Will there be new sources of income for the EU budget from 2014 to 2020? Is the EU, in the midst of a financial crisis, ready to support its objectives as set out in the EU 2020 strategy? If so, how will this affect policy areas like agriculture and regional policy? These questions will be debated at a conference on Thursday 22 March, co-sponsored by the European Parliament, the EU's Danish Presidency and the European Commission. Representatives of national parliaments will also take part.
The conference will be held in the European Parliament's plenary chamber. For the complete programme, see links to the right.
Two press conferences
10:30-11:00 - EP Press Conference Room: European Parliament President Martin Schulz, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.
17:30-18:00 - EP Press Conference Room: European Parliament Budgets Committee Chair Alain Lamassoure, Danish Minister for European Affairs Nicolai Wammen and European Commission Vice-President Maroš Sefčovič.
The entire conference and the press conferences will be web-streamed and the opening and closing sessions will be shown on EbS. For web-streaming schedule, please see links below.
Accredited journalists are welcome to follow the conference from the press tribune. Journalists who are not accredited can obtain a temporary accreditation at the press entrance after showing their national press card.
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