Today, MEPs are voting on the 2016 EU Budget that would meet the EU Migration policy needs. The most controversial issue at stake is the €2.3bn in fines and custom duties still in coffers, set to be reimbursed to Member States, whilst €2.2bn is needed to help tackle the refugee crisis (mainly for Syria and African funds).
‘Is the solution self-evident? It would be quite interesting to see how much Member states can be pushed to honour their commitment’, adds Marjory van den Broeke, European Parliament spokesperson. The final EU Budget for 2016 to be adopted during next Plenary session.