Pooling and Sharing Austerity ? The Defence Agency's 2013 Budget

26-11-2012

2013 budget is again fixed to EUR 30.5 million. Council to EDA: 'do more and better - but with less!' The Council did not manage to establish a long term financial perspective for EDA. The EDA's budget comes from participating Member States' contributions and its progress t is hindered by the unanimity requirement for adopting it. The Council could make EDA a true Union agency funded from the Union budget. The strong and direct command and control of the EDA through the Member States' meeting in the Steering Board would remain. To support EDA, EP could propose to earmark revenue in 2013 to beef up EDA's operational budget.

2013 budget is again fixed to EUR 30.5 million. Council to EDA: 'do more and better - but with less!' The Council did not manage to establish a long term financial perspective for EDA. The EDA's budget comes from participating Member States' contributions and its progress t is hindered by the unanimity requirement for adopting it. The Council could make EDA a true Union agency funded from the Union budget. The strong and direct command and control of the EDA through the Member States' meeting in the Steering Board would remain. To support EDA, EP could propose to earmark revenue in 2013 to beef up EDA's operational budget.