EU Budget 2019: focus on the young, on migration and innovation 24.10.2018, written by Łukasz Bejm
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.”