Annual EU Budget 2021

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The documents related to the adoption, implementation and accounting of the 2021 EU annual budget.

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This is the first budgetary procedure under the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027.

The Council of the European Union issued on 18 February 2020 its priorities for the European Union's annual budget for 2021. The Council considered that the next budget should ensure prudent budgeting and leave sufficient margins under the ceilings to deal with unforeseen circumstances. On 27 May, the three main EU institutions agreed on a revised calendar for 2021 budgetary procedure, in light of the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The European Parliament's relevant committee adopted a Resolution concerning this annual budget on the following day.

The European Commission adopted on 24 June its proposal for the 2021 EU annual budget amounting to €166.7 billion, to be complemented by €211 billion in grants and approximately €133 billion in loans under Next Generation EU. A preliminary position for the Council of the European Union was agreed at COREPER level on 9 September.

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European Commission: Annual EU budget 2021
Council of the European Union: Policies: EU budget for 2021
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for Proposal on Guidelines for the 2021 budget - Section III
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 18/02/2020: Council sets its priorities for the 2021 EU budget
General Secretariat of the Council: Council conclusions on the budget guidelines for 2021 (18 February 2020)
General Secretariat of the Council: Joint statement on the dates for the budgetary procedure and modalities for the functioning of the Conciliation Committee in 2020 (27 May 2020)
European Parliament: Press Release, 28/05/2020: Supporting the recovery: MEPs adopt budget priorities for 2021
European Commission: Press Release, 24/06/2020: EU budget 2021: An annual budget focused on European recovery
European Commission: Draft EU Budget 2021 – Questions and Answers (24 June 2020)
European Commission: Commissioner Hahn's opening statement in the European Parliament BUDG Committee on the Draft Budget 2021 (24 June 2020)
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 09/09/2020: EU budget for 2021: Council agrees position

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