News

LYMEC, the European Liberal Youth, broadly welcomes the result of last week’s European Council crucial budget negotiations. We feel that the new budget limit being reduced by 3% for the period from 2014 to 2020 is sensible in light of the current economic climate, and far more sane than the Commission’s recommendations for a 5% increase.

 

We hope the Parliament backs these proposals.However, there are still some concerns. The agriculture budget is still far too high and impractical, and the cuts to the Connecting Europe Facility will do little to help our generation’s energy and transport needs. In addition, cuts to Regional Development will reduce investment in the parts of the EU where it is needed most. We call on the EU, even with its reduced budget, to be sensible and precise when spending allocated funds, as this will ultimately ease the burden on national treasuries.

 

Nevertheless, the willingness of our leaders to reach workable and pragmatic solutions at a time of economic uncertainty is to be applauded, even if the national interest appeared to some to come before the common good of the continent. LYMEC hopes that such attitude and diplomacy can be repeated on a more regular basis.

Leave your comment

Last News

Job Vacancy - Youth Liaison Trainee

The ALDE Party is looking for a Youth Liaison trainee to join the ALDE Secretariat to work on youth related files in cooperation with the Engagement Unit of the Party.   You will be able to get insights in European policy developments, youth politics, a...

December 01 2021

Call for 2022 Spring Congress hosting!

  EXTENDED deadline for applications is 22 November 2021 at 16 h CET (Brussels time) Applications are to be sent by email to [email protected], cc: [email protected]   Dear members, The host country for our Electoral Spring Congress in 2022 will be selected...

October 27 2021

The LYMEC Working Groups are back!

EXTENDED DEADLINE is 29 November 2021 at 10 h CET (Brussels time)   Renewal of the LYMEC Working Groups!   Fancy being in the midst of policy developments and spearheading key changes within LYMEC? Then why not engage in one or two of the four available...

October 26 2021