member State.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 523 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 2 – point c a (new)
(c a) Number of third country nationals who have been admitted in a Member State under an ad-hoc humanitarian admission programme or other pathways for people in need of international protection;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 525 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 3 – introductory part
3. The following criteriaindicators in the area of legal migration and integration will be taken into account and shall be weighted as follows:
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 526 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 3 – point a
(a) 40% in proportion to the total nNumber of legally residing third- country nationals in a Member State.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 528 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 3 – point a a (new)
(a a) Number of regularised third- country nationals in a Member State;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 529 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 3 – point b
(b) 60% in proportion to the number of third-country nationals who have obtained a first residence permit.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 531 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 3 – point b a (new)
(b a) number of applicants for family reunification who have been effectively reunited with their family;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 532 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 3 – point c
(c) However, for the purpose of the calculation referred to in paragraph 3(b), the following categories of persons shall not be included: – Third country nationals being issued a work-related first residence permits valid for less than 12 months; – Third-country nationals admitted for the purposes of studies, pupil exchange, unremunerated training or voluntary service in accordance with Council Directive 2004/114/EC48 or when applicable the Directive (EU) 2016/80149 ; – Third-country nationals admitted for purposes of scientific research in accordance with Council Directive 2005/71/EC50 or when applicable the Directive (EU) 2016/801. _________________ 48 Council Directive 2004/114/EC of 13 December 2004 on the conditions of admission of third-country nationals for the purposes of studies, pupil exchange, unremunerated training or voluntary service (OJ L 375, 23.12.2004, p. 12–18). 49 European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of research, studies, training, voluntary service, pupil exchange schemes or educational projects and au pairing (OJ L 132, 21.5.2016, p. 21–57). 50 Council Directive 2005/71/EC of 12 October 2005 on a specific procedure for admitting third-country nationals for the purposes of scientific research (OJ L 289, 3.11.2005, p. 15–22).deleted Directive (EU) 2016/801 of the
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 533 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point 4
4. The following criteria in the area of countering irregular migration including returns will be taken into account and shall be weighted as follows: (a) 50% in proportion to the number of third-country nationals who do not or no longer fulfil the conditions for entry and stay in the territory of the Member State and who are subject to a return decision under national and / or Community law, i.e. an administrative or judicial decision or act, stating or declaring the illegality of stay and imposing an obligation to return; (b) 50% in proportion to the number of third-country nationals who have actually left the territory of the Member State following an administrative or judicial order to leave, whether undertaken voluntarily or under coercion.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 540 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – point 1 – introductory part
1. The Fund shall contribute to the specific objective set out in Article 3(2)(a) by focusing on the following implementation measures:
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 541 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – point 1 – point a
(a) ensuring a uniformthe application of the Union acquis and of the priorities related to the Common European Asylum Systemon asylum and International law;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 542 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – point 1 – point b
(b) supporting the capacity of Member States’ asylum systems as regards infrastructures and services where necessarywell as local and regional authorities, including adequate and dignified reception conditions and services;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 547 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – point 1 – point c
(c) enhancing solidarity and responsibility-sharing between the Member States, in particular towards those most affected by migratory flows, as well as providing support to Member States and local and regional authorities contributing to solidarity efforts;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 551 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – point 1 – point d
(d) enhancing solidarity and cooperation with third countries affected by migratory flows, including through resettlement and other legal avenues to protection in the Union as well as partnership and cooperation with third countries for the purpose of managing migrationsupporting resettlement and other complementary legal avenues to protection in the Union with a view to increasing the overall number of available resettlement admission places .
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 555 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – point 2 – point a
(a) supporting the development and implementation of policies promotdeveloping legal migration possibilities, facilitating family reunification, and the implementation of the Union legal migration acquis;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 556 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – point 2 – point a a (new)
(a a) promoting and developing structural and supporting measures facilitation regular entry and residence in the Union, including regularisation of status;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 559 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – point 2 – point b
(b) promoting early integration measures for the social and economic inclusion of third-country nationals, preparing their active participation in and their acceptance by the receiving society, in particular with the involvement of local or regional authorities and civil society organisations, including refugees and migrants organisations.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 561 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – point 3
3. The Fund shall contribute to the specific objective set out in Article 3(2)(c), by focusing on the following implementation measures: (a) ensuring a uniform application of the Union acquis and policy priorities regarding infrastructure, procedures and services; (b) supporting an integrated and coordinated approach to return management at the Union and Member States’ level, to the development of capacities for effective and sustainable return and reducing incentives for irregular migration; (c) supporting assisted voluntary return and reintegration; (d) strengthening cooperation with third countries and their capacities to implement readmission agreements and other arrangements, and enable sustainable return.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 568 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – point 3 a (new)
3 a. The Fund shall contribute to the specific objective set out in Article 3(2) (ca) by focusing on the following implementation measures: (a) Supporting relocation of applicants for international protection and beneficiaries of international protection from one Member State to another; (b) Providing Support to Member States at central, regional and local level, International and Non-governmental organisations in their solidarity efforts;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 574 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 1 – point a
(a) the establishment and development of national, regional and local strategies in asylum, legal migration, integration, return and irregular mi and integration;.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 578 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 1 – point c
(c) the development, monitoring and evaluation of policies and procedures including on collection and exchange of information and data, development and application of common statistical tools, methods and indicators for measuring progress as well as compliance with fundamental rights and assessing policy developments;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 579 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 1 – point e
(e) assistance and support services consistent with the status and the needs of the person concerned, in particular the vulnerable groupspersons and gender-sensitive, including a timely assignment of guardians to all unaccompanied children;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 583 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 1 – point f
(f) actions aimed at enhancing awareness of asylum, integration, legal migration and return policiespolicies with specific attention to vulnerable groups, including children, among stakeholders and the general public;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 584 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 2 – point a
(a) providing material aid, including assistance at the border, child-friendly and gender-sensitive facilities, emergency services provided by local authorities, education, training, support services, legal aid, health and psychological care;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 588 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 2 – point c
(c) identifying applicants with special procedural or reception needs, including victims of torture, gender-based violence, victims of trafficking, children and other vulnerable persons and providing specialised support to them;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 592 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 2 – point d
(d) supporting housing in small units, including appartments and the establishingment or improvingement of open reception accommodation infrastructure, including the possible joint use of suchsmall-scale infrastructure addressing the needs of facmilities by more than one Member Statewith minors and unaccompanied minors;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 598 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 2 – point f
(f) actions related to the conducting of procedures for the implementation of the Union Resettlement [and Humanitarian Admission] Framework or national resettlement schemes that are compatible with the Union Resettlement Framework;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 599 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 2 – point h
(h) enhancing capacities of third countries to improve the protection of persons in need of protection;deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 603 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 2 – point i
(i) establishing, developing and improving effective alternatives to detention, in particular in relation to unaccompanied minors and families.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 607 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 2 – point i a (new)
(i a) early identification of victims of violence and torture and other vulnerable groups upon arrival to a Member State and referral to specialised services;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 608 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 2 – point i b (new)
(i b) delivery of qualified psycho-social and rehabilitation services to the victims of violence and torture, including gender- based violence.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 610 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 2 – point i c (new)
(i c) ensuring the appointment of a guardian for unaccompanied minors;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 611 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 3 – introductory part
3. Within the specific objective referred to in Article 3(2)(b) and Article 3(2)(c), the Fund shall in particular support the following:
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 613 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 3 – point b
(b) development of mobility schemes to the Union, such asincluding but not limited to circular or temporary migration schemes, including vocational training and training to enhance employability;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 617 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 3 – point d
(d) the assessmentrecognition of skills and qualifications acquired in a third country, as well as their transparency and compatibility with those of a Member State;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 621 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 3 – point f
(f) assistance in relation to a change of status for third-country nationals already legally residing in a Member State, in particular in relation to the acquisition of a legal residence status defined at Union level;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 624 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 3 – point g
(g) early integration measures such as tailored support in accordance with the needs of third-country nationals and integration programmes focusing on educationinclusive and non segregated quality education and care, language and other training such as civic orientation courses and professional guidance;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 626 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 3 – point g a (new)
(g a) building capacity of integration services provided by local authorities, including first accomodation, counselling, housing, education and vocational trainings.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 629 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 3 – point h
(h) actions promoting equality in the access and provision of public and private services to third-country nationals, including adapting them to the needs of the target groupccess to education, healthcare and psycho-social support, adapting them to the needs of the target group, with a specific attention to gender and specific vulnerabilities of persons due to their exposure to discrimination taking place on the basis of the interaction of other personal characteristics or identities;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 638 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – point 4
[...]deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 663 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – indent 1
Integration mMeasures implemented by local and regional authorities and civil- society organisations, including refugee and migrant organisations;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 665 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – indent 2
– Actions to develop and implement effective alternatives to detention;deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 667 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – indent 2 a (new)
- Actions aimed at regularising the status of third country nationals with existing ties to a Member State;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 668 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – indent 3
– Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration programmes and rdelaeted- activities;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 673 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex V – part 1 – point 1 a (new)
1a. Number of persons admitted though humanitarian admission or other legal pathways for people in need of international protection;
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 674 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex V – part 1 – point 3
3. Convergence of protection recognition rates for asylum seekers from the same country.deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 675 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex V – part 2
Specific objective 2: To support legal migration to the Member States including to contribute to the integration of third- country nationals: 1. participated in pre-departure measures supported by the Fund. 2. participated in integration measures supported by the Fund reporting that the measures were beneficial for their early integration as compared to the total number of persons who participated in the integration measures supported by the Fund.deleted Number of persons who Number of persons who
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 677 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex V – part 2 a (new)
Specific objective 2a (new): To support legal migration to the Member States 1. Number of Blue cards issued with the support of the Fund; 2. Number of intra-corporate transferees granted that status with the support of the Fund; 3. Number of applicants for family reunification effectively reunited with their family with the support of the Fund; 4. Number of third-country nationals granted for the first time a residence permit with the support of this Fund
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 678 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex V – part 2 b (new)
Specific objective 2b (new): To contribute to the integration of third country nationals 1. Number of persons who participated in pre-departure measures supported by the Fund; 2. Number of persons who participated in integration measures supported by the Fund; 3. Number of persons who were staying irregularly and had their status regularised through initiatives supported by the Fund; 4. Number of persons who participated in integration measures and who had their qualification recognised or obtained a diploma in an EU member State; 5. Number of persons who participated in Integration measures supported by the Fund and subsequently got an employment.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 679 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex V – part 3
Specific objective 3: To contribute to countering irregular migration and ensuring effectiveness of return and readmission in third countries: 1. Number of returns following an order to leave compared to the number of third-country nationals ordered to leave. 2. received pre or post-return reintegration assistance co-financed by the Fund, as compared to the total number of returns supported by the Fund.deleted Number of returnees who have
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 682 #

2018/0248(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex V – part 3 a (new)
Specific objective 3a: Ensuring solidarity and fair sharing of responsibility 1. Number of relocations carried out of applicants for international protection and beneficiaries of international protection from one Member State to another; 2. Number of staff seconded or financial support provided to Member States who expressed a need for solidarity due to increased number of arrivals.
2018/12/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 41 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) Following the Joint Communication on improving military mobility in the European Union of November 201724 , the Action Plan on Military Mobility adopted on 28 March 2018 by the Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy25 highlighted that transport infrastructure policy offers a clear opportunity to increase synergies between defence needs and TEN-T. The Action Plan indicates that by mid-2018, the Council is invited to consider and validate the military requirements in relation to transport infrastructure and that, by 2019 the Commission services will identify the parts of the trans-European transport network suitable for military transport, including necessary upgrades of existing infrastructure. Union funding for the implementation of the dual-use projects should be implemented through the Programme on the basis of specific work programmes specifying the applicable requirements as defined in the context of the Action Plan. _________________ 24 2deleted JOIN(2017) 41 JOIN(2018) 5
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 42 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14 a (new)
(14a) The Ten-T, Connecting Europe Facility under no circumstance shall be used for militaristic motives.
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 73 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point p a (new)
(pa) Given the nature of the future relations between Britain and the EU is not yet agreed, the Programme shall prepare mitigation measures to ensure the connectivity of the EU 27.
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 79 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point a – point i
(i) to contribute to the development of projects of common interest relating to efficient and interconnected networks and infrastructure for smart, sustainable, inclusive, safe and secure mobilityaccessible to persons with disabilities, safe and secure mobility, and which satisfy public acceptance criteria, including stakeholder mappings and feasibility studies;
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 85 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point a – point ii
(ii) to adapt theprevent the use of TEN-T networks tofor military mobility needsistic motives, and ensure that EU transport funding benefits citizens directly;
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 152 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point a a (new)
(aa) The assessment of proposals against the award criteria shall ensure that no proposal is accepted that creates or maintains infrastructure which is not accessible to everyone, including persons with disabilities.
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 153 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) innovation, safety, interoperability and accessibility aspects particularly for persons with disabilities;
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 154 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point b a (new)
(ba) Proposals in consideration for award shall have a proven record of public acceptance, such as stakeholder mapping and feasibility studies carried out in its region.
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 187 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Chapter 3 a (new)
The award of grants shall ensure that peripheral regions are not disproportionately discriminated within Member States. Criteria will follow the procedure of subsidiarity by ensuring that regional authorities are consulted when defining core and comprehensive networks, and defining where EU transport funding is most required.
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 15 #

2018/0218(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) The Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions entitled ‘The Future of Food and Farming’ of 29 November 2017 sets out the challenges, objectives and orientations for the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2020. These objectives include, inter alia, the need for the CAP to be more result-drivenfocused on viable income for farmer, to boost modernisation and sustainability, including the economic, social, environmental and climate sustainability of the agricultural, forestry and rural areas, and to help reducing the Union legislation- related administrative burden for beneficiaries.
2018/12/18
Committee: REGI
Amendment 19 #

2018/0218(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 24 a (new)
(24a) Member States may, on request, decide to grant more than one recognition to a producer organisation operating in several sectors, provided the producer organisations fulfils the conditions referred to in paragraph 1 of Article 154 of this regulation.
2018/12/18
Committee: REGI
Amendment 20 #

2018/0218(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3 a (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 16
In Article 16, the following paragraph is added: 3a. Member States shall publish information on the identify of companies that have used public intervention as well as buyers of public intervention stock;
2018/12/18
Committee: REGI
Amendment 21 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Citation 1 a (new)
having regard to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to which the EU and all its Member States are parties,
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 76 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) The ESF+ should aim to promote employment through active interventions enabling (re)integration into the labour market, notably for youth, the long-term unemployed, family carers and the inactive, supported employment and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities as well as through promoting self–employment, entrepreneurship and the social economy. The ESF+ should aim to improve the functioning of labour markets by supporting the modernisation of labour market institutions such as the Public Employment Services in order to improve their capacity to provide intensified targeted counselling and guidance during the job search and the transition to employment and to enhance workers’ mobility. The ESF+ should promote women’s participation in the labour market through measures aiming to ensure, amongst others, improved work/life balance and access to childcare and other care services or support. The ESF + should also aim to provide a healthy and well-adapted working environment in order to respond to health risks related to changing forms of work and the needs of the ageing workforce.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 91 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) The ESF+ should provide support to improving the quality, effectiveness and labour market relevance of education and training systems in order to facilitate the acquisition of key competences notably as regards digital skills which all individuals need for personal fulfilment and development, employment, social inclusion and active citizenship. The ESF+ should help progression within education and training and transition to work and reintegration to work, support lifelong learning and employability, and contribute to competitiveness and societal and economic innovation by supporting scalable and sustainable initiatives in these fields. This could be achieved for example through work-based learning and apprenticeships, lifelong guidance, skills anticipation in cooperation with industry, up-to-date training materials, forecasting and graduate tracking, training of educators, validation of learning outcomes and recognition of qualifications.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 106 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) The ESF+ should promote flexible upskilling and reskilling opportunities for all, notably digital skills and key enabling technologies, with a view to providing people with skills adjusted to digitalisation, technological change, innovation and social and economic change, facilitating career transitions, mobility and supporting in particular low-skilled, persons with disabilities and/or poorly qualified adults, in line with the Skills Agenda for Europe.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 113 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18
(18) The ESF+ should support Member States’ efforts at all levels to tackle poverty with a view to breaking the cycle of disadvantage across generations and promote social inclusion by ensuring equal opportunities for all, tackling discrimination and addressing health inequalities and homelessness. This implies mobilising a range of policies targeting the most disadvantaged people regardless of their age, including children, persons with disabilities, marginalised communities such as the Roma, and the working poor. The ESF+ should promote the active inclusion of people far from the labour market with a view to ensuring their socio-economic integration. Projects that promote active inclusion and integration based on the three pillars of access to services, income support and inclusive labour markets, should be encouraged. Synergies between ESF+ funded measures and income support, in the form of minimum income and social benefits, which are of national competence and therefore not eligible expenditure under the ESF+, should be fostered to amplify their impact on the final beneficiaries. The ESF+ should be also used to enhance timely and equal access to affordable, sustainable and high quality services such as healthcare and long-term care, in particular family and community-based care services. The ESF+ should contribute to the modernisation of social protection systems with a view in particular to promoting their accessibility.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 189 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 26 a (new)
(26a) Good governance and partnership between managing authorities and the partners require the effective and efficient use of capacity building for stakeholders, to whom Member Stes should allocate an appropriate amount of ESF+ resources. As investment in institutional capacity and in the efficiency of public administration and public services at the national, regional and local levels with a view to reforms, better regulation and good governance, is no longer included an operational objective of the ESF+ under shared management, but has been included in the Structural Support Reform Programme, it is necessary that the Commission and the Member States ensure effective coordination between the two instruments.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 200 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28
(28) The Member States and the Commission should ensure that ESF+ contributes to the promotion of equality between women and men in accordance with Article 8 TFEU to foster equality of treatment and opportunities between women and men in all areas, including regarding participation in the labour market, terms and conditions of employment and career progression. They should also ensure that the ESF+ promotes equal opportunities for all, without discrimination in accordance with Article 10 TFEU and promotes the inclusion in society of persons with disabilities on equal basis with others and contributes to the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with regard inter alia to education, work, employment and universal accessibility. These principles should be taken into account in all dimensions and in all stages of the preparation, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of programmes, in a timely and consistent manner while ensuring that specific actions are taken to promote gender equality and equal opportunities. The ESF+ should also promote the transition from residential/institutional care to family and community-based care, in particular for those who face multiple discrimination. The ESF+ should not support any action that contributes to segregation or to social exclusion. Regulation (EU) No [future CPR] provides that rules on eligibility of expenditure are to be established at national level, with certain exceptions for which it is necessary to lay down specific provisions with regard to the ESF+ strand under shared management.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 222 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 34 a (new)
(34a) Transnational cooperation has significant added value. It should therefore be supported by all Member States with the exception of duly justified cases taking into account the principle of proportionality. It is also necessary to reinforce the Commission’s role in facilitating exchanges of experience and coordinating implementation of relevant initiatives.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 306 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point i
(i) improving access to decent jobs for quality employment of all jobseekers, in particular youth and long-term unemployedfor disadvantaged groups such as youth, long-term unemployed, migrants and persons with disabilities, and of inactive people,rsons promoting self- employment, entrepreneurship and self employment initiatives, and the social economy;
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 319 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point ii
(ii) modernising labour market institutions and services to assess and anticipate skills needs and ensure timely and tailor-made assistance and support to labour market matching, transitions across the life-cycle and mobility;
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 331 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point iii
(iii) promoting women’s labour market participation, a better work/life balance including access to childcare and life-cycle care, a healthy and well–adapted working environment addressing health risks, adaptation of workers, enterprises and entrepreneurs to change, and active and healthy ageing;
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 341 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point v
(v) promoting equal access to and completion of, quality and inclusive education and training, in particular for disadvantaged groups and family carers, from early childhood education and care through general and vocational education and training, and to tertiary level, as well as adult education and learning, including facilitating learning mobility for all and accessibility for persons with disabilities;
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 372 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point x
(x) promoting social integration of people at risk of poverty and/or social exclusion, including the most deprived, persons with disabilities and children;
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 418 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2
2. The Member States and the Commission shall also support specific targeted actions to promote the principles referred to in paragraph 1 within any of the objectives of the ESF+, including improving universal accessibility for persons with disabilities and the transition from residential/institutional care to family and community-based care.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 436 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
Member States shall concentrate the ESF+ resources under shared management on interventions that address the challenges identified in their national reform programmes, in the Social Scoreboard under the European Semester as well as in the relevant country-specific recommendations adopted in accordance with Article 121(2) TFEU and Article 148(4) TFEU, and take into account principles and rights set out in the European Pillar of Social Rights.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 501 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1
1. Each Member State shall ensure adequate participation of social partners and civil society organisations in the delivery of employment, education and social inclusion policies supported by the ESF+ strand under shared management. The participation shall be inclusive and accessible to persons with disabilities.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 567 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) the purchase of furniture, equipment and vehicles except where the purchase is necessary for achieving the objective of the operation, or these items are fully depreciated, or the purchase of these items is the most economic option, or if needed to ensure reasonable accommodation to ensure universal accessibility for persons with disabilities.
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 647 #

2018/0206(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 23 – paragraph 1 – point h
(h) to provide guidance for the development of social infrastructure (including housing, child care and education and training, health care and long term care) including accessibility requirements for persons with disabilities needed for the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights;
2018/09/26
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 63 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) In order to support the harmonious development of the Union's territory at different levelsfoster cooperative development between Member States of the European Union, the ERDF should support cross-border cooperation, transnational cooperation, maritime cooperation, outermost regions’ cooperation and interregional cooperation under the European territorial cooperation goal (Interreg).
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 76 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) The cross-border cooperation component should aim to tackle common challenges identified jointly in the border regions, and to exploit the untapped growth potential in border areas as evidenced in the Communication of the Commission 'Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions’23 ('Border Regions Communication'). ConsequentlyTherefore, the cross- border component should be limited tosupport cooperation obetween land borders and cross- border cooperation on maritime borders should be integrated into the transnational componentand maritime borders. _________________ 23 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament 'Boosting growth and cohesion in EU border regions' - COM(2017) 534 final, 20.9.2017.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 81 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) The cross-border cooperation component should also involve cooperation between one or more Member States and one or more countries or other territories outside the European Union. Covering internal and external cross-border cooperation under this Regulation should result in a major simplification and streamlining of applicable provisions for the programme authorities in the Member States and for the partner authorities and beneficiaries outside the European Union compared to the programming period 2014-2020.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 89 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) The transnational cooperation and maritime cooperation component should aim to strengthen cooperation by means of actions conducive to integrated territorial development linked to the Union's cohesion policy priorities, and should also include maritime cross-border cooperation. Transnational cooperation should cover larger territories on the mainland of the UnionEuropean Union, in full respect of subsidiarity, whereas maritime cooperation should cover territories around sea-basins and integrate cross-border cooperation on maritime borders during the programming period 2014-2020. Maximum flexibility should be given to continue implementing previous maritime cross-border cooperation within a larger maritime cooperation framework, in particular by defining the territory covered, the specific objectives for such cooperation, the requirements for a project partnership and the setting-up of sub-programmes and specific steering committees.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 90 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) The transnational cooperation Any cross-border cooperation, whether it be land or maritime cooperation componentborders, should aim to strengthen cooperation by means of actions conducive to integrated territorial development linked to the European Union's cohesion policy priorities, and should also include maritime cross-border cooperation. Transnational cooperation should cover larger territories on the mainland of the European Union, whereas maritime cooperation should cover territories around sea-basins and integrate cross-border cooperation on maritime borders during the programming period 2014-2020. Maximum flexibility should be given to continue implementing previous maritime cross-border cooperation within a larger maritime cooperation framework, in particular by defining the territory covered, the specific objectives for such cooperation, the requirements for a project partnership and the setting-up of sub-programmes and specific steering committees.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 108 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) Based on the experience with the interregional cooperation programmes under Interreg and the lack of such cooperation within programmes under the Investment for jobs and growth goal during the programming period 2014-2020, the interregional cooperation component should focus more specifically on boosting the effectiveness of cohesion policy. That component should therefore be limited to two programmes, one to enable all kind of experience, innovative approaches and capacity building for programmes under both goals and to promote European groupings of territorial cooperation ('EGTCs') set up or to be set up pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1082/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council24 and one to improve the analysis of development trends. Project-based cooperation throughout the European Union should be integrated into the new component on interregional innovation investments and closely linked to the implementation of the Communication from the Commission 'Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions: Strategies for resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth'25 , in particular to support thematic smart specialisation platforms on fields such as energy, industrial modernisation or agrifood. Finally, integrated territorial development focusing on functional urban areas or urban areas should be concentrated within programmes under the Investment for jobs and growth goal and in one accompanying instrument, the ‘European Urban Initiative”. The two programmes under the interregional cooperation component should cover the whole European Union and should also be open for the participation of third countries. _________________ 24 Regulation (EC) No 1082/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006 on a European grouping of territorial cooperation (EGTC) (OJ L 210, 31.7.2006, p. 19). 25 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions 'Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions: Strategies for resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth' - COM(2017) 376 final, 18.7.2017.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 111 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) Objective criteria for designating eligible regions and areas should be established. To that end, the identification of eligible regions and areas at European Union level should be based on the common system of classification of the regions established by Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council26 . _________________ 26 Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) (OJ L 154, 21.6.2003, p. 1).
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 119 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) It is necessary to continue supporting or, as appropriate, to establish cooperation in all its dimensions with the Union's neighbouring third countries, as such cooperation is an important regional development policy tool and should benefit the regions of the Member States which border third countries. To that effect, the ERDF and the external financing instruments of the European Union, IPA27 , NDICI28 and OCTP29 , should support programmes under cross-border cooperation, transnational cooperation and maritime cooperation, outermost regions’ cooperation and interregional cooperation. The support from the ERDF and from the external financing instruments of the European Union should be based on reciprocity and proportionality. However, for IPA III CBC and NDICI CBC, the ERDF support should be complemented by at least equivalent amounts under IPA III CBC and NDICI CBC, subject to a maximum amount set out in the respective legal act, that is to say, up to 3 % of the financial envelope under IPA III and up to 4 % of the financial envelope of the Neighbourhood geographic programme under Article 4(2)(a) of the NDICI. _________________ 27 Regulation (EU) XXX establishing the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (OJ L xx, p. y). 28 Regulation (EU) XXX establishing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (OJ L xx, p. y). 29 Council Decision (EU) XXX on the association of the Overseas Countries and Territories with the European Inion including relations between the European Union on the one hand and Greenland and the Kingdom of Denmark on the other (OJ L xx, p. y).
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 123 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 12
(12) With regard to NDICI assistance, the European Union should develop a special relationship with neighbouring countries, aiming to establish an area of prosperity and good neighbourliness, founded on the values of the Union and characterised by close and peaceful relations based on with respect to the principles of subsidiarity, international solidarity and co-operation. This Regulation and the NDICI should therefore support the internal and external aspects of relevant macro-regional strategies. Those initiatives are strategically important and offer meaningful political frameworks for deepening relations with and among partner countries, based on the principles of mutual accountability, shared ownership and responsibility.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 128 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) In view of the specific situation of outmost regions of the European Union, it is necessary to adopt measures concerning the conditions under which those regions may have access to structural funds. Consequently, certain provisions of this Regulation should be adapted to the specificities of the outermost regions in order to simplify and foster cooperation with their neighbors, while taking into account the Communication from the Commission 'A stronger and renewed strategic partnership with the EU's outermost regions'31 . _________________ 31 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank 'A stronger and renewed strategic partnership with the EU's outermost regions', - COM(2017) 623 final, 24.10.2017.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 139 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18 a (new)
(18 a) The European Parliament addressed the issue of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union in its resolutions: of 5 April 2017 on negotiations with the United Kingdom following its notification that it intends to withdraw from the European Union, of 3 October 2017 on the state of play of negotiations with the United Kingdom, of 13 December 2017 on the state of play of negotiations with the United Kingdom and of 14 March 2018 on the framework of the future EU-UK relationships.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 142 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) This Regulation should add two Interreg-specific objectives, one to support an Interreg-specific objective strengthening institutional capacity, enhancing legal and administrative cooperation, in particular where linked to implementation of the Border Regions Communication, intensify cooperation between citizens and institutions and the development and coordination of macro- regional and sea- basin strategies, and one to address specific external cooperation issues such as safety, security, border crossing management and migration.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 153 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23
(23) It is necessary to clarify the rules governing small project funds which have been implemented since Interreg has existed, but have never been covered by specific provisions. As also set out in the Opinion of the Committee of the Regions ‘People-to-people and small-scale projects in cross-border cooperation programmes’32 , such small project funds play an important role in building up trust between citizens and European institutions, offer great European added value and contribute considerably to the overall objective of cross-border cooperation programmes by overcoming border and cross border obstacles and integrating border areas and their citizens. In order to simplify the management of the financing of small projects by the final recipients, who are often not used to applying for Union funds, the use of simplified cost options and of lump sums should be made obligatory below a certain threshold. _________________ 32 Opinion of the European Committee of the Regions ‘People-to-people and small- scale projects in cross-border cooperation programmes’ of 12 July 2017 (OJ C 342, 12.10.2017, p. 38).
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 168 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 36
(36) In order to supplement or amend certain non-essential elements of this Regulation, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the TFEU should be delegated to the Commission to amend the Annex on the template for Interreg programmes. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 176 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 4
4. With regard to support from the ERDF and the external financing instruments of the European Union (jointly referred to as ‘the Interreg funds’) to Interreg programmes, this Regulation defines the Interreg-specific objectives as well as the organisation, the criteria for Member States, third countries, partner countries and OCTs and their regions to be eligible, the financial resources, and the criteria for their allocation.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 178 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 3
(3) 'partner country' means an IPA beneficiary or a country or territory covered by the 'Neighbourhood geographic area’ listed in Annex I to Regulation (EU) [NDICI] and the Russian Federation, and which receives support from the external financing instruments of the European Union;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 181 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2
For the purpose of this Regulation, where provisions of Regulation (EU) [new CPR] refer to 'the Funds' as listed in [point (a) of Article 1(1)] of that Regulation or to the 'ERDF', this shall be construed as also covering the respective external financing instrument of the European Union.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 182 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
Under the European territorial cooperation goal (Interreg), the ERDF and, where applicable, external financing instruments of the European Union shall support the following components:
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 219 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 5
(5) interregional innovation investments through the commercialisation and scaling up of interregional innovation projects having the potential to encourage the development of European value chains ('component 5').
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 230 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. For cross-border cooperation, the regions to be supported by the ERDF shall be the NUTS level 3 regions of the European Union along all internal and external land borders with third countries or partner countries.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 251 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1
1. For transnational cooperation and maritime cooperation, the regions to be supported by the ERDF shall be the NUTS level 2 regions of the European Union covering contiguous functional areas, taking into account, where applicable, macro-regional strategies or sea basin strategies.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 256 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) regions in Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, until a final Brexit deal has been reached and as well as Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco and San Marino;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 259 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Given the unique and special status of Northern Ireland, specific funding streams shall be retained after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 266 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1
1. For any component 4 Interreg programme or for interregional innovation investments under component 5, the entire territory of theeach Member State of the European Union shall be supported by the ERDF.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 268 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2
2. Component 4 Interreg programmes may cover the whole or part of the third countries, partner countries, other territories or OCTs referred to in Articles 4, 5 and 6, whether or not they are supported by the external financing instruments of the European Union.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 273 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2
2. The implementing act referred to in paragraph 1 shall also contain a list specifying those NUTS level 3 regions of the European Union taken into account for the ERDF allocation for cross-border cooperation at all internal borders and those external borders covered by the external financing instruments of the European Union as well as a list specifying those NUTS level 3 regions taken into account for allocation purposes under component 2B referred to in point (a) of Article 9(3).
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 274 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3
3. Regions of third or partner countries or territories outside the European Union which do not receive supported from the ERDF or an external financing instrument of the European Union shall also be mentioned in the list referred to in paragraph 1.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 350 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 5
5. Where the Commission has included a specific financial allocation to assist partner countries or regions under Regulation (EU) [NDICI] and OCTs under Council Decision [OCT Decision] or both in strengthening their cooperation with neighbouring European Union outermost regions in accordance with Article [33(2)] of Regulation (EU) [NDICI] or Article[ 87] of the [OCTP Decision] or both, the ERDF may also contribute in accordance with this Regulation, where appropriate and on the basis of reciprocity and proportionality as regards the level of funding from the NDICI or the OCTP or both, to actions implemented by a partner country or region or any other entity under Regulation (EU) [NDICI], by a country, territory or any other entity under the [OCT Decision] or by a European Union outermost region under, in particular, one or more joint component 2, 3 or 4 Interreg programmes or under cooperation measures referred to in Article 60 established and implemented pursuant to this Regulation.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 352 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 2
2. That implementing act shall also contain a list of the amounts transferred pursuant to Article 9(5) broken down by Member State and by external financing instrument of the European Union.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 375 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 1
1. The ERDF, within its scope as set out in Article [4] of Regulation (EU) [new ERDF], and, where applicable, the external financing instruments of the European Union shall contribute to the policy objectives set out in Article [4(1)] of Regulation (EU) [new CPR] through joint actions under Interreg programmes.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 377 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 3 – introductory part
3. In addition to the specific objectives for the ERDF as set out in Article [2] of Regulation (EU) [new ERDF], the ERDF and, where applicable, the external financing instruments of the European Union may also contribute to the specific objectives under PO 4 as follows:
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 379 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 4 – introductory part
4. Under components 1, 2, and 3, the ERDF and, where applicable, the external financing instruments of the European Union may also support the Interreg- specific objective 'a better Interreg governance', in particular by the following actions:
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 384 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 4 – point a – point i
(i) enhance the institutional capacity of all local public authorities, in particular those mandated to manage a specific territoryarea, and of stakeholders;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 390 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 4 – point b
(b) under component 1, 2 and 3 Interreg programmes: enhance institutional capacity of public authorities and stakeholders to implement macro-regional strategies and sea-basin strategies; with respect to the subsidiarity of Member States.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 393 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 5
5. Under external cross-border and component 2 and 3 Interreg programmes the ERDF and, where applicable, the external financing instruments of the European Union shall also contribute to the external Interreg-specific objective 'a safer and more secure Europe', in particular by actions in the fields of border crossing management and mobility and migration management, including the protection of migranof achieving a more social and inclusive Europe by supporting cross-border and mobility and the protection of migrants in full compliance to the European Charter of Fundamental Rights and the European Convention of Human Rights.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 401 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 1
1. At least 60% of the ERDF and, where applicable, of the external financing instruments of the European Union allocated under priorities other than for technical assistance to each Interreg programme under components 1, 2 and 3, shall be allocated on a maximum of three of the policy objectives set out in Article [4(1)] of Regulation (EU) [new CPR].
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 405 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 2
2. An additional 15% of the ERDF and, where applicable, of the external financing instruments of the European Union allocations under priorities other than for technical assistance to each Interreg programme under components 1, 2 and 3, shall be allocated on the Interreg- specific objective of 'a better Interreg governance' or on the external Interreg- specific objective of 'a saferocial and more securinclusive Europe'.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 409 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 3
3. Where a component 2A Interreg programme supports a macro-regional strategy, the total ERDF and, where applicable, the total external financing instruments of the European Union allocations under priorities other than for technical assistance shall be programmed on the objectives of that strategy.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 414 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 4
4. Where a component 2B Interreg programme supports a macro-regional strategy or sea-basin strategy, at least 70% of the total ERDF and, where applicable, of the external financing instruments of the European Union allocations under priorities other than for technical assistance shall be allocated on the objectives of that strategy.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 415 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 5
5. For component 4 Interreg programmes, the total ERDF and, where applicable, of the external financing instruments of the European Union allocations under priorities other than for technical assistance shall be allocated on the Interreg-specific objective 'a better Interreg governance'.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 430 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 2
However, an Interreg programme covering support from an external financing instrument of the European Union shall be submitted by the Member State hosting the prospective managing authority no later than six months after the adoption by the Commission of the relevant strategic programming document under Article 10(1) or where required under the respective basic act of one or more of an external financing instrument of the European Union.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 450 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 4 – point g – point i
(i) a table specifying the total financial allocation for the ERDF and, where relevant, for each external financing instrument of the European Union for the whole programming period and by year;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 451 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 4 – point g – point ii
(ii) a table specifying the total financial allocation for each priority by the ERDF and, where relevant, by each external financing instrument of the European Union by priority and the national co- financing and whether the national co- financing is made up of public and private co-financing;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 453 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 5 – point a – introductory part
(a) with regard to the tables referred to in point (g) and as concerns the support from external financing instruments of the European Union, those funds shall be set out as follows:
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 457 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall assess with full transparency each Interreg programme and its compliance with Regulation (EU) [new CPR], Regulation (EU) [new ERDF] and this Regulation and, in the case of support from an external financing instrument of the European Union and where relevant, its consistency with the multi-annual strategy document under Article 10(1) or the relevant strategic programming framework under the respective basic act of one or more of those instruments.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 483 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
For the selection of operations, the monitoring committee or, where applicable, the steering committee shall establish and apply criteria and procedures which are non-discriminatory and transparent, ensure gender equality and take account of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the European Convention of Human Rights and the principle of sustainable development and of the European Union policy on the environment in accordance with Article 11 and Article 191(1) of the TFEU.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 484 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2
The criteria and procedures shall ensure the prioritisation of operations to be selected with a view to maximise the contribution of European Union funding to the achievement of the objectives of the Interreg programme and to implementing the cooperation dimension of operations under Interreg programmes, as set out in Article 23(1) and (4).
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 490 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 3
3. The managing authority shall consult the Commission and may take its comments into account prior to the initial submission of the selection criteria to the monitoring committee or, where applicable, the steering committee. The same shall apply for any subsequent changes to those criteria.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 492 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 4 – point b
(b) ensure that selected operations do not conflict with the corresponding strategies established under Article 10(1) or established for one or more of the external financing instruments of the European Union;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 518 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 24 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
The contribution from the ERDF or, where applicable, an external financing instrument of the European Union, to a small project fund within an Interreg programme shall not exceed EUR 20 000 000 or 15% of the total allocation of the Interreg programme, whichever is lower.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 519 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 24 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
The final recipients within a small project fund shall receive support from the ERDF or, where applicable the external financing instruments of the European Union through the beneficiary and implement the small projects within that small project fund (‘small project’).
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 532 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 24 – paragraph 6 – subparagraph 1
Where the public contribution to a small project does not exceed EUR 100 000, the contribution from the ERDF or, where applicable, an external financing instrument of the European Union shall take the form of unit costs or lump sums or include flat rates, except for projects for which the support constitutes State aid.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 536 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 25 – paragraph 2
2. If not otherwise specified in the arrangements laid down pursuant to point (a) of paragraph 1 the lead partner shall ensure that the other partners receive the total amount of the contribution from the respective European Union fund as quickly as possible and in full. No amount shall be deducted or withheld and no specific charge or other charge with equivalent effect shall be levied that would reduce that amount for the other partners.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 549 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 26 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) for component 2, 3 and 4 Interreg programmes, both for the ERDF and, where applicable, for the external financing instruments of the European Union: 7%.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 581 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 30 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
The review maywill be carried out in full transparency and in writing.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 598 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 34 – paragraph 1
1. The managing authority shall carry out evaluations of each Interreg programme. Each evaluation shall assess the programme’s effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, and coherence and EU added value with the aim to improve the quality of the design and implementation of the respective Interreg programme.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 602 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 35 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) providing on the partner's professional website, where such a website exists, a short description of the Interreg operation, proportionate to the level of support provided by an Interreg fund, including its aims and results, and highlighting the financial support from the European Union;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 607 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 35 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 2
The term 'Interreg' shall be used next to the emblem of the European Union in accordance with Article [42] of Regulation (EU) [new CPR].
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 612 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 36 – paragraph 1
1. All or part of an Interreg operation may be implemented outside of a Member State, including outside the European Union, provided that the Interreg operation contributes to the objectives of the respective Interreg programme.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 623 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 39 – paragraph 1 – point l a (new)
(l a) (m) Or if any adjustments needs to be made to adapt the premises, or purchase any equipment for those with both visible or invisible disabilities.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 625 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 39 – paragraph 1 a (new)
(n) or any other cost that is proven to be required in order to ensure the effective running of the project.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 733 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 53 – paragraph 2
2. Component 2 and 4 Interreg programmes combining contributions from the ERDF and from one or more external financing instrument of the European Union shall be implemented under shared management both in the Member States and in any participating third country or partner country or, with regard to component 3, in any OCT, whether or not that OCT receives support under one or more external financing instruments of the European Union.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 737 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 53 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) under shared management only in the Member States and in any participating third country or OCT with regard to ERDF expenditure outside the European Union for one or more operations, whereas the contributions from one or more external financing instruments of the European Union are managed under indirect management;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 744 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 54 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
By way of derogation from Article [57(2)] of Regulation (EU) [new CPR] expenditure shall be eligible for a contribution from external financing instruments of the European Union if it has been incurred by a partner or the private partner of PPP operations in the preparation and implementation of Interreg operations from 1 January 2021 and paid after the date when the financing agreement with the respective third country, partner country or OCT was concluded.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 745 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 54 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
Where an Interreg programme selects operations based on calls for proposals, such calls may include applications for a contribution from external financing instruments of the European Union, even when launched before the relevant financing agreement was signed, and operations may already be selected before such dates.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 750 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 56 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) where the beneficiary is a contracting authority or a contracting entity within the meaning of the European Union law applicable to public procurement procedures, it shall apply national laws, regulations and administrative provisions adopted in connection with European Union laws;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 751 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 57 – paragraph 1
The Commission decisions approving Interreg programmes also supported by an external financing instrument of the European Union shall meet the requirements necessary to constitute financing decisions in terms of Article [110(2)] of Regulation (EU, Euratom) [FR- Omnibus].
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 752 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 58 – paragraph 1
1. In order to implement an Interreg programme in a third country, partner country or OCT, in accordance with Article [112(4)] of Regulation (EU, Euratom) [FR- Omnibus], a financing agreement shall be concluded between the Commission representing the European Union and each participating third country, partner country or OCT represented in accordance with its national legal framework.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 754 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 58 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point b
(b) when the third or partner country or OCT has completed the procedure required for ratification under its national legal framework and informed the Commission with full transparency.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 758 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 58 – paragraph 6
6. Where the Member State hosting the managing authority of the Interreg programme decides to sign the financing agreement pursuant to point (a) of paragraph 4, that financing agreement shall be considered a tool to implement the European Union budget in accordance with the Financial Regulation and not an international agreement as referred to in Articles 216 to 219 of the TFEU.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 759 #

2018/0199(COD)

1. Where a third country, partner country or OCT transfers to the Managing Authority a financial contribution to the Interreg programme other than its co- financing of the European Union support to the Interreg programme, the rules concerning that financial contribution shall be contained in the following document:
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 760 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 59 – paragraph 1 – point b – paragraph 2
For the purposes of point (b)(i) of the first subparagraph, sections of the implementing agreement may, where applicable, cover both the transferred financial contribution and the European Union support to the Interreg programme.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 762 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 59 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1
With regard to the PEACE PLUS programme, the financial contribution to European Union activities from the United Kingdom in the form of external assigned revenue as referred to in [point (e) of Article 21(2)] of Regulation (EU, Euratom) [FR-Omnibus] shall make part of the budget appropriations for Heading 2 'Cohesion and Values', sub-ceiling 'Economic, social and territorial cohesion'.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 763 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 59 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 3
It shall be signed before the beginning of the implementation of the programme thus allowing the Special EU Programmes Body to apply all the European Union legislation necessary for the implementation of the programme.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 13 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas 2014-2020 is marked by increased ESIF and CEF budgets and, despite the delayed implementation of the programming period, there is no major impact on transport investments; whereas EU transport infrastructure investments are one of the policies that provide the highessignificant EU added value due to the spill-over effects within the single market, which effectively make all Member States net beneficiaries of the investment;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 17 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas TEN-T and transport infrastructure such as road, high-speed railways, waterways and air are EU priorities, and if European investment were to lag behind, increased FDI could fill the gap while relocating profits, taxes and job opportunities outside of the EU, perhaps increasing the dependence and macroeconomic instability of the regions; whereas such a process would undermine the Union’s regional presence and policies in the long term and would lead to fragmentation and divergence;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 22 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas smart, sustainable and fully interconnected transport, energy and digital networks are a necessary condition forkey factor in the completion and smooth operation of the European single market and for linking Europe with the world market; whereas these are genuine arteries for European economic growth andeconomy and in the well-being of itEurope's citizens;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 38 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Underlines that the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the Cohesion Fund (CF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) should remain the core EU sources for transport infrastructure investments under the thematic objective of ‘promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures’; proposes that, due to the high European added value and the extensive spill-over effects generated, these funding sources should remain available for all eligible EU regions, without detracting from the need to award priority to the less developed regions and regions clearly lagging behind in terms of transport infrastructure;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 40 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Stresses that infrastructure and transport policy must be based on a social and economic model that reduces demand for goods haulage and passenger transport without impacting on the economic welfare and needs of the public; therefore sees a need, on the one hand, for a more decentralised and balanced economic system that avoids massive transfers of goods and workers, and which enables endogenous regional development, and, on the other hand, a new approach and praxis in regional planning which narrows the gap between cities and rural areas and segmentation between over-populated areas and depopulated ones; also sees a need to promote measures such as prioritising the use of public and community transport, cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, the consumption of local and seasonal products, and sustainable local for tourism and leisure models, etc. Considers this to be the only way to achieve genuinely sustainable development that is environment-friendly, economically viable and delivers territorial and social cohesion;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 51 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Calls on the Commission to present, within six months, a detailed and up-to-date country-by-country and project-by-project report on financing in the periods 2007-2014 and 2014-2020 under the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund, with a breakdown for each of the tangible objectives under Article 5(7) of Regulation (EU) No 1301/2013 on the European Regional Development Fund and Article 4(d) of Regulation (EU) No 1300/2013 on the Cohesion Fund; that report should cover the cost of the projects, the EU financing involved and the effective use of the infrastructure completed, and include an analysis of their economic and social benefits;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 53 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Considers that the role of additional sources such as the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) needs to be defined in view of their complementarity to the ERDF and CF and their additionality to EIB lending operations; notes in thistresses that doubts linger as to the need for the EFSI and its effectiveness and finds it regrettable that public guarantees aregard that EFSI should serve as a platform for public-private partnerships (PPPs) in matching provided for private sector operations when it is the private sector operator who reaps the rewards of successful projects; stresses that in any event the EFSI must prioritise sustainable transport and essential transport infrastructure projects that offer high social, economic and environmental added value, and focus on those projects that foster quality job creation, long-term growth, innovation and territorial cohesion, including sustainable urban transport and railway projects, meaning that it must maintain a territorial balance in investments; notes in this regard that EFSI should serve to match financial instruments to private investment and to national/regional financing at project level; notes that the support available through the EU guarantee should be provided to bankable infrastructure projects which would not otherwise be supported through the ERDF, CF or CEF;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 59 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Points out that, in all circumstances, grants should be the key tool for funding sustainable public transport infrastructure, and especially railways;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 64 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Notes that infrastructure requires objective quantification of demand prior to setting the budget and the delivery methods; believes that one priority should be to upgrade existing infrastructure by increasing its capacity, quality and safety; underlines that it should be possible for the ERDF and CF eligibility criteria to consider existing demand at NUTS 3 level;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 67 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Believes that all transport infrastructure should be subject to broad public debate, in-depth investigation into its actual necessity and economic and social benefit, and to an exhaustive environmental impact study; considers that only infrastructure on which there is public consensus, which is necessary and socially beneficial and which does not occasion major and/or irreparable environmental damage should be implemented and financed through EU instruments;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 70 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Calls for a pivotal decision-making role to be played by the local and regional authorities, and by civil society and local community representatives, in the adoption, planning and financing of transport infrastructure, including in European cross-border coordination and cooperation;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 71 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 c (new)
4c. Believes that EU transport infrastructure funding should be geared primarily to sustainable means of transport such as conventional railways, waterways and short-sea shipping; stresses that projects in receipt of co-financing should reflect the need for infrastructure which benefits the EU from a perspective of social, economic and territorial cohesion, which minimises the impact on the environment, which is resistant to the potential impact of climate change and which protects health and ensures user safety; emphasises that EU funding for such means of transport through cohesion policy and the Connecting Europe Facility should be increased, since it is these types of transport which best ensure that the stated aims of transport policy and cohesion policy are achieved;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 72 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 d (new)
4d. Emphasises in particular regarding railways that special attention should be paid to revitalising and maintaining branch lines that connect with national main lines and European corridors, provide cross-border connections between Member States and relieve bottlenecks; that local, regional and nations railway connections that have been abandoned despite their economic and public worth, and especially cross- border connections, should be rejuvenated as a matter of urgency; and that initiatives to find new uses for disused lines, such as goods transport or new tourism services, should be promoted. Calls on the Commission also to ensure that the use of railways for goods transport is stepped up with a view to greater network efficiency and more sustainable and safe transport;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 75 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Calls for tha study to be conducted on the possible creation of an EU transport infrastructure index as an additional eligibility criterion in order to accurately reflect regional and local demand; proposes that the index help determine the overall envelope of investments as well as the co- financing rates; suggests that the EU transport scoreboard could be the basis for the proposed index with complementary elements such as road safety, regional specifics and environmental impact, which could contribute to the accuracy of the assessments; calls on the Commission to present to Parliament, within six months, a communication on this transport infrastructure index;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 90 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Urges that an integrated approach to the objective of sustainable transport be adopted under the cohesion policy, which is to say that it should prioritise interoperability, interconnectivity and intermodality, ensuring an optimum use of all means of transport and fostering the compatibility of interconnections between different means of transport; also favours an intermodal TEN-T approach based on means of transport which are more environmentally friendly, less fuel- expensive and safer, ensuring an optimum use of all means of transport and fostering the compatibility of interconnections between different means of transport;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 94 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6b. Recommends that national administrations and regional authorities upgrade intermediate stations and local connections as well was linkages with the TEN-Ts, in order to minimise the costs associated with the existence of peripheral areas; calls on the Commission to promote necessary projects of this type;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 102 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Emphasises the need to integrate climate protection into cohesion policy as regards the sustainable transport objective and hence pursue the Community's objectives for reducing CO2 emissions; calls on the Commission to require the Member States to integrate Community environmental legislation into the process of adopting and planning projects eligible for funding, and especially Natura2000, strategic environmental assessment, environmental impact assessment, air quality, the Water Framework Directive, the Habitats and Birds Directives, and the European Environmental Agency's Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM);
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 108 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7b. Stresses that increased energy efficiency should be one of the key priorities of European transport policy and, therefore, of cohesion policy in that field; emphasises the importance of promoting electro-mobility and electric public transport systems, alongside the introduction of renewable electrical energy sources, awarding priority to continuing electrification of the railway network;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 115 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Calls for athe common European transport policy, whose overriding objectives should be environmental sustainability and territorial and social cohesion, to be based on a funding framework that is integrated and coordinated with the EU transport instruments; considers that thematic concentration should be preserved in order to permit synergies between different funding sources at project level; proposes the creation of a single set of rules for all financing sources related to the thematic objective of ‘promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures’; considers it necessary to streamline and accelerate procurement and state aid compliance procedures through standardised public procurement;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 122 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Demands that the utmost attention be paid, in all the transport infrastructure projects financed by the European Union, to quality of employment and dignified working conditions for workers, with a specific focus on compliance with occupational safety standards;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 15 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas balanced social and economic development throughout Europe is crucial to maintain and promote social peace and an innovative, sustainable and inclusive European integration process that is based on broad public support;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 26 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas one of the key pieces of new information provided by the 7th Cohesion Report concerns the identification of certain areas described as being caught in the ‘middle-income trap’, which risk being left behindstagnation or even falling back again behind the already reached level of development;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 58 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Emphasises that cohesion policy investments provide European added value by contributing to European public goods and to the Treaty objective of reducing disparities towards the upward adaptation of living standards;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 83 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Notes that cities, towns and urban areas combine opportunities and challenges, because of the concentration of people facing serious economicserious social, economic, environmental difficulties and the existence of pockets of poverty, including in relatively prosperous cities;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 88 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Emphasises that efforts to consolidate the territorial dimension of cohesion policy require greater attention to be paid to peri-urban, cross border and rural problems, with a particular focus on to medium-sized towns;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 126 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Is convinced that a major challenge for future cohesion policy will be to provide appropriatesufficient support to these regions to keep up their positive development paths, and that cohesion policy must both reduce disparities and prevent vulnerable regions from falling behind, by taking account of the different trends and dynamics and possibly expanding the scope of and support for the transition region category;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 143 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Stresses that social and fiscal convergence help to foster cohesion while improving the functioning of the single market; takes the view that divergent practices in this area may run counter to the objective of cohesion and are liable to cause further problems for territories which are lagging behind or are the most vulnerable to globalisation; considers that cohesion policy could contribute to the promotion of social and fiscal convergence by providing incentives, but reiterates its position that cohesion policy must not be subject to any conditionalities at European level that cannot be influenced by local and regional authorities and other beneficiaries; calls on the Commission to take better account of this aspect in the European Semester;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 156 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Supports a strong thematic concentration on a limited number of priorities linked to major European political objectives, leaving managing authorities the task of drawing up their territorial strategies on the basis of their needs; stresses that employment,social integration and culture, decent employment and education, combating poverty and discrimination, civil research and innovation, support for SMEs, climate changeaction and the circular economy should constitute priority areas for cohesion policy in future;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 224 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Emphasises that financial instruments can be an effective lever and that they should be promoted if they generate added value; stresses, however, that their effectiveness hinges on many factors (nature of the project, of the territory or of the risk) and thatReiterates that grants must remain the basis of the financing of cohesion policy and points out that financial instruments can play a complementary role, but stresses, that their effectiveness hinges on many factors (nature of the project, of the territory or of the risk) and that they should be used with caution, based on an appropriate ex-ante assessment; grants should be complemented only where such financial instruments demonstrate an added value, and all regions, regardless of their level of development, must be free to determine the most appropriate method of financing; opposes any binding targets for the use of financial instruments;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 295 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. Calls for a genuine single set of rules to be introduced for the various funds; supports consistent treatment of European funds under direct management and cohesion funds where State aid is concerned and, more generally, harmonised rules for European instruments aimed at the same beneficiaries; stresses the importance of greater complementarity between cohesion policy and the future EU research programme, in order to cover the full cycle from basic research to commercial applications; general exemption from state aid rules should be considered for support measures in the framework of European Territorial Cooperation (ETC);
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 304 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33
33. Calls for requirements in respect of the programming, implementation and monitoring of ESI Funds in future to be based on the principle of differentiation, based on transparent and fair criteria, in accordance with the amounts allocated to programmes, the risk profile, the quality of administration and the level of financing by recipients;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 310 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 34
34. Regards it as essential that the relationship between the Commission and managing authorities should evolve towards a ‘contract of confidence’; calls on the Commission to build on the work already done in the area of sound public finance management, introducing the principle of a new label"trust bonus" to reward managing authorities which have demonstrated their ability to comply with the rules; in relation to monitoring, calls for greater reliance on national and regional rules where their effectiveness has been verified and validated;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 321 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 36
36. IsIs extremely concerned atby the Commission’s 36. recent statements concerning the massive cuts to the cohesion policy budget that might be made under the next MFF and which would exclude certain or even most regions from the scope of cohesion policy; wishes to see a budget commensurate with the challenges facing the regions, and calls for cohesion policy not to be made an adjustment variable; points out that the coverage of all EU regions is a ‘red line’ for the European Parliament; stresses that the theory of ‘economic development clubs’ confirms the importance of differentiated support for all European regions, including regions with a very high income, which must remain competitive with their global competitors;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 336 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 38
38. WelcomNotes the positivereliminary results of the Juncker investment plan; stresses that cohesion policy and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) are based on different concepts and objectives which in certain cases can be complementary, but that one cannot be a substitute for the other, irrespective of the level of development of the regions; calls for maintaining clear delimitations between the EFSI and cohesion policy, together with the provision of opportunities for their combination and facilitated use where appropriate without mixing them;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 6 #

2017/2225(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas, in addition to the more general cohesion policy funds, Northern Ireland has benefited in particular from special cross-border and intercross-community programmes, including the Northern Ireland Peace Programme;
2018/05/16
Committee: REGI
Amendment 8 #

2017/2225(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas EU cohesion policy, particularly through the Peace Programme, has decisively contributed to the peace process in Northern Ireland and supports the reconciliation of the two communitiescross-community reconciliation;
2018/05/16
Committee: REGI
Amendment 9 #

2017/2225(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas the success of EU cohesion funding partly derives from the fact that it is seen as ‘neutral money’, i.e. not directly linked to the interests of eiany particular part of ther community;
2018/05/16
Committee: REGI
Amendment 14 #

2017/2225(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Considers that the special EU programmes for Northern Ireland, including the Northern Ireland Peace Programme, are of key importance for the continuing peace process, as they foster intercross-community and cross-border contacts; notes that cross-community and cross-border social hubs and shared services are particularly important in this regard;
2018/05/16
Committee: REGI
Amendment 20 #

2017/2225(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Sees that cross-community trust- building measures, such as shared spaces and support networks, have played a key role in the peace process, as shared spaces allow the two communitiesy in Northern Ireland to come together for joint activities, thereby helping to heal the divide;
2018/05/16
Committee: REGI
Amendment 30 #

2017/2225(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Believes it desirable that, post- 2020, Northern Ireland should be able to continue to participate in the EU’s general cohesion funds if possible, as that would benefit economic and social development, particularly in disadvantaged and rural, rural and border areas;
2018/05/16
Committee: REGI
Amendment 36 #

2017/2225(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Considers that, post-2020, EU- supported cross-border and intercross- community schemes should be continued; stresses that the continuance of the special EU cohesion programmes for Northern Ireland, namely the Northern Ireland Peace Programme and the Interreg programmes, are particularly important for the stability of the region, especially after the British exit from the EU; fears that an end to these programmes would endanger cross-border and intercross-community trust-building activities and, as a consequence, the peace process;
2018/05/16
Committee: REGI
Amendment 43 #

2017/2225(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Considers that it is important that the EU should continue to reach out to bothe communitiesy in Northern Ireland post-2020 by playing an active role in the administration of cohesion and cross- community funding in Northern Ireland, thereby helping them to overcome theirsocial divisions; believes that funding should be maintained at its current level after the British exit from the EU;
2018/05/16
Committee: REGI
Amendment 48 #

2017/2225(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Calls on the Commission to promote the Northern Irish experience with cohesion funding as an example of how the EU wants to address inter-community divisions caused by conflicts;
2018/05/16
Committee: REGI
Amendment 20 #

2017/2114(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Believes that EU cohesion policy is the best tool for contributing to both competitiveness and solidarity throughout the EU regions, and it is therefore essential to continue it far beyond 2020, in order to combat the disparities that have increased following the crisis; stresses the importance of cohesion policy also to efforts to combat the disparities that have increased during the crisis, particularly between regions; stresses, however, that, although cohesion policy has alleviated the impact of the latest economic and financial crisis in the EU, as well as that of austerity policy, it cannot fully counteract the impact of austerity policies but that there is a need, inter alia, for policies to boost demand in countries with surpluses, debt restructuring in the Member States hardest hit by the crisis, and an investment policy geared to redistribution;
2017/07/19
Committee: REGI
Amendment 48 #

2017/2114(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Is convinced that the urban dimension of cohesion policy can play an important role in supporting growth, jobs, inclusion, integration and innovation, not only in major urban areas, but also in all regions with special geographical characteristics;
2017/07/19
Committee: REGI
Amendment 68 #

2017/2114(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Recognises that the EU needs to address new, serious challenges, and that cohesion policy could be a very important source of financial support for various issues, such as the integration of migrants, education, employment, housing and combating discriminationwhich can be tackled partly by means of cohesion policy, which is indeed to some extent already addressing them; stresses, however, that cohesion policy is already tackling an enormous range of challenges in connection with the objectives laid down in the Treaties and cannot be expected to overcome all the challenges which will face the EU after 2020 using funding of the current level or even lower;
2017/07/19
Committee: REGI
Amendment 80 #

2017/2114(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9
9. Believes that different sources of financing must be coordinated by strengthening and creating new synergies for a better use of money throughout all existing instruments, such as the European Fund for Strategic Investments and Horizon 2020; synergies and communication between different sources of financing can be increased; observes, however, that the EFSI and other financial instruments should not undermine the strategic coherence, territorial concentration and long-term perspective of cohesion policy programming and should not replace or crowd out the grants nor aim to replace or reduce the ESIF budget for grants; calls for a clear demarcation between the EFSI and cohesion policy and for opportunities to be provided for a combination of the two and easier access to them without mixing them together;
2017/07/19
Committee: REGI
Amendment 90 #

2017/2114(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10a. Observes that the annual procedure of adopting country-specific recommendations to the Member States under the European Semester is not compatible with the medium- and long- term programme planning approach required for the ESIF and that in many cases the recommendations are contrary to social, economic and territorial cohesion objectives; rejects, therefore, any attempt to make access to EU funding instruments conditional on compliance with the country-specific recommendations;
2017/07/19
Committee: REGI
Amendment 92 #

2017/2114(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10 b (new)
10b. Rejects the concept of macroeconomic conditionality, as this type of linkage between the ESIF and economic-policy guidance 'penalises' regional and local authorities for the failures of the national government, over whose performance the local and regional level, as well as other beneficiaries, have no influence of any kind;
2017/07/19
Committee: REGI
Amendment 2 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Highlights the vital role that regions and cities play in the implementation of energy policies, and specifically in developing renewables and promoting sustainable patterns of consumption, and therefore urges the Commission and the Member States to involve cities and regions, as well as civil society, in discussions on the energy transition, above all in the context of state-level integrated energy and climate plans; takes the view, furthermore, that they should be given an active role in drawing up and implementing specific measures;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 7 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Emphasises that support for regions and cities from ESI Funds must be stepped up in the area of the energy transition; points out, specifically, that economic support and resources should be increased for the implementation of local energy renovation programmes, for local communities that produce clean energy, for the renovation of buildings and homes with the aim of increasing energy efficiency, and in order to combat energy poverty; points out, in that regard, that more effort will need to be put into technical assistance, which is vital in this area; takes the view, on the other hand, that direct and indirect support for the use of fossil fuels should be stopped;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 10 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3a. Calls for investment in both research and innovative projects to pay particular attention to renewable energy cooperatives, to renewable energy decentralisation and self-generation initiatives, and to innovative action on the part of SMEs; points out, in addition, how important it is to maintain territorial balance in the EU, and to provide more extensive support for regions and cities that are less developed in this regard;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 21 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Considers that the smart specialisation approach (resulting in over 120 research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation), as set up by the reformed cohesion policy for 2014-2020, should be further developed; also encourages also, in this context, the setting -up of interregional partnerships, including on energy, with particular attention being paid to cross-border cooperation projects;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 5 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 4 a (new)
- having regard to the Good Friday Agreement of 10 April 1998;
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 13 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas the United Kingdom submitted its withdrawal notification under Article 50 TEU on 29 March 2017 and therefore the Treaties and all acquis shall cease to apply to it on the date of entry into force of the withdrawal agreement, or failing that, two years after the date of submission of its notification, meaning at the latest on 29 March 2019, unless the European Council, in agreement with the United Kingdom, unanimously decides to extend that period; whereas, under the Good Friday Agreement, the people of Northern Ireland have an inherent right to hold British citizenship, Irish citizenship, or both, and by virtue of the right to Irish citizenship, to citizenship of the Union as well;
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 95 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Underlines that the new distribution proposed would allow for a reduction in the size of Parliament to 699702 members plus the President, thereby leaving sufficient room for manoeuvre to accommodate potential future enlargements of the EU and members elected in a joint constituency, as well as protecting the rights of citizens in Northern Ireland by ensuring their representation in the European Parliament is maintained after the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union;
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 144 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Annex – Article 3 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – table – row 7
Ireland 136
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 7 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B
B. whereas regional cohesion policy is one of the EU’s core policies, bringing Europe together, improving its economic, social and territorial cohesion and strengthening its economy, and it is therefore key that sufficient funding for cohesion policy - at least equivalent to that of the current period - is provided for in the MFF;
2017/09/05
Committee: REGI
Amendment 12 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C
C. whereas measures should be taken to ensure that the budgetary challenge deriving from the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU does not disrupt regional policy and does not reduce the budget for cohesion in the next MFF, including by shifting to new own resources for funding;
2017/09/05
Committee: REGI
Amendment 19 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital D
D. whereas cohesion policy has contributed significantly to economic, social and territorial cohesion, to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy and to achieving its goals for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth; whereas the strategy should be reviewed for the post-2020 period, giving a major role to cohesion policy;
2017/09/05
Committee: REGI
Amendment 41 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Calls, therefore, for the MFF to provide for sufficient fundsfunds that are at least equivalent to those of the current programming period for cohesion policy post-2020, striking a good balance between investments in citizens and investments for citizens and ensuring that the EU’s political goals can be reached;
2017/09/05
Committee: REGI
Amendment 57 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Considers that regional funding should be protected and should continue to predominantly take the form of grants rather than financial instruments, which do, however, have an important role to play in certain cases; stresses that in the event of a reduction in the EU’s budgets, greater focus on the EU’s core goals is requirunder no circumstances should the EU have its budgets reduced;
2017/09/05
Committee: REGI
Amendment 84 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Stresses the importance of regional policy to protect the most vulnerable regions, such as the least developed and outermost regions;stresses that under no circumstances should those regions be harmed by any reduction in the MFF;
2017/09/05
Committee: REGI
Amendment 173 #

2017/2044(BUD)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 65 a (new)
65 a. Recalls the 2013 Fox-Häfner report, 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; notes the finding that 78 % of all missions by Parliament statutory staff arise as a direct result of the Parliament's geographic dispersion; emphasises that the report also estimates the environmental impact of the geographic dispersion to be between 11,000 to 19,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions; reiterates the negative public perception caused by this dispersion and calls therefore for a roadmap to a single seat and a reduction in the relevant budget lines;
2017/10/04
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 32 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Title 1
rejects the Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing the European Defence Industrial Development Programme aiming at supporting the competitiveness and innovative capacity of the EU defence industry
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 7 #

2016/2305(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Welcomes the aim of making it possible for all the main socio-economic drivers such as schools, public service providers and digitally intensive businesses to be linked to high- performance telecommunications infrastructure by 2025 and considers that almost universal availability of high- performance internet access services at gigabit level is essential in order to prevent a growing digital divide between urban and rural areas and to promote social, economic and territorial cohesion in its digital dimension;
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 10 #

2016/2305(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1b. Stresses that basic broadband access as a universal service, and access to functioning internet services at affordable prices, which facilitate unlimited participation in the digital society and economy, should be regarded as a fundamental right of EU citizens, and considers guaranteeing basic broadband access to be an objective of general interest;
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 25 #

2016/2303(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Takes note of the establishment of the Structural Reform Support Programme (SRSP), and recognises itslooks forward to the potential benefits for cohesion policy, among other areas; considers, however, that in case of a possible prolongation of the programme, resources should not be taken away from ESI Funds technical assistance; calls on the Commission to ensure maximum coordination between the actions financed by the SRSP and the technical assistance provided under the ESI Funds;
2017/03/24
Committee: REGI
Amendment 39 #

2016/2303(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Notes that, since technical assistance was first used in the area of cohesion policy, no global analysis has been carried out to establish the actual contribution it makes; points out that it is therefore difficult to make a detailed assessment of how important it is and of the contribution it makes in terms of administrative capacity-building and institutional strengthening with a view to ensuring that ESI Funds are managed in an effective way; calls, therefore, for an increase in information and transparency with regard to technical assistance activities, for Parliament to play a more significant role in monitoring and follow- up, and for a thoroughgoing, comprehensive study to be carried out on its contribution to the area of Cohesion Policy;
2017/03/24
Committee: REGI
Amendment 56 #

2016/2303(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Is concerned that in certain Member States technical assistance does not reach the local and regional authorities in an effective way; highlights that it is crucial, therefore, to make more effort to ensure that technical assistance actually reaches those local and regional authorities, significantly boosting their capacities, and to establish sound communication channels between the different levels of governance in order to successfully implement the ESI Funds, but also to restore trust in the effective functioning of the EU and its policies;
2017/03/24
Committee: REGI
Amendment 84 #

2016/2303(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. Takes the view that technical assistance must contribute to the sustainability of projects, i.e. the amount of time they last, focusing on key areas of cohesion policy and favouring long-term outcomes, for example projects that create lasting employment;
2017/03/24
Committee: REGI
Amendment 86 #

2016/2303(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 b (new)
16b. Points out that technical assistance must be seen as a simple, flexible instrument that can be adjusted to suit changing circumstances, and therefore as being really useful in the process of managing ESI Funds, the allocation of which also requires the flexibility necessary to respond to new and unusual situations and to emergencies;
2017/03/24
Committee: REGI
Amendment 90 #

2016/2303(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Calls for increased use of technical assistance in the area of European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) and related programmes, whichand especially in the field of cross-border cooperation, as those areas have their own specificities and require support in all phases of implementation, with a view to enhancing that cooperation and increasing the stability of the programmes concerned;
2017/03/24
Committee: REGI
Amendment 43 #

2016/2302(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. AcknowledgNotes that both the volume and the qualityypes of financial instruments (in the form of microcredit, loans, guarantees, equity and venture capital) under Cohesion Policy’s shared management increased; highlights the two main reasons for this trend – the 2007-2013 period provided valuable experience and lessons regarding ESI Funds implementation through grants and financial instruments, while the 2014- 2020 MFF reflects the post-crisis need for more financial instruments owing to fiscal limitationsfiscal limitations and massive cutbacks in public funding for cohesion policy grants owing to austerity policy ;
2017/02/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 57 #

2016/2302(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Recognises that grants have some strengths as compared to financial instruments: supporting projects that do not necessarily generate revenue, providing funding to projects that for various reasons cannot attract private or public funding, targeting specific beneficiaries, issues and regional priorities, and lower complexity of use owing to existing experience and capacity; acknowledges that in some cases grants are bound to limitations: difficulties in achieving project quality and sustainability, risk of substituting public funding in the long-run and a crowding- out effect for potential private investment even when projects may have a revolving naturerisk of substituting national or regional public funding, complexity of implementation, deadweight effects in the private sector;
2017/02/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 77 #

2016/2302(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Recalls that the partly positive experience of using financial instruments in the 2007- 2013 programming period whas accompanied byto be seen in contrast to a number of performance issues: late start of operations, inaccurate market assessment, diverging regional uptake to the advantage of more developed regions, overall low disbursement rates, low leverage effect, problematicunsuccessful revolving, high management costs and fees that were high in relation to the support provided and significantly higher than for private-sector funds and inadequately large endowments;
2017/02/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 159 #

2016/2302(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Highlights that financial instruments perform better in well- developed regions and metropolitan areas, while grants address regional structural issues; notes that increasing the sharunderlines that the subsidy system plays an important role in fostering territorial development in particular in areas where the market has failed and where territorial cohesion challenges are a real issue and points at the complementary nature of subsidies and financial instruments; emphasizes that an increasing volume of financial instruments should not influencenegatively affect the grant appropriations as this would hinder the balanceor lead to a crowding out effect on the EU's budget allocated to cohesion policy as this could further territorial disparities; emphasiszes that in a number of public policies grants have to dominate, while financial instruments can play complementary roles;
2017/02/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 178 #

2016/2302(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 a (new)
20a. Points out that financial instruments must be accessible for possible users on more advantageous terms compared to standard commercial loans;
2017/02/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 46 #

2016/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8 a. The analysis of minutes of the TCMV meetings shows that many Member States (Italy, Spain, France, Slovak Republic, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Poland, United Kingdom and Austria), strongly opposed the more ambitious Commission proposal for conformity factors for NOx limits, and instead settled for higher conformity factor values corresponding to weaker environmental objectives. Some Member States presented a different position to the public and to the participants of the TCMV.
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 5 #

2016/2147(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Takes the view that excellence and competitiveness should remain the underlying principles of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, while the ESI Funds should target regional growth and cohesion; is therefore opposed to any criteria or quotas in the new Framework Programme which aim to influence geographic distribution or cohesionexpresses, however, its concern about the difference in HORIZON’s investments in the different European regions. Therefore, considers that the 9th Framework Programme should propose a territorial approach;
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 9 #

2016/2147(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Regrets the fact that the creation of the EFSI has had a direct impact on Horizon 2020 as the programme’s budget has been reduced by EUR 2.2 billion to contribute to EFSI funding;
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 12 #

2016/2147(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Notes the divergences in aims and focus between the Framework Programme and the ESI Funds; takes the view, however, that efforts must be made to maximise synergies at programme level; therefore, calls on the Commission to simplify the regulatory framework because promoting synergies between the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs) and Horizon 2020 is one of the priorities for the 2014-2020 period but this process is however being hampered by its regulatory complexity;
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 30 #

2016/2147(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Takes the view that RIS3 is a suitable vehicle for the reform of regional innovation ecosystems and that ESI Funds must be used for capacity building; points out that, based on the priorities identified in the RIS3, interregional cooperation should be developed as this will enable value chains to be creating throughout the EU; considers therefore that the current regulatory framework is totally inadequate and rather than fostering, in fact constrains interregional cooperation.
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 38 #

2016/2147(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Takes the view that effective investments in R&I from the ESI Funds can only take place if Member States have their framework conditions in order; calls, therefore, for a closer linkage between country-specific recommendations for structural reforms and investments in R&I;
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 48 #

2016/2147(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Takes the view that there is a need to include stronger incentives to use ESI funds for R&I investments where there are country-specific recommendations to that effect; therefore proposes the establishment of a performance reserve for Member States if they invest a substantial proportion of their revenue from the Structural Funds in R&I;deleted
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 61 #

2016/2147(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Calls on the Commission to increase the participation of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the 9th Framework programme, with a larger dedicated budget for the SME Instrument.
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 71 #

2016/2147(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Calls on the Commission to use the 9th Framework programme for the purpose of social inclusion, so research and innovation projects should invest in social innovation to address social exclusion challenges; reaffirms that the 9th Framework programme should promote gender equality, especially in research and innovation; points out that it should be a better appropriate balance between small and large projects;
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 76 #

2016/2147(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7b. Considers that the 9th Framework programme should help to achieve EU climate and energy goals. More specific environmental goals that are directly tied to overall goals should be considered.
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 949 #

2016/2114(REG)

Parliament's Rules of Procedure
Rule 34 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 3 a (new)
Intergroups shall be required to publish information on support that they receive, whether financial or in-kind. Intergroups and all unofficial groupings shall be required to keep a list of their members (Members of the European Parliament and third parties). Such lists shall be published on the European Parliament website and updated at least twice a year. In order to operate in the European Parliament, all intergroups and unofficial groupings which involve non- parliamentary third parties shall also be required to register on the Union Transparency Register.
2016/09/27
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 1030 #

2016/2114(REG)

Parliament's Rules of Procedure
Rule 115 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 1 a (new)
Members shall only meet interest representatives (lobbyists) who have registered in the Transparency Register, with the exception of local citizens from their constituencies.
2016/09/27
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 1205 #

2016/2114(REG)

Parliament's Rules of Procedure
Annex I – Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point c a (new)
(ca) Members are banned from having remunerated positions with companies or other organisations involved in influencing the Parliament.
2016/09/27
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 1210 #

2016/2114(REG)

Parliament's Rules of Procedure
Annex I – Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – introductory part
Any regular income Members receive in respect of each item declared in accordance with the first subparagraph shall be placed in one of the following categories:Members shall specify the exact amount that they earn as a result of outside financial interests rather than declaring approximate amounts expressed in the form of simple bandwidths.
2016/09/27
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 1233 #

2016/2114(REG)

Parliament's Rules of Procedure
Annex I – Article 6 – paragraph 1 a (new)
The Parliament shall introduce a two year cooling-off period for Members taking any paid work involving EU lobbying, or any other paid work which involved a possible conflict of interests with their former work as a Member of the European Parliament .
2016/09/27
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 2 #

2016/2101(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Acknowledges the greater coherence of the new mainstreamed European Semester, which allows for more opportunities to engage and communicate with Member States and stakeholders at all levelsIs highly concerned about the increasing subordination of the EU cohesion policy under the new mainstreamed European Semester;
2016/07/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 36 #

2016/2101(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Believes that ensuring the transparency and effectiveness of public expenditure is essential for creating a growth-friendly environment; welcomes the factn environment that encourages more and enhanced use of EU funding and that is beneficial to social and economic regional development; notes that several Member States have been able to address those CSRs in their operational programmes (OPs) by means ofthat targeted public investments or reforms undertaken in the context of those ex-ante conditionalities that help enhance participation and proper implementation of cohesion policy; appreciates the fact that the ESI Fund investments already contribute to the implementation of structural reforms and improve overall economic performance in Member Statimproving overall economic performance in regions and Member States in many cases while in some Member States and regions they remain a large or even the main source of public investment and at least help mitigating the impacts of unresolved crises;
2016/07/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 951 #

2016/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 45 a (new)
45 a. Notes that some directives (or minimum rules) have been adopted in recent years regarding judicial cooperation in criminal matters. Stresses, however, that there are European rules in the field of justice and home affairs that must be implemented in order to guarantee the fundamental rights of individuals subject to criminal proceedings. Calls, therefore, on the European Commission to safeguard the uniform application in all Member States of rules such as Council Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA of 27 November 2008, Council Framework Decision 2008/675/JHA of 24 July 2008 and Council Framework Decision 2009/948/JHA of 30 November 2009. Considers it important to maintain the social roots of prisoners and calls for the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU to every person in prison.
2016/10/03
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 24 #

2016/0287(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) Support of this kind should encourage entities with a public mission such as public authorities and providers of public services to offer free local wireless connectivity as an ancillary service to their public mission so asand thus help to ensure that local communities in the centres of public life are guaranteed access to information and involvement in (digital) public life, can improve their digital skills and can experience the benefits of very high-speed broadband in the centres of public life. Such entities could include municipalities and other local public authorities, libraries, schools, community centres, sports facilities, bus and tram stops and hospitals.
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 38 #

2016/0287(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) Due to the limited reach of any single local wireless access point and the small value of individual projects covered, access points benefitting from financial assistance under this Regulation are not expected to challenge commercial offers. In order to further ensure that such financial assistance does not unduly distort competition, crowd out private investments or create disincentives for private operators to invest, the intervention should be limited to projects that do not duplicate already existing private or public offers of similar characteristics in the same areaavailable free of charge under similar terms in the same area served by existing public WLAN routers. This should not exclude additional support to deployments under this initiative from public or private sources of funding. Municipalities which already offer access at lower speeds should continue to be eligible for support with a view to promoting the blanket availability of fast internet access.
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 41 #

2016/0287(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9 a (new)
(9a) Giving local SMEs priority in the context of the procurement and installation of equipment with a view to the provision of WLAN in accordance with this Regulation would safeguard the potential for innovation and job creation in municipalities.
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 42 #

2016/0287(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) To ensure that connectivity in accordance with this Regulation is provided quickly, local authorities should be informed promptly and in an appropriate manner about the availability of this support, and where necessary helped to apply for it, and financial assistance should be implemented using to the fullest extent possible on-line tools that allow for the swift submission and handling of applications and support the implementation, monitoring and auditing of the local wireless access points installed.
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 70 #

2016/0287(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 6
Regulation (EU) No 1234/2014
Annex – section 4 – paragraph 4
Projects duplicating already existing private or public offers of similar characteristics, including quality, in the same area shall not be coveredavailable free of charge under the same terms in the same area served by existing public WLAN routers shall not be covered. Municipalities which already offer access at lower speeds may continue to be receive support with a view to promoting the blanket availability of fast internet access, however.
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 74 #

2016/0287(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 6
Regulation (EU) No 1234/2014
Annex – section 4 – paragraph 5
The available budget shall be allocated in a geographically balanced manner to projects meeting the above conditions in view of the proposals received and, in principle, on a 'first come, first served' basis, and in keeping with the objectives of bringing about economic, social and territorial cohesion and offsetting regional differences in the provision of fast internet access across the Union, to projects meeting the above conditions on the basis of the proposals received.
2017/02/14
Committee: REGI
Amendment 17 #

2016/0276(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) That positive momentum should be maintained and efforts need to be continued to bring investment back to its long-term sustainable trend. The mechanisms of the Investment Plan work and should beshould be readjusted and reinforced to continue the mobilisation of public-led and private investments in sectors important to Europe’s future and where market failures or sub-optimal investment situations remain.
2017/01/31
Committee: REGI
Amendment 26 #

2016/0276(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) The EFSI was established for an initial period of three years and with the aim of mobilising at least EUR 315 billion in investments. Given its success, the Commission is committhe fact that most of the investments reached the richest regions and countries enhanced efforts are needed to focus mainly on the less developed and transition regions and countries which are most affected toby the doubling of the EFSI, both in terms of duratinvestment gap and to better align the instrument with the Union’s core objectives of cohesion and financial capacitytegration. The legal extension covers the period of the current Multiannual Financial Framework and should provide a total of at least half a trillion euro investments by 2020. In order to enhance the firepower of the EFSI even further and reach the aim of doubling the investment target, Member States should also contribute as a matter of priority.
2017/01/31
Committee: REGI
Amendment 32 #

2016/0276(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) The extended EFSI should address remaining market failures and sub-optimal investment situations and continue to mobilise private sector financing in investments crucial for Europe’s future job creation – including for the youth –, growth and competitiveness with support strategic investments with strengthened additionality and with high social, environmental, territorial and economic added value, contributing to achieving Union policy objectives, prioritizing the Union’s economic, social and territorial cohesion; particular attention shall be paid to the outermost, less developed and transition regions, urban and rural areas facing particular social, economic and financial constraints, areas affected by industrial transition, high unemployment rates, and regions which suffer from severe and permanent natural or demographic impairments, such as, the northernmost rengthened additionalitygions with very low population density and islands, cross border and mountain regions. They include investments in the areas of energy, environment and climate action, social and human capital and related infrastructure, healthcare, research and innovation, cross- border and sustainable transport, as well as the digital transformation. In particular, tThe contribution of operations supported by the EFSI to achieving the Union’s ambitious targets set at the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) should be reinforced. Energy interconnection priority projects and energy efficiency projects should also be increasingly targeted. In addition, EFSI support to motorways should be avoided, unless it is needed to support private investment in transport in cohesion countries or insustainable cross-border transport projects involving at least one cohesion country. For reasons of clarity, although they are already eligible, it should be explicitly laid down that projects in the fields of agriculture, fishery and aquaculture come within the general objectives eligible for EFSI support.
2017/01/31
Committee: REGI
Amendment 64 #

2016/0276(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) In order to partly finance the contribution from the general budget of the Union to the EU guarantee fund for the additional investments to be made, a transfer should be made from the available envelope of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), provided for in Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council4 . Moreover, EUR 1 145 797 000 of appropriations should be transferred from the CEF financial instruments to the grant part of the CEF with a view to facilitating blending with the EFSI or to other relevant instruments, in particular those dedicated to energy efficiency. _________________ 4Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing the Connecting Europe Facility, amending Regulation (EU) No 913/2010 and repealing Regulations (EC) No 680/2007 and (EC) No 67/2010, OJ L 348, 12.2013, p. 129.deleted
2017/01/31
Committee: REGI
Amendment 70 #

2016/0276(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) The EIB and the EIF should ensure that the final beneficiaries, including SMEs, are informed of the existence of EFSI support, so as to enhance the visibility of the EU guarantee granted under Regulation (EU) 2015/1017the various EU support instruments that may be used alone or in combination with EFSI and provide assistance for choosing the most appropriate instrument or combination of instruments, so as to enhance the visibility of the EU support schemes.
2017/01/31
Committee: REGI
Amendment 80 #

2016/0276(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b a (new)
Regulation (EU) No 2015/1017
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point f - point v (new)
(ba) in point (f), the following point (v) is added: ‘(v) detailed information regarding tax payments resulting from its investment and lending operations under the EFSI; detailed reporting requirements regarding accessibility and costs to SMEs; detailed reporting requirements regarding the impact of investments in regard to social, economic and territorial cohesion;
2017/01/31
Committee: REGI
Amendment 93 #

2016/0276(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4 – point d
Regulation (EU) No 2015/1017
Article 7 - paragraph 10 - subparagraph 2
Decisions approving the use of the EU guarantee shall be public and accessible, and include the rationale for the decision, with particular focus on compliance with the additionality criterion. The publication shall not contain commercially sensitive information and the relevance of the project with regard to public interest. The publication is to be made directly after the approval of the operation by the EIB Board of Directors. Exceptions with regard to commercially sensitive information may not prevent the disclosure of the overall amount of EFSI financing or of the total investment related to EFSI. In reaching its decision, the Investment Committee shall be supported by the documentation provided by the EIB.;
2017/01/31
Committee: REGI
Amendment 132 #

2016/0276(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 10 – point a
Regulation (EU) No 2015/1017
Article 18 - paragraph 6
6. By 30 June 2018 and 30 June 2020, the Commission shall submit to the European Parliament and the Council a report containing an independent evaluation of the application of this Regulation.;, which includes an assessment (a) whether the EFSI is achieving its objectives in particular concerning the additionality of projects and its impact on social, economic and territorial cohesion, sustainable and inclusive economic development and quality job creation and employment; (b) whether maintaining the scheme for supporting investment is still warranted or if a smooth termination of the EFSI, while preserving the EU guarantee for the operations already approved under this Regulation, is to be ensured.’
2017/01/31
Committee: REGI
Amendment 136 #

2016/0276(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 11
Regulation (EU) No 2015/1017
Article 19 - paragraph 1 a (new)
The EIB and EIF shall inform or shall oblige financial intermediaries to inform the final beneficiaries, including SMEs, of the existence of EFSI supportthe various EU support instruments that may be used alone or in combination with EFSI and provide assistance for choosing the most appropriate instrument or combination of instruments.;
2017/01/31
Committee: REGI
Amendment 141 #

2016/0276(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013
Article 5 - paragraph 1
(1) in Article 5, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following: ‘1. The financial envelope for the implementation of the CEF for the period 2014 to 2020 is set at EUR 29 992 259 000 in current prices. That amount shall be distributed as follows: (a) transport sector: EUR 23 895 582 000, of which EUR 11 305 500 000 shall be transferred from the Cohesion Fund to be spent in line with this Regulation exclusively in Member States eligible for funding from the Cohesion Fund; (b) telecommunications sector: EUR 1 091 602 000; (c) energy sector: EUR 5 005 075 000. These amounts are without prejudice to the application of the flexibility mechanism provided for under Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013(*). ________________ (*) Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-20 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884)..’deleted
2017/01/31
Committee: REGI
Amendment 144 #

2016/0276(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – point 1 – point a
Regulation (EU) No 2015/1017
Annex II - section 2 - point b
EFSI support to motorways shall be avoided, unless it is needed to support private investment in transport in cohesion countries or insustainable cross-border transport projects involving at least one cohesion country.;
2017/01/31
Committee: REGI
Amendment 190 #

2016/0224(COD)

Draft legislative resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Adopts its position at first reading hereinafter set outRejects the Commission’s proposal and refers the text back to the Commission; urges the Commission to present a new proposal consistent with international legislation and the Geneva Convention on the Status of Refugees;
2017/06/26
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 157 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
Member States shall inform applicants, as soon as possible and at the latest when they are lodging their application for international protection, of any established benefits and of the obligations with which they must comply relating to reception conditions. They shall point out in the information provided that the applicant is not entitled to the reception conditions set out in Articles 14 to 17 of this Directive as stated in Article 17a of the same Directive in any Member State other than where he or she is required to be present in accordance with Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX [Dublin Regulation].
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 168 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall ensure that the information referred to in paragraph 1 is in writing using a standard template which shall be developed by the European Union Agency for Asylum and in a language that the applicant understands or is reasonably supposed to understand. Where necessary, this information shall also be supplied orally and adapted to the needs of minorthe person concerned, taking account of their individual circumstances.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 174 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 6 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. This travel document shall allow for unlimited re-entry to the territory of the issuing Member State.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 175 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 1
1. Applicants may move freely within the territory of the host Member State or within an area assigned to them by that Member State. The assigned area shall not affect the unalienable sphere of private life and shall allow sufficient scope for guaranteeing access to all benefits under this Directive.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 180 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – introductory part
2. Member States shall where necessarmay decide on the residence of an applicant in a specific place for any of the following reasons:
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 187 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) for the swift processing and effective monitoring of his or her procedure for determining the Member State responsible in accordance with Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX [Dublin Regulation];deleted
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 189 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point d – introductory part
(d) to effectively prevent the applicant from absconding, in particular:deleted
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 191 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point d – indent 1
- for applicants who have not complied with the obligation to make an application in the first Member State of entry as set out in Article [4(1)] of Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX [Dublin Regulation] and have travelled to another Member State without adequate justification and made an application there; ordeleted
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 195 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point d – indent 2
- where applicants are required to be present in another Member State in accordance with Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX [Dublin Regulation]; ordeleted
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 199 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point d – indent 3
- for applicants who have been sent back to the Member State where they are required to be present in accordance with Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX [Dublin Regulation] after having absconded to another Member State.deleted
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 203 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2
In those cases, the provision of material reception conditions shall be subject to the actual residence by the applicant in that specific place.deleted
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 207 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 3
3. Where there are reasons for considering that there is a risk that an applicant may abscond, Member States shallmay, where necessary and proportionate and on the basis of a decision of a judicial authority, require the applicant to report to the competent authorities, or to appear before them in person, either without delay or at a specified time as frequently as necessary, but no more than once every working day, to effectively prevent the applicant from absconding.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 210 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 1
Member States shall provide for the possibility of granting applicants temporary permission to leave their place of residence or assigned area. Decisions shall be taken objectively and impartially on the merits of the individual case and reasons shall be given if they are negative.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 218 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 5
5. Member States shall require applicants to inform the competent authorities of their current place of residence or address or, where applicable, a telephone number where they may be reached and notify any change of telephone number or address to such authorities as soon as possible.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 226 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 8
8. Member States shall state reasons in fact and, where relevant, in law in any decision taken in accordance with this Article. Applicants shall be immediately informed in writing, in a language which they understand or are reasonably supposed tothe official language of the Member State as well as in a language the applicant understands, of the adoption of such a decision, of the procedures for challenging the decision in accordance with Article 25 and of the consequences of non-compliance with the obligations imposed by the decision.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 231 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 8 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Applicants shall not be detained before the evaluation of their special reception needs, pursuant to Article 21, is carried out.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 235 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 8 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) in order to ensure compliance with legal obligations imposed on the applicant through an individual decision in accordance with Article 7(2) in cases where the applicant has not complied with such obligations and there is a risk of absconding of the applicant.deleted
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 239 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 8 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – point d
(d) in order to decide, in the context of a border procedure in accordance with Article [41] of Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX [Procedures Regulation], on the applicant’s right to enter the territory;deleted
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 256 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
Where applicants with special reception needs are detained, Member States shall ensure regular monitoring and adequate support taking into account their particular situation, including their physical and mental health.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 292 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
Access to the education system shall not be postponed for more than threone months from the date on which themoment that the minor made an application for international protection was lodged by or on behalf of the minor.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 296 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 15 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
Member States shall ensure that applicants have access to the labour market no later than 6 months from the date when the application for international protection was lodged if an administrative decision by the competent authority has not been taken and the delay cannot be attributed to the applicant.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 304 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 15 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
Where the Member State has accelerated the examination on the merits of an application for international protection in accordance with points [(a) to (f)] of Article [40(1)] of Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX [Procedures Regulation], access to the labour market shall not be granted automatically.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 308 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 15 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2
For reasons of labour market policies, Member States may verify whether a vacancy could be filled by nationals of the Member State concerned or by other Union citizens, or by third-country nationals lawfully residing in that Member State.deleted
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 322 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 15 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) education and vocational training, except study and maintenance grants and loans or other grants and loans related to education and vocational training;
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 331 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 15 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 – point ii
(ii) pursuant to point (c) of this paragraph, to education and vocational training which is directly linked to a specific employment activity;deleted
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 334 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 15 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 – point iii
(iii) pursuant to point (e) of this paragraph by excluding family benefits and unemployment benefits, without prejudice to Regulation (EU) No 1231/2010.deleted
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 348 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 16 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall ensure that material reception conditions are available to applicants from the moment they make their application for international protection in accordance with Article [25] of Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX [Procedures Regulation]arrive on the territory of a Member State.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 394 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 17 – paragraph 9 – subparagraph 3
When resorting to those exceptional measures, the Member State concerned shall inform the Commission and the European Union Agency for Asylum without delay. It shall also inform the Commission and the European Union Agency for Asylum as soon as the reasons for applying these exceptional measures have ceased to exist.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 397 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 17a – Title
Reception conditions in a Member State other than the one in which the applicant 1. to the reception conditions set out in Articles 14 to 17 in any Member State other than the one in which he or she is required to be present in accordance with Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX [Dublin Regulation]. 2. dignified standard of living for all applicants. 3. Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX [Dublin Regulation] of a minor to the Member State responsibArticle 17a deleted is required to be present An applicant shall not be entitle,d Member States shall provide him or her with access to suitable educational activities.ensure a Pending the transfer under
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 412 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 18 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall provide necessary medical or other assistance to applicants who have special reception needs, including appropriate mental health care where needed and rehabilitation services to victims of gender-based harm, torture, rape or other serious forms of psychological, physical or sexual violence.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 418 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 19 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) replace accommodation, food, clothing and other essential non-food items provided in the form of financial allowances and vouchers, with material reception conditions provided in kind; or
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 419 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 19 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) reduce or, in exceptional and duly justified cases, withdraw the daily allowances, while still guaranteeing a dignified standard of living.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 424 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 19 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point e
(e) has seriously breached the rules of the accommodation centre or behaved in a seriously violent way; ordeleted
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 429 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 19 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point f
(f) intentionally fails to attend compulsory integration measures; or
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 431 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 19 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point g
(g) has not complied with the obligation set out in Article [4(1)] of Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX [Dublin Regulation] and has travelled to another Member State without adequate justification and made an application there; ordeleted
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 434 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 19 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point h
(h) has been sent back after having absconded to another Member State.deleted
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 451 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 20 – paragraph 1 a (new)
In order to better ensure their physical and psychological integrity, applicants with special reception needs shall not be detained.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 452 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 21 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
In order to effectively implement Article 20, Member States shall systematically assess whether the applicant is an applicant with special reception needs. Member States shall also indicate the nature of such needs, with the assistance of a qualified interpreter where needed. Member States shall also indicate the nature of such needs, measures to be taken to respond to them and the authorities responsible for such a response.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 455 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 21 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
That assessment shall be initiated as early as possible after an application for international protection is made and may be integrated into existing national procedures or into the assessment referred to in Article [19] of Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX [Procedures Regulation]. Member States shall ensure that those special reception needs are also addressed, in accordance with this Directive, if they become apparent at a later stage in the asylum procedure, or if the applicant expresses a reasoned request to have his or her special reception needs reassessed.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 464 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 21 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) refer applicants to a doctor or a psychologist trained in carrying out such an assessment, for further assessment of their psychological and physical state with the support of a qualified interpreter where there are indications that applicants may have been victim of gender-based harm, torture, rape or of another serious form of psychological, physical or sexual, bias- motivated or sexual and gender-based violence and that this could affect the reception needs of the applicant; and
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 469 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 22 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) the minor's well-being and social development, taking into particular consideration the minor’s background's background, such as the ethnic, religious, cultural and linguistic background and further having regard to the need for stability and continuity in care and access to health and education services;
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 470 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 22 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) safety and security considerations, in particular where there is a risk of the minor being a victim of any form of violence and exploitation, and human trafficking;
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 478 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 22 – paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Consistent with the principle of family unity, parents or legal or customary primary caregivers shall not be detained. Minors and families with minor children shall be accommodated together in non- custodial, community-based placements while their immigration status is being resolved.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 482 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 23 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
Member States shall as soon as possible and no later than five working days from the moment when an unaccompanied minor makes an application for international protectionarrives in a Member State take measures to ensure that a guardian represents and assists the unaccompanied minor to enable him or her to benefit from the rights and comply with the obligations provided for in this Directive. The guardian appointed in accordance with Article [22] of Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX [Procedures Regulation] may perform those tasks. The unaccompanied minor shall be informed immediately of the appointment of the guardian. Where an organisation is appointed as guardian, it shall designate a person responsible for carrying out the duties of guardian in respect of the unaccompanied minor, in accordance with this Directive. The guardian shall perform his or her duties in accordance with the principle of the best interests of the child, as prescribed in Article 22 (2), shall have the necessary expertisequalifications and expertise and receive continuous and appropriate training to that end, and shall not have a verified record ofcriminal record, with particular regard to any child- related crimes or offences. After his or her appointment, the guardian's criminal record shall be regularly reviewed by the competent authorities to identify potential incompatibilities with his or her role. In order to ensure the minor’s well-being and social development referred to in Article 22 (2)(b), the person acting as guardian shall be changed only when necessary. Organisations or individuals whose interests conflict or could potentially conflict with those of the unaccompanied minor shall not be appointed as guardians.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 490 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 23 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
Member States shall ensure that a guardian is not placed in charge of a disproportionate number of unaccompanied minors at the same time that would render him or her unable to perform his or her tasks effectively. Member States shall appoint entities or persons responsible for monitoring at regular intervals that guardians perform their tasks in a satisfactory manner. Those entities or persons shall also have the competence to review complaints lodged by unaccompanied minors against their guardian. To this end, unaccompanied minors shall be given information, in a child-friendly manner and in a language they understand, about who these entities or persons are and how to file complaints against their guardians in confidence and safety.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 496 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 24 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall ensure that persons who have been subjected to sexual and gender-based harmviolence, other forms of bias-motivated violence, torture, rape or other serious acts of psychological, physical or sexual violence areceive the necessary treatment provided with holistic rehabilitation services for the damage caused by such acts, in particular access to appropriate medical and psychological treatment or care as well as qualified counselling, with the support of a qualified interpreter where needed. Access to that support shall be as early as possible after a victim has been identified.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 501 #

2016/0222(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 24 – paragraph 2
2. Those working with victims of gender-based harm, torture, rape or other serious acts of violencepsychological, physical or sexual violence, including health professionals in charge of implementing paragraph 1, shall have had and shall continue to receive appropriate training concerning their needs, and appropriate rehabilitation methods, and shall be bound by the confidentiality rules provided for in national law, in relation to any information they obtain in the course of their work.
2017/02/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 128 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) The European Union Agency for Asylum should provide adequate support in the implementation of this Regulation, in particular by establishing the reference key for the distribution of asylum seekers under the corrective allocation mechanism, and by adapting the figures underlying the reference key annually, as well as the reference key based on Eurostat data. The Agency should also develop information material, in close cooperation with the relevant authorities of the Member States. The Agency should be responsible for the transfer of applicants for, or beneficiaries of, international protection, under this Regulation.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 135 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) In the light of the results of the evaluation undertaken of the implementation of Regulation (EU) 604/2013 , it is appropriatenecessary, at this stage, to confirm the principles underlying Regulation (EU) No 604/2013, while making the necessary improvements, in the light of experience, to the effectiveness of the Dublin system and the protection granted to applicants under that system. Based on this evaluation and on consultation with Member States, the European Parliament and other stakeholders, it is also considered appropriate to establish in the Regulation measures required for adesign a new system in full respect of Article 78(1) TFEU based on a genuine link approach and fair share of responsibility and solidarity between Member States for applications for international protection, in particular to ensure that a disproportionate burden is not placed upon some Member States.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 138 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) In accordance with the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the best interests of the child should be athe primary consideration of Member States when applying this Regulation. In assessing the best interests of the child, Member States should, in particular, take due account of the minor’s well-being and social development, safety and security considerations and the views of the minor in accordance with his or her age and maturity, including his or her background. In addition, specific procedural guarantees for unaccompanied minors should be laid down on account of their particular vulnerability.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 145 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) In order to prevent that applicants with inadmissible claims or who are likely not to be in need of international protection, or who represent a security risk are transferred among the Member States, it is necessary to ensure that the Member where an application is first lodged verifies the admissibility of the claim in relation to the first country of asylum and safe third country, examines in accelerated procedures applications made by applicants coming from a safe country of origin designated on the EU list, as well as applicants presenting security concerns.deleted
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 151 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18
(18) The processing together of the applications for international protection of the members of one family by a single Member State makes it possible to ensure that the applications are examined thoroughly, the decisions taken in respect of them are consistent and the members of one family are not separated. The processing together of the applications of a family is without prejudice to the right of an applicant to lodge an application individually.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 158 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20
(20) In order to ensure full respect for the principle of family unity and for the best interests of the child, the existence of a relationship of dependency between an applicant and his or her child, sibling or parent on account of the applicant's pregnancy or maternity, state of health or old age, should become a binding responsibility criterion. When the applicant is an unaccompanied minor, the presence of a family member or relative on the territory of another Member State who can take care of him or her should also become a binding responsibility criterion. In order to discourage secondary movements of unaccompanied minors, which are not in their best interests, in the absence of a family member or a relative, the Member State responsible should be that where the unaccompanied minor first has lodged his or heran application for international protection, unless it is demonstrat and is present, provided that this would not be in the best interests of the child. Before transferring an unaccompanied minor to another Member State, the transferring Member State should make sure thatobtain individualised guarantees from that Member State that it will take all necessary and appropriate measures to ensure the adequate protection of the child, and in particular the prompt appointment of a representative or representativesguardian tasked with safeguarding respect for all the rights to which they are entitled. Any decision to transfer an unaccompanied minor should be preceded by an assessment of his/her best interests by staff with the necessary qualifications and expertise. Any decision on responsibility in accordance with this Regulation concerning an unaccompanied minor should be preceded by a multidisciplinary assessment of his or her best interests which shall involve, at a minimum, his or her guardian and legal advisor or counsellor.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 166 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 21
(21) Assuming responsibility by a Member State for examining an application lodged with it in cases when such examination is not its responsibility under the criteria laid down in this Regulation may undermine the effectiveness and sustainability of the system and should be exceptional. Therefore, a Member State should be able to derogate from the responsibility criteria only on humanitarian grounds, in particular for family reasons, before a Member State responsible has been determined Member State should be able to derogate from the responsibility criteria in particular on humanitarian grounds, and examine an application for international protection lodged with it or with another Member State, even if such examination is not its responsibility under the binding criteria laid down in this Regulation.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 169 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22
(22) In order to ensure that the aims of this Regulation are achieved and obstacles to its application are prevented, in particular in order to avoid absconding and secondary movements between Member States, it is necessary to establish clear obligations to be complied with by the applicant in the context of the procedure, of which he or she should be duly informed in a timely manner. Violation of those legal obligations should lead to appropriate and proportionate procedural consequences for the applicant and to appropriate and proportionate consequences in terms of his or her reception conditions. In line with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the Member State where such an applicant is present should in any case ensure that the immediate material needs of that person are covered.deleted
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 181 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22 a (new)
(22a) Different categories of applicants have differing information needs and information will therefore have to be provided in different ways and be adapted to those needs. It is particularly important to ensure that minors have access to child-friendly information that is specific to their needs and situation. Providing accurate, high-quality information to both accompanied and unaccompanied minors in a child-friendly environment can play an essential part both in providing a good environment for the minor but also in order to identify cases of any form of exploitation or violence, including trafficking in human beings.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 185 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23
(23) A personal interview with the applicant should be organised in order to facilitate the determination of the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection unless the applicant has absconded or the information provided by the applicant is sufficient for determining the Member State responsible. As soon as the application for international protection is lodged, the applicant should be informed in particular of the application of this Regulation, of the lack of choice as to which Member State will examinemay be competent of his or her asylum application; of his or her rights and obligations under this Regulation and of the consequences of not complying with them. The applicant should be fully informed about his or her right to legal assistance and an effective remedy. The information to the applicant should be provided in a language that he or she understands, in a concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible form.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 190 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 24
(24) In order to guarantee effective protection of the rights of the persons concerned, legal safeguards and the right to an effective remedy in respect of decisions regarding transfers to the Member State responsible should be established, in accordance, in particular, with Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. An effective remedy should also be provided in situations when no transfer decision is taken but the applicant claims that another Member State is responsible on the basis that he has a family member or, for unaccompanied minors, a relative in another Member State. In order to ensure that international law is respected, an effective remedy against such decisions should cover both the examination of the application of this Regulation and of the legal and factual situation in the Member State to which the applicant is transferred. The scope of the effective remedy should be limited to an assessment of whether applicants' fundamental rights to respect of family life, the rights of the child, or the prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment risk to be infringed upon.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 193 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) The Member State which is determined as responsible under this Regulation should remain responsible for examination of each and every application of that applicant, including any subsequent application, in accordance with Article 40, 41 and 42 of Directive 2013/32/EU, irrespective of whether the applicant has left or was removed from the territories of the Member States. Provisions in Regulation (EU) 604/2013 which had provided for the cessation of responsibility in certain circumstances, including when deadlines for the carrying out of transfers had elapsed for a certain period of time, had created an incentive for absconding, and should therefore be removed.deleted
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 199 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27
(27) The detention of applicants should be applied in accordance with the underlying principle that a person should not be held in detention for the sole reason that he or she is seeking international protection. Detention should be for as short a period as possible and subject to the principles of necessity and proportionality. In particular, the detention of applicants must be in accordance with Article 31 of the Geneva Convention. The procedures provided for under this Regulation in respect of a detained person should be applied as a matter of priority, within the shortest possible deadlines. As regards the general guarantees governing detention, as well as detention conditions, where appropriate, Member States should apply the provisions of Directive 2013/33/EU also to persons detainedA person should not be held in detention on the basis of this Regulation.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 206 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 29
(29) Proper registration of all asylum applications in the EU under a unique application number should help detect multiple applications and prevent irregular secondary movements and asylum shopping. An automated system should be established for the purpose of facilitating the application of this Regulation. It should enable registration of asylum applications lodged in the EU, effective monitoring of the share of applications of each Member State and a correct application of the corrective allocation mechanism.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 214 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 31
(31) In accordance with Article 80 of the Treaty, Union acts should, whenever necessary, contain appropriate measures to give effect to the principle of solidarity. An allocation mechanism based on genuine links complemented by a corrective allocation mechanism should be established in order to ensure a fair sharing of responsibility between Member States and a swift access of applicants to procedures for granting international protection in situations when a Member State is confronted with a disproportionate number of applications for international protection for which it is responsible under this Regulation.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 217 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 31 a (new)
(31a) Member States should ensure that procedures are efficient and allow applicants for international protection to be promptly relocated to other Member States. Applicants in vulnerable situations should have their applications and transfer prioritised.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 225 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 32
(32) A key based on the size of the population and of the economy of the Member States should be applied as a point of reference in the operation of the corrective allocation mechanism in conjunction with a thresholdmechanism, so as to enable the mechanism to function as a means of assisting Member States under disproportionate pressure. The application of the corrective allocation for the benefit of a Member State should be triggered automatically where the number of applications for international protection for which asolidarity. The application of the corrective mechanism should be triggered where the Member State is responsible exceeds 150% of the figurcould not be identified in the reference keytermined under Chapter III of this Regulation. In order to comprehensively reflect the efforts of each Member State, the number of persons effectively resettled to that Member State should be added to the number of applications for international protection for the purposes of this calculation.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 235 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 33
(33) When the allocationcorrective mechanism applies, the applicants who lodged their applications in the benefitting Member State should be allocated togiven the choice between the different Member States which are below their share of applications on the basis of the reference key as applied to those Member States. Appropriate rules should be provided for in cases where an applicant may for serious reasons be considered a danger to national security or public order, especially rules as regards the exchange of information between competent asylum authorities of Member States. After the transfer, the Member State of allocation should determine the Member State responsible, and should become responsible for examining the application, unless the overriding responsible criteria, related in particular to the presence of family members, listed under Chapter III determine that a different Member State should behave been responsible.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 244 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 34
(34) Under the allocation mechanism, tThe costs of transfer of an applicant to another Member State of allocation should be reimbursed from the EU budget.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 250 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 35
(35) A Member State of allocation may decide not to accept the allocated applicants during a twelve months-period, in which case it should enter this information in the automated system and notify the other Member States, the Commission and the European Union Agency for Asylum. Thereafter the applicants that would have been allocated to that Member State should be allocated to the other Member States instead. The Member State which temporarily does not take part in the corrective allocation should make a solidarity contribution of EUR 250,000 per applicant not accepted to the Member State that was determined as responsible for examining those applications. The Commission should lay down the practical modalities for the implementation of the solidarity contribution mechanism in an implementing act. The European Union Agency for Asylum will monitor and report to the Commission on a yearly basis on the application of the financial solidarity mechanism.deleted
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 259 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 36
(36) In accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No 1560/200322 , transfers to the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection may be carried out on a voluntary basis, by supervised departure or under escort. Member States should promote voluntary transfers by providing adequate information to the applicant and should ensure that supervised or escorted transfers are undertaken in a humane manner, in full compliance with fundamental rights and respect for human dignity, as well as the best interests of the child and taking utmost account of developments in the relevant case law, in particular as regards transfers on humanitarian grounds. _________________ 22deleted OJ L 222, 5.9.2003, p. 3.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 261 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 37
(37) The progressive creation of an area without internal frontiers in which free movement of persons is guaranteed in accordance with the TFEU and the establishment of Union policies regarding the conditions of entry and stay of third- country nationals, including common efforts towards the management of external borders, makes it necessary to strike a balance between responsibility criteria in a spirit of solidarity.deleted
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 266 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 40
(40) The application of this Regulation can be facilitated, and its effectiveness increased, by the support of the European Agency for Asylum as well as bilateral arrangements between Member States for improving communication between competent departments, reducing time limits for procedures or simplifying the processing of requests to take charge or take back, or establishing procedures for the performance of transfers.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 267 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 41
(41) Continuity between the system for determining the Member State responsible established by Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 and the system established by this Regulation should be ensured. Similarly, consistency should be ensured between this Regulation and Regulation [Proposal for a Regulation recasting Regulation (EU) No 603/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council] .deleted
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 271 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 47
(47) The examination procedure should be used for the adoption of a common leaflet on Dublin/Eurodac, as well as a specific leaflet for unaccompanied minors; of a standard form for the exchange of relevant information on unaccompanied minors; of uniform conditions for the consultation and exchange of information on minors and dependent persons; of uniform conditions on the preparation and submission of take charge requests and take back notifications ; of two lists of relevant elements of proof and circumstantial evidence, and the periodical revision thereof; of a laissez passer; of uniform conditions for the consultation and exchange of information regarding transfers; of a standard form for the exchange of data before a transfer; of a common health certificate; of uniform conditions and practical arrangements for the exchange of information on a person’s health data before a transfer, and of secure electronic transmission channels for the transmission of requests.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 275 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 48
(48) In order to provide for supplementary rules, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of the periodicity and modalities for providing information to applicants on the progress in the procedures under this Regulation concerning them, the identification of family members or relatives or any other family relations of an unaccompanied minor; the criteria for establishing the existence of proven family links; the criteria for assessing the capacity of a relative to take care of an unaccompanied minor, including where family members, siblings or relatives of the unaccompanied minor stay in more than one Member State; the elements for assessing a dependency link; the criteria for assessing the capacity of a person to take care of a dependent person; standard operating protocols for transnational cooperation regarding the best interests of the child assessment and best interests determination and the elements to be taken into account in order to assess the inability to travel for a significant period of time. In exercising its powers to adopt delegated acts, the Commission shall not exceed the scope of the best interests of the child as provided for under Article 8 of this Regulation. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016 . In particular, tTo ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and Council should receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts. .
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 276 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 48 a (new)
(48a) In order to provide for supplementary rules, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of the identification of family members or relatives of applicants as well as in respect of the definition of eligibility criteria for sponsors.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 277 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 49
(49) In the application of this Regulation, including the preparation of delegated acts, the Commission should consult experts from, among others, all relevant national authorities and NGOs.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 282 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 52
(52) In order to assess whether the corrective allocation mechanism in this Regulation is meeting the objective of ensuring a fair sharing of responsibility between Member States and of relieving disproportionate pressure on certain Member States, the Commission should review the functioning of the corrective allocation mechanism and in particular verify that the threshold for the triggering and cessation of the corrective allocation effectively ensures a fair sharing of responsibility between the Member States and a swift access of applicants to procedures for granting international protection in situations when a Member State is confronted with a disproportionate number of applications for international protection for which it is responsible under this Reguladetermination of the Member State responsible per this Regulation and in particular verify a swift access of applicants to procedures for granting international protection.
2017/04/04
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 288 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) ‘third-country national’ means any person who is not a citizen of the Union within the meaning of Article 20(1) TFEU, including stateless persons pursuant to Article 1(1) of the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, and who is not national of a State which participates in this Regulation by virtue of an agreement with the Union;
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 291 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) ‘applicant’ means a third-country national or a stateless person pursuant to Article 1(1) of the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, who has made an application for international protection in respect of which a final decision has not yet been taken;
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 294 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point f
(f) ‘beneficiary of international protection’ means a third-country national or a stateless person pursuant to Article 1(1) of the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, who has been granted international protection as defined in Article 2(a) of Directive 2011/95/EU;
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 297 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point g – introductory part
(g) ‘family members’ means, insofar as the family already existed before the applicant arrived on the territory of the Member States , the following members of the applicant’s family who are present on the territory of the Member States:
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 301 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point g – indent 1
- the spouse of the applicant or his or her unmarried partner in a stable relationship, where the law or practice of the Member State concerned treats unmarried couples in a way comparable to married couples under its law relating to third-country nationals,
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 303 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point g – indent 2
- the minor children of couples referred to in the first indent or of the applicant, on condition that they are unmarried and regardless of whether they were born in or out of wedlock or adopted as defined under national law,
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 310 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point g – indent 3
- when the applicant is a minor and unmarried, the father, mother or another adult responsible for the applicant, whether by law or by the practice of the Member State where the adult is present,
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 316 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point g – indent 4
- when the beneficiary of international protection is a minor and unmarried, the father, mother or another adult responsible for him or herthe beneficiary of international protection whether by law or by the practice of the Member State where the beneficiary is present,
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 329 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point h
(h) ‘relative’ means the applicant’s adult aunt or uncle or grandparent or cousin or nephew or niece who is present in the territory of a Member State, regardless of whether the applicant was born in or out of wedlock or adopted as defined under national law;
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 331 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point i
(i) ‘minor’ means a third-country national or a stateless person pursuant to Article 1(1) of the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, below the age of 18 years;
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 334 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point k a (new)
(ka) 'sponsor' means a national of a Member State, or a third country national authorized by a Member State to stay in its territory as holder of any residence permit issued under EU law or national law of that Member State for a period of one year or longer, or an entity registered according to the delegated act referred to in Article 14(4).
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 335 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point l
(l) ‘residence document’ means any authorisation issued by the authorities of a Member State authorising a third-country national or a stateless person pursuant to Article 1(1) of the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, to stay on its territory, including the documents substantiating the authorisation to remain on the territory under temporary protection arrangements or until the circumstances preventing a removal order from being carried out no longer apply, with the exception of visas and residence authorisations issued during the period required to determine the Member State responsible as established in this Regulation or during the examination of an application for international protection or an application for a residence permit;
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 345 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point q – introductory part
(q) 'resettled person' means a person subject to thea process of resettlement whereby, on a request based on a person's need for international protection and coming from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ('UNHCR’) based on a person’s need for international protection'), third-country nationals are transferred from a third country and established in a Member State where they are permitted to reside with one of the following statuses:
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 365 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Where it is impossible to transfer an applicant to the Member State primarily designated as responsible because the applicant is affected by a serious disease or inability and the transfer would expose him/her to a risk of inhuman or degrading treatment within the meaning of Article 4 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the determining State shall assume the competence to examine the application.
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 369 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3
3. Before applying the criteria for determining a Member State responsible in accordance with Chapters III and IV, the first Member State in which the application for international protection was lodged shall: (a) examine whether the application for international protection is inadmissible pursuant to Article 33(2) letters b) and c) of Directive 2013/32/EU when a country which is not a Member State is considered as a first country of asylum or as a safe third country for the applicant; and (b) examine the application in accelerated procedure pursuant to Article 31(8) of Directive 2013/32/EU when the following grounds apply: (i) the applicant has the nationality of a third country, or he or she is a stateless person and was formerly habitually resident in that country, designated as a safe country of origin in the EU common list of safe countries of origin established under Regulation [Proposal COM (2015) 452 of 9 September 2015]; or (ii) the applicant may, for serious reasons, be considered a danger to the national security or public order of the Member State, or the applicant has been forcibly expelled for serious reasons of public security or public order under national law.deleted
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 379 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 4
4. Where the Member State considers an application inadmissible or examines an application in accelerated procedure pursuant to paragraph 3, that Member State shall be considered the Member State responsible.deleted
2017/04/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 383 #

2016/0133(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 5
5. The Member State which has examined an application for international protection, including in the cases referred to in paragraph 3, shall be responsible for examining any further representations or a subsequent application of that applicant in accordance with Article 40, 41 and 42 of Directive 2013/32/EU, irrespective of whe