- EU Budget,
MEPs from the right-wing European People’s Party (EPP) and European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) groups proposed an amendment to the EU budget guidelines for 2024 that suggested using EU funds to build walls to block people on the move from entering EU borders. As a result, MEPs from the Socialists and Democrats (S&D), Renew, Greens, and The Left rejected the report.
MEP Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Member of the Committee on Budgets: “EPP’s political adventurism and its alliance with the extreme right and the conservatives of ECR torpedoed the EP guidelines for the 2024 EU budget and led to their rejection in Plenary. The EP called for ambitious increases and a revised MFF with additional funds for cohesion & social convergence, the green & digital transitions, dealing with the energy crisis and more investments at EU level. ”
👉 it rejected the 2024 budget guidelines opening the door for EU funding of walls and fences at its borders. pic.twitter.com/HU2CHe26n8
— The Left in the European Parliament (@Left_EU) April 19, 2023