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MFF © European Commission 1
MFF © European Commission 22 The Multiannual Financial Framework A budget for Europe 2020 Janusz Lewandowski Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget European Commission, 29 June 2011
MFF © European Commission 3 Challenges Lisbon Treaty : more responsibilities Connect Europe better Social, economic disparities Unstable neighborhood Austerity climate Financial crisis interventions Response to natural disasters Ensure synergies to prove EU Value- added MORE EUROPE FOR THE SAME MONEY! Responses European logic fully geared to Europe 2020 strategy Modernised budget - output oriented, simplification, conditionality, leveraging investment Limited in size, but redesigned - savings in some areas - more to areas that matter - multi-purpose expenditure Budgetary rigour, administrative limits New legitimacy of traditional policies EU Budget = policy in numbers
MFF © European Commission 4 Connecting Europe Facility Innovative financial instruments Key changes in research, cohesion, agriculture and external action Administrative rigour Simplification New Own resources Simplified system of corrections Modernised budget
MFF © European Commission 5 What does constant in real terms mean? Multiannual Financial Framework Commitments: Level of 2013 x 7 years = 1025 Billion in 2011 prices = 1.05 % of GNI Payments: 972 Billion = 1.00 % of GNI
MFF © European Commission 6 Contained payment profile
MFF © European Commission 7 Ambitious, but realistic… COMPARISON MFF / Billion -Post 2013 in 2011 pricesDifference in % Smart and Inclusive Growth 443,1490,911% Of which Competitiveness 75,4114,952% Of which Economic, social and territorial cohesion 367,73762% 2. Sustainable Growth: natural resources 432,2382,9-11% Of which Market related expenditure and direct payments ,8-12% 3. Security and Citizenship 11,518,561% of which Freedom, Security and Justice 7,611,653% of Citizenship 3,86,980% 4. Global Europe 58,970,019% 5. Administration (including pensions and European schools) 56,962,610% Of which administrative expenditure of EU institutions 48,450,54% Total appropriations 1002,51025,0 In % of EU-27 GNI
MFF © European Commission 8 Figures Outside the Multi-Annual Financial Framework
MFF © European Commission 9 Despite restraint - significant re- distribution in key policy areas
MFF © European Commission 10 Interconnecting Europe through energy, transport and digital networks Cross-border multi-country investments to the benefit of internal market Strong co-ordination with cohesion policy Proposed use of EU project bonds Connecting Europe Facility
MFF © European Commission 11 Connecting Europe
MFF © European Commission 12 Development of CAP and cohesion share in the budget between 2013 and 2020
MFF © European Commission 13 Common strategic framework for all structural funds Investment partnership contracts with Member States Stronger conditionality The biggest spending area by 2020 Concentration on poorer and weakest regions Thematic concentration Transition regions Cohesion policy
MFF © European Commission 14 Declining share in the EU budget until 2020 Greening of CAP - direct aid 30 % linked to environment measures Progressive convergence towards EU average: – Close 33% of the gap with 90% of EU average – Financed by all Member States above the average Market measures: Emergency Mechanism European Globalisation Fund to help farmers adapt to globalisation Agriculture
MFF © European Commission 15 Change of Direct Payments between 2013 and 2020 /ha 2013 /ha 2020 Change Highest increase of all Member States % Highest reduction of all Member States %
MFF © European Commission 16 Budget under restraint – Staff reduction up to 5% – Efficiency gains (increase working hours to 40 a week) – Reviewing certain benefits in line with similar trends in Member States Administrative expenditure discipline for all EU institutions Administrative expenditure
MFF © European Commission 17 Commission proposal : – End statistical VAT own resource as of 2014 – Introduce 2 new own resources Financial Transaction Tax EU VAT – Radically simplify the system of corrections In comparison with current system: – Simpler – Fairer – More transparent A new own resources system
MFF © European Commission 18 Commission proposal – Introduce Financial transaction tax from 1/1/2018 at the lastest. – Maximum tax rate to be set at the moment of legislative proposal (Autumn 2011) Advantages – Contributes to budgetary consolidation of Member States by reducing their contributions to the EU budget – Wide popular support. Eurobarometer: 61% in favour – EP resolutions – Financial transaction tax more efficient at EU level – Centralised collection system possible EU taxation of financial sector
MFF © European Commission 19 Commission proposal – Maximum rate in OR decision: 2% – New VAT resource from 1/1/2018 at the latest. Effective rate: 1 % Advantages – Link EU VAT policy and EU budget – Part of wider revision of VAT systems: fight against VAT fraud and reinforce harmonisation of VAT systems Combining the 2 new OR – Critical mass to reduce contributions to EU budget – Ensures fair distribution of impact on Member States – Link to EU policies VAT
MFF © European Commission 20 New structure of own resources Estimated Impact on own resources structure DB bil. % of ORbil. % of OR Traditional OR19,314,730,718,9 Existing national contributions of which - VAT-based OR - GNI-based OR 111,8 14,5 97,3 85,3 11,1 74,2 65,6 - 65,6 40,3 - 40,3 New OR of which - EU VAT - EU financial transaction tax 66,4 29,4 37,0 40,8 18,1 22,7 Total own resources131,1100,0162,7100,0
MFF © European Commission 21 Commission proposal – Replace all corrections mechanisms by a system of fixed annual lump sums for – Based on Fontainebleau principle: "any member State sustaining a budgetary burden which is excessive in relation to its relative prosperity may benefit from a correction at the appropriate time." Advantages – Fairness - equal treatment of the Member States – Simplicity and transparency – Lump-sum correction mechanism to correspond to MFF duration – Avoids perverse incentives for expenditure Correction mechanisms
MFF © European Commission 22 Correction mechanisms Average annual lumpsum GROSS AMOUNT DE2500 NL1050 SE350 UK3600 TOTAL7500 (in million of euro / in current prices) LUMPSUMS ADJUSTED FOR RELATIVE PROSPERITY
MFF © European Commission 23 Timing of negotiations: – 2011: Preparatory work under PL presidency – June 2012 (DK pres) : European Council level – December 2012 (CY pres): Agreement on new MFF regulation between European Parliament and Council – 2013: Adoption by co-decision of new legal bases Abolish VAT-based own resource Way ahead
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