The European Parliament is one of the budgetary arms of the European Union, which means that jointly with the Council, it establishes the annual budget of the EU. This process goes through the EP's Committee on Budgets. The Committee on Budgets also sets down overarching rules on spending and approves the EU's multiannual financial framework, i.e. the EU's medium-term budget plan.


Press Release
25.04.2012 - 09:45

2013 Budget: Is this enough for growth and jobs?

"I hope that the proposed budget will allow EU projects to continue without difficulty. This is why we asked the European Commission to make a realistic proposal for payments. This proposal...
Press Release
21.03.2012 - 12:15

EU Budget: Call for investment in long-term growth.

The EU budget should be redesigned to promote long-term growth. Expenditures should be directed to develop the Single Market and support research and innovation, as both have a clear European...
Press Release
14.03.2012 - 17:00

Budget 2013: priority to growth, youth and actions

The European Parliament has approved the guidelines for the 2013 Budget. "Through this vote, the European Parliament has indicated a clear strategy for recovery from the crisis through next...
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Press Release
28.02.2012 - 17:00

Budget 2013: A tool for growth focused on

The Committee on Budgets has approved the guidelines for the 2013 Budget "I am very pleased with today's result and I hope that the priorities expressed in the guidelines for the 2013...
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Press Release
25.01.2012 - 16:00

Giovanni La Via MEP Rapporteur of EU budget 2013

Giovanni La Via MEP has been officially appointed European Parliament's Rapporteur for the 2013 EU General Budget during the meeting of the Committee on Budgets. "The 2013 budget will...