Budget

Multiannual Financial Framework

Greens/EFA reject Council's MFF proposal

The Greens/EFA group in the European parliament today decided to reject the Council's proposal for a Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014 - 2020, a proposal which had been accepted by the Parliament's negotiation leader Alain Lamassoure in a personal capacity. The Greens/EFA group said that the ...


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 24 - 28 June 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include Horizon 2020, Multiannual Financial Framework, Roma integration strategy, Tackling youth unemployment in Europe, When Rule of Law is at risk: What can/should the EU do?, Agroecology: The Need for Transformation in Policy and Science, Water is a public good, Citizens first! Ideas for Improving and Extending the European Citizens' Initiative


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MFF negotiations

Greens refuse to bow to coercive pressures from the Council

The negotiations on the EU's Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) have come to a head, with the Council yesterday submitting a final proposal to the European Parliament. However, there are deep divisions between the European Parliament negotiators. At the beginning of next week, the European Parlia...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 10-14 June 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included asylum seekers, EU's housing crisis, rules on infant and baby food, Schengen, accounting transparency for extractive industries, illegal fishing, EU budget and the future framework, problematic EU passenger data rules, Turkey's worrying democratic backslide, nuclear safety and EU rules


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 16 - 21 JuneMay 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include Ship scrappage, worker protection and the environment, EU fisheries reform to be confirmed, Eel stocks under threat, Dalligate, Olafgate and the role of the EU Commission, Financial transaction tax in Europe, Reforming the banking sector in Europe, Modern and sustainable transport technologies, EU budget and the future framework, Hungary and EU defence of rights, Fixing emissions trading or not?, Clamping down on climate-damaging F-Gases, EU rules on posted workers


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EU Budget – Myth versus Reality

How much do you really know about the EU budget?

There are many questions about the EU budget and many misconceptions. How much does it really cost? How is it used and what for? Where does the money come from? Find out how much you know and see the Greens’ position on the EU budget.


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 10-14 June 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include asylum seekers, customs enforcement of IP, EU's housing crisis, rules on infant and baby food, border-free Europe, accounting transparency for extractive industries, illegal fishing, EU budget and the future framework, EU economic governance and the social impact, problematic EU passenger data rules, Turkey's worrying democratic backslide, nuclear safety and EU rules


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Green alternatives for Europe

29.05.2013

Video of the press conference Weds. 29 May 2013 - with Rebecca Harms and Jürgen Trittin

Between the two EU summits in May and June, prominent politicians from Green parties in Europe held a 'shadow summit' on 29 May in Brussels aimed at formulating alternatives to the conservative and neo-liberal policies of the EU's ruling majority. Rebecca Harms and Jürgen Trittin, leaders of the Green parliamentary groups in Brussels and Berlin respectively, held a press conference to outline the political agenda up to the European elections in May 2014. The Greens want a fresh start in Europe and want a new government in Germany to lead the shift to socially responsible and sustainable EU policies.


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EU Development Aid

MEPs call for strong and effective development and humanitarian aid funding in the EU budget

In a cross-party declaration, Members of the European Parliament have called on Member States to protect the development and humanitarian aid budgets in the next multi-annual financial framework of the EU (MFF). In comparison to the proposal of the Commission, the Ministers plan to cut the budgets...


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Future EU budget (MFF)

EP must not back down on budget red lines

Commenting on the outcome of the first trialogue negotiations between the European Parliament and Council on the EU multiannual financial framework (2014-20), Green budgetary spokesperson Helga Trüpel said: "There are worrying signs that the EP negotiating team will let itself be strong-armed ...


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Future EU budget

EU governments must cover all open bills for any meaningful negotiation to take place

A high-level meeting on the EU's future budget (multiannual financial framework) between European Parliament president Schulz, Commission president Barroso and President of the Council Enda Kenny agreed central points for a possible agreement. The outcome included a commitment by Council to pay a fi...


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Financial aid to non-Euro members

More balanced and democratic framework needed

The European Parliament today adopted a report setting out its opinion on EU rules governing financial assistance to non-Euro area EU member states, ahead of a review of the rules. The Greens welcomed the report, which underlined the need for a more balanced and democratic framework for financial as...


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