We think it is important that EU taxpayers have a clear view of where EU funding goes and where it comes from. To help you understand, we have updated our budget tool with the latest figures from the European Commission's 2013 annual financial report. How much does the EU spend in your country, on what and how does it compare to other countries? And where does the money come from? These and other questions are answered in our updated multimedia application.

The figures used are the latest available, as published in the European Commission's financial report for 2013. The percentages in the narrative parts concern the money spent within member states. Money that is spent outside the EU, e.g. in accession candidate countries and neighbouring countries, is not taken into account in the calculations of the percentages displayed.