November 15, 2018
Europe’s fossil fuel-dependent regions could benefit from an additional €5 billion under the next EU budget, thanks to a proposal endorsed by the European Parliament. But it could complicate already complex talks with the Council, which is eager to cut
Strong Commission push for climate action in the next EU budget risks backslide in Parliament and Council
October 31, 2018
Today the Council of the EU is exchanging views on a key piece of the legislation that will govern the one trillion euro EU budget after 2020. While the Commission is proposing an ambitious target for climate spending, developments in the Parliament threaten this move.
October 10, 2018
This letter was sent to EU ministers ahead of the General Affairs Council regarding the Multiannual Financial Framework after 2020.
Commission rules for spending 300 billion euros in Cohesion funds misses opportunity to push for protections to climate and the rule of law
May 29, 2018
Brussels, Prague – The European Commission has missed the opportunity to set a course that addresses climate change and establishes a strong framework for ensuring Member States’ respect for the rule of law, as it seeks to leverage the EU budget after 2020 to bring states in line with EU priorities.
Post 2020 EU budget: Commission proposal promises sustainability but continues funding contradictory policies
May 2, 2018
Budapest, Brussels, Prague – Today the European Commission published its proposal for the next EU budget after 2020, the Multiannual Financial Framework. Civil society organisations within the People’s Budget campaign  call on Member States to translate the Commission’s pitch into the bold proposal that Europe needs for a brighter future.
May 1, 2018
Discovering the Belgian capital by river cruise – many tourists do it each year. A new terminal has been inaugurated at the port of Brussels, designed to handle 35,000 passengers by 2030 and generate an annual turnover of five million euros. Half of th
April 12, 2018
One of the most pressing challenges for Cohesion Policy is the transformation of the carbon-intensive energy systems in central and eastern Europe.
March 7, 2018
Business interests continue to overshadow public concerns with regards to the dubious €100-million tram project in Riga.
European Parliament calls for future EU budget to support the energy transformation in regions that need it most
February 22, 2018
Prague, Brussels – Today NGOs across central and eastern Europe welcome a report from Members of the European Parliament’s BUDGET Committee , laying out the priorities for the next EU budget after 2020 – the ‘Multiannual Financial Framework’ (MFF).
January 17, 2018
This is an analysis of best practice amongst the growing trend towards democratising public spending through participatory budgeting. With recommendations for the introduction of pilot processes within the post-2020 EU Budget, empowering citizens in sp