Resolution Concerning the Position of the Republic of Lithuania on the European Union’s Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020


Published: 2012-08-11

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SEIMAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA
 
 
RESOLUTION
CONCERNING THE POSITION OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA ON
THE EUROPEAN UNION’S Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020
 
8 November 2012
Vilnius
 
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania,
 
-    having regard to the Seimas Resolution of 9 June 2011 on the Future of the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union after 2013 and the Seimas Resolution of 22 November 2011 on Discriminatory Direct Payments to Lithuanian Farmers Provided for by the European Commission during the Financial Framework for 2014-2020;
-    noting the impact of the European Union’s Multiannual Financial Framework 2014–2020 on the enhancement of the competitiveness of the EU Member States’ economies, the sustainable operation of the European Union’s internal market, taking into consideration the need to speedily overcome the consequences of economic recession, as well as on creation of jobs and new economic potential;
-    highly evaluating the impact of funds of the European Union’s Multiannual Financial Framework 2007–2013 on the Lithuanian economy, the implementation of important infrastructure projects and ensuring of social and economic wellbeing of Lithuania;
-    emphasizing the importance of the fulfilment of the negotiating commitments of the European Union stipulated in the Treaty concerning the Accession of the Republic of Lithuania to the European Union and full implementation of the reached agreements;
-    seeking to carry out continuous monitoring of the preparedness for negotiations on the European Union’s Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 as well as of these negotiations, and to exercise parliamentary control of the use of funds of the European Union,
-    believes that the European Union's Multiannual Financial Framework is a key financial instrument for ensuring social and economic cohesion and uniform development of the economy of the EU Member States, therefore, recommendations to reduce the EU budget and at the same time the Cohesion Fund may lead to further long-term negative consequences, including delay of the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy and increase of the gap between the Member States;
-    emphasizes that the decision on the proposed restriction of the structural support by the amount of the set gross domestic product should adequately cover situation uniqueness in Lithuania and other related Member States considering the scope of recession, without limiting the current amount of structural support;
-    expresses belief that during the negotiations on the European Union’s Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 a fundamental agreement must be reached regarding EU-wide harmonization of direct payments to farmers as of  2015;
-    emphasizes that adequate continuing appropriations for the decommissioning of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant should be considered not as the European Union’s financial support to Lithuania, but as an exclusive European Union’s commitment under Protocol 4 of the Treaty concerning the Accession of the Republic of Lithuania to the European Union and may not be altered without the amendment of this Treaty when setting the European Union’s Multiannual Financial Framework or be associated with structural support;
-    emphasizes the commitment provided for by the Treaty of Lisbon to create the European Union’s own resources system and calls to refuse budgetary adjustments.
 
 
 
 
SPEAKER OF THE SEIMAS                                                                IRENA DEGUTIENĖ