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Budget 2009 in figures

Evolution of budget payment appropriations by heading in 2009 (in million EUR)

Heading Initial voted budget Last voted budget Final executed budget
1a. Competitiveness

11 024

10 318

9 943

1b.Cohesion

34 975

34 887

33 923

2.Preservation and Management of Natural Resources

52 566

50 276

50 026

3a.Freedom, security, justice

617

728

664

3b.Citizenship

679

1 293

1 251

4.The EU as a global player

8 324

8 100

7 564

5.Administration

7 701

7 600

6 745

6.Compensation

209

209

209

Total

116 096

113 410

110 325

Note: initial voted budget = with reserve; Last voted budget = including amending budgets

The most important events that prompted amending budgets in 2009 are described below.

  • Floods affecting Romania led to funding from the EU Solidarity Fund for an amount of EUR 11.8 million in payment appropriations (17 April 2009).
  • The financial and economic crisis brought the European Commission to launch the European economic recovery plan (EERP) — approved and fine-tuned during the spring EU summit in March 2009 — which was translated into the EU budget in the form of financing for the following initiatives (3 July 2009):
    • energy projects to aid economic recovery, commitment appropriations of EUR 2 000 million and payment appropriations of EUR 76.2 million;
    • broadband Internet infrastructure in rural areas and CAP health check ‘new challenges’, commitment appropriations of 600 million.
  • Storms affecting France led to funding from the EU Solidarity Fund for an amount of EUR 109.4 million in commitment and payment appropriations (10/11/2009)
  • The long-term objective of the European Commission concerning the Eradication of bluetongue disease led to an increase in the EU budget of EUR 49.3 million in commitment appropriations for budget item ‘Animal disease eradication and monitoring programmes and monitoring of the physical conditions of animals that could pose a public health risk linked to an external factor — New measures’. (10/11/2009)
  • The earthquake in and around L’Aquila in April 2009 initiated the mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund for an amount of EUR 493.7 million in commitment and payment appropriations (11/12/2009)
  • The financial and economic crisis — to which the European Commission reacted by launching European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP) — led to a decrease in commitment appropriations under headings 2 and 5 (by EUR 359 million), leading to a corresponding increase in the respective margin, which will then be available for the financing of the second part of the EERP (27/10/2009)

Summary of financing of the general budget by class of own resource and by Member State, in million EUR.

VAT own resource GNI own resource UK correction Reduction in GNI for NL and SE Adjustment reimplementation of ORD 2007 Total 'national contributions'
BE 349.4 2 409.2 251.1 24.1 204.6 3238.5
BG 51.0 240.9 25.1 2.4 17.4 336.7
CZ 170.0 860.8 95.4 9.2 71.9 1 207.3
DK 274.9 1599.7 172.8 16.9 143.8 2 208.1
DE 1 705.0 17 112.6 311.7 171.1 -1 736.4 17 564.0
EE 19.9 94.0 10.9 1.0 8.7 134.5
IE 201.4 947.4 106.6 10.0 91.6 1 357.0
EL 328.3 1 578.5 184.1 16.9 126.2 2 234.0
ES 1 527.9 7 211.7 762.2 73.7 592.5 10 168.1
FR 2 545.6 13 629.3 1 421.2 137.7 1 096.2 18 830.0
IT 1 378.6 10 395.4 1 082.8 106.5 949.4 13 912.7
CY 24.8 117.6 12.5 1.2 8.8 165.0
LV 22.5 147.5 14.0 1.4 11.7 197.2
LT 41.8 202.6 18.8 2.0 16.7 282.0
LU 41.1 194.5 21.5 2.0 16.9 276.0
HU 113.2 589.1 56.5 6.1 51.1 816.0
MT 8.2 38.8 4.2 0.4 3.0 54.6
NL 264.2 3 992.0 92.9 -624.4 -2 108.7 1 615.9
AT 270.7 1 872.2 27.7 19.4 -31.0 2 159.0
PL 427.6 2 031.9 208.7 20.1 146.1 2 834.5
PT 227.7 1 078.0 113.1 11.1 89.1 1 519.1
RO 156.6 902.1 89.7 8.7 61.0 1 218.0
SI 53.9 256.1 27.2 2.5 19.0 358.8
SK 77.0 463.1 46.3 4.7 36.9 628.0
FI 237.2 1 204.1 134.6 12.8 110.4 1 699.0
SE 152.9 2 045.4 45.1 -148.7 -609.4 1 485.3
UK 2 124.7 10 773.5 -5 657.7 115.3 523.7 7 879.6
EU-27 12 796.2 81 988.2 -321.1 4.1 -88.7 94 378.7
Sugar levies 131.6
Customs duties 14 396.6
Surplus from previous year 1 796.2
Surplus aid guarantee fund 0.0
Other revenue 6 922.5
Total revenue 117 625.6

Note 1: For simplicity of the presentation, the GNI-based own resource includes the JHA adjustment
Note 2: Up-to-date data based on amending budgets 2009

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