What are they for?
Every month the Commission publishes a report online, informing the Parliament and the Council (the budget authority) on revenue received and expenditure incurred, so they can see how the annual budget is being implemented.
This information must be available 10 working days before the end of each month.
What is in them?
The report contains information on:
- revenue received, broken down by type. The figures for 'total revenue' represent actual amounts received by the Commission from the beginning of the financial year to the end of the month in question.
- expenditure and budget implementation comparing projected and actual expenditure. The data is presented in 4 tables, showing commitments and payments by financial framework heading and by policy area.