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Tuesday, 6 October 2015 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Common provisions on European Structural and Investment Funds: specific measures for Greece (A8-0260/2015 - Iskra Mihaylova)

  Andrew Lewer (ECR), in writing. ‒ The ECR recognises the serious economic situation faced by Greece and its unique liquidity crisis. We therefore voted in favour of a Commission proposal to address this through the front-loading of regional development funds already allocated to Greece to provide rapid investment and support jobs and growth.

This measure is limited to Greece alone, will not impact on other Member States and does not entail any new money during the current multiannual financial framework. Increased payments in 2015 and 2016 will be offset within the current financial period so that no increase to the agreed budget is necessary. All of which means no additional money from European taxpayers, simply the release of resources already allocated.

This measure is not about the future of Greece, the future of regional development funding or about the migration crisis. A change in approach to all these is clearly needed.

Engaging with the amendments proposed by other political groups – whatever their individual merits – risked slowing down the legislative process significantly and the issues they raise are simply too big to be debated in any appropriate sense within this very specific proposal. We therefore voted against all amendments to this report.

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