22 Sep 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 22 SEPTEMBERBrussels Daily
EU Budget Focused on Results conference takes place today
Today European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will deliver a keynote speech at the high-level conference “EU Budget Focused on Results“. It will be broadcast live on EbS from 15:45 CET. In her opening speech earlier today, Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva, in charge of budget and human resources, said: “The budget is there because of the European people – it is their tax money – and it goes back to them: To our farmers, our communities, our researchers, our students, and many more. How we invest the EU budget directly affects their lives. The needs are growing, but the resources are not. So the only way to square the circle of more needs, more demands, and less money, is to improve drastically the effectiveness and efficiency of how we use our money – and that is what the EU Budget Focused on Results is about: what we can do more and what we can do better. Its four key components are: Where we spend; How we spend; How we are assessed; How we communicate.” The full speech will be made available here. More about the ‘EU Budget Focused on Results’ initiative is available here. Pictures from the conference are accessible on EbS. You can follow the event online via the following link.
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