About: EU budget 2014-2020

Economy & Jobs 18-11-2020

Can EU save recovery plan from Hungarian-Polish blockade?

EU nations are again at loggerheads over their seven-year budget and coronavirus recovery plan, as Hungary and Poland attempt to block provisions tying payouts to upholding the rule of law.
Economy & Jobs 25-10-2017

S&D MEP: Council wants to decide alone on next EU budget

The EU Council’s intention to conclude the negotiations about the next Multiannual Financial Framework toward the end of 2019 is the “worst timing” and shows that it wants to decide alone, socialist MEP Isabelle Thomas told EURACTIV.com in Strasbourg on Wednesday (25 October).
Elections 26-01-2017

Martin Schulz’s rapid rise from Brussels man to chancellor candidate

Martin Schulz is known in Germany mainly as a European politician and an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel. But later this year they will face off in the country's leadership race. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
EU Priorities 2020 02-12-2016

2017 EU budget adopted with more for migration, security

The European Parliament on Thursday (1 December) adopted spending by the European Union of nearly €158 billion for 2017, including a hefty increase to tackle the migration crisis and terrorism.
EU Priorities 2020 13-09-2016

EU to slash funds to Eastern Europe to step up migration budget

European Union countries agreed on Monday (12 September) to slash funds from next year's EU budget to poor regions of the bloc, mostly in the east, while increasing spending to manage migration flows and spur growth.

Breweries, bakeries and brides: Where Italy spent its EU billions

The EU promised the south of Italy billions to promote research and innovation, but, as EURACTIV Germany reports, the money was spent on some strange projects...
Global Europe 06-09-2016

Non-EU citizens will pay to enter Schengen area under future ETIAS scheme

The EU's future passenger registration system could bring in up to €2 billion per year, which could be used to counter EU budget cuts. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 06-07-2016

Parliament asks for EU budget hike, renews call for ‘own resources’

The European Parliament will call for an increase to the EU budget today (6 July), for 2014-2020. With the refugee crisis, faltering investment and high youth unemployment, they have no shortage of convincing arguments. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Priorities 2020 12-05-2016

Slovak presidency ‘will work for overcoming East-West divide in EU’

The upcoming Slovak presidency of the Council of the EU has overcoming the fragmentation in Europe as one of its main objectives, Slovakia´s State Secretary for European Affairs Ivan Korčok told a small group of journalists today (12 May).
Brexit 12-01-2016

Midterm EU budget review falls victim to UK referendum

EXCLUSIVE / British Prime Minister David Cameron can already claim a victory ahead of the referendum, because the major event in the calendar of the Juncker Commission, the midterm review of the European Union’s 7 year budget, has been effectively cancelled.
Future EU 09-02-2015

Expert group pessimistic on ‘own resources’ for EU budget

EU experts have presented a very cautious set of initial conclusions on the reform of the EU budget's "own resources", ruling away controversial plans to introduce an EU-wide tax. EURACTIV France reports
EU Priorities 2020 09-12-2014

EU negotiators strike deal on 2015 budget

European Union lawmakers and the EU’s 28 member states have reached a preliminary deal on next year's budget, on condition that the bloc’s executive Commission finds a way to pay off unpaid bills totalling more than €20 billion.
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.

2015 EU budget in dire straits

The European Commission on Friday (28 November) presented a new proposal for the 2015 EU budget, after member states rejected it on 17 November. However, the new proposal is almost identical to the former one, and there is little chance that the institutions will come to an agreement.
EU Priorities 2020 25-11-2014

Court of auditors warns of multi-billion EU budget gap

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.
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.

Commission to cut 368 jobs

The European Commission will cut 368 jobs across all its services as part of the EU’s 2015 spending plans. But there will be no redundancies, with the quota being filled by not replacing staff that leave the executive.
Euro & Finance 26-02-2014

European Parliament kicks off ‘own resources’ group

The current leaders of the three main EU institutions launched yesterday (25 February) a high-level group on EU "own resources" to be chaired by the former prime minister of Italy, Mario Monti.
EU Priorities 2020 20-12-2013

EURACTIV’s most popular stories of 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, EURACTIV looks back at the stories that had the biggest impact and were mostly widely shared on social media.
Euro & Finance 20-12-2013

S&P spoils the show at EU leaders’ summit

Standard & Poor's cut its long-term credit rating on the European Union budget to AA-plus from AAA on Friday (20 December), dealing a blow to EU leaders who had congratulated themselves the day before for agreeing the last elements of their banking union plans.