2012 Buget: Expenses evolutionPosted: June 1, 2011
General trend over the last years.
The proposed budget for 2012 amounts for about 280 billions of euros, it is a clear increase from last year (between 4 and 5%). The increase between 2012 and 2011 was more moderate (2 to 3 %). The following graphs will help us.
We can also look more closely at the evolution of the different categories. We see that the small expenses lines are not changing much (Administration, Citizenship, EU as a world actor), while the two big pieces (Natural ressources and Growth) vary much more.
Long term evolution: payments.
We can also look at the long-term evolution over the multi-annual frame from 2007 to 2013, the payments, i.e. the bills to pay. Again, let’s look at the graphs.
Those graphs show clearly that the EU budget is increasing. It is important to note that the EU budget increase was important from 2009 to 2010 and decreased since. Moreover, the increase is not homogenous over the different categories of expenses.