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Budget 2012 in figures

The voted EU 2012 budget

On 1 December the European Parliament endorsed the final size and priority spending areas of the 2012 EU budget, following the agreements reached by its negotiating team and the EU Member States.

The increase in payment appropriations will be limited (1.86%) as requested by the Member States. The Commission, Council and Parliament agreed to take stock in the course of next year to see if the budget is realistic or if amendments are needed.

The overall budget for next year will amount to EUR 129.1 billion (1.86 % increase) in payments and EUR 147.2 billion (+3.8 %) in commitments.

The EU budget 2012 - The figures (CA: commitment appropriations - PA: payments appropriations):

Heading Billion € % of total budget % change from 2011
CA PA CA PA
1. Sustainable Growth 67.5 55.3 45.9 +4.7 +3.2
1a. Competitiveness for growth and employment 14.7 11.5 10.0 +9.1 -0.2
1b. Cohesion for growth and employment 52.7 43.8 35.8 +3.5 +4.1
2. Preservation and management of natural resources 60.0 57.0 40.8 +2.2 +1.9
of which Direct aids & market related expenditure 44.0 43.9 29.9 +2.6 +2.5
of which Rural development, environment & fisheries 15.9 13.1 10.8 -1.3 -0.1
3. Citizenship, freedom, security and justice 2.1 1.5 1.4 (*) +10.9 (*) -1.3
3a. Freedom, security and justice 1.4 0.8 0.9 +15.9 -2.5
3b. Citizenship 0.7 0.6 0.5 (*) +2.1 (*) 0.4
4. EU as a global player 9.4 6.9 6.4 +7.4 -4.0
5. Administration 8.3 8.3 5.6 +1.3 +1.3
of which for the Commission 3.3 3.3 2.3 +0.2 +0.2
Total 147.2 129.1 100
In % of EU-27 GNI 1.12 0.98
(*) excluding European Union Solidarity Fund
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