EU budget

The annual European Union budget is based on the multiannual financial framework. The framework sets the limits for each spending category in the annual budget.

The Council of the EU and the European Parliament decide on the level of expenditure of the budget in connection with the budget procedure. The Council usually decides on the EU budget’s own resources in connection with negotiations on the financial framework. The European Commission implements the budget together with the Member States. The EU budget’s expenditure to Member States is mainly channelled through on-budget funds.

The European Court of Auditors is responsible for auditing the EU. The European Parliament discharges the Commission in respect of the implementation of the budget based on a recommendation from the Council.

Contact information

Director, Head of Unit
Seija Kivinen
Tel. +358 295 530 236