REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on data pertaining to the budgetary impact of the 2019 annual update of remuneration and pensions of the officials and other servants of the European Union and the correction coefficients applied thereto

1. This report provides the European Parliament and Council with data on the budgetary impact of the 2019 update to the pensions and remuneration of officials and other servants of the EU. The 2019 update was implemented in line with the “Staff Regulations and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union” (the “Staff Regulations”) and was based on statistical data reflecting the situation at 1 July 2019, prepared by the Statistical Office of the EU in agreement with the national statistical offices of the Member States.

2. The Commission reports that the real purchasing power of EU staff decreased by 9.9% between 2004 and 2019, while the real purchasing power of civil servants in central governments of the Member States decreased by 1.3%. This was due to the reforms of the Staff Regulations in both 2004 and 2013 as well as cuts in salary adjustment.

3. The Commission states that non-application of the automatic updates of all salaries, pensions and allowances) in 2011 and 2012 and the freeze in remuneration and pensions in 2013 and 2014 led to savings of around €3.0 billion (£2.6 billion) in the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The last review of the Staff Regulations (in 2013) generated savings of around €4.3 billion (£3.7 billion) over the current MFF.

Topic  Budget 
Department  HMT 
Council Reference  14759/19 
COM Reference  COM(19)617 
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