Budget

EU budget 2012/13

EU condemned to cyclical budget crises after MEPs endorse agreement

The European Parliament has voted to endorse an agreement on the EU's 2013 budget and provisions to partially cover shortfalls under the 2012 budget. The Greens have criticised the deal for failing to bridge the shortfalls under the 2012 budget (1) and continuing the trend of under-budgeting for 201...


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Co-Presidents' session briefing

11.12.2012

Recorded stream 11 December 2012

During the Strasbourg Plenary session briefing, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit present the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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EU Budget 2012-2013

Helga Trüpel


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 10 - 14 December 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include the EU budget 2012-2013, the controversial EU-Latin American free trade agreement, wrongheaded EU patent system, airport noise and working conditions, Financial transaction tax, animal transport and welfare, addressing fundamental rights in the EU, EU summit and the continuing crisis, EU-Russia agreement, Human rights and EU policy, Israeli settlements and opposing the Belo Monte dam in the Amazon.


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EU budget

Bad deal for EU gets provisional green light following volte-face by MEPs

A draft agreement on the EU's 2013 budget and provisions to cover shortfalls under the 2012 budget looks set to be endorsed, following an indicative vote in the European Parliament's budget committee. The agreement will now be voted by both the European Parliament and Council. The Greens have critic...


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Brussels agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 3-7 December 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include events on Bloggers for democracy, Car transport and EU criminal justice as well as the EU budget 2012, preventing biopiracy, expanding renewable energy in Europe, banking supervision, clamping down on tax avoidance and fraud, tackling youth unemployment


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e-fa: News Round-Up

news bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament

November 2012 Round-Up The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws together political parties fighting for democracy and self-determination for the stateless nations and regions of Europe. European Free Alliance MEPs sit in a European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest grou...


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Horizon 2020

MEPs vote to ensure Horizon 2020 delivers for EU innovation overshadowed by budget negotiations

The European Parliament's industry and research committee today adopted its position on Horizon 2020, the EU's framework programme for research and innovation from 2014-20 (1). Commenting after the vote, Green research and innovation spokesperson Philippe Lamberts (MEP, Belgium) said: "Today's ...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 19-22 November 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included the reports on the EU's economic and monetary union, rules for marketing agricultural products, shale gas, enforcing EU law, future EU budget, vote on new EU commission candidate, situation in Gaza, UN climate talks and the EU position, banning shark finning, the external dimension of EU fisheries


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EU budget

Backward-looking EU budget looms, as haggling leads to wrong priorities being set

The much anticipated budget summit on the EU's multiannual financial framework ended without final agreement but with EU leaders moving towards changes in the overall size and make-up of the budget proposals. The Greens hit out at the “progress”, which not only cuts the ambition of the EU budget...


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Brussels agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 26-30 November 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include humanitarian aspects of border control, rejecting the EU-Colombia/Peru free trade agreements, funding European research and innovation, limiting hazardous substances in water, the EU budget, financial transaction tax, EU banking supervision, the euro crisis, promoting European economic recovery


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Future EU budget (MFF)

Grandstanding on future EU budget distracts from reality

With EU heads of state and government set to meet on Thursday and Friday for negotiations on the EU's multiannual financial framework for 2014-20, the EP today debated the issues with the Council and Commission. In the context of the debate, Greens/EFA budgetary spokesperson Helga Trüpel stated: &q...


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