European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources
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The European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources is the member of the European Commission who is responsible for negotiating and managing the EU budget. The current commissioner is Günther Oettinger.
Since 2010, Janusz Lewandowski is the European Commissioner for Financial Programming and the Budget as part of the Barroso Commission II. His predecessor was Algirdas Šemeta, who in turn succeeded fellow Lithuanian Dalia Grybauskaitė. The European Parliament approved a Commissioner for Financial Programming & the Budget for the first time in 2004, a position expanded since the Prodi Commission to include Financial Programming.
The Commissioner's 121.6 billion euro 2008 budget proposed that for the first time, the budget towards sustainable growth (€57.2 billion) would be higher than that of the Common Agricultural Policy (€56.3 billion), traditionally the largest source of expenditure in the EU. There would be an increase in cohesion funds, energy and transport of 14%, research by 11% and lifelong learning by 9%. There would also be an increase in the administrative budget, aid to Kosovo and Palestinian institutions and funds towards the Galileo project.
List of commissioners
|1||Albert Coppé||Belgium||1967–1973||Malfatti Commission, Mansholt Commission|
|2||Wilhelm Haferkamp||Germany||1973–1977||Ortoli Commission|
|3||Christopher Tugendhat||United Kingdom||1977–1985||Jenkins Commission, Thorn Commission|
|4||Henning Christophersen||Denmark||1985–1989||Delors Commission I|
|5||Peter Schmidhuber||Germany||1989–1995||Delors Commission II & III|
|6||Erkki Liikanen||Finland||1995–1999||Santer Commission|
|7||Michaele Schreyer||Germany||1999–2004||Prodi Commission|
|8||Marcos Kyprianou||Cyprus||2004||Prodi Commission|
|9||Dalia Grybauskaitė||Lithuania||2004–2009||Barroso Commission I|
|10||Algirdas Šemeta||Lithuania||2009–2010||Barroso Commission I|
|11||Janusz Lewandowski||Poland||2010–2014||Barroso Commission II|
|12||Jacek Dominik||Poland||2014–2014||Barroso Commission II|
|13||Kristalina Georgieva||Bulgaria||2014–2016||Juncker Commission|
|14||Günther Oettinger||Germany||2017–||Juncker Commission|