The interactive chart below presents the information on spending and revenue under the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework. The data is available for download at the bottom of the page (also for previous long-term budgets). For more information on the MFF, see here.

The data displayed includes the retroactive impact of the 2014 Own Resources Decision. Click here for more information.

The amounts are for presentation purposes only. Any formal reference to budgetary information should be to official budget documents and reports.

How to use

Click on one of the three tabs ("Overview", "Spending" and "Revenue") to switch between the visualisations. You can use the filters (e.g. year, country) to select one or multiple values to display. Your current selection is displayed in the blue bar: click on it to modify it, or on the "x" to remove it. Depending on your current selection, not all options in the filter may be available: if it is not possible to select a value, it will appear in a dark grey background.

The current selection can be downloaded by clicking on the button "Download the selected data" in the chart.

Retroactive impact of the Own Resources decision

The Own Resources Decision of 2014 (ORD 2014, Council Decision No. 2014/335/EU, Euratom of 26 May 2014) entered into force on the 1 October 2016 with retro-active effect to the 1 January 2014 following the completion of the ratification process by all EU Member States in September 2016. Due to this late adoption, the national contributions of the EU Member States and the Traditional Own Resources (TOR) for the years 2014 and 2015 were initially calculated on the basis of the Own Resources Decision 2007 (ORD 2007). Therefore, in 2016 they were converted to the rules applicable of the new Own Resources Decision 2014 (ORD 2014) as if they had been applied from 1 January 2014 in order to show a more stable development. The retroactive impact is integrated in the national contribution section and the Traditional Own Resources (TOR) section of the revenue part in the interactive chart. The Excel overview tables below present data with and without retroactive update for the years 2014 and 2015.


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Data for years prior to 2000 is available from the 2008 Financial Report

Benefits of EU membership

The EU budget is not a zero-sum game. Everybody is a winner, enjoying borderless travel, affordable phone calls from abroad and a coordinated EU response to the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences. All EU Member States benefit from being part of the single market, addressing the challenges of migration and fighting terrorism and climate change together, as well as from better roads, modernised public services and cutting-edge medical treatment.

The allocation of expenditure to Member States is by definition imperfect, as it does not reflect the advantages of participation in the single market and European added value. The accounting benefits shown above cover only a small share of the overall advantages of EU membership. Expenditure that appears to go only to a Member State, may benefit several or all of them, or address a public good. For example, the expenditure reinforcing the protection of the EU external borders in the above data appears to benefit the countries where these borders are located, but in fact it serves the interest of the Union as a whole.

See also Benefits of the EU budget