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Documents 2018

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 2018

Official Journal L 57 of 28/02/2018:

The budget "Line-by-line":

b. Draft budget

  
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Draft budget 

Draft general budget 2018

Juni 2017 - Draft general budget 2018:

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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 2018 (Preparation of the 2018 Draft Budget)

May 2017

Press release:

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  • Policy highlights
  • Financial programming 2019-2020
  • Expenditure – Figures by MFF heading, section and budget line
  • Changes in the budgetary remarks and establishment plan staff tables
  • Revenue – Analysis by title
  
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Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council 

Consequences for the European Union's Budget 2018 and beyond in case the Mid-Term Revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-20 is not adopted

COM(2017) 290 final

  
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Working documents of the Services of the Commission 

Working document Part I - Programme Statements of operational expenditure

May 2017

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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 2017

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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 – 2017 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 EU having legal personality and Public-Private Partnership

June 2017

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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 2017

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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 2017 Draft Budget, pursuant to Article 38(3)(c) of the Financial Regulation.

Working document Part V - Budget implementation and assigned revenue

June 2017

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Working Document V presents the budget implementation forecast for 2016, information on assigned revenue implementation in 2015, and a progress report on outstanding commitments (RAL) and managing potentially abnormal RAL (PAR) for 2015.

Working document Part VI - Commission Administrative Expenditure

June 2017

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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

June 2017

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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 action of the European Union

June 2017

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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 2017

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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 2017

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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 - EU Trust Funds

June 2017

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Working Document XI presents the activities supported by EU Trust Funds, their implementation and performance.

Working document Part XII - Payment schedules

June 2017

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Working Document XII 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 2018

COM(2017) 615 final

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Annex

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This Amending Letter No 1 to the draft budget for the year 2018 (AL 1/2018) covers the following:

  • The updating of the estimated needs, assigned revenue and appropriations for agricultural expenditure. In addition to changing market factors, AL 1/2018 also incorporates the impact of decisions in the agricultural sector since the DB 2018 was presented in May 2017, as well as other proposals expected to have a significant effect during the budget year. Overall, the impact on the European Agriculture and Guarantee Fund (EAGF) is relatively limited with a decrease of commitment and payment appropriations by EUR 53,9 million.
  • The decrease of the appropriations entered in reserve for the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to take account of the frontloading recently decided by the European Parliament and the Council in the EUSF mobilisation decision for Italy following series of earthquakes that took place between August 2016 and January 2017 in the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria.
  • The updating of the levels of appropriations and establishment plans of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) further to the latest proposal tabled by the Commission.
  • The adjustment of the establishment plan of the European foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions (EUROFOUND).
  • The creation of the budget structure for the operating costs that the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) will incur in implementing the proposed European Solidarity Corps.
  • The adjustment of some administrative expenditure.

d. Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument

  
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Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council 

Decision (EU) 2018/8 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 Decembre 2017 on the mobilisation of the flexibility instrument to finance immediate budgetary measures to address the on-going challenges of migration, refugee inflows and security threats

Official Journal L 3 of 06/01/2018:

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Commission's proposal: COM(2017) 271 – 30 May 2017
Council's position: 30 November 2017
Parliament's position: 30 November 2017

Having examined all possibilities for re-allocating appropriations under the expenditure ceiling for heading 3 (Security and citizenship), it is necessary to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument to supplement the financing available in the general budget of the Union for the financial year 2018, beyond the ceilings of heading 3 by the amount of EUR 837 241 199 to finance measures in the field of migration, refugees and security. This amount includes amounts which lapsed in the previous years of the European Union Solidarity Fund and of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund and which are made available for the Flexibility Instrument in accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 11(1) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013.

On the basis of the expected payment profile, the distribution of the payment appropriations corresponding to the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument shall be estimated as follows: EUR 464 039 631 in 2018, EUR 212 683 883 in 2019, EUR 126 354 910 in 2020 and EUR 34 162 775 in 2021.

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 2018

(EUSF) OJ L 144 of 08/06/2018 :

(AB 1/2018) OJ L 191 of 27/07/2018 :

Commission's proposal: Draft Amending Budget 1/2018, COM(2018) 155 – 22 February 2018
Council's position: 14 May 2018
Parliament's position: 30 May 2018

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Amending Budget (AB) No 1 for the year 2018 accompanies the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) for an amount of EUR 104 166 951 to provide assistance to Greece for the earthquakes in Lesbos, to France for the hurricans in Saint Martin and Guadeloupe, as well as to Portugal and Spain for the forest fires that occurred in Centro and in Galicia in the course of 2017.

AB No 1/2018 proposes to enter the necessary appropriations in the general budget 2018, both in commitments and payments, after having deducted the advances already paid out to Greece, France and Portugal (EUR 6 520 846).

  
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Amending Budget No 2 

Amending Budget No 2 of the European Union for the financial year 2018

(DAB 2/2018) COM(2018) 227 of 13 April 2018:

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Commission's proposal: Draft Amending Budget 2/2018, COM(2018) 227 – 13 April 2018
Council's position: 18 June 2018
Parliament's position: 4 July 2018 (awaiting publication in the Official Journal)

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Amending Budget (AB) No 2/2018 is intended to enter in the 2018 budget the surplus resulting from the implementation of the budget year 2017. As provided for in Article 18 § 3 of the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the Union, the surplus is the only subject of this AB and it has to be submitted within 15 days following the submission of the provisional accounts at end of March 2018.

The implementation of the budget year 2017 shows a surplus of EUR 555 542 325, which is therefore entered as revenue in the 2018 budget.

  
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Amending Budget No 3 

Amending Budget No 3 of the European Union for the financial year 2018

(DAB 3/2018) COM(2018) 310 of 23 May 2018:

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Commission's proposal: Draft Amending Budget 3/2018, COM(2018) 310 – 23 May 2018
Council's position: 22 June 2018
Parliament's position: 4 July 2018 (awaiting publication in the Official Journal)

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The Commission Decision on the Facility for Refugees in Turkey was amended on 14 March 2018 in order to allocate an additional EUR 3 billion (a 'second tranche') to the Facility over the period 2018–2019. This amendment follows the successful implementation of the first tranche of the Facility with funding under the 2016 and 2017 budgets, as confirmed in the 2nd Annual Report on the Facility. The EU-Turkey Statement of 18 March 2016 confirms that the EU would mobilise additional funding for the Facility by end-2018, bringing the total budget for the Facility to EUR 6 billion.

The present amending budget proposes to add EUR 500 million in commitment appropriations as the EU contribution to the second tranche to the EU budget in 2018, in addition to the EUR 50 million financed from the existing Humanitarian Aid budgetary envelope in 2018.

As the unallocated margin available under heading 4 Global Europe is not sufficient to cover this reinforcement (EUR 256,2 million), it is proposed to use the Global Margin for Commitments in accordance with Article 14 of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) regulation, for financing the balance (EUR 243,8 million).

The remaining EU budget contribution to the Facility will be proposed under the 2019 draft budget.

  
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Draft Amending Budget No 4 

Draft Amending Budget No 4 of the European Union for the financial year 2018

(DAB 4/2018) COM(2018) 361 of 31 May 2018:

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(EUSF) COM(2018) 360 of 31 May 2018

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Annex:

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Draft Amending Budget (DAB) No 4 for the year 2018 accompanies the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) for an amount of EUR 33 992 206 to provide assistance to Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania and Poland following natural disasters that took place in these Member States in the course of 2017:

  • Bulgaria: flooding caused by unusual intense rainfall and violent storms in the south-eastern part of the country (25 and 26 October 2017);
  • Greece: earthquake with a magnitude of 6,6 on the Richter scale affecting the South Aegean region between Bodrum (Turkey) and the island of Kos (Greece) followed by a multitude of aftershocks (20 July 2017);
  • Lithuania: flooding caused by continuous rainfall during the summer and autumn 2017;
  • Poland: exceptionally violent storms and heavy rainfall (between 9 and 12 August 2017).

DAB No 4/2018 proposes to enter the necessary appropriations in the general budget 2018, both in commitments and payments.

  
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Draft Amending Budget No 5 

Draft Amending Budget No 5 of the European Union for the financial year 2018

(DAB 5/2018) COM(2018) 537 of 10 July 2018:

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The purpose of Draft Amending Budget (DAB) No 5 for the year 2018 is the following:

  • To cancel, both in commitment and payment appropriations, the reserve related to the support to Turkey from the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA II) as the condition set by the European Parliament and the Council for its lifting has not been met.
  • To reinforce, in commitment appropriations, the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) to fund additional actions linked to the Central Mediterranean migratory route and to fulfil part of the pledge made at the 24-25 April 2018 Brussels II conference "Supporting the future of Syria and the region".
  • To reinforce, in payment appropriations, the Humanitarian Aid to cover the needs in pre-financing payments as a result of the reinforcements in commitment appropriations, decided at the end of 2017, from the Emergency Aid Reserve and as part of the Year-end transfer.
  • To modify the establishment plan of the Innovation & Networks Executive Agency (INEA) in the context of the WiFi4EU initiative.

Overall this amending budget is neutral.

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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