Agnieszka Pomaska

EU Budget 2019: focus on the young, on migration and innovation
24.10.2018, written by

  • Parliament reversed cuts proposed by Council to the draft 2019 EU budget, with few exceptions
  • Boosting funds for Erasmus+, research, infrastructure projects and migration
  • EP’s negotiating team now has a strong mandate for the upcoming budget talks

MEPs set the overall EU Budget for 2019 at €166.34 billion for commitments and €149.3 billion in payments. Negotiations with the Council take place in November.

In their budgetary resolution, MEPs reaffirm their priorities: “sustainable growth, innovation, competitiveness, security, tackling root causes of refugees and migration flows, managing refugee and migration flows, the fight against climate change and the transition to sustainable energy, and a particular focus on young people.”

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