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Sealing the EU budget deal and slamming the door...

Tue, 12/02/2013
On Friday 8 February, after months of discussions and a final 24 hour sprint session during the EU Summit, the 27 EU Heads of State, finally agreed on the EU budget for the period 2014-2020. The result is a blow to the environment. Not only is it a historically small budget, 908 billion euro compared to 970 billion euro for the current period (2007 – 2013), but it also entails an extermination of all expectations for greening.

Finance ministers still fail to focus on quality...

Fri, 15/06/2012
The Council is under pressure to achieve partial agreements on the key EU policy reforms by the end of the Danish Presidency (June 30th). Furthermore, the meeting of the Heads of States on June 28 and 29 will be key to set the priorities for the EU Budget 2014-2020 in the context of tackling the economic crisis.

A smarter and greener EU Budget would contribute...

Wed, 08/02/2012
A coalition of Environmental Groups launches a major study by GHK Consultants on “the contribution a green EU Budget could make to job creation and the economy”

CAP disappoints on green hopes

Wed, 12/10/2011
BirdLife is deeply disappointed with the CAP reform proposals that have emerged from the Commission.

EU promises a greener future, but budget stays...

Thu, 30/06/2011
BirdLife Europe expresses disappointment with the European Commission’s proposal for Europe’s financial commitment after 2013. BirdLife now calls on Member States and the European Parliament to uphold on their environmental commitments and ensure that the EU will gear the next EU Budget towards a green economy.

The SURE report on the Multi-Annual Financial...

Wed, 18/05/2011
Report fails to deliver clear financial support for a sustainable Europe

Environmental NGOs call for EU budget shift from...

Wed, 13/04/2011
Environmental NGOs, including BirdLife Europe, were highlighted in a public hearing at the European Parliament on the environmental impacts of the EU Budget.