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Budget 2011 in figures

Financial Report 2011 (20/09/2012)

The voted budget

On 15 December 2010 the European Parliament voted the EU budget 2011 – the first EU budget under the Lisbon Treaty.

With issues such as energy, the environment, climate, trade, growth and financial stability best tackled at European than national levels, this budget is essential to start the year with the required tools. It will allow to continue to invest in the EU's future through growth and employment enhancing measures.

The budget 2011 foresees €126.5 billion in payments, which amounts to a 2.9% increase on 2010.

Evolution of budget payment appropriations by heading in 2011 (in billion EUR)

Heading Initial Final Implemented
CA PA CA PA CA PA
Total 142,0 126,5 142,3 126,7 141,3 125,2
1a. Competitiveness for growth and employment 13,5 11,6 13,5 11,6 13,1 11,3
1b. Cohesion for growth and employment 51,0 41,7 51,0 42,4 51,0 42,4
2. Preservation and management of natural resources 58,7 56,4 58,7 55,8 58,6 55,6
3a. Freedom, security and justice 1,1 0,8 1,2 0,8 1,2 0,8
3b. Citizenship 0,7 0,6 0,9 0,9 0,9 0,9
4. EU as a global player 8,8 7,2 8,8 7,0 8,6 6,9
5. Administration 8,2 8,2 8,2 8,2 7,9 7,3
  • The EU budget foresees a 14.5% increase in payment appropriations for measures aimed at boosting economic growth (€41.7 billion, heading 1b – Cohesion for growth and employment) as well as a 10.1% increase in the area of Freedom, security and justice (€813 million, heading 3a). The increase in the level of payments for Cohesion is mainly due to the fact that many projects in regions across Europe are reaching cruising speed and that the Commission will have more bills to pay since it co-finances these programmes.
  • On the other hand, other parts of the budget are reduced compared to 2010: agriculture and the environment (€56.4 billion, heading 2 – Preservation and management of natural resources) would decrease by 3%; citizenship (€646,0 million, heading 3b) would see a drop of 3.9% and EU as a global player (€7,2 billion, heading 4) would be reduced by 7.1%.
  • Heading 5 of the budget (administration) remains at less than 6% of the total budget.

The following table shows the breakdown by Member State of the financing of the budget of the European Union from own resources (in million Euros)

There are three main categories of own resources: traditional own resources (composed of sugar levies and custom duties), VAT-based resource and the GNI-based resource. These are supplemented by various correction mechanisms.

While the traditional own resources below are an estimate (Member States will transfer 75% of the actual collection), the remaining resources (described as national contributions) will be fully paid as established in the financing table.

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 Total 'national contributions'
BE 447.1 2 726.5 145.4 23.9 3 342.9
BG 50.0 262.4 14.0 2.3 328.7
CZ 198.4 1 054.3 56.2 9.3 1 318.1
DK 288.0 1 844.9 98.4 16.2 2 247.6
DE 1 617.9 19 221.1 182.2 168.7 21 189.9
EE 20.2 103.7 5.5 0.9 130.4
IE 199.4 1 002.3 53.5 8.8 1 264.0
EL 320.6 1 753.5 93.5 15.4 2 183.1
ES 1 194.1 7 938.4 423.5 69.7 9 625.7
FR 2 687.3 15 429.7 823.1 135.4 19 075.6
IT 1 865.2 11 912.3 635.5 104.6 14 517.6
CY 26.1 131.1 7.0 1.2 165.3
LV 20.3 129.0 6.9 1.1 157.2
LT 40.9 205.4 11.0 1.8 259.0
LU 43.8 220.2 11.7 1.9 277.6
HU 130.7 745.8 39.8 6.5 922.9
MT 8.7 43.5 2.3 0.4 54.9
NL 297.2 4 548.6 43.1 -625.1 4 263.7
AT 292.6 2 173.0 20.6 19.1 2 505.3
PL 552.5 2 776.5 148.1 24.4 3 501.5
PT 245.0 1 231.3 65.7 10.8 1 552.8
RO 145.3 965.1 51.5 8.5 1 170.3
SL 53.4 268.4 14.3 2.4 338.5
SK 79.8 518.7 27.7 4.6 630.7
FI 241.2 1 380.2 73.6 12.1 1 707.2
SE 153.8 2 642.6 25.0 -141.7 2 679.8
UK 2 567.4 13 313.3 -3 079.2 116.9 12 918.3
EU-27 13 786.8 94 541.9 0.0 0.0 108 328.7
Sugar levies(*) 123.4
Customs duties(*) 16 653.7
Other revenue 1 421.4
Total revenue 126 527.2
(*) Sugar levies and custom duties in detail
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