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13 Oct 2015

EP Budgets Committee adopts resolution against envisaged EU budget cuts

At its meeting on Tuesday, 13 October 2015, the Budgets Committee of the European Parliament (EP) demanded more EU funds to handle the migration and refugee crisis, help young people into jobs, and fully offset the cuts to the EU's research and transport networks programs. This was laid down in a political resolution on the 2016 EU budget adopted by the Committee. Amongst other issues, the MEPs voted for more resources for Horizon2020 and the Connecting Europe Facility, two programmes from which funds had been transferred to the European Fund for Strategic Investments.

The EP plenary will vote on the Budgets Committee's resolution on 28 October 2015, followed by three weeks of conciliation talks between the EP and the Council, with the aim of reaching a deal between the two institutions in time for next year's budget to be voted on by Parliament at the end of November.

For more information:

European Parliament - press release

For details on the budget figures, please check the EP's overview table

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