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EU Priorities 2020 02-07-2013

Lamassoure: Parliament will vote on the EU budget twice

MEPs will hold two votes on the EU budget, said Alain Lamassoure, who heads the European Parliament’s negotiating team. Tomorrow (3 July) the Parliament will need to gather a qualified majority to approve a resolution on the political compromise passed last week with the other EU institutions. And in the autumn, the Parliament will vote to implement the budget itself, accompanied by several declarations.
EU Priorities 2020 02-07-2013

Budget negotiator: Commission forgot about the Lisbon Treaty

During the negotiations for the 2014-2020 EU budget, the European Commission appeared to have forgotten that the Lisbon Treaty entails new responsibilities that require at least a minimum of funding, says Alain Lamassoure, MEP and head of the negotiating team for the financial framework.
Future EU 03-10-2012

EU budget runs dry on youth, education and research

The European Commission will present a proposal for a supplementary budget for 2012, probably on 23 October, as EU coffers ran empty for programmes that include priority areas such as education, youth and research.
Euro & Finance 02-06-2010

Parliaments debate closer budgetary coordination

The unprecedented crisis that has hit the euro zone calls for better budgetary coordination and national parliaments have a big role to play here, said MPs and MEPs meeting in Brussels to discuss greater synergies between European and national budgets.
Future EU 04-11-2009

National parliaments key to Lisbon’s success

"The formal involvement of national Parliaments in EU political choices is one of the main keys to the success of the Lisbon Treaty," writes French MEP Alain Lamassoure of the centre-right European People's Party in an October editorial, proposing a number of measures for implementation in early 2010.
Elections 15-06-2004

Interview: Lamassoure warns Bayrou against leaving the EPP

In an interview with EURACTIV, the MEP and member of the ruling French party UMP warned centrist leader François Bayrou against leaving the EPP to form a coalition with the liberals in the new parliament.
Future EU 27-03-2002

Lamassoure proposes new delimitation of powers between EU and Member States

On 26 March 2002, the European Parliament's Constitutional Committee discussed a report by French MEP, Alain Lamassoure, on the delimitation of powers between the EU and the Member States. In his report, Mr Lamassoure calls for a European constitutional court and proposes a list of five different categories of powers, ranging from exclusive powers to shared and supplementary powers.