About: Jacek Dominik

Brexit 28-10-2014

Budget row escalates as UK bill could reach €3.6bn

The row over a hefty top-up to the UK’s contribution to the EU budget worsened Monday (27 October) as Prime Minister David Cameron repeated he would not pay, and the EU Budget Commissioner warned there was no possibility of delaying payment without re-opening questions over the UK’s rebate on the European budget.
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Brexit 27-10-2014

Commission accuses Cameron of opening “Pandora’s Box”

EU Budget Commissioner Jacek Dominik warned on Monday that British Prime Minister David Cameron will “open Pandora's box” if he doesn't make an extra payment to the EU budget by 1 December.
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Development Policy 14-10-2014

Aid programmes hit hard by EU budget woes

The European Union's humanitarian aid and development aid programmes are being compromised by EU debts, and budget cuts forecast for 2015. EURACTIV France reports
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.
Ex-Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, in the European Parliament. [EP]

Interim commissioner bonuses branded ‘excessive’

Interim EU commissioners, elected in July, will receive roughly half a million euros for just four months of work, along with a bonus and pension plan comparable to fully-fledged commissioners. This system needs reform, critics contend. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU Priorities 2020 16-07-2014

Parliament approves appointment of replacement Commissioners

The European Parliament approved on Wednesday the candidatures of the four candidate to EU Commissioners nominated to replace those who left to become MEPs. The four are to serve for the rest of the Commission’s current term, which expires on 31 October 2014.