Success Stories: The Use of the EU Flexibility Instrument in the Multi-Annual Financial Framework 2007-2013

15-05-2015

This in-depth analysis looks at the results obtained from EU budget resources dedicated to the Flexibility Instrument, and the role of the European Parliament in making such resources available. The Flexibility Instrument is the smallest among the Flexibility Mechanisms in the EU budget in terms of resources available: during the previous MFF (2007-2013) a total of EUR 1 400 million was available (of which EUR 1 324 million were granted and EUR 76 million were not used). Given the wide and regular use of the Flexibility Instrument during the 2007-2013 MFF, Parliament and the Council decided that the maximum annual ceiling for the Flexibility Instrument would be set at EUR 471 million (at 2011 prices) for the 2014-2020 MFF.

This in-depth analysis looks at the results obtained from EU budget resources dedicated to the Flexibility Instrument, and the role of the European Parliament in making such resources available. The Flexibility Instrument is the smallest among the Flexibility Mechanisms in the EU budget in terms of resources available: during the previous MFF (2007-2013) a total of EUR 1 400 million was available (of which EUR 1 324 million were granted and EUR 76 million were not used). Given the wide and regular use of the Flexibility Instrument during the 2007-2013 MFF, Parliament and the Council decided that the maximum annual ceiling for the Flexibility Instrument would be set at EUR 471 million (at 2011 prices) for the 2014-2020 MFF.