First published on
02 July 2021 (last update on: 16 December 2021)
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Commission's proposal: Draft Amending Budget 4/2021, COM(2021) 444 – 2 July 2021
Council's position: 21 September 2021
Parliament's position: 19 October 2021

The purpose of Amending Budget (AB) No 4 for the year 2021 is to update the revenue side of the budget to take account of the latest developments:

  • the entry into force on 1 June 2021 of Council Decision (EU, Euratom) 2020/2053 of 14 December 2020 on the system of own resources of the European Union (hereafter, ORD 2020), applicable from 1 January 2021;
  • the updated own resources forecasts for the 2021 budget agreed by the Advisory Committee on Own Resources (ACOR) on 26 May 2021. This update is typically presented shortly after the ACOR forecast meeting, in line with the Member States’ expectations that the ACOR updates are budgeted as soon as possible;
  • to update other revenues such as the United Kingdom contribution, fines and other.

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