|The 70 cents for Culture Campaign - EU Budget review 2008-2009|
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EU Budget review 2008-2009
The EU budget 2007-2013 was only agreed after long and painful negotiations between Member States in the Council and within the European Parliament. An (inter-institutional) agreement was reached in April 2006. The agreement asks the Commission “to undertake a full, wide ranging review covering all aspects of EU spending” and to report on it during 2008 or 2009.
As part of this review the European Commission published on the 12th of September 2007 a Communication that launched a public consultation on the EU budget. The Communication intends to serve as basis for the debate about future EU priorities, the management of the budget and the resources. The consultation was prolonged and runs until the 15th of June 2008.
The European budget revision exercise is an opportunity to put forward the messages of the 70 cents for Culture Campaign and to prepare the next round of budgetary negotiations. Culture Action Europe is already preparing for this next step.
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