Are you an 18 year-old European citizen who would like to get a sense of the beauty and diversity of our continent? From this Tuesday 12 June at 12....

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“We cannot breach the principle of solidarity. We are concerned that the European Commission’s proposal weakens the main EU solidarity...


“We did it! I am incredibly proud and happy that, this year, 20 to 30,000 18 year-old Europeans will receive a free Interrail pass to travel...

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"The money that is being used in the EU budget is money well-invested. It is about investing in the future, about showing solidarity, about...



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.


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Press Release
04.07.2012 - 12:30

EU Budget: the Council must now take action

 A battle for payments is needed, there is a bunch of bills to pay and expenditures have to be monitored "I have asked Commissioner Lewandowski and representatives of the EU Council to...
Euro Currency: Stacks of 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro notes piled together
Press Release
27.06.2012 - 14:00

Better, not less spending in the future cohesion policy.

EPP Group MEPs from Central European Member States stand united for maintaining the financing of cohesion policy at the current level. In a joint statement issued before the European Council meeting...
Statistics, Finance, Stock Exchange and Accounting
Press Release
13.06.2012 - 13:45

MFF: more flexibility for future EU budget

The future EU budget needs adequate funding while providing for more flexibility and leaving scope for fewer national contributions due to a reform of the EU's income base, MEPs said today....
Press Release
07.06.2012 - 12:00

EU Budget: Next MFF should be geared

"The European Union budget needs to play a strategic role. It must provide an added value in terms of growth-boosting investment. It must also allow for flexibility so that the EU can be better...
Financial Analysis with charts and european currency
Press Release
26.04.2012 - 12:30

Budgets Committee gives green light

Members of the European Parliament's Budgets Committee today approved the launch of the pilot phase of project bonds, designed for investment projects. Based on a credit-enhancement...
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...



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