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Protection of the Union's budget in case of generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law in the Member States: extracts from the vote and from the debate (16/01)

Event date: 17/01/2019

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During the plenary session (14-17 January 2019) of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEPs debate and vote on rules to reduce pre-financing or suspend EU budget payments to member states which interfere with courts or which do not tackle fraud and corruption. Parliament is also set to increase funding for the Rights and Values Programme promoting democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights across the EU. Statempents by Eider GARDIAZÁBAL RUBIAL (S&D, ES), Petri SARVAMAA (EPP, FI), co-Rapporteurs, and Günther OETTINGER, Member of the EC in charge of Budget and Human Resources; The results are: 397 votes in favour, 158 against and 69 abstentions.