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Activities of Guy VERHOFSTADT

Plenary speeches (14)

The UK’s withdrawal from the EU (debate)
2019/09/18
Dossiers: 2019/2817(RSP)
Preparation of the European Council meeting of 17 and 18 October 2019 (debate)
2019/10/09
Preparation of the European Council meeting of 17 and 18 October 2019 (debate)
2019/10/09
Preparation of the European Council meeting of 17 and 18 October 2019 (debate)
2019/10/09
Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 17 and 18 October 2019 (debate)
2019/10/22
Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 12 and 13 December 2019 (debate)
2019/12/18
Implementing and monitoring the provisions on citizens’ rights in the Withdrawal Agreement (debate)
2020/01/14
Dossiers: 2020/2505(RSP)
European Parliament's position on the Conference on the Future of Europe (debate)
2020/01/15
Dossiers: 2019/2990(RSP)
European Parliament's position on the Conference on the Future of Europe (debate)
2020/01/15
Dossiers: 2019/2990(RSP)
Withdrawal Agreement of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (debate)
2020/01/29
Dossiers: 2018/0427(NLE)
EU coordinated action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences (continuation of debate)
2020/04/16
Dossiers: 2020/2616(RSP)
Conclusions of the extraordinary European Council meeting of 23 April 2020 - New MFF, own resources and Recovery plan (debate)
2020/05/13
Dossiers: 2020/2631(RSP)
Conference on the Future of Europe (debate)
2020/06/17
Dossiers: 2020/2657(RSP)
Conclusions of the extraordinary European Council meeting of 17-21 July 2020 (continuation of debate)
2020/07/23
Dossiers: 2020/2732(RSP)

Reports (1)

RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community
2020/01/23
Committee: AFCO
Dossiers: 2018/0427(NLE)
Documents: PDF(366 KB) DOC(122 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'Guy VERHOFSTADT', 'mepid': 97058}]

Institutional motions (4)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the state of play of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union
2019/09/12
Dossiers: 2019/2817(RSP)
Documents: PDF(169 KB) DOC(51 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the European Parliament’s position on the Conference on the Future of Europe
2020/01/09
Dossiers: 2019/2990(RSP)
Documents: PDF(172 KB) DOC(55 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on implementing and monitoring the provisions on citizens’ rights in the Withdrawal Agreement
2020/01/09
Dossiers: 2020/2505(RSP)
Documents: PDF(166 KB) DOC(49 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the European Parliament’s position on the Conference on the Future of Europe
2020/06/10
Dossiers: 2020/2657(RSP)
Documents: PDF(140 KB) DOC(46 KB)

Written questions (3)

Implementation of the resolution on fundamental rights of people of African descent
2020/06/03
Documents: PDF(42 KB) DOC(10 KB)
Implementation of the resolution on fundamental rights of people of African descent
2020/06/03
Documents: PDF(41 KB) DOC(10 KB)
Possible opening of an infringement procedure against Germany
2020/07/20
Documents: PDF(45 KB) DOC(9 KB)

Amendments (150)

Amendment 4 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Recalls its resolution of 15 January 2020 on implementing and monitoring the provisions on citizens’ rights in the Withdrawal Agreement1 , reiterating that the full implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement remains an overriding priority; and the main precondition for a successful future partnership; __________________ 1 Texts adopted, P9_TA(2020)0006.
2020/05/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 8 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Recalls that compliance with treaties constitutes a fundamental principle of any legal order and, in particular, the international legal order; stresses that stability and trust in relations between the European Union and the UK depend on both parties respecting the principles that the Withdrawal Agreement and the EU- UK Political Declaration is binding upon them, and that it must be implemented in good faith;
2020/05/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 23 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Regrets in this regard that the European Parliament does not have full access to the UK negotiation documents, foremost the UK draft legal text; stresses the importance of full transparency in the negotiation process and urges the Task Force for the Relations with the UK to advocate for the publication of the full negotiation positions to ensure that the Parliament can effectively and informedly follow the partnership negotiations;
2020/05/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 33 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Is concerned about the process of application of the European Union Settlement Scheme; notes in this regard that according to the latest EU Settlement Scheme Statistics, for February 2020, published by the UK Home Office on 19 March 2020, the total number of applications received up to 29 February 2020 was more than 3.3 million (3 343 700), and that, of the total number of applications concluded, 58 % were granted settled status and 41 % were granted pre- settled status ; is concerned that citizens with pre-settled status do not have access to benefits unless they also prove their right to reside; recalls that the success of the future relationship between the EU and the UK depends also on the correct implementation of the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement concerning the rights of European citizens in UK;
2020/05/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 40 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10
10. Reiterates that Parliament will remain vigilant about the implementation of all the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement and the EU-UK Political Declaration;
2020/05/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 48 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 12
12. Insists that any agreement on a new relationship between the EU and the UK must be coherent and adapted to the geographical proximity of, and crossborder local cooperation between both parties, on the one hand, and to the high level of interconnectedness of both parties’ economies; rejects in this regard any ‘cherry-picking’ of various elements from different legal and trade frameworks applicable in the context of relations between the EU and various other third countries;
2020/05/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 53 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 13
13. Rejects failure to achieve a comprehensive agreement by resorting to several sectoral agreements due to a lack of time for concluding the negotiations; reiterates that it is still possible to extend the transition period in accordance with Article 132 of the Withdrawal Agreement; is concerned that the COVID-19 pandemic risks having a negative impact on the timeline planned for the conclusion of the agreement; warns that a strict adherence to this calendar under challenging circumstances increases the risk of a hard Brexit at the end of the transition period;
2020/05/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 71 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 18
18. Welcomes the provisions of the draft text of the Agreement aiming to preserve the autonomy of the EU legal order, including the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union as the ultimate organ for interpreting of EU law; regrets in this regard that the UK mandate rejects any jurisdiction of a foreign court, including the CJEU;
2020/05/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 72 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19 a. Welcomes the human rights commitments foreseen in the draft Agreement, including the respect of the European Convention of Human Rights; stresses the necessity to formalise these commitments, including the abidance by the European Court of Human Rights; reiterates that future judicial and police cooperation between the Union and the UK should depend on such formalised commitments;
2020/05/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 73 #

2020/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 19 b (new)
19 b. Stresses the need to include clear provisions as to the upholding of a rules- based international order, the rule of law and the promotion of democracy;
2020/05/07
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 2 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 2 a (new)
- having regard to its resolution of 11 November 2015 on the reform of the electoral law of the European Union, and the annexed Proposal for a Council Decision adopting the provisions amending the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage1a, __________________ 1a P8_TA-PROV(2015)0395
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 4 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 2 b (new)
- having regard to the European Council Decision 2013/312/EU, of 28 June 2013, establishing the composition of the European Parliament,
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 14 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. Whereas Parliament, pursuant to the European Council Decision of 28 June 2013, is obliged to present a proposal to establish a system which will make it possible, before each election to the European Parliament, to reallocate the seats between the Member States in an objective, fair, durable and transparent way, respecting the principle of degressive proportionality, while taking account of any change in the number of Member States and demographic trends;
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 18 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. wWhereas its resolution of 11 November 2015 on the reform of the electoral law of the European Union2 outlined its position onthe European Parliament’s proposal of 11 November 2015 for a Council Decision amending the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage provides for the establishingment of a joint constituency in which lists are headed by each political family’s candidate for the post of President of the Commission; __________________ 2 Texts adopted, P8_TA(2015)0395.
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 30 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas a modification of the electoral law of the EU will be necessary to create the legal basis for such a joint constituency;
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 47 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Recognises the legal uncertainty created by the triggering of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union by the United Kingdom, the unknown date for finalisation of the Brexit negotiations and the impossibility of adjusting, without a change in the Treaty, the Council’s qualified majority voting system, which should be defined in connection with the allocation of seats in Parliament in order to better ensure the inter-institutional balance;deleted
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 52 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Underlines that, whilst the mathematical formulas display great potential for providing a permanent system for the distribution of seats in the future, the political and legalProposes a mathematical formula that produces an objective, fair, durable and transparent system for the distribution of seats among Member States respecting all the requirements set out by the Treaty on European Union; uncdertainty as a result of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU ultimately make it politically unviablelines that, as this formula is based on population figures, it can be used for any future parliamentary composition, thereby ending the current practice of political bartering for Pparliament to suggest a permanent system at this stageary seats;
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 62 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Notes that until the United Kingdom withdraws from the Union, the most viable solution providing legal certainty to Member States would be to maintain the same distribution of seats in Parliament as the one applied in respect ofthe current distribution of seats in Parliament as established by the European Council Decision of 28 June 2013 only applies to the 2014 - 2019 parliamentary term; stresses, therefore, that a new decision on the composition of the European Parliament for the 2014 9- 201924 parliamentary term is required;
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 69 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Proposes that a new distribution of seats in Parliament should immediately apply once there is legal certainty and the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the Union becomes legally effective; insists that the MEPs that will occupy the seats resulting from this new distribution shall all take up their seats in Parliament at the same time;deleted
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 81 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. ProposNotes that this newproposed distribution of seats should beamong the Member States is fair, objective and based on the following principles: respect for the principle of degressive proportionality, no loss of seats for any Member State, and the use ofusing only a minimal fraction of the seats vacated by the UK;
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 89 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Underlines that the new distribution among Member States in accordance with the proposed formula would allow for a reduction inof the size of Parliament to 699 members plus the President, thereby leaving sufficient room for manoeuvre to accommodatotal number of representatives elected in the Member States to 699 members plus the President; proposes to elect 30 members in the joint constituency which would reduce to overall size of the Parliament by 21 Members; notes, however, that, as a te mpotential future enlargements of the EU and members elected in a joint constituencyrary transitional measure 8 seats out of those 21 are needed to make sure that no Member State will lose a seat;
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 90 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Underlines that the new distribution proposedamong Member States in accordance with the proposed formula would allow for a reduction inof the size of Parliament to 699 members plus the President, thereby leaving sufficient room for manoeuvre to accommodate potential future enlargements of the EU and members elected in atotal number of representatives elected in the Member States to 699 members plus the President; notes, however, that, as a temporary transitional measure 8 additional seats are needed to make sure that no Member State will lose a seat; proposes to elect 43 members in the joint constituency;
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 103 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Considers that the proposed distribution based on principles provides a solid foundation for the future establishment of a permanent system and calls for the adoption of such permanent system in the near future; proposes that this system be chosen well in advance of the elections to the European Parliament in 2024;deleted
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 121 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Annex – recital 3
(3) From the European electollowing the Council Decisions aftermending the Act concerning the adopelection of the legal basis for transnational listsmembers of the European Parliament, a number of representatives in the European Parliament shouldwill be elected in a joint constituency comprising the entire territory of the Union;
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 129 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Annex – Article 3 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
The number of representatives in the European Parliament elected in each Member State for the 2019 - 2024 parliamentary term shall be the one provided for in Article 3 of the European Council Decision 2013/312/EU of 28 June 20132 . __________________ 2European Council Decision No 2013/312/EU of 28 June 2013 establishing the composition of the European Parliament (OJ L 181 of 29.6.2013, p. 57)shall be based on the following formula: - Four base seats shall be assigned to each Member State, plus one additional seat per adjusted population unit or part thereof using the divisor method with upward rounding. - The number of base seats, the power, and the divisor shall be determined so that six seats will be allocated to the least populous Member State, 96 seats will be allocated to the most populous Member State, and the total number of the seats allocated will be 700. - In accordance with Article 1, the distribution of seats shall be degressively proportional, subject to rounding upwards.
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 135 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Annex – Article 3 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – introductory part
However, once the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the Union becomes legally effective,Pursuant to the formula in paragraph 1, four base seats are assigned to each Member State, plus one additional seat per 58400 adjusted population units or parts thereof, where the adjusted units are obtained by raising the population figures to the power 0,85. As a temporary transitional arrangement the following countries will have one additional seat on top of the figure resulting from the application of the formula to adjust for seat losses or breaches of the principle of degressive proportionality: Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Portugal and Sweden. Pursuant to the previous subparagraphs the number of representatives in the European Parliament elected in each Member State, for the 2019 - 2024 parliamentary term, shall be set as follows:
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 141 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Annex – Article 3 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 – table
Belgium 21 Bulgaria 17 Czech Republic 21 Denmark 14 Germany 96 Estonia 7 Ireland 13 Greece 21 Spain 5861 France 781 Croatia 12 Italy 76 Cyprus 6 Latvia 8 Lithuania 11 Luxembourg 6 Hungary 21 Malta 6 Netherlands 289 Austria 19 Poland 512 Portugal 21 Romania 32 Slovenia 8 Slovakia 14 Finland 14 Sweden 21
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 153 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Annex – Article 3 – paragraph 2
2. If the date on which the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the Union becomes legally effective falls after the European Parliament elections in 2019, each Member State concerned shall designate the persons who will fill the additional seats resulting from the difference between the number of seats allocated to that Member State in Article 3 of Decision 2013/312/EU and the number of seats allocated to it in the second subparagraph of paragraph 1 of this Article. Member States shall designate the persons who will fill those additional seats in accordance with their legislation, provided that the persons in question have been elected by direct universal suffrage and by reference to the results of the European Parliament elections in 2019Without prejudice to Article 2, a number of 30 representatives will be directly elected in a joint constituency comprising the entire territory of the Union.
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 154 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Annex – Article 3 – paragraph 2
2. If the date on which the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the Union becomes legally effective falls after the European Parliament elections in 2019, each Member State concerned shall designate the persons who will fill the additional seats resulting from the difference between the number of seats allocated to that Member State in Article 3 of Decision 2013/312/EU and the number of seats allocated to it in the second subparagraph of paragraph 1 of this Article. Member States shall designate the persons who will fill those additional seats in accordance with their legislation, provided that the persons in question have been elected by direct universal suffrage and by reference to the results of the European Parliament elections in 2019Without prejudice to Article 2, a number of 43 representatives will be directly elected in a joint constituency comprising the entire territory of the Union.
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 158 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Annex – Article 3 – paragraph 3
3. The representatives in the European Parliament who fill the additional seats referred to in paragraph 2 shall take up their seats in Parliament at the same time.deleted
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 169 #

2017/2054(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Annex – Article 4 – paragraph 1
Sufficiently far in advance of the beginning of the 2024 – 2029Before the end of the fourth calendar year of each parliamentary term, the European Parliament shall submCouncil shall adopt, with tohe consent of the European Council, in accordance with Article 14(2) of the Treaty on European Union, a proposal for a permanent method for the allocation of seats between Member StatesParliament, a decision establishing the apportionment of seats pursuant to the formula established in Article(1), which will apply at the subsequent election of the Parliament. That decision shall respect the principles referred to in Articles 1 and 2.
2017/10/20
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 2 #

2015/0907(APP)

Draft legislative resolution
Paragraph 1
1. GDeclines to gives its consent to the draft Council decision;
2018/06/26
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 761 #

2014/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 a (new)
30a. Concludes that the various terrorist attacks on European soil have proven that national security should be better ensured if it wasn’t an exclusive competence of the member states; proposes therefore to amend Article 4 TEU to make the national security a shared competence between EU and member states in order to, among others, facilitate the creation of a European intelligence service, possibly within Europol; stipulates that in the meantime in accordance with Article 73 TFEU nothing prevents the Member States to create these forms of cooperation between their services;
2016/11/09
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 36 #

2011/2019(BUD)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Highlights the fact that the proposed figures in the 2012 EU annual budget are consistent with the profile of EU expenditure set in the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2007-2013, provided an agreement of the budgetary authority can be found to a revision of the MFF accommodating the additional financing needs of ITER; emphasises that any increase (or decrease) compared to Budget 2011 must therefore be assessed bearing in mind its impact on the delivery of the multiannual programmes; stresses that this is a question of institutional credibility and coherence of the EU project when EU responsibilities and commitments keep on growing; deeply regrets from this point of view that the Commission did not propose endowing policies and new competencies established at EU level following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty with meaningful and visible financial capacity;
2011/05/24
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 43 #

2011/2019(BUD)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Observes that according to the DB 2012 there is an overall margin of EUR 1 603 million in CA under the 2012 ceiling agreed in the MFF; is determined to make full use of this available margin as well as – if necessary – of other flexibility mechanisms foreseen by the current IIA to support and strengthen certain targeted political objectives, which have not been included in the current MFF; expects Council’s full cooperation as regards the use of these mechanisms;
2011/05/24
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 46 #

2011/2019(BUD)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Recalls that a first round of discussions on budgetary priorities has already staken placerted in Parliament in the form of the extensive consultation of its specialised committees by its general rapporteur for the Budget 2012; emphasises that the process must now be fine-tuned in each committee for its respective field of competence so as to identify the positive and negative priorities for the Budget 2012;
2011/05/24
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 47 #

2011/2019(BUD)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Notes the Commission’s estimate that all in all 43.5% of the DB 2012 (in CA) contributes to the objectives of the EU 2020 strategy; finds this estimate positive but not sufficient; acknowledges that the priorities set by the Commission therefore seem consistent with those defined by Parliament in its resolution on general guidelines for the 2012 Budget, but calls for a more ambitious approach to the funding of the Europe 2020 strategy; is, however, determined to further analyse these figures in full association with all its specialised committees;
2011/05/24
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 49 #

2011/2019(BUD)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Takes the view that, besides the delivery of the EU 2020 strategy, appropriations in the EU 2012 Budget should be kepset at an appropriate level to ensure the continuation of EU policies and the achievement of EU objectives; underlines in particular the need to allow the EU to shoulder its global responsibility, especially in the wake of the Arab Spring and the unrest in the Middle East;
2011/05/24
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 53 #

2011/2019(BUD)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Observes that the Commission has made a first endeavour to identify negative priorities and savings in some policy areas as compared with what was initially foreseen in the financial programming, particularly in those characterised by poor performance and low implementation rates in the recent past; asks the Commission to provide additional information supporting its assessments; notes also that, contrary to previous years, the Commission has frequently departed from its indicative financial programming presented in January 2011; is determined to further check and analyse these proposals before endorsing them and is also willing to assess the possibility for further savings and re-allocations;
2011/05/24
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 57 #

2011/2019(BUD)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Notes the proposed increase in PA of 4.9% compared to 2011; is convinced that the Commission is proposing such figures on the basis of a careful and critical analysis of forecasts provided by Member States, which themselves co-manage 80% of the EU budget; notes that the bulk of this increase is linked to legal needs arising in relation to the 7th Research Programme and the Structural and Cohesion Funds; is convinced that the proposed level of payments represents the bare minimum required to honour EU legal commitments made in previous years and that it is the EU’s duty to comply with the legal obligations deriving from these commitments; strongly urges the Council, therefore, to refrain from cutting the proposed level of payments;
2011/05/24
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 62 #

2011/2019(BUD)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Observes, moreover, that the overall margin in PA under the ceiling of the MFF remains highamounts at EUR 8 815 million; highlights the fact that any decrease below the figure proposed by the Commission would in turn worsen the situation in relation to the urgent need to reduce the unprecedented level of outstanding commitments (RALs) and to ensure the correct implementation of EU policies and programmesReminds the non-respect by Council of the inter- institutional declaration on payments agreed in December 2010 related to the implementation of Budget 2011; In this context recalls that the draft amending budget 03/2011 shows a budgetary surplus of 4.9 bn Euro in payments in 2010; Deplores the Commission’s proposal to lower the Member States’ contributions by this amount; is of the opinion that such an approach is not good budgeting and will have no impact on the overall deficit level of Member States, while this amount can make a clear difference to the EU’s annual budget; therefore is not ready to give its agreement to the draft amending budget 03/2011;
2011/05/24
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 1 #

2010/2094(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 (new)
1. Recalls that the European Parliament intends to exercise to the full its responsibilities as regards both the formulation and control of the Common Foreign and Security Policy, which were recognised by the High Representative in her declaration on political accountability1; 1 Declaration annexed to the European Parliament position of 8 July 2010 on the proposal for a Council decision establishing the organisation and functioning of the European External Action Service (texts adopted (P7_TA(2010)0280)).
2010/09/22
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 2 #

2010/2094(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 (new)
2. Approves this amending budget and recalls the provisions of Article 4 of Council Decision 2010/427/EU of 26 July 2010 establishing the organisation and functioning of the European External Action Service1 and the commitments given by the High Representative in her statement made at the plenary sitting of the European Parliament on 7 July 2010 concerning the basic organisation of the central administration of the European External Action Service (EEAS); 1 OJ L 201, 3.8.2010, p. 30.
2010/09/22
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 3 #

2010/2094(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 (new)
3. Recalls that the EEAS must enjoy budgetary autonomy, which will enable it to perform properly the tasks entrusted to it by the Treaties;
2010/09/22
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 4 #

2010/2094(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 (new)
4. Recalls its intention of exercising fully the rights vested in it under the rules governing the budget procedure, particularly those relating to the discharge as referred to in Article 8(6) of Decision 2010/427/EU;
2010/09/22
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 5 #

2010/2094(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 (new)
5. Recalls the insistence of the European Parliament during the negotiating process leading to the establishment of the EEAS that an efficient and effective service, avoiding duplication of effort, must be established; stresses that the deployment of the EEAS should permit the development of synergies making resources available to launch fresh initiatives on which the European Parliament must be consulted;
2010/09/22
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 6 #

2010/2094(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 (new)
6. Stresses that appointments to managerial posts must be made on the basis of the candidates' own capacities, while maintaining balance and ensuring that the various persons responsible for conducting the Union's external policy are representative;
2010/09/22
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 7 #

2010/2094(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 (new)
7. Stresses furthermore that the staff of the EEAS must be appointed on the basis of merit, expertise and excellence and must be drawn in appropriate proportions, ensuring geographical and gender balance, from the Commission, the Council and national diplomatic services, in a way which fully complies with Article 6(6), (8) and (11) of Decision 2010/427/EU;
2010/09/22
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 1 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 1
(1) The purpose of this Decision is to establish the organisation and functioning of the European External Action Service ("EEAS"), a functionally autonomous body of the Union under the authority of the High Representative, set up by Article 27(3) of the Treaty on European Union ("TEU"), as amended by the Treaty of Lisbon. This Decision and in particular the reference to the term "High Representative" will be interpreted in accordance with her different functions under Article 18 of the TEU.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 2 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 3
(3) The EEAS will support the High Representative, who is also a Vice- President of the Commission and the President of the Foreign Affairs Council, in fulfilling her mandate to conduct the Common Foreign and Security Policy ("CFSP") of the European Union and to ensure the consistency of the EU's external action as outlined, notably, in Articles 18 and 27 TEU. The EEAS will support the High Representative in her capacity as President of the Foreign Affairs Council, without prejudice to the normal tasks of the General Secretariat of the Council. The EEAS will also support the High Representative in her capacity as Vice- President of the Commission, for her responsibilities within the Commission for responsibilities incumbent on it in external relations and for coordinating other aspects of the Union's external action, without prejudice to the normal tasks of the Commission services.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 3 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 3 a (new)
(3a) In its contribution to the EU external cooperation programmes, the EEAS should seek to ensure that these programmes respond to the objectives for external action as set out in Article 21 TUE, in particular its paragraph (2)(d) and that they respect the objectives of EU development policy in line with Article 208 TFEU. In this context, the EEAS should also promote the fulfilment of the objectives of the European Consensus on Development and the European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 4 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 5
(5) The European Parliament will fully play its role in the external action of the Union, including its functions of political control as provided for in Article 14(1) of the TEU, as well as in legislative and budgetary matters as laid down in the Treaties. Furthermore, in accordance with Article 36 of the TEU, the High Representative will regularly consult the European Parliament on the main aspects and the basic choices of the CFSP and will ensure that the views of the European Parliament are duly taken into consideration. The EEAS will assist the High Representative in this regard. Specific arrangements should be made with regard to access for Members of European Parliament to classified documents and information in the area of CFSP. Until the adoption of such arrangements, existing provisions under the 2002 Interinstitutional Agreement on classified documents and information in the area of ESDP will apply.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 5 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 7
(7) Provisions should be adopted relating to the staff of the EEAS and their recruitment. For matters relating to its staff the EEAS should be treated as an institution within the meaning of the Staff Regulations. I where such provisions are necessary to establish the organisation and functioning of the EEAS. In parallel, necessary amendments should be made, in accordance with Article 27(3)336 of the TFEU, to the EEAS will comprise oStaff Regulations of Officials ofrom the General Secretariat of the Council andEuropean Communities ("Staff Regulations") and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of those Commission aunities ("CEOS") without prejudice to Article 298 of the TFEU. For matters wrell as personnel seconded from the diplomatic services of the Member Stateating to its staff the EEAS should be treated as an institution within the meaning of the Staff Regulations. The High Representative will be the Appointing Authority, in relation both to officials subject to the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Communities ("Staff Regulations") and agents subject to the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants. The High Representative will also have authority over the Seconded National Experts ("SNEs") in post in the EEAS. The number of officials and servants of the EEAS will be decided each year as part of the budgetary procedure and will be reflected in the establishment plan.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 6 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 7 a (new)
(7a) The staff members of the EEAS will carry out their duties and conduct themselves solely with the interest of the Union in mind.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 7 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 7 b (new)
(7b) Recruitment will be based on merit whilst ensuring adequate geographical and gender balance. The staff of the EEAS should comprise a meaningful presence of nationals from all the Member States. The review foreseen in 2013 should also cover this issue, including, as appropriate, suggestions for additional specific measures to correct possible imbalances.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 8 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 7 c (new)
(7c) In accordance with Article 27(3) of the TEU, the EEAS will comprise officials from the General Secretariat of the Council and the Commission as well as personnel coming from the diplomatic services of the Member States. For that purpose, the relevant departments and functions in the General Secretariat of the Council and in the Commission will be transferred to the EEAS, together with officials and temporary agents occupying a post in such departments or functions. Before the 1st of July 2013, the EEAS will recruit exclusively officials originating from the General Secretariat of the Council and the Commission as well as staff coming from the diplomatic services of the Member States. After that date, all officials and other servants of the European Union should be able to apply for vacant posts in the EEAS.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 9 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 7 d (new)
(7d) The EEAS may, in specific cases, have recourse to specialised seconded national experts (SNEs), over which the High Representative will have authority. Seconded National Experts in post in the EEAS will not be counted in the one third which staff from Member States should represent when the EEAS will reach its full capacity. Their transfer in the phase of setting up of the EEAS will not be automatic and will be made with the consent of the authorities of the originating Member States. By the expiry of the contract of an SNE transferred to the EEAS under article 6bis, the function will be converted into a temporary agent post in cases where the function performed by the SNE corresponds to a function normally carried out by staff at AD level, provided that the necessary post is available under the establishment plan.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 10 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 7 e (new)
(7e) The Commission and the EEAS will agree on modalities relating to the issue of instructions from the Commission to delegations. These should foresee in particular that when the Commission will issue instructions to delegations, it will simultaneously provide a copy of these to the Head of Delegation and the EEAS central administration.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 11 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 8
(8) In order to ensure the budgetary autonomy necessary for the smooth operation of the EEAS, the Financial Regulation should be amended in order to treat the EEAS as an "institution" within the meaning of the Financial Regulation, with a specific section in the Union budget. The EEAS will be subject to the procedures regarding the discharge as provided for in Article 319 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and in Articles 145 to 147 of the Financial Regulation. The Financial Regulation should be amended in order to include the EEAS in Article 1 of the Financial Regulation, with a specific section in the Union budget. In accordance with applicable rules, and as it is the case for other institutions, a part of the annual report of the Court of Auditors will be dedicated also to the EEAS and the EEAS will respond to such reports. The EEAS will be subject to the procedures regarding the discharge as provided for in Article 319 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and in Articles 145 to 147 of the Financial Regulation. She will provide the European Parliament with all support necessary to complete European Parliament’s right as discharge authority. The implementation of the operational budget will be the Commission’s responsibility in accordance with Article 317 of the TFEU. Decisions having a financial impact will in particular respect the responsibilities laid down in Title IV of the Financial Regulation, especially Article 75 thereof regarding expenditure operations and Articles 64 to 68 regarding liability of the financial actors.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 12 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 8 a (new)
(8a) The establishment of the EEAS should be guided by the principle of cost- efficiency aiming towards budget neutrality. To this end, transitional arrangements and gradual build-up of capacity will have to be used. Unnecessary duplication of tasks, functions and resources with other structures should be avoided. All opportunities for rationalisation should be used. In addition, a number of additional posts for Member States' temporary agents will be necessary which have to be financed within the framework of the current multi-annual framework.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 13 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 12
(12) This Decisione High Representative should, be reviewed in the light of experience iy mid-2013, make a review of the functioning and organisation of the EEAS, accompanied, if necessary, by proposals for a revision of this Decision. Such a revision should be adopted no later than the beginning of 2014.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 14 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – introductory wording
1. The EEAS shall support the High Representative in fulfilling her mandates as outlined, notably, in Articles 18 and 27 TEU:
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 15 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – indent 1
- in fulfilling her mandate to conduct the Common Foreign and Security Policy ("CFSP") of the European Union, including the Common Security and Defence Policy ("CSDP"), to contribute by her proposals to the development of that policy, which she shall carry out as mandated by the Council and to ensure the consistency of the EU's external action;
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 16 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 2 – paragraph 2
2. The EEAS shall assist the President of the European Council, the President of the Commission, and the Commission and, in the President of the European Councilexercise of their respective functions in the area of external relations.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 17 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 3 – paragraph 1
1. The EEAS shall support and work in cooperation with the diplomatic services of the Member States as well as with the General Secretariat of the Council and the services of the Commission, as well as with the diplomatic services of the Member States, in order to ensure consistency between the different areas of the Union external action and between these and its other policies.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 18 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 3 – paragraph 2
2. The EEAS and the services of the Commission shall consult each other on all matters relating to the external action of the Union in the exercise of their respective functions except on matters covered by CSDP. The EEAS shall take part in the preparatory work and procedures relating to acts to be prepared by the Commission in this area. This paragraph shall be implemented in accordance with Chapter 1 of Title V of the TEU, and with Article 205 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union ("TFEU").
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 19 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 3 – paragraph 4
4. The EEAS shall extend appropriate support and cooperation to the other institutions and bodies of the Union, in particular to the European Parliament. The EEAS may also benefit from the support and cooperation of these institutions and bodies, including agencies as appropriate. The EEAS internal auditor will cooperate with the internal auditor of the Commission to ensure the consistency of audit policy, with particular reference to the Commission’s responsibility for operational expenditure. In addition, the EEAS shall cooperate with the European Office for the Fight against Fraud (OLAF) in accordance with Regulation (EC) N° 1073/1999. It shall in particular swiftly adopt the decision required by this Regulation on terms and conditions for internal investigations. As provided in this Regulation, Member States, in accordance with national provisions, and institutions shall give the necessary support to enable the OLAF’s agents to fulfil their task.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 20 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. The EEAS shall be managed by an executive Secretary-General who will operate under the authority of the High Representative. The executive Secretary- General shall take all measures necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of the EEAS, including its administrative and budgetary management. He shall ensure effective coordination between all departments in the central administration as well as with the Union delegations, and shall represent the EEAS.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 21 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 4 – paragraph 2
2. The executive Secretary-General shall be assisted by two Deputy Secretaries- General.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 22 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 4 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – introductory wording
3. The central administration of the EEAS shall be organised in directorates general. These shall in particular include:
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 23 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 4 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – indent 2
- a directorate general for administrative, staffing, budgetary, security and communication and information system matters under the direct authority of the Secretary-General; working in the EEAS framework managed by the executive Secretary- General. The High Representative shall appoint, in accordance with the normal rules of recruitment, a Director General for budget and administration who shall work under the authority of the High Representative. He shall be responsible to the High Representative for the administrative and internal budgetary management of the EEAS. He shall follow the same budget lines and administrative rules as applicable in the part of Section III of the EU budget which falls under Heading V of the Multiannual Financial Framework;
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 24 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 4 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – indent 3
- the crisis management and planning directorate, the civilian planning and conduct capability, the European Union Military Staff and the European Union Situation Centre, placed under the direct authority and responsibility of the High Representative in her capacity as High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; t, shall assist her in the task of conducting the Union’s CFSP in accordance with the provisions of the Treaty while respecting, in accordance with Article 40 of the TEU, the other competences of the Union. The specificities of these structures, as well as the particularities of their functions, recruitment and the status of the staff shall be respected. Full coordination between all the structures of the EEAS shall be ensured.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 25 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 4 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 – indent -1 (new)
- a strategic policy planning department;
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 26 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 4 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 – indent 1
- a legal department under the direct administrative authority of the executive Secretary- General which shall work closely with the Legal Services of the Council and the Commission;
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 27 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 4 – paragraph 4
4. The High Representative shall designate from among EEAS staff members the chairpersons of Council preparatory bodies that are chaired by a representative of the High Representative, including the chair of the Political and Security Committee. , in accordance with the modalities set out in Annex II of the COUNCIL DECISION of 1 December 2009 laying down measures for the implementation of the European Council Decision on the exercise of the Presidency of the Council, and on the chairmanship of preparatory bodies of the Council, (2009/908/EU)1. 1 OJ L 322, 9.12.2009, p. 28.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 28 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 5 – paragraph 1
1. The decision to open a delegation shall be adopted by the High Representative, after consulting the Council and the Commission. The decision tor close a delegation shall be adopted by the High Representative, in agreement with the Council and the Commission.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 29 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 5 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
2. Each Union delegation shall be led byplaced under the authority of a Head of Delegation.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 30 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 5 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2
In areas where the Commission exercises the powers conferred to it by the Treaties, the Commission may, in accordance with article 221(2) TFEU, also issue instructions to delegations, which shall be executed under the overall responsibility of the Head of Delegation.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 31 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 5 – paragraph 5
5. The operation of each delegation shall be periodically evaluated by the Secretary General of the EEAS; evaluation shall include financial and administrative audits. The Secretary General of the EEAS may request to be assisted for this purpose by the relevant Commission departments. In addition to internal measures by the EEAS, OLAF shall exercise its powers, notably by conducting anti-fraud measures, in accordance with Regulation (EC) N° 1073/1999.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 32 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 5 – paragraph 7
7. Union delegations shall have the capacity to service the needs of other EU institutions, in particular the European Council and the European Parliament, in their official contacts with the international organisations or third countries to which they delegations are accredited.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 33 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 5 – paragraph 8
8. The Head of Delegation shall have the power to represent the EU in the country where the delegation is locaaccredited, in particular for the conclusion of contracts and being a party to legal proceedings.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 34 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 5 – paragraph 9
9. The Union delegations shall work in close cooperation and share information with the diplomatic services of the Member States. They shall, on a reciprocal basis, provide all relevant information.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 35 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 5 – paragraph 10
10. The Union delegations shall have the capacity to,, acting in accordance with Art. 35, 3rd subparagraph of the EU Treaty and upon request by Member States, support the Member States in their diplomatic relations and in their role of providing consular protection to Union citizens in third countries.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 36 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph -1 (new)
-1. The provisions set out in this Article, except paragraph 2, shall apply without prejudice to the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Communities ("Staff Regulations") and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of those Communities ("CEOS"), including the amendments made to these rules, in accordance with Article 336 of the TFEU, in order to adapt them to the needs of the EEAS.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 37 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 1
1. The EEAS shall comprise: (a) officials and other servants of the European Union, including personnel from the diplomatic services of the Member States appointed as temporary agents1; (b) if necessary, and on a temporary basis, specialised seconded national experts (SNEs). The Staff Regulations and the CEOS shall apply to this staff. 1 Article 98(1), second subparagraph of the Staff Regulations will read as follows : “As from 1 July 2013, the Appointing Authority shall also consider the applications of officials from other institutions without giving priority to any of these categories.”
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 38 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. If necessary, the EEAS may, in specific cases, have recourse to a limited number of specialised seconded national experts (SNEs). The High Representative shall adopt the rules, equivalent to those laid down in Council Decision 2003/479/EC as amended by Council Decision 2007/829/EC of 5 December 20071, under which SNEs are put at the disposal of the EEAS in order to provide specialised expertise. 1 OJ L 327, 13 December 2007, page 10.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 39 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 2
2. The staff members of the EEAS shall carry out their duties and conduct themselves solely with the interests of the Union in mind. Without prejudice to Articles 2(1), third subparagraphindent, 2(2) and 5(3), they shall neither seek nor take instructions from any Government, authority, organisation or person outside the EEAS or any body or person other than the High Representative. In accordance with the second paragraph of Article 11 of the Staff Regulations, the EEAS staff may not accept any payments of any kind whatever from any other source outside the EEAS.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 40 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 3
3. The Staff Regulations, the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants and the rules adopted jointly by the European Union institutions for the purpose of applying the Staff Regulations and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants shall apply to the staff of the EEAS referred to in paragraph 1, subparagraph (a).deleted
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 41 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 4
4. The High Representative shall adopt the rules, equivalent to those laid down in Council Decision 2003/479/EC of 5 December 2007, under which SNEs are put at the disposal of the EEAS in order to provide specialised expertise.deleted
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 42 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 6
6. All appoinRecruitments in the EEAS shall be based on merit and on the broadest possible geographical basiswhilst ensuring adequate geographical and gender balance. The staff of the EEAS shall comprise a meaningful presence of nationals from all the Member States.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 43 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 7
7. All members of the staff of the EEAS covered by the Staff Regulations and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants shall have the same rights and obligations, regardless whether they are oOfficials of the European Union orand temporary agents coming from the diplomatic services of the Member States, shall have the same rights and obligations and be treated equally, in particular as concerns eligibility to assume all positions under equivalent conditions. No distinction shall be made between temporary agents coming from national diplomatic services and officials of the European Union as regards the assignment of duties to perform in all areas of activities and policies implemented by the EEAS. In accordance with the provisions of the Financial Regulation, the Member States shall support the Union in the enforcement of financial liabilities resulting from any liability under Article 66 of the Financial Regulation of EEAS temporary agents coming from national diplomatic services.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 44 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 8
8. The relevant departments and functions in the General Secretariat of the Council and in the Commission listed in the Annex shall be transferred to the EEAS. Officials and temporary agents occupying a post in departments or functions listed in the Annex shall be transferred to the EEAS. This shall also apply to contract and local staff assigned to such departments and functions. SNEs working in those departments or functions shall also be transferred to the EEAS. These transfers shall take effect on the day of the adoption of the amending Budget of the European Union providing for the corresponding posts and appropriations in the EEAS. Upon their transfer to the EEAS, the High Representative shall assign each official to a post in his function group which corresponds to his grade.deleted
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 45 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 9
9. The High Representative shall establish the selection procedures for EEAS staff, which shall be based on merit and on the broadest possible geographical basis, in conformity with the Staff Regulations and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants, with due regard for gender balance. undertaken through a transparent procedure based on merit with the objective of securing the services of staff of the highest standard of ability, efficiency and integrity while ensuring adequate geographical balance, a need for a meaningful presence of nationals from all EU Member States in the EEAS and aiming towards gender balance. Representatives of the Member States, the General Secretariat of the Council and the Commission shall be involved in the recruitment procedure for vacant posts in the EEAS1. 1 See draft declaration relating to the appointment procedure at the end.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 46 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. When the EEAS has reached its full capacity, staff from Member States, as referred to in paragraph 1, first subparagraph, should represent at least one third of all EEAS staff at AD level. Likewise, permanent EU officials should represent at least 60% of all EEAS staff at AD level, including staff coming from the diplomatic services of the Member States, who have become permanent EU officials, in accordance with the provisions of the Staff Regulations. Each year, the High Representative shall present a report to the European Parliament and the Council on the occupation of posts in the EEAS.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 47 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 9 b (new)
9b. The High Representative shall lay down the rules on mobility so as to ensure that the members of the staff of the EEAS are subject to a high degree of mobility. Specific modalities shall apply to the personnel referred to in Article 4 (3), third indent. In principle, all EEAS staff shall periodically serve in Union delegations. The High Representative shall establish rules to that effect.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 48 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 10
10. The procedures for recruiting staff for posts transferred to the EEAS which are on-going at the date of entry into force of this Decision shall remain valid: they shall be carried on and completed under the authority of the High Representative in accordance with the relevant vacancy notices and the applicable rules of the Staff Regulations and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants. In the course of setting up the EEAS, representatives of the Member States, the General Secretariat of the Council and the Commission shall be involved in the recruitment procedure for vacant posts in the EEAS. The staff of the EEAS central administration shall be made up of officials and other servants from, respectively, relevant departments of the General Secretariat of the Council and of the Commission as well as staff seconded from national diplomatic services of the Member States. When the EEAS has reached its full capacity, staff from Member States should represent at least one third of all EEAS staff at AD level. Each year, the High Representative shall present a report to the Council on the occupation of posts in the EEAS. In accordance with the applicable provisions of its national law, each Member State shall provide its officials who have become temporary agents in the EEAS with a guarantee of immediate reinstatement at the end of their period of service to the EEAS. This period of service, in accordance with the provisions of Article 50b of CEOS, shall not exceed eight years, unless, it is extended for a maximum period of two years in exceptional circumstances and in the interest of the service1. EU officials serving in the EEAS shall have the right to apply for posts in their institution of origin on the same terms as internal applicants. 1 Article 50b(2) of CEOS will read as follows : “2. They may be engaged for a maximum period of four years. Contracts may be renewed for a maximum period of four years. In total, engagement should not exceed eight years. However, in exceptional circumstances and in the interest of the service, at the end of the eighth year, the contract may be extended for a maximum period of two years. A renewal or extension shall be granted on condition that the secondment from the national diplomatic service is extended for the period of renewal.”
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 49 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 11
11. The High Representative shall lay down the rules on mobility so as to ensure that the members of the staff of the EEAS are subject to a sufficient degree of mobility. Specific modalities shall apply to the personnel referred to in Article 4 (3), third hyphen. In principle, all EEAS staff shall periodically serve in Union delegationSteps shall be taken in order to provide EEAS staff with adequate common training, building in particular on existing national and EU practices and structures. The High Representative shall establish rules to that effecttake appropriate measures to that effect within the year following the entry into force of this Decision.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 50 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 12
12. In accordance with the applicable provisions of its national law, each Member State shall provide its officials who have become temporary agents in the EEAS with a guarantee of immediate reinstatement at the end of their period of secondment to the EEAS. Beyond two consecutive secondments, each Member State may decide to prolong such guarantee in accordance with the applicable provisions of its national law. EU officials serving in the EEAS shall have the right to apply for posts in their institution of origin on the same terms as internal applicants.deleted
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 51 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 13
13. Steps shall be taken in order to provide EEAS staff with adequate common training, building in particular on existing national practices and structures. The High Representative shall take appropriate measures to that effect within the year following the entry into force of this Decision.deleted
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 52 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 a (new)
Article 6 a Transitional provisions regarding staff 1. The relevant departments and functions in the General Secretariat of the Council and in the Commission listed in the Annex shall be transferred to the EEAS. Officials and temporary agents occupying a post in departments or functions listed in the Annex shall be transferred to the EEAS. This shall apply mutatis mutandis to contract and local staff assigned to such departments and functions. SNEs working in those departments or functions shall also be transferred to the EEAS with the consent of the authorities of the originating Member State. These transfers shall take effect on 1 January 2011. In accordance with the Staff Regulations, upon their transfer to the EEAS, the High Representative shall assign each official to a post in his function group which corresponds to his grade. 2. The procedures for recruiting staff for posts transferred to the EEAS which are on-going at the date of entry into force of this Decision shall remain valid: they shall be carried on and completed under the authority of the High Representative in accordance with the relevant vacancy notices and the applicable rules of the Staff Regulations and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 53 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 7 – paragraph 1
1. The High Representative shall act asduties of authorising officer for the EEAS section of the General Budget of the European Union andshall be delegated in accordance with Article 59 of the Financial Regulation. The High Representative shall adopt the internal rules for the management of the correspondingadministrative budget lines. These internal rules shall lay down which of the powers of the authorising officer are delegated to the Secretary- General and the conditions under which the Secretary-General can sub delegate these powersOperational expenditure shall remain within the Commission section of the budget.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 54 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 7 – paragraph 3
3. As regards operational expenditure arising from the implementation of the CFSP budget, the Instrument for Stability, the Instrument for CooperWhen drawing up estimates of administrative expenditure for the EEAS, the High Representative will hold consultations with Industrialised Countries, the Communication and Public Diplomacy as well as the Election Observation Missions, the Commission shall be responsible for their financial management under the authority of the High Representative in her capacity as Vice-President of the Commission, respectively, the Commissioner for Development Policy and the Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy regarding their respective responsibility.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 55 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 7 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. In accordance with Article 314(1) of the TFEU, the EEAS shall draw up estimates of its expenditure for the following financial year. The Commission shall consolidate these estimates in a draft budget, which may contain different estimates. The Commission may amend the draft budget as provided for in Article 314(2) of the TFEU.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 56 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 7 – paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. In order to ensure the budgetary transparency in the area of external action of the Union, the Commission will transmit to the budgetary authority, together with the Draft EU Budget, a working document presenting, in a comprehensive way, all expenditure related to the external action of the Union.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 57 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 7 – paragraph 4
4. The EEAS shall be subject to the procedures regarding the discharge provided for in Article 319 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and in Article 145 to 147 of the Financial Regulation. The EEAS will, in this context, fully cooperate with institutions involved in the discharge procedure and provide, as appropriate, the additional necessary information, including through attendance in meetings of the relevant bodies.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 58 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 8 – title
Programming External Action Instruments and programming
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 59 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 8 – paragraph 1
1. In the framework of tThe management of EU external cooperation programmes, which remain is under the responsibility of the Commission, the High Representative and the EEAS shall contribute to the programming and management cycle for the following geographic and thematic instruments, on the basis of the policy objectives set out in the said instruments: - the Development Cooperation Instrument, - the European Development Fund, - the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, - the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument, - the Instrument for Cooperation with Industrialised Countries, - the Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation without prejudice to role of the Commission and of the EEAS in programming as set out in the following paragraphs.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 60 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 8 – paragraph 2
2. In accordance with Article 3, throughout the whole cycle of programming, planning and implementation of thesThe High Representative shall ensure overall political coordination of the EU's external action, ensuring the unity, consistency and effectiveness of the EU’s external action in particular through the external assistance instruments,: - the High Representative and the EEAS shall work with the relevant members and services of the Commission. All proposals for decision will be prepared through Commission procedures and submitted to the Commission for decisionDevelopment Cooperation Instrument, - the European Development Fund, - the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, - the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument, - the Instrument for Cooperation with Industrialised Countries, - the Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation, - the Instrument for Stability, regarding the assistance foreseen in article 4 of Regulation (EC) n. 1717/2006 of 15 November 2006.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 61 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 8 – paragraph 3
3. The EEAS shall in particularIn particular, the EEAS shall contribute to the programming and management cycle for the said instruments, on the basis of the policy objectives set out therein. It shall have responsibility for preparing the following Commission decisions onregarding the strategic, multi- annual steps within the programming cycle: (i) country allocations to determine the global financial envelope for each region (subject to the indicative breakdown of the financial perspectives). Within each region, a proportion of funding will be reserved for regional programmes; (ii) country and regional strategic papers (CSPs/RSPs); (iii) national and regional indicative programmes (NIPs/RIPs). In accordance with Article 3, throughout the whole cycle of programming, planning and implementation of these instruments, the High Representative and the EEAS shall work with the relevant members and services of the Commission without prejudice to Article 1(3). All proposals for decision will be prepared through Commission procedures and submitted to the Commission for decision.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 62 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 8 – paragraph 4
4. With regard to the European Development Fund and the Development Cooperation Instrument, any proposals, including those for changes in the basic regulations and the programming documents in paragraph 3 above, shall be prepared jointly by the relevant services in the EEAS and in the Commission under the direct supervision and guidanceresponsibility of the Commissioner responsible for Development Policy and then jointly submitted with the High Representative for decision by the Commission. Thematic programmes, except the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, as well as the Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation and the part of the Instrument for Stability referred to in the seventh indent of paragraph 2, shall be prepared by the appropriate Commission Service under the guidance of the Commissioner responsible for Development and presented to the College in agreement with the High Representative and other relevant Commissioners.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 63 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 8 – paragraph 5
5. With regard to European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument, any proposals, including those for changes in the basic regulations and the programming documents in paragraph 3 above, shall be prepared jointly by the relevant services in the EEAS and in the Commission under the direct supervision and guidanceresponsibility of the Commissioner responsible for Neighbourhood Policy and then jointly submitted with the High Representative for decision by the Commission.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 64 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 8 – paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Actions undertaken under the CFSP budget, the Instrument for Stability except the part referred to in the seventh indent of paragraph 2, the Instrument for Cooperation with Industrialised Countries, the Communication and Public Diplomacy as well as the Election Observation Missions are under the responsibility of the High Representative/EEAS. The Commission shall be responsible for their financial implementation under the authority of the High Representative in her capacity as Vice-President of the Commission1. The Commission department responsible for this implementation shall be co-located with the EEAS. 1 The Commission will make a declaration to the effect that the High Representative will have the necessary authority in this area, in full respect of the Financial Regulation.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 65 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 8 – paragraph 6
6. Thematic programmes shall be prepared by the appropriate Commission Service under the guidance of the Commissioner responsible for Development and presented to the College in agreement with the High Representative and other relevant Commissioners.deleted
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 66 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 9 − paragraph 1
1. The High Representative shall, after consulting the Committee referred to in Council Decision 2001/264/EC, decide on the security rules for the EEAS and take all appropriate measures in order to ensure that the EEAS manages effectively the risks to its staff, physical assets and information, and that it fulfils its duty of care responsibilities. Such rules shall apply to all EEAS staff, and all staff in Union Delegations, regardless of their administrative status or origin.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 67 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 9 − paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Pending the Decision referred to in paragraph 1: - with regard to the protection of classified information, the EEAS shall apply Council Decision 2001/264/EC; - with regard to other aspects of security, the EEAS shall apply Commission Decision 2001/844/EC.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 68 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 11 − paragraph 1
1. The General Secretariat of the Council and the relevant Commission services shall take all necessary measures so that the transfers referred to in Article 6(8)a can be accompanied by the transfers of the Council and Commission buildings necessary for the functioning of the EEAS.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 69 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 12 − paragraph 2
2. The High Representative shall submit a report to the European Parliament and to the Council on the functioning of the EEAS in 2012no later than the end of 2011. This report shall in particular cover the implementation of the provisions of Article 8 and Article 5(3) and (10).
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 70 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 12 − paragraph 3
3. The Council, acting on a proposal from By mid-2013, the High Representative, shall review this Decision in the light of experience no later than the beginning of 2014, in accordance with Article 27 of the TEUmake a review of the functioning and organisation of the EEAS, which will cover inter alia the implementation of the provisions of Article 6(7) and (10). This review, shall, if necessary, be accompanied by appropriate proposals for revision of this Decision. In this case, the Council, in accordance with Article 27(3) TEU shall, revise this Decision in the light of the review no later than the beginning of 2014.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 71 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Article 12 − paragraph 4
4. This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption. Its provisions on financial management and recruitment going beyond the existing Staff Regulations and Financial Regulation shall only produce their legalshall take effects once the necessary amendments to the Staff Regulations and the Financial Regulation, as well as the amending budget, have been adopted. In order to ensure a smooth management of the personnel of the EEAS and pending the entry into force of the modifications to the Staff Regulations, the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants and the Financial Regulation necessary for the implementation of this Decision, aArrangements shall be entered into by the High Representative, the General Secretariat of the Council and the Commission, and consultations shall be undertaken with the Member States to ensure a smooth transition.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 72 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex - paragraph 2 - introductory wording (new)
All staff in the departments and functions listed below shall be transferred en bloc to the EEAS, except for a limited number of staff mentioned below as exceptions.
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 73 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex - paragraph 2 - subparagraph 1 - indent 1
● All hierarchy posts and support staff directly attached to them
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 74 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex - paragraph 2 - subparagraph 2 - indent 1
● All Heads of Delegation and Deputy Heads of Delegation and support staff directly attached to them
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 75 #

2010/0816(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex - paragraph 2 - subparagraph 3 - indent 5
● Applicable hierarchy posts and support staff directly attached to them
2010/06/24
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 244 #

2010/0395(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Part 1 – article 4 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. The budgetary provisions shall apply mutatis mutandis to the guarantee for borrowing-and-lending operations entered into by the Union in the management of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) and the European Financial Stability Mechanism (EFSM) and payments to the Guarantee Fund for external actions.
2011/06/17
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 256 #

2010/0395(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Part 1 – article 15 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. The surplus and the unspent commitments of the previous budgetary years of the current multi-annual financial framework as well as decommitted appropriations shall be entered in the reserve for payments and commitments. This reserve shall be used in first instance for any additional and/or unforeseen needs as well as to compensate any negative reserve, which procedure is laid down in article 44. The decision to mobilise this reserve will be taken jointly by the two arms of the budgetary authority following a proposal by the Commission.
2011/06/17
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 289 #

2010/0395(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Part 1 – article 34 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
The draft budget shall contain a summary general statement of the expenditure and revenue of the Union, including a summary general statement of the reserve for payments and commitments, and consolidate the estimates referred to in Article 32.
2011/06/17
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 294 #

2010/0395(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Part 1 – article 34 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. The Commission shall accompany the draft budget with a proposal to mobilise the reserve for payments and commitments for any arising needs not initially foreseen in the annual budget or the regulation laying down the multiannual financial framework.
2011/06/17
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 298 #

2010/0395(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Part 1 – article 44 – paragraph 2
This reserve must be drawn upon as soon as possible and before the end of the financial year, in first instance by means of the reserve for payments and commitments, as laid down in Article 15 (3a), or by means of transfer in accordance with the procedure laid down in Articles 21 and 23.
2011/06/17
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 72 #

2010/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) It is necessary to establish the minimum number of Member States from which citizensignatories must come. In order to ensure that a citizens' initiative is representative of a Union interestcomes from a significant number of Member States, this number should be set at one third of Member Statesnine.
2010/11/16
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 76 #

2010/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) For that purpose, it is also appropriate to establish the minimum number of citizens coming from each of those Member States. In order to ensure similafair conditions for citizens to support a citizens' initiativeof all nationalities, these minimum numbers should be degressively proportional to the size of each Member State. For the purpose of clarity they should be set out for each Member State in an Annex to the present Regulationaccording to the formula as agreed from time to time for the distribution of seats in the European Parliament.
2010/11/16
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 92 #

2010/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) It is appropriate to provide that, where a citizens' initiative has received the necessary statements of support from signatories and provided it is considered admissible, each Member State should be responsible for the verification and certification of statements of support collected from citizens coming fromin that State. Taking account of the need to limit the administrative burden for Member States, they should, within a period of three months, carry out such verifications on the basis of appropriate checks, which may be based on random sampling, and should issue a document certifying the number of valid statements of support received.
2010/11/16
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 95 #

2010/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) The Commission should examine a citizens' initiative and set out its conclusions and the actions it envisages to take in response to it, within a period of four monthslegal and political conclusions separately; it should also set out the actions it envisages to take in response to it. In order to demonstrate that a citizens' initiative is supported by at least one million signatories and that its possible follow-up is carefully examined, the Commission should explain in a clear, comprehensible and detailed manner the reasons for its intended action, and should likewise give reasons if it does not envisage taking any action.
2010/11/16
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 107 #

2010/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – point 1
1. "Citizens" initiative" means an initiative, submitted to the Commission in accordance with the present Regulation, inviting the Commission, within the framework of its powers, to submit any appropriate proposal on matters where citizens consider that a legal act of the Union is required for the purpose of implementing the Treaties, which has received the support of at least one million eligible signatories coming from at least one third of allnine Member States;
2010/11/16
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 111 #

2010/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – point 2
2. "Signatories" means citizens of the Unionall legally resident inhabitants of the Member States that have supported a given citizens" initiative by completing a statement of support for that initiative;
2010/11/16
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 122 #

2010/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2
2. In order to be eligible to support a proposed citizens' initiative, signatories shall be citizens oflegally resident within the Union and shall be of the age to be entitled to vote in the European electionsat least 16 years of age.
2010/11/16
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 133 #

2010/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 3
3. Proposed citizens' initiatives which can be reasonably regarded as improper because they are abusive or devoid of seriousness will not be registered. The Commission shall register a proposed initiative within two months from its receipt when the following conditions are fulfilled: (a) the citizens' committee has been formed and the contact persons have been designated; (b) there are no manifest, significant inconsistencies between the different language versions of the title, subject- matter and objectives of the proposed initiative; (c) the initiative manifestly falls within the competences of the Union as conferred on the Union by Member States and falls within the framework of the powers of the Commission to submit any appropriate proposal on matters where citizens consider that a legal act of the Union is required for the purpose of implementing the Treaties; (d) the proposed initiative is not manifestly abusive, frivolous or vexatious; (e) the proposed initiative is not manifestly contrary to the values of the Union as set out in Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union.
2010/11/16
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 158 #

2010/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1
1. The signatories of a citizens' initiative shall come from at least one third ofnine Member States.
2010/11/16
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 164 #

2010/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2
2. In one third ofnine Member States, the number of signatories shall comprise at least the minimum number of citizens set out in Annex Inform to the formula of degressive proportionality as established in the current distribution of seats in the European Parliament.
2010/11/16
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 177 #

2010/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point a a (new)
aa. receive the organisers at an appropriate level to allow them to explain in detail the matters raised by the initiative;
2010/11/16
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 181 #

2010/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point a b (new)
ab. consider the organisation of a public hearing on the subject-matter of the initiative, to which the European Parliament, through its responsible committee, may be invited to participate;
2010/11/16
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 184 #

2010/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point b
b. examine the citizens' initiative and, within 4within three months, set out in a communication its legal and political conclusions on the initiative, the action it intends to take, if any, and its reasons for doing or not doing so.
2010/11/16
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 189 #

2010/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point b a (new)
ba. present a legislative proposal within one year or include the proposal in its next year's Work Programme. If the Commission does not so act it shall give the organisers as well as the European Parliament a detailed explanation.
2010/11/16
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 89 #

2009/0144(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital -1
(-1) For effective micro- and macro- prudential financial supervision, a single European supervisory authority should be established, fully integrating the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) into a single entity based on, and working closely together with, national supervisory authorities.
2010/03/18
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 93 #

2009/0144(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1
1. This Regulation establishes a European Securities and Markets Authority ("the Authority"). 2. The Authority shall act within the scope of Directive 97/9/EC, Directive 98/26/EC, Directive 2001/34/EC, Directive 2002/47/EC, Directive 2002/87/EC, Directive 2003/6/EC, Directive 2003/71/EC, Directive 2004/25/EC, Directive 2004/39/EC, Directive 2004/109/EC, Directive 2005/60/EC, Directive 2009/65/EC, Directive 2002/65/EC, Directive 2006/49/EC (without prejudice to the competence of the European Banking Authority in terms of prudential supervision), Directive … [future AIFM Directive], and Regulation … [future CRA Regulation], including all directives, regulations, and decisions based on these acts, and of any further Community act which confers tasks on the Authority. 3. The provisions of this Regulation are without prejudice to the powers of the Commission, in particular under Article 226 of the Treaty to ensure compliance with Community law. 4. The objective of the Authority shall be to contribute to: (i) improving the functioning of the internal market, including in particular a high, effective and consistent level of regulation and supervision, (ii) protecting protect investors, (iii) ensuring the integrity, efficiency and orderly functioning of financial markets, (iv) safeguarding the stability of the financial system, and (v) strengthening international supervisory coordination. For this purpose, the Authority shall contribute to ensuring the consistent, efficient and effective application of the Community law referred to in Article 1(2) above, fostering supervisory convergence and providing opinions to the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission. 5. The Authority shall form part of a European System of Financial Supervisors, hereinafter referred to as 'ESFS', which shall function as a network of supervisors, as further specified in Article 39. 6. The European Securities and Markets Authority shall co-operate with the European Systemic Risk Board, hereinafter referred to as 'ESRB' as laid down in Article 21 of this RegulationEstablishment and Scope of action The European Financial Supervisory Authority 1. The European Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) shall ensure that the rules applicable to the financial sector are adequately implemented, in order to preserve financial stability and thereby to ensure confidence in the financial system as a whole and sufficient protection for the customers of financial services. 2. The European Financial Supervisory Authority shall comprise the following: (a) the European Systemic Risk Board established by Regulation (EU) No .../... [ESRB]; (b) the European Supervisory Authority (Securities and Markets) established by Regulation (EU) No .../... [ESMA]; (c) the European Supervisory Authority (Insurance and Occupational Pensions) established by Regulation (EU) No …/…[EIOPA]; (d) the European Supervisory Authority (Banking)[EBA]; (e) the Commission, for the purposes of carrying out the tasks referred to in Articles 7 and 9. 3. The Authority shall cooperate regularly and closely with national supervisory authorities. It shall ensure cross-sectoral consistency of work and arrive at joint positions in the area of supervision of financial conglomerates and on other cross-sectoral issues. 4. In accordance with the principle of sincere cooperation in accordance with Article 4(3) of the EU Treaty, the parties of the EFSA shall cooperate with trust and full mutual respect, in particular in ensuring that appropriate and reliable information flows between them.
2010/03/18
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 86 #

2009/0143(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital - 1 (new)
(-1) For effective micro- and macro- prudential financial supervision a single European supervisory authority should be established, fully integrating the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) into a single entity based on and working closely together with national supervisory authorities.
2010/03/18
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 90 #

2009/0143(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1
1. This Regulation establishes a European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority ("the Authority"). 2. The Authority shall act within the scope of Directive 64/225/EEC, Directive 73/239/EEC, Directive 73/240/EEC, Directive 76/580/EEC, Directive 78/473/EEC, Directive 84/641/EEC, Directive 87/344/EEC, Directive 88/357/EEC, Directive 92/49/EEC, Directive 98/78/EC, Directive 2001/17/EC, Directive 2002/83/EC, Directive 2002/92/EC, Directive 2003/41/EC, Directive 2002/87/EC, Directive 2005/68/EC, Directive 2007/44/EC, Directive 2005/60/EC, Directive 2002/65/EC, including all directives, regulations, and decisions based on these acts, and of any further Community act which confers tasks on the Authority. 3. The provisions of this Regulation are without prejudice to the powers of the Commission, in particular under Article 226 of the Treaty to ensure compliance with Community law. 4. The objective of the Authority shall be to contribute to: (i) improving the functioning of the internal market, including in particular a high, effective and consistent level of regulation and supervision, (ii) protecting policyholders and other beneficiaries, (iii) ensuring the integrity, efficiency and orderly functioning of financial markets, (iv) safeguarding the stability of the financial system, and (v) strengthening international supervisory coordination. For this purpose, the Authority shall contribute to ensuring the consistent, efficient and effective application of the Community law referred to in Article 1(2) above, fostering supervisory convergence and providing opinions to the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission. 5. The Authority shall form part of a European System of Financial Supervisors, hereinafter referred to as 'ESFS', which shall function as a network of supervisors, as further specified in Article 39. 6. The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority shall co-operate with the European Systemic Risk Board, hereinafter referred to as 'ESRB' as laid down in Article 21 of this RegulationEstablishment and Scope of action The European Financial Supervisory Authority 1. The European Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) shall ensure that the rules applicable to the financial sector are adequately implemented, in order to preserve financial stability and thereby to ensure confidence in the financial system as a whole and sufficient protection for the customers of financial services. 2. The European Financial Supervisory Authority shall comprise the following: (a) the European Systemic Risk Board established by Regulation (EU) No .../... [ESRB]; (b) the European Supervisory Authority (Securities and Markets) established by Regulation (EU) No .../... [ESMA]; (c) the European Supervisory Authority (Insurance and Occupational Pensions) established by Regulation (EU) No …/…[EIOPA]; (d) the European Supervisory Authority (Banking)[EBA]; (e) the Commission, for the purposes of carrying out the tasks referred to in Articles 7 and 9; 3. The Authority shall cooperate regularly and closely with national supervisory authorities. It shall ensure cross-sectoral consistency of work and arrive at joint positions in the area of supervision of financial conglomerates and on other cross-sectoral issues. 4. In accordance with the principle of sincere cooperation in accordance with Article 4(3) of the EU Treaty, the parties of the EFSA shall cooperate with trust and full mutual respect, in particular in ensuring that appropriate and reliable information flows between them.
2010/03/18
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 88 #

2009/0142(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital - 1 (new)
(-1) For effective micro- and macro- prudential financial supervision a single European supervisory authority should be established, fully integrating the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) into a single entity based on, and working closely together with, national supervisory authorities.
2010/03/18
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 106 #

2009/0142(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1
Establishment and Scope of action 1. This Regulation establishes a European Banking Authority ("the Authority"). 2. The Authority shall act within the scope of Directive 2006/48/EC, Directive 2006/49/EC, Directive 2002/87/EC, Directive 2005/60/EC, Directive 2002/65/EC and Directive 94/19/EC, including all directives, regulations, and decisions based on these acts, and of any further Community act which confers tasks on the Authority. 3. The provisions of this Regulation are without prejudice to the powers of the Commission, in particular under Article 226 of the Treaty to ensure compliance with Community law. 4. The objective of the Authority shall be to contribute to: (i) improving the functioning of the internal market, including in particular a high, effective and consistent level of regulation and supervision, (ii) protecting depositors and investors, (iii) ensuring the integrity, efficiency and orderly functioning of financial markets, (iv) safeguarding the stability of the financial system, and (v) strengthening international supervisory coordination. For this purpose, the Authority shall contribute to ensuring the consistent, efficient and effective application of the Community law referred to in Article 1(2) above, fostering supervisory convergence and providing opinions to the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission. 5. The Authority shall form part of a European System of Financial Supervisors, hereinafter referred to as 'ESFS', which shall function as a network of supervisors, as further specified in Article 39. 6. The European Banking Authority shall co-operate with the European Systemic Risk Board, hereinafter referred to as 'ESRB' as laid down in Article 21 of this RegulationArticle 1 Article 1 Establishment and Scope of action 1. The European Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) shall ensure that the rules applicable to the financial sector are adequately implemented, in order to preserve financial stability and thereby to ensure confidence in the financial system as a whole and sufficient protection for the customers of financial services. 2. The European Financial Supervisory Authority shall comprise the following: (a) the European Systemic Risk Board established by Regulation (EU) No .../... [ESRB]; (b) the European Supervisory Authority (Securities and Markets) established by Regulation (EU) No .../... [ESMA]; (c) the European Supervisory Authority (Insurance and Occupational Pensions) established by Regulation (EU) No …/…[EIOPA]; (d) the European Supervisory Authority (Banking)[EBA]; (e) the Commission, for the purposes of carrying out the tasks referred to in Articles 7 and 9; 3. The Authority shall cooperate regularly and closely with national supervisory authorities. It shall ensure cross-sectoral consistency of work and arrive at joint positions in the area of supervision of financial conglomerates and on other cross-sectoral issues. 4. In accordance with the principle of sincere cooperation in accordance with Article 4(3) of the EU Treaty, the parties of the EFSA shall cooperate with trust and full mutual respect, in particular in ensuring that appropriate and reliable information flows between them.
2010/03/18
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 36 #

2009/0140(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital -1 (new)
(-1) For effective micro- and macro- prudential financial supervision, a single European supervisory authority should be established, fully integrating the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) into a single entity based on, and working closely together with, national supervisory authorities.
2010/03/17
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 46 #

2009/0140(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1
A European Systemic Risk Board, hereinafter referred to as 'ESRB', is established. rticle 1 Article 1 Establishment The European Financial Supervisory Authority 1. The European Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) shall ensure that the rules applicable to the financial sector are adequately implemented, in order to preserve financial stability and thereby to ensure confidence in the financial system as a whole and sufficient protection for the customers of financial services. 2. The EFSA shall comprise the following: (a) the European Systemic Risk Board; (b) the European Supervisory Authority (Securities and Markets) established by Regulation (EU) No .../... [ESMA]; (c) the European Supervisory Authority (Insurance and Occupational Pensions) established by Regulation (EU) No …/…[EIOPA]; (d) the European Supervisory Authority (Banking)[EBA]; (e) the Commission, for the purposes of carrying out the tasks referred to in Articles 7 and 9. 3. The Authority shall cooperate regularly and closely with national supervisory authorities. It shall ensure cross-sectoral consistency of work and arrive at joint positions in the area of supervision of financial conglomerates and on other cross-sectoral issues. 4. In accordance with the principle of sincere cooperation in accordance with Article 4(3) of the EU Treaty, the parties of the EFSA shall cooperate with trust and full mutual respect, in particular in ensuring that appropriate and reliable information flows between them.
2010/03/17
Committee: AFCO