About: Ivailo Kalfin

Euro & Finance 11-03-2015

Kalfin: EU budget should be debated at national level

The so-called Monti group, named after its chairman, former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, is trying to put together proposals how to make the EU budget more transparent and more effective, without increasing its size.
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Economy & Jobs 13-12-2013

EU Budget 2014 – 2020: From Priorities to Financing

With the 2014 – 2020 EU budget agreed, the EU will pass a number of legal documents, including an inter- institutional agreement over how the budget will be spent. This will also include more in-depth analysis on EU’s own resources. Will the main EU 2020 strategic goals be properly funded? What about energy, infrastructure and social challenges?
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EU Priorities 2020 19-11-2013

Parliament approves EU’s 2014-2020 budget

After one of the most controversial and long-fought battles the European Parliament has recently seen, MEPs finally approved on Tuesday Europe's budget for the next 7 years. The so-called multi-annual financial framework was adopted by 537 votes to 126 against, with most of the opposition coming from the eurosceptics and the Greens. Worth €960 billion, it is the first time in the history of the Union that real spending cuts are included in a long-term budget.

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