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Documents 2016

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

1. Budget adoption

a. Adopted budget

  
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Adopted budget 

Definitive adoption of the European Union's general budget for the financial year 2016

Official Journal L48 of 24/02/2016 :

The budget "Line-by-line" :

b. Draft budget

  
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Draft budget 

Draft general budget 2016

Press release:

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May 2015
The Draft general budget 2016 contains:

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  • General introduction
  • General statement of revenue
  • Parliament
  • European Council and Council
  • Commission
  • Court of Justice
  • Court of Auditors
  • Economic and Social Committee
  • Committee of the Regions
  • European Ombudsman
  • European data-protection Supervisor
  • European External Action Service
  
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Draft budget 

Statement of estimates of the European Commission for the financial year 2016 (Preparation of the 2016 Draft Budget)

June 2015

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  • Political presentation
  • Financial programming 2014-2020
  • Expenditure – Figures by MFF heading, section and budget line
  • Revenue – Analysis by title
  • Changes in the budgetary remarks and establishment plan
  
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Working documents of the Services of the Commission 

Working document Part I - Programme Statements of operational expenditure

Programme Statement May 2015

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Working Document I contains Programme Statements, which constitute the main instrument for justifying the operational appropriations requested by the Commission in the Draft Budget. These Statements are coherent with the corresponding legal bases and provide details on the resources which are dedicated to each spending Programme.

Working document Part II - Commission Human Resources

June 2015

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Working Document II presents information on Commission human resources, both for the establishment plans and for external personnel and across all headings of the multiannual financial framework. Moreover, pursuant to Article 38(3)(b)(v) of the Financial Regulation, it provides a summary table for the period 2014 – 2016 which shows the number of full-time equivalents for each category of staff and the related appropriations for all institutions.

Working document Part III - Bodies set up by the European Union and having legal personality, and Public-private partnership

June 2015

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Working Document III presents detailed information relating to all decentralised agencies, executive agencies and Public-Private Partnerships (joint undertakings and joint technology initiatives), with a transparent presentation of revenue, expenditure and staff levels of various Union bodies, pursuant to Articles 208 and 209 of the Financial Regulation.

Working document Part IV - Pilot projects and preparatory actions

June 2015

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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 2016 Draft Budget, pursuant to Article 38(3)(c) of the Financial Regulation.

Working document Part V - Budget implementation and assigned revenue

June 2015

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Working Document V presents the budget implementation forecast for 2015, information on assigned revenue implementation in 2014, and a progress report on outstanding commitments (RAL) and managing potentially abnormal RAL (PAR) for 2014.

Working document Part VI - Administrative expenditure under Heading 5

June 2015

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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).

Working document Part VII - Commission buildings (SectionIII)

June 2015

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Working Document VII presents information on buildings under Section III - Commission, pursuant to Article 203(3) of the Financial Regulation.

Working document Part VIII - Expenditure related to the external actions of the European Union

June 2015

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Working Document VIII presents information on human resources and expenditure related to the external actions of the European Union.

Working document Part IX - Funding to international organisations

June 2015

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Working Document IX presents funding provided to international organisations, across all MFF headings, pursuant to Article 38(3)(d) of the Financial Regulation.

Working document Part X - Financial Instruments

June 2015

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Working Document X presents the use made of financial instruments, pursuant to Article 38(5) of the Financial Regulation.

Working document Part XI - Payment schedules

June 2015

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Working Document XI presents summary statements of the schedule of payments due in subsequent years to meet budgetary commitments entered into in previous years, pursuant to Article 38(3)(f) of the Financial Regulation.

c. Amending letters

  
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Amending letter No 1 

Amending letter No 1 of the Draft General Budget for the financial year 2016

COM(2015) 317 final

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Annex

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This Amending Letter No 1 (AL1) to the draft budget for the year 2016 reflects the budgetary impact of the political agreement on the financing of the EFSI Guarantee Fund reached between the European Parliament and the Council on 28 May 2015, which facilitated the adoption of the Regulation on the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) on 24 June 2015.

  
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Amending letter No 2 

Amending letter No 2 of the Draft General Budget for the financial year 2016

COM(2015) 513 final

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Annex

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This Amending Letter No 2 (AL2) to the draft budget for the year 2016 covers the following:

  • The updating of the estimated needs, assigned revenue and appropriations for agricultural expenditure. In addition to changing market factors, the AL 2/2016 also incorporates the impact of decisions in the agricultural sector since the draft budget (DB) 2016 was presented in May 2015 as well as other proposals expected to have a significant effect during the budget year. After taking into account of the additional revenue assigned to the EAGF, the net result for heading 2 is a decrease of EUR 477,3 million for both commitment and payment appropriations.
  • An update of the situation for Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements, to take account of the latest estimates, on the basis of which the necessary expenditure is EUR 11 million lower, for both commitment and payment appropriations, than originally estimated.
  • The necessary reinforcements for immediate measures to manage the refugee crisis under the European Agenda on Migration, building on the measures proposed in draft amending budget 7/2015, as follows:
    • Heading 3: Security and Citizenship. A reinforcement of emergency assistance in favour of Member States more exposed, the increased capacity of the three front-line agencies, as well as the integration of the two relocation decisions taken in September 2015 and the need for a further top-up of funding under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the Internal Security Fund (ISF). Altogether, the proposed measures for 2016 require a reinforcement of EUR 1 380 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 778,8 million in payment appropriations. Consequently, the Commission proposes to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument for an amount of EUR 1 504,0 million in heading 3. This includes EUR 124,0 million, which the Commission already proposed to mobilise from the Flexibility Instrument together with the initial draft budget 2016; such a proposal is now repealed and replaced by the new draft act accompanying this amending letter.
    • Heading 4: Global Europe. An increase for Humanitarian Aid of EUR 150 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 405 million in payment appropriations, and a reinforcement of the payment appropriations for the European Neighbourhood Instrument of EUR 210 million.
    • Heading 5: Administration. An increase of EUR 23,9 million in commitment and payment appropriations to cover salaries and missions.
  • An increase of EUR 5 million in commitment and payment appropriations to cover the fees obligations towards the European Investment Fund (EIF) for the implementation of the new small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) window products under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).
  • A budgetary neutral amendment to the structure of the establishment plan of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER).
  • A reduction of EUR 20,0 million in payment appropriations under the Food and Feed programme.

The net budgetary impact of these changes across all headings is an increase in commitment appropriations of EUR 1 070,6 million, and in payment appropriations of EUR 914,5 million.

d. Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument

  
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Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council 

Decision (EU) 2016/253 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 on the Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for immediate budgetary measures to address the refugee crisis

Official Journal L 47 of 24.02.2016:

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Commission's proposal: COM (2015) 514 – 14 October 2015
Council's position: 24 November 2015
Parliament's position: 25 November 2015

Article 11 of Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 allows for the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument within the annual ceiling of EUR 471 million (2011 prices) to allow the financing of clearly identified expenditure which could not be financed within the limits of the ceilings available for one or more other headings.

Due to the urgent needs, it is necessary to mobilise an important additional amount to finance measures to alleviate the migration and refugee crisis. After having examined all possibilities for re-allocating appropriations under the expenditure ceilings for heading 3 (Security and Citizenship) and heading 4 (Global Europe), it appears necessary to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument to complement the financing in the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016, beyond the ceilings of heading 3 by EUR 1 506 million and heading 4 by EUR 24 million to finance measures in the field of migration and refugees. The unused annual amounts available for the Flexibility Instruments of the financial years 2014 and 2015 should be used for this mobilisation.

On the basis of the expected payment profile, the payment appropriations corresponding to the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument should be distributed over several financial years and are estimated to EUR 734,2 million in 2016, EUR 654,2 million in 2017, EUR 83,0 million in 2018, and EUR 58,6 million in 2019.

2. Budget implementation

a. Amending budgets

  
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Amending Budget No 1 

Amending Budget No 1 of the European Union for the financial year 2016

OJ L 143 of 31/05/2016

Commission's proposal: Draft Amending Budget 1/2016, COM(2016) 152 – 9 March 2016
Council's position: 16 March 2016
Parliament's position: 13 April 2016

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The purpose of Amending Budget (AB) No 1 for the year 2016 is twofold:

  • To create the budget structure for the proposed new instrument to provide emergency support within the Union, and to make an amount of EUR 100 million in commitment appropriations available for immediate funding needs. At this early stage of the year no alternative source of redeployment of commitment appropriations can easily be identified within heading 3. Therefore, the Commission proposes to finance the appropriations for the new instrument requested in this draft amending budget through an adjustment of the funding currently available for the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). The amount proposed to be transferred from AMIF takes into account the immediate funding needs of the new instrument as well as the current state of implementation and the foreseeable needs of AMIF in the coming months. The Commission will carefully monitor the implementation of the 2016 budget and may propose transfers and/or an amending budget to secure the necessary funding for both AMIF and the emergency support instrument at the appropriate time. This will take account of the evolving needs assessment for the year as a whole.
  • To reinforce the staffing levels of the European Counter-Terrorism Centre in EUROPOL, to enable the agency to play a central role in the fight against terrorism in the EU, in particular in the light of the terrorist attacks in Paris of 13 November 2015. The related funding for the remuneration of new staff (25 additional establishment plan posts, 5 contract agents and 5 seconded national experts) amounts to EUR 2,0 million, and is proposed to be redeployed from the Police Union actions under the Internal Security Fund (ISF).

Overall, this AB has no net impact on the level of appropriations in the 2016 budget.

  
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Draft Amending Budget No 2 

Draft Amending Budget No 2 of the European Union for the financial year 2016

COM(2016) 227 final of 15/4/2016

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Annex

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The present Draft Amending Budget (DAB) No 2/2016 is intended to enter in the budget 2016 the surplus resulting from the implementation of the budget year 2015. 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 DAB and it has to be submitted within 15 days following the submission of the provisional accounts at end March 2016.

The implementation of the budget year 2015 shows a surplus of EUR 1 349 116 813,74 (excluding the outturn of contributions received from European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries part of the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement), which is therefore entered as revenue in the 2016 budget.

  
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Draft Amending Budget No 3 

Draft Amending Budget No 3 of the European Union for the financial year 2016

COM(2016) 310 final of 30/06/2016 3

Annex

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Following the November 2015 attacks in Paris and those of March 2016 in Brussels, all institutions have reviewed their security needs in the short to medium term. The draft budget for 2017 incorporates additional elements related to security for almost all institutions. However, in some cases the need to accelerate the reinforcement of security measures and installations requires additional resources in 2016 already.

Draft amending budget (DAB) No 3 for the year 2016 proposes to reinforce the budget for security for a total of EUR 15,8 million, as follows:

In EUR million, rounded figures


Institution
Reinforcements requested
European Schools 3,5
European Parliament 0,2
European Commission 5,0
Court of Justice 1,8
European Court of Auditors 2,1
European Economic and Social Committee 0,4
Committee of the Regions 0,3
European External Action Service 2,5
Total 15,8

The result is an increase of non-differentiated expenditure in the 2016 budget for heading 5 Administration. However, it is proposed to redeploy the necessary payment appropriations from the ITER operational line in heading 1a to avoid any impact on the global level of payments.

b. Use of budgetary allocations

  
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Implementation Reports 

Summary of budget implementation: Revenue & Expenditure

  • Revenue table - last update:
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  • Expenditure table - last update:
    1. By Financial Framework heading:
      1. Commitments:
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      2. Payments:
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    2. by Policy Area:
      1. Commitments:
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      2. Payments:
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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.

  
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Active Monitoring and Forecast of Budget Implementation  

Summer Information Note

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