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  • Court of auditors warns of multi-billion EU budget gap

    News | EU Priorities 2020 25-11-2014

    Member states will be required to contribute a further €326 billion to the 2014-2020 EU budget. This may affect the Commission’s ability to meet all the requests for payments, and of countries to pay their dues, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) warned.

  • Georgieva teaches Juncker college a masterclass

    News | EU Priorities 2020 02-10-2014

    Bulgarian Commissioner-designate and Vice President responsible for budget and human resources Kristalina Georgieva made a strong and convincing case to MEPs of her priorities in the Juncker Commission, her steady performance contrasting with the tormented hearings of several of her colleagues.

  • Jacek Dominik: EU budget is ‘hostage to national politics’

    News | EU Priorities 2020 25-09-2014

    EU budget commissioner Jacek Dominik said yesterday (24 September) that it was “very dangerous” that over the last few years, the EU budget has become hostage to national politics, and that a “hardcore” of net payers were saying “no” to whatever proposals the Commission was making.

  • EU’s long-term budget bedeviled by details

    News | EU Priorities 2020 18-10-2013

    As member states bickered over details, MEPs yesterday (17 October) postponed a vote on the 2014-2020 EU budget for the November session, raising doubts about the implementation of the €960 billion package by the planned 1 January 2014 deadline.

  • Breakthrough announced on slimmed-down Connecting Europe Facility

    News | Digital 28-06-2013

    Ireland's transport minister announced yesterday (27 June) a “significant breakthrough” with the European Parliament on a new regulation that will see almost €30 billion in EU funding targeted at enhancing the transport, energy and telecoms networks, under the so-called Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

  • Live coverage: EU summit kicks off with budget deal

    News | EU Priorities 2020 26-06-2013

    Having managed to reach deals on banks and the long-term budget, EU leaders have started their two-day summit somewhat relieved, as they embark on talks to tackle youth employment, finance much-needed investments and boost growth. EURACTIV obtained the draft conclusions. Read our live coverage, below.

  • EU ministers want budget talks concluded by end of June

    News | EU Priorities 2020 22-05-2013

    EU ministers are pressing to conclude negotiations on the EU’s 2014-2020 budget before the term of the Irish presidency ends in June.

  • Tiny Lithuania prepares to wrestle with heavy EU dossiers

    News | Banking union 25-04-2013

    Lithuania, the tiny Baltic country that will take over the rotating EU presidency on 1 July, will have to deal with extremely heavy dossiers, such as the adoption of the 70 items of legislation needed to implement the EU budget for the next seven years, as well as preparation for the Eastern Partnership summit, diplomats told EURACTIV.

  • European Parliament rejects EU long-term budget

     Video | Promoted content | EU Priorities 2020 14-03-2013

    MEP's on Wednesday rejected the next long-term EU budget deal agreed by European leaders earlier in February.
    Adopted by an outstanding majority, the resolution will give European Parliament's President Martin Schulz enough room to negotiate and obtain concessions from EU leaders.
    "The Parliament wants to be taken as a serious partner. We are prepared to negotiate; this is an offer now, from the EP to the Council, to come to compromises and to improve the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)', said European Parliament's president Martin Schulz.

  • EU budget summit aftermath: ‘Everyone’s a winner’

    News | Central Europe 15-02-2013

    National leaders were quick to portray last week's budget summit agreement as a victory for their country. But one week after the dust has settled, the picture looks more nuanced. The EURACTIV network brings you an overview from Britain, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.

  • Piebalgs urges EU countries to fill the gap on development aid

    News | Development Policy 14-02-2013

    INFOGRAPHIC / Andris Piebalgs, the European development commissioner, has called on EU member countries to compensate the aid cuts from the bloc's long-term budget that were agreed by EU leaders at a summit last Friday.

  • EU budget: Deal done, mission not accomplished

    Opinion | Sustainable Development 12-02-2013

    Now that a budget deal has been brokered between EU heads of states and governments, NGOs intend to be uncompromising in tracking the spending decisions at national level, writes Markus Trilling .

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