Spending categories

Information on policy areas ("headings") of the 2021-2027 EU budget, and examples of what they include.

Spending ceilings

Learn about the maximum annual amounts ("ceilings") for this long-term EU budget, both by policy area and overall.

Flexibility and special instruments

Find out how special instruments help the EU to tackle unforeseen events, and their maximum amounts.

Protecting the budget: conditionality regime

See how the protection of the EU budget is strengthened in the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework.

Budget pre-allocations

A list of the pre-allocations attributed to each Member State for specific programmes.