2005/706/EC: Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund according to point 3 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 7 November 2002 between the European Parliament,


Published: 2005-09-07

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14.10.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 269/21

DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 7 September 2005
on the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund according to point 3 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 7 November 2002 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the financing of the European Union Solidarity Fund supplementing the Interinstitutional Agreement of 6 May 1999 on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure
(2005/706/EC)
THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,
Having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 7 November 2002 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the financing of the European Union Solidarity Fund supplementing the Interinstitutional Agreement of 6 May 1999 on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure (1), and in particular point 3 thereof,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002 of 11 November 2002 establishing the European Union Solidarity Fund (2),
Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,
Whereas:

(1)

The European Union has created a Solidarity Fund (the Fund) to show solidarity with the population of regions struck by disasters.

(2)

Slovakia submitted an application to mobilise the Fund on 24 January 2005, following a disaster caused by a storm.

(3)

The Interinstitutional Agreement of 7 November 2002 allows mobilisation of the Fund within an annual ceiling of EUR 1 billion.

(4)

The storm disaster in Slovakia in November 2004 fulfils the criteria for mobilising the European Union Solidarity Fund,
HAVE ADOPTED THIS DECISION:
Article 1
The European Union Solidarity Fund shall be mobilised to provide the sum of EUR 5 667 578 in commitment appropriations from the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2005.
Article 2
This Decision shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Strasbourg, 7 September 2005.


For the European Parliament


The President

J. BORRELL FONTELLES




For the Council


The President

D. ALEXANDER




(1)  OJ C 283, 20.11.2002, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 311, 14.11.2002, p. 3.