Wednesday

26th Jul 2017

Ticker

Member states back increased 2018 EU budget

EU member states on Wednesday agreed their position on the EU budget for 2018, ahead of negotiations in October with the European Parliament. They said the budget should plan €158.9 billion in commitments and €144.4 billion in payments - a increase of 0.6 percent and 7.4 percent respectively, compared to the 2017 budget. They want to focus on measures to stimulate jobs and growth, strengthen security, and tackle migration.

EU Commission to act on Poland

The EU executive is likely to issue a new set of rule of law recommendations to Poland and start legal probes once the controversial pieces of legislation have been published.

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