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2016/2152(DEC) 2015 discharge: EU general budget, European Parliament

Progress: Procedure completed

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Lead CONT DEUTSCH Tamás (icon: PPE PPE), VAUGHAN Derek (icon: S&D S&D), MARIAS Notis (icon: ECR ECR), ALI Nedzhmi (icon: ALDE ALDE), JÁVOR Benedek (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), VALLI Marco (icon: EFDD EFDD), JALKH Jean-François (icon: ENF ENF)
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Committee Opinion ECON
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2017/09/29
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE: to grant discharge to the European Parliament for the financial year 2015.

NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision (EU) 2017/1602 of the European Parliament on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2015, Section I European Parliament.

CONTENT: with the present decision, the European Parliament grants discharge to its President for the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2015.

This decision is in line with the European Parliament's resolution adopted on 27 April 2017 and comprises a series of observations that form an integral part of the discharge decision (please refer to the summary of the opinion of 27 April 2017).

Amongst Parliaments main observations, the latter noted that Parliament's final appropriations for 2015 totalled EUR 1 794 929 112, or 19.78 % of heading 5 of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

It expressed its satisfaction with the commitment of Parliament's administration to continuously improving the performance of Parliament's services as a whole and to do so in an efficient manner, although it also considered that it is taking too long in some cases to put the changes into practice.

Parliament also noted that, on 15 December 2015, the President gave himself authority to allocate an uncapped special allowance to his cabinet staffers, over and above the existing cabinet allowance, despite the fact that the Staff Regulations make no provision for such a special allowance. It raised again the question of the lawfulness of that authority and the validity of the special allowances and asked for consideration to be given to whether the decision concerned should be revoked.

Lastly, Parliament regretted the repeated delays of the opening of the House of European History, which was originally planned for March 2016, was subsequently delayed till September and November 2016 and is now scheduled to take place on 6 May 2017.

2017/04/27
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2017/04/27
   EP - Decision by Parliament
Details

The European Parliament decided by 490 votes to 144, with 9 abstentions, to grant discharge to its President in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court for the financial year 2015.

In a resolution adopted by 350 votes to 273, with 12 abstentions, Parliament made a series of recommendations which should be taken into consideration when granting discharge.

These recommendations may be summarised as follows:

Parliament’s budgetary and financial management : Parliament noted that Parliament's final appropriations for 2015 totalled EUR 1 794 929 112, or 19.78 % of heading V of the Multiannual Financial Framework set aside for the 2015 administrative expenditure of the Union institutions as a whole, representing a 2.2 % increase compared to the 2014 budget.

It pointed out that four chapters accounted for 71 % of total commitments:

Chapter 10 (Members of the institution), Chapter 12 (Officials and temporary staff), Chapter 20 (Buildings and associated costs), Chapter 42 (Expenditure relating to parliamentary assistance).

2015 discharge : Parliament noted that overall audit evidence indicated that the spending on administration is not affected by a material level of error, but that on the basis of the seven quantified errors the estimated level of error present under heading 5 of the MFF on administration is 0.6 % (up from 0.5 % in 2014). It noted that, against this background, the work undertaken by Parliament in the context of the discharge procedure offers an opportunity to consider more thoroughly the accounts of Parliament’s administration and called for the strengthening of in-house expertise on accounts and auditing that rapporteurs can make use of in the preparation of their discharge reports.

It asked the Internal Auditor to make his reports on follow-up, developments and solutions relating to problems identified in the course of his mandate available to the Committee on Budgetary Control and asked the Secretary-General to introduce procedures for the assessment of performance and results.

It noted that Parliament, which costs about EUR 3.60 per citizen per year , does not need to shy away from comparisons with other parliamentary systems, especially since one-third of costs is accounted for by basic factors (multilingualism and number of sites) over which Parliament itself has limited influence and which do not apply to other parliaments in that form.

Members acknowledged that, according to the Court, the costs of the geographic dispersion of Parliament amount to EUR 114 million per year and noted the finding, in its resolution of 20 November 2013 on the location of the seats of the European Union’s Institutions, that 78 % of all missions by Parliament staff coming under the Staff Regulations arise as a direct result of the fact that Parliament’s services are geographically dispersed .

Parliament recalled that the estimate of the environmental impact of that dispersal is between 11 000 to 19 000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. It called on the Bureau to request the Secretary-General to develop without delay a roadmap for a single seat for Parliament. It reiterated its call on the Council to address, in order to create long-term savings , the need for a roadmap for a single seat, as stated by Parliament in several previous resolutions.

It stated that the withdrawal of the UK and the need to reallocate the European Agencies which currently have their seats in the UK could provide an excellent opportunity to solve several issues in the same time . Members pointed however to Article 341 TFEU which establishes that the seats of the institutions of the Union shall be determined by common accord of the governments of the Member States and Protocol 6 annexed to the TEU and the TFEU which lays down that Parliament shall have its seat in Strasbourg . In this regard, Members recalled that a single-seat solution requires Treaty change .

Long-term missions : Parliament recalled that the Administration decided to discontinue the practice of long-term missions leading to considerable savings. Parliament views this as a major contradiction given the fact that 13 members of staff are currently on long-term missions, with an expatriation allowance and daily allowances, to a place where that person was already living and working. This is a reprehensible use of taxpayers’ money. This is why the Parliament insisted on a clarification of the circumstances of every long-term mission, and in particular on the disclosure of the reasons and costs for that long-term mission.

Missions of some Parliament officials : Parliament recalled that all officials and other servants of the Union , even those who work within cabinets, are to carry out their duties solely with the interests of the Union in mind , according to the rules laid down in the Staff Regulations. They are paid by taxpayers' money, which is not intended to finance press or other staff engaged in promoting any national political interest of a President.

Moreover, Parliament noted that, on 15 December 2015, the President gave himself authority to allocate an uncapped special allowance to his cabinet staffers, over and above the existing cabinet allowance. It raised the question of the lawfulness of that authority and the validity of the special allowances and asked for consideration to be given to whether the decision concerned should be revoked.

Transparency register and conflict of interest : Parliament stressed that some journalists find it difficult to obtain the specific information they are looking for. However, it pointed out that transparency of Parliament and its administration is essential for the legitimacy of the institution and that, always respecting the rules governing the protection of personal data, access to information should be improved. It recalled, in an amendment adopted in plenary, the obligation on Members to inform the administration immediately of any change in their declarations of interests.

It believes that Members ought to be able to use Parliament’s website to provide their constituents with the greatest possible transparency on their activities and, therefore, called upon the Secretary-General to develop a system that Members can use to publish details of their meetings with interest representatives.

Administration and management of the European Parliament : Parliament made a series of recommendations concerning the following:

management of the subsidy scheme for visitors' groups; conflicts of interest; parliamentary assistants and Members; the LUX prize; the house of European history; the activities of certain DGs.

Parliament also considered the issue of the general expenditure allowance and called on the Bureau to define and publish the rules concerning the use of this type of allowance. It reminded Members that the GEA does not constitute an additional personal salary . It asked the Secretary-General to publicise this possibility as a priority and urged Members to return surpluses at the end of their mandate .

As regards the financing of European political parties , Members called on the Parliament and the Commission to present a proposal for a revision of the current Union legal act on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations , including stricter requirements for the setting up of European political parties and foundations, in order to prevent abuses.

It considered it to be essential to look into any deficiencies in the current system of internal and external controls in respect of the avoidance of major irregularities.

On communication , Parliament expressed concern about the effectiveness of Parliament’s communication strategy. It called for a comprehensive review of the current strategy and, in particular for a more active approach towards those who are not automatically interested in Parliament’s activities or who may even be sceptical about its functioning.

It noted that with the establishment of the Parlamentarium and the opening of the House of European History, the Parliament and its surroundings are becoming a citizens' and tourist attraction that will bring about a better knowledge of the role of Parliament and illustrate for citizens Parliament's commitment to consensual values such as human rights and solidarity.

Lastly, Parliament made a number of recommendations regarding energy performance and the reduction of food waste on the different sites of the European Parliament.

Documents
2017/04/27
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2017/04/26
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2017/04/03
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary
Details

The Committee on Budgetary Control adopted the report by Dennis de JONG (EPP, DE) recommending the European Parliament to give discharge to its President in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Court for the financial year 2015.

Parliament’s budgetary and financial management : Members noted that Parliament's final appropriations for 2015 totalled EUR 1 794 929 112, or 19.78 % of heading V of the Multiannual Financial Framework set aside for the 2015 administrative expenditure of the Union institutions as a whole, representing a 2.2 % increase compared to the 2014 budget.

It pointed out that four chapters accounted for 71 % of total commitments:

Chapter 10 (Members of the institution), Chapter 12 (Officials and temporary staff), Chapter 20 (Buildings and associated costs), Chapter 42 (Expenditure relating to parliamentary assistance).

2015 discharge : Members noted that overall audit evidence indicated that the spending on administration is not affected by a material level of error, but that on the basis of the seven quantified errors the estimated level of error present under heading 5 of the MFF on administration is 0.6 % (up from 0.5 % in 2014).

They noted that Parliament, which costs about EUR 3.60 per citizen per year , does not need to shy away from comparisons with other parliamentary systems, especially since one-third of costs is accounted for by basic factors (multilingualism and number of sites) over which Parliament itself has limited influence and which do not apply to other parliaments in that form.

They acknowledged that, according to the Court, the costs of the geographic dispersion of Parliament amount to EUR 114 million per year and noted the finding that in the 2013 Fox-Häfner report 78 % of all missions by Parliament staff coming under the Staff Regulations arise as a direct result of the fact that Parliament’s services are geographically dispersed.

Members recalled that the estimate of the environmental impact of that dispersal is between 11 000 to 19 000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. They called on the Bureau to request the Secretary-General to develop without delay a roadmap for a single seat for Parliament. They reiterated their call on Parliament and the Council to address, in order to create long-term savings , the need for a roadmap for a single seat, as stated by Parliament in several previous resolutions.

They stated that the withdrawal of the UK and the need to reallocate the European Agencies which currently have their seats in the UK could provide an excellent opportunity to solve several issues in the same time . They pointed however to Article 341 TFEU which establishes that the seats of the institutions of the Union shall be determined by common accord of the governments of the Member States and Protocol 6 annexed to the TEU and the TFEU which lays down that Parliament shall have its seat in Strasbourg . In this regard, Members recalled that a single-seat solution requires Treaty change .

Members also noted the issue of the cost of long missions.

Specific indemnities for the EP’s President : Members recalled that all officials and other servants of the Union, even those who work within cabinets, are to carry out their duties solely with the interests of the Union in mind. They pointed out that Union officials are paid by taxpayers' money, which is not intended to finance press or other staff engaged in promoting any national political interest of a President .

They called on the Bureau to lay down clear provisions in Parliament’s regulations. Moreover, they took note of the decision of the President of 21 October 2015 , by which he sought to appoint people to managerial posts within Parliament without observing procedures, and in particular without calls for applications. Members insisted that that decision by the President be formally revoked.

They also noted that, on 15 December 2015, the President gave himself authority to allocate an uncapped special allowance to his cabinet staffers, over and above the existing cabinet allowance. They once again raised the question of the lawfulness of that authority and the validity of the special allowances and asked for consideration to be given to whether the decision concerned should be revoked.

Administration and management of the European Parliament : Members made a series of recommendations concerning the following:

management of the subsidy scheme for visitors' groups; conflicts of interest; financing of political parties; the LUX prize: the house of European history; the activities of certain DGs.

Lastly, Members made a number of recommendations regarding energy performance and the reduction of food waste on the different sites of the European Parliament.

Documents
2017/03/22
   EP - Vote in committee
2017/03/13
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2017/02/17
   CSL - Supplementary non-legislative basic document
Details

Based on the observations contained in the report by the Court of Auditors, the Council called on the European Parliament to grant discharge to all of the EU institutions in respect of the implementation of their respective budgets for the financial year 2015 .

The Council welcomed that the administrative and related expenditure of the EU institutions remained free from material error with an estimated level of error of 0.6 % , which is well below the materiality threshold. It noted with satisfaction that no serious weaknesses were identified by the Court in the supervisory and control systems and in the examined annual activity reports.

The Council took note of a limited number of errors detected by the Court, notably in the recruitment and procurement procedures and in the management of staff allowances .

The Council regretted the Court's observation related to the management of funds within the European Parliament, particularly to the control of allocations for political groups . It underlined that respect to the principle of transparency is instrumental to the Union's accountability towards its citizens. It therefore underlined the importance of strengthening the control framework and providing better guidance to the political groups through reinforced monitoring of the application of the rules of the Financial Regulation .

Documents
2017/02/08
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2016/10/04
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament
2016/07/11
   EC - Non-legislative basic document
Details

PURPOSE: presentation by the Commission of the consolidated annual accounts of the European Union for the financial year 2015, as part of the 2015 discharge procedure.

Analysis of the accounts of the EU Institutions: European Parliament .

Legal reminder : the consolidated annual accounts of the European Union for the year 2015 have been prepared on the basis of the information presented by the institutions and bodies under Article 148(2) of the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Union.

(1) Governance and budgetary principles : the organisational governance of the EU consists of institutions, agencies and other EU bodies. The main institutions in the sense of being responsible for drafting policies and taking decisions are the EP , the European Council, the Council and the Commission.

The EU Budget finances a wide range of policies and programmes throughout the EU. In accordance with the priorities set by the European Parliament and the Council in the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the Commission carries out specific programmes, activities and projects in the field.

The budget is prepared by the Commission and usually agreed in mid-December by the Parliament and the Council, based on the procedure of Art. 314 TFEU.

According to the principle of budget equilibrium, the total revenue must equal total expenditure (payment appropriations) for a given financial year.

EU revenues : the EU has two main categories of funding: own resources revenues and sundry revenues. Own resources can be divided into traditional own resources (such as custom levies), the own resource based on value added tax (VAT) and the resource based on gross national income (GNI). Sundry revenues arising from the activities of the EU (e.g. competition fines) normally represent less than 10 % of total revenue. Own resources revenue make up the vast majority of EU funding.

Expenditure of the EU institutions : the EU's operational expenditure of these institutions takes different forms, depending on how the money is paid out and managed.

From 2014 onwards, the Commission classifies its expenditure as follows:

Direct management : the budget is implemented directly by the Commission services. Indirect management : the Commission confers tasks of implementation of the budget to bodies of EU law or national law, such as the EU agencies. Shared management : under this method of budget implementation tasks are delegated to Member States. About 80 % of the expenditure falls under this management mode covering such areas as agricultural spending and structural actions.

Consolidated annual accounts of the EU : this Commission document concerns the EU's consolidated accounts for the year 2015 and details how spending by the EU institutions and bodies was carried out. The consolidated annual accounts of the EU provide financial information on the activities of the institutions, agencies and other bodies of the EU from an accrual accounting and budgetary perspective.

It also presents the accounting principles applicable to the European budget (in particular, consolidation).

The document also presents the different financial actors involved in the budget process (accounting officers, internal officers and authorising officers) and recalls their respective roles in the context of the tasks of sound financial management.

Audit and discharge : the EU’s annual accounts and resource management are audited by the European Court of Auditors, its external auditor, which as part of its activities draws up for the European Parliament and the Council:

an annual report on the activities financed from the general budget, detailing its observations on the annual accounts and underlying transactions; an opinion, based on its audits and given in the annual report in the form of a statement of assurance, on (i) the reliability of the accounts and (ii) the legality and regularity of the underlying transactions involving both revenue collected from taxable persons and payments to final beneficiaries.

The discharge represents the political aspect of the external control of budget implementation and is the decision by which the European Parliament, acting on a Council recommendation, "releases" the Commission (and other EU bodies) from its responsibility for management of a given budget by marking the end of that budget's existence. This discharge procedure may produce three outcomes: (i) the granting; (ii) postponement; (iii) or the refusal of the discharge.

The document also presents a series of tables and detailed technical indicators on (i) the balance sheet; (ii) the economic outturn account; (iii) cashflow tables; (iv) technical annexes concerning the financial statements.

(2) Implementation of the European Parliament’s appropriations for the financial year 2015 : the document comprises a series of detailed annexes, the most important concerning the implementation of the budget.

As regards the expenditure of the European Parliament, the table on the financial and budgetary management of this institution states that the final appropriations amounted to EUR 2.207 billion , committed to 80.24%.

As regards the budget implementation of the European Parliament, the 2015 report on financial and budgetary management stated that 2015 was marked by:

an increase in appropriations for security . The terrorist acts prompted immediate action to enhance building security, chiefly in Brussels, but also a review of Parliament's activities in the light of this new constraint. as regards security, Parliament approved the iPACS (integrated Physical Access Control System) project for the acquisition of new security techniques to step up security at the Institution by giving it modern, integrated, non-invasive technological tools capable of assimilating future technological developments. It will make it possible to maintain security and protection at Parliament's premises in the three places of work in a coordinated, coherent and integrated manner, with the aid of a single genuinely integrated system.

This year also witnessed:

continued efforts which begun in 2011 to bring about structural improvements in order to provide Parliament with all the resources it needs to play its role in the legislative process to the full and enable it to capitalise to the full on the enhanced powers conferred on it by the Treaty of Lisbon. The development and build-up of the Members’ Research Service (EPRS) has moved to a further stage: the carrying out of multiannual programmes designed to rationalise and modernise key areas of its Administration. Two decisions with a direct impact on the buildings strategy were taken by the Bureau in 2015: the decision on the Brussels visitor reception strategy, and the decision on the second phase for construction of the KAD Building; improved external communication from Parliament in particular with the House of European History and the continuation of the future European museum.

2016/07/10
   EC - Non-legislative basic document published
Details

PURPOSE: presentation by the Commission of the consolidated annual accounts of the European Union for the financial year 2015, as part of the 2015 discharge procedure.

Analysis of the accounts of the EU Institutions: European Parliament .

Legal reminder : the consolidated annual accounts of the European Union for the year 2015 have been prepared on the basis of the information presented by the institutions and bodies under Article 148(2) of the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Union.

(1) Governance and budgetary principles : the organisational governance of the EU consists of institutions, agencies and other EU bodies. The main institutions in the sense of being responsible for drafting policies and taking decisions are the EP , the European Council, the Council and the Commission.

The EU Budget finances a wide range of policies and programmes throughout the EU. In accordance with the priorities set by the European Parliament and the Council in the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the Commission carries out specific programmes, activities and projects in the field.

The budget is prepared by the Commission and usually agreed in mid-December by the Parliament and the Council, based on the procedure of Art. 314 TFEU.

According to the principle of budget equilibrium, the total revenue must equal total expenditure (payment appropriations) for a given financial year.

EU revenues : the EU has two main categories of funding: own resources revenues and sundry revenues. Own resources can be divided into traditional own resources (such as custom levies), the own resource based on value added tax (VAT) and the resource based on gross national income (GNI). Sundry revenues arising from the activities of the EU (e.g. competition fines) normally represent less than 10 % of total revenue. Own resources revenue make up the vast majority of EU funding.

Expenditure of the EU institutions : the EU's operational expenditure of these institutions takes different forms, depending on how the money is paid out and managed.

From 2014 onwards, the Commission classifies its expenditure as follows:

Direct management : the budget is implemented directly by the Commission services. Indirect management : the Commission confers tasks of implementation of the budget to bodies of EU law or national law, such as the EU agencies. Shared management : under this method of budget implementation tasks are delegated to Member States. About 80 % of the expenditure falls under this management mode covering such areas as agricultural spending and structural actions.

Consolidated annual accounts of the EU : this Commission document concerns the EU's consolidated accounts for the year 2015 and details how spending by the EU institutions and bodies was carried out. The consolidated annual accounts of the EU provide financial information on the activities of the institutions, agencies and other bodies of the EU from an accrual accounting and budgetary perspective.

It also presents the accounting principles applicable to the European budget (in particular, consolidation).

The document also presents the different financial actors involved in the budget process (accounting officers, internal officers and authorising officers) and recalls their respective roles in the context of the tasks of sound financial management.

Audit and discharge : the EU’s annual accounts and resource management are audited by the European Court of Auditors, its external auditor, which as part of its activities draws up for the European Parliament and the Council:

an annual report on the activities financed from the general budget, detailing its observations on the annual accounts and underlying transactions; an opinion, based on its audits and given in the annual report in the form of a statement of assurance, on (i) the reliability of the accounts and (ii) the legality and regularity of the underlying transactions involving both revenue collected from taxable persons and payments to final beneficiaries.

The discharge represents the political aspect of the external control of budget implementation and is the decision by which the European Parliament, acting on a Council recommendation, "releases" the Commission (and other EU bodies) from its responsibility for management of a given budget by marking the end of that budget's existence. This discharge procedure may produce three outcomes: (i) the granting; (ii) postponement; (iii) or the refusal of the discharge.

The document also presents a series of tables and detailed technical indicators on (i) the balance sheet; (ii) the economic outturn account; (iii) cashflow tables; (iv) technical annexes concerning the financial statements.

(2) Implementation of the European Parliament’s appropriations for the financial year 2015 : the document comprises a series of detailed annexes, the most important concerning the implementation of the budget.

As regards the expenditure of the European Parliament, the table on the financial and budgetary management of this institution states that the final appropriations amounted to EUR 2.207 billion , committed to 80.24%.

As regards the budget implementation of the European Parliament, the 2015 report on financial and budgetary management stated that 2015 was marked by:

an increase in appropriations for security . The terrorist acts prompted immediate action to enhance building security, chiefly in Brussels, but also a review of Parliament's activities in the light of this new constraint. as regards security, Parliament approved the iPACS (integrated Physical Access Control System) project for the acquisition of new security techniques to step up security at the Institution by giving it modern, integrated, non-invasive technological tools capable of assimilating future technological developments. It will make it possible to maintain security and protection at Parliament's premises in the three places of work in a coordinated, coherent and integrated manner, with the aid of a single genuinely integrated system.

This year also witnessed:

continued efforts which begun in 2011 to bring about structural improvements in order to provide Parliament with all the resources it needs to play its role in the legislative process to the full and enable it to capitalise to the full on the enhanced powers conferred on it by the Treaty of Lisbon. The development and build-up of the Members’ Research Service (EPRS) has moved to a further stage: the carrying out of multiannual programmes designed to rationalise and modernise key areas of its Administration. Two decisions with a direct impact on the buildings strategy were taken by the Bureau in 2015: the decision on the Brussels visitor reception strategy, and the decision on the second phase for construction of the KAD Building; improved external communication from Parliament in particular with the House of European History and the continuation of the future European museum.

Documents

Votes

A8-0153/2017 - Dennis de Jong - Décision #

2017/04/27 Outcome: +: 490, -: 144, 0: 9
DE ES FR RO PT SE IT HU CZ BG AT BE IE FI DK SI PL SK CY EL MT LV HR LT LU EE NL GB
Total
78
46
57
26
20
20
62
20
20
17
16
21
9
12
10
8
46
13
6
20
6
7
7
9
4
4
23
55
icon: PPE PPE
196

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Cyprus PPE

1

Luxembourg PPE

2

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1
icon: S&D S&D
157

Ireland S&D

For (1)

1

Finland S&D

1

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Cyprus S&D

2

Malta S&D

3

Latvia S&D

1

Lithuania S&D

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Netherlands S&D

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3
icon: ALDE ALDE
58

Germany ALDE

2

Romania ALDE

2

Portugal ALDE

1

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Croatia ALDE

2

Lithuania ALDE

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1

Estonia ALDE

2
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
45

Sweden GUE/NGL

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1

Czechia GUE/NGL

2

Ireland GUE/NGL

3

Finland GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

Netherlands GUE/NGL

3

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
45

Italy Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Hungary Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Slovenia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

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1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5
icon: NI NI
14

Germany NI

2

France NI

Against (1)

1

Hungary NI

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3

Poland NI

Against (1)

1

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icon: ENF ENF
29

Romania ENF

Abstain (1)

1

Belgium ENF

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1

Poland ENF

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1

Netherlands ENF

3

United Kingdom ENF

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1
icon: EFDD EFDD
38

Germany EFDD

Against (1)

1

France EFDD

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1

Sweden EFDD

2

Czechia EFDD

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1

Poland EFDD

1
icon: ECR ECR
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Romania ECR

For (1)

1

Italy ECR

2

Czechia ECR

2

Bulgaria ECR

2

Finland ECR

2

Denmark ECR

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1

Slovakia ECR

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3

Cyprus ECR

1

Greece ECR

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1

Latvia ECR

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1

Croatia ECR

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Lithuania ECR

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Netherlands ECR

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A8-0153/2017 - Dennis de Jong - Am 6 #

2017/04/27 Outcome: -: 376, +: 217, 0: 49
GB EL IT NL CY IE SE AT MT DK HR LU LV EE BE ES FI LT SI SK PT CZ FR HU BG RO DE PL
Total
56
19
62
23
6
9
20
16
6
9
8
5
7
4
21
46
12
9
8
13
19
20
58
20
17
26
77
45
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
47

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5

Italy Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Croatia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Slovenia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Hungary Verts/ALE

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1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
45

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

3

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

Ireland GUE/NGL

3

Sweden GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Finland GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Czechia GUE/NGL

2
icon: EFDD EFDD
38

Sweden EFDD

2

Czechia EFDD

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A8-0153/2017 - Dennis de Jong - § 31 #

2017/04/27 Outcome: +: 425, -: 141, 0: 78
IT GB DE NL CZ BE SE ES RO AT EL FI IE DK PL BG HR SK SI CY MT LT EE PT HU LV LU FR
Total
62
57
77
23
20
21
20
45
26
16
20
12
9
10
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17
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A8-0153/2017 - Dennis de Jong - § 32 #

2017/04/27 Outcome: +: 355, -: 203, 0: 87
GB PL DE FR NL IT HU AT ES IE EL SK SI LV CZ HR LT SE DK FI LU MT PT BE CY RO BG EE
Total
57
46
78
57
23
62
20
16
45
9
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A8-0153/2017 - Dennis de Jong - § 33 #

2017/04/27 Outcome: +: 339, -: 210, 0: 88
DE FR PL NL HU IT ES AT SK CZ IE SI LV SE EL DK PT HR GB LT LU MT BE RO CY EE FI BG
Total
78
57
46
23
20
61
45
16
13
20
9
8
7
20
20
10
20
7
55
9
4
6
20
25
6
3
12
17
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A8-0153/2017 - Dennis de Jong - § 34 #

2017/04/27 Outcome: +: 329, -: 238, 0: 77
PL GB IT HU FR NL DE CZ SK EL IE LV CY HR AT SI FI MT PT ES BG LT LU RO DK EE SE BE
Total
45
57
61
20
58
23
77
20
13
20
9
7
6
8
16
8
12
6
20
45
17
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