Question for written answer E-003343/2023
to the Commission
Loucas Fourlas (PPE)
It has been revealed that billions of funds from the EU common budget were not allocated.
The issue came to light during a review of the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework, which found that up to EUR 16 billion in funds were not allocated.
The revelation looks set to cause a stir as it comes at a difficult time when prices and inflation are soaring and an additional EUR 100 billion are needed to cover the next four years.
Half of the additional EUR 100 billion required as a top-up for the revised Multiannual Financial Framework, is earmarked for support to Ukraine and that has been unanimously agreed. However, there is no unanimous agreement over the remaining EUR 50 billion, with many Member States saying they need to recover this amount from savings or unallocated funds.
In view of this: Does the Commission intend to reassess its priorities and the ways in which these are funded?
What steps does it intend to take to ensure financial resources are properly distributed so that no funds go unallocated?