2008/516/EC: Decision of the European Parliament of 24 April 2007 on closing the accounts of the European Environment Agency for the financial year 2005


Published: 2008-04-24

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15.7.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 187/111

DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

of 24 April 2007
on closing the accounts of the European Environment Agency for the financial year 2005
(2008/516/EC)
THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT,
having regard to the final annual accounts of the European Environment Agency for the financial year 2005 (1),
having regard to the Court of Auditors’ report on the final annual accounts of the European Environment Agency for the financial year 2005, together with the Agency’s replies (2),
having regard to the Council’s Recommendation of 27 February 2007 (5711/2007 — C6-0080/2007),
having regard to the EC Treaty, and in particular Article 276 thereof,
having regard to Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 of 25 June 2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities (3), and in particular Article 185 thereof,
having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 1210/90 of 7 May 1990 on the establishment of the European Environment Agency and the European Environment Information and Observation network (4), and in particular Article 13 thereof,
having regard to Commission Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2343/2002 of 19 November 2002 on the framework Financial Regulation for the bodies referred to in Article 185 of Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 (5), and in particular Article 94 thereof,
having regard to Rule 71 of and Annex V to its Rules of Procedure,
having regard to the Report of the Committee on Budgetary Control and the opinion of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (A6-0103/2007),

1.

Notes that the final annual accounts of the European Environment Agency for the financial years 2004 and 2005 are as follows:
Revenue and expenditure account for the financial years 2004 and 2005
(in EUR 1000)

 

2005

2004

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

EC subsidy

34 970

29 658

Other subsidies

745

1 998

Bank interest

153

126


Total revenue (a)



35 868



31 782


 

 

 


Expenditure


 

 

 

 

 


Total expenditure for Title 1 of the budget


 

 

Payments

13 958

12 447

Payments — Assigned revenues

207

2

Appropriations carried over

510

435

Appropriations carried over — Assigned revenue

343

66

 

 

 


Total expenditure for Title 2 of the budget


 

 

Payments

2 960

3 451 (6)


Payments — Assigned revenue

16

 

Appropriations carried over

896

394

Appropriations carried over — Assigned revenue

63

0

 

 

 


Total expenditure for Title 3 of the budget


 

 

Payments

8 942

9 543

Payments — Assigned revenue

841

14

Appropriations carried over

4 075

4 845

Appropriations carried over — Assigned revenue

1 891

2 419


Total expenditure (b)



34 702



33 616


 

 

 


Net result for the year (a-b)


1 164

-2 822

 

 

 

Appropriations carried over and cancelled

373

507

Refunds carried over and cancelled

 

0

Adjustment for carry-over from the previous year of appropriations available at 31.12 arising from assigned revenue

2 997

0

Balance carried over from the previous year

-6 360

-4 190

Assigned revenue cancelled

 

98

Exchange-rate differences

-7

3

Regularisation regarding previous years

0

43


Balance carried forward


-1 832

-6 360


NB: Variations in total; are due to the effects of rounding.

Source: information supplied by the Agency — This table summarises the data provided by the Agency in its annual report;

2.

Approves closing the accounts of the European Environment Agency for the financial year 2005;

3.

Instructs its President to forward this Decision to the executive director of the European Environment Agency, the Council, the Commission and the Court of Auditors, and to arrange for its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (L series).



The President

Hans-Gert PÖTTERING




The Secretary-General

Harald RØMER




(1)  OJ C 266, 31.10.2006, p. 1.

(2)  OJ C 312, 19.12.2006, p. 36.

(3)  OJ L 248, 16.9.2002, p. 1. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1995/2006 (OJ L 390, 30.12.2006, p. 1).

(4)  OJ L 120, 11.5.1990, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1641/2003 (OJ L 245, 29.9.2003, p. 1).

(5)  OJ L 357, 31.12.2002, p. 72.

(6)  Includes EUR 905 823 of property taxes paid to the Danish government. The Agency is of the opinion that the amount should be refunded.

NB: Variations in total; are due to the effects of rounding.

Source: information supplied by the Agency — This table summarises the data provided by the Agency in its annual report;