Draft 2019 annual budget

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Publication Date 2018
ISBN 978-92-79-84022-7
EC KV-AO-18-001-EN-N
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The European Commission published on 23 May 2018 its Statement of Estimates for the financial year 2019, in preparation for the draft EU annual budget. The European Parliament approved its mandate for negotiations on 5 July. A preliminary position by the Council of the European Union was agreed on 11 July.

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The proposed budget amounts to €166 billion in commitments and €149 billion in payments. It is the sixth one under the existing Multiannual Financial Framework and operates within the limitations set therein.

The proposal is based on the premise that the United Kingdom, following its withdrawal as of 30 March 2019, continues to contribute to and participate in the implementation of EU budgets until the end of 2020 as if it were a Member State.

Source Link http://ec.europa.eu/budget/library/biblio/documents/2019/SoE2019%20with%20covers.pdf
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  • http://ec.europa.eu/budget/biblio/documents/2019/2019_en.cfm
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Commentary and Analysis
EPRS: At a Glance, July 2018: 2019 draft EU budget: Mandate for trilogue http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2018)623572

EurActiv, 24.05.18: Commission proposes 3% EU budget hike for 2019 https://www.euractiv.com/section/all/news/commission-proposes-3-higher-2019-budget/

European Commission: Press Release, 23.05.18: Commission proposes a budget focused on continuity and delivery – for growth, solidarity, security http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-3870_en.htm
European Commission: Draft EU Budget 2019 [Q&A] http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-18-3883_en.htm
European Parliament: Press Release, 05.07.18: EU budget for 2019: do more for the young, SMEs and the climate, urge MEPs http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20180628IPR06825/
EP: Legislative Observatory: 2019 budget: mandate for trilogue http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil-mobile/fiche-procedure/2018/2024(BUD)
EUR-Lex: COM(2018)600: Draft General Budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=COM:2018:600:FIN
EUR-Lex: COM(2018)709: Amending letter No 1 to the Draft General Budget 2019 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=COM:2018:709:FIN
Council of the European Union: Press Release, 11.07.18: EU budget for 2019: Council agrees its position https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2018/07/11/eu-budget-for-2019-council-agrees-its-position/

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