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MRF MEPs voted for an ambitious EU budget and immediate financing of the recovery strategy

At a remote plenary session, the European Parliament voted in favour of a resolution on the new multiannual financial framework, own resources and plan for recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.

During the plenary session, the European Parliament members voted in favour of a resolution on the new Multiannual Financial Framework, own resources and the post-pandemic Recovery plan.

The suggestion for presenting a renewed position of the European Parliament on the next long-term EU budget for 2021-2027 was made by the Renew Europe centrist group  in view of the need for a swift and adequate actions for economic recovery and ensuring the stability of the EU budget.

Since the beginning of the crisis, the European Parliament approved a series of measures to deal with the sequels of the pandemic, adopting in April a resolution calling on more ambitious MFF.

According to the Renew Europe/MRF MEPs – Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Iskra Mihaylova and Atidzhe Alieva-Veli, with its consistent actions, the EP upholds its commitment to the European citizens to respond to the necessity for urgent measures in ensuring economic stability and continuity of key EU policies – such as Cohesion and CAP, but also insists on achieving long-term compromise on the budget reform and ambitious EU policies after 2020.

The voted resolution emphasises the importance the Recovery Fund to be linked to the current and future MFFs, being consistent with its structure and objectives, and insists its funding to start as soon as possible.

However, MEPs underlined that for the financing of the recovery fund and future ambitious programmes, which will allow to meet the current challenges, is required an increased EU budget and insisted that there will be no additional burden placed on national budgets, maintaining the current nominal levels of Member States’ contributions in exchange for introducing new own resources.  Among the possible sources for this, according to the text, are taxes on digital services, on financial transactions, revenues from emissions trading and plastic pollution.

According to the EP members from MRF, who supported the resolution, the opportunity of using the transformative power of the current crisis should not be missed, and the related to it measures should be fully used to get over the social and economic inequalities between the regions across the Union.

They stressed as well that together with their colleagues from the Renew Europe Group, they consider as a priority for the new budget investment in sustainable development measures, including a “green” economic recovery, achieving strategic autonomy and technological sovereignty, progress in digital technologies and a new European health agenda which to make the EU better prepared for the future. In addition, Bulgarian MEPs insisted that European funds should be directed to beneficiaries who respect the EU’s core values, democracy and the rule of law in order to achieve a stronger Europe of shared solidarity and responsibilities.

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