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Document 32020D1268

Decision (EU) 2020/1268 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2020 on the mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2020 to provide continued humanitarian support to refugees in Turkey

OJ L 298, 11.9.2020, p. 21–22 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2020/1268/oj

11.9.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 298/21


DECISION (EU) 2020/1268 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 15 July 2020

on the mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2020 to provide continued humanitarian support to refugees in Turkey

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management (1), and in particular point 14 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas,

(1)

Article 13 of Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 (2) has established a Contingency Margin of up to 0,03 % of the Gross National Income of the Union.

(2)

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013, the Commission has calculated the absolute amount of this Contingency Margin for 2020 (3).

(3)

After having examined all other financial possibilities to react to unforeseen circumstances within the 2020 commitment ceiling for heading 4 (Global Europe) of the multiannual financial framework (MFF), and given that no other special instruments are available in 2020 to react to such circumstances, it is necessary to mobilise the Contingency Margin to address the urgent need to provide humanitarian support to refugees in Turkey by increasing the commitment appropriations in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2020, over and above the ceiling of heading 4 of the MFF.

(4)

Having regard to this very particular situation, the last-resort condition set out in Article 13(1) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 is fulfilled.

(5)

This Decision is linked to financing included in Amending budget No 5 to the general budget of the European Union for 2020. In order to ensure coherence with that amending budget, this Decision should apply from the date of its adoption,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

For the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2020, the Contingency Margin shall be mobilised to provide the amount of EUR 481 572 239 in commitment appropriations over and above the commitment ceiling of heading 4 (Global Europe) of the multiannual financial framework.

Article 2

The total amount of EUR 481 572 239 referred to in Article 1 shall be offset against the margins under the commitment ceiling for the financial year 2020 of the following headings of the multiannual financial framework:

(a)

heading 5 (Administration): EUR 16 248 368;

(b)

heading 2 (Sustainable growth: natural resources): EUR 465 323 871.

Article 3

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 15 July 2020.

Done at Brussels, 15 July 2020.

For the European Parliament

The President

D. M. SASSOLI

For the Council

The President

J. KLOECKNER


(1)  OJ C 373, 20.12.2013, p. 1.

(2)  Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884).

(3)  Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament of 2 April 2020 Technical adjustment in respect of special instruments for 2020 (COM(2020) 173).


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