Source: European Parliament
On Monday 4 May, BUDG adopted a legislative report, based on a draft by co-rapporteurs Jan Olbrycht (EPP, PL) and Margarida Marques (S&D, PT), with recommendations to the Commission on setting up an MFF contingency plan. The BUDG committee requests that the Commission submit a proposal for an MFF contingency plan to provide a safety net to protect the beneficiaries of Union programmes by ensuring continuity of funding and implementation in the event that the 2021-2027 MFF could not be agreed
The vote took place by means of a new remote voting system. The report was adopted with 37 votes in favour, 3 against and 1 abstention.
This legislative initiative report is based on the political commitment of Commission President von der Leyen to present a legislative proposal when requested to do so by a majority of component Members of the European Parliament, in line with article 225 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.