The availability of the following documents for a particular budget year depends on how far procedures have been completed. See also : the budgetary procedure
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 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 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 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 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.
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 VII presents information on buildings under Section III - Commission, pursuant to Article 203(3) of the Financial Regulation.
Working Document VIII presents information on human resources and expenditure related to the external actions of the European Union.
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 X presents the use made of financial instruments, pursuant to Article 38(5) of the Financial Regulation.
Working Document XI presents the activities supported by EU Trust Funds, their implementation and performance.
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.
This Amending Letter No 1 to the draft budget for the year 2018 (AL 1/2018) covers the following:
The Council Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020 allows for the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to allow the financing of clearly identified expenditure which could not be financed within the limits of the ceilings available for one or more headings of the multiannual financial framework. The Commission proposed amendment of Council Regulation No 1311/2013. The proposal, as amended by the Council, has received broad political agreement in the Council and the consent of the European Parliament. It is expected that the the mid-term revision package will be adopted by the Council soon after the presentation of the Draft Budget 2018. For this reason it appears appropriate proposing the Draft Budget 2018 and this mobilisation decision which is to be presented together while taking into account the expected amendments to the Council Regulation No 1311/2013. Nevertheless, should the formal adoption of the revision of the MFF Regulation be further delayed, this proposal will be amended to respect the provisions of the MFF Regulation in force at the time the adoption of the Budget for 2018.
In accordance with Article 11 of Council Regulation No 1311/2013 and point 12 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management, after having examined all possibilities for re-allocating appropriations and exhausted any unallocated margin under the expenditure heading Security and Citizenship (heading 3), the Commission proposes to mobilise the Flexibility Instrument in 2018 for an amount of EUR 817,1 million.
Draft Amending Budget (DAB) 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.
DAB 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).
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.