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Directorate-General for Budget (BUDG)

This Directorate-General is responsible for keeping the expenses and the income of the annual budget of the EU within the prescribed limits. The DG also helps with the preparation of the annual budget of the EU.

The main tasks are:

  • proposing a budgetary regulatory framework
  • preparing the budgetary proposals and manage their follow-through up until adoption by the budgetary authority
  • managing the expenditure of the EU
  • appropriation and allocation of the budget
  • controlling and managing annual accounts
  • promoting sound financial management within Commission services