An extra €150 million for urgent humanitarian aid and food assistance and €37 million for the Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights for this year was approved by Parliament’s Budgets Committee on Thursday. This will enable the European Commission to pay the most urgent bills, but payment problems in the external action field will surely recur in the course of this year, MEPs said.
1400 Italian and Spanish workers should get EU support to try and get back on to the labour market after losing their jobs. Parliament's budgets committee approved €5 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund on Tuesday. The decision still needs to be endorsed by Parliament as a whole and the Council of Ministers.