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2020/2151(DEC) 2019 discharge: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead CONT BRUDZIŃSKI Joachim Stanisław (icon: ECR ECR) ZDECHOVSKÝ Tomáš (icon: EPP EPP), RÓNAI Sándor (icon: S&D S&D), CHASTEL Olivier (icon: Renew Renew), EICKHOUT Bas (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), OMARJEE Younous (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
Committee Opinion EMPL TOMC Romana (icon: EPP EPP) Dominique BILDE (icon: ID ID), Marc BOTENGA (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), Dragoş PÎSLARU (icon: RE RE), Lucia ĎURIŠ NICHOLSONOVÁ (icon: ECR ECR), Kira Marie PETER-HANSEN (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), Alicia HOMS GINEL (icon: S&D S&D)
Lead committee dossier:

Events

2021/09/24
   Final act published in Official Journal
2021/04/28
   EP - Decision by Parliament
Details

The European Parliament decided by 612 votes to 83, with 3 abstentions, to grant discharge to the Acting Executive Director of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) for the financial year 2019 and to approve the closure of the accounts for the financial year in question.

Noting that the Court of Auditors has stated that it has obtained reasonable assurances that the Foundation’s annual accounts for the financial year 2019 are reliable and that the underlying transactions are legal and regular, Parliament adopted by 598 votes to 86 with 7 abstentions, a resolution containing a series of recommendations, which form an integral part of the decision on discharge and which add to the general recommendations set out in the resolution on performance, financial management and control of EU agencies:

Foundation’s financial statements

The final budget of Eurofound for the financial year 2019 was EUR 21 489 160 representing an increase of 3.51 % compared to 2018.

Budget and financial management

Budget monitoring efforts during 2019 resulted in a budget implementation rate of 99.99 %, representing a slight increase of 0.41 %. Payment appropriations execution rate was 80.92 %, representing a decrease of 1.78 % compared to 2018.

Other observations

Parliament also made a series of observations regarding performance, procurement, staff policy and internal controls.

In particular, it noted that:

- the Foundation’s new founding regulation entered into force on 20 February 2019;

- the delivery of work programme outputs planned for 2019 reached 91 % of achievement (51 of 56 outputs), the Foundation contributed to 212 policy development events (46 % of them at EU level);

- the Foundation should continue to develop its synergies, to exchange information, to share knowledge and to exchange of good practices with other European agencies with a view to improving efficiency with regard to human resources, building management, IT services and security;

- on 31 December 2019 the establishment plan was 97.80 % implemented, with 11 officials and 78 temporary agents appointed out of 91 authorised under the Union budget (compared to 91 authorised posts in 2018);

- gender balance was achieved for senior managers (1 man and 1 woman). However, there is no gender balance at management board level (51 men and 33 women);

- on procurement, the Foundation concluded a framework contract for a maximum amount of EUR 170 000 for the supply of electricity on the basis of a negotiated procurement procedure with a single candidate and without the prior publication of a contract notice.

Documents
2021/04/27
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2021/03/30
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
Documents
2021/03/30
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary
Documents
2021/03/22
   EP - Vote in committee
2021/03/04
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
2021/02/24
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2021/02/05
   CSL - Supplementary non-legislative basic document
Documents
2021/01/11
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2020/09/30
   EP - TOMC Romana (EPP) appointed as rapporteur in EMPL
2020/09/15
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament
2020/09/08
   EP - BRUDZIŃSKI Joachim Stanisław (ECR) appointed as rapporteur in CONT
2020/06/29
   EC - Non-legislative basic document
2020/06/29
   EC - Non-legislative basic document published

Documents

Votes

Décharge 2019 : Fondation européenne pour l'amélioration des conditions de vie et de travail - 2019 discharge: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - Entlastung 2019: Europäische Stiftung zur Verbesserung der Lebens- ud Arbeitsbedingungen - A9-0094/2021 - Joachim Stanisław Brudziński - Proposition de résolution #

2021/04/29 Outcome: +: 598, -: 86, 0: 7
DE ES PL FR RO HU PT IT NL BG CZ BE SE EL AT IE SK LT HR FI LV SI DK MT CY LU EE
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59
50
79
32
21
21
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28
17
21
20
21
19
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13
14
11
11
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AmendmentsDossier
17 2020/2151(DEC)
2021/01/21 EMPL 17 amendments...
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History

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  • The European Parliament decided by 612 votes to 83, with 3 abstentions, to grant discharge to the Acting Executive Director of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) for the financial year 2019 and to approve the closure of the accounts for the financial year in question.
  • Noting that the Court of Auditors has stated that it has obtained reasonable assurances that the Foundation’s annual accounts for the financial year 2019 are reliable and that the underlying transactions are legal and regular, Parliament adopted by 598 votes to 86 with 7 abstentions, a resolution containing a series of recommendations, which form an integral part of the decision on discharge and which add to the general recommendations set out in the resolution on performance, financial management and control of EU agencies:
  • Foundation’s financial statements
  • The final budget of Eurofound for the financial year 2019 was EUR 21 489 160 representing an increase of 3.51 % compared to 2018.
  • Budget and financial management
  • Budget monitoring efforts during 2019 resulted in a budget implementation rate of 99.99 %, representing a slight increase of 0.41 %. Payment appropriations execution rate was 80.92 %, representing a decrease of 1.78 % compared to 2018.
  • Other observations
  • Parliament also made a series of observations regarding performance, procurement, staff policy and internal controls.
  • In particular, it noted that:
  • - the Foundation’s new founding regulation entered into force on 20 February 2019;
  • - the delivery of work programme outputs planned for 2019 reached 91 % of achievement (51 of 56 outputs), the Foundation contributed to 212 policy development events (46 % of them at EU level);
  • - the Foundation should continue to develop its synergies, to exchange information, to share knowledge and to exchange of good practices with other European agencies with a view to improving efficiency with regard to human resources, building management, IT services and security;
  • - on 31 December 2019 the establishment plan was 97.80 % implemented, with 11 officials and 78 temporary agents appointed out of 91 authorised under the Union budget (compared to 91 authorised posts in 2018);
  • - gender balance was achieved for senior managers (1 man and 1 woman). However, there is no gender balance at management board level (51 men and 33 women);
  • - on procurement, the Foundation concluded a framework contract for a maximum amount of EUR 170 000 for the supply of electricity on the basis of a negotiated procurement procedure with a single candidate and without the prior publication of a contract notice.
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