European Union's general budget for the financial year 2015 2015-2016 Budget 2015 Closed!


The general budget of the European Union is the instrument which sets out and authorises the total amount of revenue and expenditure deemed necessary for the European Community and the European Atomic Energy Community for each year. The budget is established and implemented in compliance with the principles of unity, budgetary accuracy, annuality, equilibrium, unit of account, universality, specification, sound financial management and transparency.

The European Union deploys its own resources in order to finance the different expenses indicated in his budget. Those resources belong to the Union and it is compulsory to each Member State to transfers from their budget to the EU budget in order to develop the politics and activities established in the Treaties.


  1. Economic and financial affairs
  2. Enterprise
  3. Competition
  4. Employment and social affairs
  5. Agriculture and rural development
  6. Mobility and transport
  7. Environment and climate action
  8. Research
  9. Information society and media
  10. Direct research
  11. Maritime affairs and fisheries
  12. Internal market
  13. Regional policy
  14. Taxation and customs union
  15. Education and culture
  16. Communication
  17. Health and consumer protection
  18. Area of freedom, security and justice
  19. External relations
  20. Trade
  21. Development and relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states
  22. Enlargement
  23. Humanitarian aid
  24. Fight against fraud
  25. Commission’s policy coordination and legal advice
  26. Commission’s administration
  27. Budget
  28. Audit
  29. Statistics
  30. Pensions and related expenditure
  31. Language services
  32. Energy
  33. Reserves

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 141.214,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)