"EU Funds: Assets or Liabilities?"
Public Hearing at the European Parliament
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As a follow up to the report published in November 2010, the Coalition for Sustainable EU Funds (CI Europe, BirdLife Europe, WWF, Friends of the Earth Europe, CEE Bankwatch Network, European Environmental Bureau and Transport & Environment) organized a Public Hearing at the European Parliament.

This event highlighted the global environmental impacts of the EU budget, and suggested ways for European taxpayers’ money to be spent more coherently with ecological objectives. The coalition demonstrated how smarter spending could deliver what European taxpayers expect: well-being, jobs and a healthy environment. The event was attended by more than 100 participants, which resulted in constructive discussions with European Commission staff and members of the European Parliament.

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