EU Commission tables 2017 draft budget, focuses on migration and security


The special security features of the new 10-euro banknote, visible under a black light lamp, as it is presented at the Bundesbank in Frankfurt Main, Germany, 07 May 2014.

As for the 2017, a total of €5.2 billion of specific migration-related expenditure for both internal and external actions is calculated by the EU Commission.

The European Commission has presented the draft budget of 2017 at the European Parliament, in respect to the result of the UK referendum that took place just a week ago. “Τhis draft budget has been prepared accordingly,” reads the budget draft that got released on Thursday afternoon.

However, EU officials claim that even if the budget draft was tabled with great delay - over a month, as the budget is regularly tabled in May, this delay is just a result of the overal complexity and not of the ...

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