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11 Amendments of Atidzhe ALIEVA-VELI related to 2020/2126(INI)

Amendment 1 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Underlines that common agricultural policy (CAP) funds make up a significant proportion of the 2021-2027 EU budget and that there is therefore a responsibility to protect them against any type of misuse2021-2027 accounts for about 31% of the EU budget; stresses that when properly implemented, these funds represent a strong support for the food production in the Union, which is at the heart of the CAP, and for the unique European farming model, with an increased focus on the environment and climate, and will contribute to the transition towards a more sustainable agricultural sector and the development of vibrant rural areas; reiterates that the financial interest of the Union and its citizens should be fully protected from fraud, misuse of funds and conflict of interest;
2021/11/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 8 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Welcomes the study entitled ‘The Largest 50 Beneficiaries in each EU Member State of CAP and Cohesion Funds’ and emphasises the importance of consolidating and harmonising EU reporting systems, including through shared databases to ensure EU-wide data base interoperability, common rules and data exchange between governments and stakeholders; stresses also that reporting systems for CAP and cohesion policy funds should contain information on final beneficiaries; urges the Member States to publish this data in a single, machine readable format and to ensure the interoperability of information;
2021/11/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 13 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Notes the EU-wide definition of active farmers in the new CAP; emphasises, however, the lack of progress in the fight against oligarch structur which aims at preventing individuals and companies from receiving support from the CAP when their business is not agricultural or is only marginally so; emphasises that although the number of fraud and irregularities related to EU revenues and expenditure has been reduced considerably over the recent years, the protection of the Union’s financial interest, preservation of EU’s credibility and impartiality in programme spending should remain a priority for the Union and its Member States;
2021/11/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 20 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Underlines the importance of stronger cooperation and coordination between the Member States and the relevant EU bodies engaged in the fight against fraud and misuse of funding (OLAF, the European Court of Auditors, Eurojust and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO)); in addition, calls on the Member States to ensure that the competent national authorities are sufficiently funded and well trained to effectively detect and address fraud and misuse of CAP funds;
2021/11/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 26 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. EUnderlines the need to improve the balance between small and large beneficiaries and ensure more targeted support at Member State level; encourages the Member States to use the different redistributive tools for a fairer distribution of funds and to apply the capping provisions on direct payments;
2021/11/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 36 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Calls for the mandatoryUnderlines that the use of the ARACHNE system by the Member States in order tocould help achieveing more transparency on the beneficiaries of CAP funds; and where such funds end up, as well as the mandatorywaits, therefore, the Commission’s report by year 2025, assessing the use of the single data-mining tool and its interoperability with a view to its generalised use by Member States; furthermore, underlines the need to strengthen the use of the Early Detection and Exclusion System for CAP funds in an effort to enhance transparency on the use of taxpayers’ moneyEU funds;
2021/11/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 46 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Urges the Commission to strengthen its fraud prevention and detection capabilities including strengthening the reporting/signalling from individuals and stakeholders and developing and making better use of IT fraud detection tools;
2021/11/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 50 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Notes that the new CAP includes provisions, proposed by the European Parliament, that should further help the effective protection of the financial interests of the Union through collection and publication of data on groups of beneficiaries;
2021/11/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 65 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Expresses its concern that the cases 7. of high-level conflicts of interest and land-grabbing by oligarchs, which are possibly being facilitated by governmentland concentration and land grabbing are increasing significantly across some parts of Europe; emphasises that land grabbing and land concentration are practices that negatively affect the economic and social welfare of local communities, hindering generational renewal by forcing many farms, mainly small-scale farms, out of business and hampering access to land and setting up new farms; calls on the European Commission to address these issues, within the limits of its competence; invites the Member States to take immediate actions to address land public authoritiesg grabbing and extreme land concentration;
2021/11/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 73 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Emphasises the clear link between respecting the rule of law and the sound implementation of CAP fundsimportance to protect all EU funds, including CAP funds, from infringements of the rule of law; urges the Commission to be extra vigilant on rule of law matters and to activate its proportionate sanction system if needed with regard to EU funds;
2021/11/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 78 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 10
10. Encourages the harmonisation of cadastral systems at EU levelMember States, which haven’t yet done so, to ensure interoperability between the cadastral systems and the Integrated Administration and Control System in order to facilitate and improve the verification process.
2021/11/10
Committee: AGRI