Suggestion for amendment of: PART III OF THE CONSTITUTION:
By BROK, AZEVEDO, AKCAM, ALTMAIER, BREJC, DEMETRIOU, FIGEL, FOGLER,
FRENDO, GIANNAKOU, KAUPPI, KELAM, LAMASSOURE, LENNMARKER, LIEPINA,
MAIJ-WEGGEN, PIKS, RACK, SANTER, STOCKTON, SZAJER, VAN DER LINDEN,
VILEN, KAUPPI, VAN DIJK, WITTBRODT, WUERMELING
On behalf of the EPP Convention Group
Article III-210 (ex Article 22)
Administrative expenditure which the provisions referred to in this Chapter entail for the
institutions shall be charged to the Union budget.
Operating expenditure to which the implementation of those provisions gives rise shall also be
charged to the Union budget, except for such expenditure arising from operations having military or
defence implications and cases where the Council acting unanimously decides otherwise.
In cases where expenditure is not charged to the Union's budget it shall be charged to the
Member States in accordance with the gross national product scale, unless the Council acting
unanimously decides otherwise. As for expenditure arising from operations having military or
defence implications, Member States whose representatives in the Council have made a formal
declaration under [Article 9(1), second subparagraph], shall not be obliged to contribute to the
A Council Decision shall establish the specific procedures for guaranteeing rapid access to
appropriations in the Union budget for urgent financing of initiatives in the framework of the
common foreign and security policy, and in particular for preparatory activities for tasks as referred
to in [Article 32(1) of Part One] of the Constitution.
Preparatory activities for tasks as referred to in [Article 32(1) of Part One] of the Constitution which
are not charged to the Union budget shall be financed by a start-up fund made up of Member States'
The Council shall adopt by a qualified majority on a proposal from the Minister for Foreign Affairs: