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2015/2253(BUD) Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument: immediate budgetary measures under the European agenda on migration

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead BUDG GARDIAZABAL RUBIAL Eider (icon: S&D S&D) MUREŞAN Siegfried (icon: PPE PPE), ASHWORTH Richard (icon: ECR ECR), DEPREZ Gérard (icon: ALDE ALDE), NÍ RIADA Liadh (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), MARAGALL Ernest (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), ZANNI Marco (icon: EFDD EFDD), ŻÓŁTEK Stanisław (icon: ENF ENF)
Committee Opinion LIBE
Lead committee dossier:

Events

2015/12/04
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE: to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument for immediate budgetary measures under the European Agenda on Migration.

NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision (EU) 2015/2248 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for immediate budgetary measures under the European Agenda on Migration.

CONTENT: Council Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020 allows for the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to allow the financing of clearly identified expenditure which could not be financed within the limits of the ceilings available for one or more headings of the multiannual financial framework.

Article 11 of Council Regulation 1311/2013 has established a Flexibility Instrument of up to EUR 471 million (2011 prices) per year.

After having examined all possibilities for re-allocating appropriations and exhausted any unallocated margin under the expenditure heading Security and Citizenship (heading 3), it is necessary to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument. This mobilisation concerns an amount of EUR 66.1 million beyond the ceiling of heading 3 of the multiannual financial framework, and is intended to finance support for measures for managing the refugee crisis .

The payment appropriations corresponding to the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument are EUR 52.9 million in 2016 and EUR 13.2 million in 2017.

2015/10/28
   CSL - Draft budget approved by Council
2015/10/28
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2015/10/14
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2015/10/14
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 573 votes to 66, with 10 abstentions, a resolution on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for immediate budgetary measures under the European Agenda on Migration, in accordance with point 12 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management.

Parliament recalled that the Commission proposed to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument, over and above the MFF ceilings, to complement the financing in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2015 by EUR 66.1 million in commitment appropriations to finance measures for managing the refugee and migration crisis. The 2015 ceiling for heading 3 does not allow for an adequate financing of important and urgent political priorities of the Union.

Therefore, the European Parliament agreed to the proposed allocation of the corresponding payment appropriations of EUR 52.9 million in 2016 and EUR 13.2 million in 2017.

Flexibility Instrument : Parliament reiterated that the mobilisation of this instrument shows, once more, the crucial need for the Union budget to be more flexible.

It reiterated its long-standing view that, without prejudice to the possibility for payment appropriations to be mobilised for specific budget lines through the Flexibility Instrument without prior mobilisations in commitments, the payments stemming from commitments previously mobilised through the Flexibility Instrument can only be counted over and above the ceilings .

Documents
2015/10/12
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2015/10/12
   EP - Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
Details

The Committee on Budgets adopted the report by Eider GARDIAZABAL RUBIAL (S&D, ES) on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for immediate budgetary measures under the European Agenda on Migration, in accordance with point 12 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management.

Members recalled that the Commission proposed to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument, over and above the MFF ceilings, to complement the financing in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2015 by EUR 66.1 million in commitment appropriations to finance measures for managing the refugee and migration crisis.

The 2015 ceiling for heading 3 does not allow for an adequate financing of important and urgent political priorities of the Union. Members called on the European Parliament to agree to the proposed allocation of the corresponding payment appropriations of EUR 52.9 million in 2016 and EUR 13.2 million in 2017.

Flexibility Instrument : Members reiterated that the mobilisation of this instrument shows, once more, the crucial need for the Union budget to be more flexible.

Documents
2015/10/08
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2015/10/08
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2015/10/05
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2015/09/30
   EC - Non-legislative basic document published
Details

PURPOSE: to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument for immediate budgetary measures under the European Agenda on Migration.

PROPOSED ACT: Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council.

CONTENT: Council Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020 allows for the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to allow the financing of clearly identified expenditure which could not be financed within the limits of the ceilings available for one or more headings of the multiannual financial framework.

Article 11 of Council Regulation 1311/2013 has established a Flexibility Instrument of up to EUR 471 million (2011 prices) per year.

After having examined all possibilities for re-allocating appropriations and exhausted any unallocated margin under the expenditure heading Security and Citizenship (heading 3), the Commission proposes to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument. This mobilisation concerns an amount of EUR 66.1 million beyond the ceiling of heading 3 of the multiannual financial framework, and is intended to finance support for measures for managing the refugee crisis.

The payment appropriations corresponding to the proposed mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument are EUR 52.9 million in 2016 and EUR 13.2 million in 2017.

2015/09/30
   EP - GARDIAZABAL RUBIAL Eider (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in BUDG

Documents

Activities

Votes

A8-0290/2015 - Eider Gardiazabal Rubial - Vote unique

2015/10/14 Outcome: +: 573, -: 66, 0: 10
DE IT ES PL RO FR GB BE HU PT CZ NL SE BG SK HR EL LT AT FI IE SI MT LV LU CY EE DK
Total
76
67
45
43
27
65
67
21
18
17
20
23
17
12
12
11
18
10
18
10
9
8
6
6
5
5
4
8
icon: PPE PPE
185

Lithuania PPE

1

Finland PPE

2

Luxembourg PPE

2

Cyprus PPE

1

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1
icon: S&D S&D
167

Netherlands S&D

2
3

Croatia S&D

2

Ireland S&D

For (1)

1

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Malta S&D

3

Latvia S&D

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Cyprus S&D

2

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
59

Romania ALDE

3

United Kingdom ALDE

1

Croatia ALDE

2

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1
3

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

For (1)

1

Denmark ALDE

For (1)

1
icon: ECR ECR
65

Italy ECR

2

Czechia ECR

2

Netherlands ECR

For (1)

1

Bulgaria ECR

1

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Greece ECR

For (1)

1

Lithuania ECR

1

Finland ECR

For (1)

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
43

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

3

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Hungary Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

Croatia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Slovenia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Estonia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
42

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

1

Portugal GUE/NGL

3

Czechia GUE/NGL

2

Netherlands GUE/NGL

3

Sweden GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Finland GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Ireland GUE/NGL

3

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2
icon: NI NI
8

Germany NI

1

Poland NI

Against (1)

1

United Kingdom NI

Against (1)

1

Hungary NI

For (1)

1
icon: EFDD EFDD
42

Poland EFDD

1

France EFDD

Abstain (1)

1

Czechia EFDD

Against (1)

1

Sweden EFDD

2

Lithuania EFDD

For (1)

1
icon: ENF ENF
37

Poland ENF

Against (1)

1

Romania ENF

Against (1)

1

United Kingdom ENF

Against (1)

1

Belgium ENF

Against (1)

1

Netherlands ENF

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AmendmentsDossier
11 2015/2253(BUD)
2015/10/08 BUDG 11 amendments...
source: 569.674

History

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  • date: 2015-10-08T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE569.674 title: PE569.674 type: Amendments tabled in committee body: EP
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  • date: 2015-10-08T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
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  • date: 2015-10-14T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=26288&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2015-10-14T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P8-TA-2015-0354 title: T8-0354/2015 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 573 votes to 66, with 10 abstentions, a resolution on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for immediate budgetary measures under the European Agenda on Migration, in accordance with point 12 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management. Parliament recalled that the Commission proposed to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument, over and above the MFF ceilings, to complement the financing in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2015 by EUR 66.1 million in commitment appropriations to finance measures for managing the refugee and migration crisis. The 2015 ceiling for heading 3 does not allow for an adequate financing of important and urgent political priorities of the Union. Therefore, the European Parliament agreed to the proposed allocation of the corresponding payment appropriations of EUR 52.9 million in 2016 and EUR 13.2 million in 2017. Flexibility Instrument : Parliament reiterated that the mobilisation of this instrument shows, once more, the crucial need for the Union budget to be more flexible. It reiterated its long-standing view that, without prejudice to the possibility for payment appropriations to be mobilised for specific budget lines through the Flexibility Instrument without prior mobilisations in commitments, the payments stemming from commitments previously mobilised through the Flexibility Instrument can only be counted over and above the ceilings .
  • date: 2015-10-28T00:00:00 type: Draft budget approved by Council body: CSL
  • date: 2015-10-28T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
  • date: 2015-12-04T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE: to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument for immediate budgetary measures under the European Agenda on Migration. NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision (EU) 2015/2248 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for immediate budgetary measures under the European Agenda on Migration. CONTENT: Council Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020 allows for the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to allow the financing of clearly identified expenditure which could not be financed within the limits of the ceilings available for one or more headings of the multiannual financial framework. Article 11 of Council Regulation 1311/2013 has established a Flexibility Instrument of up to EUR 471 million (2011 prices) per year. After having examined all possibilities for re-allocating appropriations and exhausted any unallocated margin under the expenditure heading Security and Citizenship (heading 3), it is necessary to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument. This mobilisation concerns an amount of EUR 66.1 million beyond the ceiling of heading 3 of the multiannual financial framework, and is intended to finance support for measures for managing the refugee crisis . The payment appropriations corresponding to the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument are EUR 52.9 million in 2016 and EUR 13.2 million in 2017. docs: title: Decision 2015/2248 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32015D2248 title: OJ L 318 04.12.2015, p. 0036 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2015:318:TOC
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Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument: immediate budgetary measures under the European agenda on migration
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