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2013

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. Adopted budget

Adopted budget Definitive adoption of the European Union's general budget for the financial year 2013
Official Journal L66 of 08/03/2013

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The budget "Line-by-line" :
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b. Draft budget

Draft budget - November 2012 Draft general budget 2013
November 2012

General introduction
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General statement of revenue
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Draft budget - May 2012 Draft general budget 2013
May 2012

General introduction
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General statement of revenue
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Draft budget

Statement of estimates of the European Commission for the financial year 2013 (Preparation of the 2013 Draft Budget)

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Working documents of the Services of the Commission

Draft budget Working document Part I - Activity statements
May 2012 en
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The Activity Statements constitute the main instrument for justifying the appropriations requested by the Commission in the Draft Budget.

These Statements provide details on the resources that are dedicated to the Activities, as well as on associated objectives, indicators, targets and outputs. They also include relevant evaluation results of EU interventions.

The document presents Activity Statements for each Policy Area according to the budget nomenclature. Each statement has the same structure and includes the following elements:

  • numerical data related to the Activity;
  • EU added value of the Activity; and performance
  • information and proposed appropriations.
Draft budget Working document Part II - Commission Human Resources
May 2012 en
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Working Document II presents information on human resources, both for the establishment plans and for external personnel and across all headings of the multiannual financial framework.

Draft budget Working document Part III - Bodies set up by the European Union and having legal personality
May 2012 en
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Working Document III presents detailed information relating to all decentralised agencies, executive agencies, joint undertakings and EIT, with a transparent presentation with regard to revenue, expenditure and staff levels of various Union bodies which actually receive a contribution charged to the EU budget.

Draft budget/td> Working document Part IV - Pilot projects and preparatory actions
May 2012 en
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Working Document IV presents information on all pilot projects and preparatory actions which have budget appropriations (commitments and/or payments) in the 2013 Draft Budget.

Draft budget Working document Part V - Budget implementation and assigned revenue
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Working Document V presents the budget implementation forecast for 2012, information on assigned revenue implementation in 2011, and a progress report on outstanding commitments (RAL) and managing potentially abnormal RAL (PAR) for 2011.

Draft budget Working document Part VI - Administrative expenditure under Heading 5
May 2012 en
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This document encompasses administrative expenditure under all budgets to be implemented by the Commission in accordance with Article 317 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, as well as the budgets of the Offices (OP, OLAF, EPSO, OIB, OIL and PMO).

Draft budget Working document Part VII - Expenditure related to the external actions of the European Union
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Working Document VII presents information on human resources and expenditure related to the external actions of the European Union.

c. Amending letters

Amending letter No 1 Amending letter No 1 of the Draft General Budget for the financial year 2013
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The Amending Letter No 1 (AL 1) to the Draft Budget for 2013 (DB 2013) covers the following:

  • the line by line updating of the estimated needs for agricultural expenditure. In addition to changing market factors, the AL also incorporates the impact of legislative decisions adopted in the agricultural sector since the DB 2013 was drawn up, revised estimates of needs for some direct payments, as well as any proposals, which are expected to have a significant effect during the coming budget year.
  • an update of the situation for International Fisheries Agreements.
The budgetary impact of these adjustments is a reduction in commitment and payment appropriations of EUR 25,1 million compared to the Draft Budget 2013.

2. Budget implementation

a. Amending budgets

Amending budget No 1 Definitive adoption of Amending budget No 1 of the European Union for the financial year 2013
Official Journal L 256 of 27/09/2013 bg cs da de et el en es fr hr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Amending Budget (AB) No 1 for the year 2013 concerns the incorporation into the 2013 Budget of both the commitment and payment appropriations necessary to cover expenditure related to the accession of the Republic of Croatia (hereafter Croatia) to the European Union on 1 July 2013, in full respect of the Treaty concerning the accession of the Republic of Croatia.

The increases proposed in AB No 1 are EUR 655,1 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 374,0 million in payment appropriations. This reflects the financial package agreed at the Accession Conference of 30 June 2011, but excludes heading 5, in line with the Commission's restricted approach on administrative expenditure, and since the needs related to accession are already included in the 2013 budget.

Amending budget No 2 Definitive adoption of Amending budget No 2 of the European Union for the financial year 2013
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Adopted by the Commission on 27 March 2013 (COM(2013) 183), amended by the Council on 9 July 2013 and approved by the European Parliament on 11 September 2013.

Amending budget No 2 for the year 2013 covers the following:

  • an increase in the forecast of other revenue stemming from fines and penalties, amounting to EUR 290 million;
  • an increase of payment appropriations of EUR 7,3 billion across headings 1a, 1b, 2, 3a, 3b and 4 of the multi-annual financial framework (MFF). This is with the aim of meeting outstanding needs to the end of the year, so that obligations stemming from past and current commitments can be honoured, financial penalties avoided, and beneficiaries can receive the funds envisaged by the agreed EU policies, for which Parliament and Council authorised the related commitment appropriations in previous annual budgets. The requested additional payment appropriations will reduce the level of outstanding commitments (‘reste à liquider’, RAL) as well as the risk of rolling over onto 2014 abnormal levels of unpaid bills.

Amending budget No 3 Definitive adoption of Amending budget No 3 of the European Union for the financial year 2013
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The present Amending Budget (AB) No 3/2013 is intended to budget the surplus resulting from the implementation of the budget year 2012. As provided for in the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the Union , under Article 18 § 3, it is the only subject of this AB and it has to be submitted within 15 days following the submission of the provisional accounts, which took place at end March 2013.

The implementation of the budget year 2012 shows a surplus of EUR 1 023 276 525,93 (not including contributions from European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and European Economic Area (EEA)), which is therefore entered as revenue in the 2013 budget and will diminish accordingly the global contribution of the Member States to the financing of the EU Budget.

The breakdown of this surplus is the following: EUR 719 million for the revenue side, EUR 244 million for the expenditure side and EUR 60 million for the exchange rate difference.

Amending budget No 4 Definitive adoption of Amending budget No 4 of the European Union for the financial year 2013
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Amending Budget (AB) No 4 for the year 2013 covers the following:

  • the modification of the establishment plan of the European GNSS Agency (GSA), reflecting a request for 20 additional establishment plan posts (all AD posts). The corresponding increase in the EU contribution to the GSA amounts to EUR 1 750 000, and is proposed to be financed by internal redeployment of resources within the existing budgetary envelope of the GNSS programme;
  • the modification of the establishment plan of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), reflecting a request for 2 additional establishment plan posts (both AD posts), offset by 2 freed posts in the Commission’s establishment plan. This is part of an extension of the mandate of the agency, which also entails a transfer of contract agents (13 FTE) from the Commission to the EACEA. This translates into an overall increase in the EU contribution to the running costs of the agency, amounting to EUR 1 516 000, which is proposed to be financed by a corresponding reduction of appropriations for staff and administrative support expenditure in the Commission;
  • the modification of the establishment plan of the Court of Justice of the European Union, reflecting the creation of an additional Advocate General and a corresponding request for 7 additional establishment plan posts (4 AD and 3 AST posts). This is proposed to be financed by the available appropriations within the Court’s section of the budget.
These adjustments are budgetary neutral, since the proposed reinforcements of the EU contribution to the two agencies are fully offset by corresponding reductions in related expenditure in the Commission’s section of the budget, whereas the additional staff for the Court of Justice is to be financed by the available appropriations within its own section.

Amending budget No 5 Definitive adoption of Amending budget No 5 of the European Union for the financial year 2013
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Amending Budget (AB) No 5 for the year 2013 covers the mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund for an amount of EUR 14 607 942 in commitment and payment appropriations relating to a flooding disaster in Slovenia, Croatia and Austria in autumn 2012.

Amending budget No 6 Definitive adoption of Amending Budget No 6 of the European Union for the financial year 2013
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Adopted by the Commission on 10 July 2013 (COM(2013) 518), revised by the Commission through the Amending Letter to DAB 6/2013 (COM(2013) 655), amended by the Council on 21 October 2013 and approved by the Parliament on 24 October 2013.

Amending Budget (AB) No 6 for the year 2013 concerns the following:

  • A revision of the forecast of Traditional Own Resources (TOR, i.e. customs duties and sugar sector levies), VAT and GNI bases, the budgeting of the relevant UK corrections as well as their financing and revision of financing of GNI reductions in favour of the Netherlands and Sweden in 2013, resulting in a change in the distribution between Member States of their own resources contributions to the EU budget,
  • A revision of the forecast of other revenue, arising from fines of EUR 1 229 million that have become definitive and can therefore be budgeted,
  • The creation of the necessary budgetary structure to accommodate the creation of the Union trust funds foreseen in Article 187 of the Financial regulation.

Amending letter Amending letter to Draft Amending Budget No 6 of the European Union for the financial year 2013
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This Amending Letter to Draft Amending Budget No 6 for the year 2013 (DAB 6/2013) concerns the further revision of the forecast of Traditional Own Resources (TOR, i.e. customs duties and sugar sector levies), as well as the further revision of the forecast of other revenue, arising from a series of fines that have become definitive and can therefore be budgeted.

Amending budget No 7 Definitive adoption of amending budget No 7 of the European Union for the financial year 2013
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Amending budget (AB) No 7 for the year 2013 covers an increase of commitment appropriations of EUR 150,0 million in heading 1b of the multi-annual financial framework (MFF). This is with the aim of addressing certain issues resulting from the final outcome of the negotiations of the MFF for the years 2014-2020, affecting France, Italy and Spain.

Amending budget No 8 Definitive adoption of amending budget No 8 of the European Union for the financial year 2013
Official Journal L 49 of 19/02/2014 bg cs da de et el en es fr hr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Amending budget No 8 for the year 2013 (AB 8/2013) concerns the increase of payment appropriations of EUR 3,9 billion across headings 1a, 1b, 2, 3a, 3b and 4 of the multi-annual financial framework (MFF), with the aim of meeting the outstanding needs to the end of the year, so that legal obligations stemming from past and current commitments can be honoured, financial penalties avoided, and beneficiaries can receive the funds envisaged by the agreed EU policies, for which Parliament and Council authorised the related commitment appropriations in previous annual budgets. The requested additional payment appropriations will reduce the level of outstanding commitments (‘reste à liquider’, RAL) as well as the risk of rolling over onto 2014 abnormally high levels of unpaid bills.

Amending budget No 9 Definitive adoption of amending budget No 9 of the European Union for the financial year 2013
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Adopted by the Commission on 3 October 2013 (COM(2013) 691), amended by the Council on 30 October 2013 and approved by the European Parliament on 20 November 2013.

Amending Budget (AB) No 9 for the year 2013 covers:

  • the mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund for an amount of EUR 400,5 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 250 million in payment appropriations. The mobilisation is in favour of Romania in relation to a drought and forest fires in summer 2012, and of Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic in relation to flooding in May and June 2013.
  • a reinforcement of EUR 200 million to meet outstanding needs for payment appropriations in the field of research.
  • a redeployment of payment appropriations for a total amount of EUR 50 million.

b. Use of budgetary allocations

Implementation Reports Summary of budget implementation: Revenue & Expenditure
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  • Expenditure table - last update:
    1. By Financial Framework heading:
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    2. by Policy Area:
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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 and Cohesion Funds

Analysis Analysis of the budgetary implementation of the Structural Funds for financial year 2013
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d. Annual accounts of the European Union

Consolidated annual accounts of the European Union Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the Court of Auditors – Consolidated annual accounts of the European Union - financial year 2013 - Consolidated financial statements and consolidated reports on implementation of the budget.
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e. Protection of the European Union Budget to year end 2013

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament Protection of the European Union Budget to end 2013
COM(2014) 618 final of 29/09/2014 en
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This Communication on the protection of the European Union Budget has been requested by the European Parliament in the context of the 2011 discharge procedure and is therefore transmitted to this institution, as well as to the Council and the European Court of Auditors (ECA).

f. Report on budgetary and financial management

Report Report on budgetary and financial management for financial year 2013
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