About: Janusz Lewandowski

Elections 15-12-2016

Polish lawmakers pass law restricting rallies

Poland's populist-dominated parliament has passed a law restricting public meetings which was slammed by the opposition as being anti-democratic, media reports said yesterday (14 December).
EU Elections 2014 01-07-2014

Four of the seven Commissioners elected take MEP seats

Seven of the present EU Commissioners stood for European elections and all were elected. Commission President José Manuel Barroso announced today (1 July) that four of them will take their MEP seats, and informed of the temporary re-allocation of their portfolios, pending decisions of their replacements.

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.
Olli Rehn
EU Elections 2014 26-05-2014

Commissioners search for signals to decide their future

Seven Commissioners have won MEP seats, but four of them are undecided if they will take them or stay on as Commissioners, in order to maximise their chances for a better future outside the European Parliament, EURACTIV has learned.
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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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EU agrees on 2014 budget

After 16 hours of negotiations, the EU institutions reached a political agreement on Tuesday on both the Union's budget for 2014 and pending amending budgets for 2013, but the European Parliament and Council must still formally adopt the agreement. The deal sees an overall level of commitments of €142.6 billion
EU Priorities 2020 28-06-2013

Lewandowski: Agreeing the budget was ‘extreme sports’

The political agreement on the EU budget for 2014-2020 reached yesterday (27 June) was “extreme sports”, says Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski, in an exclusive interview in which he explained the details that made the deal possible.
EU Priorities 2020 26-10-2012

EU lawmakers rally to protect Erasmus budget

Members of the European Parliament fear the EU’s Erasmus grant could be at risk, eyeing an extended budget for one of the world’s most successful student exchange programmes.
Regional Policy 03-10-2012

Lewandowski: ‘We cannot announce a growth pact and make cuts to Cohesion’

The EU's budget commissioner has come out strongly in defence of cohesion policy, telling EURACTIV France that Europe needed to go beyond austerity measures to support growth in the most deprived regions.
Central Europe 03-09-2012

Lewandowski: €1 invested at EU level can generate up to €14

Each €1 invested resulted in a return of €2.1 from 2000-2006, while in science and research the return reached up to €14, Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Public Affairs 23-06-2011

Poland’s EU commissioner in surprise climate denial move

EU Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski has shocked colleagues by giving an interview in the Polish press questioning global warming, which emerged one day after his home country, Poland, blocked EU attempts to toughen the bloc's climate commitments.
Cities & regions 10-06-2011

The Polish EU Presidency: Budget and solidarity [Archived]

Paving the way for an "ambitious" agreement on the 2014-2020 budget, energy security and the European Union's Eastern neighbourhood are all key priorities of the Polish EU Presidency during the second half of 2011. The Poles, for their part, have pulled all the stops to ensure that the Union remains committed to redistributive policies at a time of economic austerity.