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Financial framework 2007 - 2013

Financial framework 2007 - 2013

PROPOSAL - Adjusted for enlargement (EU-28) - current prices

Commitment appropriations 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total 2007- 2013
Total commitment appropriations 124,457 132,797 134,722 140,978 142,272 148,049 153,168 976,443
as a percentage of GNI 1,02 % 1,08 % 1,16 % 1,18 % 1,15 % 1,13 % 1,15 % 1,12 %
1. Sustainable Growth 53,979 57,653 61,696 63,555 63,974 67,614 70,644 439,115
1a. Competitiveness for Growth and Employment 8,918 10,386 13,269 14,167 12,987 14,853 15,67 90,250
1b. Cohesion for Growth and Employment 45,061 47,267 48,427 49,388 50,987 52,761 54,974 348,865
2. Preservation and Management of Natural Resources 55,143 59,193 56,333 59,955 59,888 60,810 61,310 412,632
of which: market related expenditure and direct payments 45,759 46,217 46,679 47,146 47,617 48,093 48,583 330,094
3. Citizenship, freedom, security and justice 1,273 1,362 1,518 1,693 1,889 2,105 2,449 12,289
3a. Freedom, Security and Justice 637 747 867 1,025 1,206 1,406 1,703 7,591
3b. Citizenship 636 615 651 668 683 699 746 4,698
4. EU as a global player 6,578 7,002 7,44 7,893 8,43 8,997 9,595 55,935
5. Administration 1 7,039 7,38 7,525 7,882 8,091 8,523 9,095 55,535
6. Compensations 445 207 210 0 0 0 75 937

Payment appropriations 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total 2007- 2013
Total payment appropriations 122,19 129,681 120,445 134,289 133,7 141,36 144,285 925,95
as a percentage of GNI 1,00 % 1,05 % 1,04 % 1,12 % 1,08 % 1,08 % 1,08 % 1,06 %
Margin available 0,24 % 0,19 % 0,20 % 0,11 % 0,15 % 0,15 % 0,15 % 0,17 %
Own Resources Ceiling as a percentage of GNI 1,24 % 1,24 % 1,24 % 1,23 % 1,23 % 1,23 % 1,23 % 1,23 %

Adjusted according to the different revisions - current prices

Commitment appropriations 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total 2007- 2013
1. Sustainable Growth 53.979 57.653 61.696 63.555 63.974 67.614 70.147 438.618
1a. Competitiveness for Growth and Employment 8.918 10.386 13.269 14.167 12.987 14.853 15.623 90.203
1b. Cohesion for Growth and Employment 45.061 47.267 48.427 49.388 50.987 52.761 54.524 348.415
2. Preservation and Management of Natural Resources 55.143 59.193 56.333 59.955 59.888 60.810 61.289 412.611
of which: market related expenditure and direct payments 45.759 46.217 46.679 47.146 47.617 48.093 48.574 330.085
3. Citizenship, freedom, security and justice 1.273 1.362 1.518 1.693 1.889 2.105 2.376 12.216
3a. Freedom, Security and Justice 637 747 867 1.025 1.206 1.406 1.661 7.549
3b. Citizenship 636 615 651 668 683 699 715 4.667
4. EU as a global player 6.578 7.002 7.440 7.893 8.430 8.997 9.595 55.935
5. Administration 1 7.039 7.380 7.525 7.882 8.091 8.523 9.095 55.535
6. Compensations 445 207 210 862
Total commitment appropriations 124.457 132.797 134.722 140.978 142.272 148.049 152.502 975.777
as a percentage of GNI 1,02% 1,08% 1,16% 1,18% 1,15% 1,13% 1,15% 1,12%

1The expenditure on pensions included under the ceiling for this heading is calculated net of the staff contributions to the relevant scheme, within the limit of € 500 million at 2004 prices for the period 2007-2013.

Payment appropriations 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total 2007- 2013
Total payment appropriations 122.190 129.681 120.445 134.289 133.700 141.360 143.911 925.576
as a percentage of GNI 1,00% 1,05% 1,04% 1,12% 1,08% 1,08% 1,08% 1,06%
Margin available 0,24% 0,19% 0,20% 0,11% 0,15% 0,15% 0,15% 0,17%
Own Resources Ceiling as a percentage of GNI 1,24% 1,24% 1,24% 1,23% 1,23% 1,23% 1,23% 1,23%

This table includes the 2011 adjustments for national GDP movements. If a country's GDP is significantly above or below the estimate, the amount allocated for cohesion policies (to increase economic convergence between EU members) is adjusted accordingly (point 17 of the interinstitutional agreement).

Note – due to a change in the way GNI is calculated, the limit for own resources revenue went from 1.24% to 1.23% of the EU's GNI (see Council decision 2010/196 and the communication on the adaptation of the ceilings (COM(2010) 162 final)).

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Adjustments to the financial framework

The procedures for applying the 2007-13 financial framework are set out in the 2006 interinstitutional agreementbetween the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. This agreement includes rules on adjustments (annual or otherwise) to and revision of the financial framework.

At the beginning of every financial year, the Commission makes a technical adjustment to the financial framework for the following year. This is done for 2 reasons:

  • As the financial framework is expressed in constant prices, it must be adjusted each year to take account of inflation, so each expenditure heading retains its initial purchasing power.
  • The ceiling of payment appropriations is expressed as a percentage of GNI and so must be updated to take account of actual economic activity, since this must always be below the own resources ceiling. Margin between the ceiling for payment appropriations and own resources ceiling is also expressed in % of GNI and is updated during the technical adjustment exercise.

By adjusting, the Commission can check whether the amount of own resources available is enough to cover total payment appropriations. The technical adjustment is based on the most recent data and economic forecasts available and is always presented in Spring before the draft budget for the following year is adopted by the Commission.

Technical adjustments - Documents

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Review of the financial framework and the interinstitutional agreement

The financial framework and the interinstitutional agreement have been amended several times since they came into force. Each amendment was made to find financial resources to face unforeseen challenges.

Amendment to the interinstitutional agreement

adoption 18 December 2009 Additional payment of almost €480m to the 'food facility' to help developing countries deal with increased food prices.
This change did not lead to a change of the financial framework itself.

Amendments to the financial framework

adoption 18 December 2007

Additional €1.6bn paid out for:

  • creation of European Institute of Innovation and Technology;
  • Galileo satellite navigation programme (after talks with a private consortium failed in early 2007).
adoption 29 April 2008

Transfer of €2.034bn not committed in the 2007-08 budget to subsequent budgets for the Structural Fund, Cohesion Fund, rural development and the European Fisheries Fund.

adoption 6 May 2009

€2bn added to the budget to fund projects in 2 areas:

  • energy and broadband infrastructure (European economic recovery plan);
  • common agricultural policy (to deal with issues raised by its 'health check').
adoption 17 December 2009

€1.78bn added to the budget to fund projects in:

  • energy and broadband infrastructure (European economic recovery plan);
  • common agricultural policy (to deal with issues raised by its 'health check').
adoption 16 April 2010

Automatic adjustment to the amounts paid to countries whose GDP varied by more than 5% from the 2005 forecasts (for the 2007-09 financial framework).

Proposal for a Decision of 20 July 2010

Additional €1.4bn for the ITER project

Original agreement, adjustments, changes & reports: documents

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