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Parliamentary questions
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30 August 2018
E-004427-18
Question for written answer E-004427-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
André Elissen (ENF)

 Subject:  Member States compelled to consent to a multi-annual budget
 Answer in writing 

In a report on the Politico website(1), Commissioner Oettinger states that the likelihood of agreement concerning the multi-annual budget being reached before the European elections in 2019 is 50%. Oettinger’s statements further increase the pressure on the Member States to agree to the multi-annual budget. This follows previous threats in May 2018, when the Commission announced measures against those Member States that were excessively critical of the European Union.

1. In what other ways does the Commission intend to bring pressure to bear on Member States to agree to the new multi-annual budget come what may?

2. Why does the Commission consider it vital to force the multi-annual budget through before the 2019 elections?

3. Is the Commission perhaps afraid of the growing influence of Eurosceptic parties, which are no longer prepared to accept every dictate from Brussels without demurring?

(1)Oettinger: 50-50 chance of a budget deal before 2019 election (28 August 2018), https://www.politico.eu/article/gunther-oettinger-50-50-chance-of-a-budget-deal-before-2019-election

Original language of question: NL 
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