Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Progress On DAB '13 Sets Stage For Long-Term Budget

President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the President of the European Commission met in Brussels, Monday, to discuss budgetary matters. Agreement emerged on key points of the Draft Amending Budget 2013, which paves the way for negotiations to start on the Multiannual Financial Framework. 

European Parliament President Martin Schulz stated: "This was a crucial meeting on budgetary matters and good progress was made. The European Parliament wants to ensure that the EU's bills for 2013 can be paid. European citizens benefiting from programmes ranging from Erasmus to the European Social Fund must know that the necessary funds will still be available at the end of the year. Key negotiations can now be opened on the long-term EU budget, but I underline nothing is agreed until everything is agreed." 


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