The Committee on Budgets adopted the priorities for 2023. Among the priorities for next year’s EU budget are the continued recovery, support for health, youth and climate action and tackling the consequences of the invasion of Ukraine. The budget guidelines are the first document that Parliament produces during the annual budget procedure. It sets out the line that Parliament expects the Commission to take when drawing up its budget proposal.



Particularly, the MEPs state that they want the 2023 EU budget to be a “future-oriented budget that matches the Union’s political priorities, ensuring a stronger Health Union, making a success of the green and digital transitions and fostering a fair, inclusive, sustainable and resilient recovery, including increased support for SMEs, promoting fundamental rights, EU values, the rule of law and its application, contributing to greater opportunities for young people throughout the Union, and ensuring a stronger Union for its people and in the world.”

The main priorities are:

  • Boosting the EU economy, health programmes, and supporting the young
  • Making a success of the green and digital transitions
  • Promoting the rule of law, EU values, fundamental rights and their application
  • Continuing to tackle the consequences of the invasion of Ukraine

What’s next? The vote in plenary is scheduled for 4 April. The Commission is expected to present its proposal for the 2023 budget in June 2022. Next year’s budget has to be agreed between the Council and the Parliament by the end of this year.

For more information, please visit the Parliament’s website.


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