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Plans to make it easier to move money around within the EU’s long-run budget, to help tackle urgent challenges such as the migration crisis, strengthening security, boosting growth and creating jobs, were backed by the Budgets Committee on Monday. Parliament has long fought for greater flexibility within the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF), which would apply for the remainder of the 2014-2020 MFF. (Read more: Budgets MEPs back flexibility: €6bn more for jobs, growth and tackling migration )

 

Sustainable growth, jobs and security: MEPs adopt 2018 budget priorities

Plenary Session Budget15-03-2017 - 12:51

Growth and jobs, particularly for young people, must remain key EU budget priorities, along with tackling migration and climate change, MEPs say in guidelines, voted on Wednesday, for EU Commission officials preparing the EU’s draft 2018 budget. The budget “must be equipped with the tools to enable it to respond to multiple crises simultaneously” and must also address EU citizens' safety and security concerns, they add. (Read more: Sustainable growth, jobs and security: MEPs adopt 2018 budget priorities )

 
EU budget explained: expenditure and contribution by member state Infographic - Budget24-02-2017 - 09:32

How much does the EU spend in your country and on what? How does it compare to other countries? And where does the money come from? Find out by using our multimedia application, which has been updated with the latest figures from the European Commission's annual financial report for 2015. (Read more: EU budget explained: expenditure and contribution by member state )

 
 

EU job search aid worth €1,818,750 for 800 former retail workers in the Netherlands was approved in plenary in a vote on Tuesday. The workers were made redundant by six retail trade companies which recently went bankrupt in the Drenthe and Overijssel provinces. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid still needs to be approved by the Council of Ministers on 17 February. (Read more: EU job-search aid: €1.8m for 800 former retail workers in the Netherlands )

 

EU job search aid worth €1,818,750 for 800 former retail workers in the Netherlands was approved by the Budgets Committee in a vote on Thursday. The workers were made redundant by six retail trade companies which recently went bankrupt in the Drenthe and Overijssel regions. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid still needs to be approved by Parliament as a whole, on 14 February and by the Council of Ministers, on 17 February. (Read more: EU job-search aid: €1.8m for 800 former retail workers in the Netherlands )

 

European Parliamentary Week: MPs and MEPs to debate EU’s economic future

BUDG ECON EMPL Budget / Economic and monetary affairs / Employment policy27-01-2017 - 10:50

National MPs from across Europe will join MEPs in Brussels next week to debate the European Semester Cycle 2017 (Monday), Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union (Tuesday) and national growth and jobs creation and financial assistance programmes (Wednesday). The events are part of the 2017 edition of the European Parliamentary Week (#EPW17). (Read more: European Parliamentary Week: MPs and MEPs to debate EU’s economic future )

 

Following an exchange of views with the members of the Committees on Budgets, Budgetary Control and Legal Affairs, a majority of the committees’ coordinators were satisfied that Commissioner Günther Oettinger is in a position to assume the portfolio that is transferred to him and look forward to a close working relationship. (Read more: Committees satisfied that Oettinger is in a position to assume budget portfolio )

 
Interview with Alain Lamassoure  

The EU should in the future have more possibilities to finance itself directly instead of being mostly funded by member states, according to a report to be presented to Parliament on Thursday 12 January. Such a system of own resources was already in place for decades in the past and should be readopted. Report co-author Alain Lamassoure spoke to us ahead of the presentation, pointing out that the proposals would not result in a power shift from national governments to Brussels. (Read more: Lamassoure: Changing how EU is funded won't shift power to Brussels )

 

Three parliamentary committees will quiz Commissioner Günther Oettinger about his new portfolio for Budget and Human Resources, which Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has asked him to take over from former Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva. (Read more: MEPs to quiz Commissioner Oettinger on new budget portfolio )

 

A proposal to grant Spain €856,800 in EU aid to help find new jobs for 250 former car workers made redundant by 29 firms manufacturing motor vehicle parts in the Valencia region was approved by Parliament on Wednesday. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid had already been approved by the Council of Ministers on 12 December. (Read more: MEPs approve €856,800 in job-search aid for 250 redundant car workers in Spain )