About: EU budget

Future EU 01-03-2018

Slovak state secretary: I am a strong advocate for a communitarian EU

A push towards more intergovernmental decision making in the EU has never been a topic of discussion in the Visegrad format, state secretary for European affairs Ivan Korčok told EURACTIV Slovakia.
Economy & Jobs 06-04-2017

MEP: Own resources are only answer to EU’s ‘budget schizophrenia’

The revision of the multiannual financial framework will give the EU budget more breathing room but will still not give the bloc enough clout, MEP Isabelle Thomas told EURACTIV France.
Economy & Jobs 23-03-2017

Oettinger: €60 billion Brexit bill ‘not totally wrong’

EXCLUSIVE / EU Budget Commissioner Günter Oettinger has told EURACTIV.com that the €60 billion bill floated as the price of Brexit is "not totally wrong", just days before Britain triggers Article 50, the legal process to leave the bloc.
Euro & Finance 25-01-2017

Monti group advisor: EU money could be better targeted at external borders

Instead of punishing member states that refuse to accept refugees, there could be improved compensation for those that accept refugees and manage their resettlement, Dr. Giacomo Benedetto told EURACTIV Slovakia in a wide-ranging interview.
Euro & Finance 12-01-2017

Kalfin: Brexit is an opportunity for the future EU budget

The EU budget should become more transparent or other countries will follow the UK’s example. But Brexit also provides an opportunity to get rid of all rebates, which nobody can actually explain, Ivailo Kalfin, member of the Monti group on...
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Euro & Finance 20-10-2014

EP Budgets Committee Chair: ‘EU debt goes against treaties’

As member states present their 2015 budgets to the European Commission for examination, serious questions are being raised over the alarming state of the EU budget. President of the European Parliamentary Committee on Budgets Jean Arthuis says the Union's debts will reach €30 billion by the end of 2014.
Regional Policy 11-07-2012

MEP responsible for Cohesion Policy: It’s a new era for EU funds

German MEP Constanze Krehl was working to win a mandate on EU funds for the 2014-2020 multi-annual financial framework. She says EU funds will be completely revamped to support projects that fall in line with the EU's 2020 goals, but throws her support behind coal plants.
Regional Policy 25-01-2011

Italian expert: Regional funding must come with conditions

How should the EU's cohesion policy be reformed to meet the challenges facing Europe's regions in the coming years? EURACTIV Czech Republic interviewed Fabrizio Barca, one of Europe's leading experts in the field of economics and regional development.
Med & South 14-12-2010

Lithuania Minister: Cuts to EU’s long-term budget may be necessary

Some cuts to the EU's long-term budget for the period 2014-2020 may be necessary given current financial realities, but severe cuts would reduce the European Union's capacity to act as a global player, Lithuanian Foreign Affairs Minister Audronius Ažubalis told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Central Europe 06-12-2010

Polish minister: Europe is much more than just France, Germany and the UK

The EU needs more unity and less controversy and is not just about what France, Germany or the UK wants, Polish State Secretary for European Affairs Miko?aj Dowgielewicz told EURACTIV.fr in an interview. He discussed the plans of the Polish EU Presidency, which will begin in July 2011.
Public Affairs 04-11-2010

Wallis MEP: EU budget ‘must respect difficult times’

Europe must respect "difficult times" by adopting a budget that reflects austerity measures being introduced by national governments, European Parliament Vice-President Diana Wallis told EURACTIV Slovakia in a wide-ranging interview. 
EU Priorities 2020 20-10-2010

WWF: EU’s long-term budget does not reflect 2020 goals

Tony Long, director of the WWF's European Policy Office, says the draft EU budget for 2014-2020 fails to reflect the bloc's long-term priorities on climate change, biodiversity and resource-efficiency.