2012 Budget: For a smart budget

In the upcoming battle over the European budget, a recent document should get our attention.

The European Economic and Social Committee adopted on June 16th its conclusions and recommendations for the future of the EU budget (approved at 96%).

The opening is particularly revealing:

The EU budget review is not a question of figures but rather a tool serving a political project.

The rest of the text is of the same order: a courageous and uncompromising view point: it is not enough to reinforce the European budget, it will also be necessary to make it clear, efficient, transparent.

An important element to add to the issue of 2012 budget and the next pluri-annual framework.

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