IP/14/1643  12-11-2014 - EU budget: rule change to give more flexibility on exceptional adjustments to national contributions 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release 12 November 2014 The European Commission has today proposed an amendment to the rules on the adjustment of EU budget contributions from Member States. This comes after the current automatic system had this year led to a demand for exceptionally large additional payments from some...
MEMO/14/1644  12-11-2014 - The EU budget's "own resources" and the Commission's proposed changes 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 12 November 2014 The EU's Member States invited the Commission on 7 November 2014 to come forward with a proposal for a targeted and limited amendment of the part of the "own resources" legislation implementing the rules of the annual adjustments of Member States'...
MEMO/14/1487  07-11-2014 - A quick and simple guide on current EU budget issues 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 07 November 2014 Autumn and the beginning of winter are traditionally the "EU budget season" as most pending issues of the current year's budget usually are negotiated together with the following year's budget.
STATEMENT/14/1562  07-11-2014 - Opening Remarks by European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva at the ECOFIN press conference 
European Commission - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 07 November 2014 We had a very constructive discussion on the broader issue of the European budget and on the specific issue of the GNI corrections. On the broader topic there is clearly support from the Council and it was reflected in conclusions for a...
MEMO/14/1420  05-11-2014 - Annual report of the European Court of Auditors – Frequently Asked Questions 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 05 November 2014 The European Commission welcomed today the European Court of Auditors' latest report on the management of the EU budget. It states that in 2013 the error rate was 4.7%, compared to 4.8% in 2012, and it continues to be below 5%...
SPEECH/14/1421  05-11-2014 - Speech before the European Parliament Committee on Budgetary Control 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] GEORGIEVA Kristalina - EU Commissioner for Budget Speech Speech Brussels, 05 November 2014 Dear Chair and Rapporteur, President Caldeira, Honourable Members of this Committee and of the Court of Auditors, As President Juncker set out in his speech to the European Parliament...
SPEECH/14/723  27-10-2014 - Jacek Dominik's statement on the revision of member states' gross national income (GNI) 
European Commission - European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Jacek DOMINIK Commissioner for Financial Programming and Budget Jacek Jacek Press conference Brussels, 27 October 2014 It is rather unusual for the Commission to give a press conference on the issue of the end-of-year VAT and GNI balances but recent public statements and press report...
MEMO/14/601  24-10-2014 - REVISION OF MEMBER STATES' GNI CONTRIBUTION – Q&A 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 October 2014 1. Who decides to increase Member states' GNI contribution to the EU budget and why? The different types of own resources of the EU budget and the method for calculating them are set out in a Council Decision on own resources and its...
MEMO/14/603  22-10-2014 - Draft budget 2015: Commission amends its proposal 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 22 October 2014 The approach for financing the agriculture crisis measures following the Russian embargo is consistent with the budgetary rules, the political circumstances and the serious shortage of payments that we are facing.
MEMO/14/589  16-10-2014 - October infringements package: main decisions 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 16 October 2014 October October In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.