The general rapporteur of the EU Budget 2023, Nicolae
Ştefănuță, conducted tough negotiations with the Council to obtain 1 billion
euro in comparison to the initial draft of the Commission more for to address
the challenges the EU is facing and the expectations of our fellow citizens:
the consequences of the war in Ukraine, the energy and climate crises, and the
reinforcement of our society and EU values.
After months of negotiations, the final day of conciliation with
the EU Council and the Commission , the rapporteur has obtained important
Renew Europe priorities & reinforcements for energy research and
investments, 120 million euros more for Erasmus+, 30 million for LIFE
programme, 215 million euro for defence via notably military mobility, 210
million euros for Ukraine and Moldova under the eastern partnership as well as
150 million euro more for humanitarian aid. Not to forget money for better
protecting the EU money through reinforcements of EPPO.
Nicolae ŞTEFĂNUȚĂ (USR,
Romania), General Rapporteur for the EU Budget 2023 and European Parliament
Chief Negotiator, said:
Europe is a leader in getting important reinforcements for new programmes like Military
Mobility, helping our allies in the East like Ukraine and Moldova, but also
fighting for our values. Our society is not only hard numbers, it's people,
it's values, it's a European way of life. That is why Renew Europe fought an
secured significant reinforcements for energy, health, Erasmus, EPPO".