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Document 32021D1227(01)

Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 13 December 2021 amending the Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament 2021/C 520/01

OJ C 520, 27.12.2021, p. 1–2 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

27.12.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 520/1


DECISION OF THE BUREAU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

of 13 December 2021

amending the Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament

(2021/C 520/01)

THE BUREAU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 223(2) thereof,

Having regard to the Statute for Members of the European Parliament (1),

Having regard to Rule 25 of the Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament,

Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with Article 69(1) of the Implementing Measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament (2) (‘the Implementing Measures’), the amounts of the reimbursable travel expenses, daily subsistence allowance and general expenditure allowance may be index-linked annually by the Bureau, up to a maximum increase equal to the annual inflation rate in the European Union in October of the previous year, as published by Eurostat.

(2)

The inflation rate in the European Union for the period from October 2020 to October 2021, as notified by Eurostat on 17 November 2021, stands at 4,4 %. The new amounts resulting from the adjustment needed in order to take that inflation rate into account should apply from 1 January 2022 and the Implementing Measures should be amended accordingly.

(3)

Pursuant to Article 69(2) of the Implementing Measures, the maximum amount of parliamentary assistance costs defrayable in respect of the personal staff referred to in Article 33(4) of the Implementing Measures is, where appropriate, to be index-linked annually on the basis of data established pursuant to Article 65 of the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Union laid down by Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom, ECSC) No 259/68 (3).

(4)

In that connection, the Commission has fixed the adjustment rate for 2021 at 1,9 %. Accordingly, the maximum monthly amount defrayable for parliamentary assistance expenses should be increased to EUR 26 107 with effect from 1 July 2021.

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The Implementing Measures are amended as follows:

(1)

In Article 15, point (c) is replaced by the following:

‘(c)

in the event of travel by car, with a reimbursement ceiling of 1 000 km per outward or inward journey: EUR 0,56/km, plus the cost of any ferry crossing or similar transportation required.’

(2)

Article 20(1) is amended as follows:

(a)

point (a) is replaced by the following:

‘(a)

for the part of the journey between 0 and 50 km: EUR 25,01;’;

(b)

point (b) is replaced by the following:

‘(b)

for the part of the journey between 51 and 250 km: EUR 0,14/km;’;

(3)

Article 22 is amended as follows:

(a)

paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.   The maximum annual amount which may be reimbursed in respect of travel expenses incurred in the cases referred to in Article 10(1), point (b), shall be EUR 4 716.’;

(b)

the first subparagraph of paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:

‘3.   The maximum annual amount which may be reimbursed in respect of the travel expenses actually incurred by committee or subcommittee chairs travelling to attend conferences or events which deal with a matter of European interest falling within the sphere of responsibility of their committee or subcommittee and which have a parliamentary dimension shall be EUR 4 716. Such participation shall require prior authorisation from the President of Parliament, following verification that appropriations up to the maximum amount indicated above are available.’;

(4)

In Article 24, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

‘2.   If the official activity takes place on the territory of the Union, a Member shall receive a lump-sum allowance of EUR 338.’;

(5)

In Article 26, paragraph 2 is replaced by the following:

‘2.   The monthly amount of the allowance under Article 25 shall be EUR 4 778.’;

(6)

In Article 33, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

‘4.   The maximum monthly amount defrayable in respect of all the personal staff referred to in Article 34 shall be EUR 26 107 with effect from 1 July 2021.’.

Article 2

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

This Decision shall apply from 1 January 2022, with the exception of Article 1, point (6), which shall apply from 1 July 2021.


(1)  Decision 2005/684/EC, Euratom of the European Parliament of 28 September 2005 adopting the Statute for Members of the European Parliament (OJ L 262, 7.10.2005, p. 1).

(2)  Decision of the Bureau of the European Parliament of 19 May and 9 July 2008 concerning implementing measures for the Statute for Members of the European Parliament (OJ C 159, 13.7.2009, p. 1).

(3)  OJ L 56, 4.3.1968, p. 1.


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