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EU Commission proposes 5% staff cut over 5 years in EU agencies

The Commission has adopted a communication to implement the 5% staff cut in all EU institutions by 2018 in 32 EU decentralised agencies. This is in line with the political agreement on the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

The Commission recommends making a distinction between already established agencies with no new duties, those to whom new tasks have been conferred, and newly established agencies. The latter will be allowed to increase their staffing levels. As a result of the exercise, the staffing levels in agencies will decrease from the current 6050 to 5796 over the next five years.

The total EU contribution to EU agencies will reach EUR 6.4 billion over the period 2014-20. 346 existing posts will form a redeployment pool to enable agencies to function properly in the next financial period. The Communication will be submitted to the budgetary authority (European Parliament and the Council).

For more information, please visit the Financial Programming and Budget website.