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1163 Amendments of Bronis ROPĖ

Amendment 123 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Calls on the Commission to initiate the establishment of a common and free forest monitoring system based on satellite data, allowing Member States and other stakeholders and citizens to record illegal or non-permitted logging, particularly in protected areas, in real time, and to monitor the status of forest cover.
2020/06/08
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 131 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 b (new)
9b. Calls on the Commission to evaluate and disclose the deforestation footprint of wood industry sectors and organisations, with a view to creating greater transparency and understanding of international supply chains, and stimulating the implementation of sustainable wood use solutions;
2020/06/08
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 134 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 c (new)
9c. Calls on the Union to establish a common timber auction system in order to ensure the sustainable use of wood, as well as to prevent the proliferation of bilateral agreements based on dumping timber prices and to avoid promoting additional logging; notes that this would also allow to track where material comes from and to factor in climate and biodiversity concerns into the price;
2020/06/08
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 142 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. The JTF shall only support activities that are directly linked to its specific objective as set out in Article 2 and which contribute to the implementation of the territorial just transition plans established in accordance with Article 7.
2020/05/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 163 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point d
(d) investments in the deployment of technology and infrastructures for affordable clean energy, clean public transport, in greenhouse gas emission reduction, energy efficiency and renewable energy;
2020/05/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 207 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point k a (new)
(k a) other necessary activities indicated in territorial just transition plans approved by Comission in accordance with Article 7.
2020/05/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 239 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
The Commission shall only approve a programmeterritorial just transition plan where the identification of the territories most negatively affected by the transition process, contained within the relevant territorial just transition plan, is duly justified and the relevant territorial just transition plan is is duly justified and consistent with the National Energy and Climate Plan of the Member State concerned.
2020/05/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 250 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall prepare, together with the relevant authorities of the territories concerned, one or more territorial just transition plans covering one or more affected territories corresponding to level 3 of the common classification of territorial units for statistics (‘NUTS level 3 regions’) as established by Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 868/20142016/2066 17 or parts thereof, in accordance with the template set out in Annex II. Those territories shall be those most negatively affected based on the economic and social impacts resulting from the transition, in particular with regard to expected job losses in fossil fuel production and use and the transformation needs of the production processes of industrial facilities with the highest greenhouse gas intensity. _________________ 17 Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/2066 of 21 November 2016 amending the annexes to Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) (OJ L 154 21.6.2003, p. 1).
2020/05/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 102 #

2019/2131(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Points out that the large disparities in direct payments prevent sustainable farmers' initiatives for the climate and the environment and distort competition in the EU; recalls the commitment made by the European Council on 7-8 February 2013 to harmonise payments throughout the EU by 2013;
2019/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3 #

2019/2055(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Notes that, as indicated in the Annual Report of the Court of Auditors for the financial year 2018, the estimated level of error in spending on ‘Economic, social and territorial cohesion’ increased from 3 % in 2017 to 5 % in 2018; regrets that, even if it should be stressed that errors in the implementation of the budget do not automatically imply a fraud, the positive trend of the last years has been reversed; moreover, finds alerting that the level of errors in relation to public procurement, state aid rules and grant award in 2018 contributed to 16% of ECA estimated level of error for high-risk expenditure, whereas in 2017 their impact was just 1%;
2019/12/16
Committee: REGI
Amendment 10 #

2019/2055(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Takes note that the source of those errors is mainly a result of reimbursements of ineligible costs, infringements of internal market rules and lack of support documentation, but is also due to the previous year’s overall low rates of reimbursement and payments as well as fewer financial instruments having been included in the audit; furthermore, stresses that the performance based audit does not capture the entirety of cohesion policy spending, which is built on a series of horizontal principles, such as gender equality, non-discrimination and sustainable development, and based on the partnership principle, therefore, important side-effects are hard to measure, especially in the social field, so a wider range of indicators would be preferred; points out as well that respective changes of the administrative systems by some Member States (NUTS classification) should also be taken into account during the collection of data;
2019/12/16
Committee: REGI
Amendment 16 #

2019/2055(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Draws attention to the fact that high-risk expenditures are often subject to complex rules and eligibility conditions which lead to errors and that a number of these errors are compounded by a supplemental layer added by national authorities; recalls that simpler national eligibility rules might help reduce this source of error and result in a smaller administrative burden for beneficiaries; calls on the simplification measures already introduced in Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council to be used; furthermore, local and regional authorities as well as national and regional parliaments should take a more active role when setting-up the specific national rules; stresses once again the need to reduce administrative burdens whereas possible while ensuring a full transparency of the processes;
2019/12/16
Committee: REGI
Amendment 25 #

2019/2055(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Stresses that the absorption of European Structural and Investment Funds (‘ESI Funds’) has continued to be slower than planned - by the end of 2018, only 27,3% - notes that this value is even lower than the absorption rate of 2011, the corresponding year of the previous Multiannual Financial Framework; eventually this could lead to a rushed spending by the end of the programming period, which can then jeopardise achieving the cohesion goals;
2019/12/16
Committee: REGI
Amendment 29 #

2019/2055(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Recalls that the reasons behind this low absorption rate not only lie in the decommitment methodology (the so-called “n+3 rule”), but also in the late adoption of the legislative framework enabling the implementation of the cohesion policy; therefore calls on the Commission and the Council to ensure proper measures in the next programming period 2021-2027 to avoid the repetition of delayed implementation of ESI Funds and its domino effect.; recalls the fact that delays encountered at the start of the programming period may result in a backlog in the future payment applications; stresses that although the project selection rates are high and a positive absorption rate could be reached by the end of the programming period, we should aim for the high quality and climate friendly project criteria to be respected. In that regard stresses the importance of the commitments made by the Paris Agreement and achieving the EU climate and energy targets and a climate-neutral EU;
2019/12/16
Committee: REGI
Amendment 35 #

2019/2028(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9 a. Supports the Commission to intensify looking into regions with specific needs in order to promote the just transition towards future-oriented and climate-proof development paths; expects the Commission to take into account coal phasing-out regions in particular; considers that sufficient support should be given for actions with a special focus on health and environmental aspects, too, that could derive from requirements related to the energy transition, such as decommissioning of nuclear power plants;
2041/01/15
Committee: REGI
Amendment 20 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) Therefore, in order to ensure that support can be granted to farmers and other beneficiaries from the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) in 2021, the Union should continue to grant such support for one or, where applicable, two more years under the conditions of the existing legal framework, which covers the period 2014 to 2020. The existing legal framework is laid down in particular in Regulations (EU) No 1303/20137 , (EU) No 1305/20138 , (EU) No 1306/20139 , (EU) No 1307/201310 , (EU) No 1308/201311 , (EU) No 228/201312 and (EU) No 229/201313 of the European Parliament and of the Council. In addition, to facilitate the transition from existing support schemes to the new legal framework which covers the period starting on 1 January 2022, rules should be laid down to regulate how certain support granted on a multiannual basis will be integrated into the new legal framework. __________________ 7Regulation (EU) No1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 320). 8 Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 487). 9Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 352/78, (EC) No 165/94, (EC) No 2799/98, (EC) No 814/2000, (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 485/2008 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 549). 10Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 637/2008 and Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 608). 11Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 671). 12Regulation (EU) No 228/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 March 2013 laying down specific measures for agriculture in the outermost regions of the Union and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 247/2006 (OJ L 78, 20.3.2013, p. 23). 13 Regulation (EU) No 229/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 March 2013 laying down specific measures for agriculture in favour of the smaller Aegean islands and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1405/2006 (OJ L 78, 20.3.2013, p. 41).
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 21 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) In light of the fact that the Union should continue to support rural development in 2021during the transitional period, Member States, that demonstrate the risk to run out of funds and not to be able to undertake new legal commitmentsneed of funds to undertake new legal commitments for all or certain measures and the resulting expenditure in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013, should have the possibility to extend their rural development programmes or certain of their regional rural development programmes supported by the EAFRD to 31 December 2021the end of the transitional period and to finance those extended programmes from the corresponding budget allocation for the year 2021. Tperiod concerned. Those Member States who have the need to transfer the part of the EAFRD budget allocation for the transitional period in accordance to undertake new legal commitments for certain measures only, should have the possibility to transfer the part of the EAFRD budget allocation for the transitional period that was not used for extending their rural development programmes, to the financial allocations for the remaining years of the programming period, in accordance with the Council Regulation (EU)…/…[Regulation laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years2021 to 2027]. In accordance to the need to transfer all of the EAFRD budget allocation for the transitional period, the extended programmes should aim at maintaining at least the same overall level of environment and climate ambition.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 23 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) Since certain Member States may still have funds provided by the Union in previous years, Member States should also have the possibility not to extend their rural development programmes or not to extend certain of their regional rural development programmes, or to complete the remaining funds with part of the allocations for the years of the transitional period as needed. Those Member States should have the possibility to transfer the EAFRD budget allocation for 2021the years of the transitional period or the part of the EAFRD budget allocation corresponding to the regionalthat was not used for extending their rural development programmes that have not been extended, to the financial allocations for the years 2022 to 2025remaining years of the programming period, in accordance with the Council Regulation (EU) …/…[Regulation laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027]14 . __________________ 14 Regulation MFF OJ L , , p. .
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 25 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) In order to allow the Commission to provide the necessary financial planning and the corresponding adjustments of the annual breakdowns of the Union support set out in the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013, Member States should inform the Commission soon after the entry into force of this Regulation whether they decide to extend their rural development programmes and, in case of regional rural development programmes, which of those programmes they decide to extend, and if they intend to fund them partly with remaining funds for the previous budget allocation, and consequently which corresponding amount of the budget allocation for 2021the years of the transitional period is not to be transferred to the following years.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 28 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 lays down common rules applicable to the EAFRD and some other Funds, which operate under a common framework. That Regulation should continue to apply to programmes supported by the EAFRD for the 2014–2020 programming period as well as to those programmes supported by the EAFRD for which Member States decide to extend that period to 31 December 2021 or, where applicable, to 31 December 20212. For those Member States, the Partnership Agreement drawn up for the period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020 in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 should continue to be used as a strategic document by Member States and the Commission with regard to the implementation of support granted by the EAFRD for the programming year 2021 or, where applicable, the programming year 2022.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 30 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) Regulation (EU) No 1310/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council15 and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 807/201416 provide that expenditure for certain long-term commitments undertaken pursuant to certain regulations that granted support for rural development before Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 should continue to be paid by the EAFRD in the 2014-2020 programming period under certain conditions. That expenditure should also continue to be eligible for the duration of their respective legal commitment under the same conditions in the programming year 2021 or, where applicable, the programming year 2022. For reasons of legal clarity and certainty, it also should be clarified that the legal commitments undertaken under measures that correspond to measures of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 to which the integrated administration and control system applies, should be subject to this integrated administration and control system and that payments related to these legal commitments have to be made within the period from 1 December to 30 June of the following calendar year. __________________ 15 Regulation (EU) No 1310/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 laying down certain transitional provisions on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), amending Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards resources and their distribution in respect of the year 2014 and amending Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 and Regulations (EU) No 1307/2013, (EU) No 1306/2013 and (EU) No 1308/2013of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards their application in the year 2014 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 865). 16 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 807/2014 of 11 March 2014 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and introducing transitional provisions (OJ L 227, 31.7.2014, p. 1).
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 31 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) In light of the fact that the CAP Strategic Plans to be prepared by Member States in accordance with the new legal framework are to be applicable as of 1 January 2022, transitional rules should be laid down to regulate the transition from existing support schemes to the new legal framework, in particular Regulation (EU) …/… of the European Parliament and of the Council18 [CAP Strategic Plan Regulation]. In line with principles set in the European Code of Conduct on Partnership, Member States should ensure participation of regional and local authorities, civil society organisations, including beneficiaries, in all stages of preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the transitional measures and programmes. __________________ 18Regulation (EU) …/… of the European Parliament and of the Council [CAP Strategic Plan] (OJ L …, …, p. …).
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 34 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) As regards the aid scheme in the olive oil and table olives sector, the existing work programmes drawn up for the period running from 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2021 should be extended until 31 December 2021 or, where applicable, the programming year 2022. For aid schemes in the fruit and vegetables sector rules should be laid down regarding the modification or replacement of operational programmes.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 37 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) In order to limit a significant carry- over of commitments from the current programming period for rural development to the CAP Strategic Plans, the duration of new. The extension of existing multiannual commitments in relation to agri-environment-climate, organic farming and forest-environment should be limited toin a period of maximum 3 years. The extension of existing commitments should be limited to oneway that the commitments do not exceed 5 years.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 40 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20
(20) The EAFRD should be able to support Community-led local development set up in accordance with the new rules laid down by Regulation (EU) XXXX/XXXX [New CPR]. However, in order to avoid unspent funds for Community-led local development in the programming year 2021 or, where applicable, the programming year 2022, Member States that decide to extend their rural development programmes to 31 December 2021 and that also make use of the possibility to transfer amounts from direct payments to rural development, should be able to apply the 5% minimum allocation for Community-led local development only to the EAFRD contribution to the rural development extended to 31 December 2021 or, where applicable, 31 December 2022, calculated before the transfer of amounts from direct payment has been done.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 43 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 21
(21) In order to ensure continuity in the transitional period, the reserve for crises in the agricultural sector should be maintained for 2021 or, where applicable, for 2022, and the relevant amount of the reserve for 2021 and, where applicable, for 2022, should be included.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 45 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22
(22) As regards prefinancing arrangements from the EAFRD, it should be made clear that where Member States decide to extend the 2014–2020 period to 31 December 2021 or, where applicable, 31 December 2022, this should not lead to any additional prefinancing granted for the programmes concerned.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 48 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23
(23) Article 11 of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 currently only provides for a notification obligation for Member States as regards their decisions and the estimated product related to the reduction of the part of the amount of direct payments to be granted to a farmer for a given calendar year exceeding EUR 150 000 for the years 2015 to 2020. With a view to ensuring a continuation of the existing system, Member States should also notify their decisions and the estimated product of reduction for calendar year 2021 and, where applicable, calendar year 2022.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 50 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 24
(24) Article 14 of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 allows Member States to transfer funds between direct payments and rural development as regards calendar years 2014 to 2020. In order to ensure that Member States may keep their own strategy, the flexibility between pillars should be made available also for calendar year 2021 (i.e. financial year 2022) and, where applicable, calendar year 2022 (i.e. financial year 2023).
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 52 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) In order to allow the Commission to be able to set the budgetary ceilings in accordance with Articles 22(1), 36(4), 42(2), 47(3), 49(2), 51(4) and 53(7) of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013, it is necessary that Member States notify their decisions on financial allocations by scheme for calendar year 2021 by 1 August 2020 and, where applicable, their decisions on financial allocations by scheme for calendar year 2022 by 1 August 2021.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 55 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27
(27) In accordance with the current legal framework, Member States notified in 2014 their decisions up to calendar year 2020, on the division of the annual national ceiling for the basic payment scheme between the regions and the possible annual progressive modifications for the period covered by Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013. It is necessary that Member States also notify those decisions for calendar year 2021 and, where applicable, calendar year 2022.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 56 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27 a (new)
(27a) Large disparities in direct payments prevent farmers' sustainable initiatives for the climate neutrality, the environment and distort competition in the EU, therefore, in order to ensure the respect for the principles of fair competition and equality between the Member States, it is indispensable to ensure that the process of external convergence is continued to be gradually implemented during the transitional period, with a view to be completed as soon as possible.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 57 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28
(28) The internal convergence mechanism is the core process for a more equitable distribution of direct income support among farmers. Significant individual differences based on old historic references become more and more difficult to justify. In Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013, the basic model of internal convergence consists in the application by Member States of a uniform flat rate for all payment entitlements, at national or regional level, from 2015. However, for the sake of ensuring a smoother transition to a uniform value, a derogation was set out allowing Member States to differentiate the values of payment entitlements by applying partial convergence, also called the ‘tunnel model’, between 2015 and 2019. Some Member States made use of this derogation. To continue the process towards a more equitable distribution of direct payments, Member States can further converge towards a national or regional average after 2019 instead of going to a uniform flat rate or keeping the value of entitlements at their 2019 level. They should notify annually their decision for the following year.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 61 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 29
(29) Article 30 of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 provides for the annual progressive modifications in the value of the payment entitlements allocated from the reserve to reflect the annual steps of the national ceiling set in Annex II to that Regulation, reflecting a “multiannual” management of the reserve. Those rules should be adapted so to reflect that it is possible to amend both the value of all allocated entitlements and of the reserve to adjust to a change in the amount in that Annex II between two years. Moreover, in some Member States not having reached a flat rate by 2019, internal convergence is implemented on an annual basis. For calendar years 2020 and 2021 and, where applicable, calendar year 2022, only the value of the payment entitlement of the current year needs to be determined in the year of allocation. The unit value of entitlements to be allocated from the reserve in a given year should be calculated after possible adjustment of the reserve in accordance with Article 22(5) of that Regulation. In any subsequent year, the value of the payment entitlements allocated from the reserve should be adapted in accordance with that Article 22(5).
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 63 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 30
(30) Article 36 of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 provides the application of the single area payment scheme (SAPS) until 31 December 2020. The CAP Strategic Plan Regulation (EU) …/… [CAP Strategic Plan Regulation] allows Member States to implement a basic income support with the same modalities, i.e. without the allocation of payment entitlements based on historic references. Therefore, it is appropriate to allow the prolongation of SAPS in 2021 and, where applicable, in 2022.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 71 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 a (new)
In the event that the proposal for a Council Regulation laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027 and the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing rules on support for strategic plans to be drawn up by Member States under the Common agricultural policy (CAP Strategic Plans) and financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013of the European Parliament and of the Council have not been adopted and published in the Official Journal of the European Union by 30 September 2020, the transitional period for the purpose of this Regulation shall be extended to 31 December 2022.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 72 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
Member States that decide to make use of the possibility provided in the first subparagraph shall notify the Commission of their decision within 10 days after the entry into force of this Regulation. Where Member States have submitted a set of regional programmes in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013, that notification shall also contain information on which of the regional programmes are to be extended and on the corresponding budgetary allocation within the annual breakdown for the year 2021transitional period as set out in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 77 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 3
Where the Commission considers that an extension of the period under the first subparagraph is not justified, it shall inform the Member State thereof within 68 weeks after receipt of the notification referred to in the second subparagraph.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 79 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 4
The notification referred to in the second subparagraph shall be without prejudice to the need to submit a request to amend a rural development programme for the year 2021 and, where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a (new) of this Regulation applies, for the year 2022, as referred to in Article 11(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013. Such an amendment shall aim at maintaining at least the same overall level of the EAFRD expenditure for the measures referred to in Article 59(6) of that Regulation.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 81 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
For Member States that do not decide to make use of the possibility provided in paragraph 1 of this Article, Article [8] of Regulation (EU) …/…[Regulation laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027] shall apply to the allocation not used for the year 2021 and, where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a (new) of this Regulation applies, for the year 2022, as set out in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 83 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2
Where a Member State decides to make use of the possibility provided in paragraph 1 only with regard to certain regional programmes, the allocation referred to in the first subparagraph of this paragraph shall be the amount set out for that Member State for 2021 and, where Article 1 of this Regulation applies, for the year 2022, in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 minus the budgetary allocations notified in accordance with the first subparagraph of paragraph 2 for the regional programmes that are extended.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 84 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
Member States that decide to make use of the possibility provided in paragraph 1 of this Article may transfer the part of the EAFRD budget allocation for the years of the transitional period that was not used for extending their rural development programmes, to the financial allocations for the remaining years of the programming period, in accordance with the Council Regulation (EU)…/…[Regulation laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027]. In this case, the allocation referred to in the first subparagraph of this paragraph shall be the amount set out for that Member State for the years of the transitional period in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No1305/2013 minus the budgetary allocations notified in accordance with the first subparagraph of paragraph 2 for the programmes that are extended.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 85 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 2
2. For programmes for which Member States decide to extend the 2014–2020 period in accordance with Article 1(1) of this Regulation, the references to time periods or deadlines in Articles 50(1), 51(1), 57(2), 65(2) and (4), and the first paragraph of Article 76 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 shall be extended for one yearthe duration of the transitional period.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 87 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 3
3. For Member States that decide to extend the 2014–2020 period in accordance with Article 1(1) of this Regulation, the Partnership Agreement drawn up for the period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020 in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 shall continue to be used as a strategic document by Member States and the Commission with regard to the implementation of support granted by the EAFRD for the year 2021during the transitional period.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 89 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – title
Eligibility of certain types of expenditure in 2021duration of the transitional period.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 91 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
Without prejudice to Article 65(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013, to Article 2(2) of this Regulation and to Article 38 of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013, the expenditure referred to in Article 3(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1310/2013 and in Article 16 of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 807/2014 shall be eligible for an EAFRD contribution from the 2021transitional period allocation for programmes supported by the EAFRD for which Member States decide to extend the 2014– 2020 period in accordance with Article 1(1) of this Regulation, subject to the following conditions:
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 93 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) such expenditure is provided for in the respective rural development programme for 2021the years of transitional period;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 95 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Title I – chapter II – title
II Application of Articles 25 to 28 of Regulation (EU) [NEW CPR] for the transitional regulation programming year 2021s
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 98 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 a (new)
Member States shall ensure that local, regional authorities, economic and social partners, especially Local Action Groups in the context of LEADER programmes, are involved in the decision-making process regarding selection of programmes for which the 2014-2020 period should be extended.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 100 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. Expenditure relating to legal commitments to beneficiaries incurred under the measures referred to in Articles 23, 39 and 43 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/200519 which are receiving support under Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 shall continue to be eligible for an EAFRD contribution in the period 2022-2027 or, where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a (new) of this Regulation applies, 2023-2027, covered by the CAP Strategic Plan, subject to the following conditions: __________________ 19Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 of 20 September 2005 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) (OJ L 277, 21.10.2005, p. 1).
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 102 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) such expenditure is provided for in the respective CAP Strategic Plan for 2022- 2027 or, where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a (new) of this Regulation applies, 2023-2027, in accordance with Regulation (EU) [CAP Plan Regulation] and complies with Regulation (EU) [HzR];
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 105 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. Expenditure relating to legal commitments to beneficiaries incurred under the multiannual measures referred to in Articles 28, 29, 33 and 34 of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 and expenditure relating to legal commitments for a time period going beyond 1 January 2024, or beyond 1 January 2025 in Member States that have decided to extend the 2014-2020 period in accordance with Article 1(1) of this Regulation, under Articles 14 to 18, points (a) and (b) of Article 19(1), Article 20, Articles 22 to 27, 35, 38, 39 and 39a of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 and under Article 35 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 shall be eligible for an EAFRD contribution in the period 2022-2027 or, where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a (new) of this Regulation applies, 2023-2027,covered by the CAP Strategic Plan, subject to the following conditions :
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 107 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) such expenditure is provided for in the respective CAP Strategic Plan for 2022-2027 or, where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a (new) of this Regulation applies, 2023-2027, in accordance with Regulation (EU) [CAP Strategic Plan Regulation] and complies with Regulation (EU) [HzR];
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 109 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1
1. The work programmes to support the olive oil and table olives sector referred to in Article 29 of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013, drawn up for the period running from 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2021, shall be extended and shall end on 31 December 2021at the end of transitional period. The relevant producer organisations recognised under Article 152 of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013, the relevant associations of producer organisations recognised under Article 156 of that Regulation and the relevant interbranch organisations recognised under Article 157 of that Regulation shall modify their work programmes to take account of this extension. The modified work programmes shall be notified to the Commission by 31 December 2020, or, where Article 1 of this Regulation applies, by 31 December 2021.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 111 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – introductory part
Recognised producer organisation in the fruit and vegetables sector having an operational programme as referred to in Article 33 of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 that has been approved by a Member State for a duration beyond 31 December 2021 shall, by 15 September 2021,the end of the transitional period may submit a request to that Member State to the effect that its operational programme:
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 114 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2
Where a recognised producer organisation does not submit such request by 15 September 2021, its operational programme approved under Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 shall end on 31 December 2021 or, where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a (new) of this Regulation applies, for shall end on 31 December 2022.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 115 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 3
3. The support programmes in the wine sector referred to in Article 40 of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 shall end on 15 October 2023. Articles 39 to 54 of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 shall continue to apply after 31 December 2021the end of the transitional period as regards expenditure incurred and payments made for operations implemented pursuant to that Regulation before 16 October 2023 within the aid scheme referred to in Articles 39 to 52 of that Regulation.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 117 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) In light of the fact that the Union should continue to support rural development in 2021during the transitional period, Member States, that demonstrate the risk to run out of funds and not to be ableneed of funds to undertake new legal commitments for all or certain measures and the resulting expenditure in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013, should have the possibility to extend their rural development programmes or certain of their regional rural development programmes supported by the EAFRD to 31 December 2021the end of the transitional period and to finance those extended programmes from the corresponding budget allocation for the year 2021. Tperiod concerned. Those Member States who have the need to transfer the part of the EAFRD budget allocation for the transitional period in order to undertake new legal commitments for certain measures only, should have the possibility to transfer the part of the EAFRD budget allocation for the transitional period that was not used for extending their rural development programmes, to the financial allocations for the remaining years of the programming period, in accordance with Council Regulation (EU)…/… [Regulation laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027]. In accordance with the need to transfer all of the EAFRD budget allocation for the transitional period, the extended programmes should aim at maintaining at least the same overall level of environment and climate ambition.
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 117 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 4
4. The national programmes in the apiculture sector referred to in Article 55 of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 shall end on 31 July 2022. Articles 55, 56 and 57 of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 shall continue to apply after 31 December 2021the end of the transitional period as regards expenditure incurred and payments made for operations implemented pursuant to that Regulation before 1 August 2022 or, where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a of this Regulation applies, 1 August 2023, within the aid scheme referred to in Article 55 of that Regulation.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 120 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 6
6. With regard to the aid schemes referred to in paragraphs 3 and 4 of this Article, Articles 7(3), 9, 21, 43, 51, 52, 54, 59, 67, 68, 70 to 75, 77, 91 to 97, 99, 100, 102(2), 110 and 111 of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 and the relevant provisions of delegated and implementing acts related to those Articles shall continue to apply after 31 December 2021the end of this transitional period in relation to expenditure incurred and payments made for operations implemented pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 after that date and until the end of the aid schemes referred to in paragraphs 3 and 4 of this Article.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 122 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 a (new)
Article 7a Financial provisions The financial allocations as set out in the Annex I and II shall be determined in order to eliminate as soon as possible large disparities in direct payments between the Member States which prevent farmers' sustainable initiatives for the climate, the environment and distort fair competition in the EU;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 124 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Article 28 – paragraph 5 – subparagraph 1a
For new commitments to be undertaken from 2021 Member States shall determine a shorter period of one to three in their rural development programmes. If Member States provide for an annual extension of commitments after the termination of the initial period in accordance with the first subparagraph, from 2021the start of transitional period the extension shall not go beyond one year. As from 2021the start of the transitional period, for new commitments directly following a commitment performed in the initial period, Member States shall determine a period of one year in their rural development programmes.;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 127 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) Since certain Member States may still have funds provided by the Union in previous years, Member States should also have the possibility not to extend their rural development programmes or not to extend certain of their regional rural development programmes, or to complete the remaining funds with part of the allocations for the years of the transitional period, as needed. Those Member States should have the possibility to transfer the EAFRD budget allocation for 2021the years of the transitional period or the part of the EAFRD budget allocation corresponding to the regionalthat was not used for extending their rural development programmes that have not been extended, to the financial allocations for the years 2022 to 2025remaining years of the programming period, in accordance with the Council Regulation (EU) …/…[Regulation laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027]14 . __________________ 14 Regulation MFF OJ L , , p. .
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 127 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Article 29 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 a
For new commitments to be undertaken from 2021, Member States shall determine a shorter period of one to three years in their rural development programmes. If Member States provide for an annual extension for the maintenance of organic farming after the termination of the initial period in accordance with the first subparagraph, from 2021the start of that transitional period the extension shall not go beyond one year. As from 2021the start of that transitional period, for new commitments concerning maintenance that directly follow the commitment performed in the initial period, Member States shall determine a period of one year in their rural development programmes.;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 131 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) In order to allow the Commission to provide the necessary financial planning and the corresponding adjustments of the annual breakdowns of the Union support set out in the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013, Member States should inform the Commission soon after the entry into force of this Regulation whether they decide to extend their rural development programmes, and, in case of regional rural development programmes, which of those programmes they decide to extend, and if they intend to fund them partly with remaining funds for the previous budget allocation, and consequently which corresponding amount of the budget allocation for 2021the years of the transitional period is not to be transferred to the following years.
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 131 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Article 33 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 a
For new commitments to be undertaken as from 2021 Member States shall determine a shorter period of one to three years in their rural development programmes. If Member States provide for an annual renewal of commitments after the termination of the initial period in accordance with the first subparagraph, as from 2021 the renewal shall not go beyond one yearthe start of that transitional period the renewal shall not go beyond the length of the transitional period.;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 134 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point 6 – point a
Without prejudice to paragraphs 5, 6 and 7, the total amount of Union support for rural development under this Regulation for the period from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021 and, where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a (new) of this Regulation applies, from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022, shall be maximum EUR 11 258 707 816XXX, in current prices, in accordance with the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027.;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 137 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013
Article 25 – paragraph 2 a
For 2021each year of the transitional period, the amount of the reserve shall be EUR 400 million (at 2011 prices) and shall be included under Heading 3 of the Multiannual Financial Framework as set out in the Annex to Council Regulation (EU) [xxxx/xxxx]*[MFF].
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 138 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013
Article 35 – paragraph 5
5. For programmes for which Member States decide to extend the 2014–2020 period in accordance with Article 1(1) of Regulation (EU) [XXXX/XXXX] [This Regulation], no pre-financing shall be granted for the 2021 allocations during the transitional period.;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 139 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 11 – paragraph 6 – subparagraph 3 a
For theevery year 2021of the transitional period, Member States shall notify the Commission of the decisions taken in accordance with this Article and of any estimated product of reductions by 1 August 2020of the preceding year.;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 140 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 15 a – title
Notifications for calendar year 2021s during the transitional period
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 141 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 15 a – paragraph 1
For every calendar year 2021of the transitional period Member States shall notify the percentages of the annual national ceiling referred to in Articles 22(2), 42(1), 49(1), 51(1) and 53(6) by 1 August 2020of the preceding year.;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 142 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 4
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 22 – paragraph 5 – subparagraph 1 a
For every calendar year 2021of the transitional regulation period, if the ceiling for a Member State set by the Commission pursuant to paragraph 1 is different from that of the previous year as a result of a change in the amount set out in Annex II or as a result of any decision taken by that Member State in accordance with paragraph 3 of this Article, Article 14(1) or (2), Article 42(1), Article 49(1), Article 51(1), or Article 53, that Member State shall linearly reduce or increase the value of all payment entitlements and/or reduce or increase the national reserve or regional reserves in order to ensure compliance with paragraph 4 of this Article.;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 143 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 5
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 23 – paragraph 6 – subparagraph 3 a
For every calendar year 2021of the transitional period, Member States applying the first subparagraph of paragraph 1 shall notify the Commission by 1 August 2020of the preceding year of the decisions referred to in paragraph 2 and 3.;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 144 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 6
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 25 – paragraph 11 – subparagraph 1 – introductory part
After having applied the adjustment referred to in Article 22(5), Member States that have made use of the derogation provided for in paragraph 4 of this Article may decide that payment entitlements held by farmers on 31 December 2019 having a value lower than the national or regional unit value for the year 2020and, and, where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a (new) of this Regulation applies, 31 December 2020, having a value lower than the national or regional unit value for the year 2020, or and, where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a of this Regulation applies, for the year 2021, as calculated in accordance with the second subparagraph of this paragraph have their unit value increased towards the national or regional unit value in the year 2020corresponding year. The increase shall be calculated under the following conditions:
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 145 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 6
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 25 – paragraph 11 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) to finance the increase, all or part of the owned or leased-in payment entitlements held by farmers on 31 December 2019 and where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a applies, 31 December 2020 having a value higher than the national or regional unit value in the year 2020subsequent year of the transitional period as calculated in accordance with the second subparagraph shall be reduced. That reduction shall apply to the difference between the value of those entitlements and the national or regional unit value in the year 2020. The application of that reduction shall be based on objective and non-discriminatory criteria, which may include the fixing of a maximum decrease.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 146 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 6
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Article 25 – paragraph 11 – subparagraph 2
The national or regional unit value for the year 2020s of the transitional period, referred to in the first subparagraph shall be calculated by dividing the national or regional ceiling for the basic payment scheme set in accordance with Article 22(1) or 23(2) for the year 2020in question, excluding the amount of the national or regional reserve(s), by the number of the owned or leased-in payment entitlements held by farmers on 31 December 2019of the preceding year.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 147 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 6
By way of derogation from the first subparagraph, Member States that have made use of the derogation provided for in paragraph 4 may decide to keep the value of payment entitlements calculated in accordance with that paragraph subject to the adjustment referred to in Article 22(5).deleted
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 149 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 7
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 25 – paragraph 12
12. For calendar year 2021s during the transitional period, Member States may decide to apply further internal convergence by applying paragraph 11 to the respective year.;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 151 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 8 a (new)
(8a) after Article 29, the following Article is inserted: Article 29a Where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a of this Regulation applies, for the year 2022, any decisions referred to in Article 25(12) of this Regulation by 1 August 2021.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 152 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 9
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 30 – paragraph 8 – subparagraph 3 a
For allocations from the reserve in 2021, and, where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a of this Regulation applies, for allocations from the reserve in 2022, the amount of the reserve to be excluded in accordance with the second subparagraph shall be adjusted in accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 22(5). For allocations from the reserve in 2021, and, where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a of this Regulation applies, for allocations from the reserve in 2022, the third subparagraph of this paragraph shall not apply.;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 157 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) In order to limit a significant carry- over of commitments from the current programming period for rural development to the CAP Strategic Plans, the duratextension of newexisting multiannual commitments in relation to agri-environment-climate, organic farming and forest-environment should be limited to a period of maximum 3 years. The extension of existing commitments should be limited to onin such a way that the commitments do not exceed five years.
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 158 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – indent 1
– Bulgaria: EUR 649,45XXX,
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 159 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – indent 2
– Greece: EUR 234,18XXX,
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 160 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – indent 3
– Spain: EUR 362,15XXX,
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 161 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – indent 4
– Portugal: EUR 228,00XXX.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 163 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13 – subparagraph 2
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 – indent 1
– Bulgaria: EUR 624,11XXX,
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 164 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 – indent 2
– Greece: EUR 225,04XXX,
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 166 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 – indent 13
– Spain: EUR 348,03XXX,
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 168 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 – indent 4
– Portugal: EUR 219,09XXX.;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 170 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
Where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a (new) of this Regulation applies, the amount of the crop-specific payment per hectare of eligible areas shall be calculated for 2022 by multiplying the yields established in paragraph 2 with the following reference amounts: - Bulgaria: EUR XXX; - Greece: EUR XXX; - Spain: EUR XXX; - Portugal: EUR XXX.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 171 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 29 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) EUR 11 098 000XXX for Greece;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 172 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 29 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) EUR 576 000XXX for France;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 173 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 1
(c) EUR 35 991 000XXX for Italy.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 175 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 29 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point a
(a) EUR 10 666 000XXX for Greece;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 176 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 29 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point b
(b) EUR 554 000XXX for France;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 178 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 29 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point c
(c) EUR 34 590 000XXX for Italy.;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 180 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 29 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
Where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a (new) of this Regulation applies, the Union financing for the work programmes referred to in paragraph 1 shall be for 2022: (a) EUR XXX for Greece; (b) EUR XXX for France; and (c) EUR XXX for Italy.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 181 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
The Union financing for the aid to producer organisations provided for in paragraph 1 shall be for 2020 EUR 2 277 000XXX for Germany.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 182 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2
The Union financing for the aid to producer organisations provided for in paragraph 1 shall be for 2021 EUR 2 188 000XXX for Germany.;
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 184 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 2 a (new)
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
(2a) in Article 58, after paragraph 2, the following paragraph is inserted: 2a. Where Article 1 paragraph 1 subparagraph 1a of this Regulation applies, the Union financing for the aid to producer organisations provided for in paragraph 1 shall be for 2022 EUR XXX for Germany.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 185 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27 a (new)
(27a) In order to ensure a fair competition among Member States and to establish the principles of equality on a Union-wide basis, as was agreed in the Presidency conclusions of the European Council of 24-25 October 2002, it is necessary that the convergence process is fully completed within the period covered by this Regulation. The financial allocations, as set out in Annex IV, should be determined in such a way as to reach the target of 100 % of the Union average by the end of the transitional period.
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 187 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28
(28) The internal convergence mechanism is the core process for a more equitable distribution of direct income support among farmers. Significant individual differences based on old historic references become more and more difficult to justify. In Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013, the basic model of internal convergence consists in the application by Member States of a uniform flat rate for all payment entitlements, at national or regional level, from 2015. However, for the sake of ensuring a smoother transition to a uniform value, a derogation was set out allowing Member States to differentiate the values of payment entitlements by applying partial convergence, also called the ‘tunnel model’, between 2015 and 2019. Some Member States made use of this derogation. To continue the process towards a more equitable distribution of direct payments, Member States can further converge towards a national or regional average after 2019 instead of going to a uniform flat rate or keeping the value of entitlements at their 2019 level. They should notify annually their decision for the following year.
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 187 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EU) No 228/2013
Article 30 – paragraph 2 – indent 1
– in the French overseas departments: EUR 267 580 000XXX,
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 190 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EU) No 228/2013
Article 30 – paragraph 2 – indent 2
– Azores and Madeira: EUR 102 080 000XXX,
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 193 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EU) No 228/2013
Article 30 – paragraph 2 – indent 3
– Canary Islands: EUR 257 970 000XXX.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 196 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EU) No 228/2013
Article 30 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – indent 1
– in the French overseas departments: EUR 25 900 000XXX,
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 199 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EU) No 228/2013
Article 30 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – indent 2
– Azores and Madeira: EUR 20 400 000XXX,
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 202 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EU) No 228/2013
Article 30 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – indent 3
– Canary Islands: EUR 69 900 000XXX.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 205 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EU) No 229/2013
Article 18 – paragraph 2
2. The Union shall finance the measures provided for in Chapters III and IV up to an amount of EUR 23 000 000XXX.
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 208 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EU) No 229/2013
Article 18 – paragraph 3
3. The amount allocated to finance the specific supply arrangements referred to in Chapter III shall not exceed EUR 6 830 000XXX.' .
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 211 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Annex 1 – title 1a
Part two: Breakdown of union support for rural development (2021early during the transitional regulation period)
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 213 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Annex I – part two – table
2021 Belgium 67 178 046 Bulgaria 281 711 396 Czechia 258 773 203 Denmark 75 812 623 Germany 989 924 996 Estonia 87 875 887 Ireland 264 670 951 Greece 509 591 606 Spain 1 001 202 880 France 1 209 259 199 Croatia 281 341 503 Italy 1 270 310 371 Cyprus 15 987 284 Latvia 117 307 269 Lithuania 195 182 517 Luxembourg 12 290 956 Hungary 416 202 472 Malta 12 207 322 Netherlands 73 151 195 Austria 480 467 031 Poland 1 317 890 530 Portugal 493 214 858 Romania 965 503 339 Slovenia 102 248 788 Slovakia 227 682 721 Finland 292 021 227 Sweden 211 550 876 Total EU 11 230 561 046 Technical Assistance 28 146 770 Total 11 258 707 816Transitional period (yearly) Belgium X Bulgaria X Czechia X Denmark X Germany X Estonia X Ireland X Greece X Spain X France X Croatia X Italy X Cyprus X Latvia X Lithuania X Luxembourg X Hungary X Malta X Netherlands X Austria X Poland X Portugal X Romania X Slovenia X Slovakia X Finland X Sweden X Total EU X Technical Assistance X Total X
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 214 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
Member States that decide to make use of the possibility provided in the first subparagraph shall notify the Commission of their decision within 130 days after the entry into force of this Regulation. Where Member States have submitted a set of regional programmes in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013, that notification shall also contain information on which of the regional programmes are to be extended and on the corresponding budgetary allocation within the annual breakdown for the year 2021transitional period as set out in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013.
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 215 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Annex II – table – column 7 a
2021 Transitional period (yearly) 485 604 X 773 772 X 838 844 X 846 125 X 4 823 108 X 167 722 X 1 163 938 X 1 856 029 X 4 710 172 X 7 147 787 X 344 340 X 3 560 186 X 46 750 X 299 634 X 510 820 X 32 131 X 1 219 770 X 4 507 X 703 870 X 664 820 X 2 972 978 X 584 650 X 1 856 173 X 129 053 X 383 806 X 506 000 X 672 761 X
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 217 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Annex III – table – column 7 a
2021 Transitional period (yearly) 485,6 X 776,3 X 838,8 X 846,1 X 4 823,1 X 167,7 X 1 163,9 X 2 036,6 X 4 768,7 X 7 147,8 X 344,3 X 3 560,2 X 46,8 X 299,6 X 510,8 X 32,1 X 1 219,8 X 4,5 X 703,9 X 664,8 X 2 973,0 X 584,8 X 1 856,2 X 129,1 X 383,8 X 506,0 X 672,8 X
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 219 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III
Regulation (EU) No XXXX/2013
Annex VI – table – column 6
2021 onwards 2021 onwards 25 721 X 4 954 X 37 381 X 23 030 X 202 147 X 269 628 X 10 410 X 323 883 X 4 465 X 43 X — X 27 970 X — X 13 155 X 62 670 X 45 844 X 4 849 X 4 887 X — X
2020/03/04
Committee: REGI
Amendment 228 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 3
Where the Commission considers that an extension of the period under the first subparagraph is not justified, it shall inform the Member State thereof within 6eight weeks after receipt of the notification referred to in the second subparagraph.
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 247 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
Member States that decide to make use of the possibility provided for in paragraph 1 of this Article may transfer the part of the EAFRD budget allocation for the years of the transitional period that was not used for extending their rural development programmes, to the financial allocations for the remaining years of the programming period, in accordance with Council Regulation (EU)…/…[Regulation laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027]. In that case, the allocation referred to in the first subparagraph of this paragraph shall be the amount set out for that Member State for the years of the transitional period in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013 minus the budgetary allocations notified in accordance with the first subparagraph of this paragraph for the programmes that are extended.
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 314 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Title I – Chapter IV a – Article 7 a (new)
Chapter IVa Financial Provisions Article 7a The financial allocations, as set out in Annexes I and II, shall be determined so as to reach the target of 100 % of the Union average by the end of the transitional period.
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 317 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Article 28 – paragraph 5 – subparagraph 1 a
For new commitments to be undertaken from 2021 Member States shall determine a shorter period of one to three in their rural development programmes. If Member States provide for an annual extension of commitments after the termination of the initial period in accordance with the first subparagraph, from 2021 the extension shall not go beyond one year. As from 2021, for new commitments directly following a commitment performed in the initial period, Member States shall determine a period of one year in their rural development programmes. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02013R1305-20190301)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 328 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Article 29 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 a
For new commitments to be undertaken from 2021, Member States shall determine a shorter period of one to three years in their rural development programmes. If Member States provide for an annual extension for the maintenance of organic farming after the termination of the initial period in accordance with the first subparagraph, from 2021 the extension shall not go beyond one year. As from 2021, for new commitments concerning maintenance that directly follow the commitment performed in the initial period, Member States shall determine a period of one year in their rural development programmes. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02013R1305-20190301)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 341 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Article 33 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 a
For new commitments to be undertaken as from 2021 Member States shall determine a shorter period of one to three years in their rural development programmes. If Member States provide for an annual renewal of commitments after the termination of the initial period in accordance with the first subparagraph, as from 2021 the renewal shall not go beyond one year. the length of the transitional period. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02013R1305-20190301)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 355 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point 6 – point a
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 a
Without prejudice to paragraphs 5, 6 and 7, the total amount of Union support for rural development under this Regulation for the period from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021 shall be maximum EUR 11 258 707 816X*, in current prices, in accordance with the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02013R1305-20190301)__________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 388 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 6
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 25 – paragraph 11 – subparagraph 3
By way of derogation from the first subparagraph, Member States that have made use of the derogation provided for in paragraph 4 may decide to keep the value of payment entitlements calculated in accordance with that paragraph subject to the adjustment referred to in Article 22(5). (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1307-deleted Or. en 20190301&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 422 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – indent 1
– Bulgaria: EUR 649,45, (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1307-X*, ________________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en 20190301&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 423 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – indent 2
– Greece: EUR 234,18, X*, ________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1307- 20190301&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 424 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – indent 3
– Spain: EUR 362,15, X*, ______________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1307- 20190301&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 425 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – indent 4
– Portugal: EUR 228,00. (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1307-X*. ___________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en 20190301&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 426 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 – indent 1
– Bulgaria: EUR 624,11, (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1307-X*, ___________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en 20190301&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 427 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 – indent 2
– Greece: EUR 225,04, (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1307- X*, _____________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en 20190301&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 428 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 – indent 3
– Spain: EUR 348,03, X*, _______________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1307- 20190301&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 429 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 13
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 – indent 4
– Portugal: EUR 219,09. X*. _________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1307- 20190301&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 432 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 29 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) EUR 11 098 000X* for Greece; (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1308-______________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en 20190101&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 433 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 29 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) EUR 576 000X* for France; _____________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1308- 20190101&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 434 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 29 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) EUR 35 991 000X* for Italy. ___________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1308- 20190101&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 435 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 29 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point a
(a) EUR 10 666 000X* for Greece; (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1308-_____________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en 20190101&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 436 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 29 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point b
(b) EUR 554 000X* for France; (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1308-________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en 20190101&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 437 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 1
(c) EUR 34 590 000 for Italy. X* for Italy. ____________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1308- 20190101&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 438 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Article 58 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
The Union financing for the aid to producer organisations provided for in paragraph 1 shall be for 2020 EUR 2 277 000X* for Germany. __________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1308- 20190101&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 439 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point 2
The Union financing for the aid to producer organisations provided for in paragraph 1 shall be for 2021 EUR 2 188 000X* for Germany. (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1308-_________________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en 20190101&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 459 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EU) No 228/2013
Article 30 – paragraph 2 – indent 1
– in the French overseas departments: EUR 267 580 000, X*, ________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal- content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32013R0228&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 465 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EU) No 228/2013
Article 30 – paragraph 2 – indent 2
– Azores and Madeira: EUR 102 080 000, X*, ___________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal- content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32013R0228&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 471 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EU) No 228/2013
Article 30 – paragraph 2 – indent 3
– Canary Islands: EUR 257 970 000. (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:02013R1305-20190301)X*. __________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 477 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EU) No 228/2013
Article 30 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – indent 1
– in the French overseas departments: EUR 25 900 000, X*, ____________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal- content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32013R0228&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 483 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
– Azores and Madeira: EUR 20 400 000, X*, ___________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal- content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32013R0228&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 489 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EU) No 228/2013
Article 30 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – indent 3
Canary Islands: EUR 69 900 000. – X*. __________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal- content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32013R0228&from=EN)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 494 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EU) No 229/2013
Article 18 – paragraph 2
2. The Union shall finance the measures provided for in Chapters III and IV up to an amount of EUR 23 000 000. X*. ___________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal- content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32013R0229&from=en)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 499 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EU) No 229/2013
Article 18 – paragraph 3
3. The amount allocated to finance the specific supply arrangements referred to in Chapter III shall not exceed EUR 6 830 000. X*. ________ * The amount will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027. Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal- content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32013R0229&from=en)
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 500 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 1305/2013
Annex I – table – column 2
(Current prices in EUR) Transitional period (yearly)* 2021 Belgium X 67 178 046 Bulgaria 281 711 396 Czechia Bulgaria X Czechia X Denmark 258 773 203 DenmarkX Germany X 75 812 623 GermanyEstonia X Ireland 989 924 996 Estonia X Greece 87 875 887 Ireland X Spain 264 670 951 GreeX France X 509 591 606 SpainCroatia X Italy 1 001 202 880 France X Cyprus X 1 209 259 199 Cro Latvia X 281 341 503 Italy 1 270 310 371 Cyprus Lithuania X Luxembourg X Hungary 15 987 284 LatviaX Malta 117 307 269 Lithuania 195 182 517 LuxembourgX Netherlands X Austria X Poland 12 290 956 Hungary X Portugal 416 202 472 MaltX Romania 12 207 322 NetherlandsX Slovenia 73 151 195 Austr X Slovakia 480 467 031 Po X Finland 1 317 890 530 Portugal X Sweden 493 214 858 Romania X Total EU 965 503 339 Slovenia 102 248 788 Slovakia 227 682 721 Finland 292 021 227 Sweden 211 550 876 Total EU 11 230 561 046 Technical Assistance 28 146 770 Total 11 258 707 816 X Technical Assistance X Total X __________ * The amounts will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027.
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 501 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Annex II – table – column 7 a
2021 Transitional period (yearly)* 485 604 X 773 772 X 838 844 X 846 125 X 4 823 108 X 167 722 X 1 163 938 X 1 856 029 X 4 710 172 X 7 147 787 X 344 340 X 3 560 186 X 46 750 X 299 634 X 510 820 X 32 131 X 1 219 770 X 4 507 X 703 870 X 664 820 X 2 972 978 X 584 650 X 1 856 173 X 129 053 X 383 806 X 506 000 X 672 761 X ____________ * The amounts will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027.
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 503 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013
Annex III – table – column 7 a
2021 Transitional period (yearly)* 485,6 X 776,3 X 838,8 X 846,1 X 4 823,1 X 167,7 X 1 163,9 X 2 036,6 X 4 768,7 X 7 147,8 X 344,3 X 3 560,2 X 46,8 X 299,6 X 510,8 X 32,1 X 1 219,8 X 4,5 X 703,9 X 664,8 X 2 973,0 X 584,8 X 1 856,2 X 129,1 X 383,8 X 506,0 X 672,8 X ______________ * The amounts will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027.
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 506 #

2019/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III
Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013
Annex VI – table – column 6
2021 onwards 2021 onwards 25 721 X* 4 954 X 37 381 X 23 030 X 202 147 X 269 628 X 10 410 X 323 883 X 4 465 X 43 X — — 27 970 X — — 13 155 X 62 670 X 45 844 X 4 849 X 4 887 X — — _______________________ * The amounts will be inserted based on the agreed multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027.
2020/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 42 #

2018/2119(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Welcomes the proposals for the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the strengthened links between cohesion policy and the European Semester process; however, deplores the decrease of resources proposed for cohesion policy; insists that funding for cohesion policy should be maintained on the level of the current MFF for delivering sustainable and inclusive growth;
2019/01/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 51 #

2018/2119(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Welcomes the stronger focus of the 2019 European Semester on investment needs to guidesupport programming decisions for the period from 2021 to 2027 and the envisaged new annex to the 2019 country reports, in which investment needs that are relevant for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) and the Cohesion Fund (CF) during the 2021- 2027 period will be identifiewill be identified; considers that more focus should be placed on fighting inequalities also through cohesion policy funding by implementing effective tools and targeting resources to this end;
2019/01/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 68 #

2018/2094(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Underlines the importance of a well reformed CAP, which must be fully supported and strengthened, to respond to the maximum number of the challenges that will face the Union in the future; stresses the importance of the future CAP in fostering innovation and research and development, including the agricultural aspects of the future Horizon Europe programme;
2018/10/11
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 79 #

2018/2094(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Underlines that structural and cohesion policies, such as the CAP, reduce the gap between the Union and its citizens by promoting integration at local level, especially in rural and disadvantaged areas; believes that the CAP is the only instrument that addresses both rural vitality and the provision of high-quality and varied food, including organic food.
2018/10/11
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 90 #

2018/2094(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Stresses that the European Union's procurement system, including the implementation of the short-circuit principle, and competition system must strengthen the CAP.
2018/10/11
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 18 a (new)
- having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions of 8 February 2017 entitled 'Missing transport links in border regions' (CDR 4294/2016),
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 8 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas border regions, especially those with lower density of population, generally perform less well economically than other regions within the Member States;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 10 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
B a. whereas mass departures from border regions, especially on the part of young people and skilled labour, illustrates the lack of economic opportunities in such regions and even more makes them less attractive in terms of employment and economic development;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 15 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas it is estimated6a that the removal of only 20 % of the existing obstacles in the border regions would bring about an increase in their GDP by 2 %, or around EUR 91 billion, which would translate into approximately one million new jobs; _________________ 6a COM(2017)0534
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 18 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E a (new)
E a. whereas in current MFF 95% of TEN-T-CEF funds go to the core corridors of the TEN-T, whilst small projects on the comprehensive network and interventions linking up with the TEN-T network, although essential to solving specific problems and to the development of cross-border connections and economies, are often not eligible for co-financing, or for national financing;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 20 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas severalmultiple challenges faced by the external border regions of the EU would also merit a stance being adopted by the Commission;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 23 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the Commission communication on ‘Boosting growth and cohesion in EU border regions’ which, as the result of two years of research and dialogue, provides a valuable insight into the challenges and obstacles faced by the internal EU border regions and urges it to be followed by the similar analysis as it regards external EU border regions;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 27 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Points out that access to public services is crucial for the 150 million- strong cross-border population, and ispopulation of internal cross-border areas, and is frequently hampered by numerous legal and administrative barriers; calls, therefore, on the Commission and the Member States to maximise their efforts to remove these barriers, especially when related to health services, transport, education, labour mobility, environment, as well as regulation and business development;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 32 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Underlines that the problems faced by the border regions are common to some extent, but also vary from region to region, and from Member State to Member State, and depend on the individual characteristics of a given region as well as the legal system of the Member States concerned, which makes an individual approach in tackling these obstacles a necessity; therefore encourages tailor- made approach, integrated and place- based approaches, such as the Community-Led Local Development (CLLD);
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 38 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Underlines that the differing legal frameworks of the Member States can lead to legal uncertainty in the border regions, which results in an increase in the time needed and the cost of the projects, and constitutes an additional obstacle for citizens and enterprises in the border regions, frequently hindering or even halting good ideas; stresses, therefore, that greater complementarity between the Member States, or at least at border region level, is desirable;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 41 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Takes note that attractiveness of cross-border areas for life and investment heavily depend on quality of life, availability of public and commercial services for citizens and for businesses, as well as quality of transportation – the conditions which could be met and maintained only in close co-operation of national, regional and local authorities as well as businesses on both sides of the border;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 49 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Underlines, however that in absence of adequate supply of jobs or other economic opportunities as well as in case of low level of salaries, the well- educated workforce tends to migrate to regions where such opportunities are in adequate supply thus making situation in remote border areas even more challenging – this is tendency very well seen within the Common Market;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 55 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Points to the challenges related to business activities carried out in the border regions, in particular when related to taxation, public procurement or social security systems; calls on the Member States to better align and harmonise the relevant legal provisions and achieve convergence in regulatory frameworks, in order to allow for more flexibility in the implementationwith the challenges posed by the cross-border areas, allowing sufficient flexibility of national legislation, as well as to improve the dissemination of information on cross-border issues, e.g. by creating one-stop-shops;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 58 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Points out that in cross-border regions, especially those with lower density of population, transport services are still insufficiently developed in the border regions, which hampers cross- border mobility and prospects for economic development; stresses, furthermore, that cross-border transport infrastructure is also particularly adversely affected by complex regulatory and administrative arrangements; underlines the existing potential for developing sustainable transportation, first of all based on public transport and in this regard awaits the forthcoming Commission study on missing railway links along internal EU borders; underlines that any such study or future recommendations should be based on information and experience from local and regional authorities;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 69 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7 a. Underlines that creating additional cross-border transportation infrastructure, while being costly and environmentally challenging, might not always be a single best solution and therefore underlines the potential for boosting cross-border transportation links provided by soft measures, such as better coordination of public transportation schedules, inclusive planning and tailor- made innovations of cross-border local and regional authorities having grated sufficient autonomy to pursue common goals;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 70 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7 b. Takes note of frequently insufficient availability of funding in cross-borders regions and therefore calls for reflection on improvement of rules regulating private-public partnerships and co-funding in the cross-border regions, allowing to attract more and diverse capital;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 71 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Considers that mutual trust, political will and a flexible approach among multi-level stakeholders, including civil society, are vital to overcoming the abovementioned persistent obstacles and boosting growth and development in border regions; calls, therefore, for better coordination, dialogue and a further exchange of best practices among authorities; urges the Commission and the Member States to enhance such cooperation; and also calls for the Member States to ensure adequate functional and financial autonomy of respective local and regional authorities;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 79 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Underlines the importance of education, and, in particular, the opportunities to step up efforts to promote multilingualism in border regions; emphasizes the potential of schools and local mass media in these endeavours;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 81 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9 a. Emphasize the importance of small-scale and cross-border projects in bringing people together and in that way opening new potentials for local development;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 83 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Welcomes the eGovernment Action Plan 2016-202013 as a tool to achieve an efficient and inclusive public administration, and recognises the particular value of this plan for simplification measures in the border regions; is, however, concerned by the patchy implementation of the plan in some Member States; is also concerned about the low level of online services available for foreign entrepreneurs to start doing business in another country and therefore calls for Member States to take measures in order to facilitate access, including linguistic tools, to their digital services for the potential users from the neighbouring areas; _________________ 13 Commission communication of 19 April 2016 entitled ‘EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 – Accelerating the digital transformation of government’ (COM(2016)0179).
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 87 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10 a. Stresses that all border regions have to play a decisive role in tackling climate change challenges, in coordinated actions with their surrounding regions;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 88 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 b (new)
10 b. Points out that the climate change has a serious effect on the border regions including but not limited to the need to search for a common cross-border tailor- made solutions to such natural disasters as forest fires and floods;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 89 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 c (new)
10 c. Underlines the potential of cross- border cooperation and especially sparser inhabited cross-border areas in such fields as renewable energy, circular economy and environment protection and calls to make better use of existing opportunities;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 90 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 d (new)
10 d. Emphasize the potential of the less inhabited border areas to develop sustainable and green economy thus making an added value to the local development in opening new green jobs;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 94 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Notes that some internal and external border regions face serious migration challenges, and encourages the measured use of Interreg programmes, as well as the exchange of good practices between local and regional authorities in the border areas, in the framework of the integration of refugees under international protection; underlines the need for national governments to support local and regional authorities in addressing these challenges;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 97 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11 a. Considers that the role of the EU macro-regional strategies in addressing challenges related to the border regions should be further enhanced;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 100 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. AwaitUrges the Commission’s position on to present its insights on coping with challenges faced by the internal maritime as well as external border regions; reiterates, in this context, that the features of and the challenges faced by all border regions are common to some extent, while requiring a differentiated approach;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 106 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Calls on the Member States to ensure genuine cooperation in the field of cross-border healthcare, in order to ensure that patients’ rights are respected, as provided for in the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive as well as the availability and quality of services increased;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 108 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13 a. Calls for a better access to finance for border regions to enable investments in the local energy transition, including energy efficiency, decentralised distribution of energy and circular economy;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 109 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 b (new)
13 b. Underlines the importance of learning from and further using the potential of success stories of some border regions;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 112 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Underlines the positive role of European Territorial Cooperation (ETC) programmes in the development and cohesion of border regions; calls on the Commission to preserve ETC as an important objective, with a more distinct role within cohesion policy post-2020, as well as a significantly increased budget; underlines at the same time the need to simplify the programmes and, ensure better coherence of ETC with the overall goals of the EU and of the programmes flexibility to better address local challenges as well as importance to reduce the administrative burdens for beneficiaries;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 120 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14 a (new)
14 a. Believes that border regions with particular challenges should receive tailor-made support (e.g. greater synergies between ERDF, ESF and EGF) for developing and implementing long-term strategies based on economic diversification andre-skilling and retraining policies for laid-off workers;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 126 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15 a. Believes that cohesion policy should be more geared towards investment in people as border regions’ economies can be boosted by an effective mix of investments in innovation, human capital, good governance and institutional capacity;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 128 #

2018/2054(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Regrets that the potential of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation is not being fully exploited, which could be due partly to regional and local authorities’ reservations, and partly to their unfounded fear of a transfer of competences and due to still existing lack of awareness and respective competences;
2018/05/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 147 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F a (new)
Fa. whereas significant differences still exist among CAP subsidies received by farmers in those Member States which have joined the EU prior to 2004 if compared with those, which have joined after 2004 whilst requirements for farmers are similar;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 161 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas it is essential to ensure a level playing field for farmers in all Member States, fair standard of living across regions and Member States, affordable prices for citizens and consumers, and access to quality food and healthy diets, while delivering on the commitments for environmental care, climate action, and animal and plant health and welfare;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 183 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H
H. whereas there is a need for an updated and fairer system of payments, as in many Member States the currentthe system of entitlements is based in many Member States on historic benchmarksreferences, which are now almostnearly 20 years old and which constituteserve as an obstacle to generational renewal and hindeaccess for young farmers’ access to farm land, as given the fact that new entrants do not possess entitlements and are thus at a disadvantaged;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 214 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital I
I. whereas the emergence of new challenges, such as increasing global trade, is necessitating fair and sustainable conditions for the global exchange of goods and services, within the framework of the WTO and in accordance with existing EUthe highest social, economic and environmental standards, which laid down by EU law, or with higher standards, where these exist, and whereas the observance of high standards should be promoted at global level;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 365 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the intention to simplify and modernise the CAP, but emphasisunderlines that the integrity of the sSingle mMarket and a truly common and adequately financed by the EU policy must be the overriding priorities of reform;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 415 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Considers that subsidiarity for Member States should only be granted within a common general set of rules and tools agreed at EU level as part of a uniform approach to all programming efforts and eligibility criteria, should cover both of the CAP’s pillars and ensure, in particular, a European approach in Pillar I without national co-financing and thus a level playing field;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 499 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Calls on the Commission to avoid renationalisation of CAP and grant more flexibility to Member States and regions within the framework of the agricultural de minimis rules ;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 535 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Considers it necessary to maintain the current two-pillared architecture, particularly Pillar I, which is dedicated to income support for farmers; considers it necessary, at the same time, to compensate for the provision of public goods on the basis of uniformgeneral criteria, while allowing Member States to take specific approaches to reflect local conditions;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 553 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Considers that the current CAP architecture can only deliver its objectives if sufficiently funded; calls, therefore, for the CAP budget to be maintained in the nextonly if it remains a common, modern and well- funded EU policy which supports sustainable development of agriculture and is crucial for providing safe, high quality and diverse food, jobs and growth in rural areas; which contributes to further levelling of developmental gaps in agriculture and rural areas and which reflects social and economic cohesion in its financial and programming dimension as well as proposed instruments and thus calls for maintaining the CAP budget in the post-2020 MFF at at least athe current levels in order to achieve the ambitions of a revised and efficient CAP beyondafter 2020;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 619 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Believes that more targeted support for family farms is necessary and that this can be achieved by introducing a compulsory higher support rate for small farms; considers, moreover, that and, at the same time and reflecting economies of scale considering different agricultural structures, support for larger farms should be digressive, reflecting economies of scale, with the possibility for capping to be decided by the Member States;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 673 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Calls forStresses that the existing system for calculating direct payments in Pillar I, which is often based on historic entitlements, to and not most recent data, should be replaced by an EU-wide uniform method of calculating payments, in order to based on support paid per hectare, in order to ensure a level playing field for farmers in all Member States and make the system simpler and more transparent;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 708 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 b (new)
12b. Is certain that both the Basic Payment Scheme(BPS) and the Single Area Payment Scheme (SAPS) should continue to apply and all Member States should be allowed to choose between them;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 740 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Stresses the need for a fair and equal 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 761 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Calls to complete the process of full convergence of direct payments between Member States as of 2021;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 764 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 b (new)
13b. Underlines that all EU farmers have to meet the same standards and requirements and are facing the same challenges;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 780 #

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, and used as a tool to address needs of sensitive sectors and in a wider scope to address specific objectives related to environment, climate or quality and marketing of agricultural products, 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 795 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14 a (new)
14a. In case of direct payments related to voluntary coupled support (VCS), more support should be given to small and medium-sized farms, and socio-economic considerations, that could be used in addition to statistical production figures, need to be taken into account;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 822 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Recalls that generational renewal is a challenge faced by farmers in many Member States and that consequently each nNational sStrategy must therefore address this issue through a comprehensive approach, including top-ups in Pillar I1 and targeted measures in Pillar II, as well as by means of new financial instruments and national measures, in ordernd also via national measures and wider use of new financial instruments as a tool to grant access to capital in the circumstances of limited resources, to incentivise famers to pass on their farming operations;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 857 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15a. Recalls that the investment support(non-repayable) should primarily be used in areas of EU-level added value;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 878 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Underlines the importance of rural development, including the LEADER initiative, in, to improve the synergy of different policies and to enhance competitiveness, promotes effective and sustainable economies and enhances development of rural areas, to supporting multi-functional agriculture and in fostering additional entrepreneurial activities and opportunities, in order to generate income from agri-tourism, and to secure community-supported agricultureby financially strengthening Pillar II, thus increasing potential to generate income, to tackle depopulation, unemployment, poverty and theo provision of social services in rural areasmote social inclusion;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 940 #

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, 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, receiving equal awards for provision of comparable services of public interest, while ensuring that Member States have adequate control and taking into account local conditions;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1124 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Insists on the critical need for the future CAP to support farmers more efficiently, both through equalised financial instruments, and through ensuring effective and environmentally and economically sustainable regulation of the market and of agricultural activities, in order to cope with price and income volatility due to climate, health and market risks, by creating additional incentives for flexible risk management and stabilisation tools while ensuring broad access;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1165 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Insists on the necessity tof strengthening the position of the producers within the food supply chain, in particular by guaranteeing them a fair share of the added value, by fostering inter-sectoral cooperation, and strengthencombating unfair trade practices (UTPs) in the food supply chain as a minimum by introducing EU legislative document as well as promoting transparency in the markets and crisis preventiontackling crises;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1207 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Calls on the Commission to allow and indeed encourage – particularly in the dairy sector –Underlines the importance of new Omnibus regulation to encourage active crisis management instruments, such as voluntary sector agreements to manage supply in quantitative terms among producers, producers organisations and processors, and to examine the possibility of extending such instruments to other sectors;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1252 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25 a (new)
25a. Believes that the compliance of farming in partner states with good and sustainable farming practices, climate measures and other means to minimise environmental impact of farming, which are applied in the EU, shall become an obligatory threshold for allowing access of goods manufactured in the third states to enter the EU market;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1283 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Calls for initiatives to promote EU production, safety and environmental standards and quality production schemes, through both labelling and marketing activities on internal and third-country markets, also ensuring consumers’ interest to be sure that goods marketed under the same brand have the same composition irrespectively of the market and comprehensive awareness in case if altered recipes are used;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1322 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Regrets the fact that the whole process of the CAP post-2020 programming exercise – consultation, communication, impact assessment and legislative proposals – is repeatedly starting with a significant delay as the end of the eighth legislature approaches, risking the debate on future CAP to be overshadowed by election debates and jeopardising the possibility of a final agreement being reached before the European elections;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 11 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A a (new)
A a. whereas the varying content of products diminishes the consumers' trust in the product, thus undermining the reputation of the whole European food chain – from agricultural workers, producers and processors, up to retailers and advertisers, as well as the overall EU regulatory framework;
2018/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 19 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B
B. whereas analyses of product content and labelling have recently been carried out in approved laboratories in a number of EU countries, including Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia;
2018/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 29 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C
C. whereas the analyses show that certain products contain less meat, or less of other, often higher-quality, ingredients, in certain countries, in most cases those countries which joined the EU in 2004, 2007 and 2013; whereas the analyses found instances of the same products being sold at considerably higher prices in those countries than in the so- called ‘old Member States’;
2018/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 39 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C a (new)
C a. whereas the varying quality of products causes concern that some Member States are treated differently from others;
2018/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 46 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the allocation of EUR 2 million to develop a methodology for, and conduct, comparative testing of food products in different Member States; expects the testing to be completed at the earliest possible date, preferably in 2018; calls on the Member States' relevant authorities to actively take part in this testing and integrate this methodology into their working practices
2018/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 58 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Firmly believes that, in response to European citizens’ concerns about different products being sold under the same brand in different Member States, and considering the detrimental effect of this practice on the functioning of the Single Market, the practice of ‘one brand, one product, different content and proportional composition’ needs to be stopped immediately by means of an amendment to Directive 2005/29/EC of 11 May 2005 concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices; recalls that business operators are permitted to market and sell goods with different composition or characteristics, provided that they fully respect EU legislation, but stresses that such differences should be fully justified by the sourcing of local ingredients, by locally-adapted taste preferences or by efforts to improve public health through nutrient reformulation, and that such differences must be made clear to the consumer;
2018/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 73 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Considers that, until that practice is stopped, and in order to raise the profile of manufacturers’ initiatives on the use of local recipes, a system should be introduced for indicating, in a way that respects the consumer’s right of informed choice and consumer preferences, the local recipes used in the preparation of specific products of international brands; Stresses that, under this system, the geographical scope of marketing of the locally-adapted product should also be indicated; calls on the Commission to further develop the concept of a 'product of reference,' against which locally- or regionally- adapted recipes may be compared and the differences made explicit to the consumer;
2018/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 100 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Calls for the establishment of anan existing agency or othernew specialised unit to monitorat EU level to be vested with the task of monitoring the consistency of composition and proportional use of ingredients in identically branded and packaged food products.
2018/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 112 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Underlines the importance of civil society in bringing producers' unfair practices into public awareness and calls for more support for civic activity, institutional and individual whistle- blowers in the field of food safety and consumers' rights;
2018/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 115 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4 b. Calls on producers - first and foremost large multinationals, marketing their brands in different countries and markets both within and outside the EU - to take immediate measures to ensure transparency on the composition of their products, differences in composition and reasons behind such differences, and make this information easily available to all consumers.
2018/03/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3 #

2018/0322(COD)

Draft legislative resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Adopts its position at first reading, taking overRejects the Commission proposal;
2019/02/21
Committee: REGI
Amendment 30 #

2018/0251(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) The programme should be conducted with a joint financial effort of the Union and Lithuania. A maximum Union co-financing threshold should be established in line with the co-financing practice established under the predecessor programmes. Taking into account the practice of comparable Union programmes and the strengthened Lithuanian economyProtocol 4 of the 2003 Act of Accession stipulates that the Union contribution under the Ignalina Programme may, for certain measures, amount to up to 100% of the total expenditure. A Union co-financing threshold should be established in line with the co-financing practice established under the predecessor programmes. Taking into account the findings of the 2018 Commission report on the evaluation and implementation of the EU nuclear decommissioning assistance programmes in Bulgaria, Slovakia and Lithuania and the political commitment by Lithuania to contribute as a maximum 14% of the overall decommissioning cost, the Union co-financing rate, from the inception of the Ignalina decommissioning programme until the end of the implementation of the activities financed under this Regulation, the Union co- financing rate should be no higherless than 806 % of eligible costs. The remaining co- financing should be provided by Lithuania and sources other than the Union budget, notably from international financial institutions and other donors.
2018/10/15
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 46 #

2018/0251(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. The financial envelope for the implementation of the Programme for the period 2021 - 2027 shall be EUR 552780 000 000 in current prices.
2018/10/15
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 50 #

2018/0251(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1
The overall maximum Union co-financing rate applicable under the Programme shall be no higherless than 806%. The remaining financing shall be provided by Lithuania and additional sources other than the Union budget.
2018/10/15
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 270 #

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 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) for school fruit and vegetables: EUR 1350 608 466000 000 per school year; Or. en (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:02013R1308- 20180101&from=FR)
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 39 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5 a (new)
(5 a) Member States should refrain from adding rules that complicate the use of EAGF and EAFRD for the beneficiary.
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 46 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) In accordance with the architecture and the key characteristics of the new CAP delivery model the eligibility of payments made by Member States for Union financing should no longer depend on the legality and regularity of payments to individual beneficiaries. Instead, as regards types of interventions referred to in Regulation (EU)…/…[CAP Strategic Plan Regulation], Member States’ payments should be eligible if they are matched by corresponding output and in compliance with the applicable basic Union requirements. It is necessary to underline that the new CAP delivery model should not remove the need to check legality and regularity of expenditure.
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 51 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point h a (new)
(h a) indirect costs and direct personnel costs incurred by the local rural communities and other similar local actors implementing LEADER operations, referred to as community-led local development in Article 25 of Regulation (EU) [CPR];
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 60 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 a (new)
The adjustment rate shall only apply to direct payments in excess of EUR 2 000 to be granted to farmers in the corresponding calendar year.
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 62 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) in 2021: 12 % of the amount of support from the EAFRD for the entire duration of the CAP Strategic Plan;
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 63 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) in 2022: 12 % of the amount of support from the EAFRD for the entire duration of the CAP Strategic Plan;
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 64 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) in 2023: 12 % of the amount of support from the EAFRD for the entire duration of the CAP Strategic Plan.
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 69 #

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.
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 121 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 96 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall ensure annualtimely ex-post publication of the beneficiaries of the Funds every three months in. accordance with [Article 44(3)-(5) of Regulation (EU) …/…CPR Regulation] and paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of this Article.
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 231 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point h a (new)
(h a) indirect costs and direct personnel costs incurred by the local rural communities and other similar local actors implementing LEADER operations, referred to as community-led local development in Article 25 of Regulation (EU) [CPR];
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 361 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 a (new)
In the event that available appropriations referred to under the first subparagraph are not sufficient, financial discipline may be used to fill up the yearly crisis reserve as a last resort.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 382 #

2018/0217(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 a (new)
The adjustment rate determined in accordance with this Article shall only apply to direct payments in excess of EUR 2 000 to be granted to farmers in the corresponding calendar year.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 122 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 73 a (new)
(73a) The Court of Auditors, in its opinion No 7/2018 from 25.10.2018, sets out that moving towards a performance- based system requires the identification of needs based on solid evidence together with the requirement for Member States to compile reliable and comparable statistics. Clear, specific and quantified EU objectives for which achievement could be measured should be underpinned by a fully developed set of meaningful output, result and impact indicators.
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 123 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 75 a (new)
(75a) A performance-based delivery model including performance-based assessment should not remove the need to check legality and regularity of expenditure.
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 297 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 83 – paragraph 1
1. The total amount of Union support for types of interventions for rural development under this Regulation for the period from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2027 shall be EUR 78 81196 712 million in current2018 prices in accordance with the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 202738 . _________________ 38 Proposal for a Council Regulation laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021-2027 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, COM(2018)322 final.
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 410 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 Result indicators – R.2 a new
R.2a Knowledge and advice on the sustainable use of pesticides: Number of independent advisors advising on IPM, low input systems and techniques alternative to chemical inputs
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 411 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators
R.3 Digitising agriculturePrecision farming: Share of farmers benefitting from support to appropriate precision farming technology through CAP that leads to reduced input dependency and resource use
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 412 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 Result indicators – R.6 a new
R.6a Maintaining and increasing the number of farmers: Number of CAP beneficiaries
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 413 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators
R.10 Better supply chain organisation: Share of farmers participating in supported Producer Groups, Producer Organisations, local markets, short supply chain circuits and quality schemes, co-operation actions for sharing equipment e.g. for the diversification of crops needed for rotation including legumes
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 414 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 2 – Impact indicators
I.13 Reducing soil erosion: Percentage of land in moderate and severe soil erosion on agricultural land, increased resilience flooding
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 415 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 2 Impact indicators – I.13 a new
I.13a Building topsoils and increase the resilience of soils against extreme weather conditions, boosting humification: Percentage of humus in topsoils
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 416 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators
R. 18: lmproving soils and increase their resilience against extreme weather conditions: Share of agricultural land under management commitments beneficial for soil management, as outlined in the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Soil Sustainable Management Practices
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 417 #

2018/0216(COD)

R.18a Soil health: Abundance and diversity of soil biota
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 418 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators
R. 19: iImproving air quality: Share of agricultural land under commitments to reduce ammonia emission, in accordance with National Air Pollution Control Programmes, for example National Emissions Ceilings
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 419 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators
R. 20: Protecting water quality: Share of agricultural land under management commitments for water quality , in accordance with Nitrates Action Programmes and notified through the Programmes of Measures in the River Basin Management Plans
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 420 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators
R. 22: Sustainable water use: Share of irrigated land under commitments to improve water balance, in accordance with the Programmes of Measures in the River Basin Management Plans
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 421 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators – R.24 a new
R. 24a Closing nutrient cycles: sale/use of concentrated feed mix
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 422 #

2018/0216(COD)

R. 24b Ecological carrying capacity of the river basin: Percentage of fodder from permanent grassland, pasture and temporary grassland on arable land with leguminous mixes used for feed/fodder
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 423 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators – R.24 c new
R. 24c Protection of soils: Share of arable land where intercropping and mixed cropping using legumes is applied; share of arable land where crop rotations including a leguminous component are applied
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 424 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 2 – Impact indicators
I.20 Enhanced provision of ecosystem services: Share of UAA covered with landscape features and green infrastructure, including trees
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 425 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 2 – Impact indicators – I.20 a new
I.20a Agrobiodiversity Index, measuring varietal diversity within and among crop species
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 426 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 2 Impact indicators – I.20 b new
I.20b Pollinators Index, including bees and butterflies
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 427 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators
R.26: Protecting forest ecosystems: Share of forest land under management commitments for supporting landscape, biodiversity and ecosystem services, in accordance with the requirements of the EU biodiversity strategy
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 428 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators – R.26 a new
R. 26a Boosting on farm biodiversity: Share of land in agricultural areas devoted to non-productive features (GAEC 9) which is pesticide free
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 429 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators
R.27 Preserving habitats and species: Share of agricultural land under management commitments supporting biodiversity conservation or restoration, covering both wild and domestic species, in accordance with the requirements of the EU biodiversity strategy
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 430 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators – R.27 a new
R. 27a Supporting the sustainable use of crop biodiversity: Share of EU utilised agricultural area (UAA) where crop rotation is practiced
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 431 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators
R.28 Supporting Natura 2000: area in Natura 2000 sites under commitments for protection, maintenance and restoration, in accordance with the Prioritized Action Frameworks
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 432 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators
R.29 Preserving landscape features and green infrastructure, including trees: Share of agriculture land under commitments for managing landscape features and green infrastructure, including hedgerows and trees
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 436 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 2 – Impact indicators – I.26 a new
I.26a Sustainable use of veterinary products in livestock: Sales/use in food producing animals
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 437 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 2 – Impact indicators
I.27 Sustainable use of pesticides: Reduce risks and impactsuse and dependency ofn pesticides**
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 438 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators – R.36 a new
R. 36a Sustainable use of veterinary products: Reduced sales of antibiotics, share of livestock units covered by supported actions to limit the use of veterinary products
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 439 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 3 – Result indicators
R.37 Sustainable pesticide use: Share of agricultural land concerned by supported specific actions which lead to a sustainable use of pesticides in order to reduce risks and impactsreduce use and dependency ofn pesticides
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 440 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – column 3 – Requirements and standards
Establishment of buffer strips along water courses without use of agrochemicals
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 441 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – column 4 – Main objective of the standard
Protection of river courses and aquatic species or ecosystems against pollution, toxicity and run-off
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 442 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex III – column 3 – Requirements and standards
Use of Farm Sustainability Tool for Nutrientsmonitoring all agricultural inputs and tools to monitor soil life and humification
2018/12/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 451 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Citation 1
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 39 (1 (b)), Article 42 and Article 43(2) thereof,
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 477 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) Since the CAP needs to sharpen its responses to thegrowing challenges and opportunities as they manifest themselves at Union, international, national, regional, rural, local and farm levels, it is necessary to streamlinimprove the governance of the CAP and improve its delivery on the Union objectives and to significantly decrease the administrative burden. In the CAP based on delivery of performance (‘delivery model’), the Union should set the basiccommon policy parameters to respond to the identified challenges, such as objectives of the CAP and basic requireincluding rural developments, while Member States should bear greater responsibility as to how they meet the objectives and achieve common EU and national targets. Enhanced subsidiarity makes it possible to better take into account local conditions and needs, tailoring the support to maximise the contribution to Union objectives.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 483 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) The use of common definitions entirely set at Union level has caused certain difficulties for Member States to cater their own specificities at national, regional, and local level. Member States should therefore be given the flexibility to specify certain definitions in their CAP Strategic Plan. In order to ensure a common economic, ecological and social level playing field, a certain framework has, however, to be set at Union level constituting the necessary essential elements to be included in those definitions (‘framework definitions’).
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 488 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) In order to ensure that the Union can respect its international obligations on domestic support as set out in the WTO Agreement on Agriculture, and in particular that the basic income support for sustainability and related types of interventions continue to be notified as ‘Green Box’ support which has no, or at most minimal, trade-distorting effects or effects on production, the framework definition for ‘agricultural activity’ should provide for both the production of agricultural products or the maintenance of agro-ecological production systems and the social fabric in the agricultural area. In light of adjusting to local conditions, Member States should lay down the actual definitions of agricultural activity in line with EU obligations like the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), climate and biodiversity goals in their CAP Strategic Plans.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 539 #

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 and international commitments, 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’. A set of specific objectives should be further defined at Union level and applied by the Member States in their CAP Strategic Plans. WhileIn order to strikinge a balance across the dimensions of sustainable development, in line with the impact assessment, tMember States should be required to take action to achieve all specific objectives simultaneously. 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, energyboth wild and agro-biodiversity, water protection, public health, employment, renewable energy, animal welfare and environment.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 569 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13 a (new)
(13a) The cross-cutting principles set out in Article 3 of the Treaty on European Union (‘TEU') and in Article 10 TFEU, including the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality as set out in Article 5 TEU, should be observed when implementing CAP Strategic Plans. Member States and the Commission should also comply with the obligations of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and ensure accessibility in line with Article 9 thereof and in accordance with the Union law harmonising accessibility requirements for products and services. Member States and the Commission should seek to eliminate inequalities and promote equality between men and women and gender mainstreaming, as well as to combat discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, or sexual orientation. The Funds should not support actions that contribute to any form of segregation, discrimination, or exclusion. The objectives of the Funds should be pursued from the perspective of sustainable development and in line with the aim, promoted under the Aarhus Convention and by the Union, of preserving, protecting, and improving the quality of the environment and combating climate change, as set out in Article 11 and Article 191(1) TFEU, while applying the ‘polluter pays’ principle.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 570 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13 a (new)
(13a) Horizontal principles as set out in Article 3 of the Treaty on the European Union ('TEU') and in Article 10 of the TFEU, including principles of subsidiarity and proportionality as set out in Article 5 of the TEU should be respected in the implementation of CAP Strategic plans. Member States and the Commission should aim at eliminating inequalities and at promoting equality between men and women and integrating the gender perspective, as well as at combating discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. The Funds should not support actions that contribute to any form of segregation, discrimination or exclusion. The objectives of the Funds should be pursued in the framework of sustainable development and in line with the Aarhus Convention and the Union's promotion of the aim of preserving, protecting and improving the quality of the environment and combating climate change as set out in Article 11 and Article 191(1) of the TFEU, while applying the polluter pays principle.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 571 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13 b (new)
(13b) The objectives of CAP Strategic plans should be pursued in the framework of the objectives set out in the European Pillar of Social rights. In order to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, it is necessary to target support towards the overarching and legally binding 2030 Agenda of the United Nations and to contribute to the SDGs and their targets set by 2030. Member States should ensure consistency, coherence and synergies with the European Pillar of Social Rights and the SDGs, taking into account local challenges.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 591 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16 – introductory part
(16) Bolstering environmental care and, preservation of biodiversity and genetic diversity in the agricultural system as well as climate action and contributing to the achievement of Union environmental- and climate-related objectives is a very high priority in the future of Union agriculture and, forestry and rural development. The architecture of the CAP should therefore reflect greaterhigh ambition with respect to these objectives. By virtue of the delivery model, action taken to tackleavoid further environmental degradation and climate change caused by unsustainable farming systems should be result-driven and Article 11 TFEU should, for this purpose, be considered as an obligation of result. As many rural areas in the Union suffer from structural problems and disadvantages such as lack of access to markets and decreasing return of added value to rural regions, lack of attractive employment opportunities, education, training and extension services responding to the challenges mentioned above, underinvestment in connectivity, infrastructures and essential services, as well as youth drain, it is fundamental to strengthen the socio-economic fabric in those areas, in line with the Cork 2.0. Declaration, promoting social inclusion, generational renewal and the development of resilient villages and enterprises across the European countryside. As indicated in the Communication on ‘The Future of Food and Farming’, new rural value chains such as renewable energy, agro-ecological food systems, decentralized infrastructure for processing and marketing of farm products , the circular economy, and ecotourism can offer inclusive economical development and job potential for rural areas. In this context, financial instruments can play a crucial role for ensuring access to financing and for bolstering the growth capacity of farms and rural enterprises. There is a potential for employment opportunities in rural areas, including also legally staying third country nationals, promoting their social and economic integration especially in the framework of the LEADER and Community-led Local Development strategies.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 629 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19 a (new)
(19a) Member States should refrain from adding rules that would complicate the use of the EAGF and the EAFRD for beneficiaries.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 640 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 21 a (new)
(21a) In order to maintain a level playing field between and within Member States in terms of farm relevant legislation and norms or good practices for environmental, public health and sanitary and animal welfare issues, there should be no exceptions to conditionality and the rules should therefore apply to all applicable beneficiaries. In addition, the statutory management requirements are based on pre-existing and self-standing laws to be applied in full in their own right by all EU authorities and all citizens. However, in the risk analysis that is used to select a sample off arms to be subject to controls, Member States may choose to apply different weighting factors to reflect the likelihood of non- compliance, so that unnecessary farm controls can be avoided without putting the EU funds in danger of being misspent. For example: smaller farms receive a lower risk weighting due to their size, but higher animal densities receive a higher weighting for animal welfare and public health issues, or organic farming receives a lower risk weighting for environmental or climate issues
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 652 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22
(22) The framework of standards of GAECs aims to contribute to the mitigation and adaptation to climate change, the tackling of water challenges, the protection and quality of soil and the protection and quality of biodiversity. The framework needs to be enhanced to take into account in particular the practices set until 2020 under the greening of direct payments, the mitigation of climate change and the need to improve farms sustainability, and in particular the nutrients management and chemical input reduction. It is acknowledged that each GAEC contributes to multiple objectives. In order to implement the framework, Member States should define a national standard for each of the standards set at Union level taking into account the specific characteristics of the area concerned, including soil and climatic conditions, existing farming conditions, land use, crop rotation, farming practices and farm structures. Member States may also define in addition other national standards related to the main objectives laid down in Annex III in order to improve the environmental and climate delivery of the GAEC framework. As part of GAEC framework, in order to support both the agronomic and the environmental performance of farms, nutrieninput management plans will be established with the help of a dedicated electronic Farm Sustainability Tool made available by the Member States to individual farmers. The tool should provide on-farm decision support starting from minimum nutrient and chemicals management functionalities. A wide interoperability and modularity should also ensure the possibility to add other electronic on-farm and e-governance applications. In order to ensure a level playing field between farmers and across the Union, the Commission may provide support to the Member States in the design of the Tool as well as with the data storage and processing services required.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 672 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 24
(24) Member States should setprovide high-quality farm advisory services for the purpose of improving the sustainable management and overall performance of agricultural holdings and rural businesses, covering economic, environmental and social dimensions, and to identify the necessary improvements as regards all measures at farm level provided for in the CAP Strategic Plans. These farm advisory services should help farmers and other beneficiaries of CAP support to become more aware of the relationship between farm management and land management on the one hand, and certain standards, requirements and information, including environmental and climate ones, on the other hand. The list of the latter includes standards applying to or necessary for farmers and other CAP beneficiaries and set in the CAP Strategic Plan, as well as those stemming from the legislation on water, on the sustainable use of pesticides, as well as the initiatives to combat antimicrobial resistance and the management of risks. In order to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the advice, Member States should integrate advisors within the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS), in order to be able to deliver up-to-date technological and scientific information developed by research and innovation.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 674 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 24 a (new)
(24a) To ensure the provision of high quality advice to all farmers in the Union, the Commission should define minimum standards for farm advisory services, in terms of the quality and territorial coverage of the advice provided. The Commission should, prior to the entry into force of this regulation and for the purposes of quality control, accredit all farm advisory services. In cases where it concludes that a farm advisory service does not meet minimum standards, the Commission should notify the Member State concerned in writing and request it to take remedial action.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 791 #

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 taking into account regions which were legally formalised and currently into force or local specific needs. Member States should grant payments to farmers and other land managers 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 792 #

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, taking into account regions which have been legally formalised and are currently in force. Member States should grant payments to farmers and other land managers 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 816 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 39
(39) Forestry measures should contribute to the implementation of the Union Forest Strategy, and be based on Member States' national or sub-national forest programs or equivalent instruments, which should build on the commitments stemming from the Regulation on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emission and removals from land use, land use energy and forestry [LULUCF Regulation] and those made in the Ministerial Conferences on the Protection of Forests in Europe. Interventions should be based on forest management plans or equivalent instruments and may comprise forest area development and sustainable management of forests, including the afforestation of land and the creation and regeneration of agroforestry systems; the protection, restoration and improvement of forest resources, taking into account adaptation needs; investments to guarantee and enhance forest conservation, diversification and resilience, and the provision of forest ecosystem and climate services; and measures and investments in support of the renewable energy and bio- economy.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 842 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 42
(42) In the light of the need to fill the investment gap in the Union agricultural sector and improve access to financial instruments for priority groups, notably young farmers and new entrants with higher risk profiles, use of the InvestEU guarantee and combination of grants and financial instruments should be encouraged. Since the use of financial instruments across Member States varies considerably as a result of differences in terms of access to finance, banking sector development, presence of risk capital, familiarity of public administrations and potential range of beneficiaries, Member States should establish in the CAP Strategic Plan appropriate targets, beneficiaries and preferential conditions, and other possible eligibility rules.deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 877 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 44
(44) In the light of the need to ensure appropriate risk management tools, insurance premia and mutual funds should be maintained, financed by the EAGFRD. The category of mutual funds encompasses both those linked to production losses, and the general and sector-specific income stabilisation tools, linked to income losses.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 893 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 45 a (new)
(45 a) In order to ensure effectiveness of projects initiated by the local communities, as well as the efficient use of allocated funding, Member States should establish in the financial rules that expenses for financial and administrative management of operations, implemented by the local rural communities and other similar local actors with a view to pursuing strategies referred to in Article 25(2)(c) of Regulation (EU) [XXX/XXXX] [CPR], are acknowledged as eligible for EU funding.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 894 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 45 a (new)
(45a) To ensure that projects initiated by local communities are effective, and that the funding allocated is used efficiently, Member States should provide in the financial rules that expenditure incurred in the financial and administrative management of operations implemented by local rural communities and other similar local stakeholders with a view to pursuing strategies referred to in Article 25(2)(c) of Regulation (EU) [CPR] should be deemed to be eligible for EU funding.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 898 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 46
(46) The Communication on ‘The Future of Food and Farming’ mentions the exchange of knowledge and focus on innovation as a cross cutting objective for the new CAP. The CAP should continue to support the interactive innovation model, which enhances the collaboration between actors to make best use of complementary types of knowledge with a view to spreading practical solutions. Farm advisory services should be strengthened within the AKIS. The CAP Strategic Plan should provide information on how advisory services, research and rural networks will work together. Each Member State or region, including the regions, which were legally formalised and currently into force, as appropriate, can fund a number of actions aimed at knowledge exchange and innovation, using the types of interventions developed in this Regulation.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 899 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 46
(46) The Communication on ‘The Future of Food and Farming’ mentions the exchange of knowledge and focus on innovation as a cross -cutting objective for the new CAP. The CAP should continue to support the interactive innovation model, which enhances the collaboration between actors to make best use of complementary types of knowledge with a view to spreading practical solutions. Farm advisory services should be strengthened within the AKIS. The CAP Strategic Plan should provide information on how advisory services, research and rural networks will work together. Each Member State or region, including regions which have been legally formalised and are currently in force, as appropriate, can fund a number of actions aimed at knowledge exchange and innovation, using the types of interventions developed in this Regulation.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 910 #

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 whIt is essential to point out that in the period covered by 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 average. In order to take into account the reduction of payments' mechanism and the use of its product in the Member State, the total indicative fina2021-2027 MFF, the convergence process has to be fully completed in order both to achieve fair competition among Member States and to establish the principles of equality on an EU-wide basis, and that the European Councial allocations per year in the CAP Strategic Plan of a Member State should be allowed to exceed the national allocationdecision contained in the Presidency conclusions of 24-25 October 2002 has to be completely implemented.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 911 #

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 whIt is essential to point out that in the period covered by 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 average. In order to take into account the reduction of payments' mechanism and the use of its product in the Member State, the total indicative fina2021-2027 MFF, the convergence process must be fully completed in order both to achieve fair competition among Member States and to establish the principles of equality on an EU-wide basis, and that the European Councial allocations per year in the CAP Strategic Plan of a Member State should be allowed to exceed the national allocationdecision contained in the Presidency conclusions of 24-25 October 2002 has to be completely implemented.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 919 #

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% ofach the Union average. 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 922 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 49
(49) In order to facilitate the management of EAFRD funds, a singlet is necessary to establish the maximum contribution rates for support from the EAFRD should be set in relation to public expenditure in the Member States. In order to take account of their particular importance or nature, specific contribution rates should be set in relation to certain types of operations. In order to mitigate the specific constraints resulting from the level of development, the remoteness and insularity, an appropriate EAFRD contribution rate should be set for less developed regions, the outermost regions referred to in Article 349 TFEU and the smaller Aegean islandsThose rates should reflect the level of economic development of regions in terms of GDP per capita in relation to the EU-27 average.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 927 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 49 a (new)
(49 a) Objective criteria should be established for categorising regions and areas at Union level for support from the EAFRD. To this end, the identification of the regions and areas at Union level should be based on the common system of classification of the regions established by Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and the Council, as amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No 2016/2066[1]. Latest classifications and data should be used to ensure adequate support, in particular for addressing lagging behind regions and interregional disparities inside a Member State. [1] Commission Regulation (EU) No2016/2066 of 21 November 2016 amending the annexes to Regulation (EC) No1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS), (OJ L L 322, 29.11.2016, p. 1–61
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 928 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 49 a (new)
(49a) Objective criteria should be laid down at Union level with a view to categorising regions and areas for the purposes of EAFRD support. To that end, regions and areas should be determined at Union level on the basis of the common system of classification of the regions established by Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and the Council, as amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No 2016/20661a. The latest classifications and data should be used to ensure that support can serve in particular to resolve the problems of regions lagging behind and regional disparities within a Member State. _________________ 1a Commission Regulation (EU) No 2016/2066 of 21 November 2016 amending the annexes to Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) (OJ L L 322, 29.11.2016, pp. 1–61).
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 931 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 50
(50) EAFRD should not provide support to investments that would harm the environment. Hence it is necessary to provide in this Regulation a number ofdouble rule that all infrastructure investments on agricultural holdings must simultaneously demonstrate positive effects on the environment, climate and biodiversity, on the one hand, and on the business situation of the agricultural holding, on the other. In addition, a number of more specific exclusion rules, as well as the possibility to further develop both types of these guarantees in delegated acts. Notably, the EAFRD should not finance investments in irrigation which do not contribute towards the achievement, or the preservation, of good status of the associated water body or bodies and investments in afforestation which are not consistent with climate and environmental objectives in line with sustainable forest management principles.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 948 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 52
(52) Reflecting the importance of tackling climate change in line with the Union's commitments to implement the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, this Program will contribute to mainstream climate action in the Union's policies and to the achievement of an overall target of 25at least 30 % of the EU budget expenditures supporting climate objectives. Actions under the CAP are expected to contribute 40 % of the overall financial envelope of the CAP to climate objectives. Relevant actions will be identified during the Program's preparation and implementation, and reassessed in the context of the relevant evaluations and review processes.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 955 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 53
(53) The transfer of responsibility to Member States for assessing needs and achieving targets goes hand in hand with an increased flexibility to set up the combination of both types of interventions in the form of direct payments, sectoral types of interventions and types of interventions for rural development. This should be supported by some flexibility to adjust the relevant national allocations of funds. When Member States estimate that the pre-allocated envelope for EAFRD is too low to have room for all intended measures, a certain degree of flexibility is therefore justified, while at the same time avoiding considerable fluctuations in the level of annual direct income support versus the amounts available for multi- annual interventions under EAFRD.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 992 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 58 a (new)
(58 a) The existing knowledge base, in terms of the quantity and quality of available information, varies considerably for the purposes of monitoring the specific objectives set out in Article 6 of this proposal.For some specific objectives, in particular for monitoring biodiversity, the knowledge base is currently weak or even non-existent, in particular in terms of creating robust impact indicators, such as for pollinators and crop biodiversity. Specific objectives and indicators set for the Union as a whole in Article 6 and Annex 1 respectively should be based on a shared or comparable knowledge base and methodologies in all Member States. The Commission should identify areas where knowledge gaps exist and use the Union budget to provide a common response to knowledge-related and monitoring obstacles related to all Article 6 specific objectives and indicators. It should draw up a report on this issue no later than December 31, 2020 and make its findings public.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 996 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 59
(59) The strategy should also highlight complementarity both between CAP tools and with the other Uncohesion policiesy. In particular, each CAP Strategic Plan should take account of environmental and climate legislation where appropriate, and national plans emanating from this legislation should be described as part of the analysis of the current situation ('SWOT analysis'). It is appropriate to list the legislative instruments which should specifically be referred to in the CAP Strategic Plan.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 999 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 60
(60) Considering that flexibility should be accorded to Member States as regards the choice of delegating part of the implementation of the CAP Strategic Plan at regional level on the basis of a national framework, in order to facilitate co- ordination among the regions in addressing nation-wide challenges, it is appropriate that the CAP Strategic Plans provide a description of the interplay between national and regional interventions, whereas identification of the regions in the Member States should be based on the common system of classification of the regions established by Regulation (EC)No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and the Council, as amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No2016/2066.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1000 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 60
(60) Considering that flexibility should be accorded to Member States as regards the choice of delegating part of the implementation of the CAP Strategic Plan at regional level, on the basis of a national framework, in order to facilitate co- ordination among the regions in addressing nation-wide challenges, it is appropriate that the CAP Strategic Plans provide a description of the interplay between national and regional interventions, whereas regions in the Member States should be determined on the basis of the common system of classification of the regions established by Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and the Council, as amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No 2016/2066.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1009 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 64
(64) In view of the concerns related to administrative burden under shared management, simplification should also be subject to a specific attention in the CAP Strategic Plan. In order to avoid imposition of disproportionate burden, the administrative simplification task has to be a shared responsibility by the Union and the Member States, therefore the latter shall be assisted by the Commission.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1011 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 64
(64) In view of the concerns related to the administrative burden under shared management, simplification should also be subject to a specific attention in the CAP Strategic Plan. To prevent a disproportionate burden from being imposed, the task of administrative simplification has to be a shared responsibility of the Union and the Member States, and the latter should therefore be assisted by the Commission.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1033 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 71
(71) The EAFRD should support through technical assistance, at the initiative of the Commission, actions relating to the fulfilment of the tasks referred to in [Article 7 HzR], including improving the quantity and quality of baseline data available for monitoring the specific objectives laid out in Article 6 and the relevance and accuracy of the corresponding indicators laid out in Annex I. Technical assistance may also be provided, at the initiative of Member States, for the purpose of the fulfilment of the tasks necessary for the effective administration and implementation of support in relation to the CAP Strategic Plan. An increase of the technical assistance at the initiative of Member States is only available for Malta.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1035 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 71
(71) The EAFRD should support through technical assistance, at the initiative of the Commission, actions relating to the fulfilment of the tasks referred to in [Article 7 HzR]. Technical assistance may also be provided, at the initiative of Member States, for the purpose of the fulfilment of the tasks necessary for the effective administration and implementation of support in relation to the CAP Strategic Plan. An increase of the technical assistance at the initiative of Member States is only available for Malta, including capacity- building for staff of national administrations and civil society organisations, as well as for analytical support in tasks linked to evidence-based policymaking under this regulation.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1099 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point b a (new)
(b a) ‘ultimate beneficial owner’ means the legal owner of an agricultural holding;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1100 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point b b (new)
(b b) 'urban farming' means an agricultural activity in an urban area;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1101 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point b c (new)
(b c) "concentrated animal feeding operation" means a livestock holding rearing animals at a density beyond that permitted by the area and natural resources, or carrying capacity, of the holding, or in the case of cattle and ruminants, where the animals are without access to grazing or without the appropriate amount of supporting forage hectares to support pasture- or grassland- based grazing or foraging;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1102 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) 'mutual fund' means a scheme accredited by the Member State in accordance with its national law for affiliated farmers to insure themselves, whereby compensation payments are made to affiliated farmers who experience economic lossesproduction losses and are able to prove that they undertook precautionary measures in advance.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1115 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point i a (new)
(i a) ‘policy coherence for development’ means that the Union shall, in line with article 208 TFEU, take account of the objectives of development cooperation in the policies that it implements, and in pursuing its domestic policy objectives, that it shall avoid negative policy measures which adversely affect the EU's development objectives;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1120 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point j a (new)
(j a) ‘food security’ means the right of people to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agricultural systems;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1152 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point b – introductory part
(b) 'agricultural area' shall be defined in a way that it is composed of arable land, permanent crops and permanent grassland. Member States may also consider landscape elements as part of the agricultural area. The terms 'arable land', 'permanent crops' and 'permanent grassland' shall be further specified by Member States within the following framework:
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1181 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point b – point iii
(iii) 'permanent grassland and permanent pasture' (together referred to as 'permanent grassland')pasture' shall be land not included in the crop rotation of the holding for five years or more, used to growincluding grasses or other herbaceous forage naturally (self-seeded) or through cultivation (sown). It may. The definition shall be broad enough to cover silvopastoral and agroforestry systems and so include other species such as shrubs and/or trees which canmay be grazed or produce animal feed. The definition shall ensure coherence with achieving the objectives (d), (e) and (f) referred to in Article 6 (1);
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1200 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point c – point i
(i) that, during the year for which support is requested, is used for an agricultural activity or, where the area is also used for non-agricultural activities, is predominantly used for agricultural activities, and which is at the farmer's disposal. Where duly justified for environmental reasons, eligible hectares may also include certain areas used for agricultural activities only every second yearat intervals of several years or not permanently.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1230 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) 'genuinactive 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, part-time or semi-subsistence farmers, or organisations who engage in High Nature Value farming, who may be active on either local, regional, national or global markets. The definition shall allow to determine which farmers are not considered genuinactive farmers, based on conditions such as income tests, labour inputs on the farm, company object and/or inclusion in registers., and/or can be based on a negative list of structures that shall not be supported by CAP funds. (This change from "genuine" to "active" applies throughout the text)
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1254 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point e – point i
(i) a maximum age limit that may not exceed 40 years;deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1263 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point e – point i
(i) a maximum age limit that may not exceed 405 years;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1291 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point e a (new)
(e a) 'new entrants' shall be defined in a way to include active farmers that are starting an agricultural activity, including as a co-operative with other farms.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1323 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) to strengthen the socio-economic fabric of rural areas and achieve a balanced territorial development of rural economies and communities including the creation and maintenance of employment.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1341 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 2 a (new)
These objectives shall be achieved while aiming at external convergence between EU Member States.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1343 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. The achievement of the general objectives shall be pursued through simultaneously achieving the following specific objectives:
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1344 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) support viable farm income and resilience across the Union to enhance food security, reversing the loss of farmers and farming structures, to ensure long term food security and food sufficiency for EU citizens;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1414 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point f
(f) contribute to the protection of biodiversity, enhance ecosystem services and preserve habitats and landscapesreversing the decline in biodiversity including agrobiodiversity, enhance ecosystem functioning and services especially soil, as well as preserve and enhance habitats and landscapes and achieve greater resilience;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1428 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point g
(g) attract young farmers and new entrants, promote gender equality, and facilitate bsusinesstainable development of businesses in rural areas;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1435 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point g
(g) attract young and new farmers and facilitate business development in rural areas;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1445 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point h
(h) promote employment, growthsocial and territorial cohesion through employment, diversification of activities and income, social inclusion and, local development in rural areas, including bio-economy and sustainable forestryfighting rural poverty and exclusion and improving basic services;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1469 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point i
(i) improve the response of EU agriculture to societal demands on food, farming and health, including safe, nutritious and, sustainable food, food waste,, pesticide-free food, reduced food waste, low-input and organic agriculture as well as animal welfare.;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1526 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
The common output, result and impact indicators are set out in Annex I. Progress toward achieving the Union aims should be measured using the impact indicators.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1567 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 a (new)
Article 9 a Promotion of equality between men and women and non-discrimination The Member States and the Commission shall ensure that equality between men and women and the integration of gender perspective are taken into account and promoted throughout the preparation and implementation of CAP strategic plans, including in relation to monitoring, reporting and evaluation. The Member States and the Commission shall take appropriate steps to prevent any discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation during the preparation and implementation of CAP strategic plans. In particular, accessibility for persons with disabilities shall be taken into account throughout the preparation and implementation of CAP strategic plans.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1673 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1
Member States shall establish a system for providing the Fa farm Ssustainability Ttool for Nutrientinput reductions referred to in Annex III, with the minimum content and functionalities defined therein, to beneficiaries, who shall use the Tool. Or. en (This AM applies throughout the text.)
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1696 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 4
4. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 138 supplementing this Regulation with rules for good agricultural and environmental condition, including for improving the effectiveness of GAEC standards for meeting the objectives referred to in Annex III, establishing the elements of the system of the ratio of permanent grassland, the year of reference and the rate of conversion under GAEC 1 as referred to in Annex III, the format and additional minimum elements and functionalities of the Fa farm Ssustainability Ttool for Nutrientinput reductions.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1714 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. The Commission shall define minimum standards for farm advisory services, in terms of the quality, independence and territorial coverage of the advice provided.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1717 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 c (new)
1 c. The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 138 supplementing this Regulation with rules for the accreditation of farm advisory services.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1718 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 2
2. The farm advisory services shall cover economic, environmental and social dimensions and deliverfacilitate acquisition of skills and knowledge needed for sustainable and low input, high autonomy production, including by farmer-to- farmer learning and exchange, delivering information about the most relevant, cost effective and appropriate techniques according to up to date technological, agronomic and scientific information developed by, using where necessary and effective, links with centres of research and innovation. They shall be integrated within the interrelated services of farm advisors, researchers, farmer organisations and other relevant stakeholders that form the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS).
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1735 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Member States shall ensure that farm advisory services seek to promote reduction of input dependencies, while taking care to be clear about financial dependencies and debt, and rather promote a high degree of autonomy for farmers.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1745 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 4 – point b
(b) the requirements as defined by Member States for implementing Directive 2000/60/EC, Directive 92/43/EEC, Directive 2009/147/EC, Directive 2008/50/EC, Directive (EU) 2016/2284, Regulation (EU) 2016/2031, Implementing Regulations (EU) 20163/429, Article 55 of85, 2018/783, 2018/784 and 2018/785 Regulation (EU) 2016/429, Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council30 and Directive 2009/128/EC, Directive 98/58/EC, Directive 1999/74/EC, Directive 2007/43/EC, Directive 2008/119/EC, Directive 2008/120/EC, Regulation (EC) 2008/543 and Regulation (EC) No 1/2005, while encouraging the transition to agro-ecological practices ; _________________ 30 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).
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1746 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 4 – point b a (new)
(b a) agro-ecological practices that deliver the highest environmental services, contribute to climate change mitigation, increase of biodiversity, while increasing farmers’ independence;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1768 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 4 – point f a (new)
(f a) farm diversification and the development of decentralized food and farming supply chains.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1783 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 4 – point f d (new)
(f d) implementation of the recommendations developed using data from the farm sustainability tool, as referred to in Article 12.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1797 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Title 3 – chapter 1 – section 3 a (new)
Section 3a Organic Farming Article 13a Organic Farming 1.Member States shall include in their CAP Strategic Plans an analysis of the organic agriculture sector, as defined under Regulation 2018/848, of its production, of the expected demand, and of its potential to fulfil CAP objectives. 2.Member States shall set up objectives to increase the share of agricultural land under organic management as well as to develop the whole organic supply chain, in view to meet the growing demand for organic products. 3. Member States shall assess the level of support needed for agricultural land managed under the organic certification and shall support organic conversion and maintenance accordingly, either through rural development measures in article 65 or through eco-schemes in article 28, or through a combination of both. Member States should ensure that allocated budgets match the expected growth in organic production.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1802 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) the basic income support for sustainability;support; (This amendment applies throughout the text.)
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1805 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) the complementary redistributive income support for sustainability;first hectares; (This amendment applies throughout the text.)
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1809 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) the complementary income support for young farmers; and new entrants; (This amendment applies throughout the text.)
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2098 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 20 – paragraph 5
5. For the purposes of paragraph 4, Member States shall ensure that, for claim year 2026 at the latest, all payment entitlements have a value of at least 75100% of the average planned unit amount for the basic income support for claim year 20264 as laid down in the CAP Strategic Plan transmitted in accordance with Article 106 (1) for the Member State or for the territories as defined in accordance with Article 18(2).
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2172 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 25 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Member States may establish rules and services for reducing administrative costs, supporting small farmers to cooperate.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2199 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 26 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall ensure redistribution of support from bigger to smaller or medium-sized farms by providing for a redistributive income support in the form of an annual decoupled payment per eligible hectare to farmers who are entitled to a payment under the basic income support referred to in Article 17. In case the farm is part of a legal person, or a group of natural or legal persons, the redistributive income support shall not be applied at the level of the individual holding, but at the level of the ultimate beneficial owner.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2251 #

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), 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, under the conditions that these payments are used for sustainable production and that incomes / financial assets do not exceed the threshold set in Article 15.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2327 #

2018/0216(COD)

2a. Member States shall carry out ex- ante evaluations of such schemes to calculate their potential benefits for the climate and environment. Member States shall submit such ex-ante evaluations and a description of each eco-scheme considered, including eligibility rules and the potential number of beneficiaries, to the Commission at least 6 months prior to the submission of their CAP Strategic Plan.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2369 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 28 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Coherence between measures shall be ensured by the Commission. Funding shall not be permitted for practices that are intended to improve the climate at the expense of the environment or of animal welfare;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2376 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 28 – paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Eco-schemes may be tailored to address specific regional needs for the environment and climate identified in the CAP Strategic Plans.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2473 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Title 3 – chapter 2 – section 3 – subsection 1 – title
Coupled income support (this amendment applies throughout the text)
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2522 #

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, that go beyond minimum legal standards for animal welfare or environment, or where these are important for economic, social or environmental reasons, and their need is justified under the procedure outlined chapter III of title V with empirical quantifiable and independently verifiable evidence: 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.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2673 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 43 – paragraph 1 – point a – point i (new)
(i) administrative costs, including personal costs for concentration of supply and the placing on the market of the products;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2688 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 43 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) integrated production, promoting, developing and implementing methods of production respectful of the environment, environmentally sound cultivation practices and production techniques, sustainable use of natural resources in particular protection of water, soil and other natural resources, while reducing pesticide and other input dependency;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2888 #

2018/0216(COD)

(d) actions to support laboratories for the analysis of apiculture products, including analysis of substances potentially toxic to bees;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2903 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 1 – point h a (new)
(ha) measures to improve the pollination of honeybees and other wild pollinators;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 2938 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 51 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) improve competitiveness of Union wine producers includingby contributing to improvement of sustainable and diversified production systems and reduction of environmental impact of the Union wine sector. This includes the implementation of production methods respectful of the environment, environmentally sound cultivation practices and production techniques, through enhancing the genetic, biological and structural diversity of vineyards, through a sustainable use of natural resources in particular the protection of water, soil and other natural resources while reducing pesticide dependency; those objectives relate to the specific objectives set out in points (b) to (f) and (h) of Article 6(1);
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3276 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 64 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) installation of young farmers, new entrants and rural business start-up; (This amendment applies throughout the text.)
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3366 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 65 – paragraph 6
6. Member States shall compensate beneficiaries forat least covering costs incurred and income foregone resulting from the commitments made. They shall also provide a financial incentive to beneficiaries to participate in environmental, climate and other management commitments. Where necessary, they may also cover transaction costs. 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 3469 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 67 – paragraph 3 – point c a (new)
(ca) mountain and other areas which are disadvantaged in terms of altitude, slope, soil poverty, climate or other factors.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3489 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 68 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Member States may only grant support to investments in infrastructure on agricultural holdings that simultaneously demonstrate positive effects in terms of the environmental, climate and biodiversity objectives set out in Article 6 of this regulation, on the one hand, and on the business situation of the agricultural holding, on the other.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3568 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 68 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 2 – point a a (new)
(aa) non-productive investments linked to the specific animal welfare objective set out in point (i) of Article 6(1).
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3575 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 68 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 2 – point b
b) investments in basic services and rural public infrastructure in rural areas;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3576 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 68 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 2 – point b
(b) investments in basic public and private services in rural areas;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3645 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 69 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) the business start-up of non- agricultural activities in rural areas being part of local development strategies.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3854 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 73 – paragraph 4
4. Selection criteria may not be defined for operations that have received a Seal of Excellence certification under Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe or have been selected under Life +, provided that such operations are consistent with the CAP Strategic Plan.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3880 #

2018/0216(COD)

1. Expenditure shall be eligible for contribution from the EAGF and the EAFRD from 1 January of the year following the year of the approvalthe date of submission of the CAP Strategic Plan byto the Commission or from 1 January 2021, whichever is earlier.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3894 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 80 – paragraph 3
3. Expenditure shall be eligible for a contribution from the EAFRD if it has been incurred by a beneficiary and paid by 31 December [202930]. In addition, expenditure shall only be eligible for a contribution from the EAFRD if the relevant aid is actually paid by the paying agency by 31 December [202930].
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3915 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 84 – paragraph 1
The Commission implementing act approving a CAP Strategic Plan pursuant to Article 106(6) shall set the minimum and maximum contribution from the EAFRD to the plan. The EAFRD contribution shall be calculated on the basis of the amount of eligible public expenditure.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3916 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 85 – paragraph 1
1. The CAP Strategic Plans shall establish a singlthe EAFRD contribution rate applicable to all interventions.to support of interventions in all regions corresponding to level 2 of the common classification of territorial units for statistics (‘NUTS level 2 regions’) established by Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2016/2066
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3918 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 85 – paragraph 1 a
1a. Resources from the EAFRD shall be allocated among the following three categories of NUTS level 2 regions: a) less developed regions, whose GDP per capita is less than 75 % of the average GDP of the EU-27 (‘less developed regions’); b) transition regions, whose GDP per capita is between 75 % and 100% of the average GDP of the EU-27 (‘transition regions’); c) more developed regions, whose GDP per capita is above 100% of the average GDP of the EU-27 (‘more developed regions’). The classification of regions under one of the three categories of regions shall be determined on the basis of how the GDP per capita of each region, measured in purchasing power parities (PPS) and calculated on the basis of Union figures for the period 2007 - 2009, relates to the average GDP of the EU-27 for the same reference period and changes effected by Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/2066.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3919 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 85 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Resources from the EAFRD shall be allocated among the following three categories of NUTS level 2 regions: (a) less developed regions, whose GDP per capita is less than 75 % of the average GDP of the EU-27 (‘less developed regions’); (b) transition regions, whose GDP per capita is between 75 % and 100% of the average GDP of the EU-27 (‘transition regions’); (c) more developed regions, whose GDP per capita is above 100 % of the average GDP of the EU-27 (‘more developed regions’). The classification of regions under one of the three categories of regions shall be determined on the basis of how the GDP per capita of each region, measured in purchasing power standards (‘PPS’) and calculated on the basis of Union figures for the period 2014-2016, relates to the average GDP of the EU-27 for the same reference period.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3922 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 85 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) 7085 % of the eligible public expenditure in the outermost regions and in the smaller Aegean islands within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 229/2013;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3935 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 85 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) 70% of the eligible public expenditure in the less developed regions;deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3945 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 85 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) 7085% of the eligible public expenditure in the less developed regions;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3950 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 85 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) 65% of the eligible expenditure for payments under Article 66;deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3959 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 85 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point d
(d) 43% of the eligible public expenditure in the other regions.deleted
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3970 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 85 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 a (new)
(a) 85 % for the less developed regions; (b) 65 % for the transition regions; (c) 50 % for the more developed regions.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3980 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 85 – paragraph 3 – point a
(a) 805 % for management commitments referred to in Article 65 of this Regulation, for payments under Article 67 of this Regulation, for non-productive investments referred to in Article 68 of this Regulation, for support for the European Innovation Partnership under Article 71 of this Regulation and for the LEADER, referred to as community-led local development in Article 25 of Regulation (EU) [CPR];
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3996 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 86 – paragraph 1
1. At least 510 % of the total EAFRD contribution to the CAP Strategic Plan as set out in Annex IX shall be reserved for LEADER, referred to as community-led local development in Article 25 of Regulation (EU) [CPR].
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4003 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 86 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. At least 3 % of the total EAFRD contribution to the CAP Strategic Plan as set out in Annex IX shall be reserved for farm advisory services referred to in Article 13 and knowledge exchange and information interventions under Article 72.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4020 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 86 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
At least 350% of the total EAFRD contribution to the CAP Strategic Plan as set out in Annex IX shall be reserved for interventions addressing the specific environmental- and climate-related objectives set out in points (d), (e) and (f) of Article 6(1) of this Regulation, excluding interventions based on Article 66.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4031 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 86 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 a (new)
At least 5% of the total EAGF contribution to the CAP Strategic Plan as set out in Annex VII shall be reserved for interventions addressing the specific food safety and animal welfare-related objective set out in point (i) of Article 6(1).
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4042 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 86 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1
A maximum 46% of the total EAFRD contribution to the CAP Strategic Plan as set out in Annex IX 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 4047 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 86 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2
The EAFRD contribution may be increased to 68% for CAP Strategic plans where the total amount of Union support for rural development is up to EUR 90 million.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4049 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 86 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 3 a (new)
A maximum 10% of the total EAFRD contribution to the CAP Strategic Plan as set out in Annex IX may be used to finance tangible investments referred to in Article 68. Investments referred to in Article 68 (4) shall not count towards the 10% maximum.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4051 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 86 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. At least 30% of the total EAGF contribution to the CAP Strategic Plan shall be reserved for complementary redistributive support for first hectares as described in Article 26.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4053 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 86 – paragraph 4 – introductory part
4. For each Member State the minimum amount set out in Annex X shall be reserved for contributing to the specific objective 'attract young farmers and new entrants and facilitate business development' set out in point (g) of Article 6(1). On the basis of the analysis of the situation in terms of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats ('the SWOT analysis') and the identification of the needs that are to be addressed, the amount shall be used for the following types of interventions:
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4196 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 90 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) up to 1520% of the Member State's allocation for direct payments set out in Annex IV after deduction of the allocations for cotton set in Annex VI for calendar years 2021 to 2026 to the Member State's allocation for EAFRD in financial years 2022 – 2027; or
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4210 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 90 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – point a
(a) up to 1530 percentage points provided that Member States use the corresponding increase for EAFRD financed interventions addressing the specific environmental- and climate-related objectives referred to in points (d), (e) and (f) of Article 6(1);
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4248 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 92 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall aim to make, through their CAP Strategic Plans and in particular through the elements of the intervention strategy referred to in point (a) of Article 97(2), a greater overall contribution to the achievement of the specific environmental- and climate-related objectives set out in points (d), (e) and (f) of Article 6(1) in comparison to the overall contribution made to the achievement of the objective laid down in point (b) of the first subparagraph of Article 110(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 through support under the EAGF and the EAFRD in the period 2014 to 2020.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4261 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 93 – paragraph 2
WThere elements of the CAP Strategic Plan are established at regional level, the Commission shall encourage Member States to establish elements of the CAP Strategic Plan at regional level. To this end, the identification of the regions and areas at Union level shall be based on the common system of classification of the regions established by Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and the Council, as amended by Commission Regulation (EU) No 2016/2066. Latest classifications and data shall be used to ensure adequate support, in particular for addressing lagging behind regions. Member States shall also ensure the coherence and the consistency of regional elements of the CAP Strategic Plan with the elements of the CAP Strategic Plan established at national level.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4267 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 94 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Member States shall make CAP Strategic Plans and related annexes public, both at the draft stage and after their approval, in order to allow an informed public debate to take place. Member States shall consult partners on the arrangements for the publication of CAP Strategic Plans and related documentation.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4283 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 94 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) relevant bodies representing civil society and where relevantenvironmental partners and other parts of civil society, in particular those whose activities are related to the specific objectives laid out in Article 6 of this proposal, and bodies responsible for promoting social inclusion, fundamental rights, rights of persons with disabilities, gender equality and non-discrimination.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4288 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 94 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – point c a (new)
(ca) Local Action Groups or other sub- regional development agencies which are capable of deploying funds under the LEADER intervention.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4291 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 94 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2
Member States shall involve those partners on equal footing in the preparation and implementation of the CAP Strategic Plans, notably in defining the modalities for the assessment of needs. Member States shall also involve all partners in decisions on the timetable and procedural steps involved in the preparation of the CAP Strategic Plans, ensuring that enough time is set aside for coordination and debate among the diverse actors involved. The organisation and implementation of partnership shall be carried out in accordance with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 240/2014.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4296 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 94 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
The Commission shall establish a contact point for partners to ensure that those ones can have direct access to the Commission.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4318 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 95 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) Annex III on the consultation of the partners and a documentation of comments submitted by partners and whether and how these comments have been taken into account by the managing authority;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4340 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 96 – paragraph 1 – point e a (new)
(ea) a summary of the areas where a knowledge base is missing or is insufficient for the purposes of providing a full description of the current situation as regards the specific objectives laid down in Article 6 of this proposal and for the purposes of monitoring those objectives.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4437 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 103 – paragraph 3
3. Annex III to the CAP Strategic Plan referred to in point (c) of Article 95(2) shall include the outcomes of the consultation of the partners and a brief description of how the consultation was carried outa full description of the procedures and timetable used for the consultation of partners, the criteria used for the selection of partners and their relevance in terms of the specific objectives set out in Article 6. It shall describe the outcomes of the consultation, including a summary of the observations of partners on the draft CAP Strategic Plan and of how these were taken into account in the final version submitted to the Commission.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4438 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 103 – paragraph 3
3. Annex III to the CAP Strategic Plan referred to in point (c) of Article 95(2) shall include the outcomes of the consultation of the partners and a brief description of how the consultation was carried out. It shall also include a documentation of comments submitted by partners and whether and how these comments have been taken into account by the managing authority and its justification thereof.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4493 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 106 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. All Strategic Plans shall be made open to the public for the period of evaluation for comments and proposed changes.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4534 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 107 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Requests for amendments will be open to the public and go through a similar evaluation procedure as in Article 106.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4609 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 111 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. The membership of the Monitoring Committee shall include representatives of the national network of Local Action Groups or other sub- regional development agencies which are deploying funds under the LEADER intervention.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4625 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 111 – paragraph 3 – point b a (new)
(ba) issues relating to the quality and quantity of data and indicators available for monitoring;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4629 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 111 – paragraph 3 – point f
(f) administrative capacity building for public authorities, civil society bodies as set out in Article 94 and beneficiaries, where relevant.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4641 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 111 – paragraph 4 – point e a (new)
(ea) Indicators and (in situ) monitoring procedures with respect to these.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4642 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 112 – paragraph 1
1. At the initiative of a Member State, the EAFRD may support actions which are necessary for the effective administration and implementation of support in relation to the CAP Strategic Plan, including the establishing and operating of the national CAP networks referred to in Article 113(1) and capacity building for staff of national administrations and civil society organisations, as well as for analytical support in tasks linked to evidence-based policymaking under this regulation. The actions referred to in this paragraph may concern previous and subsequent CAP Strategic Plan periods.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4648 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 112 – paragraph 1
1. At the initiative of a Member State, the EAFRD may support actions which are necessary for the effective administration and implementation of support in relation to the CAP Strategic Plan, including for Local Action Groups and the establishing and operating of the national CAP networks referred to in Article 113(1). The actions referred to in this paragraph may concern previous and subsequent CAP Strategic Plan periods.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4653 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 113 – paragraph 1
1. Each Member State shall establish a national Common Agricultural Policy Network (national CAP network) for the networking of organisationnon-governmental organisations representing among others farmers unions including small scale farmers and those catering to local markets, and environment, public health and animal welfare NGOs and administrations, advisors, researchers and other innovation actors in the field of agriculture and rural development at national level at the latest 12 months after the approval by the Commission of the CAP Strategic Plan.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4662 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 113 – paragraph 3 – point f a (new)
(fa) and support inter-regional and transnational cooperation between Local Action Groups, including such Groups located in EU-candidate, Associate or Neighbourhood countries.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4663 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 113 – paragraph 3 – point f a (new)
(fa) support capacity-building of Local Action Groups and of those staff of Managing Authorities and Paying Agencies which handle the relationship with Local Action Groups;
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4713 #

2018/0216(COD)

(e) support a common learning process related to monitoring and evaluation, identifying areas where baseline data is missing or insufficient and for which more relevant and accurate indicators can be developed.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4737 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 121 – paragraph 1
1. By 15 February 2023 and 15 February of each subsequent year until and including 2030, the Member States shall submit to the Commission an annual performance report on the implementation of the CAP Strategic Plan in the previous financial year, taking into account its internal and external effects. The report submitted in 2023 shall cover the financial years 2021 and 2022. For direct payments as referred to in Chapter II of Title III, the report shall cover only financial year 2022.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4739 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 121 – paragraph 1
1. By 15 FebruarMay 2023 and 15 FebruarMay of each subsequent year until and including 2030, the Member States shall submit to the Commission an annual performance report on the implementation of the CAP Strategic Plan in the previous financial year. The report submitted in 2023 shall cover the financial years 2021 and 2022. For direct payments as referred to in Chapter II of Title III, the report shall cover only financial year 2022.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4759 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 121 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 2
For the types of interventions which are not subject to Article 89 of this Regulation, and where the realised output and the realised expenditure ratio deviates by 5033% from the annual planned output and expenditure ratio, the Member State shall submit a justification for this deviation.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4780 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 121 – paragraph 9
9. Where the reported value of one or more result indicators reveals a gap of more than 215% from the respective milestone for the reporting year concerned, the Commission may ask the Member State to submit an action plan in accordance with Article 39(1) of Regulation (EU) [HzR], describing the intended remedial actions and the expected timeframe.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4801 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Title 7 – Chapter 3 – title
INCENTIVE SYSTEM FOR GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL, CLIMATE AND CLANIMATL WELFARE PERFORMANCE
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4805 #

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 4811 #

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 4822 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 123 – paragraph 1
1. A performance bonus may be attributed to Member States in the year 2026 to reward satisfactory performance in relation to the environmental, climate and clanimatl welfare targets provided that the Member State concerned has met the condition set out in Article 124(1).
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4840 #

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 4849 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 124 – paragraph 1
1. Based on the performance review 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- and animal welfare related objectives set out in points (d), (e), (f) and (fi) of Article 6(1) in its CAP Strategic Plan have achieved at least 90% of their target value for the year 2025.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4884 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 129 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall provide the Commission with all the necessary information or data enabling it to perform the monitoring and evaluation of the CAP. Expenditure incurred by the paying agencies, as described in Article 35 of the Regulation on the financing, management and monitoring of the CAP, shall only be financed by the Union upon the provision by the Member States of such information and data.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4886 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 129 – paragraph 2
2. Data needed for the context and impact indicators shall primarily come from established data sources, such as the Farm Accountancy Data Network and Eurostat. Where data for these indicators are not available or not complete, the gaps shall be addressed in the context of the European Statistical Program established under Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council40 , the legal framework governing the Farm Accountancy Data Network or through formal agreements with other data providers such as the Joint Research Centre and the European Environment Agency. Where data for certain indicators are not complete, the Commission shall propose alternative indicators based on the result of research and pilot projects while also considering EU wide data collections such as the LUCAS survey. _________________ 40 Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on European statistics and repealing Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1101/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the transmission of data subject to statistical confidentiality to the Statistical Office of the European Communities, Council Regulation (EC) No 322/97 on Community Statistics, and Council Decision 89/382/EEC, Euratom establishing a Committee on the Statistical Programs of the European Communities (OJ L 87, 31.3.2009, p. 164).
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4890 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 129 – paragraph 3
3. Existing administrative registers such as the IACS, LPIS, animal and vineyard registers shall be maintained. The IACS and LPIS shall be further developed to better meet the statistical needs of the CAP and kept up to date and accurate, in order to provide assurance of correct spending of EU funds and delivery of results via the new delivery model. The IACS and LPIS shall be further developed to better enable the measuring and monitoring of results and impacts of the CAP as defined in articles 5 and 6, and provide statistical data and information to allow their sound, evidence based evaluation. Data from administrative registers shall be used as much as possible for statistical purposes and to monitor compliance, in cooperation with statistical authorities in Member States and with Eurostat.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4912 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 138 – paragraph 2
2. Corinna The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Articles 4, 7, 12, 13, 15, 23, 28, 32, 35, 36, 37, 41, 50,78, 81, 104 and 141 shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of seven years from the date of entry into force of this Regulation. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power not later than nine months before the end of the seven-year period. The delegation of power shall be tacitly extended for periods of an identical duration, unless the European Parliament or the Council opposes such extension not later than three months before the end of each period.
2018/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 4955 #

2018/0216(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – Result indicators – R.6 d (new)
R.6d Maintaining and increasing the number of small farmers: Number of CAP beneficiaries per size categories; number of small farmers according to Eurostat definitions
2018/12/12
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 59 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) In order to support the harmonious development of the Union's territory at different levels, the ERDF should support cross-border cooperation, transnational cooperation, maritime cooperation, outermost regions’ cooperation and interregional cooperation under the European territorial cooperation goal (Interreg). The principles on multi-level governance and partnership should be taken into account, and place-based approaches should be strengthened as well as the principle of non- discrimination.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 77 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) The cross-border cooperation component should aim to tackle common challenges identified jointly in the border regions, and to exploit the untapped growth potential in border areas as evidenced in the Communication of the Commission 'Boosting Growth and Cohesion in EU Border Regions’23 ('Border Regions Communication'). Consequently, the cross- border component should be limited tosupport cooperation on land borders and cross- border cooperation on maritime borders should be integrated into the transnational component maritime border regions. _________________ 23 Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament 'Boosting growth and cohesion in EU border regions' - COM(2017) 534 final, 20.9.2017.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 87 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) The transnational cooperation and maritime cooperation component should aim to strengthen cooperation by means of actions conducive to integrated territorial development linked to the Union's cohesion policy priorities, and should also include maritime cross-border cooperation. Transnational cooperation should cover larger territories on the mainland of the Union, whereas maritime cooperation should cover territories around sea-basins and integrate cross-border cooperation on maritime borders during the programming period 2014-2020. Maximum flexibility should be given to continue implementing previous maritime cross- border cooperation within a larger maritime cooperation framework, in particular by defining the territory covered, the specific objectives for such cooperation, the requirements for a project partnership and the setting-up of sub- programmes and specific steering committees.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 106 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) Based on the best practices and experience with the interregional cooperation programmes under Interreg and the lack of such cooperation within programmes under the Investment for jobs and growth goal during the programming period 2014-2020, the interregional cooperation component should focus more specifically on boosting the effectiveness of cohesion policy. That component should therefore be limited to two programmes, one to enable all kind of experience, innovative approaches and capacity building for programmes under both goals and to promote European groupings of territorial cooperation ('EGTCs') set up or to be set up pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1082/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council24 and one to improve the analysis of development trends. Project-based cooperation throughout the Union should be integrated into the new component on interregional innovation investments and closely linked to the implementation of the Communication from the Commission 'Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions: Strategies for resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth'25 , in particular to support thematic smart specialisation platforms on fields such as energy, circular economy, industrial modernisation or agrifood. Finally, integrated territorial development focusing on functional urban areas or urban areas should be concentrated within programmes under the Investment for jobs and growth goal and in one accompanying instrument, the ‘European Urban Initiative”. The two programmes under the interregional cooperation component should cover the whole Union and should also be open for the participation of third countries. _________________ 24 Regulation (EC) No 1082/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2006 on a European grouping of territorial cooperation (EGTC) (OJ L 210, 31.7.2006, p. 19). 25 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions 'Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions: Strategies for resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth' - COM(2017) 376 final, 18.7.2017.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 132 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) It is necessary to set out the resources allocated to each of the different components of Interreg, including each Member State's share of the global amounts for the cross-border cooperation, the transnational cooperation and maritime cooperation, the outermost regions’ cooperation and the interregional cooperation, the potential available to Member States concerning flexibility between those components. Compared to the programming period 2014-2020, the share for cross-border cooperation should be reduced, while the share for transnational cooperation and maritime cooperation should be increased because of the integration of maritime cooperation, and a new outermost regions’ cooperation component should be created.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 140 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) This Regulation should add twoan Interreg-specific objectives, one to support an Interreg-specific objective strengthening institutional capacity, enhancing legal and administrative cooperation, in particular where linked to implementation of the Border Regions Communication, intensify cooperation between citizens, civil society actors and institutions and the development and coordination of macro-regional and sea- basin strategies, and one to address specific external cooperation issues such as safety, security, border crossing management and migration.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 149 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22
(22) The provisions on the criteria for operations to be considered as genuinely joint and cooperative, on the partnership within an Interreg operation and on the obligations of the lead partner as set out during the programme period 2014-2020 should on be continued. However, Interreg partners should cooperate in all fourt least three dimensions (development, implementation, staffing andor financing) and, under outermost regions’ cooperation, in three out of four, as it should be simpler to combine support from the ERDF and external financing instruments from the Union both on the level of programmes and operations.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 156 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 26 a (new)
(26 a) It is necessary to underline that Member States may not introduce additional rules which complicate the access to funds for the beneficiaries.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 164 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 30 a (new)
(30 a) It is appropriate to encourage financial discipline. At the same time, arrangements for de-commitment of budgetary commitments should take into account of the complexity of Interreg programmes and their implementation.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 190 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point a
(a) internal cross-border cooperation between adjacent land or maritime border regions of two or more Member States or between adjacent land border regions of at least one Member State and one or more third countries listed in Article 4(3); or
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 196 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b – introductory part
(b) external cross-border cooperation, between adjacent land or maritime border regions of at least one Member State and of one or more of the following:
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 232 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2
2. Regions on maritime borders which are connected over the sea by a fixed link shall also be supported under cross-border cooperation.deleted
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 238 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 4
4. For external cross-border cooperation, the regions to be supported by IPA III or NDICI shall be NUTS level 3 regions of the respective partner country or, in the absence of NUTS classification, equivalent areas along all land borders between Member States and partner countries eligible under IPA III or NDICI.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 332 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point e
(e) 11.5 % (i.e., a total of EUR 97450 000 000) for interregional innovation investments (component 5).
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 364 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1
The co-financing rate at the level of each Interreg programme shall be not higher than 70 %, unless, with regard to external cross-border or component 3 Interreg programmes, a higher percentage is fixed in Regulations (EU) [IPA III], [NDICI] or Council Decision (EU) [OCTP] respectively or in any act adopted thereunderbe higher than 85%.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 378 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 3 – point e
(e) promoting social inclusion and tackling poverty, including by enhancing equal opportunities and, gender equality, combating discrimination across borders and support for marginalised communities.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 386 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 4 – point a – point ii
(ii) enhance efficient public administration by promoting legal and administrative cooperation and cooperation between citizens, civil society actors and institutions, in particular, with a view to resolving legal and other obstacles in border regions;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 392 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 5
5. Under external cross-border and component 2 and 3 Interreg programmes the ERDF and, where applicable, the external financing instruments of the Union shall also contribute to the external Interreg-specific objective 'a safer and more secure Europe', in particular by actions in the fields of border crossing management and mobility and migration management, including the protection of migrants.deleted
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 402 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 2
2. An additional 150% of the ERDF and, where applicable, of the external financing instruments of the Union allocations under priorities other than for technical assistance to each Interreg programme under components 1, 2 and 3, shall be allocated on the Interreg-specific objective of 'a better Interreg governance' or on the external Interreg-specific objective of 'a safer and more secure Europe'.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 422 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1
The participating Member States shall prepare an Interreg programme in cooperation with the programme partners referred to in Article [6] of Regulation (EU) [the new CPR] of all participating Member States.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 452 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 4 – point h
(h) the actions taken to involve the relevant programme partners referred to in Article [6] of Regulation (EU) [new CPR] of all participating Member States in the preparation of the Interreg programme, and the role of those programme partners in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of that programme;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 480 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
That monitoring committee may set up one or, in particular in the case of sub- programmes, more steering committees which act under its responsibility for the selection of operations. Steering committees have to apply the partnership principle as set out in Article 6 of Regulation (EU) [new CPR] and involve partners from all participating Member States.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 516 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 24 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
The contribution from the ERDF or, where applicable, an external financing instrument of the Union, to a small project fund within an Interreg programme shall not exceed EUR 20 000 000 or 1520% of the total allocation of the Interreg programme, whichever is lower.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 563 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 28 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
The composition of the monitoring committee of each Interreg programme shall be agreed by the Member States and, where applicable, by the third countries, partner countries and OCTs participating in that programme and shall ensure a balanced representation of the relevant authorities, intermediate bodies and representatives of the programme partners referred to in Article [6] of Regulation (EU) [new CPR] from all participating Member States, third countries, partner countries and OCTs.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 638 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 44 – paragraph 2
2. The managing authority and the audit authority shallmay be located in the same Member State.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 678 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) 2021: 12%;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 686 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) 2022: 12%;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 693 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) 2023: 12%;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 701 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) 2024: 1,5%;
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 724 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 50 a (new)
Article 50 a Decommitment By way of derogation from Article 99.1 of Regulation (EU) [new CPR], the Commission shall decommit any amount in an Interreg programme which has not been used for pre-financing in accordance with Article 49 or for which a payment application has not been submitted by 26 December of the third calendar year following the year of the budget commitments of the years 2021 to 2026.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 771 #

2018/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 61 – paragraph 1
At the initiative of the Commission, the ERDF may support interregional innovation investments, as set out in point 5 of Article 3, bringing together researchers, businesses, civil society and public administrations involved in smart specialisation strategies and social innovation strategies established at national or regional levels.
2018/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 30 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) The Border Regions Communication has also given evidence of the fact that there still exist a number of legal barriers in border regions, especially those related to health services, labour regulation, environment, taxes, business development, and barriers linked to differences in administrative cultures and national legal frameworks. Neither European Territorial Cooperation funding nor the institutional support to cooperation by the European groupings of territorial cooperation (EGTCs) is sufficient alone to address the resolution of those barriers which constitute real obstacles to effective cooperation.
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 41 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 12
(12) Legal obstacles are predominantly felt by persons interacting on land borders, because people cross borders on a daily or weekly basis. In order to concentrate the effect of this Regulation to the regions closest to the border and with the highest degree of integration and interaction between neighbouring Member States, this Regulation should apply to cross-border regions within the meaning of the territory covered by neighbouring land border regions in two or more Member States at NUTS level 3 regions26 . This should not prevent Member States from applying the Mechanism also to maritime and external borders others than those with EFTA countries, on a voluntary basis regarding all parties concerned. _________________ 26 Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) (OJ L 154, 21.6.2003, p. 1).
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 44 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) In order to coordinate the tasks of different authorities which in some Member States will include national and, regional and local legislative bodies, within a given Member States and between those of one or more neighbouring Member States, each Member State which opts for the Mechanism should be obliged to set up a national and, where applicable, regional or local Cross-border Coordination Points and define their tasks and competencies during the different steps of the Mechanism covering initiation, conclusion, implementation and monitoring of Commitments and Statements.
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 45 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) The Commission should set up a coordination point at Union level, as announced in the Border Regions Communication. That coordination point should liaise with the different national and, where relevant, regional or local Cross-border Coordination Points. The Commission should set up and maintain a database on Commitments and Statements in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council27 . _________________ 27 Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (OJ L 8, 12.1.2001, p. 1).
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 47 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) More specifically, this Regulation should define who can be an initiator of a joint project. As the Mechanism should improve the implementation of joint cross- border projects, the first group should be bodies or organisations initiating or both initiating and implementing such joint project. The term project should be understood in a broad sense, covering both a specific item of infrastructure or a number of activities with regard to a certain territory or both. Secondly, a local or regional authority located in a given cross-border region or exercising public power in that cross- border region should be empowered to take the initiative to apply national law which constitutes an obstacle, but the amendment of or derogation from that law is outside their institutional competence. Thirdly, bodies set up for cross-border cooperation located in or covering at least partially a given cross- border region, including EGTCs, or similar bodies to organise cross-border development in a structured way should be initiator. Finally, bodies specialised in cross-border cooperation which may also be aware of effective resolutions found elsewhere in the Union for a comparable issue should also be enabled to start an initiative. In order to create synergy of bodies directly affected by the obstacle and those expert in cross- border cooperation in general, all groups may initiate the Mechanism jointly.
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 54 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 26
(26) This Regulation respects the fundamental rights and observes the principles recognised by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, in particular the right to the protection of personal data (Article 8), the right to education (Article 14), the freedom to choose an occupation and the right to engage in work (Article 15), in particular the freedom to seek employment, to work, to exercise the right of establishment and to provide services in any Member State, the freedom to conduct business (Article 16), access to social security and social assistance (Article 34), access to health care (Article 35) and, access to services of general economic interest (Article 36). and a high level of environmental protection in accordance with the principle of sustainable development (Article 37).
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 56 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28
(28) In accordance with the principle of proportionality, as set out in Article 5(4) TEU, the content and form of Union action should not exceed what is necessary to achieve the objectives of the Treaties. The recourse to the specific Mechanism set up under this Regulation is voluntary. Where a Member State decides, on a specific border or for a specific joint project with one or more neighbouring Member States, to continue to resolve legal obstacles in a specific cross-border region under the effective mechanisms it has set up at national level or which it has set up formally or informally, together with one or more neighbouring Member States, the Mechanism set up under this Regulation does not need to be selected. Likewise, where a Member State decides, on a specific border or for a specific joint project with one or more neighbouring Member States, to join an existing effective mechanism set up formally or informally by one or more neighbouring Member States, provided that mechanism allows for accession, again, the Mechanism set up under this Regulation does not need to be selected. This Regulation does therefore not go beyond what is necessary in order to achieve its objectives for those cross- border regions, for which Member States have no efficient mechanisms to resolve legal obstacles in place,
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 60 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1
1. This Regulation sets up a voluntary mechanism to allow for the application in one Member State, with regard to a cross- border region, of the legal provisions from another Member State, where the application of the legal provisions of the former would constitute a legal obstacle hampering the implementation of a joint Project ('the Mechanism').
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 69 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 5
(5) 'initiator' means the actor, whether governmental or non-governmental, who identifies the legal obstacle and triggers the Mechanism by submitting an initiative document;
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 73 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2
2. A Member State may also decide, with regard to a specific border or to a specific joint project with one or more neighbouring Member States, to join an existing effective way set up formally or informally by one or more neighbouring Member States.
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 76 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 3
3. Member States may also use the Mechanism in cross-border regions on maritime borders or in cross-border regions between one or more Member States and one or more third countries or one or more overseas countries and territories on a voluntary basis regarding all parties concerned.
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 78 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) designate, at national or, regional or local level or at bothall levels, a Cross-border Coordination Point as a separate body;
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 79 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) set up a Cross-border Coordination Point within an existing authority or body, at national or, regional or local level;
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 80 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) entrust an appropriate authority or body with the additional tasks as national or, regional or local Cross-border Coordination Point.
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 83 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) liaise, where they exist, with the Cross-border Coordination Points in the neighbouring Member State or States and with the Cross-border Coordination Points in other territorial entities, local or regional authorities with legislative powers of its own Member State or another Member State;
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 84 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. Each Member State or each territorial entity, local or regional authority with legislative powers in that Member State may decide to entrust the respective Cross-border Coordination Point also with the following tasks:
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 85 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 3
3. Where at least one among several legal obstacles concerns an issue of legislative competence at national level, the national Cross-border Coordination Point shall assume the tasks set out in Articles 9 to 17 and coordinate with the relevant regional or local Cross-border Coordination Point or Points in the same Member State, unless the Member State has decided that the tasks set out in Articles 14 to 17 are entrusted to a competent committing authority at national level.
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 86 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 4
4. Where none of the legal obstacles concerns an issue of legislative competence at national level, the competent regional or local Cross-border Coordination Point shall assume the tasks set out in Articles 9 to 17 and coordinate, with the other regional or local Cross-border Coordination Point or Points in the same Member States, in the cases where more than one territorial entity is concerned by the joint project, unless the Member State has decided that the tasks set out in Articles 14 to 17 are entrusted to a national Cross-border Coordination Point. That competent regional or local Cross-border Coordination Point shall properly keep the national Cross-border Coordination Point informed about any Commitment or Statement procedure.
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 88 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) publish and keep an up-dated list of all national and, regional and local Cross- border Coordination Points;
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 92 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2 – point a a (new)
(aa) civil society organisation responsible for initiating or both initiating and implementing a joint project
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 93 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) an organisation set up on behalf of cross-border regions with the aim to promote the interests of cross-border territories and to facilitate the networking of players and the sharing of experiences, such as the Association of European Border Regions, the Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière or the Central European Service for Cross-border Initiatives; Local Action Groups; or
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 98 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1
1. The competent Cross-border Coordination Point shall analyse the initiative document. It shall liaise with all competent committing authorities and with the national or, where relevant, other regional or local Cross-border Coordination Points in the committing Member State and with the national Cross- border Coordination Point in the transferring Member State.
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 111 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) in the case of point (a) of paragraph 2, finalise the Commitment or the Statement, sign twohree original copies and send one back to the competent Cross- border Coordination Point of the transferring Member State for signature;
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 112 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) in the case of point (b) of paragraph 2, amend the Commitment or the Statement as regards the information in the draft Commitment or the draft Statement covered by points (f) and (h) of Article 14(1) accordingly, finalise the Commitment or Statement, sign twohree original copies and send one back to the competent Cross-border Coordination Point of the transferring Member State for signature;
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 113 #

2018/0198(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 2
2. A copy of the timetable shall be sent to the national and, where relevant, regional or local Cross-border Coordination Point of the committing Member State.
2018/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 19 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) Horizontal principles as set out in Article 3 of the Treaty on European Union ('TEU') and in Article 10 of the TFEU, including principles of subsidiarity and proportionality as set out in Article 5 of the TEU, should be respected in the implementation of the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund, taking into account the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Member States should also respect the obligations of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and ensure accessibility in line with its article 9 and in accordance with the Union law harmonising accessibility requirements for products and services. Member States and the Commission should aim at eliminating inequalities and at promoting equality between men and women and integrating the gender perspective, as well as at combating discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. The Funds should not support actions that contribute to any form of segregation. The objectives of the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund should be pursued in the framework of sustainable development and the Union's promotion of the aim of preserving, protecting and improving the quality of the environment and combating climate change as set out in Articles 11 and 191(1) of the TFEU, taking into account the polluter pays principle. In order to protect the integrity of the internal market, operations benefitting undertakings shall comply with State aid rules as set out in Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 20 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) Horizontal principles as set out in Article 3 of the Treaty on European Union ('TEU') and in Article 10 of the TFEU, including principles of subsidiarity and proportionality as set out in Article 5 of the TEU, should be respected in the implementation of the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund, taking into account the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Member States should also respect the obligations of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and ensure accessibility in line with its article 9 and in accordance with the Union law harmonising accessibility requirements for products and services. Member States and the Commission should aim at eliminating inequalities and at promoting equality between men and women and integrating the gender perspective, as well as at combating discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. The Funds should not support actions that contribute to any form of segregation or exclusion. The objectives of the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund should be pursued in the framework of sustainable development and the Union's promotion of the aim of preserving, protecting and improving the quality of the environment as set out in Articles 11 and 191(1) of the TFEU, taking into account the polluter pays principle. In order to protect the integrity of the internal market, operations benefitting undertakings shall comply with State aid rules as set out in Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 24 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8 a (new)
(8a) A just transition to a socially and environmentally sustainable economy should contribute to consolidate future- oriented development paths through better matching local and regional skills and strategies with decarbonisation commitments, and building capacities and support schemes to this end. Just transition processes are long-term and should be developed in a bottom-up approach and in cooperation with relevant public, economic, and social partners as well as civil society bodies.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 35 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) Reflecting the importance of tackling climate change in line withview of contributing to the financing of necessary actions to fulfil the Union's commitments to implement the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Funds will contribute to mainstream climate actions and to the achievement of an overall target of 25 at least 30% of the EU budget expenditure supporting climate objectives. Operations under the ERDF are expected toshould contribute 350 % of the overall financial envelope of the ERDF to climate objectives. Operations under the Cohesion Fund are expected toshould contribute 3755% of the overall financial envelope of the Cohesion Fund to climate objectives. Following the recommendations of the European Court of Auditors, climate mainstreaming and climate proofing mechanisms should be an integral part of programming and implementation, in particular project selection, and materialized ex-ante.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 36 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14 a (new)
(14a) Operations under the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund should deliver on objectives laid down in the Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans to be developed under the [Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union] taking also into account the recommendations from the Commission regarding these plans, both in terms of content and financial allocation.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 38 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) The ERDF should help to redress the main regional imbalances in the Union and to reduce disparities between the levels of development of the various regions and the backwardness of the least favoured regions including those facing challenges due to the decarbonisation commitments. ERDF support under the Investment for jobs and growth goal should therefore be concentrated on key Union priorities in line with policy objectives laid down in Regulation (EU) 2018/xxx [new CPR]. Therefore support from the ERDF should be concentrated on the policy objectives of 'a smarter Europe by promoting innovative and smart economic transformation' and 'a greener, lowzero-carbon Europe by promoting clean and fair energy transition, green and blue investment, the circular economy, climate adaptation and risk prevention and management'. That thematic concentration should be attained at national level while allowing for flexibility at the level of individual programmes and between the three groups of Member States formed according to respective gross national income. In addition, the methodology to classify Member States should be set out in detail taking into account the specific situation of the outermost regions.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 39 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) This Regulation should set out the different types of activities the costs of which may be supported by means of investments from the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund, under their respective objectives as set out in the TFEU. The Cohesion Fund should be able to support investments in the environment and in TEN-T. With regard to the ERDF, the list of activities should be simplified and it should be able to support investments in infrastructure, investments in relation to access to services, with a particular focus on disadvantaged, marginalised and segregated communities, productive investments in SME's, equipment, software and intangible assets, as well as measures with regard to information, communication, studies, networking, cooperation, exchange of experiences and activities involving clusters. In order to support the programme implementation, both funds should also be able to support technical assistance activities. Finally, in order to support provide for a broader range of interventions for Interreg programmes, the scope should be enlarged to also include the sharing a broad range of facilities and human resources and costs linked to measures within the scope of the ESF+.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 55 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b – introductory part
(b) 'a greener, lowzero-carbon Europe by promoting clean and fair energy transition, green and blue investment, the circular economy, climate adaptation and risk prevention and management ('PO 2') by:
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 56 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b – point ii
(ii) promoting renewable energy that is sustainable in the long term and respects the limits of natural resources;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 62 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b – point iv
(iv) promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and disaster resilience, in particular eco-system based approaches;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 64 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b – point vi
(vi) promoting the transition to a circular economytruly sustainable circular economy that respects the limits of natural resources;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 65 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b – point vii
(vii) enhancing biodiversity, and green infrastructure in the urban environment, and reducing, and reducing air, water, soil, noise and light pollution;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 74 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) Article 176 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union ('TFEU') provides that the European Regional Development Fund ('ERDF') is intended to help to redress the main regional imbalances in the Union. Under that Article and the second and third paragraphs of Article 174 of the TFEU, the ERDF is to contribute to reducing disparities between the levels of development of the various regions and to reducing the backwardness of the least favoured regions, including those that are recognised and currently valid, among which particular attention is to be paid to regions which suffer from severe and permanent natural or demographic handicaps such as the northernmost regions with very low population density and island, cross-border and mountain regions.
2018/11/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 93 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point e – introductory part
(e) 'a Europe closer to citizens by fostering the sustainable and integrated development of urban, rural and coastal areas, urban-rural partnerships and local initiatives' ('PO 5') by:
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 101 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point e – point ii a (new)
(iia) addressing urban-rural linkages in response to challenges of functional areas in terms of employment and labour markets, interdependencies between different sectors, commuting patterns, demographic trends, cultural and natural heritage, climate change vulnerability, land use and resource management, institutional and governance arrangements, connectivity and accessibility.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 103 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 4 – point a
(a) Member States of group 1 shall allocate at least 850 % of their total ERDF resources under priorities other than for technical assistance to PO 1 and PO 2, and at least 640 % to PO 12;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 104 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 4 – point b
(b) Member States of group 2 shall allocate at least 45 % of their total ERDF resources under priorities other than for technical assistance to PO 1, and at least 30 5% to PO 2;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 105 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 4 – point c
(c) Member States of group 3 shall allocate at least 3540 % of their total ERDF resources under priorities other than for technical assistance to PO 1, and at least 30 % to PO 2.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 107 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 a (new)
Article 3a Contribution to the EU’s climate commitments 1. At least 50 % of the overall financial envelope of the ERDF and at least 55% of the overall financial envelope of the Cohesion Fund at EU level shall contribute to climate mitigation and adaptation objectives. 2. Member States shall demonstrate coherence between ERDF and Cohesion Fund spending and their Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans including their updates referred to in [Articles 3 and 13 of the Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union], as well as with the recommendations from the Commission referred to in [Article 28 of that Regulation] both in terms of content and financial allocation to ensure that investment needs identified are met.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 109 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) investments in access to services; with a particular focus on disadvantaged, marginalised and segregated communities;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 126 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – Table 1 – Policy objective 2 – Outputs – RCO 22 and RCO 97
RCO 22 - Additional production capacity for sustainable renewable energy (of which: electricity, thermal) RCO 97 – Number of energy communities and renewable sustainable energy communities supported*
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 127 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – Table 1 – Policy objective 2 – Results – RCR 31 and RCR 32
RCR 31 - Total sustainable renewable energy produced (of which: electricity, thermal) RCR 32 – RSustainable renewable energy: Capacity connected to the grid (operational)*
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 128 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – Table 1 – Policy objective 2 – Outputs – RCO 36
RCO 36 - Surface area of green infrastructure supported in urban areas
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 129 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – Table 1 – Policy objective 2 – Results – RCR 95
RCR 95 -Population having access to new or upgraded green infrastructure in urban areas
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 130 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – Table 1 – Policy objective 2 – Results – RCR 51
RCR 51 - Population benefiting from measures for noiseair, water, soil, noise and light reduction
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 131 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – Table 1 – Policy objective 2 – Outputs – RCO 39
RCO 39 - Systems for monitoring air, water, soil, noise and light pollution installed
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 132 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex 1 – Table I – Policy objective 5 – Column Results – RCR 78 a (new)
Outputs RCO 80 –Results RCR 78a – Communities benefiting from Community-led local development strategies for local development.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 133 #

2018/0197(COD)

Specific objective (vii) Enhancing biodiversity, and green infrastructure in the urban environment, and reducing, and reducing air, water, soil, noise and light pollution; Outputs CCO 12 - Surface area of green infrastructure in urban areas Results CCR 11 - Population benefiting from measures for air, water, soil, noise and light quality
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 145 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) The ERDF should help to redress the main regional imbalances in the Union and to reduce disparities between the levels of development of the various regions and the backwardness of the least favoured regions, including those that are recognised and currently valid and those facing challenges due to the decarbonisation commitments. ERDF support under the Investment for jobs and growth goal should therefore be concentrated on key Union priorities in line with policy objectives laid down in Regulation (EU) 2018/xxx [new CPR]. Therefore support from the ERDF should be concentrated on the policy objectives of 'a smarter Europe by promoting innovative and smart economic transformation' and 'a greener, low-carbon Europe by promoting clean and fair energy transition, green and blue investment, the circular economy, climate adaptation and risk prevention and management'. That thematic concentration should be attained at national level while allowing for flexibility at the level of individual programmes and between the three groups of Member States formed according to respective gross national income. In addition, the methodology to classify Member States should be set out in detail taking into account the specific situation of the outermost regions.
2018/11/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 175 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 24
(24) In order to maximise the contribution to territorial development, actions in this field should be based on integrated territorial strategies including in urban areas. Therefore, the ERDF support should be delivered through the forms set out in Article 22 of Regulation (EU) 2018/xxxx [new CPR] ensuring appropriate involvement of local, regional and urban authorities, including recognised and currently valid regions.
2018/11/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 203 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 a (new)
Article 1a Tasks of the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund The ERDF and the Cohesion Fund shall help finance support to strengthen economic, social and territorial cohesion, eliminating the main disparities and correcting regional imbalances, including in the currently legally valid regions, within the Union, and reducing the backwardness of the least favoured regions, through sustainable development and structural adjustment of regional economies;
2018/11/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 447 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2
2. With regard to the thematic concentration of support for Member States comprising outermost regions, the ERDF resources allocated specifically to programmes for the outermost regions and those allocated to all other regions, including the currently legally valid regions, shall be treated separately.
2018/11/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 449 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – introductory part
Member StatesRegions corresponding to level 2 of the common classification of territorial units for statistics (‘NUTS level 2 regions’) established by Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 adapted by Commission Regulation (EU) No 2016/2066 shall be classified, in terms of their gross national income ratioGDP per capita, as follows:
2018/11/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 469 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2
For the purposes of this Aarticle, the gross national income ratio means the ratio between the gross national income per capita of a Member State, measurclassification of regions according to one of the three categories of regions shall be determined by comparing GDP per capita in each region, expressed in purchasing power standards andparities (PPPs), calculated on the basis of Union figures for the period from 2014 to- 2016, and the average gross national income per capita in purchasing power standards of the 27 Member States for that same reference periodGDP of the EU-27 for the same reference period, and taking into account the 2016-2018 reorganisation of territorial divisions according to the common classification of territorial units for statistics, including the newly formed statistical regions in the Czech Republic, Lithuania and other Member States.
2018/11/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 30 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Title 0
Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and financial rules for those and for the Asylum and Migration Fund, the Internal Security Fund and the Border Management and Visa Instrument
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 35 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) In order to further develop a coordinated and harmonised implementation of Union Funds implemented under shared management namely the European Regional Development Fund ('ERDF'), the European Social Fund Plus ('ESF+'), the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development ('EAFRD'), measures financed under shared management in the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund ('EMFF'), the Asylum and Migration Fund ('AMIF'), Internal Security Fund ('ISF') and Integrated Border Management Fund ('BMVI'), financial rules based on Article 322 of the TFEU should be established for all these Funds ('the Funds'), clearly specifying the scope of application of the relevant provisions. In addition, common provisions based on Article 177 of the TFEU should be established to cover policy specific rules for the ERDF, the ESF+, the Cohesion Fund and the EMFF.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 53 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20
(20) Mechanisms to ensure a link between Union funding policies and the economic governance of the Union should be further refined, allowing the Commission to make a proposal to the Council to suspend all or part of the commitments for one or more of the programmes of the Member State concerned where that Member State fails to take effective action in the context of the economic governance process. In order to ensure uniform implementation and in view of the importance of the financial effects of measures being imposed, implementing powers should be conferred on the Council which should act on the basis of a Commission proposal. To facilitate the adoption of decisions which are required to ensure effective action in the context of the economic governance process, reversed qualified majority voting should be used.deleted
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 56 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 24
(24) To better mobilise potential at the local level, it is necessary to strengthen and facilitate CLLD (referred to as 'LEADER' under the EAFRD). It should take into account local needs and potential, as well as relevant socio-cultural characteristics, and should provide for structural changes, build community capacity and stimulate innovation. The close cooperation and integrated use of the Funds to deliver local development strategies should be strengthened. Local action groups, representing the interests of the community, should be, as an essential principle responsible for the design and implementation of CLLD strategies. In order to facilitate coordinated support from different Funds to CLLD strategies and to facilitate their implementation, the use of a 'Lead Fund' approach should be facilitated.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 68 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 62
(62) In order to set out an appropriate financial framework for the ERDF, the ESF+ and the Cohesion Fund, the Commission should set out the annual breakdown of available allocations per Member State under the Investment for jobs and growth goal together with the list of eligible regions, as well as the allocations for the European territorial cooperation goal (Interreg). Taking into account that the national allocations of Member States should be established on the basis of the statistical data and forecasts available in 2018, and given the forecasting uncertaintiess well as the NUTS level 2 regional division which entered into force on 1 January 2018, the Commission should review the total allocations of all Member States in 2024 on the basis of the most recent statistics available at the time and, where there is a cumulative divergence of more than +/- 5 %, it should adjust those allocations for the years 2025 to 2027 in order for the outcomes of the mid-term review and the technical adjustment exercise to be reflected in programme amendments at the same time.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 70 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) financial rules for the European Regional Development Fund ('ERDF'), the European Social Fund Plus ('ESF+'), the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development ('EAFRD'), the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund ('EMFF'), the Asylum and Migration Fund ('AMIF'), the Internal Security Fund ('ISF') and the Border Management and Visa Instrument ('BMVI') ('the Funds');
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 73 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) common provisions applicable to the ERDF, the ESF+, the Cohesion Fund, the EAFRD, and the EMFF.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 74 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. With regard to the EAFRD, the following provisions shall not apply: (a) Article 14 of Title II; (b) Chapters 1 and III of Title III; (c) Articles 37 and 38 of Title IV; (d) Chapter II, Section I and Chapter III of Title V; (e) Titles VI, VII and VIII
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 76 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 6 – point c a (new)
(ca) Regulation (EU) […] (the 'CAP Strategic Plans Regulation') and Regulation (EU) […] (the 'CAP Horizontal Regulation');
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 78 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 4 a (new)
(4a) 'programme' in the context of the EAFRD, shall be understood to refer to the CAP Strategic Plans referred to in the Regulation (EU) [...] (the ‘CAP Strategic Plans Regulation’);
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 79 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. The ERDF, the ESF+, the Cohesion Fund, the EAFRD, and the EMFF shall support the following policy objectives:
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 82 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point b a (new)
(ba) the NUTS 2 regions, newly created between 2016 and 2018;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 84 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. Each Member State shall organise a partnership with the competent regional and local authorities in operation at that time. That partnership shall include at least the following partners:
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 86 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point c a (new)
(ca) regional and local authorities or associations thereof;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 91 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 5 – subparagraph 1
Expenditure related to operations linked to the specific objective or, for the EAFRD, linked to the intervention concerned, cannot be included in payment applications until the Commission has informed the Member State of the fulfilment of the enabling condition pursuant to paragraph 4.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 92 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 6 – subparagraph 2
Where the Commission considers that an enabling condition is no longer fulfilled, it shall inform the Member State and give it the opportunity to present its observations within one month. Where the Commission concludes that the non-fulfilment of the enabling condition persists, expenditure related to the specific objective concerned or, for the EAFRD, linked to the intervention concerned, cannot be included in payment applications as from the date the Commission informs the Member State accordingly.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 93 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
For programmes supported by the EAFRD, milestones shall be established and achieved annually.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 95 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) the socio-economic situation of the Member State orand region concerned;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 96 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point c a (new)
(ca) the NUTS 2 regions, established between 2016 and 2018;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 98 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15
[...]deleted
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 124 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 25 – paragraph –1 (new)
-1. The EAFRD shall support community-led local development. In that context, such development shall be referred to as LEADER.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 126 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 25 – paragraph 1
1. The ERDF, the ESF+ and the EMFF mayshould support community-led local development and allocate at least 15 % of their funds to it.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 128 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 25 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) led by local action groups composed of representatives of public and private local socio-economic interests, in which no single interest group, nor the public authorities as defined in accordance with national rules, controls the decision-making;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 129 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 25 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) carried out through integrated and multi-sectoral area-based local development strategies in accordance with Article 26;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 130 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 28 – paragraph 1 – point b a (new)
(ba) animation of the community-led local development strategy in order to facilitate exchange between stakeholders, to provide them with information and to support potential beneficiaries in their preparation of applications;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 131 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. In order to avoid situations where payments are suspended, the Commission shall ensure that Member States and regions which face compliance concerns owing to a lack of administrative capacity receive adequate technical assistance to improve their administrative capacity.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 139 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 35 – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. The monitoring committee shall approve or, for programmes supported by the EAFRD, give its opinion on:
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 140 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 35 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) the annual performance reports for programmes supported by the EAFRD, the EMFF, the AMF, the ISF and the BMVI, and the final performance report for programmes supported by the ERDF, the ESF+ and the Cohesion Fund;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 147 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 36 – paragraph 6
6. For programmes supported by the EAFRD, the EMFF, the AMF, the ISF and the BMVI, the Member State shall submit an annual performance report in accordance with the Fund-specific Regulations.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 158 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 44 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – point h
(h) total cost of the operation, or for the EAFRD, the amounts of payments corresponding to each type of intervention received by each beneficiary in the financial year concerned, including both the Union and the national contribution;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 159 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 44 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
For the EAFRD, the data referred to in point (b) of the first subparagraph shall not be published where the amounts of payments received by the beneficiary in the financial year concerned is equal to or less than EUR 1 250. The beneficiary shall be identified by a code, in a form to be decided by the Member State.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 160 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 45 – paragraph 1 – point c – point i
(i) operations supported by the ERDF and, the Cohesion Fund and the EAFRD the total cost of which exceeds EUR 500 000;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 162 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 53 – paragraph 7
7. The managing authority, in managing the financial instrument pursuant to paragraph 2, or the body implementing the financial instrument, in managing the financial instrument pursuant to paragraph 3, shall keep separate accounts or maintain an accounting code per priority and per each category of region, or by type of intervention for the EAFRD, for each programme contribution and separately for resources referred to in Articles 54 and 56 respectively.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 184 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 102 – paragraph 1
1. The ERDF, the ESF+ and the Cohesion Fund shall support the Investment for jobs and growth goal in all regions corresponding to level 2 of the common classification of territorial units for statistics ('NUTS level 2 regions', including those newly created between 2016 and 2018) established by Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 868/2014.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 185 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 102 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2
The classification of regions under one of the three categories of regions shall be determined on the basis of how the GDP per capita of each region, measured in purchasing power standards ('PPS') and calculated on the basis of Union figures for the perio2014-2016 and 20146-20168, relates toas well as the average GDP of the EU-27 for the same reference period.
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 187 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 106 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) 565 % for the transition regions; which have exceeded 75 %, but not more than 80 % of GDP per capita on the basis of average purchasing power; 55 % for the transition regions which have exceeded 80 %, but not more than 90 % of GDP per capita on the basis of average purchasing power;
2018/10/02
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 161 #

2018/0172(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) the impact of plastics on the environment and human health, and in particular on the marine environment and soil, including via littering and other inappropriate waste disposal of those products and fishing gear containing plastic on the environment, and in particular on the marine environment.
2018/09/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Recital B
B. whereas, in its proposal for the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for the years 2021-2027, the Commission has proposed a budget for cohesion policy of EUR 330.6 billion in 2018 prices; whereas this level of funding means a reduction of 10 % compared to the current MFF, while funding for Member States is reduced by as much as 24 %;
2018/09/12
Committee: REGI
Amendment 10 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Regrets that the Commission’s proposal for the 2021-2027 MFF is not ambitious enough; insists that the EU budget for 2021-2027, in order to maintain traditional policies with a positive track record while ensuring the EU’s ability to respond to new challenges, needs to be set at 1.3 % of GNI in order to provide adequate additional funding;
2018/09/12
Committee: REGI
Amendment 12 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Welcomes the fact that the cohesion policy proposed for 2021-2027 remains, under the Commission’s proposals, a policy for all regions, and calls for the territorial reforms enacted between 2016 and 2018 – including the formation of the NUTS 2 regions in the Czech Republic, Lithuania and others – to be taken into account when formulating it;
2018/09/12
Committee: REGI
Amendment 17 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Considers the proposed cut of 10 % to the allocations for cohesion policy unacceptable; reiterates its position that the 2021-2027 MFF needs to secure at least the same level of funding for cohesion policy, in constant prices, as under the current MFF; calls on Member States that have reached 75 % but not exceeded 80 % of EU GDP in terms of the PPS average, to reduce cohesion funding by no more than 10 %, taking into account the current NUTS 2 regions;
2018/09/12
Committee: REGI
Amendment 21 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Deplores the severe reduction in the Cohesion Fund’s budget; stresses the importance of investments under the Cohesion Fund in terms of reducing territorial disparities and progressing towards greater territorial cohesion in the EU, especially in post-2004 accession Member States characterised by low GDP levels but rapid growth;
2018/09/12
Committee: REGI
Amendment 34 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Reiterates its consistently held view of the importance of cross-border initiatives for growthsustainable growth and prosperity in border regions; notes with regret that the Commission’s proposals provide for a significant reduction in the financing of Interreg; considers that a level of funding equal at the very least to the 2014-2020 envelope, in constant prices, needs to be programmed under the 2021- 2027 MFF;
2018/09/12
Committee: REGI
Amendment 41 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9
9. Notes that lower EU co-financing rates might result inwill make it more difficulties for beneficiaries in the regions to access EU fundingparticular regions and smaller Member States to secure co- financing for EU investments, especially in those regions which the new MFF proposes moving to a higher level of development than the current MFF does; calls, therefore, for the Member States’ work in transforming EU support programming regions to be taken into account and, consequently, for the Commission’s proposal regarding the funding levels and co-financing indicators set out in the MFF to be adapted suitably;
2018/09/12
Committee: REGI
Amendment 67 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 11
11. Considers that, following the Paris Agreement, funding for climate-related spendinginvestments should be significantly increased, in combination with a broader approach to cost eligibility, compared to the current MFF and should reach 30 % as soon as possible and, at the latest, by 2027.
2018/09/12
Committee: REGI
Amendment 121 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Points out that in the period covered by the 2021-2027 MFF the convergence process must be fully completed in order both to achieve fair competition among Member States and to establish the principles of equality on an EU-wide basis and that the 2002 European Council decision has to be completely implemented (Council of the European Union, Presidency conclusions 14702/02 (2002)).
2018/09/03
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 299 #

2018/0082(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point e a (new)
(e a) the average cost is the average cost recorded in the Member States for that product in the last quarter of the year.
2018/07/20
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 406 #

2018/0082(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point d a (new)
(da) a buyer does not pay the average EU cost to a supplier.
2018/07/20
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 499 #

2018/0082(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point d a (new)
(da) a buyer does not pay the average EU cost to a supplier.
2018/07/20
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 544 #

2018/0082(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 1
1. A supplier shall address a complaint or information regarding itself or the buyer to the enforcement authority of the Member State in which the buyer suspected to have engaged in a prohibited trading practice is established.
2018/07/20
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 592 #

2018/0082(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) to initiate and conduct investigations on its own initiative or based on a complaint or on information obtained by the supplier;
2018/07/20
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 9 #

2017/9999(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Stresses that European agriculture has a special role to play in maintaining the fabric of rural communities and in feeding European populations; Emphasises that farmers and their livelihoods should not be bargaining chips in trade deals;
2017/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 28 #

2017/9999(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Wishes to draw attention to the extremely sensitive nature of some sectors of the European farming industry, such as beef and veal, sheepmeat, sugar, cereals and dairy products; takes the view that these products should be excluded from a trade agreement because a further opening-up of the market in these sectors could have disastrous consequences for European producers; calls on the Commission therefore to include only non-sensitive agricultural products in the agricultural chapter;
2017/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 47 #

2017/9999(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Takes the view that the EU must refrain from making any sort of commitment concerningexclude the most sensitive agricultural products, such as beef and, veal and, sheepmeat, dairy and special sugars from the trade agreement;
2017/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 54 #

2017/9999(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Calls on the Commission to make negotiations dependent on exclusion of sensitive agricultural products and, should this not be possible, refrain from concluding a trade agreement;
2017/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 65 #

2017/9999(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Stresses that nothing in the agreement should prevent either side from regulating independently to set and implement legitimate policy objectives, including social, environmental and public health goals and safeguards;
2017/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 71 #

2017/9999(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Emphasises the cumulative impact of the concessions that the EU has made in the agricultural sector, in both multilateral and bilateral agreements, and calls for this impact to be taken into account when assessing what concessions could be offered to Australia; expresses a preference for a regional or multilateral framework concentrating on the establishment of common standards;
2017/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 73 #

2017/9999(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Calls on the Council to reflect on the appropriateness of starting yet another table of bilateral negotiations for a trade and investment agreement which will divert from the urgent need to re-establish the WTO as the primary venue for trade policy making;
2017/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 75 #

2017/9999(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6b. Considers that any agreement should incentivise high standards in environment, animal welfare and food safety, and should ensure reciprocity, to encourage a race to the top rather than a race to the bottom;
2017/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 94 #

2017/9999(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Acknowledges the importancenterest for the EU of an agreement with Australia which wcould reduce tariff barriers for some processed agricultural products, relax overly strict health checks and protect geographical indications more effectively; whereas clear provisions safeguarding GIs should be a prerequisite for any agreement; reminds the Commission, however, that it would be unacceptable to sacrifice the interests of European agriculture and its sensitive sectors in order to secure an agreement.
2017/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 104 #

2017/9999(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Calls on the Commission to evaluate completely the possible gains and losses of such a trade deal for European producers, specified for a bilateral, regional and multilateral framework of negotiations;
2017/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 111 #

2017/9999(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8 b (new)
8b. Calls on the Commission to conduct negotiations with a high level of transparency, improving on the level of transparency implemented for the TTIP negotiations with the USA, and to fully respect best practice as established in other negotiations; requests that the Council make the negotiating mandate public;
2017/09/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 9 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas in the 2007-2013 period, EUR 81 billion, or almost one third (31 %) of the ESIF was invested in transport infrastructure, which had a clear impact on GDP, business creation, industry, employment, exports and tourism; whereas the strongest impact of transport infrastructure investment was recorded in Central and Eastern Europe and, more particularly, in the new Member States, to which 69 % of the total transport funding was allocated;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 16 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas TEN-T and transport infrastructure such as road, high-speed rail, waterways, cycling and air are EU priorities,to contribute to EU priorities such as cohesion, economic development, job creation and climate change adaptation; and if European investment were to lag behind, increased FDI could fill the gap while relocating profits, taxes and job opportunities outside of the EU, perhaps increasing the dependence and macroeconomic instability of the regions; whereas such a process would undermine the Union’s regional presence and policies in the long term and would lead to fragmentation and divergence;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 20 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas there is an urgent need for transformation of certain parts of the transport sector in order to address the need to drastically and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in this way mitigating climate change;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 21 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C b (new)
Cb. whereas the current state of transport generates air pollution, noise, traffic congestion and land consumption with negative impacts on the quality of life of citizens; whereas sustainability in the transport sector needs to be improved;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 35 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Underlines that the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the Cohesion Fund (CF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) should remain the core EU sources for transport infrastructure investments under the thematic objective of ‘promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures’; proposes that, due to the high European added value and the extensive spill-over effects generated, these funding sources should remain available for all eligible EU regions;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 42 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Considers that the European added value of investment in transport infrastructure in more developed and transition regions needs to be re-assessed, taking also into account shrinking budgetary options; believes that regions sufficiently equipped with transport infrastructure, in particular highways, should no longer use EU funding for additional road construction, as the added-value is questionable and the contribution to EU priorities low;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 48 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Notes that the intervention logic behind EU transport infrastructure investment should remain a well-balanced construction of centrally managed and shared management sources in order to address policy and funding needs; recalls that the CEF aims to address centrally the EU-wide priority of TEN-T corridors, including safety and environmental aspects as well as paying due attention to regional specifics; recalls also that the ERDF and CF have a strong regional dimension that responds to local demand and they support the connectivity to TEN-T and mobility through secondary and tertiary nodes and multimodal terminals; underlines, in this context, that the relevant budgetary envelopes for the three funding sources need to be strengthened in an even manner in order to avoid asymmetric distribution of investment between the levels;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 55 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Considers that the role of additional sources such as the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) needs to be defined in view of their complementarity to the ERDF and CF and their additionality to EIB lending operations; notes in this regard that EFSI should serve as a platform for public-private partnerships (PPPs) in matching financial instruments to private investment and to national/regional financing at project level; notes that the support available through the EU guarantee should be provided to bankable infrastructure projects which would not otherwise be supported through the ERDF, CF or CEFprivate sector; is concerned that resources from ERDF and CF are used to bear the highest risk taking tranche in case EFSI is combined with them;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 61 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Notes that infrastructure requires objective quantification of demand prior to setting the budget and the delivery methods; underlines that it should be possible for the ERDF and CF eligibility criteriainvestment planning to consider existing demand at NUTS 3 level;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 69 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Underlines the importance of public consultations prior to project implementation, in particular in case of major projects, in order to ensure ownership on the ground and compliance with local and regional public interest as well as local and regional development goals;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 74 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Calls for the creation of an EU transport infrastructure index as an additional eligibility criterion in order to accurately reflect regional and local demand; proposes that the index help determine the overall envelope of transport investments as well as the co-financing rates; suggests that the EU transport scoreboard could be the basis for the proposed index with complementary elements such as road safety, regional specifics, availability of alternative modes of transport and environmental impact, which could contribute to the accuracy of the assessments;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 80 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Expresses the view that the less developed regions with negative demographic trends or remote ones with low accessibility should be targeted more intensively by ERDF and CF transport infrastructure investments, while addittentional shources and delivery methods should be expanded in the transition and more developed regionsld be given to the modal shift in order to also contribute to sustainable mobility;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 98 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Calls for ERDF support to European Territorial Cooperation to be strengthened through additional resources, and for the establishment of a dedicated priority axis for transport infrastructure investments while not undermining other priorities of ETC; underlines that all transport modes need to be tackled including public transport and cycling; understands that the focus should be on connectivity in cross-border regions, as well as advisory assistance and capacity building at project level; calls for barriers to be dismantled in order to facilitate investments, and notably cross- border investments, in transport;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 106 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Stresses that more attention should be given to greening the transport fleet, in particular in the public sector, and to support the shift towards clean energy, in particular by promoting the expansion of electric vehicles charging infrastructure;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 110 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7b. Considers that soft measures aimed at promotion of public transport, including partially or fully subsidizing its services in most congested locations at least at peak times, could significantly contribute to decrease in road congestion and ensure better utilization of existing transport infrastructure;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 113 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 c (new)
7c. Emphasises that more support should be given to promote smart traffic management including through digitalisation by making more efficient use of existing infrastructure and redirecting towards off-peak times;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 116 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Calls for a common European transport policy basunderpinned onby a funding framework that is integrated and coordinated with the EU transport instruments; considers that thematic concentration should be preserved in order to permit synergies between different funding sources at project level; proposes the creation of a single set of rules for all financing sources related to the thematic objective of ‘promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures’ adapted to the challenges faced by the regions; considers it necessary to streamline and accelerate procurement and state aid compliance procedures through standardised public procurement;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 121 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Stresses the importance and usefulness of integrated transport master plans prepared by Member States as ex- ante conditionality for receiving ESI funding; believes that further improvements and efficiency gains in transport investment could be achieved if those master plans increase their ambitions in view of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector and strengthening multi-modality and interoperability of transport; calls on the Commission to assist Member States in the preparation of those master plans and to ensure that green-washing is avoided;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 124 #

2017/2285(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 b (new)
8b. Recalls that the development of transport infrastructure must not violate the Union acquis, in particular on nature protection; urges Member States to fully apply EU law when planning and implementing transport projects and to avoid infringement procedures as a result of breaching EU law; is of the opinion, that unlawful use of ESI Funds is counterproductive for a successful cohesion policy close to the citizens; therefore, calls on the Commission to closely monitor EU funding for transport and not to allow for splitting a project into sections in view of avoiding ecological disruptions;
2018/02/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 4 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 18 a (new)
– having regard to the Communication from the Commission of 14 February 2018 on A new, modern Multiannual Financial Framework for a European Union that delivers efficiently on its priorities post-2020 (COM(2018)98),
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 13 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas cohesion policy aims to promote harmonious development of the whole Union, leading to a strengthening of its economic, social and territorial cohesion, in a spirit of solidarity and cooperation and with the aim of promoting growth, and reducing the backwardness of the least favourdeveloped regions;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 20 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas the 7th Cohesion Report contains worrying information about unemployment rates, which in many regions have not reverted to the levels seen before the crisis, and about competitiveness and social inclusion;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 27 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas one of the key pieces of new information provided by the 7th Cohesion Report concerns the identification of certain areas described as being caught in the ‘middle-income trap’, which risk a long-term stagnation if being left behind;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 29 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G a (new)
Ga. whereas the 7th Cohesion Report entails a chapter on the review of the application of measures linking effectiveness of ESI Funds to sound economic governance, deriving from the Commission's obligation as set out in Article 23 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013,
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 47 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Underlines that budgetary appropriations for cohesion policy post- 2020 for the EU-27 have to be ensured at least at the level of the 2014-2020 budget at constant prices;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 60 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Emphasises that cohesion policy investments provide European added value by contributing to European public goods and priorities and to the Treaty objective of reducing regional disparities;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 67 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Reiterates its commitment to shared management and the principles of partnership, multi-level governance and subsidiarity, which contribute to the added value generated by cohesion policy; stresses that the added value of this policy stems primarily from its ability to take account of the needs and specificities of each territory and to bring the European Union closer to its citizens;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 71 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Considers that the partnership principle should be strengthened by establishing binding minimum standards for partnership involvement from the outset of programming;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 74 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Emphasises that European added value is also reflected in European territorial cooperation, in all its dimensions; calls for an increase in its share of the budget allocated to cohesion policy, while improving coordination between different programmes to avoid overlaps and enhancing possibilities to adapt support measures in view of addressing particular challenges of regions;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 87 #

2017/2279(INI)

6. Emphasises that efforts to consolidate the territorial dimension of cohesion policy require greater attention to be paid to peri-urban and rural problems, with a particular focus on to medium-sized towns of each Member State;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 89 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Stresses the importance of supporting rural areas in all their diversity, by valuing their potential, improving transport connectivity with particular emphasis on public transport and very high-speed broadband and providing support to help them meet the challenges they face: rural desertificpopulation, the destruction of city- centre communities, adecreas without health caree in accessibility and quality of public services, such as health care and education, lack of employment and entrepreneurship incentives, etc.;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 117 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10a. Underlines the importance of local development and its ability to involve local actors in strategies for an integrated and place-based approach; considers that Community-led local development should be made obligatory underpinned by support for empowerment of local stakeholders and its scope of application extended;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 133 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12a. Considers that more attention should be given to an early identification of vulnerabilities and to increase the ability of regions to adapt to new circumstances; takes the view that the impacts of the recent crises, such as the financial, social and climate crisis, have to be analysed and conclusions to be drawn for the role of cohesion policy in supporting regions' resilience without jeopardising the long-term nature of cohesion policy;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 135 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Welcomes the Commission’s launch of a pilot project to provide tailored support geared to the specific challenges facing regions in industrial transition; calls on the Commission to draw lessons from the pilot project as soon as possible, and believes that smart specialisation strategies have the potential to offer better support to these regions in their development strategies and, more generally, promote differentiated implementation at regional level; believes that tailor-made support for regions in industrial transition should take a holistic approach and focus on managing the transition process including strategy building, public participation, capacity building and networking;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 174 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Welcomes the adoption of the European Pillar for Social Rights, which represents a step forward in building a social Europe; reiterates its commitment to the ESF, the Youth Guarantee and the Youth Employment Initiative in view of their role in meeting the challenges of employment, social inclusion, learning and vocational training; takes the view that, in order to successfully address current challenges, the ESF-share should be increased to at least 30%;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 184 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Emphasises that future cohesion policy should focus more on protecting and supporting marginalized communities and territories adversely affected by globalisation (plant relocations, job losses); calls for the scope for coordination between the Structural Funds and the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to be explored;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 192 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Notes that vulnerability to climate change varies widely from one region to another; considers that the ESI Funds should be used as effectively as possible to help the EU meet its commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement and climate-related spending should be significantly increased compared to the current MFF and reach 30% as soon as possible; insists that funding under the solidarity instruments for use in the event of natural disasters should be made available as rapidly as possible;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 199 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Calls for ESI funds to be usmore actively targeted to address demographic challenges (ageing, population loss and demographic pressure) which affect European regions in a variety of specific ways;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 221 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 a (new)
21a. Stresses that greater consideration should be given to respect for fundamental rights in the implementation of ESIF programmes; believes that fundamental rights can only be guaranteed when appropriate principles are established and underpinned by effective follow-up action, such as ex-ante conditionality;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 234 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Emphasises that financial instruments can be an effective lever and that they shcould be promoted if they generate added value; stresses, however, that their effectiveness hinges on many factors (nature of the project, of the territory or of the risk) and that all regions, regardless of their level of development, must be free to determine the most appropriate method of financing; opposes any binding targets for the use of financial instruments;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 252 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 a (new)
24a. Takes note of the review of the Commission of Article 23 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013; regrets that only descriptive information has been provided not allowing for in-depth analysis including impact assessment or assessment of alternatives that might have been helpful for clarifying the specificities of the relation between cohesion policy and economic governance;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 263 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25 a (new)
25a. Is concerned that the quality of governance in some Member States has decreased with government leaders drifting away from good governance which can also have impacts on the sound implementation of EU funded programmes; calls on all Member States to take due action in order to remove any shadow of doubt on transparency, independence and professionalism of public administrations;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 270 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Notes that the quality of public administration is a decisive factor in regional growth and the effectiveness of ESI funds; emphasises the need to invest into maintenance and increase of administrative capacities as well as to promote financial sustainability of local and regional authorities;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 276 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Supports a shift in cohesion policy towards a greater focus on results, moving away from an accounting-based approach towards one which focuses on performance and allowing managing authorities more flexibility as to how to achieve targets while fully respecting horizontal principles, in particular on partnership and transparency;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 280 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 a (new)
27a. Considers imperative to keep-up the fight against fraud, and urges to exert zero-tolerance for corruption;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 285 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Stresses the need to provide a framework which guarantees legal stability through simple, clear and predictable rules, particularly as regards management and checks; calls, in the next programming period, for a reduction in the volume of legislation and guidelines, for all modifications to be developed in close cooperation with national authorities and partners, for the relevant documents to be translated into all the EU languages and for any retrospective application and interpretation of rules to be banned;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 291 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30
30. Stresses, at the same time, the need to make operational programmes genuine strategic documents which are more concise and more flexible, establishing a simplified procedure for their targeted modification during programmingimplementation;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 297 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. Calls for a genuine single set of rules to be maintroducained and further harmonized for the variousESI funds; supports consistent treatment of European funds under direct management and cohesion funds where State aid is concerned and, more generally, harmonised rules for European instruments aimed at the same beneficiaries; stresses the importance of greater complementarity between cohesion policy and the future EU research programme, in order to cover the full cycle from basic research to commercial applications;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 331 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 37
37. Considers that cohesion policy can help to meet new challenges, such as security or the integration of refugees under international protection, with due regard for the sovereignty of the Member States; stresses, however, that cohesion policy cannot be the solution to all crises, and opposes the use of cohesion policy funds to cover short-term financing needs outside its scope;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 339 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 38
38. WelcomesTakes note of the positive results of the Juncker investment plan; stresses that cohesion policy and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) are complementary, but that one cannot be a substitute for the other, irrespective of the level of development of the regions; is concerned that the combination of EFSI with ESI Funds can put the funds in a junior position, thus covering the first- loss-piece;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 355 #

2017/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 42
42. Notes that some European regions as well as cohesion policy as such are particularly exposed to the impact of Brexit; stresses that the future cohesion policy must minimise the negative impact of Brexit on the other European regions, and calls for detailed consideration to be given to the possibility of continuing partnerships in the context of territorial cooperation;
2018/02/28
Committee: REGI
Amendment 1 #

2017/2208(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A
A. whereas there is a need to ensure the continuity of the type of investment currently carried out by the second pillar of the common agricultural policy, which is an essential financing instrument for boosting economic growth and innovation in lagging regions’ rural areas, while at the same time and ensuring sustainable rural development; whereas it also providinges the financial incentives neededfor investment in rural areas, to address specific territorial needs, which; these in turn contribute to achieving the three cross- cutting objectives of innovation, environmental/ protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation;
2017/11/13
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 9 #

2017/2208(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B
B. whereas agriculture provides for a significantly higher share of employment in both low-income and low-growth regions than the average for the EU-28; whereas this share has been declining over the years; whereas it is notably five times higher in low-income regions and 2.6 times higher in low-growth regions than the average for the EU-28;
2017/11/13
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 12 #

2017/2208(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C
C. whereas poorer infrastructure development, generally weakerlow political prioritisation and investment, poor infrastructure, and often insufficient institutionsal capacity and thea skills gap, all present a major obstacles for the successful development of viable and self-sufficient agricultrural businesses and communities, pushing many young people to abandon rural areas and migrate, andway, worsening the shortage of qualified workers and compromising future prospects of the region;
2017/11/13
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 18 #

2017/2208(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Takes the view that agriculture isand agriculture-related business should be a key part of the solution for enhancing sustainable growth, providing jobs and increasing levels of income in lagging regions, while at the same time helping to preserve themaintain a living countryside and combat rural depopulation; notes however that for this to happen, policy makers across the board must prioritise sustainable agricultural models that create quality jobs and sufficient income ensured inter alia by remunerative prices;
2017/11/13
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 36 #

2017/2208(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Stresses the importance of rural development funds in boosting the competitiveness of those regionseconomic resilience and territorial cohesion of those regions, alongside competitiveness, through tailor-made projects based on bottom-up approaches; acknowledges, therefore, the input of local action groups in developing local strategies, supporting stakeholder networking and the appraisal and approval of individual LEADER projects;
2017/11/13
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 40 #

2017/2208(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Stresses the usefulness of the territorial approach, which ensures sufficient infrastructure and social capital for each region to function as a viable economic unit, in order to foster creation of vibrant rural economies and so reverse rural depopulation;
2017/11/13
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 43 #

2017/2208(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2 b. Underlines the importance of community-led local development approaches such as LEADER in providing local communities with tools to develop tailor-made solutions to local challenges and empowering rural communities;and therefore calls for a larger share of support to be distributed to CLLD, thus both helping to tackle challenges and build up capacities;
2017/11/13
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 46 #

2017/2208(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Emphasises the importance ofHighlights the possible synergetic effects from ensuring that aof agriculture’s large share of the total employment in lagging regions is in agriculture, with the prospect of being able to provide, as it forms a solid basis for traditional quality products and; notes likewise the potential for developing tourism activities, specifically agro-tourism;
2017/11/13
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 53 #

2017/2208(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Reiterates the importance of digitalisationappropriately-scaled digitalisation, availability of public interest and publically funded expertise and advice services and of improving infrastructure, thus creating a positive environment and good foundation for boosting growth and enhancing cohesion in lagging regions; cautions against exploitation of farm businesses and making them unsustainably dependent, and against increasing levels of indebtedness among rural and farming communities; recalls that good infrastructure, especially the provision of high-speed internet connections along with availability of quality social services helps keep people in rural areas and can help attract a high-calibrely skilled, educated and well paid workforce needed for growth in those areas; recalls that education and training are essential in the development mix and these can be helped by online interconnectedness;
2017/11/13
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 68 #

2017/2208(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Stresses that a well-connected territories that prioritise and enhance rural area iss are essential for building on the work of research partnerships and, including European Innovation Partnership initiatives, so that innovative practices can further enhance the sustainable development of agriculture and associated businesses and growth in lagging regions' rural areas.
2017/11/13
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 3 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Recalls that the Partnership Agreements and programmes under the CPR aim to promote resource efficiency, climate change mitigation and adaptation; as well as horizontal principles of partnership, multi-level governance, non- discrimination and gender equality;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 6 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Recalls that ESI Funds provide important opportunities for energy innovation and its market deployment and in this way can play an important role in Europe’s energy transition;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 9 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Recalls the EU’s commitment under the Paris Agreements that sets out the positive framework for global energy transition; in that regard stresses the need for greater coherence between EU’s sectorial and funding policies;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 11 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. Recalls the EU’s pledge for phasing out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020 as part of the EU 2020 Strategy and prioritising energy efficiency and renewable-based initiatives;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 12 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 c (new)
3c. Notes the overall satisfactory progress of implementation of Europe 2020 goals as it regards the renewable energy transition, however underlines that the results significantly vary among different Member States;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 13 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 d (new)
3d. Notes overall unsatisfactory progress of implementation of Europe 2020 goals as it regards the investment into research and development, with results significantly varying among different Member States and underlines that increased investment into clean energy-related scientific endeavours could both help in achieving set tasks and produce tangible outcomes;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 14 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 e (new)
3e. Stresses the key role of climate and clean energy policies as drivers of innovation; recalls that binding standards and targets have fostered EU leadership in eco-innovation and energy efficiency based technologies that have the potential to address climate change and environmental concerns, ensure sustainable security of supply and maintain the EU’s competitive advantage in climate-friendly energy technologies;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 15 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 f (new)
3f. Welcomes in this respect the Commission´s proposal for the clean energy and circular economy package, which has the potential for becoming a key driver for innovation if supported with clear, ambitious energy efficiency and renewable energy targets that are binding at national level; thus the future planning of ESI Funds should be better integrated with the national energy and climate plans for 2030, including by using common indicators to the ones contained in the Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union when possible;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 16 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 g (new)
3g. Considers that the innovation for decarbonisation should have a key position in the next EU multi-annual framework and supports the increase of climate-related spending in the post-2020 cohesion policy as a way to honour EU´s commitment on achieving global sustainable development goals;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 17 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 h (new)
3h. Underlines that most of currently used clean energy technologies (e.g. wind, solar) are highly dependent on changing natural factors what may compromise the stability of energy supply in separate regions or even Member States and therefore calls for adequate attention to be paid to electricity grids interconnectivity, power reserve balancing, storage and other measures necessary in order to have fully functional Common Energy Market;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 22 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Considers that the smart specialisation approach (resulting in over 120 research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation), as set up by the reformed cohesion policy for 2014-2020, should be further developed; encourages also, in this context, the setting up of interregional partnerships, including of necessary also those going beyond the EU borders, prioritising those on clean energy;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 28 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Insists on the importance of a multi-level governance and a bottom-up approach involving all relevant stakeholders in order to stimulate innovative projectresearch, development and innovation both in terms of technology and of partnerships;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 34 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Is concerned about the variety and complexity of the existing financial instruments (Horizon 2020, European Structural and Investment Funds, European Fund for Sustainable Development, European Fund for Strategic Investments, etc.) and insists that efforts be made to simplify and coordinate these so that local authorities and small project promoters have easier access to funding sources; promotion of synergies shall present a tangible added value and contribute to the overall economic, social and territorial cohesion;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 37 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Emphasises that the level of use of financial instruments both in general and in particular field of energy is still very low and remains unattractive to potential beneficiaries, with the Member States pointing to the difficulties of access and complexity of the procedures as key obstacles; thus there should be no mandatory target for the use of FIs in the post-2020 cohesion policy;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 39 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6b. Underlines that the use of financial instruments should remain at the discretion of managing authorities; opposes therefore any binding target for the use of financial instruments in the future cohesion policy as the need for and form of financial instruments largely depends on the sector and the market to be financed;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 40 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 c (new)
6c. Is concerned by the proposal to facilitate the combination of ESI Funds with the EFSI by way of derogating to applicable requirements for financial instruments under the current CPR; opposes the idea to allow ESI Funds to take a subordinated position to the EFSI;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 44 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Stresses the need for a stable, sustainable, transparent and predictable regulatory environment for the development of innovative projects; emphasises the importance of investing a greater effort to the transition of less developed regions so that they can exploit the potentials of renewable energy, energy efficiency and circular economy for more rapid cohesion in terms of job creation and sustainable development;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 46 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Notes the importance of further work on the definition of “clean energy”, aiming for one which would also include incentives to minimise the environmental impact of production, installation and operation of equipment for such energy generation;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 48 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Considers that the Urban Agenda for the EU is an important tool to engage cities and also to promote energy transition in the EU. and taking into consideration the variety of differences among European local authorities and their potentials, calls for flexible, tailor-made approach in the implementation of Urban Agenda, providing incentives and guidance to fully exploit potentials of the cities;
2017/10/23
Committee: REGI
Amendment 53 #