- extracts from the vote on the reports by Francesca BALZANI (S&D, IT) and Giovanni LA VIA (EPP, IT)
EP Committee on Budgets
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 10/12/2012 First transmission: 10/12/2012
EP Committee on Budgets debated and voted this evening on the reports by Francesca BALZANI (S&D, IT) and Giovanni LA VIA (EPP, IT) at the premises of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Budget 2013.
Six billion Euros to pay bills in 2012, priority for growth and jobs in next year's budget and a strategy for dealing with payment shortfalls in 2013. These are the main parts of the budget package formally adopted by the budgets committee. The final step is the plenary vote on Wednesday.
The discussion between Parliament and the Commission on budget 2013 is still ongoing. Despite a joint declaration signed by all member states last year that they would act swiftly to remedy any shortfall, a blocking minority in the Council is refusing to act. This minority argues that the Commission should find the money in what remains of the 2012 budget.
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Budget 2013: - extracts from the vote on the reports by Francesca BALZANI (S&D, IT) and Giovanni LA VIA (EPP, IT) - EP Committee on Budgets
SOUNDBITE (French) MEP Alain Lamassoure (EPP, FR) Chair, Committee on budgets
(English translation) :
"We're going to vote through one by one, we got the DAB number 6 and then we've got the 2013 budget"
||EXTERIOR SHOT of the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, Strasbourg
||Introduction shots on the Budget Committee : 3 shots
||SOUNDBITE (French) MEP Alain Lamassoure (EPP, FR) Chair, Committee on budgets
(English translation) :
"I'm sure you remember that certain political Groups, although voting in favour last week, have expressed the intention to subordinating their final vote to reinforcement of the commitment that was taken within these 3 statements through the signature of the 3 Presidents from the 3 institutions on those texts. Now these signatures were finalised just an hour ago in Oslo in the margins of the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony."
||CUTAWAYS on the voting : 14 shots
||Display of the results of the vote : 38 voting, 33 in favor, 5 against, 0 abstentions
||Large shot on the Committee applauding
||SOUNDBITE (Italian) MEP Giovanni LA VIA (EPP, IT), Rapporteur
English translation :
"Finally we are arriving to this final vote on the budget. This is obviously a positive result as we are giving continuity to the European Programmes without taking the risk of a provisional budget exercise for Europe, which would have involved big problems for many countries, in particular those who are heavily indebt and are going through difficult crisis situation. Therefore, with this vote, continuity to the European Programmes is warranted, and surely a prospective issue from this crisis."