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re-examine Parliament’s needs in consultation with the appropriate political authorities, as this will ensure
greater transparency; invites its Bureau to critically analyse which needs can be met by the current prem-
ises, in particular as regards meeting rooms; stresses that any unnecessary duplication of Parliament’s exist-
ing infrastructure should be avoided;

33. Considers that a comprehensive evaluation of all options of acquisition should be undertaken;
expects the new premises to provide the best value for money for the European taxpayer and to be
designed in accordance with the highest environmental and disability standards; stresses that the Parlia-
ment has foreseen to take into account the views and interests of the neighbours and to cooperate with the
federal, regional and local authorities, with the aim to ensure good neighbourly relations and the best
integration in the area;

34. Emphasises the need to implement the mobility management plan and develop further measures for
sustainable mobility in the framework of the May 1997 ‘environment permit’ for using the car parks in the
Espace Léopold buildings;

35. Has decided to introduce a remark in Title II of Section I (‘Parliament’) concerning the possibility of
insuring itself against industrial disputes and terrorist attacks on its premises;

36. Calls upon all institutions, in particular those in which the average age of staff is high, such as
Parliament and the Economic and Social Committee, to ensure that staff (both permanent and temporary)
use up all of their annual leave before retiring;

37. Has decided to make the necessary appropriations available for the creation of 19 posts (one A3,
nine A7, six B5 and three C5) in the establishment plan of the Court of Auditors; points out that these
posts, together with the five A7 posts created by the Council, are intended to enable the Court to assess
the performance of financial control systems in the candidate countries, to improve its cooperation with
national audit institutions and to establish more detailed specific DAS assessments;

38. Can agree with the nomenclature for the new section created for the European Data Protection
Supervisor; has decided to place € 100 000 against Article 100 (‘Salaries, allowances and payments related
to salaries’) and € 100 000 against Item 1100 (‘Basic salaries’) in the reserve; notes that consideration can
be given to releasing these appropriations once a report is submitted to the budgetary authority on the
likely workload of the new body, the precise job descriptions for all the posts authorised and a clear
demarcation of tasks vis-à-vis the European Ombudsman;

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39. Instructs its President to declare that the budget has been finally adopted and arrange for its pub-
lication in the Official Journal;

40. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the Court of
Justice, the Court of Auditors, the Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions, the
European Ombudsman, and the other institutions and bodies concerned.

ANNEX 1

Conditions for the release of the reserves

Adoption of legal basis

B2-700 (European Aviation Safety Agency) and B2-700A (European Aviation Safety Agency  Expen-
diture on administrative management)

B2-701 (European Maritime Safety Agency) and B2-701A (European Maritime Safety Agency 
Expenditure on administrative management)
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B3-4105 (Preparatory measures combating and preventing exclusion) and B3-4105A (Preparatory
measures combating and preventing exclusion  Expenditure on administrative management)

B4-305 (Community framework for cooperation to promote sustainable urban development)

B5-806 (European Year of People with Disabilities) and B5-806A (European Year of People with Dis-
abilities  Expenditure on administrative management)

B5-826 (Cooperation measures resulting from Member States’ initiatives) and B5-826A (Cooperation
measures resulting from Member States’ initiatives  Expenditure on administrative management)

B5-911 (Pericles)

Specific reserves

B3-300 (General information work concerning the European Union); B3-303 (Communication work)

Parliament has entered part of the appropriations in the reserve, pending the outcome of the process of
setting up, in a balanced and satisfactory fashion, the interinstitutional cooperation structures provided for
in the communication on a new framework for cooperation on activities concerning the information and
communication policy of the European Union (COM(2001) 354 final). The appropriations will be released
on the basis of an assessment by the working party.

B3-4309 (Expenditure related to the creation of the Food Safety Authority) and B3-4309A (Expenditure
related to the creation of the Food Safety Authority  Expenditure on administrative management)

The appropriations will be transferred from the reserve once a satisfactory solution for both the location
and effective operation has been agreed according to the legislative resolution of 12 June 2001.

B5-822 (Europol) (Amendment 129)

The appropriations shall not be released from the reserve until the Parliament has received satisfactory
assurances concerning:

C the nature of the expenditure involved (whether operational or administrative), and its coverage by the
financial perspective;

C the arrangements concerning the exercise by the Commission of its responsibility, under the Treaty,
for the implementation of the budget;

C the arrangements concerning the exercise by the Parliament of its powers to grant discharge in accord-
ance with the Treaty.

B5-825 (Eurojust) (Amendment 130)

The appropriations shall not be released from the reserve until the Parliament has received satisfactory
assurances concerning:

C the nature of the expenditure involved (whether operational or administrative), and its coverage by the
financial perspective;

C the arrangements concerning the exercise by the Commission of its responsibility, under the Treaty,
for the implementation of the budget;

C the arrangements concerning the exercise by the Parliament of its powers to grant discharge in accord-
ance with the Treaty.
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A-950 (Global reserve for the Reform of the Commission) (Amendment 328)

Appropriations in the reserve in connection with Commission reform

The appropriations for 70 posts and the related reform actions are entered in the reserve in order to put
Parliament in the position to assure the speedy success of the Commission reform. The conditions for their
release are the following:

Early retirement schemes

The Commission shall undertake to present a proposal for a regulation to put in place a permanent early
retirement scheme for both officials and temporary agents employed by all the institutions.

Better matching of legislative and budgetary procedures

A commitment that the Commission shall present a plan of all major legislative and policy initiatives with
budgetary implications that it intends to take in 2002 so as to enable the budgetary authority to evaluate
how the Commission has taken account of the budgetary authority’s priorities.

The remaining appropriations (for 70 posts at headquarters) will be released once the remaining conditions
above are fulfilled.

A-11 (Staff in active employment) (Amendment 225)

In the course of 2002 the institutions will appoint a director for the Interinstitutional Recruitment Office
that they intend to establish. To that end 1 permanent A3 post in the establishment plan of the Commis-
sion is upgraded and converted into 1 temporary A2 post for the future director of the Office. However,
the appropriations for the upgrading remain in the reserve, and the post may not be filled until the
participating institutions have agreed on the person that will be appointed as director of the Office.

A-3042 (Subsidy to cultural organisations advancing the idea of Europe) (Amendment 259)

The amount in the reserve will be released in favour of the Pegasus Foundation once the Commission has
provided a report on the financial and operational aspects of this organisation.

A-7003 (National and international civil servants and private-sector staff temporarily assigned to the
institution) (Amendment 333)

The amount placed in the reserve will be released once the Commission has informed the Budgetary
authority about:

C the number of the 670 authorised posts that have been filled;

C the geographical breakdown of those posts;

C the current provisions to guarantee a geographical balance.

A-7031 (Expenditure on meetings of committees) (Amendment 272)

The appropriations for this budget line are entered in the reserve. The conditions for their release are the
following:

Shortening and simplification of implementation procedures and comitology

Parliament notes the efforts made in the context of single programmes. The positive development has to
continue. Before the final reading of the 2002 budget the Commission should present a concrete proposal
to systematically shorten and simplify the implementation procedures covering the programmes in all
headings.