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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

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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Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council 

Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council 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

Commission's proposal: COM(2017) 271 – 30 May 2017

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The Council Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020[1] 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[2]. The proposal, as amended by the Council, has received broad political agreement in the Council and the consent of the European Parliament[3]. 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[4], 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.

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