Parliament is set to approve a deal on the 2019 EU budget on Wednesday, boosting funds for Erasmus+, climate protection, research, tackling migration and youth unemployment.
For the last EU budget of this legislature, MEPs have fought for and obtained an additional €688.5 million more than the first draft budget proposed by the Commission for programmes they consider key to boosting growth and jobs, namely Erasmus+ (young people’s mobility), the Youth Employment Initiative, Horizon 2020 (research) and COSME (support for SMEs).
Read about these and other budgetary reinforcements, e.g. in the areas of climate protection, tackling the migration crisis or support for farmers, in the recent press release on the deal reached with the Council on Tuesday 5 December.
Around 94% of the EU’s budget goes to citizens, regions, cities, farmers and businesses. The EU's administrative expenses account for approximately 6% of the total.
Debate: Tuesday, 11 December
Vote: Wednesday, 12 December