MEPs to fight cuts to infrastructure funding

The adoption of draft rules on the Connecting Europe Facility by two parliament committees paves the way for first-reading negotiations with member states

The European Parliament will fight to keep the EU executive’s €31.7bn budget for infrastructure projects for 2014-20, Spanish MEP Inés Ayala Sender said on Tuesday as two parliament committees backed rules on financing.

The MEP is one of the parliament’s rapporteurs on a draft regulation on how EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) will finance infrastructure projects. The proposal’s adoption paves the way for first-reading negotiations with member states.

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