First published on
28 August 2020

Commission's proposal: Draft Amending Budget 8/2020, COM(2020) 900 – 28 August 2020
Council's position: 11 September 2020
Parliament's position: 17 September 2020

The purpose of Amending Budget (AB) No 6 for the year 2020 is to provide EUR 6,2 billion in payment appropriations to incorporate (i) additional needs for payments appropriations for the Emergency Support Instrument (ESI) to finance the COVID-19 vaccines strategy and (ii) the additional payment needs for cohesion following the adoption of the Corona Response Investment Initiative Plus (CRII+)[1].

[1] Regulation (EU) 2020/558 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2020 amending Regulations (EU) No 1301/2013 and (EU) No 1303/2013 as regards specific measures to provide exceptional flexibility for the use of the European Structural and Investments Funds in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, OJ L 130, 24.4.2020, p. 1.


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