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.”