2021-2027 EU Budget: €378,1 billion to benefit all regions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Rules for EU 2021-2027 investment in all regions to boost economic, social and territorial cohesion in the EU were revamped by the Regional Development Committee. The report, drafted by Constanze Krehl (S&D, DE) and Andrey Novakov (EPP, BG), was adopted by 25 in favour, […]

EU Budget 2019 deal: EP boosts support for researchers and the young

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs have fought for and obtained better support for students, unemployed youngsters and researchers, as well as additional funds to boost key initiatives supporting SMEs.   Late on Tuesday evening, the negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on […]

EU Budget 2019: no deal before the end of the conciliation period

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Two hours before the end of the conciliation period on Monday Parliament and Council acknowledged that it was not possible to reach a deal on next year’s budget before midnight. Jean Arthuis (ALDE, FR), Chair of the Committee on Budgets, said: “Everyone has made […]

EU Budget 2019: focus on the young, on migration and innovation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs set the overall EU Budget for 2019 at €166.34 billion for commitments and €149.3 billion in payments. Negotiations with the Council take place in November. In their budgetary resolution, MEPs reaffirm their priorities: “sustainable growth, innovation, competitiveness, security, tackling root causes of refugees […]

EU Budget 2019: MEPs increase funding on youth, migration and research

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Budget MEPs increased Erasmus+ funds and restored budgets for infrastructure investments, as well as Horizon 2020, the EU research programme.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, they voted through a budget totalling €166.3 billion in commitments, which is €717 million more than the original European Commission […]

EU budget for 2019: do more for the young, SMEs and the climate, urge MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Next year’s EU budget should focus on young people, say MEPs, in a resolution voted on Thursday. Other priorities are growth, security, fighting climate change and migration. The resolution, which sets out principles for MEPs to follow in 2019 budget negotiations with the Council, […]