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1 European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy 2018/0166R(APP) AMDMTS 1-70 Jerzy Buzek (PE v01-00) Interim report on the Multiannual Financial Framework Parliament's position with a view to an agreement (2018/0166R(APP)) AM\ docx PE v01-00 United in diversity

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3 1 Kathleen Van Brempt, Jens Geier Paragraph 1 1. Stresses that new EU initiatives must be matched with new and adequate financial resources; 1. Stresses that new EU initiatives must be matched with new and adequate financial resources; underlines that especially long-term political priorities of the European Union such as boosting jobs and growth, achieving a futureoriented, sustainable and competitive Europe an industry to achieve overarching sustainable development goals, and fighting against climate change through a transition to a low carbon economy need to supported through sufficient resources and should remain the focus areas of the new Multiannual Financial Framework Programme; thus welcomes the strong support for the fields Single Market, Innovation and Digital and Natural Resources and Environment 2 Jens Geier, José Blanco López, Patrizia Toia, Răzvan Popa, Constanze Krehl, Carlos Zorrinho, Clare Moody, Eugen Freund, Theresa Griffin, Flavio Zanonato, Kathleen Van Brempt Paragraph 1 1. Stresses that new EU initiatives must be matched with new and adequate financial resources; 1. Stresses that new EU initiatives must be matched with new and adequate financial resources; underlines that especially long-term political priorities of the European Union such as boosting AM\ docx 3/38 PE v01-00

4 jobs and growth, achieving a futureoriented and competitive European industry and sustainable development, and fighting against climate change through a transition to a low carbon economy need to be supported through sufficient resources and should remain the focus areas of the new Multiannual Financial Framework Programme; thus welcomes the strong support for the fields Single Market, Innovation and Digital and Natural Resources and Environment; 3 Sofia Sakorafa, Marisa Matias Paragraph 1 1. Stresses that new EU initiatives must be matched with new and adequate financial resources; 1. Regrets that the Commission's proposal for the MFF does not respond to the multi-pronged challenges faced by the EU; insists that the EU budget for the new programming period needs to be set at least 1.3% of GNI in order to maintain long-term policy objectives and programmes that have clearly demonstrated their European added value and enjoy lasting popularity among beneficiaries and ensure the ability to address new priorities with new and adequate financial resources; 4 Benedek Jávor on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group PE v /38 AM\ docx

5 Paragraph 1 1. Stresses that new EU initiatives must be matched with new and adequate financial resources; 1. Stresses that MFF shall not decrease in volume from 2020 levels, even in case of Brexit and that new EU initiatives must be matched with new and adequate financial resources and be treated under the co-decision procedure; 5 Benedek Jávor on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group Paragraph 1 a (new) 1a. Emphasises that full respect for the rule of law is an essential precondition for sound financial management and effective EU funding. Therefore supports the new mechanism that would allow the European Commission to dispose of effective and appropriate measures in cases of risk of financial loss caused by generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law in a Member State with special regard to tackling grand corruption. 6 Răzvan Popa Paragraph 1 a (new) AM\ docx 5/38 PE v01-00

6 1a. Calls upon the acceleration of security and defence joint research; Believes that the interoperability of European Arm Forces should not be delayed due to the lack of adequate financial resources. 7 Sofia Sakorafa, Marisa Matias Paragraph 2 2. Calls for a clear methodology for the presentation of figures, preferably on the basis of constant prices; 2. Disagrees with the Commission's approach of providing two calculation methods for the MFF (current vs constant); calls for a clear methodology for the presentation of figures, preferably on the basis of constant prices; 8 Zdzisław Krasnodębski, Edward Czesak Paragraph 2 2. Calls for a clear methodology for the presentation of figures, preferably on the basis of constant prices; 2. Calls for a clear methodology for the presentation of figures on the basis of constant prices; 9 PE v /38 AM\ docx

7 Jens Geier, José Blanco López, Patrizia Toia, Răzvan Popa, Constanze Krehl, Carlos Zorrinho, Clare Moody, Eugen Freund, Theresa Griffin, Flavio Zanonato, Kathleen Van Brempt Paragraph 2 2. Calls for a clear methodology for the presentation of figures, preferably on the basis of constant prices; 2. Calls for a clear methodology for the presentation of figures on the basis of constant prices; 10 Benedek Jávor on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group Paragraph 2 a (new) 2a. Recalls that the Paris Agreement requires all financial flows to be aligned with the agreed long-term climate objective and stresses the need for greater coherence between the EU s commitment under the Paris Agreement and its funding policies; underlines the significant, yet untapped, potential of the MFF to catalyse the transition towards a net-zero carbon European economy; subsequently calls for a comprehensive earmarking of at least 50% of the MFF funds towards climate-related spending and making support for fossil fuels ineligible in the next MFF; 11 Kathleen Van Brempt, Jens Geier AM\ docx 7/38 PE v01-00

8 Paragraph 3 3. Reiterates Parliament s call for an increased overall budget of at least EUR 120 billion for Horizon Europe; welcomes the possibility of transferring financial allocations for programmes from one fund to another introduced by the Common Provisions Regulation; believes that appropriate conditions and mechanisms for such transfers should be further elaborated to ensure compatibility with the structural funds; 3. Reiterates Parliament s call for an increased overall budget of at least EUR 120 billion inconstant prices for Horizon Europe in order to be able to react appropriately to societal challenges, to secure Europe s global competiveness, people s well-being, scientific and industrial leadership and to help achieving the goals set out in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement; welcomes the possibility of transferring financial allocations for programmes from one fund to another introduced by the Common Provisions Regulation and encourages all territories to develop their research potential; believes that appropriate conditions and mechanisms for such transfers should be further elaborated to ensure compatibility with the structural funds and to avoid double auditing; underlines that financial support from Horizon Europe should be made accessible to beneficiaries through a fast, bottom-up and less administrative process and by providing technical assistance services guiding beneficiaries to the most suitable funds; 12 Jens Geier, José Blanco López, Patrizia Toia, Răzvan Popa, Constanze Krehl, Carlos Zorrinho, Clare Moody, Eugen Freund, Theresa Griffin, Dan Nica, Flavio Zanonato, Kathleen Van Brempt Paragraph 3 PE v /38 AM\ docx

9 3. Reiterates Parliament s call for an increased overall budget of at least EUR 120 billion for Horizon Europe; welcomes the possibility of transferring financial allocations for programmes from one fund to another introduced by the Common Provisions Regulation; believes that appropriate conditions and mechanisms for such transfers should be further elaborated to ensure compatibility with the structural funds; 3. Reiterates Parliament s call for an increased overall budget of at least EUR 120 billion in constant prices for Horizon Europe in order to be able to react appropriately to societal challenges, to secure Europe s global competiveness, people s well-being, scientific and industrial leadership and to help achieving the goals set out in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement; welcomes the possibility of transferring financial allocations for programmes from one fund to another introduced by the Common Provisions Regulation; believes that appropriate conditions and mechanisms for such transfers should be further elaborated to ensure compatibility with the structural funds and to avoid double auditing; underlines that financial support from Horizon Europe should be made accessible to beneficiaries through a fast, bottom-up and less administrative process; 13 Benedek Jávor on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group Paragraph 3 3. Reiterates Parliament s call for an increased overall budget of at least EUR 120 billion for Horizon Europe; welcomes the possibility of transferring financial allocations for programmes from one fund to another introduced by the Common Provisions Regulation; believes that appropriate conditions and mechanisms for such transfers should be further elaborated to ensure compatibility 3. Reiterates Parliament s call for an increased overall budget of at least EUR 120 billion for Horizon Europe; underlines the necessity of Horizon Europe s investments to focus on researching, developing and bringing to society the technological and non-technological solutions that address pressing societal challenges, such as fighting climate change, the transition to sustainable and AM\ docx 9/38 PE v01-00

10 with the structural funds; renewable energy, an energy- and resource-efficient, toxic-free circular economy, sustainable food and farming practices, and affordable health care and medicine. Welcomes a far reaching harmonisation of the rules of different funds while urging that each fund be governed under its own rules, taking account of sector-specific characteristics, diverse territorial needs and different target groups, in order to provide for a funding environment tailored to specific circumstances 14 Sofia Sakorafa, Marisa Matias Paragraph 3 3. Reiterates Parliament s call for an increased overall budget of at least EUR 120 billion for Horizon Europe; welcomes the possibility of transferring financial allocations for programmes from one fund to another introduced by the Common Provisions Regulation; believes that appropriate conditions and mechanisms for such transfers should be further elaborated to ensure compatibility with the structural funds; 3. Reiterates Parliament s call for an increased overall budget of at least EUR 120 billion for Horizon Europe; welcomes the possibility of transferring financial allocations for programmes from one fund to another introduced by the Common Provisions Regulation as long as enhanced flexibility does not come at the expense of reduced possibilities for the European Parliament to exercise its political steering and scrutiny rights ; believes that appropriate conditions and mechanisms for such transfers should be further elaborated to ensure compatibility with the structural funds; 15 Lieve Wierinck, Angelika Mlinar PE v /38 AM\ docx

11 Paragraph 3 3. Reiterates Parliament s call for an increased overall budget of at least EUR 120 billion for Horizon Europe; welcomes the possibility of transferring financial allocations for programmes from one fund to another introduced by the Common Provisions Regulation; believes that appropriate conditions and mechanisms for such transfers should be further elaborated to ensure compatibility with the structural funds; 3. Reiterates Parliament s call for an increased overall budget of at least EUR 120 billion for Horizon Europe; welcomes the possibility of transferring financial allocations for programmes from one fund to another introduced by the Common Provisions Regulation; 16 Lieve Wierinck, Angelika Mlinar, Caroline Nagtegaal Paragraph 3 a (new) 3a. Considering the level of ambition in particular to make Horizon Europe more flexible, believes that the spending priorities of each programme should be determined in the legislation of the Framework Programme, not in the agreement on the MFF; 17 Răzvan Popa Paragraph 3 a (new) AM\ docx 11/38 PE v01-00

12 3a. Ensure adequate financial resources for Horizon and COSME programmes in the future MFF providing a special focus on mitigating the gaps between Member States. 18 Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Carolina Punset, Morten Helveg Petersen Paragraph 3 a (new) 3a. Recalls that funding policies and projects should be in line with climate and energy objectives and the commitments made under the Paris Agreement 19 Lieve Wierinck, Angelika Mlinar, Caroline Nagtegaal Paragraph 3 b (new) 3b. Believes that synergies with other Union funding programmes shall be encouraged and exploited to a maximum while seeking maximal administrative simplification; notes that synergies between the programmes will allow for economies of scale, make investments more consistent and provide better value; PE v /38 AM\ docx

13 20 Lieve Wierinck, Angelika Mlinar, Caroline Nagtegaal Paragraph 3 c (new) 3c. Appropriate mechanisms of coordination between relevant authorities and appropriate monitoring tools shall be established to systematically ensure synergies between the Programme and any relevant EU funding instruments; 21 Sofia Sakorafa, Marisa Matias Paragraph 4 4. Recalls that EUR 3.5 billion of the Horizon Europe budget is dedicated to InvestEU; believes that the InvestEU research, innovation and digitisation window should use the same rules as the successful InnovFin instrument; 4. Recalls that EUR 3.5 billion of the Horizon Europe budget is dedicated to InvestEU; reiterates that, financial instruments should not replace grants in financing energy efficiency, renewable energy, innovative technologies and R&I projects, as only grants are suitable for stable funding and can maximise output on the ground; 22 Jerzy Buzek, Seán Kelly, Christian Ehler Paragraph 4 AM\ docx 13/38 PE v01-00

14 4. Recalls that EUR 3.5 billion of the Horizon Europe budget is dedicated to InvestEU; believes that the InvestEU research, innovation and digitisation window should use the same rules as the successful InnovFin instrument; 4. Supports the EUR 3.5 billion budget dedicated to InvestEU; underlines strongly however that this budget shall not be taken from the funding of the Horizon Programme, but will be additional; believes that the InvestEU research, innovation and digitisation window should use the same rules as the successful InnovFin instrument; 23 Benedek Jávor on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group Paragraph 4 4. Recalls that EUR 3.5 billion of the Horizon Europe budget is dedicated to InvestEU; believes that the InvestEU research, innovation and digitisation window should use the same rules as the successful InnovFin instrument; 4. Recalls that EUR 3.5 billion of the Horizon Europe budget is dedicated to InvestEU; believes that the InvestEU research, innovation and digitisation window should use the same rules as the successful InnovFin instrument, apply all underlying criteria and cover the highest risk tranche;; 24 Sofia Sakorafa, Marisa Matias, João Ferreira Paragraph 4 a (new) 4a. Underlines that sufficient mainstreaming policy measures and an PE v /38 AM\ docx

15 adequate budget response should ensure an inclusive and socially sustainable digitalisation process, addressing the specific needs for people with disabilities, minimizing gender and generation gap and updating skills for workers. 25 Sofia Sakorafa, Marisa Matias, João Ferreira Paragraph 5 5. Welcomes the amount allocated to the energy and digital components of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF); believes that CEF should be more ambitious on the issue of synergies, as indicated in its mid-term review; deleted 26 Benedek Jávor on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group Paragraph 5 5. Welcomes the amount allocated to the energy and digital components of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF); believes that CEF should be more ambitious on the issue of synergies, as indicated in its mid-term review; 5. Welcomes the amount allocated to the energy and digital components of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF); believes that CEF should be fully in line with the long-term EU energy and climate objectives, hence excluding fossil gas infrastructure projects, and focus on cross-border connections for sustainable modes of transports, including AM\ docx 15/38 PE v01-00

16 renovation, missing links, intermodality and net-zero GHG emissions solutions; electricity infrastructure; cross-border renewable projects, smart grids and energy efficiency projects to foster the energy transition; high-speed broadband in the ICT sector as well as synergies between sectors such as the modernisation of infrastructure related to the new digitisation; 27 Rolandas Paksas Paragraph 5 5. Welcomes the amount allocated to the energy and digital components of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF); believes that CEF should be more ambitious on the issue of synergies, as indicated in its mid-term review; 5. Welcomes the amount allocated to the energy and digital components of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF); believes that CEF should be more ambitious on the issue of synergies, in particular, to better exploit the synergies between transport, digital and energy infrastructures, as indicated in its midterm review; Or. lt 28 Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Morten Helveg Petersen Paragraph 5 5. Welcomes the amount allocated to the energy and digital components of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF); 5. Welcomes the amount allocated to the energy and digital components of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF); PE v /38 AM\ docx

17 believes that CEF should be more ambitious on the issue of synergies, as indicated in its mid-term review; believes that CEF should be more ambitious on the issue of synergies, as indicated in its mid-term review; recalls that the transition to a low-carbon system is the focal point of CEF; 29 Lieve Wierinck, Angelika Mlinar, Caroline Nagtegaal Paragraph 5 5. Welcomes the amount allocated to the energy and digital components of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF); believes that CEF should be more ambitious on the issue of synergies, as indicated in its mid-term review; 5. Notes the amount allocated to the energy and digital components of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF); believes that CEF should be more ambitious on the issue of synergies, as indicated in its mid-term review; 30 Massimiliano Salini, Evžen Tošenovský Paragraph 5 a (new) 5a. Welcomes in general the proposal of the European Commission to allocate 16 billion euro on the new European Space Programme; calls however for a moderate increase in the overall budget of the programme; as regards the programme's components, stresses the need for a more ambitious envelopes dedicated to SSA and GOVSATCOM, while preserving or moderately increasing the budget earmarked for Copernicus and AM\ docx 17/38 PE v01-00

18 Galileo components. It is extremely important to guarantee the continuity to the two flagship components, Galileo and Copernicus, and to assure the functioning of the two new initiatives, GOVSATCOM and SSA, dealing with the increasing problem of safety of the space infrastructure and the security of satellite communication. 31 Dominique Riquet Paragraph 5 a (new) 5a. Points to the success of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) under the current MFF; welcomes the fact that it is to be extended under the new MFF; regrets, however, the 13 % reduction in the Cohesion Fund contribution; takes the view that the budget for the CEF cannot be allocated to other programmes that are unrelated to its specific objectives; calls for the Cohesion Fund contribution to the CEF to be restored to EUR 11.5 billion; Or. fr 32 Jens Geier, José Blanco López, Patrizia Toia, Răzvan Popa, Constanze Krehl, Carlos Zorrinho, Clare Moody, Eugen Freund, Theresa Griffin, Flavio Zanonato, Kathleen Van Brempt Paragraph 5 a (new) PE v /38 AM\ docx

19 5a. Welcomes that at least EUR billion are foreseen for the Digital Europe Program in order to tackle important European challenges such as improving high performance computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and trust, advanced digital skills and the best use of digital society and interoperability; emphasises the importance of close coordination with Horizon Europe, CEF and ESIF; 33 Lieve Wierinck, Angelika Mlinar, Caroline Nagtegaal Paragraph 5 a (new) 5a. Welcomes the Digital Europe programme that will build EU's digital capacities especially for Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and High Performance Computing while strengthening the digital transformation of the economy and society by supporting digital skills; Underlines the importance of this new programme and therefore strongly supports the 9.2 billion overall budget; 34 Sofia Sakorafa, Marisa Matias Paragraph 5 a (new) AM\ docx 19/38 PE v01-00

20 5a. Underlines the need for greater synergies and complementarities between the different EU funds and programmes, including cohesion policy, Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility, while complying with their respective specific rules; 35 Zdzisław Krasnodębski, Edward Czesak Paragraph 5 a (new) 5a. Underline the need to maintain the adequate and clear budget of 13 billion for the European Defence Fund to boost the growth and the competitiveness of European defence industries; 36 Dominique Riquet Paragraph 5 b (new) 5b. Points up the effectiveness of the centralised governance structure laid down by the CEF Regulation; notes that transferring part of Cohesion Fund funding to the CEF has been a great success and that the degree of satisfaction of the Member States concerned opens up the prospect of that mechanism being PE v /38 AM\ docx

21 extended under the next MFF; accordingly proposes an allocation of EUR 20 billion from the European Regional Development Fund to the CEF, with the same management rules to be laid down as for the transfer of management responsibility for Cohesion Fund funding for the CEF; considers that, in view of the big difference between available funding and what is needed, that move would ensure that T-E projects in Europe made significant headway; Or. fr 37 Sofia Sakorafa, Marisa Matias Paragraph 5 b (new) 5b. Stresses the need for an upgraded, more effective and environmentally sustainable Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) which will close the missing links in Europe s energy and digital backbone by supporting the development of highperformance, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-european networks in the fields of energy and digital services; 38 Jens Geier, José Blanco López, Patrizia Toia, Constanze Krehl, Carlos Zorrinho, Clare Moody, Eugen Freund, Theresa Griffin, Flavio Zanonato, Kathleen Van Brempt Paragraph 5 b (new) AM\ docx 21/38 PE v01-00

22 5b. Stresses that the European Space Programmes create considerable benefits for the Union society and economy and that the proposed budget is strictly necessary to achieve this; 39 Jens Geier, José Blanco López, Patrizia Toia, Constanze Krehl, Carlos Zorrinho, Clare Moody, Eugen Freund, Theresa Griffin, Kathleen Van Brempt Paragraph 5 c (new) 5c. Emphasises the importance of differentiating between civil and defence spending in all EU programmes; thus underlines that defence related spending shall only take place within the European Defence Fund to strengthen the EU s defence interoperability, achieve cost savings and promote European cooperation; believes thus that synergies with civil programmes and funding from other programmes should be minimal; 40 Jens Geier, José Blanco López, Patrizia Toia, Răzvan Popa, Constanze Krehl, Carlos Zorrinho, Clare Moody, Eugen Freund, Theresa Griffin, Flavio Zanonato, Kathleen Van Brempt Paragraph 5 d (new) 5d. Insists on the necessity to adequately finance a programme for EU actions improving the competitiveness of PE v /38 AM\ docx

23 enterprises, with a special emphasis on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). An SME-focused programme should complement other EU programmes and should also be built on the solid experience from the predecessor programme (COSME) aiming at enhancing access to markets inside and outside the Union, improving framework conditions for businesses and the competitiveness of enterprises, and promoting entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial culture; 41 Benedek Jávor on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group Paragraph 6 6. Believes that in the energy sector, emphasis should be placed on energy security and a functioning single market; considers it essential to reach the 15 % interconnectivity target by 2030; 6. Believes that in the energy sector, emphasis should be placed on finalising the Energy Union in accordance with the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainability Goals; urges the Commission to provide the necessary funding for the five mutually supportive dimensions of the Energy Union: energy security, solidarity and trust; the internal energy market; energy efficiency as a contribution to the moderation of energy demand; decarbonisation of the economy; and research, innovation and competitiveness; recalls in this context the adopted energy efficiency first principle as well as the need for targeted investment in renewables and energy efficiency based technologies that have the potential to address climate change and environmental concerns, ensure security of supply and maintain the EU's AM\ docx 23/38 PE v01-00

24 competitive advantage. 42 Kathleen Van Brempt, Jens Geier Paragraph 6 6. Believes that in the energy sector, emphasis should be placed on energy security and a functioning single market; considers it essential to reach the 15 % interconnectivity target by 2030; 6. Believes that in the energy sector, emphasis should be placed on energy security, energy efficiency, the enhanced use of renewable energies, sector coupling, smart and modern infrastructure, a functioning energy market; considers it essential to reach at least a 15 % interconnectivity target by 2030, stresses that the next MFF should focus on ensuring the decarbonisation of the European economy in order to accomplish the goals of the Energy Union, the EU climate goals and the sustainable development goals to benefit the EU and all its citizens and in particular support vulnerable, low-income households at risk of energy poverty to become energy-efficient; 43 Jens Geier, José Blanco López, Patrizia Toia, Răzvan Popa, Constanze Krehl, Clare Moody, Eugen Freund, Theresa Griffin, Flavio Zanonato, Kathleen Van Brempt Paragraph 6 6. Believes that in the energy sector, emphasis should be placed on energy 6. Believes that in the energy sector, emphasis should be placed on energy PE v /38 AM\ docx

25 security and a functioning single market; considers it essential to reach the 15 % interconnectivity target by 2030; security, energy efficiency, the enhanced use of renewable energies, sector coupling, smart and modern infrastructure, a functioning energy market; considers it essential to reach at least a 15 % interconnectivity target by 2030, stresses that the next MFF should focus on ensuring the decarbonisation of the European economy in order to accomplish the goals of the Energy Union and the EU climate goals and to effectively support vulnerable, low-income households at risk of energy poverty to become energy-efficient; 44 Lieve Wierinck, Angelika Mlinar, Caroline Nagtegaal Paragraph 6 6. Believes that in the energy sector, emphasis should be placed on energy security and a functioning single market; considers it essential to reach the 15 % interconnectivity target by 2030; 6. Believes that in the energy sector, emphasis should be placed on energy security, the cross-infrastructure for renewable energy, consumer empowerment, and a functioning single energy market with more cross-border trade and cooperation; considers it essential to reach the 15 % interconnectivity target by 2030; 45 Sofia Sakorafa, Marisa Matias Paragraph 6 AM\ docx 25/38 PE v01-00

26 6. Believes that in the energy sector, emphasis should be placed on energy security and a functioning single market; considers it essential to reach the 15 % interconnectivity target by 2030; 6. Believes that in the energy sector, emphasis should be placed on energy security and measures to combat energy poverty; considers it essential to reach the 15 % interconnectivity target by 2030; 46 Lieve Wierinck, Angelika Mlinar, Caroline Nagtegaal Paragraph 6 a (new) 6a. Notes the amount allocated to the Space Programme and underlines that it is essential to ensure its smooth continuation and further development which stimulate growth and innovation in both upstream and downstream economic sectors; 47 Răzvan Popa Paragraph 6 a (new) 6a. Calls on a stronger emphasis for MFF on climate change, energy and environmental transition. PE v /38 AM\ docx

27 48 Lieve Wierinck, Angelika Mlinar, Caroline Nagtegaal Paragraph 7 7. Regrets that its call for the creation of an energy transition fund for coal-intensive regions under the new multiannual financial framework (MFF) was not reflected in the new MFF proposal; reiterates its appeal for additional funds to be provided exclusively to support energy transition in these regions; deleted 49 Kathleen Van Brempt, Jens Geier Paragraph 7 7. Regrets that its call for the creation of an energy transition fund for coalintensive regions under the new multiannual financial framework (MFF) was not reflected in the new MFF proposal; reiterates its appeal for additional funds to be provided exclusively to support energy transition in these regions; 7. Regrets that its call for the creation of just transition fund for all sectors and regions going through major transitions under the new multiannual financial framework (MFF) was not reflected in the new MFF proposal; reiterates its appeal to create a Just Transition Fund with the aim to support workers and communities adversely affected by this transition as well as to support and anticipate the move towards the low carbon economy; Calls on the Commission to dedicate appropriate financing towards this initiative; furthermore stresses that under this fund sufficient resources should be ensured for creation of decent and sustainable jobs, together with re-skilling and up-skilling in clean processes and AM\ docx 27/38 PE v01-00

28 technologies, as well as enhancing social protection schemes, including active labour market policies; 50 Jens Geier, José Blanco López, Patrizia Toia, Răzvan Popa, Constanze Krehl, Carlos Zorrinho, Clare Moody, Eugen Freund, Theresa Griffin, Dan Nica, Flavio Zanonato, Kathleen Van Brempt Paragraph 7 7. Regrets that its call for the creation of an energy transition fund for coalintensive regions under the new multiannual financial framework (MFF) was not reflected in the new MFF proposal; reiterates its appeal for additional funds to be provided exclusively to support energy transition in these regions; 7. Regrets that its call for the creation of just transition fund for coal- and carbon-intensive regions under the new multiannual financial framework (MFF) was not reflected in the new MFF proposal; reiterates its appeal to create a Just Transition Fund with the aim to support workers and communities adversely affected by this transition; in this respect repeats its calls on the Commission to set up a financing platform at Union level for this initiative; furthermore stresses that under this fund sufficient resources should be ensured for creation of decent and sustainable jobs, together with reskilling and up-skilling in clean processes and technologies, as well as enhancing social protection schemes, including active labour market policies; 51 Sofia Sakorafa, Marisa Matias Paragraph 7 PE v /38 AM\ docx

29 7. Regrets that its call for the creation of an energy transition fund for coalintensive regions under the new multiannual financial framework (MFF) was not reflected in the new MFF proposal; reiterates its appeal for additional funds to be provided exclusively to support energy transition in these regions; 7. Considers MFF should promote increased public investment to support research and innovation, knowledge economy, environmentally sustainable infrastructure and SMEs, so that to achieve sustainable growth, creation of stable and quality jobs and a low-carbon circular economy, consistent with 2030 climate and energy efficiency goals; regrets that its call for the creation of an energy transition fund for coalintensive regions under the new multiannual financial framework (MFF) was not reflected in the new MFF proposal; reiterates its appeal for additional funds to be provided exclusively to support energy transition in these regions; 52 Benedek Jávor on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group Paragraph 7 7. Regrets that its call for the creation of an energy transition fund for coalintensive regions under the new multiannual financial framework (MFF) was not reflected in the new MFF proposal; reiterates its appeal for additional funds to be provided exclusively to support energy transition in these regions; 7. Regrets that its call for the creation of an energy transition fund for coalintensive regions under the new multiannual financial framework (MFF) was not reflected in the new MFF proposal; reiterates its appeal for dedicated funds to be provided exclusively to support these regions in the development of inclusive, local and just transition strategies and in addressing societal, socio-economic and environmental impacts along with the reconversion of sites and the replacement of the electricity generation capacity with renewables or energy efficiency solutions;; AM\ docx 29/38 PE v01-00

30 53 Jerzy Buzek Paragraph 7 7. Regrets that its call for the creation of an energy transition fund for coalintensive regions under the new multiannual financial framework (MFF) was not reflected in the new MFF proposal; reiterates its appeal for additional funds to be provided exclusively to support energy transition in these regions; 7. Regrets that its call for the creation of an energy transition fund for coalintensive regions under the new multiannual financial framework (MFF) was not reflected in the new MFF proposal; reiterates its appeal to establish such a fund with a total budget of EUR 5 billion to support a just energy transition in these regions with a high share of workers in coal-dependent sectors; 54 Zdzisław Krasnodębski, Edward Czesak Paragraph 7 7. Regrets that its call for the creation of an energy transition fund for coalintensive regions under the new multiannual financial framework (MFF) was not reflected in the new MFF proposal; reiterates its appeal for additional funds to be provided exclusively to support energy transition in these regions; 7. Deeply regrets that its call for the creation of an energy transition fund for coal-intensive regions under the new multiannual financial framework (MFF) was not reflected in the new MFF proposal; reiterates its appeal for ambitious additional funds to be provided exclusively to support energy transition in these regions; PE v /38 AM\ docx

31 55 Algirdas Saudargas Paragraph 7 a (new) 7a. Welcomes the proposal to have a separate budget line for nuclear decommissioning in Lithuania; regrets that proposed amount covers only part of the budget estimated for the planned works; stresses that Ignalina NPP has been safely and irreversibly taken out of service, but the dismantling of Chernobyltype graphite reactors is still ahead; notes that sufficient funding for the Ignalina programme is a must in order to further reduce hazard for EU citizens. Calls for the increase of the funding for the programme to the estimated 780 million Euro; 56 Benedek Jávor on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group Paragraph 7 a (new) 7a. Regrets the proposal for European Defence Fund which draws away funds from important investment and innovation programmes under Heading 1a such as investments in the energy transition and tackling climate change. Believes that large efficiency gains can be made instead in the defence sector by dramatically improving Member States coordination and through the enforcement of the Defence Procurement AM\ docx 31/38 PE v01-00

32 Directive 57 Sofia Sakorafa, Marisa Matias, João Ferreira Paragraph 7 a (new) 7a. Strongly rejects further EU militarisation through the European Defence Fund, the European defence industrial development programme and Connecting Europe Facility (support for Military Mobility); reminds that all research and innovation projects shall have an exclusive focus on civil applications; 58 Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Carolina Punset, Morten Helveg Petersen Paragraph 7 a (new) 7a. Calls for an increase of the commitments to climate objectives to 30 per cent climate related spending for the next MFF period in order to facilitate and ensure the transition to a net-zero carbon economy in PE v /38 AM\ docx

33 Jens Geier, José Blanco López, Răzvan Popa, Constanze Krehl, Carlos Zorrinho, Clare Moody, Eugen Freund, Theresa Griffin, Flavio Zanonato, Kathleen Van Brempt Paragraph 7 a (new) 7a. Calls for appropriate funding for the agencies under ITRE-remit to ensure their capacity to fulfil their increasing tasks adequately; 60 Benedek Jávor Paragraph 7 b (new) 7b. Underlines that even if the ITER project would one day deliver, it would be too late to comply with the Paris Agreement commitment to maintain climate change well below 2 degrees and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees; therefore calls for the next MFF to redirect nuclear fusion funding towards areas, such as renewables or energyefficiency based technologies and other non-technical solutions, which help to accelerate the transition to a net-zero GHG emission economy, contribute to the EU innovation leadership and competitiveness in combination with sustainability; 61 Benedek Jávor AM\ docx 33/38 PE v01-00

34 on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group Paragraph 7 c (new) 7c. Recalls that the UK will have to leave Euratom which will have negative consequences on Member States contribution to the related research programmes, in particular ITER; underlines that leaving Euratom leads the UK to finance alone the Joint European Torus (JET) experiment in Culham Centre for Fusion Energy; reminds that the departure of the UK could open the possibility to amend Euratom in order to fully equip the EU s energy market for the challenges of the 21stcentury; 62 Benedek Jávor on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group Paragraph 7 d (new) 7d. Underlines that nuclear safety is of primary importance for the population of the whole EU and emphasizes the need to increase the amount allocated to the Nuclear decommissioning assistance programme of the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania to 780 million euros in order to adequately assist Lithuania in meeting the technological challenge of Chernobyl-type graphite reactor core dismantling; PE v /38 AM\ docx

35 63 Benedek Jávor on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group Paragraph 8 8. Calls for a timely adoption of the MFF and the related legal bases to ensure a frictionless transition from one programme to another and to avoid implementation delays; 8. Calls for a timely adoption of the MFF and the related legal bases to ensure a frictionless transition from one programme to another and to avoid implementation delays; yet insists on quality over speed providing for adequate time for thorough consultation and deliberation, in order to ensure diligent policy-making and not to undermine the powers of the European Parliament as co-legislator; 64 Rebecca Harms, Peter Kouroumbashev Paragraph 8 a (new) 8a. Calls for the EU s contribution to the Ignalina Programme in the new MFF to be increased from EUR 552 million to EUR 780 million in order to ensure orderly and uninterrupted process of dismantling and decontamination of reactors and to prevent radiological risks. (The Ignalina decommissioning programme is approaching a highly challenging stage dismantling of the graphite reactor core Unit 1 and Unit 2. Failure to guarantee sufficient funding would result in the 4-year suspension of the Unit 2 dismantling, would eventually increase significantly the overall cost of the entire project and jeopardise the nuclear safety of AM\ docx 35/38 PE v01-00

36 Europe. Skilled workforce would be lost and the already relatively poor and multi-ethnic region of Lithuania.) 65 Răzvan Popa Paragraph 8 a (new) 8a. Underlines that policies of paramount importance to Member States, such as the cohesion policy, should not be affected by the new challenges that the EU faces. 66 Sofia Sakorafa, Marisa Matias Paragraph 9 9. Underlines the need for a legally binding and compulsory MFF mid-term revision; believes that Parliament s involvement should be ensured in any revision of the MFF. 9. Underlines the need for a legally binding and compulsory MFF mid-term revision in order to re-focus spending and policy priorities; to this end, not later than 1 January 2023, the Commission should present an assessment of the implementation of the MFF, accompanied by proposals for a compulsory revision, with a specific procedure that includes a binding calendar; believes that Parliament s full involvement should be ensured in any revision of the MFF, respecting the budgetary powers of the institutions as laid down in the Treaties. PE v /38 AM\ docx

37 67 Benedek Jávor on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group Paragraph 9 9. Underlines the need for a legally binding and compulsory MFF mid-term revision; believes that Parliament s involvement should be ensured in any revision of the MFF. 9. Believes that the EU budget should reflect the majority vote of the EU citizens; therefore considers that the MFF should be adopted by a Qualified Majority in the Council as provided for in Article 312(2) of the TFEU and by a Qualified Majority in the EP; is convinced of the necessity to maintain Underlines the need for a legally binding and compulsory MFF mid-term post-electoral revision enshrined in the new MFF Regulation; believes that Parliament s involvement should be ensured in any revision of the MFF. 68 Zdzisław Krasnodębski, Edward Czesak Paragraph 9 9. Underlines the need for a legally binding and compulsory MFF mid-term revision; believes that Parliament s involvement should be ensured in any revision of the MFF. 9. Notes the possibility to have MFF mid-term revision if necessary; believes that Parliament s involvement should be ensured in any revision of the MFF. 69 Jens Geier, José Blanco López, Răzvan Popa, Constanze Krehl, Eugen Freund, Flavio Zanonato, Kathleen Van Brempt AM\ docx 37/38 PE v01-00

38 Paragraph 9 a (new) 9a. Notes that the next MFF will need to consider the UK s departure from the EU and its implications for the EU budget; expresses the wish that EU programmes under ITRE-remit can continue unimpeded; in this respect welcomes the Commission s proposals regarding the modernisation of existing and implementation of new own resources as well as the elimination of rebates and the increase of the own resources ceiling. 70 Sofia Sakorafa, Marisa Matias Paragraph 9 a (new) 9a. Notes that the mid-term review/revision of MFF is a key point in the management of EU spending, in order to assess whether investment programmes perform against stipulated targets and objectives, present adequate absorption capacity and generate EU added value; underlines that the mid-term review/revision is an opportunity for further simplification throughout the overall implementation cycle; PE v /38 AM\ docx