EU budget 2018 finally adopted, socialists abstain

By |december 1st, 2017|Antonio Tajani, Estonian Presidency, EU budget 2018, News, Siegfried Mureșan, socialists|

The Council and the European Parliament separately approved on Thursday (30 November) the deal reached on 18 November 2017 in the conciliation committee on the 2018 budget. Thus the budget is finally adopted, with the abstention of the S&D group in Parliament.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU budget 2018 finally adopted, socialists abstain

2018 budget agreed with cuts in development aid

By |november 20th, 2017|development aid, EU budget 2018, News, NGOs|

In the early hours of Saturday (18 November), after 16 hours of negotiations, the EU member states and the European Parliament struck a deal on the EU’s budget for 2018, three days before the end of the conciliation period on 20 November at midnight.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za 2018 budget agreed with cuts in development aid

Development aid at heart of EU institutions’ wrangle over EU 2018 budget

By |oktober 26th, 2017|development aid, Estonian Presidency, EU budget 2018, EU-Turkey relations, European Parliament, External Action, News, refugee crisis|

The European Parliament backed by a large majority the EU budget for 2018 on Wednesday (25 October), earning praise from NGOs for increasing funds for humanitarian and development aid. But the EU Council said it cannot accept all the MEPS' amendments.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Development aid at heart of EU institutions’ wrangle over EU 2018 budget

EU Parliament wants up to €80 million cuts to Turkey’s 2018 pre-accession funds

By |oktober 24th, 2017|Angela Merkel, Erasmus, EU budget 2018, European Parliament, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Siegfried Mure?an|

The European Parliament will vote this week to cut pre-accession funds for Turkey by €50 million in 2018 and put an additional €30 million in reserve, Parliament rapporteur on the EU budget Siegfried Mureşan told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU Parliament wants up to €80 million cuts to Turkey’s 2018 pre-accession funds

NGOs denounce cuts, tweaks to 2018 EU budget for development aid

By |julij 13th, 2017|development aid, EU budget 2018, European Parliament, News, NGOs, refugee crisis, Siegfried Mureșan|

EU member countries decided yesterday (12 July) to cut the proposed EU budget for 2018 by €1.2 billion. The European Parliament deplored this “mechanical” cut, while NGO’s denounced the decrease of development aid and its re-directing to combat immigration.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za NGOs denounce cuts, tweaks to 2018 EU budget for development aid

‘Brexit’ and ‘future of Europe’ muddle EU’s budget decision-making

By |maj 30th, 2017|Brexit, cohesion funds, EU budget 2018, European defence, future of EU, Günther Oettinger, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, refugee crisis, rule of law, Turkey|

Günther Oettinger today (30 May) presented the draft EU budget for 2018, acknowledging decision-making difficulties. He said the next long-term budget should be tabled by next summer, to take into account the Brexit context and the decisions on the future of the Union.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za ‘Brexit’ and ‘future of Europe’ muddle EU’s budget decision-making