Directorate-General for Budget (BUDG)

This Directorate-General is responsible for keeping the expenses and the income of the annual budget of the EU within the prescribed limits. The DG also helps with the preparation of the annual budget of the EU.

The main tasks are:

  • proposing a budgetary regulatory framework
  • preparing the budgetary proposals and manage their follow-through up until adoption by the budgetary authority
  • managing the expenditure of the EU
  • appropriation and allocation of the budget
  • controlling and managing annual accounts
  • promoting sound financial management within Commission services


Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 2646 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
23.10.2023  Financial instruments, budgetary guarantees, financial assistance and contingent liabilities Situation at 31 December 2022.
Report com(2023)683
11.10.2023  Amending budget N° 4 to the budget 2023 Reduction in payment appropriations Other adjustments and technical updates.
Working paper com(2023)530
09.10.2023  Amending letter N° 1 to the budget 2024 Updated estimated needs for agricultural expenditure Other adjustments and technical updates.
nota van wijzigingen bij een voorontwerp van de begroting com(2023)531
28.07.2023  Half-yearly report on the implementation of borrowing, debt management and related lending operations pursuant to Article 12 of Commission Implementing Decision ...
Report com(2023)461
28.06.2023  Annual accounts of the European Commission for the financial year 2022.
Communication com(2023)393


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 234 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
23.08.2023  Mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Romania and Italy in relation to natural disasters in 2022 and to Türkiye in relation to the earthquakes ...
Decision com(2023)381
05.07.2023  DRAFT The Union's annual budget for the 2024 financial year - General Introduction - General statement of expenditure - General statement of revenue - General statement ...
Decision com(2023)300
03.07.2023  Amending budget N° 3 to the budget 2023 Update of revenue (own resources) and other technical adjustments including the set-up and financing for 2023 of the new Defence ...
Working paper com(2023)406
12.04.2023  Amending budget N° 2 to the budget 2023 entering the surplus of the financial year 2022.
Working paper com(2023)250
16.03.2023  Amending budget N° 1 to the budget 2023 Technical adjustments stemming from the political agreements reached on several legislative proposals, including with respect to ...
Working paper com(2023)150


Legislation in force

There are at least 292 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
27.07.2020  DRAFT Union's annual budget for the financial year 2021.
03.05.2018  Multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027.
Regulation com(2018)322
17.10.2016  Mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2017.
Decision com(2016)678
19.10.2015  Amending budget N° 8 to the budget 2015 own resources European data protection supervisor.
Working paper com(2015)545
14.10.2015  Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for immediate budgetary measures under the European Agenda on Migration.
Decision com(2015)514