5th Jun 2023


Michel proposes GNI 1.074 percent for budget

EU Council president Charles Michel proposed Friday 1.074 percent of the EU GNI as an overall figure for the seven-year budget, ahead of crucial talks with EU leaders next Thursday. Michel proposes to have more flexibility in spending EU funds, and to weaken the threshold for procedures against countries that have rule of law "deficiencies". The Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Denmark are demanding a budget of no more than 1.0 percent.

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Asylum and SLAPP positions in focus This WEEK

Home affairs ministers will work on trying to clinch a common position among EU governments on the migration management system regulation and the asylum procedure regulation, two key parts of the bloc's asylum reform.

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