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Euro-zone Budget : Green want to provide Europe with 110 billion euros

The Greens in the Bundestag are disappointed by the attitude of the Federal government in the face of Europe's political reform plans for the French President, Emmanuel Macron. "The Procrastination and Hesitation of the German Federal government has much of the reform will of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, let be in vain," - said in a request that has been submitted to the daily mirror. In the application, which will be debated this Thursday in the Bundestag, calls for the opposition party investments from the Euro-zone Budget in European public goods - including climate protection and the Expansion of renewable energies.

The Green, in the application for a common budget for the Euro Zone with a medium term of at least one percent of the joint gross domestic product (GDP). In the application it is stated that this Budget is for all Eurozone countries and all other EU member countries. What the common GDP refers to, is not clear from the paper clearly. On the whole EU, would correspond to a percent of a total annual sum of around 150 billion euros. The Greens were clear, however, that you only want to pull the Euro-Zone calculation. Accordingly, a volume of 110 billion euros for the Euro-zone Budget.

revenue to, among other things, by a common corporate tax

"in Order to develop the appropriate impact, you need a relevant order of magnitude," reads the notice. "The scope must be on time and with the on the EU level, the tasks assigned to and greater than". This is not to take on new tasks, which are financed by additional taxes, but to shift the financing of "public goods and investments in the ecological and social modernization, which can be carried out more effectively at European level“. The budget for the Euro-Zone should not be fed to the ideas of the Green on Transfers of the Euro countries, but have their own revenues, for example through a common corporate tax.

finally, Macron had a Budget with a circumference between 20 to 25 billion Euro as a "good starting point" after he had originally brought a much larger sum into the game.

The common budget for the Euro-Zone had already heard, in September 2017, with Macrons speech at the Sorbonne University, whose demands for a further development of the EU. In the following year, it took a long time before the Federal government employees seriously with the claim. Last December, an EU summit issued the Finance Ministers of the Euro-Zone, the mandate to develop a proposal for such a Budget. In the past month, Berlin and Paris, submitted a draft for a Euro-zone budget. At the request of the Federal government, funds from the new Budget should not be incorporated, most recently, in reform-minded countries in the EU.

budget politician speaks of the German-French "air number"

The budget policy spokesman of the Greens, Sven-Christian Kindler, referred to as the German-French compromise as the "air number". "The amount and financing of the Euro-zone budget is still completely unclear," complained he. According to his words, from Berlin and Paris created design will serve "only the Face".

The Greens complain in your request, that due to the long hesitation of the Federal government the time frame for a final decision on a Euro-zone Budget would be closed before the European elections end of may "virtually". "The permanent" no " out of Berlin has stifled any momentum in the Bud," it says.

"If the Euro-Zone the next Time it burns, we still have no firewall, because the Federal government is in the Euro-reforms in years on the brake," criticized the European policy spokesperson of the Greens, Franziska Brantner. It was "pathetic", as German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD), which prevented the necessary recesses in the Euro Zone, she said.

last weekend, the CDU-Chairman Annegret Kramp had given-karrenbauer major reform proposals Macrons a cancellation. So you had been rejected by the French President at the start of the European election campaign, among other things, proposed a Europe-wide minimum wage.

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note: In a first Version of this article alone from a Budget of 150 billion euros. Then, the above-mentioned clarification of the Green.

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