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Document 52021DC0030

DRAFT AMENDING BUDGET No 1 TO THE GENERAL BUDGET 2021 Brexit Adjustment Reserve

COM/2021/30 final

Brussels, 22.1.2021

COM(2021) 30 final

2020/371(BUD)

DRAFT AMENDING BUDGET No 1
TO THE GENERAL BUDGET 2021

Brexit Adjustment Reserve


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) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union (…) 1 , and in particular Article 44 thereof,

the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2021, as adopted on 18 December 2020 2 ,

The European Commission hereby presents to the European Parliament and to the Council Draft Amending Budget No 1 to the 2021 budget.

CHANGES TO THE STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE BY SECTION

The changes to the general statement of revenue and to the individual section III are available on EUR-Lex ( https://eur-lex.europa.eu/budget/www/index-en.htm ).

Table of Contents

1.    Introduction    

2.    Establishment of the Brexit Adjustment Reserve    

3.    Financing    

4.    Summary table by MFF heading    

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

1.    Introduction

The adoption of the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Brexit Adjustment Reserve (the Reserve) on 25 December 2020 3 provides for the establishment of a Reserve within the thematic special instruments outside of the EU budget ceilings of the multiannual financial framework ‘to counter unforeseen and adverse consequences in Member States and sectors that are worst affected’ by the adverse consequences of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the Union, mitigating thus its impact on the economic, social and territorial cohesion.

The purpose of Draft Amending Budget (DAB) No 1 for the year 2021 is to enter in the Union annual budget 2021 EUR 4 244 832 000 in current prices (EUR 4 000 000 000 in 2018 prices), both in commitment and in payment appropriations, to meet the pre-financing needs resulting from the implementation of the Brexit Adjustment Reserve in 2021. The maximum resources for the implementation of the Reserve amount to EUR 5 000 000 000 in 2018 prices (EUR 5 370 994 000 in current prices)

2.    Establishment of the Brexit Adjustment Reserve 

Following the conclusions of the European Council of 21 July 2020 4 , the adoption of the Multiannual Financial Framework on 17 December 2020 5 and the adoption of the EU 2021 budget on 18 December 2020, the European Parliament and the Council invited the Commission to submit a proposal for the relevant instrument necessary to operationalise the Brexit Adjustment Reserve 6 , in view of ensuring that a sufficient amount of appropriations can be made available for mobilisation in the financial year 2021 without delay. Following the adoption of the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Brexit Adjustment Reserve on 25 December 2020, this DAB proposes to enter in the EU 2021 budget the budgetary impact of the Reserve for the year 2021.

Upon adoption of the Regulation, the support will be disbursed in two allocation rounds. The first round – covered by this DAB – will be paid in 2021 in the form of pre-financing within the meaning of Article 115(2), point (b)(i), of the Financial Regulation, whereby an amount per Member State has been set based on an allocation key taking into account the relative degree of economic integration with the UK, including trade in goods and services, and the negative implications on the EU fisheries sector.The allocation criteria for pre-financing to be paid by the Commission to Member States are set out in Annex I of the proposal for the Reserve. The second round will be activated in 2024 following the clearance of the pre-financing and calculation of the additional amounts due to Member States from the Reserve, where eligible. The corresponding appropriations will be thus added to the Reserve in the context of the 2024 draft budget.

The proposal for a Regulation foresees that it is necessary to grant Member States flexibility and in particular to allow the Commission to adopt the financing decision providing the pre-financing without the obligation pursuant to Article 110(2) of the Financial Regulation to provide a description of the concrete actions to be financed.

In line with recital 11 and Article 4(3) of the proposal for a Regulation, the Commission requests to make available EUR 4 244 832 000 in both commitment and payment appropriations to cover the Reserve’s pre-financing needs. This amount will be entered as a provision pending the final adoption of the Regulation.

EUR

Budget line

Name

Commitment appropriations

Payment appropriations

Section III – Commission

30 04 03

Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR)

4 244 832 000

4 244 832 000

Total    

4 244 832 000

4 244 832 000

Once the BAR Regulation is definitively adopted, the appropriations will be transferred without delay from the reserve article ’30 04 03’ to the budget article ‘16 02 03’. The financial contribution from the Reserve to a Member State will then be implemented within the framework of shared management in accordance with Article 63 of the Financial Regulation.

3.    Financing

The Brexit Adjustment Reserve is one of the thematic special instrument within the MFF Regulation 2021-2027 7 . The related appropriations are therefore entered into the budget over and above the expenditure ceilings of the MFF 2021-2027.

4.    Summary table by MFF heading

In EUR

 

Budget 2021

Draft Amending Budget 1/2021

Budget 2021 (incl. DAB 1/2021)

CA

PA

CA

PA

CA

PA

1.

Single Market, Innovation and Digital

20 816 559 767

17 191 587 232

 

 

20 816 559 767

17 191 587 232

 

Ceiling

20 919 000 000

 

 

 

20 919 000 000

 

 

Margin

102 440 233

 

 

 

102 440 233

 

2.

Cohesion and Values

52 861 898 534

66 153 765 904

 

 

52 861 898 534

66 153 765 904

 

Of which under Flexibility Instrument

76 382 534

 

 

 

76 382 534

 

 

Ceiling

52 786 000 000

 

 

 

52 786 000 000

 

 

Margin

484 000

 

 

 

484 000

 

2a.

Economic, social and territorial cohesion

48 190 516 000

61 867 897 545

 

 

48 190 516 000

61 867 897 545

 

Ceiling

48 191 000 000

 

 

 

48 191 000 000

 

 

Margin

484 000

 

 

 

484 000

 

2b.

Resilience and values

4 671 382 534

4 285 868 359

 

 

4 671 382 534

4 285 868 359

 

Of which under Flexibility Instrument

76 382 534

 

 

 

76 382 534

 

 

Ceiling

4 595 000 000

 

 

 

4 595 000 000

 

 

Margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Natural Resources and Environment

58 568 566 908

56 804 203 452

 

 

58 568 566 908

56 804 203 452

 

Ceiling

58 624 000 000

 

 

 

58 624 000 000

 

 

Margin

55 433 092

 

 

 

55 433 092

 

 

Of which: Market related expenditure and direct payments

40 367 954 000

40 353 742 883

 

 

40 367 954 000

40 353 742 883

 

EAGF sub-ceiling

40 925 000 000

 

 

 

40 925 000 000

 

 

Rounding difference excluded for calculating the sub-margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net transfers between EAGF and EAFRD

557 046 000

 

 

 

557 046 000

 

 

Net balance available for EAGF expenditure (sub-ceiling corrected by transfers between EAGF and EAFRD)

40 367 954 000

 

 

 

40 367 954 000

 

 

EAGF sub-margin

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Migration and Border Management

2 278 829 759

2 686 245 978

 

 

2 278 829 759

2 686 245 978

 

Ceiling

2 467 000 000

 

 

 

2 467 000 000

 

 

Margin

188 170 241

 

 

 

188 170 241

 

5.

Security and Defence

1 709 261 441

670 628 243

 

 

1 709 261 441

670 628 243

 

Ceiling

1 805 000 000

 

 

 

1 805 000 000

 

 

Margin

95 738 559

 

 

 

95 738 559

 

6.

Neighbourhood and the World

16 097 196 204

10 810 999 356

 

 

16 097 196 204

10 810 999 356

 

Ceiling

16 247 000 000

 

 

 

16 247 000 000

 

 

Margin

149 803 796

 

 

 

149 803 796

 

7.

European Public Administration

10 448 313 002

10 449 588 091

 

 

10 448 313 002

10 449 588 091

 

Ceiling

10 635 000 000

 

 

 

10 635 000 000

 

 

Margin

186 686 998

 

 

 

186 686 998

 

 

of which: Administrative expenditure of the institutions

8 035 824 720

8 037 099 809

 

 

8 035 824 720

8 037 099 809

 

Sub-ceiling

8 216 000 000

 

 

 

8 216 000 000

 

 

Sub-margin

180 175 280

 

 

 

180 175 280

 

Appropriations for headings

162 780 625 615

164 767 018 256

 

 

162 780 625 615

164 767 018 256

 

Ceiling

163 483 000 000

166 140 000 000

 

 

163 483 000 000

166 140 000 000

 

Of which under Flexibility Instrument

76 382 534

628 462 086

 

 

76 382 534

628 462 086

 

Margin

778 756 919

2 001 443 830

 

 

778 756 919

2 001 443 830

 

Thematic special instruments

1 470 835 000

1 293 450 000

4 244 832 000

4 244 832 000

5 715 667 000

5 538 282 000

Total appropriations

164 251 460 615

166 060 468 256

4 244 832 000

4 244 832 000

168 496 292 615

170 305 300 256

(1)      OJ L 193, 30.7.2018.
(2)      OJ L XX, xx.3.2021.
(3)      COM(2020) 854 final.
(4)      EUCO 10/20
(5)      Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2020/2093 of 17 December 2020 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027, OJ L 433I , 22.12.2020
(6)      Common understanding on the content of the budget for 2021, based on the Draft Elements of Joint Conclusions no. 4 as presented by the Commission on 4 December 2020, reached by the Conciliation Committee on 4 December 2020.
(7)      Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2020/2093 of 17 December 2020 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027, OJ L 433I, 22.12.2020
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