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2017/2134(BUD) Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument: European Fund for Sustainable Development

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead BUDG GEIER Jens (icon: S&D S&D) MUREŞAN Siegfried (icon: PPE PPE), KÖLMEL Bernd (icon: ECR ECR), DEPREZ Gérard (icon: ALDE ALDE), NÍ RIADA Liadh (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), TARAND Indrek (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), VALLI Marco (icon: EFDD EFDD), ZANNI Marco (icon: ENF ENF)
Committee Opinion AFET
Committee Opinion DEVE
Lead committee dossier:

Events

2018/01/12
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE: to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development, in order to finance support for measures for managing the challenges of migration, refugee inflows and security threats.

NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision (EU) 2018/51 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development.

CONTENT: the European Parliament and the Council decided to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument to supplement the financing available in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2017, beyond the ceiling of heading 4 ( Global Europe ) by an amount of EUR 275 000 000, to finance the European Fund for Sustainable Development.

This amount includes amounts which lapsed in the previous years of the European Union Solidarity Fund and of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund and which are made available for the Flexibility Instrument in accordance with Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020.

The payment appropriations corresponding to the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument should be for 2017 only .

As a reminder, the Flexibility Instrument is intended to allow the financing of clearly identified expenditure which could not be financed within the limits of the ceilings available for one or more other headings. The ceiling on the annual amount available for the Flexibility Instrument is EUR 600 000 000 (2011 prices).

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 25.10.2017.

2017/10/24
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2017/10/24
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 562 votes to 65, with 44 abstentions, the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the flexibility instrument to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development.

Members approved the proposed decision to use the flexibility instrument to provide the amount of EUR 275 million under Heading 4 of the MFF (Global Europe) in order to finance the European Fund for Sustainable Development ( EFSD ). In doing so, they stressed the crucial need for the Union budget to be more flexible .

Parliament reiterated its position that:

the financial resources for external action of the Union are not sufficient to cover the needs of a proactive and sustainable external policy; the payments stemming from commitments previously mobilised through the Flexibility Instrument can only be counted over and above the MFF ceilings.

Documents
2017/10/11
   EP - Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
Details

The Committee on Budgets adopted the report drafted by Jens GEIER (S&D, DE) on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the flexibility instrument to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development.

The Committee approved the proposed decision to use the flexibility instrument to provide the amount of EUR 275 million in commitment appropriations and payment appropriations under Heading 4 of the MFF (Global Europe). This amount would be used to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD).

Members noted that the ceiling for Heading 4 does not allow for an adequate financing of the EFSD and recalled the need for a more flexible budget for the Union.

Members reiterated Parliament’s position that:

the financial resources for external action of the Union are not sufficient to cover the needs of a proactive and sustainable external policy; the payments stemming from commitments previously mobilised through the Flexibility Instrument can only be counted over and above the MFF ceilings.

Documents
2017/10/10
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2017/10/10
   CSL - Draft budget approved by Council
2017/10/10
   CSL - Council Meeting
2017/09/12
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2017/09/11
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2017/08/30
   EP - GEIER Jens (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in BUDG
2017/07/28
   EC - Non-legislative basic document published
Details

PURPOSE: to mobilise the flexibility instrument to provide the financing of the European fund for sustainable development Fund (EFSD).

BACKGROUND: the flexibility instrument allows the financing of clearly identified expenditure which could not be financed within the limits available for one or more headings of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the period 2014- 2020.

The ceiling on the annual amount available for the flexibility instrument is EUR 600 million (2011 prices), as laid down in Council Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework.

In order to address the ongoing challenges of migration, refugee inflows and security threats , it is necessary to mobilise significant additional amounts to finance appropriate measures as a matter of urgency.

Having examined all possibilities for re-allocating appropriations under the expenditure ceiling for heading 4 (Global Europe), the Commission considers that it is necessary to mobilise the flexibility instrument to supplement the financing available in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2017, beyond the ceilings of heading 4 to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD).

CONTENT: within the framework of the Union’s 2017 general budget, the Commission proposes to mobilise the flexibility instrument to provide EUR 275 million in commitment and payment appropriations in heading 4 of the MFF (Global Europe). This amount shall be used to provide the provisioning of the European Fund for Sustainable Development Guarantee fund.

Documents

Votes

A8-0298/2017 - Jens Geier - Résolution 24/10/2017 12:54:57.000

2017/10/24 Outcome: +: 562, -: 65, 0: 44
DE PL FR IT GB RO ES BE HU CZ BG SE NL PT AT FI HR DK SK LT LV LU SI MT EE IE EL CY
Total
86
47
64
62
63
30
46
21
19
19
16
19
24
20
18
11
11
11
11
8
7
6
6
6
5
9
19
5
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196

Finland PPE

For (1)

1

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Lithuania PPE

1

Luxembourg PPE

3

Slovenia PPE

3

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1

Cyprus PPE

1
icon: S&D S&D
176

Netherlands S&D

3

Croatia S&D

2

Latvia S&D

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Malta S&D

3

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Ireland S&D

For (1)

1

Greece S&D

2

Cyprus S&D

2
icon: ECR ECR
66

Italy ECR

2

Romania ECR

For (1)

1

Bulgaria ECR

2

Netherlands ECR

2
2

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Slovakia ECR

Against (1)

3

Lithuania ECR

1

Latvia ECR

For (1)

1

Greece ECR

For (1)

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
58

Germany ALDE

2

United Kingdom ALDE

1

Romania ALDE

3

Portugal ALDE

1

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1

Croatia ALDE

2

Denmark ALDE

2
2

Latvia ALDE

1

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

2

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
50

Italy Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Hungary Verts/ALE

2

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Croatia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Slovenia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Estonia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1
icon: NI NI
15

Germany NI

Against (1)

2

Poland NI

Against (1)

2

France NI

Abstain (1)

2

United Kingdom NI

For (1)

Against (2)

3

Hungary NI

For (1)

1
icon: ENF ENF
30

Poland ENF

Against (1)

1

Romania ENF

Abstain (1)

1

Belgium ENF

Abstain (1)

1

Netherlands ENF

4
icon: EFDD EFDD
35

Poland EFDD

1

France EFDD

Abstain (1)

3

Czechia EFDD

Against (1)

1

Sweden EFDD

2

Lithuania EFDD

For (1)

1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
43

France GUE/NGL

3

Italy GUE/NGL

2

Sweden GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

Against (1)

3

Portugal GUE/NGL

3

Finland GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

Ireland GUE/NGL

3

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

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  • date: 2018-01-12T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE: to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development, in order to finance support for measures for managing the challenges of migration, refugee inflows and security threats. NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision (EU) 2018/51 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development. CONTENT: the European Parliament and the Council decided to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument to supplement the financing available in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2017, beyond the ceiling of heading 4 ( Global Europe ) by an amount of EUR 275 000 000, to finance the European Fund for Sustainable Development. This amount includes amounts which lapsed in the previous years of the European Union Solidarity Fund and of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund and which are made available for the Flexibility Instrument in accordance with Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020. The payment appropriations corresponding to the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument should be for 2017 only . As a reminder, the Flexibility Instrument is intended to allow the financing of clearly identified expenditure which could not be financed within the limits of the ceilings available for one or more other headings. The ceiling on the annual amount available for the Flexibility Instrument is EUR 600 000 000 (2011 prices). ENTRY INTO FORCE: 25.10.2017. docs: title: Decision 2018/51 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32018D0051 title: OJ L 007 12.01.2018, p. 0037 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2018:007:TOC
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PURPOSE: to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development, in order to finance support for measures for managing the challenges of migration, refugee inflows and security threats.

NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision (EU) 2018/51 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development.

CONTENT: the European Parliament and the Council decided to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument to supplement the financing available in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2017, beyond the ceiling of heading 4 (Global Europe) by an amount of EUR 275 000 000, to finance the European Fund for Sustainable Development.

This amount includes amounts which lapsed in the previous years of the European Union Solidarity Fund and of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund and which are made available for the Flexibility Instrument in accordance with Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020.

The payment appropriations corresponding to the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument should be for 2017 only.

As a reminder, the Flexibility Instrument is intended to allow the financing of clearly identified expenditure which could not be financed within the limits of the ceilings available for one or more other headings. The ceiling on the annual amount available for the Flexibility Instrument is EUR 600 000 000 (2011 prices).

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  • The European Parliament adopted by 562 votes to 65, with 44 abstentions, the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the flexibility instrument to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development.

    Members approved the proposed decision to use the flexibility instrument to provide the amount of EUR 275 million under Heading 4 of the MFF (Global Europe) in order to finance the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD). In doing so, they stressed the crucial need for the Union budget to be more flexible.

    Parliament reiterated its position that:

    • the financial resources for external action of the Union are not sufficient to cover the needs of a proactive and sustainable external policy;
    • the payments stemming from commitments previously mobilised through the Flexibility Instrument can only be counted over and above the MFF ceilings.
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  • The Committee on Budgets adopted the report drafted by Jens GEIER (S&D, DE) on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the flexibility instrument to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development.

    The Committee approved the proposed decision to use the flexibility instrument to provide the amount of EUR 275 million in commitment appropriations and payment appropriations under Heading 4 of the MFF (Global Europe). This amount would be used to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD).

    Members noted that the ceiling for Heading 4 does not allow for an adequate financing of the EFSD and recalled the need for a more flexible budget for the Union.

    Members reiterated Parliament’s position that:

    • the financial resources for external action of the Union are not sufficient to cover the needs of a proactive and sustainable external policy;
    • the payments stemming from commitments previously mobilised through the Flexibility Instrument can only be counted over and above the MFF ceilings.
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  • url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A8-2017-0298&language=EN type: Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading title: A8-0298/2017
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  • PURPOSE: to mobilise the flexibility instrument to provide the financing of the European fund for sustainable development Fund (EFSD).

    BACKGROUND: the flexibility instrument allows the financing of clearly identified expenditure which could not be financed within the limits available for one or more headings of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the period 2014- 2020.

    The ceiling on the annual amount available for the flexibility instrument is EUR 600 million (2011 prices), as laid down in Council Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework.

    In order to address the ongoing challenges of migration, refugee inflows and security threats, it is necessary to mobilise significant additional amounts to finance appropriate measures as a matter of urgency.

    Having examined all possibilities for re-allocating appropriations under the expenditure ceiling for heading 4 (Global Europe), the Commission considers that it is necessary to mobilise the flexibility instrument to supplement the financing available in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2017, beyond the ceilings of heading 4 to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD).

    CONTENT: within the framework of the Union’s 2017 general budget, the Commission proposes to mobilise the flexibility instrument to provide EUR 275 million in commitment and payment appropriations in heading 4 of the MFF (Global Europe). This amount shall be used to provide the provisioning of the European Fund for Sustainable Development Guarantee fund.

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MIMICA Neven
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  • date: 2017-07-28T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2017/0480/COM_COM(2017)0480_EN.pdf title: COM(2017)0480 type: Non-legislative basic document published celexid: CELEX:52017PC0480:EN body: EC commission: type: Non-legislative basic document published
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  • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Foreign Affairs committee: AFET
  • body: EP responsible: True committee: BUDG date: 2017-08-30T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgets rapporteur: group: S&D name: GEIER Jens
  • body: EP responsible: False committee_full: Development committee: DEVE
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    2017/2134(BUD)
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    Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument: European Fund for Sustainable Development
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    BUD - Budgetary procedure
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    8.70.70 Flexibility instrument