UNMIK/REG/2000/22

REGULATION NO. 2000/22

AMENDING UNMIK REGULATION NO. 1999/27 ON THE APPROVAL OF THE KOSOVO CONSOLIDATED BUDGET AND AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURES FOR THE PERIOD 1 JANUARY TO 31 DECEMBER 2000

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General,

Pursuant to the authority given to him under United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999) of 10 June 1999,

Taking into account United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Regulation No. 2000/1 of 14 January 2000 on the Kosovo Joint Interim Administrative Structure,

Having promulgated UNMIK Regulation No. 1999/27 of 22 December 1999 on the Approval of the Kosovo Consolidated Budget and Authorizing Expenditures for the Period 1 January to 31 December 2000,

For the purposes of modifying the Kosovo Consolidated Budget and other related matters,

Hereby amends Section 6, adds a new Section 4 and renumbers subsequent sections, and substitutes Schedules 1 and 2 of UNMIK Regulation No. 1999/27,

Consequently, the regulation will have the following wording as of the date on which the present regulation enters into force:

REGULATION NO. 1999/27

ON THE APPROVAL OF THE KOSOVO CONSOLIDATED BUDGET AND AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURES FOR THE PERIOD 1 JANUARY TO 31 DECEMBER 2000

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General,

Pursuant to the authority given to him under United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999) of 10 June 1999,

Taking into account United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) Regulation No. 1999/1 of 25 July 1999, as amended, on the Authority of the Interim Administration in Kosovo,

For the purposes of approving the Kosovo Consolidated Budget and other related matters,

Hereby promulgates the following:

Section 1
Expenditures Authorized

Current expenditures are authorized for the period 1 January to 31 December 2000 from the Kosovo Consolidated Budget for the General Government purposes indicated and the amounts shown in Schedule 1 attached to the present regulation.

Section 2
Municipal Expenditures Authorized

Current expenditures are authorized for the period 1 January to 31 December 2000 from the Kosovo Municipal Budgets for the purposes indicated and the amounts shown in Schedule 2 attached to the present regulation.

Section 3
Public Enterprise Expenditures and Revenues

Estimated current expenditures and revenues for the period 1 January to 31 December 2000 from the Kosovo Public Enterprise Budgets for the purposes indicated are shown in Schedule 3 attached to the present regulation. The estimated expenditures in Schedule 3 are authorized only to the extent of revenues realized by each utility, including revenues in the form of a subsidy from the General Government portion of the Consolidated Budget contained on Schedule 1 attached to the present regulation.

Section 4
Special Projects Expenditures

Current expenditures are authorized for the period 1 January to 31 December 2000 from the Special Projects Budget for the purposes indicated and the amounts shown in Schedule 4 attached to the present regulation. Current expenditures are only authorized to the extent designated donor grants are received by the Kosovo Consolidated Fund for the purposes indicated.

Section 5
Limits on Expenditures

Pursuant to section 4.4 of UNMIK Regulation No. 1999/16 of 6 November 1999 no expenditures from, or commitments of, the Kosovo Consolidated Fund may be made except as authorized in the present regulation. Notwithstanding this restriction, unanticipated donor grants deposited to the Kosovo Consolidated Fund for specified purposes may be allocated and spent for those purposes. If the specified purpose is not already contained in the schedules to the present regulation, an amount equivalent to the deposited donor grant is deemed to be appropriated and a budget line created to permit expenditure to take place.

Section 6
Adjustment to Amounts Authorized

The Head of the Central Fiscal Authority may transfer authorized amounts between appropriations for Salaries and Wages and appropriations for Other Goods and Services for any individual budget line in Schedule 1 to the present regulation, provided that the reallocation does not exceed, in total, twenty five percent (25%) of the category being reduced. Transfers in excess of this limit, including transfers between budget lines in Schedule 1, may be made upon written approval of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, taking into account the views of the Head of the Central Fiscal Authority. Appropriations for Reserves may be transferred in part or in whole to any other category within the same function with the approval of the Head of the Central Fiscal Authority.

Section 7
Adjustment to Municipal Budget Amounts

Upon request of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Civil Administration, the Head of the Central Fiscal Authority shall transfer amounts allocated to one municipality to another, provided that the total appropriation for the Kosovo Municipal Budgets does not change. To the extent that the actual collections of any municipality’s own source revenues exceeds the amount shown in Schedule 2, that amount shall be deemed appropriated and, upon request, the Head of the Central Fiscal Authority will allocate such amount for expenditure.

Section 8
Expenditures Limited to Revenues

The Head of the Central Fiscal Authority, in releasing funds for current expenditure, shall only release funds to the extent revenue or other financing sources are available in the Kosovo Consolidated Fund to make the expenditure.

Section 9
Contingent Expenditure

The amounts authorized for contingent expenditures may be used only for urgent and unforeseen requirements. The Head of the Central Fiscal Authority may authorize, on receipt of proper justification, the expenditure of up to 100,000 DM for each urgent and unforeseen requirement. Proposals for amounts to be spent in excess of 100,000 DM will be forwarded, together with the recommendation of the Head of the Central Fiscal Authority, to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for decision.

Section 10
Entry into Force

The present regulation shall enter into force on 22 December 1999.

The present regulation shall be deemed to have entered into force on 1 April 2000.

Bernard Kouchner
Special Representative of the Secretary-General