‘Mensenrechten worden geschonden met Europees belastinggeld’
November 12, 2020
De Europese Investeringsbank wil zich maar al te graag verder profileren als de Europese Ontwikkelingsbank. Maar wat het voorstelt als duurzame ontwikkelingsprojecten, gefinancierd met privaat en publiek geld, komt in de praktijk te vaak neer op flagrante mensenrechtenschendingen, zegt Hans van Scharen. ‘De EU kan echt bijdragen aan duurzame ontwikkeling, maar dan moet het tenminste aanbevelingen van experts lezen.’
Boost for Cohesion funding can speed EU recovery with concrete guidance on how to spend it
May 27, 2020
Brussels – The European Commission’s pandemic recovery package is a welcomed boost for cohesion and the energy transformation in countries that need it most, but progress will only come with clear guidance for how this money is spent.
Irrespective of the size, the EU budget must serve higher climate ambition
February 20, 2020
EU leaders hold today a special European Council meeting where they will discuss and maybe agree on the size and structure of the EU budget for the period 2021-2027. Regardless of the size, current proposals for the EU budget of the next decade fall short of ambitious climate action.
Is The EU Budget Ready To Back The Green Deal?
February 20, 2020
Today member states’ leaders head to Brussels for a European Council meeting on the next long-term EU budget, amid pressures for an ambitious climate action. They are going through spending priorities, including the decarbonization of the economy and n
Consensus on EU long term emissions reductions paves way for climate action in central and eastern Europe
December 13, 2019
At Thursday’s European Council meeting, Member States signed up to the bloc’s goal of becoming a net zero emitter of carbon by 2050, a commendable and essential step as the EU pursues the Paris Climate Agreement’s target of limiting temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
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.
Open letter to ministers regarding the EU Budget
October 10, 2018
This letter was sent to EU ministers ahead of the General Affairs Council regarding the Multiannual Financial Framework after 2020.
Position on the Multiannual Financial Framework
July 9, 2018
For nearly three decades, the EU Budget, and especially sectoral instruments such as the Cohesion Policy, has been a proven catalyst in the fight against climate change and the transition to a low-carbon energy system. By providing public investments i
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.
Response to the consultation on future Cohesion Policy in EU budget 2020-2027
March 19, 2018
The EU is facing unprecedented challenges right now, but the future Cohesion Policy can make a contribution to strengthening the rule of law, fundamental rights and the principles of democracy, while also enabling ordinary citizens and local communitie