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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.
EU Priorities 2020 28-06-2013

Commissioner guarantees that €908bn EU budget will be ‘fully spent’

EXCLUSIVE / Following the political agreement reached yesterday (27 June) on the EU's 2014-2020 spending plan, Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski told EURACTIV he guarantees that conditions have been put in place so that the €908 billion agreed for payments over the seven-year period will be fully spent.
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.
Brexit 28-01-2013

‘Brexit’ debate should not derail EU budget talks: Lewandowski

A potential British exit from the European Union should not influence the ongoing negotiations on the EU budget for 2014-2020, according to Janusz Lewandowski, the EU's budget commissioner.
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.
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.
Future EU 23-09-2011

Analyst: Barroso should discipline ‘loose cannon’ commissioners

Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski, who promised in an election ad in his native Poland that his country would get €70 billion from the next EU budget, should be disciplined by the Commission President, or else the European Parliament may have to sanction the entire Commission, policy analyst Piotr Maciej Kaczy?ski told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 04-07-2011

Lewandowski scolds ‘arrogant’ countries on EU budget

Under pressure from nationalist parties, many EU member states have led attacks against the European budget and the Schengen border-free area, said Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski, denouncing the "arrogance" of some countries. The Polish budget commissioner spoke to EURACTIV Poland in an interview.
Regional Policy 21-04-2011

Brussels defends 5% budget increase for 2012

The European Union's budget chief defended plans yesterday (20 April) to increase the bloc's spending by 4.9% next year, saying the proposal struck a balance between austerity and the need to boost growth.
Euro & Finance 22-10-2010

Brussels worries about Franco-German EU bail-out plan

EU Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski warned yesterday (21 October) about the dangers of setting up a permanent mechanism to bail out bankrupt member states, as requested by France and Germany, saying it could threaten the EU's spending power.