- Meeting of the Committee on Budgets on Wednesday, 15 July, from 11:00 to 12:30 & from 15:00 to 18:30 and Thursday, 16 July, from 9:00 to 12:30, Brussels.
On 23 June, Members of the Committee on Budgets held a first exchange of views on the situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration. The rapporteur, Mr Gérard Deprez (ALDE), presented a draft opinion on the same topic at a future committee meeting, as the BUDG committee's contribution to an own-initiative report of the LIBE committee. This report will follow up on the EP resolution of 17 December 2014 and put forward specific recommendations.
The three EU agencies managing migration flows and various EU funds dealing with migration should get a €69.6 million budget boost , said the Budgets Committee on Tuesday as it approved proposed changes to this year's European budget. The budget increases still need to be approved by Parliament as a whole and the Council of Ministers. (Read more)
More than 500 workers made redundant by electrical manufacturer Broadcom Communications Finland and two suppliers should get EU aid worth €1.36 million to help them find new jobs, said the Budgets Committee on Tuesday. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid still needs to be approved by Parliament as a whole and the EU Council of Ministers. (Read more)
Italy, Romania and Bulgaria should get €66.5 million in EU aid to help repair the damage done by severe floods in 2014, said the Budgets Committee on Tuesday. The aid still needs to be approved by Parliament as a whole. (Read more)
Welcome to the website of the Committee on Budgets in the European Parliament, which is one of the two arms of the EU budget authority, the other being the Council. The committee, which has 41 full members and an equal number of substitute members, discusses, amends and adopts the Union budget together with the Council.
The primary function of the EU Member States’ parliaments, alongside law-making, has always been to approve taxation. In contrast, the European Union cannot raise taxes, as this is a prerogative that remains within the remit of the Member States and will continue to do so until such time as the EU is given its own resources. The EU does, however, have a budget with which to fund European policies and run the European institutions.
I intend to devote all my energy, experience and know-how to making the EU budget a genuine driving force for growth and jobs. With this in mind, I am determined to ensure that the opportunity which the mid-term review of the multiannual financial framework provides for a thorough renegotiation of that framework with the Council is seized. We will also be addressing a number of other important issues, including the budget for the euro zone, the introduction of a genuine own-resources system and the long-standing problem of outstanding commitments. The Committee on Budgets intends to do everything within its power to give the EU a new impetus and a new meaning.
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