November 6, 2007
One striking observation is the distribution of budget commitments by DG relatve to staff. For even though External Relations (taken here to include External Relations, Trade, Development, Enlargement, and, Humanitarian Aid) has 18% of Commission staff it garners just 5% of the Euro 124bn budget. While in contrast the 3% of staff in Agriculture control some 44% of budget commitments. The table below provides relative budget commitment and staff share for the top four DG’s.
Source: European Commission budget 2007 reportAuthor : mlpoltic