About: Own resources EU budget

Future EU 20-05-2021

The Robin Hood of Brussels should go away

There are many advantages in the EU becoming more financially independent of the member states, write Jakub Kučera and Lukáš Rejzek.
Future EU 17-09-2020

European Parliament votes for new taxes in EU to repay recovery borrowing

The European Parliament voted on Wednesday (16 September) in favour of assigning new tax revenues to the European Union to repay the bloc's intended joint borrowing of €750 billion for economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.

French MEP floats ‘win-win’ green compromise on EU budget

A European tax on financial transactions and corporate profits could bring an annual €120 billion to the EU budget and finance a green recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, without asking a penny more from national governments, says Pierre Larrouturou.
Future EU 20-03-2017

The EU budget: Unlocking a new vision for Europe

The key to unlocking a more inspiring and politically winnable New Vision for a strong Europe may well be the next European budget, writes David Holyoake.
Future EU 17-10-2016

A budget that connects citizens with the EU

Increasing the bloc’s revenue with own resources and strengthening the link between policy goals and spending would make the EU more dynamic and more relevant to its citizens, writes Petros Fassoulas.
Euro & Finance 26-07-2016

Upcoming EU budget debate is a chance to engage citizens

EU spending is highly complex and inflexible. An own resources budget would help the bloc respond to new challenges and better address the concerns of its citizens, writes Ivailo Kalfin.
Euro & Finance 06-07-2016

Parliament asks for EU budget hike, renews call for ‘own resources’

The European Parliament will call for an increase to the EU budget today (6 July), for 2014-2020. With the refugee crisis, faltering investment and high youth unemployment, they have no shortage of convincing arguments. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 12-01-2016

Midterm EU budget review falls victim to UK referendum

EXCLUSIVE / British Prime Minister David Cameron can already claim a victory ahead of the referendum, because the major event in the calendar of the Juncker Commission, the midterm review of the European Union’s 7 year budget, has been effectively cancelled.
Euro & Finance 11-03-2015

Kalfin: EU budget should be debated at national level

The so-called Monti group, named after its chairman, former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, is trying to put together proposals how to make the EU budget more transparent and more effective, without increasing its size.
EU Priorities 2020 11-03-2015

Monti group to focus on added-value for future EU budget

The so-called Monti group, named after its chairman, the former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, is trying to identify what exactly creates European added value, so that more resources for the EU budget would come from there in the future, to the relief of taxpayers, member Ivailo Kalfin told EURACTIV.
EU Priorities 2020 11-02-2015

Monti: Time to limit chaos in EU budget negotiations

EU leaders should avoid horse trading over the budget. Such chaotic negotiating damages the image of the European Union, said Mario Monti, in an interview with EURACTIV Italy.
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
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Economy & Jobs 26-02-2014

European Parliament launches ‘own resources’ group

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Parliament President Martin Schulz and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras kicked off the European Parliament's 'own resources' group on Tuesday in Strasbourg. Chaired by former prime minister of Italy, Mario Monti, the High level he group has been tasked with studying the current system of income to the EU budget and suggesting possible improvements to it, as agreed by the institutions during negotiations on the EU's seven-year budget.
Euro & Finance 26-02-2014

European Parliament kicks off ‘own resources’ group

The current leaders of the three main EU institutions launched yesterday (25 February) a high-level group on EU "own resources" to be chaired by the former prime minister of Italy, Mario Monti.
EU Priorities 2020 11-07-2013

Study shows EU spending can save taxpayers money

Taxpayers and European governments would reap substantial savings if more resources were pooled at the EU level, says a new study that also examines spending on defence and diplomacy.
EU Priorities 2020 26-07-2012

France picks up fight on ‘own resources’ for EU budget

France has taken the lead in demanding new "own resources" for the European Union's upcoming long-term budget for 2014-2020, placing Paris firmly on a collision course with Berlin, which wants to retain national contributions as the biggest share.
EU Priorities 2020 14-06-2012

Lawmakers warn EU leaders: No budget reform, no deal

MEPs pleaded for a reform of the EU budget and warned European leaders that if no agreement is reached on boosting resources, the Parliament will not adopt the new multi-annual financial framework (MFF) for 2014-2020.
Euro & Finance 23-03-2012

Brussels makes new push for financial tax

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said yesterday (22 March) that an EU-wide financial transaction tax could save EU countries as much as half of their contribution to the EU budget.
Future EU 12-01-2011

Liberals gear up for fight to change EU financing

Liberals in the European Parliament are readying their boxing gloves after unveiling an 11-page blueprint demanding a radical shift towards an EU budget based on own resources, rather than relying on member states' contributions.
Future EU 16-11-2010

UK, Netherlands block 2011 EU budget

European Parliament negotiators failed to overcome opposition from the UK and the Netherlands to the 2011 budget yesterday night (15 November), calling into question funding for ambitious projects such as the EU diplomatic service and the ITER nuclear reactor.