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Brussels, 3 July 2013
Parliament adopts resolution on MFF 2014-2020 - Statement by Financial Programming and Budget Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski
"Today is a good day for Europe and I take great pride and happiness in it. Through its overwhelming vote in favour of the European budget for 2014-2020, the European Parliament has opened the way for putting in place a seven year growth and jobs fund worth almost 1,000 billion euros for the next 7 year.
We have spared no effort over the last two years to reach this point by helping the European Parliament and the Council find common ground on what is traditionally the most complex, the most sensitive and the toughest negotiations in the European Union.
Over the last two years, the European Commission has worked hard on behalf of tens of millions of beneficiaries of EU funds for the 2014-2020 period. Now we can be confident that they will receive the crucial financial support they need from 1 January 2014".
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