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Document 52018DC0155

DRAFT AMENDING BUDGET No 1 TO THE GENERAL BUDGET 2018 Accompanying the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Greece, Spain, France and Portugal

COM/2018/0155 final

Brussels, 22.2.2018

COM(2018) 155 final

DRAFT AMENDING BUDGET No 1
TO THE GENERAL BUDGET 2018

Accompanying the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund
to provide assistance to Greece, Spain, France and Portugal


Having regard to:

the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 314 thereof, in conjunction with the Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community, and in particular Article 106a thereof,

Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union 1 , and in particular Article 41 thereof,

the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2018, as adopted on 30 November 2017 2 .

The European Commission hereby presents draft amending budget No 1 to the general budget 2018 to the European Parliament and to the Council.

CHANGES TO THE STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE BY SECTION

The changes to the statement of revenue and expenditure by section are available on EUR-Lex ( http://eur-lex.europa.eu/budget/www/index-en.htm ). An English version of the changes to this statement is attached for information as a budgetary annex.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.    Introduction    

2.    Financing from the EUSF allocations 2017 and 2018    

3.    Appropriations requested in the budget of 2018    

4.    Summary table by MFF heading    

1.Introduction

Draft Amending Budget (DAB) No 1 for the year 2018 accompanies the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) for an amount of EUR 104 166 951 to provide assistance to Greece for the earthquakes in Lesbos, to France for the hurricans in Saint Martin and Guadeloupe, as well as to Portugal and Spain for the forest fires that occurred in Centro and in Galicia in the course of 2017 3 .

DAB No 1/2018 proposes to enter the necessary appropriations in the general budget 2018, both in commitments and payments, after having deducted the advances already paid out to Greece, France and Portugal (EUR 6 520 846).

2.    Financing from the EUSF allocations 2017 and 2018

In accordance with Article 10(1) of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) regulation 4 (hereafter "the MFF regulation"), the total amount available for the mobilisation of the EUSF at the beginning of 2018 was EUR 421 142 057, being the sum of the remaining 2018 allocation of EUR 280 371 754 (i.e. EUR 574 342 834 minus EUR 293 971 080 already mobilised in 2017 5 ), plus the remaining 2017 allocation of EUR 140 770 303 that remained unspent and was carried over to 2018.

The amount that may be mobilised at this stage of the year 2018 is EUR 277 556 348. This corresponds to the total amount available for the mobilisation of the EUSF at the beginning of 2018 (EUR 421 142 057), minus the retained amount of EUR 143 585 709 in order to respect the obligation of keeping aside 25 % of the 2018 annual allocation until 1 October 2018 as stipulated by Article 10(1) of the MFF regulation.

3.Appropriations requested in the budget of 2018

Considering the amount of EUR 6 520 846 that was already paid for these EUSF cases as advance, the Commission proposes to amend the budget 2018 by increasing budget line 13 06 01 'Assistance to Member States in the event of a major natural disaster with serious repercussions on living conditions, the natural environment or the economy' by EUR 97 646 105 both in commitment and payment appropriations (see table below).

Amounts in EUR

Budget line

Name

Commitment appropriations

Payment appropriations

13 06 01

Assistance to Member States in the event of a major natural disaster with serious repercussions on living conditions, the natural environment or the economy

97 646 105

97 646 105

Total    

97 646 105

97 646 105

4.Summary table by MFF heading

Heading

Budget 2018

Draft Amending Budget 1/2018

Budget 2018

 

(incl. DAB 1/2018)

CA

PA

CA

PA

CA

PA

1.

Smart and inclusive growth

77 533 697 652

66 624 486 101

77 533 697 652

66 624 486 101

Of which under global margin for commitments

1 113 697 652

 

 

1 113 697 652

 

Ceiling

76 420 000 000

 

 

76 420 000 000

 

Margin

 

 

 

 

1a

Competitiveness for growth and jobs

22 001 452 724

20 097 167 844

 

 

22 001 452 724

20 097 167 844

Of which under global margin for commitments

762 452 724

 

 

 

762 452 724

 

Ceiling

21 239 000 000

 

 

 

21 239 000 000

 

Margin

 

 

 

 

1b

Economic  social and territorial cohesion

55 532 244 928

46 527 318 257

 

 

55 532 244 928

46 527 318 257

Of which under global margin for commitments

351 244 928

 

 

 

351 244 928

 

Ceiling

55 181 000 000

 

 

 

55 181 000 000

 

Margin

 

 

 

 

2.

Sustainable growth: natural resources

59 285 323 122

56 083 793 633

 

 

59 285 323 122

56 083 793 633

Ceiling

60 267 000 000

 

 

 

60 267 000 000

 

Margin

981 676 878

 

 

 

981 676 878

 

Of which: European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) — Market related expenditure and direct payments

43 234 516 899

43 188 677 466

 

 

43 234 516 899

43 188 677 466

Sub-ceiling

44 163 000 000

 

 

 

44 163 000 000

 

EAGF Margin

927 833 101

 

 

 

927 833 101

 

3.

Security and citizenship

3 493 241 199

2 980 707 175

 

 

3 493 241 199

2 980 707 175

Of which under Flexibility Instrument

837 241 199

 

 

 

837 241 199

 

Ceiling

2 656 000 000

 

 

 

2 656 000 000

 

Margin

 

 

 

 

4.

Global Europe

9 568 842 411

8 906 075 154

 

 

9 568 842 411

8 906 075 154

Ceiling

9 825 000 000

 

 

 

9 825 000 000

 

Margin

256 157 589

 

 

 

256 157 589

 

5.

Administration

9 665 513 627

9 666 318 627

 

 

9 665 513 627

9 666 318 627

Ceiling

10 346 000 000

 

 

 

10 346 000 000

 

Of which offset against Contingency margin

- 318 000 000

 

 

 

- 318 000 000

 

Margin

362 486 373

 

 

 

362 486 373

 

Of which: Administrative expenditure of the institutions

7 579 920 627

7 580 725 627

 

 

7 579 920 627

7 580 725 627

Sub-ceiling

8 360 000 000

 

 

 

8 360 000 000

 

Of which offset against Contingency margin

- 318 000 000

 

 

 

- 318 000 000

 

Margin

462 079 373

 

 

 

462 079 373

 

6.

Compensations

 

 

Ceiling

 

 

 

 

 

Margin

 

 

 

 

 

Negative reserve

 

 

Total

159 546 618 011

144 261 380 690

159 546 618 011

144 261 380 690

Of which under Flexibility Instrument

837 241 199

678 340 197

 

837 241 199

678 340 197

Of which under global margin for commitments

1 113 697 652

 

 

1 113 697 652

 

Of which under Contingency margin

 

 

 

Ceiling

159 514 000 000

154 565 000 000

 

159 514 000 000

154 565 000 000

Of which offset against Contingency margin

- 318 000 000

 

 

- 318 000 000

 

Margin

1 600 320 840

10 981 959 507

 

1 600 320 840

10 981 959 507

 

Other special Instruments

566 902 000

419 600 000

97 646 105

97 646 105

664 548 105

517 246 105

Grand Total

160 113 520 011

144 680 980 690

97 646 105

97 646 105

160 211 166 116

144 778 626 795

(1)    OJ L 298, 26.10.2012, p. 1.
(2)    OJ L XX, XX.2.2018.
(3)      COM(2018) 150, 22.2.2018.
(4)      Council Regulation (EU, Euratom No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884).
(5)

   Decision (EU) 2017/1599 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 September 2017 on the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Italy.

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