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MEPs welcome ‘historic deal’ but won’t accept a bad agreement

MEPs welcome ‘historic deal’ but won’t accept a bad agreement

| July 23, 2020

The recovery fund is a “historic move”, but long-term EU priorities such as the Green Deal and the Digital Agenda are put at risk, MEPs say. In a non-binding resolution on the conclusions of the extraordinary European Council meeting of 17-21 July 2020, adopted by 465 votes against 150, with 67 abstentions, MEPs pay tribute […]

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#MFF – ‘Without genuine progress we risk heading for the worst budget ever’: European Economic and Social Committee President Luca Jahier

#MFF – ‘Without genuine progress we risk heading for the worst budget ever’: European Economic and Social Committee President Luca Jahier

| February 13, 2020

“For weeks, I have been seriously concerned about the news filtering on the preparation of the Extraordinary European Council, which is expected to discuss the Multi-Annual Financial Framework on 20 February. Today EP plenary debate in Strasbourg has fully confirmed my long-standing concerns. “I fully support the action and the approach of the European Parliament, […]

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#MFF: EU needs more funds for jobs and youth in 2017 to honour its pledges say MEPs

#MFF: EU needs more funds for jobs and youth in 2017 to honour its pledges say MEPs

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Budgets Committee demanded more funds, in a vote on Tuesday (11 October) to help young people into jobs, to boost economic growth and assist third countries with a view to mitigating the migration crisis. MEPs had earlier reversed all the cuts proposed by the Council to the draft 2017 EU budget. Part of the […]

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#EUBudget: Overcoming crises and rapid recovery – Parliament’s EU budget priorities for 2017

#EUBudget: Overcoming crises and rapid recovery – Parliament’s EU budget priorities for 2017

Next year’s EU budget priorities should continue to be tackling the migration and refugee crisis while at the same time investing more and better to accelerate today’s slow economic recovery, MEPs say in a resolution voted on Wednesday (9 March). Parliament highlights the problems of long-term and youth unemployment and disparities in economic development across […]

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EU own resources: European Parliament group leaders to assess reform ideas with Mario Monti

EU own resources: European Parliament group leaders to assess reform ideas with Mario Monti

Ideas for reforming the EU’s ‘own resources’ funding system will be discussed by the European Parliament Conference of Presidents (EP president and political group leaders) with chair of the EU High Level Group on Own Resources Mario Monti on Thursday (8 January) at around 11h. The group, which includes Parliament, Commission and Council delegates, tabled its […]

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Europe’s railways: On track to the future

Europe’s railways: On track to the future

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Siim Kallas, speaking at InnoTrans 2014 – Berlin, 23 September 2014 “This is my third time to speak at Innotrans – an event that has fast become known as the largest rail industry event in the world. Thank You very much for inviting me back to Berlin. In my first speech four years ago I […]

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One trillion euro to invest in Europe’s future: EU’s budget framework 2014-2020

One trillion euro to invest in Europe’s future: EU’s budget framework 2014-2020

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today (19 November) the European Parliament voted in favour of the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the years 2014 to 2020. The consent of the EP clears the way for the final approval by the Council in the coming weeks. Two-and-a-half years of intense negotiations, since the Commission had tabled its proposals on 29 […]

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