MEPs will reject the EU budget
Dissatisfied with the decline of the resources allocated to the European Union for the period 2014-2020 (a decrease of 3.4% compared to 2007-2013) and particularly dissatisfied with their distribution, MEPs will refuse the proposal of the budget agreement decided by the members States in early February. They ask more flexibility, in order to allocate unspent money from one item to another and from one year to another. They also call for more resources from European taxes and contributions under national revenue of the Union. This is going to be difficult, because Europeans institutions and member’s states do not agree on the same things. Finally, MEPs say they do not want to give the green light to future budgetary framework if past debts are not discharged. The total amount is sixteen billions of euros.
Battle on the Common Agricultural Policy
The European Commission proposed in 2011 to cap subsidies amounting to 300,000 Euros per farm. But this divides MEPs. Chrysogelos Nikos, Greek MEP of the group Europe Ecology-The Greens says that “the problem is that the majority of farmers receive between 2 000 and 15 000 Euros per year. It is not. It really should redistribute funds to small and medium sized structures and not some large farms. ” Another proposal from the Commission is to condition the payment of part of the aid to respect for the environment. Another controversial issue is the identification of grantees that is, for many, not enough clear now. With this case, we can see all of the interest which have part in a European decision, and how it is difficult to make everyone agree.