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 2632 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
12.04.2023  Amending budget N° 2 to the budget 2023 entering the surplus of the financial year 2022.
04.04.2023  Functioning of the inspection arrangements for traditional own resources (2019-2021).
Report com(2023)180
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 ...
22.02.2023  Half-yearly report on the implementation of borrowing, debt management and related lending operations pursuant to Article 12 of EC Decision C(2022)9700 July - December ...
Report com(2023)93
30.11.2022  Remedial measures notified by Hungary under Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2020/2092 for the protection of the Union budget.
Communication com(2022)687


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 229 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
09.11.2022  Amendment of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 as regards the establishment of a diversified funding strategy as a general borrowing method.
Regulation com(2022)596
09.11.2022  Amendment of Council Regulation 2020/2093 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027.
Regulation com(2022)595
14.10.2022  Mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to seven member states in light of natural disasters that took place in these countries in the course of ...
Decision com(2022)665
18.09.2022  Measures for the protection of the Union budget against breaches of the principles of the rule of law in Hungary.
01.07.2022  Draft Union annual budget for the financial year 2023.


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