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EU Priorities 2020 11-03-2015

Monti group to focus on added-value for future EU budget

The so-called Monti group, named after its chairman, the former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, is trying to identify what exactly creates European added value, so that more resources for the EU budget would come from there in the future, to the relief of taxpayers, member Ivailo Kalfin told EURACTIV.
Kristalina Georgieva [Georgi Gotev]

Georgieva optimistic about 2015 budget deal

European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva indicated that she was hopeful that an agreement for the 2015 EU budget, and the amending budget for 2014, could be reached with member states before the end of the year.
Kristalina Georgieva [Georgi Gotev]

EU budget talks stalled, as net payers want their money back

The 2015 EU budget is in doubt, as member states have rejected a proposal of the commission to bridge the shortage of €4.7 billion in the 2014 budget using additional resources available in the EU budget, coming from fines, saying they wanted this money back to their coffers.
Kristalina Georgieva at her hearing
EU Priorities 2020 02-10-2014

Georgieva teaches Juncker college a masterclass

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.
Hearing of candidate commissioner Corina Cre?u [European Parliament / Flickr]
Regional Policy 02-10-2014

EPP holds Damocles’ sword over Cre?u

Corina Cre?u, Romania’s commissioner –designate for Regional Policy, left MEPs with mixed feelings following her confirmation hearing yesterday (1 October). The centre-right EPP reproached her for providing few ideas, and for lacking a proposal as to how to solve a major budgetary problem concerning her portfolio. EURACTIV Romania contributed to this article.
Jacek Dominik [Georgi Gotev]
EU Priorities 2020 25-09-2014

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

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.

Member states slash EU budget for growth and jobs, innovation

Member states are pushing for cuts to the Commission’s draft budget for 2015, apparently in contradiction with the Union’s main priorities. For the budget heading covering growth and jobs, including youth unemployment, €1.3 billion in payments are cut.
Euro & Finance 24-10-2013

Budget Games

The Commission and the Council take advantage of the traditional EU decision-making lack of transparency to play “budget games” with the Parliament. But MEPs want to see all cards on the table for the EU public to see, writes Ivailo Kalfin.