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2008

The availability of the following documents for a particular budget year depends on how far procedures have been completed.

See also : the budgetary procedure

Documents from the previous financial framework are available from the Publications Office and the EUR-LEX database.

1. Budget adoption

a. Budget in figures

The figures General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2008 - The figures.
The figures 2008 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Description The 2008 budget in figures.

b. Adopted budget

Adopted budget Final Adoption of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2008.
2008 adopted budget Official Journal L 71 of 14/03/2008 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Description La procédure prévue à l'article 272 du traité instituant la Communauté européenne et à l'article 177 du traité instituant la Communauté européenne de l'énergie atomique est achevée et le budget général de l'Union européenne pour l'exercice 2008 est définitivement arrêté.

2. Budget implementation

a. Amending budgets

Amending budget No 1 FINAL ADOPTION of amending budget No 1 of the European Union for the financial year 2008
Official Journal L 175 of 04/07/2008 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Description Covers the following points:
  • The mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund.
  • The creation of the necessary budgetary structure to accommodate the Research Executive Agency and the European Research Council Executive Agency.
  • Modification of the establishment plan of the European Agency for the Management of the Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Members States of the European Union.
  • The creation of the budget item Galileo Programme.
  • The creation of the budget article "Exceptional crisis expenditure".
Amending budget No 2 FINAL ADOPTION of amending budget No 2 of the European Union for the financial year 2008
Official Journal L 184 of 11/07/2008 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Description Covers the following elements:
  • Inclusion into the 2008 budget of unused appropriations for commitments for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the European Fisheries Fund (EFF), arising from delays in implementation of the first year of the multi-annual financial framework 2007-2013.
  • Modifications to the establishment plan of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA), following the creation of the "Paediatric Committee".
  • Modifications to the establishment plan of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to take account of the creation of a European Data Centre for the Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT).
Amending budget No 3 FINAL ADOPTION of amending budget No 3 of the European Union for the financial year 2008
Journal Officiel L208 du 05/08/2008 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Description Covers the following elements:
  • The budgeting of the revenue accruing from the Microsoft case.
  • The budgeting of part of the savings arising from the smaller than estimated increase for pay and pensions in 2007.
  • Reinforcement of the emergency fund for veterinary measures due to the bluetongue crisis.
  • The creation of the necessary budgetary structure to accommodate four Joint Technology Initiatives: Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), Clean Sky, ARTEMIS (Joint Technology Initiative in Embedded Computing Systems) and ENIAC (European Technology Platform on Nanoelectronics).
  • Mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund relating to forest fires in Greece in August 2007 and floods in Slovenia in September 2007.
  • Modifications to the establishment plan of the European Institute for Gender Equality.
  • Modifications to the establishment plan of the European Economic and Social Committee.
  • The mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund
Amending budget No 4 FINAL ADOPTION of amending budget No 4 of the European Union for the financial year 2008
Official Journal L 208 of 05/08/2008 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Description This amending budget concerns budgeting the surplus resulting from the implementation of the budget year 2007.
Amending budget No 5 FINAL ADOPTION of amending budget No 5 of the European Union for the financial year 2008
Official Journal L 305 of 14/11/2008 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Description This amending budget concerns the revision of the forecast of traditional own resources (TOR, i.e. customs duties, agricultural duties and sugar levies), VAT and GNI bases and the budgeting of the relevant UK corrections as well as their financing, resulting in a change in the distribution between Member States of their own resources contributions to the EU budget.
Amending budget No 6 FINAL ADOPTION of amending budget No 6 of the European Union for the financial year 2008
Official Journal L 305 of 14/11/2008 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Description Covers the following elements:
  • The necessary budgetary adaptations arising from the extension of the mandate of three executive agencies: the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), the Executive Agency for the Public Health Programme (PHEA), and the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA).
  • The creation of the necessary budgetary structure to accommodate the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).
  • An increase of EUR 2,2 million in commitment appropriations, to cover part of the costs of a new building for EUROJUST.
  • An increase of EUR 3,9 million in commitment appropriations for the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) – Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Amending budget No 7 FINAL ADOPTION of amending budget No 7 of the European Union for the financial year 2008
Official Journal L315 du 25/11/2008 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Description Covers the following elements:
  • Mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund for an amount of EUR 12.78 million in commitment and payment appropriations relating to the effects of hurricane "Dean" in Guadeloupe and Martinique in August 2007.
  • A corresponding reduction in payment appropriations of EUR 12.78 million from the line 13 04 02 Cohesion Fund.
Amending budget No 8 FINAL ADOPTION of amending budget No 8 of the European Union for the financial year 2008
Official Journal L 12 du 16/01/2009 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Description Concerns only the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and covers the budgetary adjustments resulting from the fact that the increase in salaries and pensions was lower than that used as a basis for drawing up the 2008 preliminary draft
Amending budget No 9 FINAL ADOPTION of amending budget No 9 of the European Union for the financial year 2008
Official Journal L 27 du 30/01/2009 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Description Covers the following elements:
  • Revision of Own Resources and surplus after taking into account the redeployments proposed in the global transfer;
  • the creation of a new budget article 21 02 03 Rapid response to food soaring prices in developing countries, as well as an additional amount of 240 million EUR in commitment appropriations in the Emergency Aid Reserve.
Amending budget No 10 FINAL ADOPTION of amending budget No 10 of the European Union for the financial year 2008
Official Journal L 27 du 30/01/2009 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Description Covers the mobilisation of the Solidarity Fund following a serious drought in Cyprus, and modifications to Budget 2008.

b. Use of budgetary allocations

Implementation Reports Summary of budget implementation: Revenue & Expenditure
Cover - summary of budget implementation 
  • Revenue table on 30/11/2008: en fr
  • Expenditure table on 1/12/2008:
    1. By Financial Framework heading:
      1. Commitments: en fr
      2. Payments: en fr
    2. by Policy Area:
      1. Commitments: en fr
      2. Payments: en fr
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Description The Commission publishes a budgetary implementation report every month, which is transmitted to the budgetary authority (Council of the European Union and European Parliament) and to the Court of Auditors. This report describes the evolution of budgetary credits. It includes information amassed at the level of Financial Perspectives, summarizing the data concerning commitment appropriations and payment appropriations.
Budgetary implementation also forms part of the annual financial statement that the Commission must present for control to the Parliament and the Court of Auditors.

3. Accounting for the budget

a. Analysis of the budgetary implementation of the Structural Funds

Analyse Analysis of the budgetary implementation of the Structural and Cohesion Funds in 2008
Cover - Analysis of the budgetary
implementation of the Structural and Cohesion Funds in 2008 en
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b. Annual activity report

Annual activity report Annual activity report 2008
Cover of annual activity report
  • Annual activity report : en
  • Summary Report : en
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Description Director Generals and Heads of service present an annual activity report to their Commissioners for consideration each year. A Summary Report is presented to the Commission each June and lists suggested management improvements.

c. Financial report

Financial report Financial report 2008
Cover of Financial report 2008 de en fr
Annex Detailed data 2000-2008: de en fr fichier excel Press release -
Description The 'EU budget 2008 - Financial Report' provides you with an overview of how the budget was spent and managed.
The report offers two angles of analysis on the implementation of the budget: first by main heading of the financial perspectives 2007–13, then by heading and Member State. Annexes provide you with detailed historical data both on the revenue and expenditure side of the budget, including Member State-specific allocated expenditure records.

d. Annual accounts of the European Communities

Final annual accounts of the European Communities CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND CONSOLIDATED REPORTS ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2008 BUDGET
Official journal No C 273 du 13/11/2009 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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e. Report on budgetary and financial management

Report Report on budgetary and financial management for 2008
Cover of report on budgetary and financial management for 2008 en
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f. Discharge

Summary Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the follow-up to the discharge for the 2008 financial year
COM(2010)650 final de en fr
Annex
  • SEC(2010)1437 final : en
  • SEC(2010)1438 final : en
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Description Le présent document est le rapport de la Commission au Parlement européen et au Conseil sur le suivi de la décharge 20081, présenté conformément à l'article 319, paragraphe 3, du traité sur le fonctionnement de l'Union européenne, ainsi qu'à l'article 147 du règlement financier et à l'article 119, paragraphe 5, du règlement financier des Fonds européens de développement (FED).
Decisions and resolution of the European Parliament Decisions and resolution of the European Parliament on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2008
P7_TA-PROV(2010)0134 DE EN FR
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Description Discharge 2008 : general EU budget, section III, Commission.
Recommendations of the European Council Recommendations of the European Council on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2008.
 
  • Discharge to be given to the executive agencies in respect of the implementation of the budget for the financial year 2008: de en fr
    1. Addendum - Draft Council recommendations: de en fr
  • Discharge to be given to the Commission in respect of the implementation of the budget for the financial year 2008: de en fr
    1. Addendum 1 - Draft Council recommendation: de en fr
    2. Addendum 2 - Council conclusions on the Court of Auditors' special reports: de en fr
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