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

Agriculture and Rural Development

The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development mainly deals with the Common Agricultural Policy but also processes...

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Budgetary Control

The Committee on Budgetary Control is responsible for the control of the implementation of the EU's budget, meaning that the taxpayers' money is...

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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...

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The Committee on Fisheries deals with the functioning and development of the Common Fisheries Policy. Its tasks are to care of the conservation of fishery resources...

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Regional Development

The Regional Development Committee is responsible for the EU's regional and cohesion policy. It assesses the impact of other Union policies on...

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Adriaan Bastiaansen
Adriaan Bastiaansen

Head of Budget and Structural Policies Working Group

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