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2020/2164(DEC) 2019 discharge: European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead CONT CZARNECKI Ryszard (icon: ECR ECR) CHRISTOFOROU Lefteris (icon: EPP EPP), RÓNAI Sándor (icon: S&D S&D), CSEH Katalin (icon: Renew Renew), EICKHOUT Bas (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), OMARJEE Younous (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
Committee Opinion ITRE
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 74, with 12 abstentions, to grant discharge to the Executive Director of ENISA (European Union Agency for Cyber Security) in respect of the implementation of the Agency's budget for the financial year 2019 and to approve the closure of the accounts for that year.

Noting that the Court of Auditors stated that it had obtained reasonable assurance that the Agency's annual accounts for the financial year 2019 were reliable and that the underlying transactions were legal and regular, Parliament adopted, by 602 votes to 79, with 10 abstentions, a resolution containing a series of recommendations which form an integral part of the discharge decision and which complement the general recommendations set out in the resolution on the performance, financial management and control of EU agencies.

Agency’s financial statements

ENISA's final budget for the year 2019 was EUR 16 932 952, an increase of 47.58% compared to 2018. This increase is mainly the result of higher expenditure on staff, ICT and core operational activities, related to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2019/881 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Cybersecurity Agency and on Information and Communication Technologies Cybersecurity Certification.

Budgetary and financial management

The budget monitoring efforts during the 2019 financial year resulted in a budget implementation rate of 96.80%, which represents a decrease of 3.18% compared to 2018. The execution rate for payment appropriations was 70.12%, which represents a decrease of 18.44% compared to 2018.

Other observations

Members also made a series of observations concerning performance, staff policy, public procurement, conflicts of interest and internal controls.

In particular, they noted that:

- the Agency uses certain key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the added value of its activities and to improve its budgetary management, and it has put in place specific KPIs related to the new mandate given by the cyber security regulation;

- on 31 December 2019, the establishment plan was 79.66 % implemented, with 47 temporary agents appointed out of 59 temporary agents authorised under the Union budget. The gender imbalance reported for 2019 in senior management and the Management Board is however of concern;

- the Agency faces some difficulties in recruiting, attracting and retaining suitably qualified staff, mainly due to the low salary weightings applied to staff in Greece and the lack of professionals in the EU IT security market;

- there is an increased dependency on temporary agency workers, who account for 29% of the total workforce, an increase on the previous year;

- shortcomings were found in the procurement procedures, where in three of the four cases audited there was an overlap between the selection and award criteria and a lack of separation constituting a procedural defect;

- the CVs and conflict of interest declarations of the Management Board members are being published on the website; the Agency is encouraged to publish the conflict of interest declarations and CVs of its senior managers;

- the Agency produced 55 reports and was actively involved in raising awareness of cyber security issues. It should focus on disseminating the results of its research to the general public;

- lastly, the Agency has not yet developed a formal and comprehensive environmental management policy to ensure an environmentally friendly workplace.

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
2021/02/05
   CSL - Supplementary non-legislative basic document
Documents
2021/01/12
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2020/09/15
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament
2020/09/08
   EP - CZARNECKI Ryszard (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 : Agence de l'Union européenne pour la cybersécurité (ENISA) - 2019 discharge: European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) - Entlastung 2019: Agentur der Europäischen Union für Cybersicherheit (ENISA) - A9-0085/2021 - Ryszard Czarnecki - Propositions de décision #

2021/04/27 Outcome: +: 612, -: 74, 0: 12
DE ES PL RO FR NL HU IT PT BE BG CZ AT EL SE DK IE SK LT FI HR LV SI MT CY LU EE
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Décharge 2019 : Agence de l'Union européenne pour la cybersécurité (ENISA) - 2019 discharge: European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) - Entlastung 2019: Agentur der Europäischen Union für Cybersicherheit (ENISA) - A9-0085/2021 - Ryszard Czarnecki - Proposition de résolution #

2021/04/29 Outcome: +: 602, -: 79, 0: 10
DE ES PL FR RO HU IT NL PT BE BG CZ AT SE DK EL IE SK LT HR FI LV SI MT CY LU EE
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59
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AmendmentsDossier
7 2020/2164(DEC)
2021/03/04 CONT 7 amendments...
source: 680.790

History

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  • The European Parliament decided by 612 votes to 74, with 12 abstentions, to grant discharge to the Executive Director of ENISA (European Union Agency for Cyber Security) in respect of the implementation of the Agency's budget for the financial year 2019 and to approve the closure of the accounts for that year.
  • Noting that the Court of Auditors stated that it had obtained reasonable assurance that the Agency's annual accounts for the financial year 2019 were reliable and that the underlying transactions were legal and regular, Parliament adopted, by 602 votes to 79, with 10 abstentions, a resolution containing a series of recommendations which form an integral part of the discharge decision and which complement the general recommendations set out in the resolution on the performance, financial management and control of EU agencies.
  • Agency’s financial statements
  • ENISA's final budget for the year 2019 was EUR 16 932 952, an increase of 47.58% compared to 2018. This increase is mainly the result of higher expenditure on staff, ICT and core operational activities, related to the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2019/881 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Cybersecurity Agency and on Information and Communication Technologies Cybersecurity Certification.
  • Budgetary and financial management
  • The budget monitoring efforts during the 2019 financial year resulted in a budget implementation rate of 96.80%, which represents a decrease of 3.18% compared to 2018. The execution rate for payment appropriations was 70.12%, which represents a decrease of 18.44% compared to 2018.
  • Other observations
  • Members also made a series of observations concerning performance, staff policy, public procurement, conflicts of interest and internal controls.
  • In particular, they noted that:
  • - the Agency uses certain key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the added value of its activities and to improve its budgetary management, and it has put in place specific KPIs related to the new mandate given by the cyber security regulation;
  • - on 31 December 2019, the establishment plan was 79.66 % implemented, with 47 temporary agents appointed out of 59 temporary agents authorised under the Union budget. The gender imbalance reported for 2019 in senior management and the Management Board is however of concern;
  • - the Agency faces some difficulties in recruiting, attracting and retaining suitably qualified staff, mainly due to the low salary weightings applied to staff in Greece and the lack of professionals in the EU IT security market;
  • - there is an increased dependency on temporary agency workers, who account for 29% of the total workforce, an increase on the previous year;
  • - shortcomings were found in the procurement procedures, where in three of the four cases audited there was an overlap between the selection and award criteria and a lack of separation constituting a procedural defect;
  • - the CVs and conflict of interest declarations of the Management Board members are being published on the website; the Agency is encouraged to publish the conflict of interest declarations and CVs of its senior managers;
  • - the Agency produced 55 reports and was actively involved in raising awareness of cyber security issues. It should focus on disseminating the results of its research to the general public;
  • - lastly, the Agency has not yet developed a formal and comprehensive environmental management policy to ensure an environmentally friendly workplace.
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