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Budget committee calls for more EU funding in wake of #Brexit

Budget committee calls for more EU funding in wake of #Brexit

| February 22, 2018

  Discussions on the EU’s next long-term budget, the first since Brexit, are starting. On 22 February Parliament’s budget committee backed a call for more funding. The EU’s next long-term budget, also known as the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), is due to start after 2020 and run for a period of at least five years. […]

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Informal EU summit: Ska Keller on #EUBudget and #Spitzenkandidaten

Informal EU summit: Ska Keller on #EUBudget and #Spitzenkandidaten

| February 22, 2018

On Friday (23 February), European leaders will arrive in Brussels for an informal meeting of the European Council in the EU-27 format.    The agenda includes discussions on Spitzenkandidaten for future European elections and the political priorities for the multiannual financial framework (MFF) after 2020. Greens/EFA Co-President Ska Keller said: “If we want the European Union […]

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Post-2020 #EUBudget reform must match EU’s future ambitions

Post-2020 #EUBudget reform must match EU’s future ambitions

| February 22, 2018

Budget MEPs set out their position for negotiating the next long-term EU budget, which should finance new priorities as well as make up for any shortfall following the UK’s departure. The Committee on Budgets on Thursday (22 February) adopted two reports on the expenditure and revenue sides of the next multi-annual financial framework (MFF), to […]

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European Parliament to Council: ‘End rebate logic after #Brexit – we all benefit from EU budget’

European Parliament to Council: ‘End rebate logic after #Brexit – we all benefit from EU budget’

| February 22, 2018

“The EU budget must be strengthened without penalising taxpayers. Post-2020, we have to stop rebates, compensations and end the logic of ‘juste retour’ and ‘I want my money back’,” said José Manuel Fernandes MEP, EPP Group spokesman in the European Parliament’s Budgets Committee, after the committee vote on the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). Fernandes […]

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#EUAuditors to examine #OrganicFood control system

#EUAuditors to examine #OrganicFood control system

| February 22, 2018

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is conducting an audit of organic-food checks in the EU. The auditors will examine the control system governing the production, processing, distribution and import of organic products. They will seek to assess whether consumers can now have greater confidence that products are truly organic than they could at the […]

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#EESC on #EuropeanIndustryDay: Let’s turn challenges into opportunities

#EESC on #EuropeanIndustryDay: Let’s turn challenges into opportunities

| February 22, 2018

The EESC argues for closer co-operation, longer-term and predictable policies and fair trade agreements under the Commission’s leadership. “Industry is the source of prosperity in almost all member states. When industries die, whole regions suffer,” warned EESC Vice President Gonçalo Lobo Xavier, at  a two-day conference organized by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform to mark […]

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Establishing a #MultilateralInvestmentCourt is a major step forward in the settlement of investment disputes

Establishing a #MultilateralInvestmentCourt is a major step forward in the settlement of investment disputes

| February 22, 2018

This was the main message from the public hearing on a possible future multilateral court, held by the EESC on 20 February in Brussels. Representatives of civil society organizations, think tanks, UN agencies and EU institutions gathered in Brussels to take part in the debate around the possible modernization and reform of the investor-to-state dispute settlement […]

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