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Draft EU Budget 2017: Growth, jobs and a response to the refugee crisis

Sep 28, 2016 | News

(30 June 2016) – The Commission has today proposed the 2017 draft EU Budget of €134.9 billion in payments.


The draft budget focuses on the two main policy priorities for Europe: supporting the ongoing recovery of the European economy and addressing the security and humanitarian challenges in our neighbourhood.

Increased funding will go to investments in growth, jobs and competitiveness in the European Union as well as to securing the necessary resources to protect the external borders of the EU, to reinforce security inside and outside the Union, to provide support for the reception and integration of refugees, and to address the root causes of migration in the countries of origin and transit.

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