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Document 32018B1319

Decision (EU, Euratom) 2018/1319 of the European Parliament of 18 April 2018 on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Research Council Executive Agency for the financial year 2016

OJ L 248, 3.10.2018, p. 109–110 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2018/1319/oj

3.10.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 248/109


DECISION (EU, EURATOM) 2018/1319 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

of 18 April 2018

on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Research Council Executive Agency for the financial year 2016

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT,

having regard to the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016 (1),

having regard to the consolidated annual accounts of the European Union for the financial year 2016 (COM(2017) 365 — C8-0247/2017) (2),

having regard to the final annual accounts of the European Research Council Executive Agency for the financial year 2016 (3),

having regard to the Commission’s report on the follow-up to the discharge for the 2015 financial year (COM(2017) 379),

having regard to the Commission’s annual report to the discharge authority on internal audits carried out in 2016 (COM(2017) 497), and to the accompanying Commission staff working document (SWD(2017) 306),

having regard to the Court of Auditors’ report on the annual accounts of the European Research Council Executive Agency for the financial year 2016, together with the Agency’s reply (4),

having regard to the statement of assurance (5) as to the reliability of the accounts and the legality and regularity of the underlying transactions provided by the Court of Auditors for the financial year 2016, pursuant to Article 287 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

having regard to the Council’s recommendation of 20 February 2018 on discharge to be given to the executive agencies in respect of the implementation of the budget for the financial year 2016 (05942/2018 — C8-0043/2018),

having regard to Articles 317, 318 and 319 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

having regard to Article 106a of the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community,

having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and repealing Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 (6) and in particular Articles 62, 164, 165 and 166 thereof,

having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 58/2003 of 19 December 2002 laying down the statute for executive agencies to be entrusted with certain tasks in the management of Community programmes (7), and in particular Article 14(3) thereof,

having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1653/2004 of 21 September 2004 on a standard financial regulation for the executive agencies pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No 58/2003 laying down the statute for executive agencies to be entrusted with certain tasks in the management of Community programmes (8), and in particular the first and second paragraphs of Article 66 thereof,

having regard to Commission Implementing Decision 2013/779/EU of 17 December 2013 establishing the European Research Council Executive Agency and repealing Decision 2008/37/EC (9),

having regard to Rule 93 of and Annex IV to its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Budgetary Control and the opinions of the other committees concerned (A8-0137/2018),

A.

whereas, under Article 17(1) of the Treaty on European Union, the Commission is to execute the budget and manage programmes and, pursuant to Article 317 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, is to implement the budget in cooperation with the Member States, on its own responsibility, having regard to the principles of sound financial management;

1.

Grants the Director of the European Research Council Executive Agency discharge in respect of the implementation of the Agency’s budget for the financial year 2016;

2.

Sets out its observations in the resolution forming an integral part of the decisions on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016, Section III — Commission and executive agencies, and in its resolution of 18 April 2018 on the Court of Auditors’ special reports in the context of the Commission discharge for the financial year 2016 (10);

3.

Instructs its President to forward this decision, the decision on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016, Section III — Commission and the resolution forming an integral part of those decisions, to the Director of the European Research Council Executive Agency, the Council, the Commission and the Court of Auditors, and to arrange for their publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (L series).

The President

Antonio TAJANI

The Secretary-General

Klaus WELLE


(1)  OJ L 48, 24.2.2016.

(2)  OJ C 323, 28.9.2017, p. 1.

(3)  OJ C 384, 14.11.2017, p. 9.

(4)  OJ C 417, 6.12.2017, p. 171.

(5)  OJ C 322, 28.9.2017, p. 10.

(6)  OJ L 298, 26.10.2012, p. 1.

(7)  OJ L 11, 16.1.2003, p. 1.

(8)  OJ L 297, 22.9.2004, p. 6.

(9)  OJ L 346, 20.12.2013, p. 58.

(10)  Texts adopted, P8_TA(2018)0122 (see page 71 of this Official Journal).


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