EU budget 2014-2020: Leading the way to sustainable prosperity and jobs
Briefing | 1 April 2012
The European Commission’s legislative proposals for the future EU Budget have made some promising changes but they are not ambitious enough to meet the level of current challenges. While CAP spending still needs a radical overhaul, the proposals on the other funds need to be strengthened to ensure leadership from the EU Budget that supports a sustainable and prosperous European economy and inspires all of Europe and the world.
This briefing contains concrete suggestions how this can be achieved and how overcoming the challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and overconsumption of resources will create new and quality jobs in a decarbonised, resource and energy efficient and socially just economy.