Budget, agriculture & regional funding

Building a competitive and future-oriented Europe

Our Working Group for Budget and Structural Policies is working for a budget with which Europe will become more competitive and future-oriented, promoting effective and efficient use of taxpayers’ money to bring the best results for EU money. The EPP Group has successfully pushed for simpler financial and administrative rules to ease the burden of farmers, SMEs, local and regional authorities and all others who benefit from EU financing.

We have consistently supported SMEs in any legislation that affects them, particularly in budgetary allocations. And thanks to a change in rules, European farmers will be able to access EU financing more easily. Our MEPs supported measures to stop honey adulteration and we backed a framework of rules enabling sustainable fishing in the North Sea.


Committees in this Working Group

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Agriculture and Rural Development

Supporting farmers and protecting food security In addition to its legislative work, the committee also monitors the...

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Budgetary Control

Better value for taxpayers' money The committee is responsible for controlling the implementation of the EU's budget, ensuring that it spends...

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A budget that reflects EU priorities Our priorities for the budget are very clear: boosting competitiveness, protecting the vulnerable, strengthening EU defence and...

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Simplified and sustainable fishing The fisheries policy has to reconcile the interests of a wide range of stakeholders while safeguarding the long-term viability...

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Regional Development

Promoting cohesion and economic development The committee is also responsible for assessing the impact of other EU policies on economic and social...

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