The battle of numbers that will shape EU’s future

By |januar 6th, 2020|Charles Michel, cohesion policy, common agricultural policy, EU budget 2021-2027, eurozone budget, Just Transition Fund, MFF, News, own resources|

It might not be the sexiest debate but how the EU will look in the next seven years will depend on the outcome of one of the toughest upcoming fights in 2020: the negotiation over the bloc’s next long-term budget. 

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EU ‘confident’ €100bn green transition fund will see the light

By |december 16th, 2019|EU budget 2021-2027, Just transition, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Poland|

A draft €100-billion “Just Transition Mechanism” outlined by the European Commission as part of its Green Deal last week will eventually see the light in January, EU officials have said. The amount of “fresh money” under the new fund is however expected to be limited.

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Frontier researchers to benefit from new Horizon 2020, despite looming budget cuts

By |december 16th, 2019|EU budget 2021-2027, European Parliament, European Research Council, Horizon 2020, Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, MFF, News|

As member states are locked into negotiations over the next EU budget, research has become an easy target for cuts. Meanwhile, EU-funded scientists urge that frontier research is becoming more important than ever with new challenges ahead.

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Von der Leyen criticises Finnish presidency’s EU budget proposal

By |december 4th, 2019|EU budget 2021-2027, EU summit, European Commission, European Parliament, Finnish Presidency, MFF, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Rule of Law Mechanism, Ursula von der Leyen|

The new European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, did not mince her words at her first press conference on Wednesday (4 December), criticising a recent proposal of the Finnish EU Presidency for the bloc’s 2021-2027 budget and voicing concern "about the severe cuts in the proposal".

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Financing the energy transition: Where’s the money?

By |november 18th, 2019|coal phase-out, Energy transition, Energy Transition Fund (ETF), EU budget 2021-2027, Just transition, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, phasing out fossil fuels|

Incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s pledge to turn Europe into “the world’s first climate-neutral continent” means efforts to green the economy are set to go into overdrive. But where will the necessary funds come from to back the...

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MEP Novakov: EU Cohesion policy needs a tough lady like Elisa Ferreira to defend it

By |oktober 28th, 2019|Brexit, Bulgaria, cohesion policy, Elisa Ferreira, EU budget 2021-2027, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, own resources, rule of law, Slovakia|

Rule of law should be a matter of respect everywhere, not only in the Cohesion Policy. But ordinary beneficiaries should not be held responsible for the action of the whole country infringing common EU standards, MEP Andrey Novakov told EURACTIV Slovak...

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Why it makes sense to adopt new own resources for the EU budget

By |oktober 17th, 2019|carbon tax, EU budget, EU budget 2021-2027, MFF, News, own resources, plastic tax, Slovakia, Von der Leyen Commission|

The European Union is forgetting the revenue side of the EU budget to pursue its policies. The new own resources can provide a link to an EU policy, increase ownership, and shape behaviour of citizens, businesses and governments, write a group of Slova...

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‘Broad support’ for EU-wide plastic tax

By |oktober 16th, 2019|EU budget 2021-2027, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, plastic tax|

A European tax on plastic waste is gaining momentum as a way to bring new sources of revenue to the EU budget as leaders prepare for a two-day summit in Brussels beginning on Thursday (17 October).

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Visegrad countries slam Finnish presidency MFF paper

By |oktober 16th, 2019|Antti Rinne, EU budget 2021-2027, Finnish Presidency, MFF, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, rule of law, Visegrad Four|

Ahead of an EU summit starting on Thursday (17 October), diplomats from the four Visegrad countries harshly criticised the Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU for a paper it prepared to help the leaders’ discussion on the bloc’s...

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Finnish PM says EU ready to tie funding to rule-of-law criteria

By |september 30th, 2019|Antti Rinne, EU budget 2021-2027, Finnish Presidency, illiberal democracy, Jyrki Katainen, News, rule of law, Viktor Orbán|

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne said on Sunday (29 September) that all EU countries looked ready to accept that EU funding should be made conditional on democratic principles, he told Finland's public broadcaster YLE.

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