On 25th July the EU commission published new per diem rates for all EU member states and several other countries.
Most rates have been reduced, especially those for the Western Balkans and North Africa.
According to the EU, this was based on Commission Decision C (2021) 35 (“authorising the use of unit costs for travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs under an action or work programme under the 2021 – 2027 multi-annual financial framework”).
It remains to be seen to what extent this practice fits in with a steep rise in inflation, which is currently a global problem, and whether the rates will be adjusted again in the short term in line with inflation.
We will keep you informed.
Today we’ve added the first “Stans” to our Asia section.
Please have a look at:
– Uzbekistan and
Some EU twinning projects in Sub-Sahara Africa have alredy been started.
So, we’ve added Zambia as the newest page on per-diems-info.
By today we’ve added some more African per diem pages.
Please have a look at the new pages for Angola, Benin and Botswana.
More African pages will follow soon.
The “Per-diems.info” page for Kosovo was updated today.
Actually there are no per diems published by the EU for Kosovo, in fact the per diems of North Macedonia / Serbia (currently 158€) applied.
Find more information here.
More or less by chance we noticed that the commission announced a more concrete definition of travel times in projects on February, 1st 2020:
“Travelling time for the purpose of a mission is to be regarded as part of the mission“.
The per diem rates from March 2017 are still applicable.
The EU Commission updated the “Per Diem” information last week on the 18th December. Only change was the concretization of the definition of travel times covered by Per Diems:
“Travelling time for the purpose of a mission is to be regarded as part of the mission. N.B. Travel undertaken by the expert for mobilisation and demobilisation as well as for leave purposes shall not be considered as working days or a mission, and will not be subject to payment of per-diems. “
On June 24th, the EU Commission published new per diem rates on their website, see https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/procedures/implementation/per_diems/index_en.htm_en.
Again, the EU has had to take account of general price developments and has increased rates in some cases. In the Arab world in particular, the increased security situation had an impact on the Per Diems.
All new rates have already been updated on the country pages of www.per-diems.info .