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09.11.2010 / News - EU Level

Communication on EU budget

Nature conservation, biodiversity target or Natura 2000 have not been discussed so far.

The European Commission has started communicate on the future EU budget beyond 2013. One of the first results of the communication with regard to the lessons learnt from the last decades is that the budget needs to be more flexible. The Commission pointed out that the current rules for the EU budget make it slow to react to unforeseen events while too many complexities hinder its efficiency and transparency. The topics like nature conservation, biodiversity target or Natura 2000 have not been discussed so far. But with special concentration on the Europe 2020 Strategy the budget must finance the economy to drive into greener technologies and services. Moreover, CAP reforms of varying intensity are possible: from reducing current discrepancies in levels of direct payments to a major shift, away from income support and market measures to environmental and climate issues. However, the communication has just started and more detailed information is expected to come up during the next half year.                                                                                                                                      
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