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Amending budget No 6/2021


Publication date
8 October 2021 (Last updated on: 22 December 2021)
Related department
Directorate-General for Budget


Commission's proposal: Draft Amending Budget 6/2021, COM(2021) 955 – 8 October 2021
Council's position: 23 October 2021
Parliament's position: 24 November 2021

The purpose of Amending Budget (AB) No 6 for the year 2021 is to provide additional appropriations to speed up global vaccinations, cover activations under the Union Civil Protection Mechanism and expenditure arising from external fisheries agreements, as well as some adjustments to expenditure and revenue.

In particular, it covers the following elements:

  • reinforcement of the Neighbourhood Development and International Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe for an amount of EUR 450 million in commitment and in payment appropriations in the context of the COVID-19 global health response to donate 200 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to low and lower-middle income countries by the middle of next year;
  • reinforcement of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM/rescEU) for an amount of EUR 57,8 million in commitment appropriations to provide additional funding to cover new emergencies including repatriation flights from Afghanistan, the response in Haiti following the recent earthquake and outstanding operations including forest fires whose costs exceed the existing availablities until the end of the year;
  • increase of the level of commitment appropriations on the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements (SFPA) budget line for an amount of EUR 3,5 million considering the updated budget needs following the conclusion of the negotiations on the new protocols with Cook Islands and Mauritania;
  • adjustment of the budgetary nomenclature following specific Member States requests to transfer resources pursuant to Article 26 of the Common Provisions Regulation (CPR);
  • update of the revenue side of the budget to take account of the revised estimates of own resource based on non-recycled plastic packaging waste.

Overall, the net impact of this AB on expenditure amounts to an increase of EUR 473,5 million in commitment appropriations. No additional payment appropriations are requested.


22 DECEMBER 2021
AB 6/2021, OJ L 460, 22.12.2021
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