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2018/2274(BUD) Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument: competitiveness, migration, refugee inflows and security threats

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead BUDG VIOTTI Daniele (icon: S&D S&D) HOHLMEIER Monika (icon: PPE PPE), KÖLMEL Bernd (icon: ECR ECR), DEPREZ Gérard (icon: ALDE ALDE), BENITO ZILUAGA Xabier (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
Committee Opinion LIBE
Lead committee dossier:

Events

2019/05/15
   PT_PARLIAMENT - Contribution
Documents
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 532 votes to 89, with 47 abstentions, a resolution on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to finance immediate budgetary measures to address the on-going challenges of migration, refugee inflows and security threats.

Parliament approved the decision to mobilise the flexibility instrument to supplement the financing available in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2019:

1) beyond the ceiling of heading 1a of the multiannual financial framework (MFF), by an amount of EUR 178 715 475 in order to strengthen programmes essential to the competitiveness of the European Union, in accordance with the conclusions of the budget trialogue of 4 December 2018;

2) beyond the ceiling of heading 3 by the amount of EUR 985 629 138 to finance measures in the field of migration, refugees and security in accordance with the Commission's proposal to the European Parliament and the Council.

On the basis of the expected payment profile, the payment appropriations corresponding to the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument shall be estimated as follows:

- EUR 548 740 834 in 2019;

- EUR 257 223 207 in 2020;

- EUR 135 194 558 in 2021;

- EUR 140 942 662 in 2022;

- EUR 82 243 352 in 2023.

By approving the mobilisation of the flexibility instrument for a total amount of EUR 1 164 344 613 in commitment appropriations, Members 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 the payments stemming from commitments previously mobilised through the Flexibility Instrument can only be counted over and above the MFF ceilings.

Documents
2018/12/11
   CSL - Draft budget approved by Council
2018/12/11
   CSL - Council Meeting
2018/12/10
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
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 Daniele VIOTTI (S&D, IT) on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to finance immediate budgetary measures to address the on-going challenges of migration, refugee inflows and security threats.

The committee recommended that the European Parliament approve the decision to mobilise the flexibility instrument to supplement the financing available in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2019:

- beyond the ceiling of heading 1a of the multiannual financial framework (MFF), by an amount of EUR 178 715 475 in order to strengthen programmes essential to the competitiveness of the European Union, in accordance with the conclusions of the budget trilogue of 4 December 2018 and;

- beyond the ceiling of heading 3 by the amount of EUR 985 629 138 to finance measures in the field of migration, refugees and security in accordance with the Commission's proposal to the European Parliament and the Council;

- beyond the ceiling of heading 1a of the multiannual financial framework (MFF), by an amount of EUR 178 715 475 in order to strengthen programmes essential to the competitiveness of the European Union, in accordance with the conclusions of the budget trilogue of 4 December 2018 and;

- beyond the ceiling of heading 3 of the MFF, by an amount of EUR 985 629 138 to finance measures in the field of migration, refugees and security, in accordance with the Commission's proposal to the European Parliament and the Council;

By approving the mobilisation of the flexibility instrument for a total amount of EUR 1 164 344 613 in commitment appropriations, Members r eiterated that the mobilisation of this instrument shows, once more, the crucial need for the Union budget to be more flexible.

Documents
2018/12/06
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2018/11/30
   EC - Non-legislative basic document published
Details

PURPOSE: to mobilise the flexibility instrument to finance immediate budgetary measures to address the on-going challenges of migration, refugee inflows and security threats.

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

BACKGROUND: 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 under the multiannual financial framework (MFF).

The annual amount available in 2019 is EUR 600 million (2011 prices) corresponding to EUR 703 million in current prices. Moreover, EUR 520 million is available from the unused 2018 portion.

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

CONTENT: having examined all possibilities for reallocating appropriations under the expenditure ceilings of heading 3 (Security and citizenship), it is necessary to mobilise the flexibility instrument to supplement the financing available in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2019 beyond the ceiling of heading 3 by the amount of EUR 985 629 138 to finance measures in the field of migration, refugees and security.

On the basis of the expected payment profile, the payment appropriations corresponding to the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument shall be estimated as follows:

- EUR 496 697 300 in 2019;

- EUR 198 761 656 in 2020;

- EUR 118 520 503 in 2021;

- EUR 119 297 639 in 2022;

EUR 52 352 040 in 2023.

The specific amounts of payment appropriations for each financial year shall be authorised in accordance with the annual budgetary procedure.

This Decision shall apply from 1 January 2019.

2018/11/30
   EP - VIOTTI Daniele (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in BUDG

Documents

Votes

A8-0455/2018 - Daniele Viotti - Vote unique 12/12/2018 12:51:56.000

2018/12/12 Outcome: +: 532, -: 89, 0: 47
DE PL IT ES GB RO CZ FR BE BG FI AT NL PT SE HR SK LT SI EL LU LV MT EE DK HU IE CY ??
Total
89
45
61
48
62
28
21
67
20
17
13
18
20
18
15
10
11
10
7
19
6
6
6
5
13
18
8
6
1
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200

United Kingdom PPE

1

Luxembourg PPE

3

Latvia PPE

2

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Cyprus PPE

1
icon: S&D S&D
173

Netherlands S&D

3
4

Croatia S&D

2

Lithuania S&D

1

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Latvia S&D

1

Malta S&D

3

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Cyprus S&D

2
icon: ALDE ALDE
61

United Kingdom ALDE

1

Romania ALDE

2

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1

Portugal ALDE

1

Sweden ALDE

2

Croatia ALDE

2

Slovenia ALDE

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1

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Latvia ALDE

1

Estonia ALDE

3

Ireland ALDE

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1
icon: ECR ECR
68

Romania ECR

2

Czechia ECR

2

Bulgaria ECR

2
2

Netherlands ECR

2

Sweden ECR

2

Croatia ECR

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1

Slovakia ECR

2

Lithuania ECR

1

Greece ECR

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1

Cyprus ECR

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
43

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Finland Verts/ALE

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1

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Netherlands Verts/ALE

1

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3

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1

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1

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1

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1

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1
icon: NI NI
19

Germany NI

2

United Kingdom NI

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Against (2)

3

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2

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1

Hungary NI

2

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Abstain (1)

1
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35

Germany EFDD

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1

Poland EFDD

1

Czechia EFDD

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1

Lithuania EFDD

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1
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30

Germany ENF

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1

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1

Belgium ENF

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1

Austria ENF

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3
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
39
4

Italy GUE/NGL

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1

Ireland GUE/NGL

3

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

A8-0455/2018 - Daniele Viotti - Vote unique

2018/12/12 Outcome: +: 532, -: 89, 0: 47
DE PL IT ES GB RO FR CZ BE BG FI AT NL PT SE HR SK LT SI EL LU LV MT EE DK HU IE CY ??
Total
89
45
61
47
62
28
66
21
20
17
13
18
20
18
15
10
11
10
7
19
6
6
6
5
13
18
8
6
1
icon: PPE PPE
200

United Kingdom PPE

1

Luxembourg PPE

3

Latvia PPE

2

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Cyprus PPE

1
icon: S&D S&D
172

Netherlands S&D

3
4

Croatia S&D

2

Lithuania S&D

1

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Latvia S&D

1

Malta S&D

3

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Cyprus S&D

2
icon: ALDE ALDE
61

United Kingdom ALDE

1

Romania ALDE

2

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1

Portugal ALDE

1

Sweden ALDE

2

Croatia ALDE

2

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Latvia ALDE

1

Estonia ALDE

3

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1
icon: ECR ECR
68

Romania ECR

2

Czechia ECR

2

Bulgaria ECR

2
2

Netherlands ECR

2

Sweden ECR

2

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Slovakia ECR

2

Lithuania ECR

1

Greece ECR

For (1)

1

Latvia ECR

For (1)

1

Cyprus ECR

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
43

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Finland Verts/ALE

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1

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Netherlands Verts/ALE

1

Sweden Verts/ALE

3

Croatia Verts/ALE

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1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

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1

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1

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1

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1
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19

Germany NI

2

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3

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2

Denmark NI

1

Hungary NI

2

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1
icon: EFDD EFDD
35

Germany EFDD

Against (1)

1

Poland EFDD

1

Czechia EFDD

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1

Lithuania EFDD

Against (1)

1
icon: ENF ENF
29

Germany ENF

Against (1)

1

Poland ENF

Against (1)

1

Belgium ENF

Against (1)

1

Austria ENF

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4

Netherlands ENF

3
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
39
4

Italy GUE/NGL

2

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

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1

Finland GUE/NGL

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1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

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1

Portugal GUE/NGL

3

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1

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1

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3

Cyprus GUE/NGL

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  • date: 2019-05-15T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.connefof.europarl.europa.eu/connefof/app/exp/COM(2018)0901 title: COM(2018)0901 type: Contribution body: PT_PARLIAMENT
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  • date: 2018-11-30T00:00:00 type: Non-legislative basic document published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2018/0901/COM_COM(2018)0901_EN.pdf title: COM(2018)0901 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=FR&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2018&nu_doc=0901 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to mobilise the flexibility instrument to finance immediate budgetary measures to address the on-going challenges of migration, refugee inflows and security threats. PROPOSED ACT: Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council. BACKGROUND: 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 under the multiannual financial framework (MFF). The annual amount available in 2019 is EUR 600 million (2011 prices) corresponding to EUR 703 million in current prices. Moreover, EUR 520 million is available from the unused 2018 portion. In order to address the ongoing challenges of migration, refugee inflows and security threats, it is necessary to mobilise significant additional amounts to finance such measures as a matter of urgency. CONTENT: having examined all possibilities for reallocating appropriations under the expenditure ceilings of heading 3 (Security and citizenship), it is necessary to mobilise the flexibility instrument to supplement the financing available in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2019 beyond the ceiling of heading 3 by the amount of EUR 985 629 138 to finance measures in the field of migration, refugees and security. On the basis of the expected payment profile, the payment appropriations corresponding to the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument shall be estimated as follows: - EUR 496 697 300 in 2019; - EUR 198 761 656 in 2020; - EUR 118 520 503 in 2021; - EUR 119 297 639 in 2022; EUR 52 352 040 in 2023. The specific amounts of payment appropriations for each financial year shall be authorised in accordance with the annual budgetary procedure. This Decision shall apply from 1 January 2019.
  • date: 2018-12-10T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2018-12-10T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2018-12-10T00:00:00 type: Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A8-2018-0455&language=EN title: A8-0455/2018 summary: The Committee on Budgets adopted the report by Daniele VIOTTI (S&D, IT) on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to finance immediate budgetary measures to address the on-going challenges of migration, refugee inflows and security threats. The committee recommended that the European Parliament approve the decision to mobilise the flexibility instrument to supplement the financing available in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2019: - beyond the ceiling of heading 1a of the multiannual financial framework (MFF), by an amount of EUR 178 715 475 in order to strengthen programmes essential to the competitiveness of the European Union, in accordance with the conclusions of the budget trilogue of 4 December 2018 and; - beyond the ceiling of heading 3 by the amount of EUR 985 629 138 to finance measures in the field of migration, refugees and security in accordance with the Commission's proposal to the European Parliament and the Council; - beyond the ceiling of heading 1a of the multiannual financial framework (MFF), by an amount of EUR 178 715 475 in order to strengthen programmes essential to the competitiveness of the European Union, in accordance with the conclusions of the budget trilogue of 4 December 2018 and; - beyond the ceiling of heading 3 of the MFF, by an amount of EUR 985 629 138 to finance measures in the field of migration, refugees and security, in accordance with the Commission's proposal to the European Parliament and the Council; By approving the mobilisation of the flexibility instrument for a total amount of EUR 1 164 344 613 in commitment appropriations, Members r eiterated that the mobilisation of this instrument shows, once more, the crucial need for the Union budget to be more flexible.
  • date: 2018-12-11T00:00:00 type: Draft budget approved by Council body: CSL
  • date: 2018-12-12T00:00:00 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-2018-0501 title: T8-0501/2018 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 532 votes to 89, with 47 abstentions, a resolution on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to finance immediate budgetary measures to address the on-going challenges of migration, refugee inflows and security threats. Parliament approved the decision to mobilise the flexibility instrument to supplement the financing available in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2019: 1) beyond the ceiling of heading 1a of the multiannual financial framework (MFF), by an amount of EUR 178 715 475 in order to strengthen programmes essential to the competitiveness of the European Union, in accordance with the conclusions of the budget trialogue of 4 December 2018; 2) beyond the ceiling of heading 3 by the amount of EUR 985 629 138 to finance measures in the field of migration, refugees and security in accordance with the Commission's proposal to the European Parliament and the Council. On the basis of the expected payment profile, the payment appropriations corresponding to the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument shall be estimated as follows: - EUR 548 740 834 in 2019; - EUR 257 223 207 in 2020; - EUR 135 194 558 in 2021; - EUR 140 942 662 in 2022; - EUR 82 243 352 in 2023. By approving the mobilisation of the flexibility instrument for a total amount of EUR 1 164 344 613 in commitment appropriations, Members 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 the payments stemming from commitments previously mobilised through the Flexibility Instrument can only be counted over and above the MFF ceilings.
  • date: 2019-02-22T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal docs: title: Decision 2019/276 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32019D0276 title: OJ L 054 22.02.2019, p. 0003 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2019:054:TOC
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2018/2274(BUD)
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Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument: competitiveness, migration, refugee inflows and security threats
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Mobilisation of funds
Modified legal basis
Rules of Procedure EP 159
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Procedure completed
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BUDG/8/15106
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