About: Jean Arthuis

Future EU 02-05-2018

Commission’s budget proposal draws praise from MEPs

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and his Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger received a largely positive reception from MEPs to their proposal for the next long-term EU budget from 2021-2027.
Brexit 18-05-2017

UK blocks European budget as Brexit talks near

Adopted after bitter wrangling by the European Parliament last December, the revision of the EU’s long-term budget for 2014-2020 has now been blocked by the United Kingdom, which seems intent on laying obstacles on the EU's road. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Priorities 2020 15-02-2017

France turns to EU courts to defend Strasbourg Parliament

The French government has gone to new lengths to defend the European Parliament’s Strasbourg seat, filing a complaint against the Parliament’s 2017 budget vote, which took place in Brussels. Euractiv France reports.
Euro & Finance 17-11-2016

Slovak presidency brokers the EU’s 2017 budget

The Slovak presidency brokered the EU budget for 2017 overnight (16-17 November), setting aside more funds for making Europe more competitive and secure. More money will go for the reception and integration of refugees and to addressing the root causes of migration.
Euro & Finance 12-07-2016

Civil servants join call to cut Barroso’s EU pension after Goldman Sachs hire

The main trade union of EU civil servants has added its voice to the chorus of politicians demanding that the European Commission take an "appropriate decision" on José Manuel Barroso's new position at Goldman Sachs. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital 24-03-2016

Cash-strapped EU cybersecurity agency battles Greece to close expensive second office

The EU cybersecurity agency ENISA just won support from MEPs in a drawn-out battle with the Greek government over its costly division between two offices in Athens and Crete.
Euro & Finance 16-07-2015

France accepts Greek deal, calls for eurozone government

The French National Assembly was the first national parliament to vote on the Greek debt deal on Wednesday 15 June. MPs accepted the agreement by 412 votes to 69. EURACTIV France reports

Commission threatens to loot Erasmus budget to finance Juncker Plan

The European Parliament refuses to take funds from existing investment programmes to finance the Juncker Plan. The choice could jeopardise the future of Erasmus and Galileo, according to the Commission. EURACTIV France reports
Elections 18-03-2015

National Front undermines French influence in Brussels

The meteoric rise of the French National Front in the 2014 elections has further undermined France's ailing influence in the European Parliament, according to a report by the Schuman Foundation. The French positions in the Council and the Commission have not deteriorated to the same extent. EURACTIV France reports
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]

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.
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Euro & Finance 24-10-2014

European Parliament seeks to expand 2015 budget by 2 billion euros

MEPs voted to extend the Council's proposed 2015 European budget by 2 billion euros, a position that may lead to tough negotiations. EURACTIV France reports
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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.

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