Assessment of Country Reports and proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations in support of the European Semester Cycle

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Assessment of Country Reports and proposals for Country-Specific Recommendations in support of the European Semester Cycle
Communicating Green Own Resources: A New Narrative for the EU Budget
This new study for the Greens/EFA group explores sustainability-oriented ways to finance the EU budget, and addresses widespread communication barriers for green tax-based own resources.
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Stakeholders call on Member States to integrate sustainability pledges into future EU policies and budget

Stakeholders call on Member States to integrate sustainability pledges into future EU policies and budget

Representatives of the civil society, the European Commission and the European Parliament discussed fundamental issues related to sustainable development at a conference organised by Green Budget Europe, the People’s Budget campaign, CEEweb for Biodiversity and the Green Cities network on Tuesday 15 May. Special emphasis was on sustainability mainstreaming of the future EU budget as also called for in an open letter signed by 44 European and national organisations and […]

MFF proposal lacks ambition and proper incentives

MFF proposal lacks ambition and proper incentives

The European Commission published today its Communication on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-2027). According to the proposal, the Commission aims to introduce the principle of climate mainstreaming across all EU programmes by raising the current share (20%) of climate related objectives to 25% of overall EU expenditure. Green Budget Europe (GBE) supports the additional focus on climate, sustainability and rule of law. However, the Commission’s proposal lacks the ambition […]

High-level conference on “Sustainability in Europe” | 15 May 2018

High-level conference on “Sustainability in Europe” | 15 May 2018

Green Budget Europe and People’s Budget will host a high-level conference on “Sustainability in Europe” on Tuesday 15 May at Martin’s EU Hotel in Brussels. The conference will discuss measures necessary to be taken to reach sustainability and a circular, low-carbon economy, and what could be the role of the future EU budget in supporting this transition. The following speakers have confirmed their participation to the conference, among others: Jyrki […]

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