Extracts from the EC Midday press briefing by Patrizio Fiorilli, spokesperson of Janusz Lewandowski, on EU Budget 2011

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-067966   Duration: 10:01:43  Lieu:
End production: 16/11/2010   First transmission: 16/11/2010
On 16/11/2010, Patrizio Fiorilli, spokesperson of Janusz Lewandowski, Member of the EC in charge of Financial Programming and Budget, explained during the EC Midday press briefing, the disagreements between the Council and the Parliament over the EU Budget 2011, at the conciliation meeting. The European Commission regretted that no agreement on budget 2011 was reached at yesterday's conciliation meeting. It was likely that the whole process will take several months, therefore from January 2011 the EU Institutions will work under the system of the "provisional twelfth" as described in the Lisbon Treaty (art 315). According to that system, each chapter of the budget will be funded monthly up to a maximum of one twelfth of its appropriations in 2010.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 General view of the briefing room 00:00:05
10:00:10 SOUNDBITE (in ENGLISH) by Patrizio Fiorilli, spokesperson of Janusz Lewandowski, Member of the EC in charge of Financial Programming and Budget: It is true that rights from the work the first trilog on budget 2011, the Parliament indicated that it was willing to meet all the Council's demands, mainly on figures. And that in exchange it asked the Council to agree to open discussions on other budgetary issues, more long term issues. It was mainly about the role of the European Parliament in deciding the next multiannual financial framework, about future flexibility of the budget and also a debate on the future of own resources. And what happened last Thursday and the last night is that the Council seemed to be enable to agree on a position on this. 00:00:55
10:01:06 Cutaway of the journalists 00:00:03
10:01:09 SOUNDBITE (in FRENCH) by Patrizio Fiorilli, saying that he would just like to explain us what the Lisbon treaty says about provisional twelfth. They take the 2010 budget, they divide by 12, for each chapter in the budget and each month, that fixed amount is issued. Under the Lisbon treaty this means that any initiative, any party which didn't have a budget line in 2010 would have a zero budget under the provisional twelfth. 00:00:33
10:01:43 General view of the briefing room 00:00:03
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