Vote on Multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020:
- extracts from the vote
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 23/10/2012 First transmission: 23/10/2012
Future EU budgets for research and competitiveness must be increased, as unanimously promised by EU leaders at their June 2012 summit, said the European Parliament in a resolution voted on Tuesday. MEPs warned member states not to make cuts in growth-stimulating policy areas when they adopt their position for the final negotiations on the EU's next long-term budget plan.
Ivailo Kalfin (S&D, BG) and Reimer Böge (EPP, DE), the two MEPs leading Parliament's negotiations on the EU budget for 2014-2020, known as the multiannual financial framework (MFF), welcomed Parliament's strong support for the resolution as a signal to the EU Heads of State and Government who will discuss the MFF at a special European Summit on 22 and 23 November.
MEPs underline that any possible eurozone budget must be subject to proper democratic accountability through the existing EU institutions and that, as laid down in the treaties, any new budgetary capacity must be part of the EU budget.
The resolution was adopted with 517 votes in favour, 105 against and 63 abstentions.
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||Exterior shot of the EP, Strasbourg.
||EP President Martin SCHULZ opens the vote on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 resolution. Ambience shots from the vote. Rapporteurs Ivailo Kalfin (S&D, BG) and Reimer Böge (EPP, DE).
||Digital screen with results. The resolution is adopted with 517 votes in favour, 105 against and 63 abstentions.