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2019/2024(BUD) Amending budget 3/2019: assistance to Romania, Italy and Austria

Progress: Awaiting Council 1st reading position / budgetary conciliation convocation

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead BUDG HOWARTH John (icon: S&D S&D)
Former Responsible Committee BUDG
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Events

2019/09/18
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 649 votes to 19, with 30 abstentions, a resolution approving the Council's position on Draft amending budget No 3/2019 of the European Union for the financial year 2019 accompanying the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund to assist Romania, Italy and Austria.

Draft amending budget No 3/2019 covers the proposed mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Romania for the flooding in the North-East Region, to Italy for the flooding and landslides following heavy rainfall from the Alpine areas in the North down to Sicily, as well as to Austria for the same phenomenon in the Alpine/southern regions in the course of 2018.

The Commission consequently proposed to amend the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019 and to increase budget line 13 06 01 'Assistance to Member States in the event of a major natural disaster with serious repercussions on living conditions, the natural environment or the economy' by EUR 293 551 794 both in commitment and payment appropriations.

It is recalled that the European Union Solidarity Fund is a special instrument as defined in the MFF Regulation, and the corresponding commitment and payments appropriations are to be budgeted over and above the MFF ceilings.

Documents
2019/09/16
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2019/09/09
   EP - Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
Details

The Committee on Budgets adopted the report by John HOWARTH (S&D, UK) on the Council position on Draft amending budget No 3/2019 of the European Union for the financial year 2019 accompanying the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Romania, Italy and Austria.

The European Union Solidarity Fund aims to enable the Union to respond in a rapid, efficient and flexible manner to emergency situations in order to show solidarity with the population of regions struck by natural disasters.

The Fund is not to exceed a maximum annual amount of EUR 500 000 000 (2011 prices).

Draft amending budget No 3/2019 covers the proposed mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Romania for the flooding in the North-East Region, to Italy for the flooding and landslides following heavy rainfall from the Alpine areas in the North down to Sicily, as well as to Austria for the same phenomenon in the Alpine/southern regions in the course of 2018.

The Commission consequently proposed to amend the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019 and to increase budget line 13 06 01 'Assistance to Member States in the event of a major natural disaster with serious repercussions on living conditions, the natural environment or the economy' by EUR 293 551 794 both in commitment and payment appropriations.

Members approved the Council position on Draft amending budget No 3/2019.

Documents
2019/09/03
   CSL - Council position on draft budget published
Details

On 22 May 2019, the Commission submitted to the Council draft amending budget (DAB) No 3 to the general budget for 2019 regarding the mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund for a total amount of EUR 293.5 million in commitment and payment appropriations.

The proposal seeks to finance the mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund to provide financial assistance to Austria, Italy and Romania in response to natural disasters that hit those countries in 2018.

The corresponding appropriations are to be recorded under Article 13 06 01 (EU Solidarity Fund - Assistance to Member States in the event of a major natural disaster with serious repercussions on living conditions, the natural environment or the economy).

On 3 September 2019, the Council adopted its position on DAB No 3 to the general budget for 2019 as set out in the technical annex to its explanatory memorandum.

Documents
2019/09/03
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2019/07/17
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2019/07/17
   EP - HOWARTH John (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in BUDG
2019/05/22
   EC - Commission draft budget published
Details

PURPOSE: presentation of the draft amending budget No 3 to the general budget 2019 accompanying the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Romania, Italy and Austria.

CONTENT: Draft Amending Budget (DAB) No 3 for the year 2019 accompanies the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to provide assistance to Romania, Italy and Austria following natural disasters that took place in these Member States in the course of 2018.

Appropriations requested in the 2019 budget

On the basis of the applications from Romania, Italy and Austria, the calculation of the financial contribution from the EUSF, based on the estimate of total direct damages, is set at EU 293 551 794.

The Commission proposes to amend the budget 2019 by increasing budget line 13 06 01 'Assistance to Member States in the event of a major natural disaster with serious repercussions on living conditions, the natural environment or the economy' by EUR 293 551 794 both in commitment and payment appropriations.

Financing

In accordance with the MFF regulation, the total amount available for the mobilisation of the EUSF at the beginning of 2019 was EUR 851 082 072, being the sum of the 2019 allocation of EUR 585 829 691, plus the 2018 allocation of EUR 265 252 381 that remained unspent and was carried over to 2019.

The amount that may be mobilised at this stage of the year 2019 is EUR 704 624 649. This corresponds to the total amount available for the mobilisation of the EUSF at the beginning of 2019 (EUR 851 082 072), minus the retained amount of EUR 146 457 423 in order to respect the obligation of keeping aside 25 % of the 2019 annual allocation until 1 October 2019 as stipulated by the MFF regulation.

Documents

  • Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading: T9-0014/2019
  • Budgetary report tabled for plenary, 1st reading: A9-0006/2019
  • Council position on draft budget published: 11732/2019
  • Committee draft report: PE639.768
  • Commission draft budget published: COM(2019)0205
  • Commission draft budget published: EUR-Lex
  • Committee draft report: PE639.768

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

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  • The European Parliament adopted by 649 votes to 19, with 30 abstentions, a resolution approving the Council's position on Draft amending budget No 3/2019 of the European Union for the financial year 2019 accompanying the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund to assist Romania, Italy and Austria.
  • Draft amending budget No 3/2019 covers the proposed mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Romania for the flooding in the North-East Region, to Italy for the flooding and landslides following heavy rainfall from the Alpine areas in the North down to Sicily, as well as to Austria for the same phenomenon in the Alpine/southern regions in the course of 2018.
  • The Commission consequently proposed to amend the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019 and to increase budget line 13 06 01 'Assistance to Member States in the event of a major natural disaster with serious repercussions on living conditions, the natural environment or the economy' by EUR 293 551 794 both in commitment and payment appropriations.
  • It is recalled that the European Union Solidarity Fund is a special instrument as defined in the MFF Regulation, and the corresponding commitment and payments appropriations are to be budgeted over and above the MFF ceilings.
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  • On 22 May 2019, the Commission submitted to the Council draft amending budget (DAB) No 3 to the general budget for 2019 regarding the mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund for a total amount of EUR 293.5 million in commitment and payment appropriations.
  • The proposal seeks to finance the mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund to provide financial assistance to Austria, Italy and Romania in response to natural disasters that hit those countries in 2018.
  • The corresponding appropriations are to be recorded under Article 13 06 01 (EU Solidarity Fund - Assistance to Member States in the event of a major natural disaster with serious repercussions on living conditions, the natural environment or the economy).
  • On 3 September 2019, the Council adopted its position on DAB No 3 to the general budget for 2019 as set out in the technical annex to its explanatory memorandum.
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  • The Committee on Budgets adopted the report by John HOWARTH (S&D, UK) on the Council position on Draft amending budget No 3/2019 of the European Union for the financial year 2019 accompanying the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Romania, Italy and Austria.
  • The European Union Solidarity Fund aims to enable the Union to respond in a rapid, efficient and flexible manner to emergency situations in order to show solidarity with the population of regions struck by natural disasters.
  • The Fund is not to exceed a maximum annual amount of EUR 500 000 000 (2011 prices).
  • Draft amending budget No 3/2019 covers the proposed mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Romania for the flooding in the North-East Region, to Italy for the flooding and landslides following heavy rainfall from the Alpine areas in the North down to Sicily, as well as to Austria for the same phenomenon in the Alpine/southern regions in the course of 2018.
  • The Commission consequently proposed to amend the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019 and to increase budget line 13 06 01 'Assistance to Member States in the event of a major natural disaster with serious repercussions on living conditions, the natural environment or the economy' by EUR 293 551 794 both in commitment and payment appropriations.
  • Members approved the Council position on Draft amending budget No 3/2019.
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