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Commission's new proposal for EU budget 2013

Ten days after the unsuccessful end of the conciliation period over next year's EU budget, the Commission is presenting a new Draft Budget for 2013. The new proposal takes into account elements to facilitate convergence between the European Parliament and the Council as well as the imperative need to honour past commitments.

The level of commitment appropriations is set at EUR 151 billion (as opposed to EUR 150.9 billion in the original draft budget 2013 from 25 April 2012) whereas the total payment appropriations amount to EUR 137.8 billion (EUR 137.9 billion in the original draft budget 2013).

It has to be noted that the Commission’s proposal amending budget 6 is still on the table for the Council and the European Parliament to agree on.

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