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BUDG Committee:

Council Regulation (EC, ECSC, Euratom) on the financial regulation applicable to the general bud- get of the European Communities (COM(2000) 461 C5-0627/2000 2000/0203(CNS)) (asked for opinions: CONT, all committees concerned) Enhanced Hughesprocedure between BUDG and CONT

4. Transfer of appropriations

The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 47/2000 (C5-0640/

2000 SEC(2000) 2069).

The committee had decided, pursuant to Article 26(5)(b) of the Financial Regulation, to authorise the following transfer in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B5-30 (Strategic implementing measures)

Item B5-3001 (Implementation and development of the internal market)

CA

2 350 000 €

Article B5-304 (Procedures for awarding and advertising public supply, works and service contracts)

Chapter B5-33 (Promotion of an information society: measures to assist citizens)

CA

1 800 000 €

Article B5-331 (Information society)

CA

2 500 000 €

Chapter B5-72 (Telecommunicationsnetworks)

 

Article B5-720 (Trans-European telecommunications networks)

CA

7 000 000 €

Item B5-7211 (Networks for intra-Community statistics (Edicom))

CA

− 6 850 000

TO:

Chapter B5-60 (Statistical information policy connected with the completion of the internal market and in support of Community policies)

 

Article B5-600 (Policy on statistical information concerned with non-member countries)

CA

500 000 €

Chapter B6-61 (First Activity: research, technological development and demonstra- tion programmes)

 

Item B6-6121 (User-friendly information society operating expenditure) CA

 

10 000 000 €

Chapter B6-64 (Fourth Activity: training and mobility of researchers)

 

Item B6-6411 (Improving the human research potential and the socioeconomic knowledge base Operating expenditure)

CA

10 000 000 €

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 57/2000 (C5-0590/

2000 SEC(2000) 1970).

Subject to the Council’s decision, the committee had decided to authorise the following transfer, pursuant to Article 26(5)(b) of the Financial Regulation, in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B7-20 (Food aid and support operations)

Article B7-200 (Productsmobilised under the Food Aid Convention)

CA

3 000 000 €

Article B7-202A (Transport, distribution, flanking measures and measures to monitor implementation Expenditure on administrative management)

CA

− 2 000 000

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Chapter B7-21 (Humanitarian aid)

Article B7-210 (Aid, including emergency food aid, to help the populationsof the developing countries and other third countries hit by disasters or serious crises)

CA

5 000 000 €

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 63/2000 (C5-0646/

2000 SEC(2000) 2100).

The committee had decided, pursuant to Article 26(5)(b) of the Financial Regulation, to authorise the transfer of part of the reserve in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B0-40 (Provisional appropriations)

Article B4-304 (Legislation and other general action based on the Fifth Action

Programme on the Environment)

CA

− 1 000 000

PA

− 300 000 €

TO:

Chapter B4-30 (Action on the environment)

 

Article B4-304 (Legislation and other general action based on the Fifth Action Programme on the Environment)

CA

1 000 000 €

PA

300 000 €

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 64/2000 (C5-0647/

2000 -SEC(2000) 2102).

The committee had decided, pursuant to Article 26(5)(b) of the Financial Regulation, to authorise the transfer of part of the reserve in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B0-40 (Provisional appropriations)

Article B5-202 (Annual funding of interest subsidies on special loans to Greece following the February and March 1981, September 1986 and 1999 earth- quakesCA PA

TO:

Chapter B5-20 (Interest subsidies on loans granted following disasters)

Article B5-202 (Annual funding of interest subsidies on special loans to Greece following the February and March 1981, September 1986 and 1999 earth- quakesCA PA

2 000 000 € 2 000 000 €

2 000 000 € 2 000 000 €

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 66/2000 (C5-0657/

2000 SEC(2000) 2103).

The committee had decided, pursuant to Article 26(5)(b) of the Financial Regulation, to authorise the transfer in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B6-61 (First activity: research, technological development and demonstration programmes)

Item B6-6120 (User-friendly information society Administrative expenditure)

CA

− 1 300 000 €

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Chapter B6-61 (First activity: research, technological development and demonstration programmes)

Item B6-6121 (User-friendly information society Operating expenditure)

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CA

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1 300 000 €

The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 67/2000 (C5-0659/

2000 SEC(2000) 2105).

The committee had decided, pursuant to Article 26(5)(b) of the Financial Regulation, to authorise the transfer in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B7-41 (MEDA (measures to accompany the reforms to the economic and social structures in the Mediterranean non-member countries))

Article B7-410 (MEDA (measures to accompany the reforms to the economic

 

and social structures in

the Mediterranean non-member countries))

CA

8 058 000 €

TO:

Chapter B7-40 (Cooperation with Mediterranean third countries)

 

Item B7-4035 (Implementation of measures to intensify the EC-Turkey customs union)

CA

8 058 000 €

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 69/2000 (C5-0650/

2000 SEC(2000) 2206).

Pursuant to Article 26(5)(a) of the Financial Regulation, the committee had delivered a favourable opinion on the transfer, in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B0-23 (Guarantee reserve)

Article B0-230 (Reserve for loans and loan guarantees to and in non-member countries)

CA

− 15 412 500 €

 

PA

− 15 412 500

TO:

Chapter B0-24 (Paymentsto the Guarantee Fund)

 

Article B0-240 (Payments to the Guarantee Fund in respect of new operations)

CA

15 412 500 €

 

PA

15 412 500 €

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 70/2000 (C5-0658/

2000 SEC(2000) 2115).

The committee had decided, pursuant to Article 26(5)(b) of the Financial Regulation, to authorise the transfer of part of the reserve in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B0-40 (Provisional appropriations)

Item B7-6200 (Environment in the developing countries)

CA

− 11 700 000 €

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Chapter B7-62 (Environment, health and the fight against drugs in the developing countries)

Item B7-6200 (Environment in the developing countries)

CA

11 700 000 €

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 71/2000 (C5-0648/

2000 SEC(2000) 2122).

It had decided to authorise the transfer pursuant to Article 26(5)(b) of the Financial Regulation, in accor- dance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B2-14 (Community initiatives)

Heading

B2-140

(Leader)

PA

71 299 000 €

Heading

B2-141

(Interreg)

PA

73 201 000 €

Heading

B2-142

(EQUAL)

PA

50 901 000 €

Heading

B2-143

(URBAN)

PA

− 27 615 000

TO:

Chapter B2-12 (Objective 3)

 

Heading B2-120 (European Social Fund (ESF))

PA

223 0160 000 €

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 72/2000 (C5-0649/

2000 SEC(2000) 2117).

It had decided to authorise the transfer of part of the reserve pursuant to Article 26(5)(b) of the Financial Regulation, in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B0-40 (Provisional appropriations)

Heading B7-6201A (Tropical forests expenditure on administrative manage- ment)

CA

− 324 000 €

Heading

B7-6201 (Tropical forests)

CA

− 29 640 000

TO:

Chapter B7-62 (Environment, health and the fight against drugs in the developing countries)

 

Heading B7-6201 (Tropical forests)

CA

29 964 000 €

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 74/2000 (C5-0651/

2000 SEC(2000) 2130).

Pursuant to Article 26(5)(a) of the Financial Regulation, the committee had delivered a favourable opinion on the transfer, in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B0-23 (Guarantee reserve)

Article B0-230 (Reserve for loans and loan guarantees to and in non-member countries)

NDA

− 20 475 000 €

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Chapter B0-24 (Paymentsto the Guarantee Fund)

Article B0-240 (Payments to the Guarantee Fund in respect of new operations)

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20 475 000 €

Having noted the Council’s opinion, the committee established that it would not be necessary to initiate the simplified trialogue procedure provided for in paragraph 23 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 6 May 1999.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 75/2000 (C5-0664/

2000 SEC(2000) 2123).

The committee had decided, pursuant to Article 26(5)(b) of the Financial Regulation, to authorise the transfer of part of the reserve in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B0-40 (Provisional appropriations)

Article B7-410 (MEDA (measures to accompany the reforms to the economic and social structures in the Mediterranean non-member countries))

CA

− 20 300 000

Article B7-872 (Promotion of Community investment in developing countries

TO:

of Asia, Latin America, the Mediterranean and in South Africa by economic cooperation and trade agreements)

CA

− 5 000 000

Chapter 12 (Cooperation with Asian developing countries)

 

Article B7-301 (Political, economic and cultural cooperation with Asian devel- oping countries)

CA

25 000 000

Article B7-811 (Contribution to international environmental activitiesincluding the Global Environment Fund)

CA

300 000 €

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 76/2000 (C5-0703/

2000 SEC(2000) 2132).

Pursuant to Article 26(5)(a) and (b) of the Financial Regulation, the committee had authorised the transfer, subject to the Council’s decision, in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B1-37 (Clearance of previous years’ accounts and reduction/suspension of advances

Item B1-3701 (Reduction/suspension of advances)

NDA

− 100 000 000

TO:

Chapter B1-40 (Rural development)

 

Item B1-4051 (Agri-environment measures (former system, Regulation (EEC) No 2078/92))

NDA

100 000 000 €

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 77/2000 (C5-0709/

2000 SEC(2000) 2213).

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Subject to the Council’s decision, it had authorised the transfer pursuant to Article 26(5)(a) and (b) of the Financial Regulation, in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B0-40 (Provisions)

Heading B7-410 (MEDA)

CA

− 68 300 000 €

B7-4051 (Third and fourth financial protocolswith the southern Mediter-

TO:

ranean countries)

PA

− 30 000 000

Chapter B7-41 (MEDA (Measures to accompany the reforms to the economic and social structures in the Mediterranean non-member countries))

 

Heading B7-410 (MEDA (Measures to accompany the reforms to the economic and social structures in the Mediterranean non-member countries))

CA

68 300 000 €

 

PA

30 000 000 €

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 78/2000 (C5-0710/ 2000 SEC(2000) 2210).

It had decided to authorise the transfer pursuant to Article 26(5)(b) of the Financial Regulation, in accor- dance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B7-42 (Support programme for the Middle East)

Heading B7-420 (Community operationsconnected with the Israel/PLO Peace Agreement)

CA

− 10 000 000 €

 

PA

− 10 000 000

TO:

Chapter B7-21 (Humanitarian aid)

 

Heading B7-210 (Aid, including emergency food aid, to help the populationsof the developing countries and other third countries hit by disasters or serious crises)

CA

10 000 000 €

 

PA

10 000 000 €

5. Documents received

The President had received the following documents:

Proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation on establishing common rules in the field of civil aviation and creating a European Aviation Safety Agency (COM(2000) 595 C5-0663/2000 2000/0246(COD))

referred to

responsible: RETT

legal basis:

opinion: BUDG, JURI, ITRE, ENVI Article 80(2) EC

Proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Council Directive 91/671/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to compulsory use of safety belts in vehiclesof lessthan 3,5 tonnes(COM(2000) 815 C5-0684/2000 2000/0315(COD))

referred to

responsible: RETT

legal basis:

opinion: ENVI Article 71(1) EC