Budget of the European Union

Highlights - 2018 Discharge Hearings: Other Institutions (except EEAS) - Committee on Budgetary Control

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 8:03pm

Here, together with 29 colleagues from a total of 16 countries, I am committed to ensuring effective control of the EU budget.

Key Points: 
  • Here, together with 29 colleagues from a total of 16 countries, I am committed to ensuring effective control of the EU budget.
  • Our work involves controlling and monitoring the correct, targeted use of the budget (some EUR 166 billion in 2019).
  • The Committee on Budgetary Control is supported in its work by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) in Luxembourg.
  • Look at the figures, because they are looking at you good financial management results in security, trust and reliability.

Highlights - 2018 Discharge Hearing with Commissioners Avramopoulos, Hahn and Moedas - Committee on Budgetary Control

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 8:03pm

Here, together with 29 colleagues from a total of 16 countries, I am committed to ensuring effective control of the EU budget.

Key Points: 
  • Here, together with 29 colleagues from a total of 16 countries, I am committed to ensuring effective control of the EU budget.
  • Our work involves controlling and monitoring the correct, targeted use of the budget (some EUR 166 billion in 2019).
  • The Committee on Budgetary Control is supported in its work by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) in Luxembourg.
  • Look at the figures, because they are looking at you good financial management results in security, trust and reliability.

Press release - EU investment budget for 2020: A boost for the climate

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 12:04am

It should pave the way for the new long-term 2021-2027 EU budget, the so-called multiannual financial framework (MFF).

Key Points: 
  • It should pave the way for the new long-term 2021-2027 EU budget, the so-called multiannual financial framework (MFF).
  • MEPs have boosted the Commissions draft budget by adding altogether more than 2 billion to protect the climate.
  • Background

    About 93% of the EU budget funds real activities on the ground in EU countries and beyond.

  • Unlike national budgets, which are used in large part for providing public services and funding social security systems, the EU budget is primarily an investment budget and, unlike national budgets, the EU Budget cannot run a deficit.

Press release - MEPs adopt plan to keep 2020 EU funding for UK in no-deal Brexit scenario

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 8:03pm

Parliament approved a measure to make sure that EU funds for 2020 are fully available if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.

Key Points: 
  • Parliament approved a measure to make sure that EU funds for 2020 are fully available if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.
  • The draft regulation extends to 2020 the contingency plan approved by the European Parliament on 17 April 2019, previously limited to 2019.
  • The aim is to minimise any negative impact that the UK's withdrawal may have on beneficiaries of EU funding and on the European Union budget in the case of a no-deal scenario.
  • The report by Chris Davies (Renew Europe, UK) was adopted with 574 votes in favour, 24 against and 2 abstentions.

Brexit: the financial settlement

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 3:03pm

House of Commons Library

Key Points: 
  • House of Commons Library

    The financial settlement - often labeled the 'exit bill' or 'divorce bill' - sets out how the UK and EU will settle their outstanding financial commitments to each other.

  • In the financial settlement (the settlement), the UK and EU have set out how they will settle their outstanding financial obligations to each other, which arise out of the UKs participation in the EU budget and broader aspects of the its EU membership.
  • The settlement sets out the financial commitments that will be covered, the methodology for calculating the UKs share and the payment schedule.
  • The contingency is seen by the EU as a way of minimising disruption and facilitating an alternative financial settlement between the EU and UK.

Con Edison Solutions Is Accepting Enrollments for Its New Community Solar Program in Northampton

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 8:00pm

National Grid residential and small business customers located in Northampton, Massachusetts and elsewhere in Massachusetts, can now enroll in a community solar program with Con Edison Solutions.

Key Points: 
  • National Grid residential and small business customers located in Northampton, Massachusetts and elsewhere in Massachusetts, can now enroll in a community solar program with Con Edison Solutions.
  • The concept of community solar was initiated with the Massachusetts Green Communities Act and more fully developed under the recent Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target, or SMART, program.
  • Community solar is a centrally-located solar facility that allows individuals and businesses within a defined geographic area to save on electricity while supporting green, sustainable solar energy.
  • To learn more about community solar or to enroll in the Northampton program, Massachusetts National Grid customers can visit: www.conedsolutions.com/communitysolar .

Press release - Plans to keep EU budget funding in 2020 in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 8:03pm

The Budget Committee approved a measure to make sure that EU funds for 2019 and 2020 are fully available if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.

Key Points: 
  • The Budget Committee approved a measure to make sure that EU funds for 2019 and 2020 are fully available if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.
  • The draft regulation extends to 2020 the contingency plan approved by European Parliament on 17 April 2019, previously limited to 2019.
  • The aim is to minimise any negative impact of the UK's withdrawal for beneficiaries of EU funding and for the European Union budget in the case of a no-deal scenario.
  • The measure includes programmes such as Horizon 2020, Erasmus+ and agriculture and regional policies.

Highlights - CONT Votes: decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations on two files - Committee on Budgetary Control

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 8:03pm

Here, together with 29 colleagues from a total of 16 countries, I am committed to ensuring effective control of the EU budget.

Key Points: 
  • Here, together with 29 colleagues from a total of 16 countries, I am committed to ensuring effective control of the EU budget.
  • Our work involves controlling and monitoring the correct, targeted use of the budget (some EUR 166 billion in 2019).
  • The Committee on Budgetary Control is supported in its work by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) in Luxembourg.
  • Look at the figures, because they are looking at you good financial management results in security, trust and reliability.

Highlights - Presentation of the ECA Annual Report 2018 - Committee on Budgetary Control

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 8:03pm

Here, together with 29 colleagues from a total of 16 countries, I am committed to ensuring effective control of the EU budget.

Key Points: 
  • Here, together with 29 colleagues from a total of 16 countries, I am committed to ensuring effective control of the EU budget.
  • Our work involves controlling and monitoring the correct, targeted use of the budget (some EUR 166 billion in 2019).
  • The Committee on Budgetary Control is supported in its work by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) in Luxembourg.
  • Look at the figures, because they are looking at you good financial management results in security, trust and reliability.

Press release - EU investment budget for 2020 must focus on the Europe of tomorrow

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 8:03pm

The aim is to deliver on the pledge of 20% of EU investment for climate change action in the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

Key Points: 
  • The aim is to deliver on the pledge of 20% of EU investment for climate change action in the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).
  • The whole Parliament will vote on its position on the 2020 Draft Budget on 23 October.
  • About 93% of the EU budget funds real activities on the ground in EU countries and beyond.
  • Unlike national budgets, which are used in large part for providing public services and funding social security systems, the EU budget is primarily an investment budget and, unlike national budgets, the EU Budget cannot run a deficit.