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922 Amendments of Beata GOSIEWSKA

Amendment 9 #

2018/2219(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Calls on the Commission to provide information about the amounts of customs claimed from the Member States and collected in favour of the Union budget; believes the current system of incentives for customs controls can be improved;
2019/02/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 10 #

2018/2219(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Is of the opinion, together with the Court, that financial instruments should only be used if commercial loans are unobtainable because the project is too small or too risky, or the borrower cannot offer the necessary collateral; urges the Commission to develop a methodology for analysing the effect of guarantees on the loan supply, competition between banks and business innovation activity and for analysing the split of implicit subsidy between supplier and beneficiary;
2019/02/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 31 #

2018/2219(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 122
122. Is of the opinion that the Commission and Member States should not promote a more intensive and widespread use of public private partnerships (PPP) until the issues identified in this report are addressed and the following recommendations are successfully implemented; in particular, improving the institutional and legal frameworks and project management and increasing assurance that the choice of the PPP option is the one that provides most value-for- money and that PPP projects are likely to be managed in a successful manner; stresses that failing to identify and allocate project risks correctly may have financial implications for the public partner and hamper the achievement of the project objectives;
2019/02/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 32 #

2018/2219(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 124 – introductory part
124. In order to ensure that the PPP option is the one that maximises value-for- money and achieves its potential benefits, recommends that:
2019/02/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 33 #

2018/2219(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 125 – indent 1
- the Member States establish clear, supported by adequate institutional and legal frameworks establish experience-based PPP policies and strategies that clearly identify the role that PPPs are expected to play within their infrastructure investment policies, with a view to identifying the sectors in which PPPs are most suitable and establishing possible limits to the extent to which PPPs can be effectively used;
2019/02/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2018/2218(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on discharge to the Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/05
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2217(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on discharge to the Executive Director of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/05
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2216(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on discharge to the Executive Director of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2215(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2018/2214(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on discharge to the Executive Director of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2018/2213(DEC)

1. Grants the Executive Director of the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on discharge to the Executive Director of the Clean Sky 2 Joint UndertakingPostpones its decision on granting its Executive Director discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2018/2212(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on discharge ton granting the Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2211(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Director of the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on discharge toPostpones its decision on granting the Director of the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2209(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2018/2207(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the interim director of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology discharge in respect of the implementation of the Institute’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2206(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Management Committee of the Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications discharge in respect of the implementation of the Office’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2205(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2204(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Securities and Markets Authority discharge in respect of the implementation of the Authority’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2203(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority discharge in respect of the implementation of the Authority’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2202(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Banking Authority discharge in respect of the implementation of the Authority’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2201(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the European Institute for Gender Equality discharge in respect of the implementation of the Institute’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2200(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation discharge in respect of the implementation of the Europol’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2199(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decicion on grantsing the Director-General of the Euratom Supply Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2198(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Chemicals Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2197(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Fisheries Control Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2196(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2194(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2193(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Railway Agency (now European Union Agency for Railways) discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2192(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GrantPostpones the Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2191(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control discharge in respect of the implementation of the Centre’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2190(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority discharge in respect of the implementation of the Authority’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2189(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2188(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GrantPostpones the Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2187(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the European Training Foundation discharge in respect of the implementation of the Foundation’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2186(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Administrative Director of Eurojust discharge in respect of the implementation of Eurojust’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2185(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2184(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union discharge in respect of the implementation of the Centre’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2183(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2182(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Environment Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2181(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction discharge in respect of the implementation of the Centre’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2180(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2179(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions discharge in respect of the implementation of the Foundation’s budget for the financial year;
2019/02/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2178(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training discharge in respect of the implementation of the Centre’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 1 #

2018/2177(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Commission discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on granting the Commission discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 12 #

2018/2177(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Recalls the Commission to pay stricter attention to the recurrent weaknesses of its ex ante checks system and to implement measures to avoid the accounted failure of certain ex ante controls, while noting that the Court underlined that in some error cases the Commission had sufficient information from its information systems to prevent, detect and correct before making the expenditure, the estimated level of error would have been consequently 1,8 percentage points lower;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 14 #

2018/2177(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Believes that the ROM instrument should be used proactively and more rapidly when critical situations occur or persist; emphasises that corrective measures should be taken without delay and the nature of deficiencies at the design level should be structurally assessed; stresses the indispensability of providing Parliament and the budgetary control authority with a clear view of the real extent to which the Union’s main development objectives have been achieved;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 15 #

2018/2177(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Takes note of the statement of the evaluation of the eleventh EDF that (i) ‘there is a real threat that EDF will be pushed into responding to agendas that distance it from its primary objective of poverty alleviation, which are difficult to reconcile with the EDF’s core values and compromise what it does well’ and (ii) that ‘despite consultations, government and [civil society organisation] views (with some notable exceptions such as in the Pacific region), have rarely been taken account of in programming choices’; considers however that peace building and addressing root causes of migration are fundamental aspects of sustainable development;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 17 #

2018/2177(DEC)

– considers there is still a need for a more systematic approach to the communication of EU grant-funded activities to enhance EU visibility, and to strengthen transparency and accountability along the chain of funding;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 21 #

2018/2177(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. Believes that enough local ownership and partners involvement should be ensured in the operational governance and policy design to avoid a too centralised modus operandi with a prominent role for donors while consistently respecting the principle of management by results;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 22 #

2018/2177(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 35
35. Invites the Commission to further elaborate on, and clarify, the exact scope and meaning of its margin of flexibility or of interpretation in assessing whether the general eligibility conditions for the making of disbursements to a partner country have been met, with respect to the so called ‘differentiation and dynamic approach to eligibility’; is concerned by the final use of the funds transferred and the lack of traceability when the Union’s funds are merged within the partner country’s budget resources;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2176(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on granting the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European External Action Service for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/05
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2018/2176(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the factNotes that, according to the Court of Auditors (the “Court”), the overall level of error for the MFF Heading 5 (Administration), including the budget of the European External Action Service (EEAS) continues to be relatively low with an estimation at 0,5 % in 2017; urges the EEAS to continue in this direction and to lower the level of error in the future;
2019/02/05
Committee: CONT
Amendment 5 #

2018/2176(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Notes with appreciation that the previous recommendations made in relation to the improvement of the monitoring system for the timely updating of the personal situation and data of members of staff, with a potential impact on the calculation of family allowances, have been implemented in most respects; considers, however, that consistency checks in relation to the management of family allowances require ongoing attention;
2019/02/05
Committee: CONT
Amendment 8 #

2018/2176(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Notes with appreciation that in 2017, the common overhead costs relating to all delegations’ offices (rent, security, cleaning and other overheads), including EDF delegations, were financed entirely from the budget lines of the EEAS for the second consecutive year;
2019/02/05
Committee: CONT
Amendment 10 #

2018/2176(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Notes with concern that the total budget of the EEAS for 2017 amounted to EUR 660 million with an increase of 3,75 % compared to 2016; looks forward to a significant reduction in expenditure in the next financial year;
2019/02/05
Committee: CONT
Amendment 12 #

2018/2176(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10a. Requires the EEAS’ buildings policy to be annexed to the annual activity report, particularly in view of the fact that it is important for its costs to be properly rationalised and not to be excessive; urges the EEAS to provide the discharge authority with the list of building contracts concluded in 2017, including details of the contracts, the country where they were concluded and their duration, as it had done in its annual activity report for 2011; requests the EEAS to provide the same information on building contracts in its annual activity report for 2018;
2019/02/05
Committee: CONT
Amendment 18 #

2018/2176(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. WelcomAcknowledges the fact that the EEAS has established 7 new co-location projects with 6 different Member States and observes the increasing interest in co- location schemes with 14 new co-signed agreements, not only with Member States but also with FRONTEX or EASO; notes that co-location arrangements have contributed to a reduction in the average space of buildings in order to bring it closer to the prescribed 35m²/person; is of the opinion that co-locations are cost- effective and welcomes that they contribute to the joint representation of the Union and its Member States towards third countries; invites the EEAS as part of the monitoring of costs to expand such memoranda of understanding to other Union entities such as the CSDP missions; invites the EEAS to put in place an effective management of recovery of costs in the case of co- locations;
2019/02/05
Committee: CONT
Amendment 23 #

2018/2176(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31 a (new)
31a. Notes with concern the enormous disparities between the EEAS and other institutions as regards the resources allocated to the payment of allowances to trainees; calls, therefore, for the causes of these disparities to be identified and for a solution to be proposed to put an end to these imbalances and reduce these excessive costs;
2019/02/05
Committee: CONT
Amendment 24 #

2018/2176(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31 b (new)
31b. Is of the opinion that, in a time of crisis and budget cuts in general, expenditure on ‘extra moenia’ days for the staff of the European institutions should be reduced and that such days should be organised, as far as possible, in the headquarters of the institutions, as the added value that results from them does not justify such high costs;
2019/02/05
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2018/2175(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the European Data Protection Supervisor discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget for the financial year 2017; / Postpones its decision on granting the European Data Protection Supervisor discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 5 #

2018/2175(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Notes that in 2017, the Supervisor had a total allocated budget of EUR 11 324 735, which represented aStresses the need to reduce the budget for the financial year 2018, given the 21,93 % increase compared to the 2016 budget, and that the budget implementation in terms of commitment appropriations for 2017 amounted to EUR 10 075 534in the budget for the financial year 2017 compared to 2016; notes with concern that the implementation rate continued decreasing from 94,66 % in 2015 and 91,93 % in 2016 to 89 % of the available appropriations in 2017; notes that the budget implementation in terms of payment appropriations amounted to EUR 9 368 686,15, corresponding to 77 % of the available appropriations; calls on the Supervisor to define the budget estimates prudently;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 6 #

2018/2175(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Notes with concern the sharp increase in the number of missions by members and staff of the Supervisor from 2014 to 2017, stressing that, in times of crisis and budget cuts in general, this expenditure should be reduced and that such days should be organised, as far as possible, in the institutions' own premises, since the added value that this entails does not justify such high costs;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2174(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the European Ombudsman discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget for the financial year 2017; / Postpones its decision on granting the European Ombudsman discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2018/2174(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Notes that the Ombudsman’s budget is mostly administrative, with a large amount being used for expenditure related to persons, buildings, furniture, equipment and miscellaneous running costs; notes that it amounted in 2017 to EUR 10 905 441 (EUR 10 658 951 in 2016); notes with concern that expenditure on buildings, plant and equipment has increased dramatically, stressing that such costs must be properly rationalised and not excessive;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2018/2174(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. requests that the Ombudsman's buildings policy be included in its annual activity report, especially as it is important that these costs are properly rationalised and not excessive;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 5 #

2018/2174(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Welcomencourages the Ombudsman’s commitment to make efforts to ensure that all available funds are spent in a result-oriented manner and welcomes the fact that it is taking into account the results of a number of measurements and statistical data that impact directly on the office’s work; noteregrets that in relation to key performance indicators (KPI) adopted as part of the Strategy “Towards 2019”, measures have been taken to enhance the results through continuous reviews, the streamlining of processes and monitoring of the work; notes, however, that the KPI for overall compliance reached only 85 % and fell short of the target of 90 %; encourages the Ombudsman to continue to improve its performance in this regard;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 6 #

2018/2174(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10 a. notes that the compliance rate in a period of 12 to 18 months is still below the target set by the Ombudsman; is convinced that the 90% target is realistic and can be achieved; expects this target to be achieved in the financial year 2018 and that the related results will be presented in detail in the annual activity report;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 10 #

2018/2174(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Welcomes the factNotes that the Court’s recommendations to improve the monitoring system for the timely updating of the personal situation of members of staff , which may have an impact on the calculation of family allowances, have been implemented in most respects;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2173(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Secretary-General of the Committee of the Regions discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Committee of the Regions for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on granting the Secretary-General of the Committee of the Regions discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Committee of the Regions for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 5 #

2018/2173(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Notes with satisfaction that based on its audit work, the Court concluded that the payments as a whole for the year ended 31 December 2017, the administrative and other expenditure of the institutions and bodies were free from material error;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 7 #

2018/2173(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Notes that the Committee’s budget is mostly administrative, with a large amount being used for expenditure concerning persons, buildings, furniture, equipment and miscellaneous running costs; expresses its concern about the increased expenditure on buildings, furniture and equipment, which in 2017 is slightly higher than the equivalent rate of 2016 and 2015 (1% and 1.3% respectively); expresses hope that there will be no further increases in the future for the next financial year;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 9 #

2018/2173(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Notes that the budget spent on “Members’ travel and subsistence allowances, attendance at meetings and associated expenditure” (8.4 million EUR or 94.7%)is higher in percentage and monetary terms than the one of the same period in the financial year 2016 (92.6% and 7.6 million EUR respectively);
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 11 #

2018/2173(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. WelcomNotes the fact that the overall execution rate for payments at the end of December 2017 was 89,9 %; notes that the final payment execution rate at the end of the budget cycle (after payment of carry- overs) will be higher and should ideally be close to the commitment rate;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 12 #

2018/2173(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Regrets that the implementation rate for commitments in 2017 is slightly lower than in 2016 and 2015;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 13 #

2018/2173(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Notes that the analytical tool for monitoring the budget execution, Budget Watch, is used to monitor the execution of commitments and payments of all budget lines centrally, which contributes to an optimisation of the budget execution through a better preparation for the reallocation of resources; calls onurges the Committee to strengthen its efforts related to the payment execution rates, in particular for Budget Title 2 concerning buildings, equipment and miscellaneous operating expenditure, where the payment execution rate was of 77,1 %;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 16 #

2018/2173(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Notacknowledges that the Committee reduced the overall number of posts in its establishment plan by 48 from 537 to 489 between 2013 and 2017 mainly due to the 5 % staff cuts and the implementation of a cooperation agreement concluded in 2014 with the European Parliament; welcomobserves that despite the staff cuts the Committee managed to reinforce its political work by reallocating more human resources from support services to the core business areas related to political and legislative activities; askdemands the Committee to be informed on the mapping of the workload distribution within the organisation to verify the match between tasks and resources;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 17 #

2018/2173(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Notes with concern that contract staff increased from 34 posts in 2013 to 54 in 2017, while temporary staff increased from 64 post in 2013 to 71 in 2017; notes that the increase of temporary and contract staff is mainly related to security issues prompted by the situation in Brussels; is concerned that part of this increase results from the need to compensate the overall staff reductions and might be detrimental to the distribution of workload and the long-term organisational development of the institution;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 24 #

2018/2173(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. WelcomNotes the long-term building strategy which was approved by the Committee and by the European Economic and Social Committee in 2017; notes that that building strategy provides a framework for any future decision related to the building policy to be taken and contains a set of guiding principles in the field of real estate; notes that several scenarios have been identified and explored in order to prepare the building policy beyond 2021 with a priority given to scenarios that include the continued use of the VMA building; asks to be kept informed about the ongoing negotiations with the Commission regarding the continued use of the VMA building; encourages the Committee, together with the European Economic and Social Committee, to carry out an assessment of potential renovation needs and to make an estimation of the costs for the scenario where the two Committees take over the entire VMA building;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 27 #

2018/2173(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32
32. CallUrges on the Committee to swiftly comply with the Court of Justice’s judgement and to take all necessary measures to follow-up on its decision; encourages the Committee to consider finding an amicable settlement with the former internal auditor in the interest of both parties and requests that Parliament is regularly kept informed;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2018/2172(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Secretary-General of the European Economic and Social Committee discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Economic and Social Committee for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on granting the Secretary-General of the European Economic and Social Committee discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Economic and Social Committee for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 6 #

2018/2172(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Notes with satisfaction that, in its annual report for 2017, the Court identified no significant weaknesses in respect of the audited topics relating to human resources and procurement for the Committee;
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 9 #

2018/2172(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Notes that following the increase in "Other expenditure" mainly due to the change in the allocation of the amount of provisions which have been included in the item provisions for only two years; total expenses increased by 1% compared to last year;
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 10 #

2018/2172(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Points out that although the other items for the financial year 2017decreased slightly, "Other expenditure" almost doubled to 16.63%;
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 19 #

2018/2172(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15a. As the interinstitutional costs of IT training in particular in 2017 were influenced by inaccurate indicative prices, it calls for a new service level agreement with the Commission in this area to avoid uncertainty by working with a single global amount for all training;
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2171(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Secretary-General of the Court of Auditors discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court of Auditors for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on granting the Secretary-General of the Court of Auditors discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court of Auditors for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2018/2171(DEC)

1. Grants the Secretary-General of the Court of Auditors discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court of Auditors for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on granting the Secretary-General of the Court of Auditors discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court of Auditors for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 5 #

2018/2171(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Stresses that the Court’s budget is purely administrative with a large amount being used for expenditure in relation to persons working withObserves with concern that staff expenses and other administrative expenses in the finstitution (Title 1) and in relation to buildings, movable property, equipment and miscellaneous operating expenditure (Title 2); calls on the Court to continue improving payment execution rates, in particular in relation to Title 2 where the payment rate was 55,75 % of final appropriations and 57,13 % of commitments (compared to 52,8% and 53,8 % respectively in 2016)ancial year 2017 were higher than those expenses in the financial year 2016; calls for a reduction of those expenses for the next financial year in the view of the tough economic situation;
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 6 #

2018/2171(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Notes with concern that investment in buildings, plant and equipment has doubled; stresses that those costs must be justified;
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 19 #

2018/2171(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Notes that the reduction of 5 % in staff numbers over the period 2013-2017 has been achieved in compliance with the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management7 with an overall contribution of 45 posts; notes that the number of contractual agents increased from 59 to 73 over the same period, which is mainly due to the reinforcement of security measures at the Court premises; notes, however, that the Court streamlined procedures by using IT tools and digitalisation and by outsourcing various tasks to the Pay Master Office of the Commission in order to implement staff reduction objectives; _________________ 7 OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1
2019/01/30
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2169(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Registrar of the Court of Justice discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court of Justice for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on granting the Registrar of the Court of Justice discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court of Justice for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2018/2169(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Notes with satisfaction that, in its annual report for 2017, the Court of Auditors identified no significant weaknesses in respect of the audited topics relating to human resources and procurement for the Court of Justice of the European Union (the ‘CJEU’);
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 8 #

2018/2169(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. NoteRegrets that appropriations carried over from 2016 to 2017 were EUR 22 240 120,22, of which 86,26% (EUR 19 188 159,20) was used in 2017 as compared to 90% in 2016;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 10 #

2018/2169(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Notes with concern that the CJEU overestimated its commitments for various budget lines under Chapter 14 ‘Other staff and external services’, inter alia for missions (budget line 162), having committed EUR 342 000 in 2017 whereas payments only amounted to EUR 204 795,27, and overestimated further training (budget line 1612), having committed EUR 1 457 644,07, whereas payments only amounted to EUR 579 000,04; notes that the CJEU reduced its request for appropriations for Members’ missions to EUR 299 750 when drawing up its 2019 estimates in response to the observation of the Parliament in its discharge report for the year 2016; calls on the CJEU to pursue its efforts to ensure sound financial management in order to avoid significant discrepancies between commitments and payments;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 13 #

2018/2169(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. WelcomAcknowledges the fact that the CJEU has started its work on developing an Integrated Case Management System (ICMS) which will replace a set of applications developed over the past 25 years and which will include a component on the computerisation of performance indicators and reporting instruments;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 17 #

2018/2169(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Welcomes the increase of remunerated traineeships at the CJEU from 57 in 2016 to 82 in 2017; welcomes, moreover, that the CJEU has requested anconsiders that there is no need to further increase the number of remunerated trainees; therefore calls for the additional amount of EUR 550 000requested in the 2019 budget; regrets, however, that 215 trainees assigned to Member’s cabinet in 2017 were still not remunerated; calls on the CJEU to ensure an appropriate allowance being paid to all trainees in order to provide sufficient rei for the remuneration of interns not to be granted in order to avoid excessive expenditure; regrets, however, that the 215 trainees assigned to the cabinets of membuersement for the trainees’ efforts and not to reinforce discrimination on economic grounds continued not to receive remuneration;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 19 #

2018/2169(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Notes with concern that chauffeurs drove to the home countries of the members of the CJEU without having the member on board on 26 occasions and that 53 nights were reimbursed to the drivers in relation to those trips; notes, moreover, that 22 flights, five trips by train and one boat trip were scheduled for chauffeurs in order to do official missions with a member in his or her home country; underlines that chauffeurs should accompany members in the home country only in duly justified cases;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 23 #

2018/2169(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Reiterates its call on the CJEU to publish CVs and declarations of interest for all its members on the websiteUrges the CJEU once again to publish on its website the CVs and declarations of interest for all its members, indicating whether they belong to other organisations; notes that short biographies of each member are published on the website, which do not however contain information on membership of any other organisations; notes that, under the new Code of Conduct for Members, members are required to submit a declaration of their financial interests to the President of the Ccourt of which they are a member s upon taking up their duties in line with the new Code of Conduct for members; calls on the CJEU to publish thosesuch declarations on its website;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 28 #

2018/2169(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 36 a (new)
36a. Is of the opinion that the significant costs of visits to the CJEU can be reduced by increasing dialogue with European citizens through social media, which is an immediate and effective means of communication;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2018/2168(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Secretary-General of the Council discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Council and of the Council for the financial year 2017 / Postpones its decision on granting the Secretary-General of the Council discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Council and of the Council for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 7 #

2018/2168(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Notes with concerns the increase of EUR 16,5 million (+3 %) in the budget of the European Council and Council in 2017 compared to an increase of 0,6 % in 2016;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing its President discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Parliament for the financial year 2017;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 62 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 45
45. Regrets that expenditure items such as salaries and mission costs were not communicated in response to the questionnaire; draws on the information provided during the 2016 discharge procedure, where salaries paid for EPLO staff amounted to EUR 23 058 210 and mission costs amounted to EUR 1 383 843; assumes that these amounts have not changed significantly for the budgetary year 2017 and remains concerned that costs may outweigh the benefits; acknowledges the importance of effective communication in Member States but stresses the need for cost-efficiency; invites all decision-making parties involved to strive for more added value particularly with regards to running costs;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 102 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 54 b (new)
54b. Requests to obtain the progress report on the completion of KAD II building until 30 June 2019;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 129 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 67
67. Notes that the new Parliament’s travel service, which had already worked with the Parliament, will start operating on 1 January 2019; welcomes the fact that the new contract contains strengthened conditions, in particular with regard to ticket pricing and the availability of the travel service’s call centre at all times, including at weekends; stresses again the importance of a simple and user-friendly complaints mechanism to quickly highlight shortfalls, which allows for speedy resolution of any problems; emphasises that attention needs to be paid to the specific requirements of Members and their need for tailor-made services; is doubtful that services will significantly improve since former BCD staff will be taken on by the new travel service;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 131 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 67 a (new)
67a. Encourages the new travel agency to strive to achieve the most competitive prices for the European Parliament’s work-related travels;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants/postponesPostpones its decision on granting the Commission discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 8 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 1
1. Grants/postponesPostpones its decision on granting the Director of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 12 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 3
Paragraph 1
1. Grants/postponesPostpones its decision on granting the Director of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 17 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 4
Paragraph 1
1. Grants/postponesPostpones its decision on granting the Director of the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 21 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 5
Paragraph 1
1. Grants/postponesPostpones its decision on granting the Director of the European Research Council Executive Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 23 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 6
Paragraph 1
1. Grants/postponesPostpones its decision on granting the Director of the Research Executive Agency discharge in relation to the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 27 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 7
Paragraph 1
1. Grants/postponesPostpones its decision on granting the Director of the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 150 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 53 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Stresses that regarding external relations DG NEAR and DG DEVCO use in their AARs residual error rates that are the products of residual error rate (RER) studies and that the RER is calculated on transactions only from closed contracts, for which all controls have been already applied;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 152 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 54
54. Notes the fact that the Court considered that the RER studies were broadly fit for purpose whilst havialthough the Court had strong concerns about the quality of those studies;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 153 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 54 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Notes that the RER of DG DEVCO and DGNEAR do not include payments made in 2017;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 157 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 20
Some success storiesdeleted
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 161 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 23
Some success storiesdeleted
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 170 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 75
75. Is deeply concerned by the fact that, according to the Court, 64 % of the total value of EFSI contracts that the EIB Group had signed by the end of 2017 was concentrated in six Member States: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, UK, Poland;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 199 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 92
92. Finds it unacceptable that, according to the Commission, eight critical or very important recommendations issues by the Commission’s Internal Audit Service over the period 2014 - 2017 are still pending; requests to obtain the progress report on these recommendations implementation until 30 June 2019;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 222 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 104 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Points out that for Asylum Migration and Integration Fund/Internal Security Fund, DG HOME only reports the residual error rate since, as foreseen by the legal basis, the National Audit Authorities do not have to report to DG HOME the detected error rates (see reply to question 14, hearing Avramopoulos 18 October2018); consequently, for AAR 2017, the error rate reported is the residual one, meaning the estimated error rate minus any amounts corresponding to any corrective actions taken that have already effectively reduced the exposure;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 229 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 116 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Points out that the Communication to the Commission on the Governance in the European Commission adopted on 21 November 2018 does not modify the distinction made between the ‘political responsibility of Commissioners’ and the ‘operational responsibility of Directors- General’ introduced by the administrative reform of 2000;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 231 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 116 a (new)
116a. Observes that it has not always been made clear whether ‘political responsibility’ encompasses responsibility for the directorates-general, or is distinct from it;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 253 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 126 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Notes that if the authorising officers by delegation, when disclosing the specific areas of their expenditure for which they issue a reservation refer to the materiality threshold of 2 % only in the context of the ‘residual error rate’, they finally run the risk to underestimate the risk of error;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 255 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 126 a (new)
126a. Stresses that the Commission did not disclose in its AMPR 2017 the scope of the reservations that was reported on in the AMPRs of preceding years;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 194 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H a (new)
Ha. whereas the further strengthening of the CAP’s environmental tasks makes the current model for the distribution of direct payments among Member States irrelevant and outdated, and the area of agricultural land is the best measure of the scale of the demands and challenges faced by farmers in connection with a modernised CAP;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 297 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital M a (new)
Ma. whereas there are still disparities in development between the Member States and regions, and CAP support for rural development provides opportunities to increase competitiveness, promote sustainable economies, combat depopulation, unemployment and poverty, and promote social inclusion;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 322 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital N a (new)
Na. whereas the activities of the Single Common Market Organisation (CMO) are play an important role in stabilising agricultural markets;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 580 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Points to the persistent disparities in development between rural areas in different regions and Member States and therefore considers that cohesion criteria should continue to play an important role in the distribution of second-pillar funds between Member States;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 726 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Stresses the need for a fair distribution of direct payments between Member States, which must take into account socio-economic differences, different production costs and the amounts received by Member States under Pillar IIthe principle of equal treatment, socio-economic differences, including differences in the number of farmers, different production costs and the importance of the enhanced environmental dimension of the modernised CAP, which is closely linked to the management of agricultural land, means that equalised amounts of direct assistance per hectare in all Member States are the best compromise in this respect;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 737 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Stresses the need for a fair distribution of direct payments between Member States, which must take into account socio-economic differences, different production costs and the amounts received by Member States under Pillar II;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 777 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Believes that, provided that a level playing field in the single market can be guaranteed, voluntary coupled support (VCS) payments should be maintained, as a tool to counteract specific difficulties, particularly those arising from the structural competitive disadvantage of less- favoured and mountainous regions, as well as those which are more temporary in nature and arise from a shift away from the old entitlement scheme, for example;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 945 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Calls on the Commission to introduce a new and comprehensive legal framework which allows the integration of the various types of environmental actions at present, such as cross compliance, greening and the good agricultural and environmental conditions (GAEC) standards and greening, as well as agri-environment measures (AEMs) for rural development, so that farmers can deliver effectively and with less bureaucracy on environmental care, biodiversity and climate action, while ensuring that Member States have adequate control and taking into account local conditions;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1100 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 a (new)
20a. Stresses that the instrument established under the common market organisation (CMO) should continue to play an important role as a safety net in stabilising agricultural markets, and stresses that it must be implemented more actively and effectively in future in order to prevent and overcome crises;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1169 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Insists on the necessity of strengthening the position of producers within the food supply chain, in particular by guaranteeing them a fair share of the added value, by introducing appropriate instruments, including financial instruments, to support the creation and development of bodies aimed at fostering cooperation between agricultural producers, such as agricultural producer organisations and groups, by fostering inter-sectoral cooperation, and by strengthening transparency in the markets and crisis prevention;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 31 #

2018/2005(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Stresses that harnessing globalisation should involve both strengthening global discipline to prevent unfair competition and distortions of trade in agriculture, and avoiding undue exposure of sensitive EU agricultural sectors to competition from imports of products that are not subject to similar standards, costs and constraints as regards, for example, environmental protection and animal welfare;
2018/05/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 77 #

2018/2005(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Expresses its serious concerns with respect to the possible conclusion of the ongoing free-trade negotiations with Mercosur involving major concessions in sectors such as beef, poultry meat, sugar and biofuels which could endanger the viability of local production in certain parts of the EU;
2018/05/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 87 #

2018/2005(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Is of the opinion that the main aim of the negotiations with Mercosur should be the quality of their outcome, not the deadline for their completion;
2018/05/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 94 #

2018/0231(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 77 a (new)
(77a) In view of the effect of climatic events on: the increasing number of harmful organisms; the increasing occurrence of animal diseases; these phenomena should be recognised at EU level.
2018/11/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 127 #

2018/0231(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. There is a need to draw up effective solutions to emergencies in the event of a crisis by ensuring, at all levels of the food chain, direct or at least considerably simplified access to appropriations of the Commission's crisis reserve in order to guarantee financing for the measures set out in Article 3(2)(e).
2018/11/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 151 #

2018/0231(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point 1.3 – point 1.3.4 a (new)
1.3.4 a. In the event of a suspected outbreak of an animal disease and/or the appearance of harmful organisms, checks and monitoring will need to be greatly intensified throughout the EU.
2018/11/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 208 #

2018/0218(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 3 – paragraph 4
The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 227 amending the definitions concerning the sectors set out in Annex II to the extent necessary to update the definitions in light of market developments.
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 217 #

2018/0218(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 6
3) Article 6 is deleted;
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 225 #

2018/0218(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3a (new)
(3a) In Article 7, point (a) is replaced by the following: "1. The following reference thresholds are fixed: a) as regards the cereals sector, EUR 101,3130,0/tonne, related to the wholesale stage for goods delivered to the warehouse, before unloading; " Or. pl (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/PL/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1308- 20180101&from=FR)
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 261 #

2018/0218(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4 – point c – point i
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 23 a
(i) paragraph 1 is replaced by the following: ‘ 1. Without prejudice to paragraph 4, the aid under the school scheme allocated for the distribution of products, the accompanying educational measures and the related costs referred to in Article 23(1) shall not exceed EUR 220 804 135 per school year. Within that overall limit, the aid shall not exceed: a) for school fruit and vegetables: EUR 130 608 466 per school year; b) for school milk: EUR 90 195 669 per school year.'; ’deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 339 #

2018/0218(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5 a (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 77
(5a) Article 77 shall be repealed;
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 571 #

2018/0218(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 23
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 189
23) Article 189 is deleted.
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 574 #

2018/0218(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 25
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 193
Those implementing acts shall be adopted without applying the procedure referred to in Article 229(2) or (3).deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 577 #

2018/0218(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 26
26) In Part III Chapter VI, covering Articles 196 to 204, is deleted;
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 636 #

2018/0218(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 30 – point b
b) in Part B, Section I is deleted;
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 85 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 a (new)
(1a) Account should be taken of the European Parliament resolution of 30 May 2018 on the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework and own resources (2018/2714(RSP)).
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 88 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 b (new)
(1b) Given the fundamental role of common agricultural policy (CAP), the CAP budget should be increased in the 2021-2027 MFF from the level of the 2014-2020 budget.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 89 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 c (new)
(1c) The agricultural sector must not face any financial repercussions as a result of political decisions, such as the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU or the funding of new European strategic policies.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 91 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 d (new)
(1d) Given the importance of direct payments and second-pillar funds to farmers, which contribute significantly to investment and employment in rural areas, the severe cuts envisaged for the second pillar of the CAP are not acceptable. For that reason, the CAP should focus on its core activities with a budget of the equivalent of EUR 382.9 billion in 2018 terms (which amounts to EUR 430.9 billion in current terms), so that its budget is at the same level as it was for the 2014-2020 period.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 109 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) With a view to ensuring that the amounts for the financing of the CAP comply with the annual ceilings, the financial discipline mechanism by which the level of direct support is adjusted, should be maintained. However, the threshold of EUR 2000 should be abolished. An agricultural reserve should be maintained to support the agricultural sector in the event of market developments or major crises affecting the agricultural production or distribution. Article 12(2)(d) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) [New Financial Regulation] foresees that non- committed appropriations may be carried over to to the following financial year only. In order to significantly simplify the implementation for beneficiaries and national administrations, a roll-over mechanism should be used, using any unused amounts of the reserve for crises in the agricultural sector established in 2020. For this purpose a derogation from Article 12(2)(d) is necessary, allowing for non-committed appropriations of the agricultural reserve to be carried over without time limitation to finance the agricultural reserve in the following financial year(s). Furthermore, as regards the financial year 2020, a second derogation is necessary as the total unused amount of the reserve available at the end of year 2020 should be carried over to the year 2021 to the corresponding line of the new agricultural reserve without being returned to the budgetary lines which cover direct payment interventions under the CAP Strategic Plan.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 122 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) In order to avoid an excessive administrative burden for national administrations and farmers provision should be made that reimbursement of the amounts carried over from the preceding financial year in relation to financial discipline applied, should not take place either where financial discipline is applied for a second subsequent year (year N+1), or where the overall amount of non- committed appropriations represents less than 0,2% of the EAGF annual ceiling.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 123 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16 a (new)
(16a) The level of direct payments must be the same between Member States if there is to be a level playing field on the EU single market. There is an urgent need for a fair distribution of direct payments between Member States. What is more, the process of equalising direct payments must be completed under the 2021-2027 financial framework. Farmers from the Eastern European countries have been waiting for this since 2014.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 147 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 30
(30) As regards the multi-annual performance monitoring the Commission should also have the power to suspend payments. Accordingly in cases of delayed or insufficient progress towards targets, set out in the national CAP Strategic Plan, the Commission should be empowered to request the Member State concerned to take the necessary remedial actions in accordance with an action plan to be established in consultation with the Commission and containing clear progress indicators, by means of an implementing act. Where the Member State fails to submit or to implement the action plan or where the action plan is manifestly insufficient to remedy the situation, the Commission should have the power to suspend the monthly or interim payments, by means of an implementing act.deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 204 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) a severe natural disaster gravely affecting the holding;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 369 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 3
Moreover, by derogation from point (d) of Article 12(2) of the Financial Regulation, the total unused amount of the crisis reserve available at the end of year 2020 shall be carried over to the year 2021 without being returned to the budgetary lines which cover the actions referred to in point (c) of Article 5(2) and made available for the financing of the agricultural reserve.deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 386 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. The funding shall only apply to direct payments in excess of EUR 2000 to be granted to farmers in the corresponding calendar year.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 413 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – introductory part
Following its decision to approve the CAP Strategic Plan, the Commission shall pay an initial prefinancing amount to the Member State for the entire duration of the CAP Strategic Plan. This initial pre- financing amount shall be paid in instalments as follows:to the tune of 5% of the EAFRD support quota for the entire duration of the CAP Strategic Plan.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 416 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) in 2021: 1 % of the amount of support from the EAFRD for the entire duration of the CAP Strategic Plan;deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 420 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) in 2022: 1 % of the amount of support from the EAFRD for the entire duration of the CAP Strategic Plan;deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 427 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) in 2023: 1 % of the amount of support from the EAFRD for the entire duration of the CAP Strategic Plan.deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 442 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 32 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall automatically decommit any portion of a budget commitment for rural development interventions in a CAP Strategic Plan that has not been used for the purposes of prefinancing or for making interim payments or for which no declaration of expenditure fulfilling the requirements laid down in Article 30(3) has been presented to it in relation to expenditure effected by 31 December of the seconthird year following that of the budget commitment.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 484 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 37
Reduction of monthly and interim payments 1. Where the Commission establishes from declarations of expenditure or the information referred to in Article 88 that financial ceilings set by Union law have been exceeded, the Commission shall reduce the monthly or interim payments to the Member State in question in the framework of the implementing acts concerning the monthly payments referred to in Article 19(3) or in the framework of the interim payments referred to in Article 30. 2. Where the Commission establishes from declarations of expenditure or the information referred to in Article 88 that the payment deadlines referred to in Article 36 have not been complied with, the Member State shall be afforded the opportunity to submit its comments within a period which shall not be less than 30 days. Where the Member State fails to submit its comments within the said period or where the Commission considers the response to be unsatisfactory, the Commission may reduce the monthly or interim payments to the Member State concerned in the framework of the implementing acts concerning the monthly payments referred to in Article 19(3) or in the framework of the interim payments referred to in Article 30. 3. Reductions under this Article shall be without prejudice to Article 51. 4. The Commission may adopt implementing acts laying down further rules on the procedure and other practical arrangements for the proper functioning of the mechanism provided for in Article 36. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 101(3).Article 37 deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 489 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 38
Suspension of payments in relation to the annual clearance 1. Where Member States do not submit the documents referred to in Articles 8(3) and 11(1) by the deadlines, as provided for in Article 8(3), the Commission may adopt implementing acts suspending the total amount of the monthly payments referred to in Article 19(3). The Commission shall reimburse the suspended amounts when it receives the missing documents from the Member State concerned, provided that the date of receipt is not later than six months after the deadline. As regards the interim payments referred to in Article 30, declarations of expenditure shall be deemed inadmissible in accordance with paragraph 6 of that Article. 2. Where, in the framework of the annual performance clearance referred to in Article 52, the Commission establishes that the difference between the expenditure declared and the amount corresponding to the relevant reported output is more than 50% and the Member State cannot provide duly justified reasons, the Commission may adopt implementing acts suspending the monthly payments referred to in Article 19(3) or the interim payments referred to in Article 30. The suspension shall be applied to the relevant expenditure in respect of the interventions which have been subject to the reduction referred to in Article 52(2) and the amount to be suspended shall not exceed the percentage corresponding to the reduction applied in accordance with Article 52(2). The amounts suspended shall be reimbursed by the Commission to the Member States or permanently reduced by means of the implementing act referred to in Article 52. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 100 supplementing this Regulation with rules on the rate of suspension of payments. 3. The implementing acts provided for in this Article shall be adopted in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 101(2). Before adopting those implementing acts, the Commission shall inform the Member State concerned of its intention and shall give the Member State the opportunity to submit its comments within a period which shall not be less than 30 days. The implementing acts determining the monthly payments referred to in Article 19(3) or the interim payments referred to in Article 30 shall take account of the implementing acts adopted under this paragraph.Article 38 deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 505 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 39
Suspension of payments in relation to the multi-annual performance monitoring 1. In case of delayed or insufficient progress towards targets, as set out in the national CAP Strategic Plan and monitored in accordance with Articles 115 and 116 of Regulation (EU) …/…[CAP Strategic Plan Regulation], the Commission may ask the Member State concerned to implement the necessary remedial actions in accordance with an action plan with clear progress indicators, to be established in consultation with the Commission. The Commission may adopt implementing acts laying down further rules on the elements of action plans and the procedure for setting up the action plans. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 101(3). 2. Where the Member States fails to submit or to implement the action plan referred to in paragraph 1 or if that action plan is manifestly insufficient to remedy the situation, the Commission may adopt implementing acts suspending the monthly payments referred to in Article 19(3) or the interim payments referred to in Article 30. The suspension shall be applied in accordance with the principle of proportionality to the relevant expenditure related to the interventions which were to be covered by that action plan. The Commission shall reimburse the suspended amounts when, on the basis of the performance review referred to in Article 121 of Regulation (EU) …/… [CAP Strategic Plan Regulation] satisfactory progress towards targets is achieved. If the situation is not remedied by the closure of the national CAP Strategic Plan, the Commission may adopt an implementing act definitively reducing the amount suspended for the Member State concerned. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 100 supplementing this Regulation with rules on the rate and duration of suspension of payments and the condition for reimbursing or reducing those amounts with regard to the multi-annual performance monitoring. 3. The implementing acts provided for in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be adopted in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 101(2). Before adopting those implementing acts, the Commission shall inform the Member State concerned of its intention and shall ask it to respond within a period which shall not be less than 30 days.Article 39 deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 601 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 53 a (new)
Article 53a 1. For any undue payment resulting from an irregularity or negligence, Member States shall request recovery from the beneficiary within 18 months after the approval, and, where applicable, reception by the paying agency or body responsible for the recovery, of a control report or similar document stating that an irregularity has taken place. The amounts in question shall be recorded in the debtors' ledger of the paying agency at the time of their recovery. 2. If the sum has not been recovered within four years of the date of the recovery request, or within eight years if the recovery is being dealt with by the national courts, 50% of the financial cost of the non-recovery shall be borne by the Member State concerned and 50% covered by the EU, without prejudice to the requirement that the Member State concerned must continue the recovery procedures in compliance with Article 57. If, in the course of a recovery procedure carried out using an administrative procedure or a definitive legal procedure, no irregularity is found, the financial costs borne by the Member State under the first subparagraph shall be declared to the Funds as expenditure. However, if for reasons not attributeable to the Member State concerned, it is not possible for recovery to take place within the time limit specified in the first subparagraph, and the amount to be recovered exceeds EUR 1 million, the Commission may, at the request of the Member State, extend the time-limit by a period of up to half of the original period. 3. On duly justified grounds, Member States may decide not to pursue recovery. A decision to this effect may be taken only in the following cases: (a) where the costs that have already been incurred and those that are likely to be incurred come to more than the amount to be recovered: this condition is considered fulfilled if: (i) the amount to be recovered from the beneficiary in the context of an individual payment under the aid scheme or support fund does not exceed EUR 100, not including interest or (ii) the amount to be recovered from the beneficiary in the context of an individual payment under the aid scheme or support fund falls between EUR 100 and EUR 150, excluding interest, and the Member State concerned applies a threshold equal to or higher than the amount to be recovered under its national law as regards non-recovery of national debts; (b) where recovery proves impossible owing to the insolvency, recorded and recognised under national law, of the debtor or the persons legally responsible for the irregularity. If the decision referred to in the first subparagraph of this paragraph is taken before the rules referred to in paragraph 2 apply to the outstanding amount, the financial costs of non-recovery shall be borne by the EU. 4. Member States shall enter into the annual accounts to be sent to the Commission under point (c)(iii) of Article 88(1) the amounts to be borne by them under paragraph 2 of this Article. The Commission shall check that this has been done and make any adjustments needed in the implementing act referred to in Article 51. 5. The Commission may, provided that the procedure laid down in Article 53(3) has been followed, adopt implementing acts excluding sums usually charged to the Union's budget from Union funding in the following cases: (a) if the Member State has not kept to the time limits referred to in paragraph 1; (b) if it considers that the decision taken by a Member State not to pursue recovery under paragraph 3 is not justified; (c) if it takes the view that an irregularity or lack of recovery is the result of an irregularity or negligence attributable to the administrative authorities or another official body of the Member State. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 101(2).
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 620 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 55 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
Amounts of the Union financing under the EAFRD which are cancelled and amounts recovered, and the interest thereon, shall be reallocated to other rural development interventionpayments in the CAP Strategic Plan. However, the cancelled or recovered Union Funds may be reused by Member States only for a rural development operation under the national CAP Strategic Plan and provided the funds are not reallocated to rural development operations which have been the subject of a financial adjustment.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 687 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 72 – paragraph 1 – point b a (new)
(ba) further definition of the rules on the administrative control and penalties system dealt with under Article 70, in order to ensure that all Member States implement the provisions of this article in the same way and to include the deterrent effects of the penalties imposed and the specific features of the aid provided for under Article 63.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 743 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 84 – paragraph 3 – point d
(d) establish the control sample for the checks referred to in point (a) to be carried out each year on the basis of a risk analysis and shall include a random component and shall provide the control sample to cover at least 1% of the beneficiaries receiving the aid provided for in Section 2 of Chapter 1 of Title III of Regulation (EU) …/… [CAP Strategic Plan Regulation]ferred to in Article 85(1).
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 755 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 85 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 a (new)
The administrative penalties referred to in the first subparagraph shall not apply to beneficiaries receiving payments in line with Article 25 of Regulation (EU ... / ...) (Regulation on the CAP Strategic Plan) or the farming of agricultural land with an area of (x), as defined by the Member State.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 835 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 87 – paragraph 1
Member States may retain 205 % of the amounts resulting from the application of the reductions and exclusions referred to in Article 86.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 517 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) In view of further improving the performance of the CAP, income support should be targeted to genuine farmers. In order to ensure a common approach at Union level for such a targeting of support, a framework definition for ‘genuine farmer’ displaying the essential elements should be set out. On the basis of this framework, Member States shouldMember States may define in their CAP Strategic Plans which farmers are not considered genuine farmers based on conditions such as income tests, labour inputs on the farm, company object and inclusion in registers. It should also not result in precluding support to pluri-active farmers, who are actively farming but who are also engaged in non-agricultural activities outside their farm, as their multiple activities often strengthen the socio-economic fabric of rural areas.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 542 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 11
(11) In order to give substance to the objectives of the CAP as established by Article 39 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), as well as to ensure that the Union adequately addresses its most recent challenges, it is appropriate to provide for a set of general objectives reflecting the orientations given in the Communication on ‘The Future of Food and Farming’, in order for the Union to formulate a long-term sustainable vision of agricultural development. A set of specific objectives should be further defined at Union level and applied by the Member States in their CAP Strategic Plans. While striking a balance across the dimensions of sustainable development, in line with the impact assessment, these specific objectives should translate the general objectives of the CAP into more concrete priorities and take into account relevant Union legislation, particularly with regard to climate, energy and environment.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 547 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 11 a (new)
(11a) The Common Agriculture Policy should take into account threats to the sustainable development of agriculture and take into account the fact that: – fewer but larger farms: in 2013 there were 10.8 million farms (a 22% decrease compared to 2007) while the average size increased from 12.6 ha to 16.1 ha; – a decrease by 25% in the agricultural workforce (from 12.8 million fill-time equivalents in 2005 to 9.5 million in 2017) – since 2010, the EU is a net exporter of food, with a trade surplus of 20.5 billion euros in 2017, principally resulting from processed food and beverages - the EU is a net importer of unprocessed farm product; – an average farm provides work for less than one full-time person; – while the performance of different sectors varies widely, there has been a significant increase in income from farming per full-time person; – an ageing farming population, and a decreasing number of young farmers: for every 100 farm managers above 55 the number of farm managers below 35 decreased from 14 in 2010 to 11 in 2013;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 758 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 31
(31) The CAP should ensure that Member States increase the environmental delivery by respecting local needs and farmers' actual circumstances. Member States shouldmay under direct payments in the CAP Strategic Plan set up Eco-schemes voluntary for farmers, which should be fully coordinated with the other relevant interventions. They shouldwill be defined by the Member States as a payment granted either for incentivising and remunerating the provision of public goods by agricultural practices beneficial to the environment and climate or as a compensation for the introduction of these practices. In both cases they should aim at enhancing the environmental and climate performance of the CAP and should consequently be conceived to go beyond the mandatory requirements already prescribed by the system of conditionality. Member States may decide to set up eco- schemes for agricultural practices such as the enhanced management of permanent pastures and landscape features, and organic farming. These schemes may also include ‘entry- level schemes’ which may be a condition for taking up more ambitious rural development commitments.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 795 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 37
(37) For interventions for rural development, principles are defined at Union level, particularly with regard to the basic requirements for the Member States to apply selection criteria. However, Member States should have ample discretion to define specific conditions according to their needs. Types of interventions for rural development include payments for environmental, climate and other management commitments that Member States should support throughout their territories, in accordance with their national, regional or local specific needs. Member States should grant payments to farmers and other land managerbeneficiaries who undertake, on a voluntary basis, management commitments that contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation and to the protection and improvement of the environment including water quality and quantity, air quality, soil, biodiversity and ecosystem services including voluntary commitments in Natura 2000 and support for genetic diversity. Support under payments for management commitments may also be granted in the form of locally-led, integrated or cooperative approaches and result-based interventions.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 800 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 38
(38) Support for management commitments may include organic farming premia for the maintenance of and the conversion to organic land; payments for other types of interventions supporting environmentally friendly production systems such as agro-ecology, conservation agriculture and integrated production; forest environmental and climate services and forest conservation; premia for forests and establishment of agroforestry systems; animal welfare; conservation, sustainable use and development of genetic resources. Member States may develop other schemes under this type of interventions on the basis of their needs. This type of payments should cover all or part of the additional costs and income foregone only resulting from commitments going beyond the baseline of mandatory standards and requirements established in Union and national law, as well as conditionality, as laid down in the CAP Strategic Plan and may additionally cover an incentive. Commitments related to this type of interventions may be undertaken for a pre- established annual or pluri-annual period and might go beyond seven years where duly justified.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 915 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 48
(48) Support for direct payments under the CAP Strategic Plans should be granted within national allocations to be fixed by this Regulation. These national allocations should reflect a continuation of the changes whereby the allocations to Member States with the lowest support level per hectare are gradually increased to close 50% of the gap towards 90% of the Union averageMember States' allocations gradually move towards the Union average. By the end of the multiannual financial perspective 2021-2027, the difference in the support level per hectare should disappear completely and the support level per hectare should be equal in all Member States by 2027 at the latest. In order to take into account the reduction of payments' mechanism and the use of its product in the Member State, the total indicative financial allocations per year in the CAP Strategic Plan of a Member State should be allowed to exceed the national allocation.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 991 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 58
(58) The CAP Strategic Plans should aim to ensure enhanced coherence across the multiple tools of the CAP, since it should cover types of interventions in the form of direct payments, sectoral types of interventions and types of interventions for rural development. They should also ensure and demonstrate the alignment and appropriateness of the choices made by Member States to the Union priorities and objectives. It is therefore appropriate that they contain a result-oriented intervention strategy structured around the specific objectives of the CAP, including quantified targets in relation to these objectives. In order to allow their monitoring on an annual basis, it is appropriate that these targets are based on result indicators.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1135 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. Member States shall provide in their CAP Strategic Plan the definitions of agricultural activity, agricultural area, eligible hectare, genuine farmer and young farmer:
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1214 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) 'genuine farmers' shall be defined in a way to ensure that no support is granted to those whose agricultural activity forms only an insignificant part of their overall economic activities or whose principal business activity is not agricultural, while not precluding from support pluri-active farmers. The definition shall allow to determine which farmers are not considered genuine farmers, based on conditions such as income tests, labour inputs on the farm, company object and/or inclusion in registers.deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1273 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point e – point iii
(iii) the appropriate training and/or skills requirdeleted.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1295 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Member States may define "genuine farmer" in a way to ensure that no support is granted to those whose agricultural activity forms only an insignificant part of their overall economic activities or whose principal business activity is not agricultural, while not precluding from support pluri-active farmers. The definition shall allow to determine which farmers are not considered genuine farmers, based on condition such as income tests, labour inputs on the farm, company object and/or inclusion in registers.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1368 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) enhance market orientation and increase competitiveness of agriculture of processing and marketing of agricultural products, including greater focus on research, technology and digitalisation;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1663 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1
Member States shall establish a system for providing the Farm Sustainability Tool for Nutrients referred to in Annex III, with the minimum content and functionalities defined therein, to beneficiaries, who shall use the Tool.deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1925 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – introductory part
Before applying paragraph 1, Member States shall, on the request of the farmer, subtract from the amount of direct payments to be granted to athat farmer pursuant to this Chapter in a given calendar year:
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1927 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – introductory part
Before applying paragraph 1, Member States shall, at the request of a farmer, subtract from the amount of direct payments to be granted to athat farmer pursuant to this Chapter in a given calendar year:
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2018 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
Member States shall set an area threshold and only grant decoupled direct payments to genuine farmers whose eligible area of the holding for which decoupled direct payments are claimed goes beyond this area threshold.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2024 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – introductory part
When setting the area threshold, Member States shall aim at ensuring that decoupled direct payments may only be granted to genuine farmers if:
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2043 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 3
3. Without prejudice to Articles 19 to 24, the basic income support shall be granted for each eligible hectare declared by a genuine farmer.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2113 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 21 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall grant genuine farmers holding owned or leased-in payment entitlements basic income support upon activation of those payment entitlements. Member States shall ensure that for the purpose of the activation of payment entitlements genuine farmers declare the eligible hectares accompanying any payment entitlement.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2120 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 3
3. Member States shall ensure that payment entitlements from the reserve be only allocated to genuine farmers.deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2133 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 5
5. Member States shall allocate payment entitlements to, or increase the value of the existing payment entitlements of genuine farmers who are entitled by virtue of a definitive court ruling or by virtue of a definitive administrative act of the competent authority of a Member State. Member States shall ensure that those genuine farmers receive the number and value of payment entitlements established in that ruling or act at a date to be fixed by the Member State.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2146 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 24 – paragraph 1
1. Except in the case of transfer by actual or anticipated inheritance, payment entitlements shall be transferred only to a genuine farmer.deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2244 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 27 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Member States may decide to exclude legal persons or groups of legal persons from complementary income support for young farmers.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2246 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 27 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Member states may decide to exclude legal persons or groups of legal persons from complementary income support for young farmers.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2258 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 27 – paragraph 2
2. As part of their obligations to contribute to the specific objective ‘attract young farmers and facilitate business development in rural areas’ set out in point (g) of Article 6(1) and to dedicate at least 2% of their allocations for direct payments to this objective in accordance with Article 86(4)the minimum amounts as set out in Annex X, Member States may provide a complementary income support for young farmers who have newly set up for the first time and who are entitled to a payment under the basic income support as referred to in Article 17.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2297 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 28 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shallmay provide support for voluntary schemes for the climate and the environment (‘eco- schemes’) under the conditions set out in this Article and as further specified in their CAP Strategic Plans.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2321 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 28 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall support under this type of intervention genuine farmers who make commitments to observe, on eligible hectares, agricultural practices beneficial for the climate and the environment.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2488 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 2
2. The Member States’ interventions shall help the supported sectors and productions or specific types of farming therein listed in Article 30 addressing the difficulty or difficulties they undergo by improving their competitiveness, their sustainability or their quality.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2506 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 30 – paragraph 1
Coupled income support may only be granted to the following sectors and productions or specific types of farming therein where these are important for economic, social or environmental reasons: cereals, oilseeds, protein crops, grain legumes, flax, hemp, rice, nuts, starch potato, milk and milk products, seeds, sheepmeat and goatmeat, beef and veal, olive oil, silkworms, dried fodder, hops, sugar beet, cane and chicory, fruit and vegetables, short rotation coppice and other non-food crops, excluding trees, used for the production of products that have the potential to substitute fossil materials.deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2570 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 34 – paragraph 1
Member States shall grant a crop-specific payment for cotton to genuine farmers producing cotton falling within CN code 5201 00 under the conditions laid down in this Subsection.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2669 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 43 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) investments in tangible and non- tangible assets, in particular focused on infrastructure aimed at improving product quality and adapting the scale of production to demand, water saving, energy saving, ecological packaging and waste reduction;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2762 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 43 – paragraph 2 – point k a (new)
(ka) use of organised trading platforms and commodity exchanges on the spot and futures markets;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2790 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 44 – paragraph 7 – point a
(a) at least 210% of expenditure under operational programs covers the interventions linked to the objectives referred to in points (d) and (e) of Article 42;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2817 #

2018/0216(COD)

(a) 4,15% of the value of the marketed production of each producer organisation;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2823 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 46 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) 4,5% of the value of marketed production of each transnational producer organisation or transnational association of producer organisations
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2827 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 46 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – introductory part
By way of derogation from the first subparagraph, the Union financial assistance may be increased as follows:to 5% of the value of marketed production, provided that the amount in excess of 4,5% of the value of the marketed production is used solely for one or more interventions linked to the objectives referred to in points (c), (d), (e), (g), (h) and (i) of Article 42 implemented by the entity referred to in the first subparagraph on behalf of its members.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2828 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 46 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point a
(a) in the case of producer organisations, the percentage may be increased to 4,6% of the value of the marketed production, provided that the amount in excess of 4,1% of the value of marketed production is used solely for one or more interventions linked to the objectives referred to in points (c), (d), (e), (g), (h) and (i) of Article 42;deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2832 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 46 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point b
(b) in the case of associations of producer organisations, the percentage may be increased to 5% of the value of the marketed production, provided that the amount in excess of 4,5% of the value of the marketed production is used solely for one or more interventions linked to the objectives referred to in points (c), (d), (e), (g), (h) and (i) of Article 42 implemented by the association of producer organisations on behalf of its members;deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2834 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 46 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point c
(c) in the case of transnational producer organisation or transnational association of producer organisations, the percentage may be increased to 5,5% of the value of the marketed production, provided that the amount in excess of 5% of the value of the marketed production is used solely for one or more interventions linked to the objectives referred to in points (c), (d), (e), (g), (h) and (i) of Article 42 implemented by the transnational producer organisation or transnational association of producer organisations on behalf of its members.deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2851 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 46 – paragraph 3 – point g
(g) operational program comprises the interventions linked to the objectives referred to in points (c), (d), (e), (h) and (i) of Article 42.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2867 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 47 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. In regions of Member States where producer organisations, associations of producer organisations and producer groups market less than 15% of the value of the fruit and vegetable production of those regions and where fruit and vegetable production represents at least 15% of the total agricultural production of those regions, the national financial assistance referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article may be reimbursed by the Union at the request of the Member State concerned.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2922 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 4
4. The Union financial assistance to the interventions referred to in paragraph 21 shall be maximumequivalent to 50% of the expenditure borne by Member States. The remaining part of the expenditure shall be borne by the Member States.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3199 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 60 – paragraph 2 – point h a (new)
(ha) using organised trading and commodity facilities of the SPOT and derivatives markets.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3206 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 61 – paragraph 1
1. In each sector concerned, the objectives and the interventions set out by the Member States in their CAP Strategic Plans shall be implemented through approved operational programs of producer organisations and/or associations of producer organisations or by inter-branch organisations recognised under Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013, or by groups of producers or cooperatives recognised under laws of the Member State, under the conditions laid down in this Article.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3213 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 61 – paragraph 4
4. Operational programs shall be submitted by producer organisations and/or associations of producer organisations or by inter-branch organisations recognised under Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013, or by groups of producers or cooperatives recognised under laws of the Member State to the Member States for their approval.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3220 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 61 – paragraph 5
5. Operational programs may be implemented only by producer organisations or by associations of producer organisations or by inter-branch organisations recognised under Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013, as well as by groups of producers or cooperatives.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3226 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 61 – paragraph 6 – subparagraph 1
Operational programs of associations of producer organisations or unions of groups of producers or unions of cooperatives or inter-branch organisations shall not cover the same interventions as operational programs of member organisations. Member States shall consider operational programs of associations of producer organisations or unions of groups of producers or unions of cooperatives or inter-branch organisations together with operational programs of member organisations.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3227 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 61 – paragraph 6 – subparagraph 2 – point a
(a) the interventions under operational programs of an association of producer organisations or a union of groups of producers or a union of cooperatives or an inter-branch organisation are entirely financed by contributions of those member organisations of that association or a union or an inter-branch organisation, and that such funding is collected from the operational funds of those member organisations;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3229 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 61 – paragraph 7
7. Member States shall ensure that the interventions linked to objective referred to in point (h) of Article 59 do not exceed one third of the total expenditure under operational programs of producer organisations or associations of producer organisationgroups of producers or cooperatives or inter-branch organisations or associations of producer organisations or unions of groups of producers or unions of cooperatives.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3327 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 65 – paragraph 4
4. Member States shall only grant payments to farmers, other beneficiaries, groups of farmers as well as groups of farmers and other beneficiaries, who undertake, on a voluntary basis, management commitments which are considered to be beneficial to achieving the specific objectives set out in Article 6(1).
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3376 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 65 – paragraph 6
6. Member States shall compensate beneficiaries for all or part of costs incurred and income foregone resulting from the commitments made. Where necessary, they may also cover transaction costs and incentive. In duly justified cases, Member States may grant support as a flat- rate or as a one- off payment per unit. Payments shall be granted annually.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3394 #

2018/0216(COD)

8. Commitments shall be undertaken for a period of fivone to seven years. However, where necessary in order to achieve or maintain certain environmental benefits sought, Member States may determine a longer period in the CAP Strategic Plan for particular types of commitments, including by means of providing for their annual extension after the termination of the initial period. In exceptional and duly justified cases, and for new commitments directly following the commitment performed in the initial period, Member States may determine a shorter period in their CAP Strategic Plans.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3416 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 65 – paragraph 9
9. Where support under this type of interventions is granted to agri- environment-climate commitments, commitments to convert to or maintain organic farming practices and methods as defined in Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and forest environmental and climate services, Member States shall establish a payment per hectare or animal.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3438 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 66 – paragraph 2
2. These payments shall be granted to gbenuine farmereficiaries in respect of areas designated pursuant to Article 32 of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3467 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 67 – paragraph 2
2. These payments may be granted to farmers, forest holders and other land managerbeneficiaries in respect of areas with disadvantages referred to in paragraph 1.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3500 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 68 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) purchase of land with the exception of land purchase for environmental conservation or land purchased by young farmers through the use of financial instruments;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3527 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 68 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – point g
(g) investments in large infrastructures not being part of local development strategies;deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3559 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 68 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 2 – introductory part
The maximum support rate may be increased up to 100% for the following investments:
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3586 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 68 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 2 – point c
c) investments in the restoration of agricultural or forestry potential damaged following natural disasters or catastrophic events and investments in appropriate preventive actions in forests and in the rural environment.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3595 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 68 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 2 – point c a (new)
(ca) investments made by young farmers and shared investments.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3674 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 70 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shallmay grant support for risk management tools under the conditions set out in this Article and as further specified in their CAP Strategic Plans.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3780 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 71 – paragraph 3
3. Member States may cover under this type of interventions the costssupport related to all aspects of the cooperation.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3783 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 71 – paragraph 4
4. Member States may grant the support as an overall amount covering the cost of cooperation and the cost of the projects and operations implemented or they may cover only the cossupport of the cooperation and use funds from other types of intervention, national or Union support instruments for project implementation.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3838 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 73 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
The Managing Authority of the CAP Strategic Plan or other designated intermediate bodies shallmay define selection criteria or other selection methods for interventions relating to the following types of interventions: investments, installation of young farmers and rural business start-up, cooperation, knowledge exchange and information, after consultation of the Monitoring Committee referred to in Article 111. Selection criteria or other selection methods shall aim to ensure equal treatment of applicants, better use of financial resources and targeting of the support in accordance with the purpose of the interventions.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4039 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 86 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1
A maximum 4% of the total EAFRD contribution to the CAP Strategic Plan as set out in Annex IX, as well as a maximum 1% of the total EAGF contribution to the CAP Strategic Plan, may be used to finance the actions of technical assistance at the initiative of the Member States referred to in Article 112.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4077 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 86 – paragraph 5 – subparagraph 1
The indicative financial allocations for the coupled income support interventions referred to in Subsection 1 of Section 23 of Chapter II of Title III, shall be limited to a maximum of 103% of the amounts set out in Annex VII.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4111 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 86 – paragraph 5 – subparagraph 3
The percentage referred to in the first subparagraph, may be increased by a maximum of 2%, percentage points provided that the amount corresponding to the percentage exceeding the 103% is allocated to the support for protein crops under Subsection 1 of Section 23 of Chapter II of Title III.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4201 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 90 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) up to 125% of the Member State's allocation for EAFRD in financial years 2022 – 2027 to the Member State's allocation for direct payments set out in Annex IV for calendar years 2021 to 2026.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4272 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 94 – paragraph 2
2. The body of the Member State responsible for drawing up the CAP Strategic Plan shall ensure that the competent authorities for the environment and climate are effectively involved in the preparation of the environmental and climate aspects of the plan.deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4384 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 99 – paragraph 1 – point f
(f) the annual planned outputs for the intervention, and where relevant, a breakdown per uniform or average unit amount of support;deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4399 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 100 – paragraph 1
1. The target plan referred to in point (e) of Article 95(1) shall consist of a recapitulative table showing the targets as referred to in point (a) of Article 97(1), indicating the break-down in annual milestones.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4544 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 107 – paragraph 7
7. A request for amendment of the CAP Strategic Plan may be submitted no more than oncethree times per calendar year subject to possible exceptions to be determined by the Commission in accordance with Article 109.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4651 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 112 – paragraph 3
3. Technical assistance at the initiative of the Member States shall not finance certification bodies in the meaning of Article 11 Regulation (EU) [HzR].deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4807 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 123
Performance bonus 1. attributed to Member States in the year 2026 to reward satisfactory performance in relation to the environmental and climate targets provided that the Member State concerned has met the condition set out in Article 124(1). 2. equal to 5% of the amount per Member State for financial year 2027 as set out in Annex IX. Resources transferred between the EAGF and the EAFRD under Articles 15 and 90 are excluded for the purpose of calculating the performance bonus.Article 123 deleted A performance bonus may be The performance bonus shall be
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4839 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 124
Attribution of the performance bonus 1. of the year 2026, the performance bonus withheld from a Member State’s allocation following the second paragraph of Article 123 shall be attributed to this Member State if the result indicators applied to the specific environmental- and climate-related objectives set out in points (d), (e) and (f) of Article 6(1) in its CAP Strategic Plan have achieved at least 90% of their target value for the year 2025. 2. months of the receipt of the annual performance report in the year 2026 adopt an implementing act without applying the Committee procedure referred to in Article 139 to decide for each Member State whether the respective CAP Strategic Plans have achieved the target values referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article. 3. in paragraph 1 are achieved, the amount of the performance bonus shall be granted by the Commission to the Member States concerned and considered to be definitely allocated to financial year 2027 on the basis of the decision referred to in paragraph 2. 4. in paragraph 1 are not achieved, the commitments for financial year 2027 relating to the amount of the performance bonus of the Member States concerned shall not be granted by the Commission. 5. When attributing the performance bonus, the Commission may take into consideration cases of force majeure and serious socio-economic crises impeding the achievement of the relevant milestones. 6. implementing acts laying down the detailed arrangements to ensure a consistent approach for determining the attribution of the performance bonus to Member States. Those implementing actsrticle 124 deleted Based on the performance review The Commission shall within two Where the target values referred to Where the target values referred to The Commission shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 139(2).
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 5097 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – GAEC 1 – Requirements and standards
Maintenance of permanent grassland based on a ratio of permanent grassland in relation to agricultural area at a level defined by Member States.
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 5112 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – GAEC 2 – Requirements and standards
AppropriateMinimum protection of wetland and peatland
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 5121 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – SMR 2
Council Directive 91/676/EEC of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources (OJ L 375, 31.12.1991, p. 1): Articles 4 and 5
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 5125 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – GAEC 5
Use of Farm Sustainability Tool for Nutrientsdeleted
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 5161 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – GAEC 8 – Requirements and standards
Crop rotationAppropriate practices beneficial for conservation of soil potential
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 5176 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – GAEC 9 – Requirements and standards – indent 1
- Minimum share of agricultural area devoted toto be defined by Member States devoted to productive and non-productive features or areas serving biodiversity
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 5196 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – GAEC 10 – Requirements and standards
Ban on converting or ploughing permanent grassland designated as environmentally- sensitive permanent grasslands in Natura 2000 sites
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 5223 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – SMR 11 – part 1
Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on transmissible animal diseases (OJ L 84, 31.3.2016, p.1)deleted
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 68 #

2018/0209(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
1. The general objective of the Programme is to contribute to the shift towards a clean, circular, energy-efficient, low-carbon and climate-resilient economy, including through the transition to clean energy, to the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment and to halting and reversing biodiversity loss including the support of the Natura 2000 and tackling the degradation of ecosystems, thereby contributing to sustainable development.
2018/09/05
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 39 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Disagrees with the Commission’s proposal for the next MFF, which would entail substantial cuts to the CAP; highlights the fact that the extent of the cuts varies according to the parameters used for the comparison; disagrees with the Commission’s approach of providing two calculation methods for the MFF (current vs constant);
2018/09/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 48 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Stresses the importance of direct payments as well as second-pillar funds for farmers; deplores in particular the severe cuts envisaged for the second pillar of the CAP, which makes a significant contribution to investment and employment in rural areas; stresses that it cannot be taken for granted that national co-funding of the second pillar will fill the budget gap; advocates maintaining the current level of EAFRD funding for rural development and maintaining the cohesion criteria for the distribution of this part of the CAP budget among the Member States;
2018/09/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 74 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Calls for the maximum permissible rate of transfers between pillars to be raised to the current 25%;
2018/09/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 90 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Stresses that an indirect boost to farmers' income can also be achieved through a real reduction in red tape for farmers in the CAP;
2018/09/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 100 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 – subparagraph 1 (new)
8. Stresses that ensuring a level playing field for farmers in the EU single market requires full alignment of the level of direct payments between Member States;
2018/09/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 102 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 – point 1 (new)
(1) 9. Considers that the Commission's proposal to extend financial discipline to all beneficiaries of direct payments will not serve the objective of achieving a better balance in the distribution of payments between farms of different sizes, and therefore expects the current exemption from the financial discipline mechanism for farmers receiving up to EUR 2 000 in direct payments to be maintained;
2018/09/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 104 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 – point 2 (new)
(2) 10. Considers that the agricultural reserve for 2021 should constitute a separate budget line within the 2021 limit, which is justified by the nature of the disbursements from this reserve, which are intended to serve market mechanisms; stresses that the agricultural reserve should in the first instance be funded from assigned revenue under Pillar I of the CAP (EAGF);
2018/09/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 106 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 – point 3 (new)
(3) 11. Calls for the current N+3 rule applicable in the case of automatic decommitment of allocations under Pillar II of the CAP to be maintained;
2018/09/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 109 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 – point 4 (new)
(4) 12. Advocates maintaining at least the current level of the school scheme budget as it plays an important role in promoting healthy eating and in shaping positive eating habits among children and young people;
2018/09/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 110 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 – point 5 (new)
(5) 13. Recognises the risk that reducing support for CAP and cohesion policy measures would entail in limiting the scope for providing support for entrepreneurship in rural areas and support for territorial development in terms of infrastructure;
2018/09/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 112 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 – point 6 (new)
(6) 14. Calls for a better balance between environmental and climate objectives and CAP funding, since the Commission's proposed increase in ambition in this area (40% of the entire CAP budget for climate goals, and 30% of Pillar II funding for the environment), together with significant cuts in funding, means that the policy's ability to meet the objectives of modernising and restructuring the agri-food sector and rural development will be severely reduced;
2018/09/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 191 #

2018/0082(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 2
2. This Directive appliesy to certain unfair trading practices which occur in relation to the sales of food products by a supplier that is a small and medium-sized enterprise to a buyer that is not a small and medium-sized enterpriseo a buyer.
2018/07/20
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 224 #

2018/0082(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point –a (new)
(-a) "unfair trading practices" are practices that grossly deviate from good commercial conduct, are contrary to good faith and fair dealing and are unilaterally imposed by one trading partner on another;
2018/07/20
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 243 #

2018/0082(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) “supplier” means any agricultural producer or any natural or legal person, irrespective of their place of establishmentestablished in the Union, who sells food products. The term “supplier” may include a group of such agricultural producers or such natural and legal persons, including producer organisations and associations of producer organisations;
2018/07/20
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 267 #

2018/0082(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) “small and medium-sized enterprise” means an enterprise within the meaning of the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises set out in the Annex to Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC14 ; _________________ 14 Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC of 6 May 2003 concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (OJ L 124, 20.5/2003, p. 36).deleted
2018/07/20
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 503 #

2018/0082(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Where a complaint relating to a practice referred to in paragraph 2 is submitted to an enforcement authority, the burden of proof that the supply agreement covers the trading practice at issue in clear and unambiguous terms shall be on the buyer;
2018/07/20
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 552 #

2018/0082(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 1 a (new)
a. The supplier may also submit such a complaint to the enforcement authority of its own Member State, which shall forward that complaint to the competent enforcement authority of the Member State in which the buyer is established;
2018/07/20
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 51 #

2017/9999(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Takes the view that the EU must refrain from making any sort of commitment concerning the most sensitive agricultural products, such as beef and veal and sheepmeat and special sugarugars, sugar syrups and high sugar products;
2017/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 59 #

2017/9999(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Takes the view that as regards other sensitive products, liberalisation should be limited by partially reducing tariff rates and/or by introducing tariff quotas and/or transitional periods;
2017/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 64 #

2017/9999(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Urges the Commission to take measures to protect permanently against threats brought about by liberalised imports, including by incorporating in the agreement provisions on a bilateral safeguard clause of unlimited duration on the educational sector;
2017/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 8 #

2017/2254(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Stresses that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a criticalkey global health issue that requires proactive, coordinated action; underlines the importance of taking a holistic approach to tackling AMR through the one-health approach, by ensuring coherence and coordinharmonisation between human health, animal health and the environment;
2018/03/07
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 42 #

2017/2254(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Calls for legislative solutions that will assistmake it easier for farmers into reducinge the use of antibiotics in livestock farming, with the aim of prudent and responsible use of antimicrobials; insists that such legislative solutions must address prophylactic and metaphylactic use;
2018/03/07
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 89 #

2017/2254(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to ensure adequate funding for on-farm investments, such as in quality housing, ventilation, cleaning, disinfection, vaccinationquality feed and bio-security;
2018/03/07
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 142 #

2017/2254(INI)

10. Stresses that international cooperation involving sharing information, knowledge and best practices in tackling AMR is crucial in the context of the one- health approach for the benefit of human and animal health globally., and that decisive action and comprehensive legislation ensure the balance between human and animal health and the environment;
2018/03/07
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 144 #

2017/2254(INI)

10a. Stresses that the livestock farming sector should focus on disease prevention through good hygiene, housing and animal husbandry and on strict biosecurity measures, rather than the prophylactic use of antimicrobials;
2018/03/07
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 151 #

2017/2254(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10 b (new)
10b. Stresses that high-density farming may imply that antibiotics are improperly and routinely fed to livestock and poultry on farms to promote faster growth and are also widely used for prophylaxis purposes, to prevent disease spreading owing to the cramped, confined and stressful conditions in which the animals are kept and which inhibit their immune systems, and to compensate for the unsanitary conditions in which they are raised;
2018/03/07
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 56 #

2017/2193(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Calls on the Commission to take measures that will offer lasting protection against liberalised imports, including by inserting into the agreement an indefinite bilateral safeguard clause for the education sector;
2017/09/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 58 #

2017/2193(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. Points out that, following Brexit, all tariff quotas which might be granted to New Zealand will apply to a smaller EU market, and that due account should be taken of this when deciding what concessions the EU can offer;
2017/09/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1 #

2017/2187(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on discharge togranting the Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 1 #

2017/2186(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on discharge to the Executive Director of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 1 #

2017/2185(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 1 #

2017/2184(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 1 #

2017/2183(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the Bio- based Industries Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 1 #

2017/2182(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 1 #

2017/2181(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on discharge to the Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2180(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Director of the Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy discharge in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on discharge to the Director of the Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy in respect of the implementation of the joint undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 5 #

2017/2179(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Notes with concern that, according to the Court of Auditors’ summary of results of the Court’s 2016 annual audits of the Union agencies and other bodies (“the Court’s summary”), the agencies’ 2016 budget amounted to some EUR 3,4 billion, representing an increase of about 21,42 % compared to 2015 and about 2,4 % (2015: 2%) of the Union’s general budget; points out that the increase is mainly related to agencies working on matters related to industry, research and energy (additional EUR 358 000 000) and civil liberties, justice and home affairs (additional EUR 174 000 000); notes moreover that of the EUR 3,4 billion budget, some EUR 2,4 billion were financed by the Union general budget, whereas some EUR 1 billion were financed by fees and also by direct contributions from Member States, the European Free Trade Association countries and other sources;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 11 #

2017/2179(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. WelcomNotes the contribution provided by the EU Agency’s Network (“the Network”) in coordinating, collecting and consolidating actions and information for the benefit of the Union Institutions, including the Parliament; notes that its coordination tasks include the annual discharge and budget procedures, the implementation of the Commission’s roadmap stemming from the Common Approach and related policy initiatives, and the review and implementation of Financial and Staff Regulations;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 18 #

2017/2179(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Stresses, therefore, the immediate need to establish clear definitions of acceptable carry-overs in order to streamline the Court’s reporting on this issue, as well as to enable the discharge authority to distinguish between the carry- overs indicating poor budgetary planning, and the carry-overs as a budgetary tool which support multiannual programmes as well as procurement planning;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 22 #

2017/2179(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Notes that, according to the Court’s summary, public procurement remains an error-prone area; notes thatexpresses its dissatisfaction with EASO, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drugs Addiction (EMCDDA), the European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT Systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC), which did not fully comply with the public procurement principles and rules laid down in the Financial Regulation; calls on the Agencies to pay particular attention to the Court’s comments on public procurement;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 24 #

2017/2179(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Notes with satisfaction that the majority of the Agencies (27 out of 31) have a business continuity plan in place; considers that all agencies should have such a plan in place; calls on the Network to report to the discharge authority on the evolution of that situation;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 40 #

2017/2179(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Expresses its concern that only 22 Agencies (71 %) have adopted internal rules and guidelines on whistleblowing and reporting irregularities in accordance with the provisions of the Staff Regulations; notes that the remaining nine agencies foresee adoption of the relevant rules and guidelines; calls on the Network to report immediately to the discharge authority on the adoption and implementation of these measures per individual Agency;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 44 #

2017/2179(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 34
34. Notes that the agencies ashould promote more actively promoting their work through various channels, in particular by regularly updating their websites to provide information and promote the work they have delivered; notes in addition that social media is increasingly becoming a standard communication tool for the agencies; observes that open days, targeted campaigns and videos explaining the core work of agencies are some of the activities used in educating citizens and providing them with opportunities to learn more about the work of the agencies and the Union institutions; acknowledges that the general or specialised media relations activities are regularly measured through different indicators, as well as that each Agency has its communication plan with specific activities tailored for its needs;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2017/2178(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European Agency for the Οperational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European Agency for the Οperational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2177(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Recital b – paragraph 1
recalls that in February 2016 the Office directly awarded a FWC for interim services to support it in its response to the migration crisis for a period of 12 months amounting to EUR 3 600 000; recallsdeplores the fact that the FWC was awarded to a single preselected economic operator without applying any of the procurement procedures laid down in the Financial Regulation; considers that the award was therefore not in compliance with the relevant Union rules and that the associated 2016 payments, amounting to EUR 592 273, are irregular;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2176(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the interim director of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology discharge in respect of the implementation of the Institute’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the interim director of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology discharge in respect of the implementation of the Institute’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2175(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Management Committee of the Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications discharge in respect of the implementation of the Body’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Management Committee of the Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications discharge in respect of the implementation of the Body’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2174(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Director of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Director of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2173(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European Securities and Markets Authority discharge in respect of the implementation of the Authority’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European Securities and Markets Authority discharge in respect of the implementation of the Authority’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2172(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority discharge in respect of the implementation of the Authority’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority discharge in respect of the implementation of the Authority’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2171(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European Banking Authority discharge in respect of the implementation of the Authority’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European Banking Authority discharge in respect of the implementation of the Authority’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2170(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Director of the European Institute for Gender Equality discharge in respect of the implementation of the Institute’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Director of the European Institute for Gender Equality discharge in respect of the implementation of the Institute’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2017/2169(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation discharge in respect of the implementation of the Europol’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation discharge in respect of the implementation of the Europol’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2168(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Director General of the Euratom Supply Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Director General of the Euratom Supply Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2167(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European Chemicals Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European Chemicals Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2166(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European Fisheries Control Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European Fisheries Control Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2165(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2163(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2162(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Railways discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Railways discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2161(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2160(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control discharge in respect of the implementation of the Centre’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control discharge in respect of the implementation of the Centre’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2159(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority discharge in respect of the implementation of the Authority’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority discharge in respect of the implementation of the Authority’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2017/2158(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2157(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2156(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Director of the European Training Foundation discharge in respect of the implementation of the Foundation’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Director of the European Training Foundation discharge in respect of the implementation of the Foundation’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2155(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Administrative Director of Eurojust discharge in respect of the implementation of Eurojust’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Administrative Director of Eurojust discharge in respect of the implementation of Eurojust’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2017/2154(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2153(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Director of the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union discharge in respect of the implementation of the Centre’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Director of the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union discharge in respect of the implementation of the Centre’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2152(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2151(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the European Environment Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the European Environment Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2150(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Director of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction discharge in respect of the implementation of the Centre’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Director of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction discharge in respect of the implementation of the Centre’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2149(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2148(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Director of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions discharge in respect of the implementation of the Foundation’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Director of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions discharge in respect of the implementation of the Foundation’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2147(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training discharge in respect of the implementation of the Centre’s budget for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training discharge in respect of the implementation of the Centre’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 1 #

2017/2146(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Commission discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Commission discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2145(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European External Action Service for the financial year 2016; / Postpones its decision on granting the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European External Action Service for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 24 #

2017/2145(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Notes that the 13 Member States that joined the Union since 2004 account for 19,6% of overall AD EEAS staff, approaching their share of Union population (20,6%); draws attention nevertheless to the fact that they only account for 13,28% of managerial positions and emphasises that, while respecting a merit-based recruitment policy, the percentage of nationals from the these Member States in managerial positions within the EEAS should be further increased to reflect within the EEAS their share of the Union population; deplores the fact that Member States in question are especially underrepresented at the higher level of administration and remarks that a progress in this matter is of high priority;
2018/03/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 26 #

2017/2145(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Asks the EEAS to provide before 30 June 2018 further explanation of the increasing number of seconded national experts reaching 445 in 2016 (85% of them being located in Brussels) compared to 434 in 2015 and 407 in 2014;
2018/03/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2017/2144(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the European Data Protection Supervisor discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget for the financial year 2016; / Postpones its decision on granting the European Data Protection Supervisor discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 8 #

2017/2144(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Calls on the Supervisor to provide a detailed list of missions undertaken by its members in 2016, indicating the price, the place and the cost of each mission before 30 June 2018; calls for the missions undertaken in 2017 to be included in its next annual activity report;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 9 #

2017/2144(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Calls on the Supervisor to inform the Committee on Budgetary Control before 30 June 2018 of the amounts paid in 2016 under Service Level Agreements which have fees depending on consumption;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2017/2143(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the European Ombudsman discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget for the financial year 2016; / Postpones its decision on granting the European Ombudsman discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 29 #

2017/2143(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Notes the lack of data from 2016 in different sections of the Ombudsman’s annual activity report for 2016; urges the Ombudsman to provide the follow up to the 2015 discharge before 30 June 2018, in compliance with Article 166 of the Financial Regulation.
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2017/2142(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Secretary-General of the Committee of the Regions discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Committee of the Regions for the financial year 2016; / Postpones its decision on granting the Secretary-General of the Committee of the Regions discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Committee of the Regions for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2017/2141(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Secretary-General of the European Economic and Social Committee discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Economic and Social Committee for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Secretary-General of the European Economic and Social Committee discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Economic and Social Committee for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2017/2140(DEC)

1. Grants the Secretary-General of the Court of Auditors discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court of Auditors for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Secretary-General of the Court of Auditors discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court of Auditors for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 5 #

2017/2139(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Registrar of the Court of Justice of the European Union discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court of Justice of the European Union for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Registrar of the Court of Justice of the European Union discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court of Justice of the European Union for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 1 #

2017/2138(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Secretary-General of the Council discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Council and of the Council for the financial year 2016 / Postpones its decision on granting the Secretary-General of the Council discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Council and of the Council for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 1 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing its President discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Parliament for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 23 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Encourages the Parliament’s Secretariat to continue its additional efforts in assisting the political groups in improving their internal financial management and in providing them with better guidance; calls on the political groups to further improve the application of relevant rules for authorising and settling expenditure, as well as to improve and further harmonise how they carry out and procurement procedures;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 60 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Recalls that the key performance indicator of DG COMM is the total outreach or exposure attained across the entire range of Parliament’s communication platforms and channels; notes with satisfaction that, with regards to the Parliament’s presence in the media and average coverage per month, there was a 12% increase compared to 2015, and 7% increase compared to the election year 2014; acknowledges in addition significant results for the Parliament’s use of social media, as well as actions related to raising awareness among young people; points out, however, that the Parliament’s communication activities should continue to improve, in particular by increasing outreach on social media; which is currently below the standards expected of a parliamentary institution;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 69 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Notes with satisfaction the major technical and editorial improvements of Parliament’s public website, in particular search engine optimisation of the website; notes that the Responsive Web Design project and the live streaming and video- on-demand platform renewal project, which aim to redesign the website to make it adaptive to all kinds of devices, were launched in 2016 and successfully implemented to parts of the website; calls for a continuation of these projects and their implementation on all sections of the Parliament’s website; encourages further improvements because the website is still rather user-unfriendly;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 74 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31 a (new)
31a. Underlines the need to modernise the mission of the information offices of Parliament by optimising the use of new communication technologies as their task is to better inform citizens;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 145 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 a (new)
47a. Encourages the successor travel agency to strive to achieve the most competitive prices for the European Parliament’s work-related travels;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2017/2136(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants/pPostpones the Commission discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 5 #

2017/2136(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 1
1. Grants/pPostpones the Director of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 7 #

2017/2136(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 3
Paragraph 1
1. Grants/pPostpones the Director of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium- sized Enterprises discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 9 #

2017/2136(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 4
Paragraph 1
1. Grants/pPostpones the Director of the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 11 #

2017/2136(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 5
Paragraph 1
1. Grants/pPostpones the Director of the European Research Council Executive Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 13 #

2017/2136(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 6
Paragraph 1
1. Grants/pPostpones the Director of the Research Executive Agency discharge in relation to the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 15 #

2017/2136(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 7
Paragraph 1
1. Grants/pPostpones the Director of the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 149 #

2017/2136(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 70 a (new)
70a. Reiterates its call for thematic concentration, as expressed in its discharge report on budget year 2015; calls on the Commission to inquire to what extent thematic concentration could contribute to simplification and a decrease of the regulatory burden and control burden;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 438 #

2017/2136(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 277
277. Wishes to receive the supporting documents for these explanations until 30 June 2018;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 443 #

2017/2136(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 281 b (new)
281b. Reiterates Parliament's view that a 'comprehensive review' of the European Schools system is urgently required to consider "reform covering managerial, financial, organisational and pedagogical issues" and recalls its request that "the Commission submit annually a report giving its assessment of the state of progress" to Parliament;
2018/03/01
Committee: CONT
Amendment 250 #

2017/2088(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Believes that a proper definition of active farmerbeneficiary will help generational renewal, drive structural change and aid land mobility;
2018/01/26
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 5 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Stresses that the common agricultural policy (CAP) is fundamental for food security, the preservation of rural populations and sustainable developmena comprehensive and fully-fledged EU policy that is one of the cornerstones of the European Union; this policy achieves more and more public objectives and is responding to evolving challenges through reforms; is fundamental for food security, the preservation of rural populations and sustainable development; is responsible for the conditions of competition in the single market, thus determining the predictability and stability of the conditions under which agricultural activities are carried out; regrets that the CAP, which once accounted for 75 % of the EU budget is now only 38 % as laid down in the current multiannual financial framework (MFF), while food requirements have increased, as has the need to develop environmentally friendly farming practices and to mitigate the effects of climate change; urges the Commission to increase, or at least to maintain at its current level, the CAP budget post-2020;
2017/11/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 21 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Stresses that the CAP is a comprehensive and fully-fledged EU policy that is one of the cornerstones of European integration; notes that this policy achieves more and more public objectives and is responding flexibly to new challenges and to the evolving needs of the EU and its society through reforms; is responsible for the conditions of competition in the single market, thus determining the predictability and stability of the conditions under which agricultural activities are carried out;
2017/11/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 26 #

2017/2052(INI)

1b. Considers that the CAP budget should reflect the high European added value of this policy, consisting of both a single market for agri-food products and social, environmental and cohesion benefits at EU level; considers that a reduction in the CAP budget as a share of EU-27 GDP would reduce the effectiveness of the CAP in meeting Community objectives; feels that the budget level of this policy should guarantee its full Community-status in financial terms; points out that the CAP is no longer merely a sectoral policy, and that the integration of further tasks and objectives into the CAP was carried out without increasing its budget, all while the EU enlarged to include more Member States;
2017/11/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 30 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 c (new)
1c. Stresses that the CAP and its budget form a common operating framework for the agricultural sector in the European Union, and that the absence of these elements of the European project would prevent the functioning of an efficient common market for agri-food products in the EU, as Member States would compete with each other concerning the level of support for agriculture, thereby distorting competition;
2017/11/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 31 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 d (new)
1d. Draws attention to the Commission's high level of ambition in terms of further negotiations on trade negotiations and liberalisation of access to the European agricultural market for some of the world's most competitive agricultural producers; stresses, on the other hand, that European society has the expectation that agricultural production in the EU will be carried out in accordance with some of the highest norms and standards in terms of quality and food safety, animal welfare, environmental protection and climate protection; stresses, in this context, the important compensatory role of the CAP and the related financial support for maintaining the competitiveness of European agriculture;
2017/11/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 33 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 e (new)
1e. Notes that many new challenges, as well as the EU's international commitments to implement the Paris climate change agreement (COP21) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, will not be met without commitment and the use of the potential of agriculture and rural areas; calls, therefore, for related needs to be taken into account in the discussions on the MFF beyond 2020 and the financial needs of the EU's agricultural policy;
2017/11/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 86 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Emphasises that the future CAP should ensure a level playing field in the EU's single market and recognises that it is essential to achieve this objective tin order to equalise the level of direct payments among the Member States; achieving this objective will also contribute to the sustainable use of agricultural resources throughout the EU and to achieving the Treaty objectives of economic and social cohesion and compliance with the principle of equality between EU citizens.
2017/11/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 96 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Recalls that most rural areas are among the least-favoured regions of the EU, whose GDP per capita is lower than the European average; feels, therefore, that rural development remains an important challenge for balanced territorial development and that these areas need support in terms of raising employment levels and living standards, as well as in terms of developing non- agricultural roles; stresses that the promotion of economic and social cohesion in the EU is still an ongoing task for the EU budget; considers, therefore, that EU budget funding for rural development under the CAP should be strengthened, while the criteria for distributing this support among the Member States should continue to take into account the differences in a rural population's wealth, size and area given over to agriculture;
2017/11/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 9 #

2016/2204(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas social and economic circumstances and living conditions have changed substantially in recent decades and differ quite considerably between the Member States as well as within them; whereas the concept of multifunctionality has opened up new challenges and opportunities for women; whereas women are very often the promoters of the development of additional activities on or outside the farm beyond the scope of agricultural production; whereas economic, infrastructure-related and social factors can make it more difficult for women to take on new roles;
2016/11/21
Committee: AGRIFEMM
Amendment 96 #

2016/2204(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital M
M. whereas the provision of adequate public services, including care and education for children and care for the elderly, are important for all inhabitants of rural areas; whereas such services are particularly important for women, given that they have traditionally played a leading role in looking after young and elderly members of the familyrovided by women in particular, who have traditionally played a leading role in such matters;
2016/11/21
Committee: AGRIFEMM
Amendment 112 #

2016/2204(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital O
O. whereas women in rural areas are often under-represented in decision-making bodies such as agricultural cooperatives, trade unions and municipal governments; whereas increasing women’s representation in such bodies is highly important;(Does not affect the English version.)
2016/11/21
Committee: AGRIFEMM
Amendment 127 #

2016/2204(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital Q a (new)
Qa. whereas, in view of the economic, demographic and other changes taking place in rural areas, thought should be given to how time and space may be made for women to take on new roles:
2016/11/21
Committee: AGRIFEMM
Amendment 152 #

2016/2204(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Encourages the Member States to monitor the situation of women in rural areas, in particular with the assistance of financial support available under the MFF, and to make use of existing measures and specific instruments under the CAP in order to increase the participation of women as beneficiaries; recommends that the Commission keep the provision on thematic sub-programmes on ‘Women in rural areas’ when reforming the CAP and cohesion policy in the future, as these sub-programmesnd that, when reforming cohesion policy, it include provisions on providing support for the building and modernisation of public service, transport and broadband infrastructure in rural areas, as such support can play a role in creating job opportunitienew jobs for women in rural areas;
2016/11/21
Committee: AGRIFEMM
Amendment 279 #

2016/2204(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Calls on the Member States and regional and local governments to provide good quality education, social and transport facilities and public services for everyday life in rural areas, including aid to victims of domestic violence and prevention measures tailored to the conditions existing in rural areas, as well as transport and broadband infrastructure;
2016/11/21
Committee: AGRIFEMM
Amendment 4 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 1
1. Approves the closure of the accounts of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2015 / Postpones the closure of the accounts of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2016/2160(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European External Action Service for the financial year 2015; / Postpones its decision on granting the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European External Action Service for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2016/2159(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the European Data Protection Supervisor discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the for the financial year 2015; / Postpones its decision on granting the European Data Protection Supervisor discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 1 #

2016/2158(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the European Ombudsman discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Ombudsman for the financial year 2015; / Postpones its decision on granting the European Ombudsman discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Ombudsman for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 1 #

2016/2157(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Secretary-General of the Committee of the Regions discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Committee of the Regions for the financial year 2015 / Postpones its decision on granting the Secretary-General of the Committee of the Regions discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Committee of the Regions for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 1 #

2016/2156(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Secretary-General of the European Economic and Social Committee discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Economic and Social Committee for the financial year 2015 / Postpones its decision on granting the Secretary-General of the European Economic and Social Committee discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Economic and Social Committee for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2016/2155(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Secretary-General of the Court of Auditors discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court of Auditors for the financial year 2015 / Postpones its decision on granting the Secretary-General of the Court of Auditors discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court of Auditors for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2016/2154(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Registrar of the Court of Justice discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court of Justice for the financial year 2015; / Postpones its decision on granting the Registrar of the Court of Justice discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court of Justice for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2016/2152(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants itsPostpones its decision on granting the President discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Parliament for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 8 #

2016/2152(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Points out, however, that the reputational risk in the case of the Parliament’s budgetary and financial management is relatively high, especially against the background of the Members of Parliament (MEPs) being the representatives of the citizens in the Union and hence any irregularities do not only damage the administration’s reputation, but also undermine the credibility of the MEPs as aneven if the error rate is remarkably low, the reputational risk is relatively high, given that such financial and budgetary errors might impact negatively on the standing of the institution;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 35 #

2016/2152(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Takes furthermore note of the specific findings concerning Parliament contained in the annual report of the Court for 2015; notes that the Court found that in one out of the sixteen Parliament transactions examined, related to a political group, the Court found weaknesses in controls of the authoriszation and settlement of expenditure made in 2014 but cleared in 2015, and in the related procurement procedures; these involved only one out of 16 Parliament transactions and these weaknesses were cleared in 2015;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 69 #

2016/2152(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 34
34. Calls in this regard on the bureau to publish on the Parliament’s website the documents submitted to it by the secretary-general, as soon as they become available, unless the nature of the information contained therein makes this impossible, for example, for the protection of personal data;deleted
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 77 #

2016/2152(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 35
35. Believes that MEPs ought to be able to use the Parliament’s website to provide their constituencies with maximum transparency on their activities and therefore calls upon the secretary-general to develop a system in which MEPs can indicate how they want their personal webpages to be organised; refers, in this respect, to the wish of certain MEPs to have their diaries and, in particular, their meetings with interest representatives, included on these webpages, and urges the secretary-general to make this possible without further delays, as already requested in Parliament’s 2014 discharge resolution;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 83 #

2016/2152(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 36
36. Calls on the bureau to make it possible for MEPs who wish to do so, to have their accounts relating to the general expenditure allowance audited by the Parliament’s administration in a manner that is both efficient and effective (for example, by taking samples or by concentrating on expenditures over a certai; asks the bureau to insure that any measure taken financial threshold) and to publish the results on their personal webpages on the Parliament’s website; alternatively, to earmark a percentage of the general expenditure allowance for MEPs to hire an external audit this regard produces no additional costs; recalls about the answer to the 2014 discharge questionnaire that "a comprehensive system of control and direct payment of the general expenditure allowance (GEA) would necessitate the creation of 40 to 75 new posts in the area of financial management, depending on the degree of control required"; recalls about the principle of the independence of the mandate;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 99 #

2016/2152(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 38
38. Calls on the secretary-general to ensureNotes that the accounts of the political groups and of NI are easily accessible on the Parliament's website in a format that allows for quick and easy searches;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 102 #

2016/2152(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 39
39. Similarly, calls on the secretary- general to ensure onNotes that the Parliament's website full disclosure of the underlyingmakes available a range of documents regarding the decision on the recognition of the European political parties and European political foundations and the determination of the final funding amount;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 105 #

2016/2152(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 40
40. Welcomes the introduction of a special form for rapporteurs which enables to indicate which interest representatives had influenced their reports (legislative footprint);
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 107 #

2016/2152(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 41
41. Reiterates its call for a report by Parliament’s administration on the use of the Parliament’s premises by interest representatives and other external organisations, whilst paying special attention to the MEP-industry fora;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 133 #

2016/2152(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 46
46. Is not convinced of the need to have information offices of the Parliament in all Member States, especially in view of the fact that for effective communication physical presence may not always be necessary and can easily be replaced by effective and responsive internet facilities; is in particular sceptical about having an information office in the cities of Brussels and Strasbourg as in both cities the Parliament itself can be visited and in addition for interested visitors there is or will be a Parlamentarium at their disposalNotes that the Parliament's information offices' task is to better inform citizens; calls therefore for better use of modern ways of communication;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 248 #

2016/2152(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 101
101. Requests the secretary-general to coordinate an extensive progress report in respect of the necessary improvements of the internal control systems of the political groups, as even if it is first of all the responsibility of the political groups themselves to take the necessary actions, reputational risk of any irregularities in this regard affects Parliament as a whole;deleted
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 269 #

2016/2152(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 112
112. Calls on the bureau to examine for the longer-term whether it is logical to have the responsibility for subsidies for European political parties and foundations attributed to the Parliament, whereas in most Member States subsidies for national political parties and foundations are administered by the ministry of the interior, since conflicts of interest may arise for bureau members representing political groups in Parliament who are affiliated with European political parties and foundations.deleted
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2016/2151(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Commission discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 7 #

2016/2151(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 10 #

2016/2151(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 3
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium- sized Enterprises discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 13 #

2016/2151(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 4
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 16 #

2016/2151(DEC)

1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the European Research Council Executive Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 19 #

2016/2151(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 6
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the Research Executive Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 22 #

2016/2151(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 7
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 26 #

2016/2151(DEC)

1. ApprovPostpones the closure of the accounts of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2015;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 80 #

2016/2151(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. WelcomNotes Commissioner Oettinger’s intention to bring the various shadow budgets, in the long run, back under the Union budget; Calls on the Commission to prepare a communication on this issue;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 324 #

2016/2151(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 206
206. Takes noteDeplores that the Court did not formulate any error rate regarding this policy area whilst the director general of DG HOME estimates in his 2015 annual activity report a residual multiannual error rate of 2,88% for DG HOME directly managed non-research grants;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 325 #

2016/2151(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 208
208. Recalls that deficiencies were detected by DG HOME in the management and control systems of the European Refugees Fund, Return Fund, and European fund for integration of third- country nationals and the External Borders Fund for the period 2007-2013 by Czech Republic, Germany, France and Poland;
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 327 #

2016/2151(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 210
210. Takes noteDeplores that the Commission considers that it is “difficult if not impossible to provide an estimated cost paid for migrants/seeker country by country as the management of migratory flows comprises a wide range of activities”107 ; _________________ 107 reply to written question 23 - hearing of Commissioner AVRAMOPOULOS of 29 November 2016
2017/03/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 13 #

2016/2148(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Emphasises how important it is that the development needs of rural areas are adequately taken into account in partnership agreements, and that the provisions of partnership agreements in this area are transposed into the various cohesion policy operating programmes;
2016/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 27 #

2016/2148(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Notes that the budget initially allocated for the current programming period under Pillar II was EUR 99.6 billion, which represents a decrease in real terms compared with the previous period, but because of provisions for additional national financing, variable co-financing rates andowing to the possibility of fund-switching between CAP pillars, the final amount shows a slight overall increase at present;
2016/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 85 #

2016/2148(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Urges the Member States and the Commission to avoid gold-plating or adding unnecessary guidelines and procedures which could interfere with efficient implementation of the EAFRD; asks the Commission to continue the simplification of the CAP and, where feasible and necessary, to adapt the basic legislation to this effect; calls on the Commission and the Member States to ensure that sufficient resources are dedicated to successful fulfilment of remaining ex-ante conditionalities;
2016/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 133 #

2016/2141(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital M a (new)
Ma. New recital N. whereas uncontrolled concentration of farmland is resulting in large farms that are oriented towards achieving the highest possible profits from production, often while causing significant and irreversible damage to the environment;
2016/12/14
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 147 #

2016/2141(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Calls for the creation of a central observatory tasked with recording the level of farmland concentration in the EU, changes in land use and the market behaviour of owners and tenants, and wiissuing regular reports, and considering the issuing regular reportsntroduction of rules to regulate the concentration of EU farmland;
2016/12/14
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 235 #

2016/2141(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Encourages the Member States to promote family farms, since they provide a guarantee that the environment will be respected in agricultural production;
2016/12/14
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 141 #

2016/2034(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Notes that liberalisation in the context of free trade agreements in the agri-food sector leads to price pressure mainly at the level of agricultural producers, further weakening the position of farmers in the agri-food chain;
2016/06/21
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 190 #

2016/2034(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11 a. Supports strengthening the farmers' position in the food value chain through co-operatives and producer organisations;
2016/06/21
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 192 #

2016/2034(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. believes that through the promotion of cooperation among producers, farmers can become more competitive by reducing their costs and reinforcing their bargaining position in the food chain through larger scales of operation;
2016/06/21
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 197 #

2016/2034(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 b (new)
11 b. Considers that many farmers in Europe need better returns from the market and may find themselves in a disadvantageous position in their negotiations with larger buyers;
2016/06/21
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 330 #

2016/2034(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 a (new)
21a. Considers that the European Union should preserve and make use of opportunities for implementing an active policy to stabilise its key agricultural markets;
2016/06/21
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 350 #

2016/2034(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22 a (new)
22 a. Considers that market transparency can principally be achieved by making the publication of existing information more timely and accessible to all stakeholders on the supply chain;
2016/06/21
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 213 #

2016/0392(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 1 – introductory part
(1) ‘Ethyl alcohol of agricultural origin’ means an alcoholic liquid which is obtained by the distillation, after alcoholic fermentation, of agricultural products listed in Annex I to the Treaty possesses the following properties:
2017/07/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 220 #

2016/0392(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
(4) ‘Addition of alcohol’ means the addition of ethyl alcohol of agricultural origin or distillates of agricultural origin or both to a spirit drink. The ethyl alcohol used to dilute or dissolve colorants, flavourings or any other authorised additives used in the preparation of spirit drinks must be of agricultural origin and must be used in the dose strictly necessary and is not considered as addition of alcohol for the purpose of production of a spirit drinks.
2017/07/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 225 #

2016/0392(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – section 1 – part 2 – point d
(d) Whisky or whiskey shall not be sweetened or flavoured, nor contain any additives other than plain caramel used for colouring.
2017/07/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 229 #

2016/0392(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – section 1 – part 12 – point a
(a) Hefebrand or lees spirit is a spirit drink produced exclusively by the distillation at less than 86 % vol. of lees of wine or lees of beverages on the basis of fermented fruit.
2017/07/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 245 #

2016/0392(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – section 1 – part 15 – point a – paragraph 3
Maximum levels of residue for ethyl alcohol of agricultural origin used to produce vodka shall meet those set out in point (1) of Annex I, except that the methanol content shall not exceed 10 grams per hectolitre of 100 % vol. alcohol.
2017/07/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 247 #

2016/0392(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – section 1 – part 15 – point a – paragraph 3 – point a (new)
(a) The maximum sugar content of vodka shall be 10 grams per litre, expressed as invert sugar.
2017/07/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 249 #

2016/0392(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – section 1 – part 15 – point b
(b) The minimum alcoholic strength by volume of vodka shall be 37.5 between 37.5 % and 80%.
2017/07/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 250 #

2016/0392(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – section 1 – part 15 – point d
(d) The description, presentation or labelling of vodka not produced exclusively from potatoes or cereals shall bear the indication ‘produced from ...’, supplemented by the name of the raw materials used to produce the ethyl alcohol of agricultural origin.
2017/07/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 259 #

2016/0392(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – section 1 – part 22 – point a – introductory part
(a) London gin is a type of distilled gin:
2017/07/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 265 #

2016/0392(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – section 1 – part 31 – point a
(a) Flavoured vodka is vodka which has been given a predominant flavour other than that of the raw materials during the production process.
2017/07/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 299 #

2016/0392(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – section 1 – part 42 – point a
(a) Egg liqueur or advocaat or avocat or advokat is a spirit drink, whether or not flavoured, obtained from ethyl alcohol of agricultural origin, distillate or spirit, or a mixture thereof, the ingredients of which are quality egg yolk, egg white and sugar or honey. The minimum sugar or honey content must be 150 grams per litre expressed as invert sugar. The minimum content of pure egg yolk must be 140 grams per litre of the final product.
2017/07/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 300 #

2016/0392(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – section 1 – part 43 – point a
(a) Liqueur with egg is a spirit drink, whether or not flavoured, obtained from ethyl alcohol of agricultural origin, distillate or spirit drink, or a mixture thereof, the characteristic ingredients of which are quality egg yolk, egg white and sugar or honey. The minimum sugar or honey content must be 150 grams per litre expressed as invert sugar. The minimum egg yolk content must be 70 grams per litre of the final product.
2017/07/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 113 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 267 – paragraph 1 – point 2 c (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Article 14 – paragraph 4
2c. In Article 14, paragrah 4 is replaced by the following; "4. Eligible costs under this measure shall be the costs of organising and delivering the knowledge transfer or information action. Infrastructure installed as a result of demonstration may be used after the operation is completed. In the case of demonstration projects, support may also cover relevant investment costs. Costs for travel, accommodation and per diem expenses of participants as well as the cost of the replacement of farmers shall also be eligible for support. All costs identified under this paragraph shall be paid to the beneficiary." (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32013R1305&rid=1)Or. en
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 114 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 267 – paragraph 1 – point 2 d (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Article 15 – paragraph 8
2d. In Article 15, paragraph 8 is replaced by the following: "8. Support under points (a) and (c) of paragraph 1 shall be limited to the maximum amounts laid down in Annex II. Support under point (b) of paragraph 1 shall be degressive over a maximum period of five years from setting up." (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32013R1305&rid=1) The support may take a form of standard scales of unit costs, referred to in Article 67 of Regulation No 1303/2013." Or. en
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 126 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 267 – paragraph 1 – point 5 – point a
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Article 19 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 3
For young farmers receiving support under point (a)(i) of paragraph 1, implementation of the business plan shall start after the date of setting up. The business plan shall provide that the young farmer complies with Article 9 of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013, regarding active farmers within 1824 months from the date of the decision granting the aid. Where the Member State decided not to apply Article 9 of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 from 2018 in accordance with paragraph 8 of that Article, the previous sentence shall not apply.
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 132 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 267 – paragraph 1 – point 5 – point a
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Article 19 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 5
Member States shall define upper and lower thresholds per beneficiary for allowing access to support under points (a)(i) and (a)(iii) of paragraph 1. The lower threshold for support under point (a)(i) of paragraph 1 shall be higher than the upper threshold for support under point (a)(iii) of paragraph 1. Support shall be limited to holdings coming under the definition of micro and small enterprises.
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 260 #

2016/0282(COD)

5d. In Article 72, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: "2. By way of derogation from point (a) of paragraph 1, Member States may decide that: (a) agricultural parcels of an area of up to 0,1 ha on which an application for payment is not made, do not need to be declared, provided that the sum of such parcels does not exceed 1 ha, and/or may decide that a farmer who does not apply for any area- based direct payment does not have to declare his agricultural parcels in the case where the total area does not exceed 1 ha. In all cases, the farmer shall, indicate in his application that he has agricultural parcels at his disposal and at the request of the competent authorities, shall indicate their location." (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32013R1306&rid=1); (b) farmers participating in the small farmer scheme do not need to declare the agricultural parcels on which an application for payment is not made, unless such a declaration is required for the purpose of other aid or support." Or. en
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 262 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 268 – paragraph 1 – point 5 b (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013
Article 77 – paragraph 6
5b. Article 77(6) is deleted
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 263 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 268 – paragraph 1 – point 5 e (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013
Article 77 – paragraph 7 – point a
5e. In Article 77(7), point a is replaced by the following: " (a) identifying, for each aid scheme or support measure and person concerned as referred to in paragraph 3 from the list set out in paragraph 4 and within the limits laid down in paragraphs 5 and 6, the administrative penalty and determining the specific rate to be imposed by Member States, including in cases of non- quantifiable non-compliance;" Or. en (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32013R1306&rid=1)
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 296 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 269 – paragraph 1 – point 2 a (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 11 – paragraph 6a (new)
2 a. In Article 11, the following paragraph is inserted: “6a. By 1 August 2017 Member States may review their decision taken pursuant to paragraphs 1 to 3 and decide, with effect from 2018: a) to apply reduction of payments in accordance with paragraph 1 or b) to increase the percentage of reduction of payments applied in accordance with paragraph 1 or c) to apply the possibility provided for in paragraph 2 or resign from it. Member States shall notify the Commission of any such decision by the date referred to in the first subparagraph.”
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 329 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 269 – paragraph 1 – point 3 a (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 50 – paragraph 2a (new)
3 a. In Article 50, the following paragraph is added: 2a. Member States may decide not to grant payment for young farmers to legal persons.
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 347 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 269 – paragraph 1 – point 4
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 50 – paragraph 9
4. in Article 50, paragraph 9 is deleted;
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 359 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 269 – paragraph 1 – point 5
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 51 – paragraph 3
5. in Article 51, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following: ‘3. Where the total amount of the payment for young farmers applied for in a Member State in a particular year exceeds the maximum of 2% laid down in paragraph 1 of this Article, Member States shall set a maximum limit applicable to the number of payment entitlements activated by the farmer or to the number of eligible hectares declared by the farmer in order to comply with the maximum of 2% laid down in the paragraph 1 of this Article. Member States shall respect that limit when applying Article 50(6), (7) and (8). Member States shall notify the Commission of any limits applied pursuant to the first subparagraph at the latest by 15 September of the year following the year in which the aid applications in respect of which the limits were applied were lodged.’deleted
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 361 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 269 – paragraph 1 – point 5 a (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 52 – paragraph 2
5 a. In Article 52, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following: “2. Coupled support may be granted to the following sectors and productions: cereals, oilseeds, protein crops, grain legumes, flax, hemp, rice, nuts, starch potato, milk and milk products, seeds, sheepmeat and goatmeat, beef and veal, olive oil, silkworms, dried fodder, hops, sugar beet, cane and chicory, fruit and vegetables and, short rotation coppice.” (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32013R1307&rid=1), tobacco, geese, guinea fowls, turkeys, ducks and rabbits.” Or. en
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 373 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 269 – paragraph 1 – point 5 b (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 52 – paragraph 5
“5. C5 b. In Article 52, paragraph 5 is replaced by the following: “5. Except in the case of the protein crops sector, coupled support may only be granted to the extent necessary to create an incentive to maintain current levels of production in the sectors or regions concerned.” (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32013R1307&rid=1)Or. en
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 378 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 269 – paragraph 1 – point 5 (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 52 – paragraph 6 – subparagraph 1b (new)
In Article 52(6), the subparagraph is added: By way of derogation from the first subparagraph, in the case of coupled support to the protein crops sector the defined quantitative limit referred to in the first subparagraph may be exceeded.
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 379 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 269 – paragraph 1 – point 5 (new)
Regulation (EU) 1307/2013
Article 52 – paragraph 6 – subparagraph 1a (new)
3 a. In Article 52 (6), the subparagraph is added: In the case where the area or the number of animals eligible for a given coupled payment is higher than the quantitative limit established in accordance with the first subparagraph, Member State applies proportional reduction either of: a) the payment rate or b) the area or the number of animals per farmer in order to ensure compliance with Article 6(5) of the Agreement on Agriculture1 .” --------------- 1) OJ L 336, 23.12.1994, p. 22.
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 383 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 269 – paragraph 1 – point 6 c (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 53 – paragraph 3
6 c. In Article 53, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following: “3. The percentages of the annual national ceiling referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 may be increased by up to two percentage points for those Member States which decide to use at least 21 % of their annual national ceiling set out in Annex II to support the production of protein crops under this Chapter.” (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32013R1307&rid=1)“ Or. en
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 384 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 269 – paragraph 1 – point 6 d (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 53 – paragraph 6
6 d. In Article 53, paragraph 6 is replaced by the following: “6. Member States may, by 1 August 2016of any given year, review their decision taken pursuant to paragraphs 1 to 4this Chapter and decide, with effect from 2017the following year: (a) to leave unchanged, increase or decrease the percentage fixed pursuant to paragraphs 1, 2 and 3, within the limits laid down therein where applicable, or to leave unchanged or decrease the percentage fixed pursuant to paragraph 4; (b) to modify the conditions for granting the support; (c) to cease granting the support under this Chapter.” (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32013R1307&rid=1) Member States shall notify the Commission of any such decision by the date referred to in the first subparagraph.” Or. en
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 431 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 270 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b a (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 33 – paragraph 5
(b a) In Article 33, paragraph 5 is deleted
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 436 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 270 – paragraph 1 – point 1 b (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 34 – paragraph 2a (new)
1 b. In Article 34, the following paragraph is added: 2a. In the case of producer organisations or associations of producer organisations from regions of Member States referred to in Article 35(1) the Union financial assistance shall be limited to 6,38 % of the value of the marketed production of each producer organisation or of their association. However, in the case of producer organisations, that percentage may be increased to 6,88 % of the value of the marketed production, provided that the amount in excess of 6,38 % of the value of the marketed production is used solely for crisis prevention and management measures. In the case of associations of producer organisations, that percentage may be increased to 6,98 % of the value of the marketed production, provided that the amount in excess of 6,38 % of the value of the marketed production is used solely for crisis prevention and management measures implemented by the association of producer organisations on behalf of its members.
2017/03/28
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 92 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1
This Regulation sets out Member States' commitments on land use, land use change and forestry ('LULUCF') that ensure meeting the greenhouse gas emission reduction commitment of the Union for the period from 2021 to 2030, as well as the rules for the accounting of emissions and removals from LULUCF and checkoverviewing the compliance of Member States with these commitments.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 96 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. This Regulation applies to emissions and removals of the greenhouse gases listed in Annex I, section A, as reported pursuant to Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 occurring in any of the following land accounting categories and other categories on the territories of Member States during the period from 2021 to 2030:
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 99 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) afforested land: land use reported as cropland, grassland, wetlands, settlements, and other land converted to forest land;
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 100 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) deforested land: land use reported as forest land converted to cropland, grassland, wetlands, settlements, and other land;
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 101 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) managed cropland: land use reported as managed cropland remaining cropland and grassland, wetland, settlement, other land converted to cropland and cropland converted to wetland, settlement and other land;
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 102 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) managed grassland: land use reported as managed grassland remaining managed grassland and cropland, wetland, settlement, other land converted to managed grassland and managed grassland converted to wetland, settlement and other land;
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 104 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) managed forest land: land use reported as managed forest land remaining managed forest land.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 108 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point e a (new)
(ea) harvested wood products.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 120 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point f a (new)
(fa) A forest reference level is an estimate of the average annual net emissions or removals resulting from managed forest land within the territory of the Member State in the periods from 2021 to 2025 and from 2026 to 2030.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 124 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2
2. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 14 to adapt the definitions in paragraph 1 to scientific developments or technical progress and to ensure consistency between those definitions and any changes to relevant definitions in the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories ('IPCC Guidelines'), as adopted by bodies of the UNFCCC or of the Paris Agreement.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 130 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1
For the period from 2021 to 2025 and from 2026 to 2030, taking into account the flexibilities provided for in Article 11, each Member State shall ensure that emissions do not exceed removals, calculated as the sum of total emissions and removals on their territory in the land accounting categories and other categories referred to in Article 2 combined, as accounted in accordance with this Regulation. During the first review, as stipulated in Article 15, the Commission shall review the above rule in accordance with relevant decisions adopted by bodies of the UNFCCC or of the Paris Agreement.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 137 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1
1. Each Member State shall prepare and maintain accounts that accurately reflect the emissions and removals resulting from the land accounting categories and other categories referred to in Article 2 in accordance with the reporting guidance adopted by bodies of the UNFCCC or of the Paris Agreement for the period 2021-2030. Member States shall ensure the accuracy, completeness, consistency, comparability and transparency of their accounts and of other data provided under this Regulation. Member States shall denote emissions by a positive sign (+) and removals by a negative sign (-).
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 142 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall prevent any double counting of emissions or removals, in particular by accounting for emissions or removals resulting from more than one land accounting category under one category only.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 145 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 4
4. Member States shall include in their accounts for each land accounting category any change in the carbon stock of the carbon pools listed in Annex I, section B. Member States may choose not to include in their accounts changes in carbon stocks for carbon pools where the carbon pool is not a source, except for above-ground biomass and harvested wood products on managed forest land.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 150 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 6
6. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 14 to amend Annex I in order to reflect changes in the IPCC Guidelines, as adopted by bodies of the UNFCCC or of the Paris Agreement.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 164 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall account for emissions and removals resulting from managed cropland calculated as emissions and removals in the periods from 2021 to 2025 and from 2026 to 2030 minus the value obtained by multiplying by five the Member State’s average annual emissions and removals resulting from managed cropland in its base period 2005-2007. or its base year elected under the UNFCCC. The choice of accounting reference shall be communicated to the European Commission before 31 December 2018.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 169 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall account for emissions and removals resulting from managed grassland calculated as emissions and removals in the periods from 2021 to 2025 and from 2026 to 2030 minus the value obtained by multiplying by five the Member State’s average annual emissions and removals resulting from managed grassland in its base period 2005-2007 or its base year elected under the UNFCCC. The choice of accounting reference shall be communicated to the European Commission before 31 December 2018.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 177 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 4
4. Member States that have chosen to include managed wetland in the scope of their commitments in accordance with Article 2 shall account for emissions and removals resulting from managed wetland, calculated as emissions and removals in the periods from 2021 to 2025 and/or from 2026 to 2030 minus the value obtained by multiplying by five the Member State’s average annual emissions and removals resulting from managed wetland in its base period 2005-2007 or its base year elected under the UNFCCC. The choice of accounting reference shall be communicated to the European Commission before 31 December 2018.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 184 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall account for emissions and removals resulting from managed forest land, calculated as emissions and removals in the periods from 2021 to 2025 and from 2026 to 2030 minus the value obtained by multiplying by five its forest reference level. A forest reference level is an estimate of the average annual net emissions or removals resulting from managed forest land within the territory of the Member State in the periods from 2021 to 2025 and from 2026 to 2030.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 191 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2
2. Where the result of the calculation referred to in paragraph 1 is negative in relation to its forest reference level, a Member State shall include in its managed forest land accounts total net removals of no more than the equivalent of 3,5 per cent of the Member State’s emissions in its base year or period as specified in Annex III, multiplied by five.deleted
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 205 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1
Member States shall determine the new forest reference level based on the criteria set out in Annex IV, section A. They shall submit to the Commission a national forestry accounting plan including a new forest reference level, by 31 December 2018 for the period from 2021 to 2025 and by 30 June 2023 for the period 2026-2030.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 206 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2
The national forestry accounting planframework shall contain all the elements listed in Annex IV, section B and include a proposed new forest reference level based on the continuation of currenttrends of sustainable forest management practice and intensity, as documented between 1990-2009 per forest type and per age class in national forestss in accordance with the best available data and adopted policies and programs, taking into account the protection of biodiversity, expressed in tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 220 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 3
The national forestry accounting plan shall be made public and shall be subject to public consultation.deleted
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 226 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 4
4. Member States shall demonstrate consistency between the methods and data used to establish the forest reference level in the national forestry accounting planframework and those used in the reporting for managed forest land. At the latest at the end of the period from 2021 to 2025 or from 2026 to 2030, a Member State shall submit to the Commission a technical correction of its reference level if necessary to ensure consistency.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 230 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 5
5. The Commission shall shall carry out review the national forestry accounting planframeworks and technical corrections and assessconduct a technical analysis of the extent to which the proposed new or corrected forest reference levels have been determined in accordance with the principles and requirements set out in paragraphs (3) and (4) as well as Article 5(1) until corresponding modalities, procedures and guidelines are developed by bodies of the UNFCCC. To the extent that this is required in order to ensure compliance with the principles and requirements set out in paragraphs (3) and (4) as well as Article 5(1), the Commission may recalculateprovide technical recommendations to Member States in order to facilitate a technical revision of the proposed new or corrected forest reference levels.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 237 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 6
6. The Commission shall adopt delegatedimplementing acts in accordance with Article 14 to amend Annex IIbis in the light of the review carried out pursuant to paragraph (5) to updateestablish Member State forest reference levels based on assumption provided in the national forestry accounting planframeworks or the technical corrections submitted, and any recalculations made in the context of the review. Until the entry into force of the delegated act, Member State forest reference levels as specified in Annex II shall continue to apply for the period 2021-2025 and/or 2026-20, by 31 December 2019 for the period 2021-25 and by 30 June 2024 for the period 2026-30.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 244 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
In accounts pursuant to Article 6(1) and 8(1) relat1. Member States shall account for emissions and removals resulting from the changes ing tohe pool of harvested wood products, as the total of emissions and removals for each of the years in the periods from 2021 to 2025 and from 2026 to 2030. 2. Member States shall reflect emissions and removals resulting from changes in the pool of harvested wood products falling within the following categories using the first order decay function, the methodologies and the default half-life values specified in Annex V:
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 255 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 4
4. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 14 to revise the methodology and information requirements in Annex VI in order to reflect changes in the IPCC Guidelines, as adopted by bodies of the UNFCCC or of the Paris Agreement.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 256 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1
1. Where total emissions exceed removals in a Member State and that Member State has chosen to deleted annual emission allocations under Regulation [ ] on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030, as one of the flexibility options this quantity shall be taken into account for the Member State's compliance with its commitment pursuant to Article 4.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 261 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 2
2. To the extent that total removals exceed emissions in a Member State and after the potential subtraction of any quantity taken into account under Article 7 of Regulation [ ] on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030, that Member State may transfer the remaining quantity to another Member State. The transferred quantity shall be taken into account when assessing the receiving Member State's compliance with its commitment pursuant to Article 4.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 271 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – title
Compliance check
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 273 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 2
2. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt a delegatedn implementing act to implement paragraph 1 in accordance with Article 14 of this Regulation.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 278 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 a (new)

Article 14 bis (new)
Article 14a 14 bis Committee procedure 1. The Commission shall be assisted by the Climate Change Committee established by Regulation (EU) No 525/2013. That Committee shall be a committee within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011. 2. Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 shall apply.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 280 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 1
The Commission shall report to the European Parliament and to the Council by 28 February 2024 and every five years thereafter on the operation of this Regulation, its contribution to the EU's overall 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target and its contribution to the goals of the Paris Agreement, with a view of keeping this Regulation in line with relevant decisions adopted by bodies of the UNFCCC or of the Paris Agreement, and may make proposals if appropriate.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 289 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 1 – point 4
Regulation (EU) No. 525/2013/EU
Annex III a (new)
Spatially-explicitGeographically referenced land-use conversion data for the identification and tracking of land- use categories and conversions between land-use categories.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 290 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 1 – point 4
Regulation (EU) No. 525/2013/EU
Annex III a (new)
Member States are encouraged to apply Tier 3 methodology using non-parametric modelling calibrated to national circumstances, describing the physical interaction of the bio-physical system, in accordance with the 2006 IPCC guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 291 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point B – point a
(a) 1. for land accounting categories (a) above-ground biomass;
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 292 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point B – point f
(f) for afforested land and managed forest land: harvested wood products.2. harvested wood products: (a) annual change in carbon stock
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 296 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – title
Annex III: Base years for the purposes of calculating the cap pursuant toused under the UNFCCC for the optional use under Article 8(2)7
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 297 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – title
Annex IV: National forestry accounting planframework containing a Member State's updated forest reference level.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 303 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – part A – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) Reference levels shall include the carbon pool of harvested wood products, providing a comparison between assuming instantaneous oxidation and applying the first-order decay function and half-life values;deleted
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 307 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – part A – paragraph 1 – point g
(g) Reference levels shall be consistent with greenhouse gas inventories and relevant historical data and shall be based on transparent, complete, consistent, comparable and accurate information. Greenhouse gas inventories shall be aligned with relevant decisions adopted by bodies of the UNFCCC or of the Paris Agreement. In particular, the model used to construct the reference level shall be able to reproduce historical data from the national greenhouse gas inventory.
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 309 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – part B – title
B. Elements of the national forestry accounting planframework
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 312 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – part B – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) A description of how stakeholders were consulted and how their views have been taken into account;deleted
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 313 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – part B – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) Information on how expected harvesting rates are expected to develop under different policy scenarioswill develop;
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 314 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – part B – paragraph 1 – point f – point 2
(2) Emissions and removals from forests and harvested wood products as shown in greenhouse gas inventories and relevant historical data,
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 317 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – part B – paragraph 1 – point f – point 3
(3) Forest characteristics, including age-class structure, increments, rotation length and other relevant information on forest management activities under ‘business as usual’;
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 318 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – part B – paragraph 1 – point f – point 4
(4) Historical and future harvesting rates disaggregated between energy and non-energy uses.deleted
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 319 #

2016/0230(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex V – indent 6
- Member States may, for information purposes only, provide in their submission data on the share of wood used for energy purposes that was imported from outside the Union, and the countries of origin for such wood.deleted
2017/03/29
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 79 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) Certain substances, mixtures and micro-organisms, commonly referred to as plant biostimulants, are not as such nutrients, but nevertheless stimulate plants’ nutrition processes. Where the dominant effect of such products aim solelys at improving the plants’ nutrient use efficiency, tolerance to abiotic stress, or crop quality traits, they are by nature more similar to fertilising products than to most categories of plant protection products. Such products should therefore be eligible for CE marking under this Regulation and excluded from the scope of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council21. Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 should therefore be amended accordingly. __________________ 21 Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC (OJ L 309, 24.11.2009, p. 1).
2017/03/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 246 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 1
A CE marked fertilising productmaterial that has undergone a recovery operation and complies with the requirements laid down in this Regulation shall be considered to complybe a component material of a CE marked fertilising product that complies with the conditions laid down in Article 6(1) of Directive 2008/98/EC and shall, therefore, be considered asto havinge ceased to bebeing waste.
2017/03/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 272 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 42 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 43 to amend Annexes III to IV for the purposes of adapting them to technical progress and facilitating internal market access and free movement for CE marked fertilising products
2017/03/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 288 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 42 – paragraph 2
2. Where the Commission amends Annex II in order to add newdeleted name of the micro- organisms to the component material category for such organisms pursuant to paragraph 1, it shall do so on the basis of the following data: (a) (b) taxonomic classific; information on residue levels of information ofn the micro-organism; (c) historical data of safe production and use of the micro-organism (d) taxonomic relation to micro- organism species fulfilling the requirements for a Qualified Presumption of Safety as established by the European Food Safety Agency; (e) toxins; (f) process; and (g) residual intermediates or microbial metabolites in the component material.production information on the identity of
2017/03/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 298 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 42 – paragraph 3
3. When adopting delegated acts in accordance with paragraph 1, the Commission may amend the component material categories set out in Annex II in order to add animal by-products within the meaning of Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 only where an end point in the manufacturing chain has been determined for such products in accordance with the procedures laid down in that Regulation.
2017/03/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 300 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(C)(II)(b) – point 2 a (new)
2a. Where the CE marked fertilizing product contains more than one nutrient the product shall contain the primary declared nutrients in the minimum quantities stated below: – 2% by mass of total nitrogen, of which 0,5% by mass of the CE marked fertilizing product shall be organic (N), – or 2% by mass of total phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5), – or 2% by mass of total potassium oxide (K2O), – and 6% by mass of total sum of nutrients.
2017/03/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 302 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 42 – paragraph 4
4. The Commission shall also be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 43 to amend Annexes III to IV in the light of new scientific evidence. The Commission shall use this empowerment where, based on a risk assessment, an amendment proves necessary to ensure that any CE marked fertilising product complying with the requirements of this Regulation does not, under normal conditions of use, present an unacceptable risk to human, animal, or plant health, to safety or to the environment.
2017/03/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 333 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 2
It shall apply from 1 January 2018[Publications office, please insert the date occurring three years following the publication of this Regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union].
2017/03/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 338 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(A) – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
of solely biological origin, including peat, leonardite, lignite and other substances obtained from them, but excluding other materials which isare fossilized or embedded in geological formations.
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 344 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(A) – paragraph 2 – indent 1
- Cadmium (Cd) 1,580 mg/kg dry matter,
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 354 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part 2 – CMC 2 – point 1
1. A CE marked fertilising product may contain plants, plant parts or plant extracts having undergone no other processing than cutting, grinding, centrifugation, pressing, drying, freeze- dryingsieving, milling, centrifugation, pressing, drying, freeze- drying, buffering, extrusion, frost- treatment, sanitation by using heat, or extraction with water.
2017/03/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 357 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(A) – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Clostridium botulinum shall be absent in a 10 g/10 ml sample of the CE marked fertilising product.
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 359 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(A) – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Absence of resistant parasites eggs of Ascaris spp. and Toxocara spp. shall be demonstrated.
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 377 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(B) – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
of solely biological origin, including peat, leonardite, lignite and other substances obtained from them, but excluding other materials which isare fossilized or embedded in geological formations.
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 395 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(B) – paragraph 3 – point a – point 2 – indent 1
- As of [Publications office, please insert the date of application of this Regulation]: 680 mg/kg phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5),
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 402 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(B) – paragraph 3 – point a – point 2 – indent 2
- As of [Publications office, please insert the date occurring three years after the date of application of this Regulation]: 40 mg/kg phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5), andeleted
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 414 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part 2 – CMC 7 – paragraph 1 – indent 2
– are listed in the table below: Azotobacter spp. Mycorrhizal fungi Rhizobium spp. Azospirillum spp. Bacillus spp. Enterobacter spp. Pantoea spp. Peanibacillus spp. Pseudomonas spp. Rhizobium spp. Serratia spp. Streptomyces spp.
2017/03/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 416 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(B) – paragraph 3 – point a – point 2 – indent 3
- As of [Publications office, please insert the date occurring twelve years after the date of application of this Regulation]: 20 mg/kg phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5),deleted
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 434 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(B) – paragraph 3 – point e a (new)
(ea) biuret (C2H5N3O2) 12 g/kg;
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 440 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(B) – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Clostridium botulinum shall be absent in a 10 g/10 ml sample of the CE marked fertilising product.
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 442 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(B) – paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Absence of resistant parasites eggs of Ascaris spp. and Toxocara spp. shall be demonstrated.
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 464 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(C)(I) – paragraph 1
1. An minorganiceral macronutrient fertiliser shall be aimed at providing plants with one or more of the following macronutrients: (a) Primary: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K),. (b) Secondary: magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), sulphur (S) or sodium (Na). The declarable nitrogen content is given by the sum of ammoniacal N, nitric N, ureic N, N from urea formaldehyde, N from isobutylidene diurea, N from crotonylidene diurea. The declarable primary and secondary content is given by the P2O5, K2O, MgO, CaO, SO3, and Na2O form.
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 480 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(C)(I) – paragraph 2 – point a – point 2 – indent 1
- As of [Publications office, please insert the date of application of this Regulation]: 680 mg/kg phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5),
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 488 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(C)(I) – paragraph 2 – point a – point 2 – indent 2
- As of [Publications office, please insert the date occurring three years after the date of application of this Regulation]: 40 mg/kg phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5), andeleted
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 499 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(C)(I) – paragraph 2 – point a – point 2 – indent 3
- As of [Publications office, please insert the date occurring twelve years after the date of application of this Regulation]: 20 mg/kg phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5),deleted
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 500 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – part 3 – PFC 3 – table 1 – row 2 – column 2
± 0,7 at the time of manufacture ± 1,00.9 at any time in the distribution chain
2017/03/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 502 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – part 3 – PFC 3 – table 1 – row 8 – column 2
-5% relative deviation of the declared value at the time of manufacture -215% relative deviation of the declared value at any time in the distribution chain
2017/03/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 505 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – part 3 – PFC 4 – table 1
PFC 4: GROWING MEDIUM Forms for the declared nutrient and Permissible tolerances for the declared parameter other declared quality criteria Electric conductivity ± 50% relative deviation at the time of manufacture ± 7560% relative deviation at any time in the distribution chain pH ± 0,7 at the time of manufacture ± 1,0± 0,9 at any time in the distribution chain Quantity by volume (litres or m³) -5% relative deviation at the time of manufacture -2-15% relative deviation at any time in the distribution chain Quantity (volume) determination of -5% relative deviation at the time of manufacture materials with particle size greater than 60 mm -2-15% relative deviation at any time in the distribution chain Quantity (volume) determination of pre- -5% relative deviation at the time of manufacture pre-shaped GM -2-15% relative deviation at any time in the distribution chain Water-soluble nitrogen (N) ± 50% relative deviation at the time of manufacture ± 75 ± 60% relative deviation at any time in the distribution chain Water-soluble phosphorus pentoxide ± 50% relative deviation at the time of manufacture (P2O5) ± 75 ± 60% relative deviation at any time in the distribution chain Water-soluble potassium oxide (K2O) ± 50% relative deviation at the time of manufacture ± 75 ± 60% relative deviation at any time in the distribution chain
2017/03/24
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 512 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1(C)(I) – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) Nickel (Ni) 1290 mg/kg dry matter,
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 522 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C) (I) (a)(i) – paragraph 1
1. A straight solid minorganiceral macronutrient fertiliser shall have a declared content of not more than oneone primary nutrient.
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 524 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C) (I) (a)(i) – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. The CE marked fertilising product shall contain one of the following declared primary nutrients in the minimum quantity stated:
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 526 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C) (I) (a)(i) – paragraph 2 – indent 3 a (new)
- and may contain one or more secondary nutrients in the minimum quantity stated:
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 527 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C) (I) (a)(i) – paragraph 2 – indent 4
- 53% by mass of total magnesium oxide (MgO),
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 528 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C) (I) (a)(i) – paragraph 2 – indent 5
- 128% by mass of total calcium oxide (CaO),
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 531 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C) (I) (a)(ii) – paragraph 1
1. A compound solid minorganiceral macronutrient fertiliser shall have a declared content of more than one primary nutrient.
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 533 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C) (I) (a)(ii) – paragraph 2
2. The CE marked fertilising product shall contain more than one of the following declared primary nutrients in the minimum quantities stated:
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 537 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C) (I) (a)(ii) – paragraph 2 – indent 3 a (new)
- and may contain one of or more secondary nutrients in the minimum quantity stated:
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 546 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C) (I) (b)(i) – paragraph 1
1. A straight liquid minorganiceral macronutrient fertiliser shall have a declared content of not more than one primary nutrient.
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 548 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C) (I) (b)(i) – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. The CE marked fertilising product shall contain one of the following declared primary nutrients in the minimum quantity stated:
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 551 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C) (I) (b)(i) – paragraph 2 – indent 3 a (new)
- and may contain one or more secondary nutrients in the minimum quantity stated:
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 557 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C)(I) (b)(ii) – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. The CE marked fertilising product shall contain more than one of the following declared primary nutrients in the minimum quantities stated:
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 560 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C)(I) (b)(ii) – paragraph 2 – indent 1
- 1,53% by mass of total nitrogen (N),
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 562 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C)(I) (b)(ii) – paragraph 2 – indent 2
- 1,53% by mass of total phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5),
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 564 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C)(I) (b)(ii) – paragraph 2 – indent 3
- 1,54% by mass of total potassium oxide (K2O),
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 566 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 1 (C)(I) (b)(ii) – paragraph 2 – indent 3 a (new)
- and may contain of or more secondary nutrients in the minimum quantity stated:
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 582 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 3 (A) – paragraph 1
1. An organic soil improver shall consist exclusively of material of solely biological origin, including peat, leonardite, lignite and substances obtained from them, but excluding other materials which is fossilized or embedded in geological formations.
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 590 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 3(A) – paragraph 3 – point a a (new)
(aa) Clostridium botolinum shall be absent in a 10 g/10 ml sample of the CE marked fertilising product.
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 591 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 3(A) – paragraph 3 – point b a (new)
(ba) Absence of resistant parasites eggs of Ascaris spp. and Toxocara spp. shall be demonstrated.
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 609 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 4 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Clostridium botulinum shall be absent in a 10 g/10 ml sample of the CE marked fertilising product.
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 611 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 4 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Absence of resistant parasites eggs of Ascaris spp. and Toxocara spp. shall be demonstrated.
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 648 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – PFC 6 (A) – paragraph 12
12. When the microbial plant biostimulant consists of a suspension or a solution, where - a suspension means a two-phase dispersion in which solid particles are maintained in suspension in the liquid phase, and - free of solid particles, the plant biostimulant shall have a pH superior or equal to 4.deleted a solution means a liquid that is
2017/03/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 731 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part 2 – CMC 8 – paragraph 3
3. A CE marked fertilising product may contain a compliant nitrification inhibitor, as referred to in PFC 5(A)(I) of Annex I, only if at least 50% of the total nitrogen (N) content of the fertilising product consists of the nitrogen (N) forms ammonium (NH4+) and/or urea (CH4N2O).
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 732 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part 2 – CMC 9 – paragraph 3
3. The polymers shall not contain a maximum of 600 ppm free formaldehyde.
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 740 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part 2 – CMC 10 – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. As of [Publications office, please insert the date occurring threfive years after the date of application of this Regulation], the following criterion shall berequirements shall apply: (a) a standard for the biodegradability by setting a timeframe in which at least 90% of the organic carbon is converted into CO2, after the claimed release time of the polymer has been fulfilled, and (b) a biodegradability test that complieds with the following criterion: Tthe polymer ishall be capable of undergoing physical, biological decomposition, such that most of it ultimately decomposes into carbon dioxide (CO2), biomass and water. It shall have at least 90 % of the organic carbon converted into CO2 in maximum 24 months, in a biodegradability test as specified points (a)-(c) below.
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 746 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part 2 – CMC 10 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) The test shall be conducted at 25°C ± 2°C.deleted
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 751 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part 2 – CMC 10 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) The test shall be conducted in accordance with a method for determining the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of plastic materials in soils by measuring oxygen demand or the amount of carbon dioxide evolved.deleted
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 757 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part 2 – CMC 10 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) A micro-crystalline cellulose powder with the same dimension as the test material shall be used as a reference material in the test.deleted
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 762 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part 2 – CMC 10 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) Prior to the test, the test material shall not be subject to conditions or procedures designed to accelerate the degradation of the film, such as exposure to heat or light.deleted
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 781 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – part 2 – PFC 1 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) The nitrification inhibitor content shall be expressed as a percentage by mass of the total nitrogen (N) present as ammonium nitrogen (NH4+) and/or urea nitrogen (CH4N2O).
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 785 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – part 2 – PFC 1 (C)(I) – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) the declared nutrients nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) or potassium (K), by their chemical symbols in the order N-P-K; . The declared nitrogen content is given by the sum of ammoniacal N, nitric N, ureic N, N from urea formaldehyde, N from isobutylidene diurea, and N from crotonylidene diurea. Phosphorus fertilisers must fulfil the following minimum solubility levels to be plant-available, otherwise they cannot be declared as phosphorus fertilisers: – water solubility: minimum level 40% of total P2O5, – minimum level 75% of total P2O5, solubility in neutral ammonium citrate, – solubility in formic acid (only for soft rock phosphate): minimum level 55% of total P2O5.
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 819 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – part 3 – PFC 1(B) – table
Permissible tolerance for the declared content of forms of inorganic macronutrient N P2O5 K2O MgO CaO SO3 Na2O ± 25% of the declared content of ± 25- 50% and +100% of the declared content of ± 25% of the declared the nutrient forms present up to a content of those nutrients up to a maximum content up to a maximum of 2 percentage point of 1,5 percentage points in maximum of -2 and +4 percentage maximum of 0,9 in absolute terms for each points in absolute terms. percentage points in nutrient separately and for the absolute terms absolute terms sum of nutrients The above tolerance values apply also for the N-forms and for the solubilities.
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 823 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – part 3 – PFC 1(C) (I) – table
Permissible tolerance for the declared content of forms of macronutrient N P2O5 K2O MgO CaO SO3 Na2O ± 25% of the declared content of ± 25-50% and +100% of the declared content of ± 25% of the declared the nutrient forms present up to a content of those nutrients up to a maximum content up to a maximum of 2 percentage point of 1,5maximum of -2 and +4 percentage points in maximum of 0,9 in absolute terms for each points in absolute terms. percentage points in nutrient separately and for the absolute terms absolute terms sum of nutrients The above tolerance values apply also for the N-forms and for the solubilities.
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 827 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – part 3 – PFC 1(C) (I) – paragraph 1
Granulometry: ± 120 % relative deviation applicable to the declared percentage of material passing a specific sieve
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 830 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – part 3 – PFC 1(C) (I) – paragraph 2
Quantity: ± 53 % relative deviation of the declared value
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 833 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – part 2 – Module A – paragraph 2.2 – point b
(b) conceptual design and manufacturing drawings and schemes,deleted
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 837 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – part 2 – Module A – paragraph 2.2 – point c
(c) descriptions and explanations necessary for the understanding of those drawings and schemes and the use of the CE marked fertilising product,deleted
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 843 #

2016/0084(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – part 2 – Module A 1 – paragraph 4 – introductory part
The cycles and test referred to under Headings 4.1-4.3 below shall be carried out on a representative sample of the product at least every 36 months on behalf of the manufacturer, in order to verify conformity with
2017/04/05
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 70 #
2017/03/27
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 72 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 8 c (new)
(8 c) For the calculation of the remuneration within the meaning of this Directive, minimum rates of pay and other mandatory elements, laid down by law or universally applicable collective agreements or arbitration awards, are to be taken into account, provided that these elements do not alter the relationship between the service provided by a workers and the consideration which the worker receives in return. The mandatory elements are the elements which apply to all workers and that are not optional or dependent on certain events or factors. Member States should specify in a transparent way the different elements of remuneration applicable on their territory. Posted worker should be entitled to the gross amount of remuneration which does not have to comply with the all mandatory elements but to the amount required.
2017/03/27
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 121 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 14
(14) Laws, regulations, administrative provisions or collective agreements applicable in Member States may ensure that subcontracting does not confer on undertakings the possibility to avoid rules guaranteeing certain terms and conditions of employment covering remuneration. Where such rules on remuneration exist at national level, the Member State may apply them in a non- discriminatory manner to undertakings posting workers to its territory provided that they do not disproportionately restrict the cross-border provision of services.deleted
2017/03/27
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 132 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 8 a (new)
(8a) When calculating the duration of posting, only postings within the same contract concluded by the undertaking referred to in Article 1 (1) should be taken into account.
2017/03/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 133 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 8 b (new)
(8b) When assessing working place for the purpose of calculating the duration of posting in the context of replacement, the working place should be understood as the very same working place where the worker is posted to the same working position to perform the same tasks.
2017/03/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 134 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 8 c (new)
(8c) For the calculation of the remuneration within the meaning of this Directive, minimum rates of pay and other mandatory elements, laid down by law or universally applicable collective agreements or arbitration awards, are to be taken into account, provided that these elements do not alter the relationship between the service provided by a workers and the consideration which the worker receives in return. The mandatory elements are the elements which apply to all workers and that are not optional or dependent on certain events or factors. Member States should specify in a transparent way the different elements of remuneration applicable on their territory. Posted worker should be entitled to the gross amount of remuneration which does not have to comply with the all mandatory elements but to the amount required.
2017/03/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 139 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point -1 (new)
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 1 – paragraph 2 a (new)
(-1) in Article 1, the following paragraph is added: “2a. This Directive shall not apply to transport undertakings.”
2017/03/27
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 141 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point -1 (new)
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 1 – paragraph 2 a (new)
(-1) in Article 1, the following paragraph is added: “2a. This Directive shall not apply to undertakings referred to in Article 1(1) which post workers, if the period of posting does not exceed three days within a one month reference period.”
2017/03/27
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 142 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point -1 a (new)
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 1 – paragraph 4 a (new)
(-1a) in Article 1, the following paragraph is added: “4a. Undertakings established in a non- member State must not be given more favourable treatment than undertakings established in a Member State."
2017/03/27
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 146 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
(1) The following Article 2a is added: ‘Article 2a Posting exceeding twenty-four months 1. When the anticipated or the effective duration of posting exceeds twenty-four months, the Member State to whose territory a worker is posted shall be deemed to be the country in which his or her work is habitually carried out. 2. For the purpose of paragraph 1, in case of replacement of posted workers performing the same task at the same place, the cumulative duration of the posting periods of the workers concerned shall be taken into account, with regard to workers that are posted for an effective duration of at least six months. ’deleted
2017/03/27
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 155 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 10
(10) Because of the highly mobile nature of work in international road transport, the implementation of th it would be pmosting of workers directive raises particular legal questions and difficulties (especially where the link with the concerned Member State is insufficient). It would be most suited for these challenges to be addressed suited to address this topic through sector-specific legislation together with other EU initiatives aimed at improving the functioning of the internal road transport market.
2017/03/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 178 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – indent 2 – point c
(c) remuneration, including overtime ratesminimum rates of pay, including overtime rates, unless the Member State fails to publish in the single official national website referred to in Article 5 of Directive 2014/67/EU the constituent elements of minimum rates of pay, their geographic and personal scope and the method of calculation; this point does not apply to supplementary occupational retirement pension schemes;
2017/03/27
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 193 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
For the purposes of this Directive, remuneration means all the elements of remuneration rendered mandatory by national law, regulation or administrative provision, collective agreements or arbitration awards which have been declared universally applicable and/or, in the absence of a system for declaring collective agreements or arbitration awards to be of universal application, other collective agreements or arbitthe concept of minimum rates of pay referred to in paragraph 1 (c) is defined by the national law and/or praction awards within the meaning of paragraph 8 second subparagraph, ince of the Member State to whose territory the worker is posted.
2017/03/27
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 200 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 3
Member States shall publish in the single official national website referred to in Article 5 of Directive 2014/67/EU the constituent elements of remuneration in accordance with point (c)minimum rates of pay, their geographic and personal scope and the method of calculation in accordance with point (c). If the payment received by the posted worker is at least equal to the minimum rates of pay, it shall be deemed that this posted worker has received the minimum rates of pay provided for in this Directive.
2017/03/27
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 201 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 3
Member States shall publish in the single official national website referred to in Article 5 of Directive 2014/67/EU the constituent elements of remuneration in accordance with point (c)., their geographic and personal scope and the method of calculation in accordance with point (d). If the payment received by the posted worker is at least equal to the amount of constituent elements of remuneration, it shall be deemed that this posted worker has received the remuneration provided for in this Directive."
2017/03/27
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 210 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point b
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 3 – paragraph 1 a
1a. If undertakings established in the territory of a Member State are obliged by law, regulation, administrative provision or collective agreement, to sub-contract in the context of their contractual obligations only to undertakings that guarantee certain terms and conditions of employment covering remuneration,, the Member State may, on a non– discriminatory and proportionate basis, provide that such undertakings shall be under the same obligation regarding subcontracts with undertakings referred to in Article 1 (1) posting workers to its territory.deleted
2017/03/27
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 214 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point b a (new)
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 3 – paragraph 1 a a (new)
(ba) The following paragraph is added: "1aa. When the effective duration of posting exceeds 24 months Member States shall ensure, whatever the law applicable to the employment relationship, that the undertaking referred to in Article 1(1) guarantee workers posted to their territory, in addition to the terms and conditions of employment referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, the terms and conditions of employment covering the following matters which, in the Member State where the work is carried out, are laid down: - by law, regulation or administrative provision, and/or - by collective agreements or arbitration awards which have been declared universally applicable within the meaning of paragraph 8: (a) other mandatory rules relating to leave and holiday entitlements, in addition paragraph 1(b); (b) parental and paternal leave; (c) other mandatory rules relating to working hours and rest periods, in addition to paragraph 1(a) (d) remuneration, including overtime rates, in addition to paragraph 1(c), unless the Member State fails to publish in the single official national website referred to in Article 5 of Directive 2014/67/EU the constituent elements of the remuneration, their geographic and personal scope and the method of calculation; this point does not apply to supplementary occupational retirement pension schemes; Where a posted worker is replaced by another posted worker performing the same task at the same working place [by the undertaking referred to in Article 1(1), the duration of the posting shall for the purposes of this paragraph be the cumulative duration of the posting periods of the individual workers concerned. This paragraph shall not apply to workers that are posted for an effective duration of 6 months or less. For the purpose of this Directive, remuneration means all the elements of remuneration rendered mandatory by national law, regulation or administrative provision, collective agreements or arbitration awards which have been declared universally applicable and/or, in the absence of a system for declaring collective agreements or arbitration awards to be of universal application, other collective agreements or arbitration awards within the meaning of paragraph 8 second subparagraph, in the Member State to whose territory the worker is posted."
2017/03/27
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 229 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 14
(14) Laws, regulations, administrative provisions or collective agreements applicable in Member States may ensure that subcontracting does not confer on undertakings the possibility to avoid rules guaranteeing certain terms and conditions of employment covering remuneration. Where such rules on remuneration exist at national level, the Member State may apply them in a non- discriminatory manner to undertakings posting workers to its territory provided that they do not disproportionately restrict the cross-border provision of services.deleted
2017/03/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 260 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point -1 (new)
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 1 – paragraph 2 a (new)
(–1) In Article 1, the following paragraph 2a is inserted : 2a. This Directive shall not apply to transport undertakings.
2017/03/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 263 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point -1 (new)
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 1 – paragraph 2 b (new)
(–1) In Article 1, the following paragraph 2b is added: 2b. This Directive shall not apply to undertakings referred to in Article 1(1) which post workers, if the period of posting does not exceed three days within one month reference period.
2017/03/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 279 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 2a
(1) The following Article 2a is added: Article 2a Posting exceeding twenty-four months 1. When the anticipated or the effective duration of posting exceeds twenty-four months, the Member State to whose territory a worker is posted shall be deemed to be the country in which his or her work is habitually carried out. 2. For the purpose of paragraph 1, in case of replacement of posted workers performing the same task at the same place, the cumulative duration of the posting periods of the workers concerned shall be taken into account, with regard to workers that are posted for an effective duration of at least six months.deleted
2017/03/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 366 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 3 – pragraph 1 – indent 2 – point c
(c) remuneration, including overtime ratesminimum rates of pay, including overtime rates, unless the Member State fails to publish in the single official national website referred to in Article 5 of Directive 2014/67/EU the constituent elements of minimum rates of pay, their geographic and personal scope and the method of calculation; this point does not apply to supplementary occupational retirement pension schemes;
2017/03/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 400 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
For the purposes of this Directive, remuneration means all the elements of remuneration rendered mandatory by national law, regulation or administrative provision, collective agreements or arbitration awards which have been declared universally applicable and/or, in the absence of a system for declaring collective agreements or arbitration awards to be of universal application, other collective agreements or arbitthe concept of minimum rates of pay referred to in paragraph 1 (c) is defined by the national law and/or praction awards within the meaning of paragraph 8 second subparagraph, ince of the Member State to whose territory the worker is posted.
2017/03/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 428 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 3
Member States shall publish in the single official national website referred to in Article 5 of Directive 2014/67/EU the constituent elements of remunerminimum rates of pay, their geographic and personal scope and the method of calculation in accordance with point (c).
2017/03/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 438 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 3 a (new)
If the payment received by the posted worker is at least equal to the minimum rates of pay, it shall be deemed that this posted worker has received the minimum rates of pay provided for in this Directive.
2017/03/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 452 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point b
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 3 – pragraph 1 a
(b) The following paragraph is added: 1a. territory of a Member State are obliged by law, regulation, administrative provision or collective agreement, to sub-contract in the context of their contractual obligations only to undertakings that guarantee certain terms and conditions of employment covering remuneration,, the Member State may, on a non– discriminatory and proportionate basis, provide that such undertakings shall be under the same obligation regarding subcontracts with undertakings referred to in Article 1 (1) posting workers to its territory.deleted If undertakings established in the
2017/03/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 469 #

2016/0070(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point b a (new)
Directive 96/71/EC
Article 3 – paragraph 1 a b (new)
(ba) The following paragraph is added: 1ab. Member States shall publish in the single official national website referred to in Article 5 of Directive 2014/67/EU the constituent elements of remuneration, their geographic and personal scope and the method of calculation in accordance with point (d). If the payment received by the posted worker is at least equal to the amount of constituent elements of remuneration, it shall be deemed that this posted worker has received the remuneration provided for in this Directive.
2017/03/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 91 #

2015/2277(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 – indent 3
- use participatory processes to design model contract farming schemes and support cooperatives that strengthen small farmers’ bargaining positions,
2016/02/05
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 139 #

2015/2277(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 – indent 2
- ensure that EU-based investors respect the rights of local communities and provide transparency regarding their investment plans and not exploit their economic advantage over workers from local communities;
2016/02/05
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 140 #

2015/2277(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 – indent 2 a (new)
- ensure that financial assistance is used to develop efficient methods of sustainable agriculture, not to support initiatives which enable companies to eliminate local communities;
2016/02/05
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 83 #

2015/2227(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital K
K. whereas the agricultural sector has been subject to frequent cycles of change aimed at enhancing agricultural productivity, which have contributed significantly to the economic development of agriculture to its current level; whereas the incorporation of the latest technologies into farming practices will bring significant benefits for all farm sizes;
2016/01/21
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 189 #

2015/2227(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Highlights that a sizeable proportion of biotic waste istreams are already used as, for example, animal feed or base material for biofuels; considers, however, that these materials should generate even higher outputs by aiming for the most added value and by using new technologies such as biorefining, insect breeding, solid state fermentation, biogas extraction and the extraction of minerals from manure; notes the lack of economies of scale for agricultural by-products and waste streams, and encourages the Commission to support their reuse by facilitating EU-wide recognition systems and special rural development programmes, to facilitatcarry out a review of trade rules with a view to introducing solutions to rationalise the cross-border circulation of goods and services, and to improve synergy and coherence with other EU policies;
2016/01/21
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 224 #

2015/2227(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Considers soil quality to be of economic and ecological importance since a depletion of the ecological state would result in less productive soil, lower nutrient availability, increases in susceptibility of plants to pests and diseases, lower water holding capacity and diminished biodiversity; calls on the Commission to support innovative practices and the sharing of best practices such as crop rotation systems or fertilising with green legumes, as well as rational water management, to avoid further soil degradation; believes that the interplay between organic matter and production needs to be better understood; welcomes research into innovative practices such as the use of microbial interventions and plant-soil interactions which could lower the environmental impact and reduce the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides; recognises the importance of a sustainable soil use that takes account of site-specific needs;
2016/01/21
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 234 #

2015/2227(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Calls for more effortsaction to be madetaken to develop ansystems of integrated pestlant protection management system by supporting research inscientific research that gives particular preference to non- chemical alternatives and low-risk measures and pesticides which are more environment-friendlymethods that limit the risk associated with the use of plant protection products; calls on the Commission to come forward with an action plan and to set upappoint an expert group in order to work towards a more sustainable pestand integrated plant protection management system; highlights the potential of a pest managementimportance of research into all available plant protection methods that aimproves the interaction between plant breeding efforts, natural combat systems and pesticide use; notes that biological control mechanisms relating to pests and diseases could reduce the use of pesticides and may contribute to better plant resilience to discourage the development of the populations of harmful organisms and keep the use of plant protection products and other forms of intervention to levels that are economically and ecologically justified; notes that the use of all available plant protection methods can discourage the development of populations of harmful organisms, reduce the use of chemical plant protection products and minimise the dangers to human health and the environment arising from the use of pesticides;
2016/01/21
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2 #

2015/2204(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking (formerly the ENIAC Joint Undertaking and the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking) discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking (formerly the ENIAC Joint Undertaking and the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking) discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2204(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 1
1. Approves the closure of the accounts of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking (formerly the ENIAC Joint Undertaking and the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking) for the financial year 2014 / Postpones the closure of the accounts of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking (formerly the ENIAC Joint Undertaking and the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking) for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 1 #

2015/2203(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Commission discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2014 / Postpones its decision on granting the Commission discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2203(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 2
2. Approves the closure of the accounts of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2014 / Postpones the closure of the accounts of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2015/2202(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the ENIAC Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the ENIAC Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2202(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 1
1. Approves the closure of the accounts of the ENIAC Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2014 / Postpones the closure of the accounts of the ENIAC Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2015/2201(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2201(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 1
1. Approves the closure of the accounts of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2014 / Postpones the closure of the accounts of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2015/2200(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (formerly the Joint Undertaking for the implementation of the Joint Technology Initiative on Innovative Medicines) discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014 / Postpones its decision on granting discharge to the Executive Director of the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (formerly the Joint Undertaking for the implementation of the Joint Technology Initiative on Innovative Medicines) in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2015/2200(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 1
1. Approves the closure of the accounts of the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (formerly the Joint Undertaking for the implementation of the Joint Technology Initiative on Innovative Medicines) for the financial year 2014 / Postpones the closure of the accounts of the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (formerly the Joint Undertaking for the implementation of the Joint Technology Initiative on Innovative Medicines) for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2015/2199(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2199(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 1
1. Approves the closure of the accounts of the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2014 / Postpones the closure of the accounts of the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2015/2198(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2198(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 1
1. Approves the closure of the accounts of the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2014 / Postpones the closure of the accounts of the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2015/2197(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014 / Postpones its decision on granting the Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2197(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 1
1. Approves the closure of the accounts of the SESAR Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2014 / Postpones the closure of the accounts of the SESAR Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 3 #

2015/2196(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Director of the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014 / Postpones its decision on granting the Director of the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 6 #

2015/2196(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 1
1. Approves the closure of the accounts of the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy for the financial year 2014 / Postpones the closure of the accounts of the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2015/2195(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GrantPostpones the Executive Director of the European Agency for the Οperational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2195(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 2
2. ApprovPostpones the closure of the accounts of the European Agency for the Οperational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2015/2194(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GrantPostpones the Executive Director of the European Asylum Support Office discharge in respect of the implementation of the Office’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2194(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 2
2. ApprovPostpones the closure of the accounts of the European Asylum Support Office for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2015/2193(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology discharge in respect of the implementation of the Institute’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2193(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 2
2. ApprovPostpones the closure of the accounts of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2015/2192(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing Management Committee of the Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications discharge in respect of the implementation of the Body’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2192(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 2
2. ApprovPostpones the closure of the accounts of the Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2015/2191(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GrantPostpones the Director of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2191(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 2
2. ApprovPostpones the closure of the accounts of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2015/2190(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Securities and Markets Authority discharge in respect of the implementation of the Authority’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2190(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 2
2. ApprovPostpones the closure of the accounts of the European Securities and Markets Authority for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2015/2189(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority discharge in respect of the implementation of the Autority’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2189(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 2
2. ApprovPostpones the closure of the accounts of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2015/2188(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Executive Director of the European Banking Authority discharge in respect of the implementation of the Authority’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2188(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 2
2. ApprovPostpones the closure of the accounts of the European Banking Authority for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 2 #

2015/2187(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. GPostpones its decision on grantsing the Director of the European Institute for Gender Equality discharge in respect of the implementation of the Institute’s budget for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2015/2187(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 2
2. ApprovPostpones the closure of the accounts of the European Institute for Gender Equality for the financial year 2014;