Tag: EU budget

MEPs debate recovery fund, condemn major cuts to long-term #EUBudget

MEPs debate recovery fund, condemn major cuts to long-term #EUBudget

| July 30, 2020

European Parliament political leaders discuss the outcome of EU summit on EU long-term budget and recovery fund with Presidents Michel and von der Leyen ©EP  In an extraordinary plenary session, MEPs commented on the 17-21 July European Council deal on EU financing and the recovery plan to tackle the pandemic fallout. In the debate with […]

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#EUBudget – Parliament pushes for new revenue sources 

#EUBudget – Parliament pushes for new revenue sources 

| July 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented socio-economic impact with the latest forecasts projecting the EU economy will contract by 8.3% this year. The EU and its member states have already adopted exceptional measures in response to the crisis. As the Union works to repair the immediate damage brought on by the coronavirus, while also […]

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#EUBudget and recovery: MEPs push for clarity on EU own-resources

#EUBudget and recovery: MEPs push for clarity on EU own-resources

| July 10, 2020

Charles Michel during the debate in Parliament  The EU should secure adequate funding to push through its recovery plans and emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis, MEPs said during a plenary debate on 8 July. The discussion with European Council President Charles Michel focused on the prospects of member states finding an agreement on the EU’s […]

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#EUBudget for recovery: Recovery and Resilience Facility

#EUBudget for recovery: Recovery and Resilience Facility

| May 29, 2020

As announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on 27 May 2020, the centrepiece of the recovery plan will be a new Recovery and Resilience Facility. The aim of the facility will be to support investments and reforms essential to a lasting recovery, to improve the economic and social resilience of the member states, […]

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#EUBudget – A green and just recovery

#EUBudget – A green and just recovery

| May 29, 2020

As announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (pictured) on 27 May, the Commission is proposing a new REACT-EU initiative to increase cohesion support to member states to make their economies more resilient and sustainable in the crisis repair phase. This will help to bridge the gap between first response measures and longer-term […]

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#COVID-19 recovery fund must be embedded in EU long-term budget

#COVID-19 recovery fund must be embedded in EU long-term budget

| May 14, 2020

Johan Van Overtveldt  MEPs discussed plans to reboot Europe’s economy in light of Covid-19 on Wednesday (13 May) and vote on a resolution later in the week. Learn more in this interview. The coronavirus outbreak is testing the EU in ways that would have been unthinkable only months ago. Along with the human cost of […]

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Discharge procedure: How Parliament scrutinizes the #EUBudget

Discharge procedure: How Parliament scrutinizes the #EUBudget

| May 14, 2020

MEPs scrutinize every year how EU institutions have spent money ©BELGAIMAGE-EASYFOTOSTOCK-Zoonar-P.Gudella  MEPs will decide on whether to approve the implementation of the EU’s 2018 budget by EU institutions and agencies in a procedure known as discharge. On 13-14 May MEPs, will vote on the discharge of the 2018 annual budget by the European Commission and […]

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