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Potočnik: More legislative power, but no money for environment | EurActiv

Potočnik: More legislative power, but no money for environment | EurActiv | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Compared to other policy areas, environment still remains the Cinderella of the European budget, where allocations amount to just over €2 billion compared to research which gets more than €50 billion for the FP7. Negotiations on the next EU budget 2014-2020 will be crucial, said Commissioner Janez Potočnik in an interview with EurActiv Slovakia.
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Sustainability rules over future EU regional funds - EurActiv

Sustainability rules over future EU regional funds - EurActiv | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
The EU’s next budget is likely to include the first-ever binding document setting “stronger” and “clearer” objectives for regional funds to support sustainable development.

 

This would be a big step forward in strengthening the EU's sustainable development policy if the Commission can get these ideas accepted by member states.

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