16.12.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

CE 341/98


Thursday 11 February 2010
Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - Progress ***I

P7_TA(2010)0028

European Parliament legislative resolution of 11 February 2010 on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1672/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - Progress (COM(2009)0340 – C7-0052/2009 – 2009/0091(COD))

2010/C 341 E/24

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2009)0340),

having regard to Article 251(2) and Article 13(2), Article 129 and Article 137(2)(a) of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C7-0052/2009),

having regard to the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council entitled ‘Consequences of the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon for ongoing interinstitutional decision-making procedures’ (COM(2009)0665),

having regard to Article 294(3) and Article 19(2), Article 149 and Article 153(2)(a) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

having regard to Rule 55 of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and the opinion of the Committee on Budgets (A7-0049/2009),

1.

Adopts the position at first reading hereinafter set out;

2.

Takes note of the Commission statement annexed hereto;

3.

Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it intends to amend its proposal substantially or replace it with another text;

4.

Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and to the national parliaments.


Thursday 11 February 2010
P7_TC1-COD(2009)0091

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 11 February 2010 with a view to the adoption of Decision No …/2010/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1672/2006/EC establishing a Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - Progress

(As an agreement was reached between Parliament and Council, Parliament's position corresponds to the final legislative act, Decision No 284/2010/EU.)

Thursday 11 February 2010
ANNEX

Statement by the Commission

Re: Financing of the European Microfinance Facility

The financial contribution from the Union budget for the Facility for the period 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2013 has been set at EUR 100 million, to be partly financed by a reduction of EUR 60 million in the Progress programme.

When presenting its draft budget(s), the Commission will leave a sufficient unallocated margin under the expenditure ceiling of Heading 1a whereby the Budgetary Authority i.e. Council and Parliament, may decide to increase the amount of the Progress programme by a maximum of EUR 20 million over the period 2011-2013 in conformity with point 37 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 on budgetary discipline and sound financial management.