Plenary focus - October II

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  • Younous Omarjee
    Younous Omarjee

    General Budget of the EU for 2017

    This massive cut in the proposed budget by the Commission and Council is simply unacceptable. The 2017 budget includes a cut to the European Social Fund on youth and research. If the EU is serious about wanting to create jobs and provide growth, security and a better environment for our citizens, then it needs to invest more - not less. It must not forego solidarity by sacrificing the middle and working classes who have already suffered enough under austerity.