Eu Budget

So How Much Does Britain Pay the EU?

Iain Begg | Posted 08.04.2016 | 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.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Misery And Hardship'

Mehdi Hasan | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 8 February 2013... 1) 'MISERY AND HARDSHIP' So the real villain of the row over disability and incapa...

EU Budget Deal Is 'Difficult' But 'Doable'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron arrived in Brussels for marathon EU budget talks this afternoon insisting the negotiations were "going to be difficult" but a deal was "...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Ebacc-Tracked

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Thursday 7 February 2013... 1) EBACC-TRACKED Oh look, yet another dramatic and embarrassing coalition U-turn ...

Joint Letter From the European Parliament: EU Budget Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

The multi-annual financial framework is not just a budget, but rather a political act, an expression of Europe's ambitions by which we commit to financing common policies and projects that are of mutual benefit. This is more, not less, relevant in times of hardship and economic crisis.

I <3 EU

Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer

Posturing over a referendum on Britain's EU membership is the political order of the day, and accusations of Euro-human-rights-madness-keeping-murderers-and-rapists-on-our-streets abound: euro-scepticism is having a moment. MEP bashing up, Europhilia down.

How the European Parliament Resolves to Make 2013 a Better Year

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The European Parliament is limbering up for what promises to be an exciting but challenging year. The crisis continues to rumble on, but efforts to put Europe back on the path to growth will not be the only initiative to make a difference to your daily life.

The Erasmus Programme and Its Future

Vesela Gladicheva | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Vesela Gladicheva

Erasmus has given almost three million students the opportunity to study or work in another European country. But in recent years it's had to endure risks of funding shortfalls due to European governments' ongoing wrangles over the EU budget.

Pro-European and Proud!

Tony Koutsoumbos | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Politics
Tony Koutsoumbos

When did it become such a shameful thing to be pro-European and proud in this country? Why do politicians who sing the praises of Britain's membership of the EU in private, retreat in to the shadows in public? Why do the most vocal defenders of Europe's greatest ever achievement warn only of the dangers of withdrawal rather than share their vision of a united and prosperous union with Britain at its heart?

Herman Van Rompuy's Sad 'Even More Lonely' Twitter Haiku

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Politics

Herman Van Rompuy, the president of the European Council, seems a bit sad. In the wake of his failure to persuade EU leaders to agree to a budget, the...

Cameron's Room for Manoeuvre on the EU Budget

Peter Kellner | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

Conservative eurosceptics and Labour tacticians should beware. British hostility to the European Union is not as simple or complete as some of them think.

'We Can't Afford To Leave The EU'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Politics

Tony Blair will warn this week that Britain's future prosperity relies on the country remaining a committed member of a strong European Union. Amid...

'Get Real' David Cameron Tells EU

Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron faces more months of tough negotiations as he tries to secure a seven-year freeze in the European Union budget after this week's summit ...