Annual EU Budget 2022

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Information Guide bringing together relevant documents and reports concerning the 2022 EU annual budget. This budget is influenced by the overall Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 and the NextGenerationEU instrument.

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The European Commission adopted the documents concerning its proposal for the 2022 annual budget on 8 June 2021, comprising a total of €167.8 billion to be complemented by an estimated €143.5 billion in grants under NextGenerationEU. The main aims of the proposed budget are to boost the recovery from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, to put the European Union (EU) on the path towards a sustainable future, to protect and create jobs.

The draft was submitted to the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament for a joint decision. The draft general budget was tabled by the European Commission on 9 July 2021. Member State representatives adopted a negotiating position on behalf of the Council of the European Union on 14 July, followed by the plenary of the Parliament on 20 October. The co-legislators reached an informal political agreement on the proposed annual budget on 15 November. The agreement was for commitments of €169.5 billion, and payments of €170.6 billion.

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Commentary and Analysis
EPRS: At a Glance, October 2021: Parliament's reading of the 2022 EU budget
EPRS: At a Glance, November 2021: Adoption of the European Union's 2022 Budget

N1 Info, 16/11/2021: Agreement reached on EU’s €170bn budget for 2022
Open Access Government, 17/11/2021: EU Annual Budget 2022: Provisional deal pledges €170.6 billion investment

European Commission: Annual EU budget 2022
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for Proposal on 2022 draft general budget: all sections (2021/0227(BUD))
European Commission: Press Release, 08/06/2021: EU budget 2022: Speeding up Europe's recovery and progressing towards a green, digital and resilient future
European Commission: Questions and answers: Draft annual budget 2022 (8 June 2021)
European Commission: Press remarks by Commissioner Hahn on the draft annual EU budget for 2022 and on EU budget performance reporting (8 June 2021)
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 14/07/2021: 2022 EU budget: Council agrees its position
S&D Group: 20/10/2021: S&Ds want more money in the EU budget 2022 for social recovery from the pandemic
European Parliament: Press Release, 21/10/2021: EU budget for 2022: MEPs want focus on COVID-19 crisis recovery
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 16/11/2021: Agreement reached on 2022 EU budget
European Parliament: Press Release, 16/11/2021: EU Budget 2022 deal: investing more for a strong recovery
European Commission: News, 17/11/2021: Commission welcomes agreement on EU Annual Budget 2022
European Parliament: Press Release, 24/11/2021: EU Budget 2022 approved: investing more for a strong recovery
EUR-LEX: Official Journal: OJ L 45, 24/02/2022: Definitive adoption (EU, Euratom) 2022/182 of the European Union’s general budget for the financial year 2022

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