ALDE: EU budget, a new way of doing things
On 1 October, the European Parliament’s budgets committee adopted its position on the draft budget for 2020. Members voted one of their most ambitious positions to date. That includes over 2 billion for the climate, the youth and the new economy. But this year’s budget negotiations among the political groups also initiated a new way of doing things.
What’s next? Parliament’s official position will be adopted in Strasbourg during the second session of October. Then will come the negotiations with the Finnish presidency and ambassadors from the other member states. There too new ways to think about the EU budget will need to be found. Accounting in the back rooms will have to make way for politics.
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