Row erupts between Parliament and Council over green share in 2020 budget

A row has erupted between MEPs and member states over increasing the 2020 EU budget to support climate and youth programmes

A row has erupted between MEPs and member states over increasing the 2020 EU budget to support climate and youth programmes. 

The European Parliament approved on Wednesday a 2020 budget amounting to almost €171 billion in spending commitments. The resolution by Monika Hohlmeier (EPP) increases the amount proposed by the European Commission (€168.3 billion) by around €2.7 billion, with the lion’s share of that extra spending earmarked for climate protection. 

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