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Parliament approves EU budgets for 2014 and 2015

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17/12/2014

Economy, finance, tax and competition, Institutional affairs

Parliament approved the draft EU budget for 2015 and a top-up of the 2014 one. The budget foresees €145.32 billion in commitments and €141.21 billion in payments for 2015, and an extra €4.25 billion to settle unpaid bills in 2014.

 

Enlargement process crucial to the EU

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16/12/2014

External relations and foreign affairs, Institutional affairs, Regions and local development

The General Affairs Council adopted conclusions on the EU enlargement process and on the role of the Council in safeguarding rule of law. It also dealt with preparations for the upcoming European Council.

 
 

Special coverage

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EU response to Ebola

In response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the EU is contributing humanitarian aid, expertise, international coordination and longer-term development assistance.

 
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EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis

In response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country, the EU has imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation.

 
The economic crisis – The EU’s response

The economic crisis – The EU’s response

The European Union has been responding to the global economic crisis through actions on different levels.

 
Multiannual financial framework 2014-2020

Multiannual financial framework 2014-2020

The multiannual financial framework (MFF, formerly ‘financial perspectives’) is a spending plan that translates the EU priorities into financial terms.

 
Europe 2020 – Europe's growth strategy

Europe 2020 – Europe's growth strategy

The strategy should ensure that Europe’s high quality of life, underpinned by its unique social model, is sustained and further enhanced.

 
EU Enlargement – State of play

EU Enlargement – State of play

EU Enlargement – State of play

 
 

Latest press releases and statements

Statement of the High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini on US-Cuba relations

External relations and foreign affairs, European External Action Service (EEAS) | 17/12/2014 22:23

Article - Lux Prize winner Pawlikowski: "I tried to make a film about universal things"

Culture, education and youth, European Parliament | 17/12/2014 17:59

Article - Torture: MEPs call for investigation into EU countries' role in CIA practices

External relations and foreign affairs, Institutional affairs, Justice and citizens rights, European Parliament | 17/12/2014 16:59

Press release - European Parliament resolution on recognition of Palestine statehood

External relations and foreign affairs, European Parliament | 17/12/2014 14:12

Press release - MEPs critical of breaches of freedom of expression in Turkey

External relations and foreign affairs, European Parliament | 17/12/2014 14:00

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Agriculture and Fisheries Council (16/12/2014): extracts from the press conference by Giuseppe CASTIGLIONE, Italian State Secretary for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policy, and Karmenu VELLA, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

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Maroš ŠEFČOVIČ, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Energy Union, participates in the EUFORES breakfast meeting roundtable on renewable energy and energy efficiency:

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Preparations for the European Council meeting (18-19 December 2014): extracts from the Council and Commission statements

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Environment Council: roundtable

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EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Council: roundtable

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Environment Council: extracts from the doorsteps (Italy, Austria, Germany) and the arrivals (Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, EC, Czech Republic, Malta, Croatia, Lithuania, Hungary, Belgium, France)

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Kristalina GEORGIEVA, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Budget and Human Resources welcoming the plenary vote on the EU budget:

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Martin SCHULZ, EP President meets with the finalists of the Lux Prize : arrivals and roundtable

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Award of the LUX Prize: extracts from the ceremony

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Award of the LUX Prize: Interview of the winnerPaweł Pawlikowski, director of the film "Ida"

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Vote on the recognition of Palestine statehood: extracts from the vote

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EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Council: exracts from the press conference by Edgars RINKEVICS, Foreign Minister of Latvia, Christian DANIELSSON, Director-General of the DG Enlargement of the EC, and Jadranka JOKSIMOVICJ, Serbian Minister without portfolio responsible for European Integration

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Preparations for the European Council meeting (18-19 December 2014): MEPs debate

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Palestinian statehood: what kind of recognition?

17/12/2014 22:59

Is Palestinian statehood an unquestionable right or dependent upon progress in the peace process with Israel? We ask MEPs Gilles Pargneaux and Cristian Dan Preda.

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EU Budget / Palestine / CIA torture / Lux Prize

17/12/2014 20:30

MEPs seal budget compromise, vote on Palestinian statehood and debate the EU response to CIA torture report. Meanwhile, 'Ida' wins Parliament's film prize.

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Environment Council Roundup

17/12/2014 20:01

This is a video summary of the Environment Council in Brussels on 17 December 2014. The main topics are ship CO2 emissions and new rules on limiting the use of plastic bags.

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Crucial Summit on European investment boost

17/12/2014 19:15

MEPs debate Juncker's 315 billion euro remedy to Europe's crisis. Will it attract private capital? And is it enough anyway?

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EU HR Mogherini in Kyiv: meeting with Ukrainian PM and political representatives

17/12/2014 17:51

Federica MOGHERINI, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, in Kyiv: - meeting with Prime Minister Arseniy YATSENYUK and Members of the Cabinet of Ministers; Meeting with Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada VOLODYMYR GROYSMAN; Meeting with heads of faction of ruling coalition; Meeting with heads of opposition factions

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Environment Council - press conference

17/12/2014 17:05

Recorded cutaways

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Environment Council - press conference

17/12/2014 16:53

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