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Financial Framework 2014 - 2020

Annual EU budgets shall comply with the multiannual financial framework laid down in a unanimously adopted Council Regulation with a consent of the European Parliament. The financial framework sets the maximum amount of commitment appropriations in the EU budget each year for broad policy areas ("headings") and fixes an overall annual ceiling on payment and commitment appropriations.

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This section contains documents on the financial framework for 2014-2020

MFF related documents

Commission approves set of documents related to the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020
  • Draft Interinstitutional Agreement between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management de en fr
  • Draft Declarations de en fr
  • Draft Declarations Addendum de en fr
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On 27 June 2013, negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 were successfully concluded at the highest political level between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission.

This included agreement on:

  • a draft MFF Council Regulation, which has meanwhile been sent by the Council to the Parliament with the request for its consent;
  • a draft Interinstitutional Agreement between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, cooperation in budgetary matters and sound financial management;
  • four joint declarations by the three institutions;
  • two unilateral declarations by the Commission.

On 22 July 2013 the Secretary-General of the Council addressed a letter to the President of the Commission requesting the Commission to give its approval to the draft Interinstitutional Agreement, the joint declarations as well as the declarations by the Commission.

On this basis, the Commission today endorsed:

  • the draft Interinstitutional Agreement, subject to legal/linguistic finalisation, with a view to allowing the conclusion of the Interinstitutional Agreement;
  • the draft Joint Declaration on Own Resources, the draft Joint declaration on improving effectiveness of public spending in matters subject to EU’s action, the draft Joint Declaration (related to the integration of gender-responsive elements in the annual budgetary procedures) and the draft Joint Declaration on Article 15 of the Council Regulation laying down the MFF for the years 2014-2020;
  • the draft Declaration by the European Commission on national management declarations and the draft Declaration by the European Commission on the review/revision.

The full document package is now subject to approval by the European Parliament, following which the Council will adopt the MFF Regulation and the three institutions sign the Interinstitutional Agreement.

Decentralised Agencies

Commission communication Programming of human and financial resources for decentralised agencies 2014-2020
COM(2013) 519 final en
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Scoreboard

Scoreboard No. 1 First simplification scoreboard for the MFF 2014-2020
COM (2012) 531 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS

Scoreboard No. 2 Second simplification scoreboard for the MFF 2014-202
COM (2013) 98 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS

Amended proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION

Amended proposal Amended proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020
COM(2012) 388 final bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
Annex - Press release en
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Following the adoption of its proposal for a Council Regulation laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-20201 ("MFF Regulation"), the Commission submitted proposals for all the legislative acts concerning the multiannual programmes for that period. As detailed under point 2 below, two of these proposals imply amendments to the proposal for a MFF Regulation.

It is also necessary to update the multiannual financial framework table included in the annex to the MFF Regulation to take into account the following elements:

  • Allocations for the Republic of Croatia are to be added to the Commission's proposal for EU-27 based on the Act of Accession signed on 9 December 20112.
  • The availability of new data for regional GDP and national GNI results in changes to the regional and national eligibility under the Union's cohesion policy and therefore in a recalculation of the regional and national allocations.
  • The most recent macro-economic forecasts and projections should be taken into account to calculate the maximum national allocations for Member States subject to capped cohesion envelopes as well as to express the ceilings

Commission proposal on simplification

Communication Commission communication on simplification
COM (2012) 42/5 de en fr
Annex 1: en   2: en   3: en Press release de en fr pl
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Financial framework proposed by the Commission

Communication A Budget For Europe 2020 - Part I - Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions
COM(2011) 500/I final de en fr
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Communication A Budget For Europe 2020 - Part II - Policy Fiches - Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions
COM(2011) 500/II final de en fr
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Description The Communication contains a series of "policy fiches" explaining the objectives of the EU in this policy area, the instruments to be used, the delivery mode and the amounts proposed.
Staff Working Paper A Budget for Europe 2020: the current system of funding, the challenges ahead, the results of stakeholders consultation and different options on the main horizontal and sectoral issues
SEC(2011) 868 final en
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Staff Working Paper The added value of the EU budget
SEC(2011) 867 final (29.6.2011) en
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Proposal Proposal for an Interinstitutional Agreement between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management
COM(2011)403 FINAL de en fr
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Proposal Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020
COM(2011)398 FINAL de en fr
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Proposal Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the system of own resources of the European Union
COM(2011) 510 FINAL de en fr
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Amended proposal Amended proposal for a Council Decision on the system of own resources of the European Union
COM(2011)739 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Proposal Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION laying down implementing measures for the system of own resources of the European Union
COM(2011) 511 FINAL de en fr
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Amended proposal Amended proposal for a Council Regulation laying down implementing measures for the system of own resources of the European Union
COM(2011)740 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Proposal Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION on the methods and procedure for making available the traditional and GNI-based own resources and on the measures to meet cash requirements
COM(2011) 512 FINAL de en fr
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Amended proposal Amended proposal for a Council Regulation on the methods and procedure for making available the traditional and GNI-based own resources and on the measures to meet cash requirements (recast)
COM(2011)742 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Amended proposal Proposal for a Council Regulation on the methods and procedure for making available the own resource based on the value added tax
COM(2011)737 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Amended proposal Proposal for a Council Regulation on the methods and procedure for making available the own resource based on the financial transaction tax
COM(2011)738 bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv
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Staff Working Paper Staff Working Paper Commission report on the operation of the own resources system
SEC(2011)876 FINAL de en fr
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