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European Commissioner for Budget and Administration

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European Commissioner
for Budget and Administration
Johannes Hahn
since 1 December 2019
StyleMr. Commissioner
Member ofthe European Commission
Reports toPresident of the European Commission
Term length5 years
Formation2 July 1967; 56 years ago (1967-07-02)
First holderAlbert Coppé

The European Commissioner for Budget and Administration is the member of the European Commission who is responsible for negotiating and managing the EU budget. The current commissioner is Johannes Hahn.

The portfolio is primarily responsible for the management of the budget of the European Union and related financial issues except for budgetary discharge which falls under the Admin Commissioner.

The Commissioners[edit]

Janusz Lewandowski was 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.[1]

List of commissioners[edit]

# Name Country Period Commission
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 2017–2019 Juncker Commission
15 Johannes Hahn  Austria 2019–present Von der Leyen Commission

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Group of EU states wary of 2008 budget plan". 8 May 2007.

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