European Union's general budget 2016-2017 Budget 2016 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. Internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs
  3. Competition
  4. Employment, social affairs and inclusion
  5. Agriculture and rural development
  6. Mobility and transport
  7. Environment
  8. Research and innovation
  9. Communications networks, content and technology
  10. Direct research
  11. Maritime affairs and fisheries
  12. Financial stability, financial services and capital markets union
  13. Regional and urban policy
  14. Taxation and customs union
  15. Education and culture
  16. Communication
  17. Health and food safety
  18. Migration and home affairs
  19. Foreign policy instruments
  20. Trade
  21. International cooperation and development
  22. Neighbourhood and enlargement negotiations
  23. Humanitarian aid and civil protection
  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. Justice and consumers
  34. Climate action
  35. Reserves

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 143.885,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)