Pressemitteilung

EU Budget 2018: EPP Group prioritises jobs and security

Straßburg
, 15.03.2017 - 12:34
Seeing through piggy bank

“Today’s vote shows very clearly that a large majority of the European Parliament remains fully committed to making use of the available tools that the EU Budget offers in order to strengthen job creation and growth across Europe, while ensuring the security of EU citizens and companies“, stated the Rapporteur, Siegfried Mureşan MEP.

The EPP Group expects the European Commission to propose a draft budget that takes into account our priorities of investing in research, innovation, infrastructure, SMEs and entrepreneurs, especially young ones. These areas bring real added value to the economy and the EU must continue to support them adequately.

The EPP Group believes that the EU Budget also needs to respond to the most pressing concerns of our citizens relating to security. “This is why we request in this Report sufficient funding devoted to strengthening our borders and the Agencies in the field of justice and home affairs, while at the same time investing more in the countries of transit and those of origin of migrants and refugees”, explained Mureşan.

Finally, the Report adopted today is proof that the EPP Group not only aims at strengthening existing policies but also supports new ones, such as the proposal to secure funding in order to grant every 18 year-old in the EU a free Interrail ticket. “We call on the European Commission to assess the costs and come up with a proposal on Interrail. It is our view that such a programme would increase European consciousness and identity among young people and would contribute to tackling populism and misinformation”, concluded Mureşan.

The Commission will put forward its draft budget for 2018 at the end of May, which will then be subject to negotiations between Parliament and Council.

Redaktionshinweis
Mit 217 Mitgliedern aus 27 Mitgliedstaaten ist die EVP-Fraktion die größte Fraktion im Europäischen Parlament.

Zuständige(r) Abgeordnete(r)

-
Siegfried MUREŞAN
STR - Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175154 Fax: +33 (0)3 88 179154
E-Mail: siegfried.muresan@europarl.europa.eu

Ansprechpartner für die Medien

Francisco Correia Da Silva
portugiesische Presse; Kommunikationsstrategie
Phone: +32 470 830 567
Eugen Sandu
rumänische Presse
Phone: +32 472 547 584

Aktuelles

Europe, concept of security
26.04.2017 - 11:11

Social market economy in the heart of Europe

“Enjoying equal access to the job market with fair working conditions and adequate and sustainable social protection should be within reach of...
Life jackets for refugees going to Greece
25.04.2017 - 12:16

Unifying standards for the reception of asylum seekers

Reform of European Asylum System: MEPs want access to the labour market after two months A new law on EU standards for the reception of applicants...
Stärkere Bekämpfung anti-europäischer Fake News aus Russland erforderlich
26.04.2017 - 14:45

Stärkere Bekämpfung anti-europäischer Fake News aus Russland erforderlich

Die EU muss die verdeckten Bemühungen Russlands, die Politik westlicher Staaten zu kapern, bekämpfen – mittels Koordinierung ihrer...
Surfing on the Internet
25.04.2017 - 10:56

Europe to invest in free public Wi-Fi

"We need to meet the growing demand of connectivity from Europe’s citizens." "I am pleased that the plans to invest in...

Highlights der Woche

24.04.2017 - 28.04.2017
Turkish flag

Plenary debate on the situation in Turkey

At its mini-Plenary on Wednesday, the European Parliament will discuss the situation in Turkey, particularly focusing on the constitutional...
Scissors cutting ethernet cable connecting globes

Ending unjustified geoblocking

Members of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee will vote on a Report authored by Róża Thun MEP on Tuesday on geoblocking,...
Refugee Camp

Dealing with asylum applications - a clear set of rules needed

Standards for the reception of applicants for international protection will be voted on in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs...

Veranstaltungen

Marian-Jean Marinescu MEP