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2018/2074(BUD) Mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund: payment of advances in the general budget for 2019

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead BUDG CHRISTOFOROU Lefteris (icon: PPE PPE) GLOANEC MAURIN Karine (icon: S&D S&D), KÖLMEL Bernd (icon: ECR ECR), JÄÄTTEENMÄKI Anneli (icon: ALDE ALDE), NÍ RIADA Liadh (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), VANA Monika (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), ŻÓŁTEK Stanisław (icon: ENF ENF)
Committee Opinion REGI
Lead committee dossier:

Events

2019/02/22
   Final act published in Official Journal
2018/12/12
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2018/12/12
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 639 votes to 29, with 5 abstentions, a resolution on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide for the payment of advances in the general budget of the Union for 2019.

Parliament approved the proposal for a decision to mobilise, within the framework of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019, an amount of EUR 50 million in commitment and payment appropriations from the European Union Solidarity Fund for the payment of advances. The decision should apply from 1 January 2019.

The European Union Solidarity Fund aims to enable the Union to respond quickly, effectively and flexibly to emergencies and to show its solidarity with the population of regions struck by disasters. The maximum amount allocated to the Fund may not exceed EUR 500 million (at 2011 prices).

Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002 provides that, where necessary in order to ensure the timely availability of budgetary resources, the Fund may be mobilised in an amount of up to EUR 50 million for the payment of advances, entering the corresponding appropriations into the general budget of the Union.

Documents
2018/12/11
   CSL - Draft budget approved by Council
2018/12/11
   CSL - Council Meeting
2018/12/10
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2018/12/10
   EP - Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
Details

The Committee on Budgets adopted the report by Lefteris CHRISTOFOROU (EPP, CY) on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide for the payment of advances in the general budget of the Union for 2019.

The European Union Solidarity Fund aims to enable the Union to respond quickly, effectively and flexibly to emergencies and to show its solidarity with the population of regions struck by disasters. The maximum amount allocated to the Fund may not exceed EUR 500 million (at 2011 prices).

As a reminder, Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002 provides that, where necessary in order to ensure the timely availability of budgetary resources, the Fund may be mobilised in an amount of up to EUR 50 million for the payment of advances, entering the corresponding appropriations into the general budget of the Union.

An advance may be granted at the request of a Member State and following a preliminary assessment of the respective EUSF application by the Commission. The amount of the advance should not exceed 10% of the financial contribution anticipated and not exceed EUR 30 million.

The Committee on Budgets called on the European Parliament to approve the decision annexed to the motion for a resolution. The future decision is not specifically related to a particular disaster. Rather, it aims to enter into the general budget of the Union for 2019 the amount of EUR 50 million in commitment and payment appropriations for the payment of advances in a timely and efficient way in the event of a disaster occurring next year.

Documents
2018/07/11
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2018/07/05
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2018/05/29
   EP - CHRISTOFOROU Lefteris (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in BUDG
2018/05/23
   EC - Non-legislative basic document published
Details

PURPOSE: to mobilise the EU Solidarity Fund to provide for the payment of advances in the general budget of the Union for 2019.

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

BACKGROUND: Council Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020 allows for the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund, within an annual ceiling of EUR 500 million (2011 prices), over and above the relevant headings of the financial framework.

The conditions of eligibility to the Fund are detailed in the Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2012/20023, which foresees that an amount of up to a maximum of EUR 50 000 000 in both commitment and payment appropriations shall be included in the budget for the payment of advances.

CONTENT: in order to ensure the timely availability of sufficient budgetary resources in the general budget of the Union for 2019, the Commission proposes that the European Union Solidarity Fund be mobilised to the amount of EUR 50 million for the payment of advances .

The decision should apply from the beginning of the 2019 financial year so as to limit the time taken to mobilise the Fund.

Documents

Votes

A8-0453/2018 - Lefteris Christoforou - Vote unique 12/12/2018 12:52:36.000

2018/12/12 Outcome: +: 639, -: 29, 0: 5
DE FR IT ES PL GB RO BE CZ HU PT AT BG EL NL FI DK SE SK LT HR IE SI LU LV CY MT EE ??
Total
91
67
61
48
45
62
28
20
21
20
18
18
17
20
20
13
13
15
11
10
10
8
7
6
6
6
6
5
1
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United Kingdom PPE

1

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE

3

Latvia PPE

2

Cyprus PPE

1

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1
icon: S&D S&D
173

Netherlands S&D

3

Lithuania S&D

1

Croatia S&D

2

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Latvia S&D

1

Cyprus S&D

2

Malta S&D

3

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1
icon: ECR ECR
68

Romania ECR

2

Czechia ECR

2

Bulgaria ECR

2

Greece ECR

For (1)

1

Netherlands ECR

2
2

Sweden ECR

2

Slovakia ECR

2

Lithuania ECR

1

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Latvia ECR

For (1)

1

Cyprus ECR

1
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61

United Kingdom ALDE

1

Romania ALDE

2

Portugal ALDE

1

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1

Sweden ALDE

2

Croatia ALDE

2

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Latvia ALDE

1

Estonia ALDE

3
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44

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Hungary Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Netherlands Verts/ALE

1

Finland Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Sweden Verts/ALE

3

Lithuania Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Croatia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

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For (1)

1

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1
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42

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2

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1

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3

Netherlands GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

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For (1)

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

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3

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2
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1

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2

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1

Lithuania EFDD

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1

A8-0453/2018 - Lefteris Christoforou - Vote unique

2018/12/12 Outcome: +: 639, -: 29, 0: 5
DE FR IT ES PL GB RO BE CZ HU PT AT BG EL NL FI DK SE SK LT HR IE SI LU LV CY MT EE ??
Total
91
66
61
47
45
62
28
20
21
20
18
18
17
20
20
13
13
15
11
10
10
8
7
6
6
6
6
5
1
icon: PPE PPE
201

United Kingdom PPE

1

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE

3

Latvia PPE

2

Cyprus PPE

1

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1
icon: S&D S&D
172

Netherlands S&D

3

Lithuania S&D

1

Croatia S&D

2

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Latvia S&D

1

Cyprus S&D

2

Malta S&D

3

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1
icon: ECR ECR
68

Romania ECR

2

Czechia ECR

2

Bulgaria ECR

2

Greece ECR

For (1)

1

Netherlands ECR

2
2

Sweden ECR

2

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2

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1

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1

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For (1)

1

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1
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1

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2

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2

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1

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1

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3
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44

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

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2

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3

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1

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1

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

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3

Lithuania Verts/ALE

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1

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1

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1

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3

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1

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For (1)

1

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29

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1

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1

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  • PURPOSE: to mobilise the EU Solidarity Fund to provide for the payment of advances in the general budget of the Union for 2019.

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

    BACKGROUND: Council Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020 allows for the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund, within an annual ceiling of EUR 500 million (2011 prices), over and above the relevant headings of the financial framework.

    The conditions of eligibility to the Fund are detailed in the Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2012/20023, which foresees that an amount of up to a maximum of EUR 50 000 000 in both commitment and payment appropriations shall be included in the budget for the payment of advances.

    CONTENT: in order to ensure the timely availability of sufficient budgetary resources in the general budget of the Union for 2019, the Commission proposes that the European Union Solidarity Fund be mobilised to the amount of EUR 50 million for the payment of advances.

    The decision should apply from the beginning of the 2019 financial year so as to limit the time taken to mobilise the Fund.

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