Ministers' Deputies / Rapporteur Groups
GR-PBA
Rapporteur Group on Programme, Budget and Administration

GR-PBA(2008)11 26 September 20081
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Annotated Agenda
Meeting of 9 October 2008

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1. Draft Budgets for 2009

- Exchange of views with the Budget Committee
- Budget Committee report (8-10 September 2008)
(CM(2008)132)

1.1. The Budget Committee will be present in Strasbourg on 6–10 October 2008. On that occasion, it will be examining the 2009 draft ordinary budget, pension budget, pension reserve fund and European Pharmacopoeia budget.

1.2. The Budget Committee has already examined the other draft 2009 budgets at its September session and its meeting report has been distributed in document CM(2008)132. It is recalled that the Budget Committee's May meeting report was distributed in document CM(2008)88 (discussed by the
GR-PBA at its meeting of 3 July 2008). The Chair proposes to take this opportunity to hold an exchange of views with the Budget Committee on questions and issues of interest to the GR-PBA, in particular the 2009 budgets.

1.3. The Deputies will be invited to take note of the September meeting report of the Budget Committee, as it appears in document CM(2008)132 at their 1042nd (Budget) meeting (25-27 November 2008).

- Draft Budgets of the Partial Agreements for 2009
Parts 6 to 12
(CM(2008)130 vol3, CM(2008)85 and GR-PBA(2008)10)

1.4 The GR-PBA is invited to examine the draft budgets of the Partial Agreements for 2008 with a view to preparing the decisions for the Deputies’ 1042nd (Budget) meeting on 25-27 November 2008.

1.5 Draft notes on the agenda and draft decisions for the Deputies’ Budget meeting have been produced in document GR-PBA(2008)10. The comments of the Budget Committee on the various points raised in its meeting report have been reproduced in these draft notes which should make it easier for delegations to follow.

1.6. It is suggested that the group go through the Secretary General’s budget proposals for each budget in the same order as in GR-PBA(2008)10.

1.7. The GR-PBA is invited to examine the draft budgets with a view to recommending to the Deputies, in their composition restricted to the Representatives of the member states of each Partial Agreement, the adoption of the draft decisions and scale of contributions for each Partial Agreement as set out in document
GR-PBA(2008)10.

2. Human Resources Policy
a. Changes to the Regulations on Appointments (Appendix II to the Staff Regulations): streamlining of external recruitment procedures
(CM(2008)125 rev)

2.1. The group opened discussions on this item at its meeting on 23 September 2008
(cf. GR-PBA(2008)CB3). It is invited to continue with a view to recommending to the Deputies the following draft decisions, for adoption without further debate:

    The Deputies

    1. adopted Resolution CM/Res(2008).. revising Articles 7, 13 and 16 of the Regulations on Appointments (Appendix II to the Staff Regulations), as it appears at Appendix .. to the present volume of Decisions; <Part III of document CM(2008)125 rev>

    2. decided that it would enter into force on the date of its adoption and invited the Secretary General to inform Council of Europe staff of the relevant amendments to the Staff Regulations.

b. Non-discrimination – draft Resolution on non-discrimination between non-married and married same-sex partners
(CM(2008)126)

2.2. The group opened discussions on this item at its meeting on 23 September 2008
(cf. GR-PBA(2008)CB3). It is invited to continue with a view to recommending to the Deputies the following draft decisions, for adoption without further debate:

    The Deputies

    1. adopted Resolution CM/Res(2008).. on non-discrimination between non-married and married same-sex partners, as it appears at Appendix .. to the present volume of Decisions; <Part II of document CM(2008)126>

    2. decided that it would enter into force on the date of its adoption and invited the Secretary General to inform Council of Europe staff of the relevant amendments to the Staff Regulations.

3. Any other business

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4. Dates of the next meeting

Thursday, 23 October 2008 at 3 p.m.
Thursday, 6 November 2008 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Thursday, 11 December 2008 at 10 a.m.

Note 1 This document has been classified restricted at the date of issue; it will be declassified in accordance with Resolution Res(2001)6 on access to Council of Europe documents.


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