The Community Plant Variety Office is an EU Agency, established under Council Regulation (EC) No 2100/94 of 27 July 1994 on Community plant variety rights (OJ L 227 of 01.09.94 p.1).

As an EU Agency the CPVO respects rigorous reporting requirements which includes presentation of the approved budget, which sets the limits to the spending of the Office each year. It also includes the publication of detailed Annual Accounts covering both financial and budgetary results. These are audited by the European Court of Auditors and adhere to strict accounting standards.

Accounts and finance

At the CPVO, we finance all our operations through fees without imposing any burden on the European Union or its taxpayers

According to the financial regulation of the CPVO, the Accounting Officer must draw up the provisional accounts, and present them to the Budget Authority (Administrative Council) and to the Court of Auditors.

The provisional accounts are also sent for information to the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission. At the end of the process, the accounts are published in the joint publication of annual accounts in the Official Journal of the European Union.

The CPVO’s annual accounts include:

  • Financial statements (balance sheet, economic outturn account, cash-flow table, statement of changes in capital).
  • Reports on the CPVO budget implementation.

The CPVO’s annual accounts must comply with the relevant rules, be accurate and comprehensive and present a true and fair view. They are drawn up in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Budget

The budget of the Agency shall be authorised for a financial year which shall run from 1 January to 31 December. Revenue and payment appropriations shall be in balance. Appropriations shall be used in accordance with the principle of sound financial management, namely in accordance with the principles of economy, efficiency and effectiveness. The Administrative Council (Budget Authority) can authorise the establishment of a reserve fund, the use of which is subject to its agreement. The budget of the Office shall be drawn up and implemented and the accounts presented in compliance with the principle of transparency.

A summary of the budget of the Office and any amending budget of the Office, as definitively adopted, shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union within three months of their adoption.

Audited Financial Statement
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Audited Financial Statements of the CPVO 2015
Audited Financial Statements of the CPVO 2014
Audited Financial Statements of the CPVO 2013
Audited Financial Statements of the CPVO 2012
Audited Financial Statements of the CPVO 2011
Audited Financial Statements of the CPVO 2010
Audited Financial Statements of the CPVO 2009
Audited Financial Statements of the CPVO 2008
Report on the annual accounts of the Community Plant Variety Office for the financial year 2008 together with the Office's replies
Budget
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The 2017 draft budget of the CPVO
Second Rectifying Budget 2016
Rectifying Budget 2016
The 2016 Draft Budget of the CPVO
Rectifying Budget 2015
The 2015 Budget of the CPVO
Second Rectifying Budget 2014
Rectifying Budget 2014
The 2014 Budget of the CPVO
The 2013 Budget of the CPVO
Rectifying Budget 2013
Second Rectifying Budget 2013
The 2012 Budget of the CPVO
The 2011 Budget of the CPVO
The 2010 Budget of the CPVO
Rectifying budget 2010
The 2009 Budget of the CPVO
Rectifying budget 2009
The 2008 Budget of the CPVO