Budget 2011 adopted
Today, the European Parliament voted the EU budget 2011 – the first EU budget under the Lisbon Treaty.
EUR 126.5 billion in payments have been adopted – an increase by 2.91% in comparison to the 2010 EU budget.
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.