The Assembly of European Regions participated on 22 September in a high-level conference organised in Brussels by the European Commission called an EU budget focused on results. Leading figures in Europe’s political landscape like European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker, Vice President’s Kristalina Georgieva and Maroš Šefčovič and German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble exchanged views on how to improve efficiency of spending and achieve more with the available resources, notably regional and cohesion policy.
All the speeches, presentations and videos of the conference are available online here.
This conference was the first of a series of annual events, intended to support the implementation of “EU Budget Focused on Results” strategy of Kristalina Georgieva. The event paved the way for joined efforts of EU institutions and member states towards better spending, increased accountability and transparency and maximum added value for EU citizens.