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Rumænien - Partidul Social Democrat (Rumænien)

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Transport- og Turismeudvalget
Delegationen for Forbindelserne med Folkerepublikken Kina


Udvalget om Miljø, Folkesundhed og Fødevaresikkerhed
Udvalget om Kvinders Rettigheder og Ligestilling

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Særlige foranstaltninger for at give ekstraordinær fleksibilitet i anvendelsen af de europæiske struktur- og investeringsfonde som reaktion på covid-19-udbruddet EN

Skriftlige stemmeforklaringer

. – The first package of measures of the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative has concentrated on the immediate mobilisation of Structural Funds, in order to allow a prompt response to the crisis.
The second package, Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus (CRII+), complements the first one by introducing extraordinary flexibility to allow that all non-utilised support from the European Structural and Investment Funds can be mobilised to the fullest.
This flexibility is provided for through: transfer possibilities across the three cohesion policy funds involved in this process, the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund; transfers between the different categories of regions; and also through flexibility when it comes to thematic concentration. There will also be the possibility for a 100% EU co-financing rate for cohesion policy programmes for the accounting year 2020-2021, allowing Member States to benefit from full EU financing for crisis-related measures. The CRII+ package also simplifies procedural steps linked to the programme’s implementation, use of financial instruments and audit.
This is unprecedented and justified because of the extraordinary situation that the coronavirus outbreak has led to. It will be a temporary change of the Cohesion Policy´s rules.
The Commission proposal has been voted for by COREPER and of course by Parliament exactly as it has been proposed. I also voted for it, taking into consideration the huge and urgent necessity for these special measures to be put in place in order to help people.

Særlige foranstaltninger til at afbøde indvirkningen af covid-19-udbruddet på fiskeri- og akvakultursektoren EN

Skriftlige stemmeforklaringer

. – With fishing and aquaculture activities locked down or significantly reduced, there is little room for implementing the current European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) measures and operational programmes, normally. The Commission, therefore, proposed to grant maximum flexibility to Member States to allocate resources in order to address coronavirus needs. The European Union will pay up to 75% of this compensation and the rest will be borne by Member States.
Thus, to mitigate the significant socio-economic consequences of the coronavirus outbreak and the need for liquidity in the economy, the EMFF: a. will grant a financial compensation to support fishermen for the temporary cessation of fishing activities caused by the coronavirus outbreak; b. will assure support to aquaculture farmers for the temporary suspension of production or additional costs caused by this crisis; c. will support the producer organisations and associations of producer organisations in order to storage fishery and aquaculture products, in accordance with the Common Market Organisation.
In addition, vessels that have already reached the maximum six month duration of EMFF support for temporary cessation under article 33 of the EMFF Regulation, will nevertheless be eligible for support under the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus measures until the end of 2020.
It will be possible to apply a simplified procedure for amendments to Member States' operational programmes related to the specific measures and the reallocation of financial resources. The proposed modification does not imply any changes in the Multiannual Financial Framework annual ceilings for commitments and payments.
Given the urgency of this support, I have voted the proposed measures that are retroactively eligible as of 1 February 2020 and available until 31 December 2020.