Eu Budget

Pound Falls Against Euro And Dollar After Theresa May Gives Florence Brexit Speech

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK

The pound has fallen after Theresa May said Britain would continue paying into the EU budget until 2020 - but not expanding on the details - in her ma...

Question Time Leave Voter Admits He Didn't Know What He Voted For, Blames It On 1973

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK

A Leave voter in the BBC Question Time audience has claimed he was misled over the Brexit divorce bill and the fault lies with the European Union beca...

10 Times Theresa May's Brexit Rhetoric Collided With Reality

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Politics

A disastrous General Election, MPs plotting your demise and the clock ticking on getting a deal with the EU. Theresa May’s famous Lancaster House sp...

William Hague Backs Philip Hammond Over Brexit Amid Cabinet Split

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Politics

Philip Hammond has been backed by former Tory leader Lord Hague amid ongoing Cabinet tensions about the approach to Brexit. The ex-foreign secretary s...

Remaining Inside EU Customs Union Would Be A 'Disaster,' Says Barry Gardiner

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Politics

It would be a “disaster” for the United Kingdom to strike a customs union deal with the European Union, Labour’s shadow international trade secr...

Britain Can Leave EU Without Paying £50 Billion 'Exit Bill' Lords Find

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK

Britain can legally walk away from the European Union without paying a penny if there is no post-Brexit agreement, a House of Lords inquiry has conclu...

The Government's Brexit Plan Basically Reveals The Reason For Brexit Isn't True

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK

Parliament has been sovereign the entire time we’ve been in the EU but it “hasn’t always felt like that,” according to the Government’s plan...

Tory MP Dismisses Malta As A 'Tiny Little Island'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Politics

A leading Brexit Tory MP has dismissed Malta as a “tiny little island” and accused its prime minister of trying to make money out of Brexit. Malta...

Tory MPs Demand Theresa May Gives More Detail On Brexit Plan

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has been warned by Tory MPs she must set out her Brexit plan in greater detail. The prime minister is due to give a speech on leaving the ...

Now A So-Called 'Clean Brexit' Could Deliver '£24 Billion Benefit'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

The UK economy could benefit by £24 billion a year - more than £450 million a week - by leaving the European single market and customs union, a pro-...

Britain Heading For 'Hard Brexit', Academics Predict

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Politics

Theresa May is likely to opt for a ‘hard Brexit’ with curbs on migrant numbers and withdrawal from both the EU single market and customs union, ac...

What Is Under Mr Juncker's Christmas Tree

John Watson | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics
John Watson

The successive initiatives rolled out by Remain, including salvos from the Treasury, from Obama, from US and NATO defence chiefs, from Corbyn and from...

So How Much Does Britain Pay the EU?

Iain Begg | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK Politics
Iain Begg

Claims and counter-claims about how much it costs the UK to belong to the European Union abound. Unsurprisingly, both sides of the debate cherry-pick the statistics that support their side of the argument, but both are also prone to misrepresent the facts and to neglect data that tell a different story.

EU Budget Explained: Expenditure and Contribution by Member State

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

There are in fact two types of EU budgets. There is the long-term budget, known as the multi-annual framework, which establishes the annual spending limits. This is negotiated ever seven years. There is also the annual budget, which sets out in more detail how the EU should spend its budget over the coming year.

Cameron Will Not Pay EU's £1.7 Billion Budget Demand In Instalments

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

David Cameron has made clear he will not accept a mooted compromise deal on the EU's £1.7 billion budget demand - and warned that the row is pushing ...

The Great EU Budget Fightback: Rhetoric or Reality?

Peter Wilding | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

With Ukip shouting that the EU isn't worth a penny piece and only exit will end the Commission's stealth tax, nothing Osborne can do will outflank Nigel and Rochester will fall. Far better to press for budget reform and seek allies to make a muddled system fairer and clearer.

Work in Progress: The Challenges Facing the European Parliament in the Coming Months

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

September is not just a time when trees start shedding their leaves and university students dust off their books, it's also when the European Parliament returns from the summer recess and starts work on legislation that will affect the lives of everyone living in the European Union.

EU Budget 2014-2020: It Is About Our Future...

Janusz Lewandowski | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Politics
Janusz Lewandowski

In the coming weeks, it will be the Commission's role to help the Council and the European parliament find an agreement for the 2014-2020 financial period. And Europe does need that agreement. We must ensure that future EU budgets will help Europe's businesses, scientists, students and NGOs.

How the European Parliament Will Ensure That the EU's New Long-Term Budget Adds Up

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The gap between what member states are asking the EU to do and what they are willing to pay for is unsustainable. Either they dial down their demands or provide the institutions with realistic means.

EU Budget Deal Not Good Enough

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

It makes no sense to vote on a budget for the next seven years when the context is likely to have changed dramatically. Even the Soviet Union only planned five years ahead. Rather than being tied down to a seven year austerity budget, there should be a binding review around 2015 which would allow the next democratically elected European Parliament to have its say.

The EU Budget - Success for the Bloc's Spending Hawks

Ben Jones | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Jones

The agreement on the EU budget for 2014-20 marks a political success for the bloc's spending hawks--and in particular for the British government, which going into the European Council on February 7th-8th had adopted the most hard-line position.

You'll Never Know the Outcome of the Vote on the EU Budget and Silly Lib Dem MEP Rebecca Taylor Objects to the Description 'Indigenous'

Janice Atkinson | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

As our political leaders strut their stuff on their home turf about how successful they were in Brussels last week, you'll never know the truth on who voted to increase, stagnate or decrease the EU's decision on plans to cut the EU budget because it will never be published.

Cameron Condemns MEPs For 'Secret' EU Budget Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has challenged Ed Miliband over whether Labour MEPs will vote against a cut in the EU Budget, amid fears the European Parliament may vet...

European Council Summit Ends With Unimpressive EU budget 2014-2020

Sir Graham Watson | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Politics
Sir Graham Watson

It is the same old budget as before, nothing new or modern about it. Farming and structural funds are the name of the game. It is like the EU's leaders have lazily gone to the fridge, rummaged around for the same old budget they've been serving up for the last 50 years, warmed it up a bit and whacked it on a plate. Bon appétit, Europe.

EU Budget Deal Should Not Sacrifice Research and Competitiveness

George Lyon | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics
George Lyon

On Friday, the member states reached agreement on a funding settlement that will shape the EU in years to come. There are many things that we can we welcome in the deal that was announced earlier. But there are a number of issues that are of concern.