First published on
03 June 2020 (last update on: 11 September 2020)
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Commission's proposal: Draft Amending Budget 5/2020, COM(2020) 421 – 3 June 2020
Council's position: 24 June 2020
Parliament's position: 10 July 2020

The purpose of Amending Budget (AB) No 5 for the year 2020 is to continue providing support to refugees and host communities in response to the Syria crisis. Under the MFF heading 4 Global Europe, EUR 100 million in commitment and payment appropriations will be provided as resilience support to refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon whereas EUR 485 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 68 million in payment appropriations will be provided to ensure the continuation of the urgent humanitarian support to refugees in Turkey.

All redeployment possibilities under heading 4 Global Europe have been exhausted. The unallocated margin under this heading of EUR 103,4 million allows the financing of EUR 100 million in commitment appropriations to support for resilience to host communities in Jordan and Lebanon. The remaining portion of this margin (EUR 3,4 million) is however insufficient to cover the urgent humanitarian support to refugees in Turkey. Therefore, the Commission proposes to mobilise the Contingency Margin, the last resort special instrument, for the balance (EUR 481,6 million), with a corresponding offset against the margins available in 2020 under heading 5 Administration (EUR 16,2 million) and heading 2 Sustainable growth: natural resources (EUR 465,3 million).

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