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At tonight’s reconvened full council meeting we passed our 2019/20 . More detail tomorrow but firs…
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3 days ago by PhilRodgers
SDF avoids fight with Trump over budget cut - al-Monitor
Congress cut $100 million from that figure in an appropriations reduction in December after Trump signed the Defense Department’s annual authorization that requested a higher figure. It wasn’t immediately clear why the Pentagon had decided to trim the military aid, though the agency slashed funding for the SDF by $200 million from the previous year in its budget for fiscal year 2020.
SDF  budget  Mar15  congress  DoD 
8 days ago by elizrael
How to Set a Budget For Your Custom-Built Home
Setting a budget that works can be tough. Here are some of the most important things to consider when setting a budget for your custom-built home!
custom-built-home  budget  financing 
8 days ago by Adventure_Web
Poland’s just transition bonus cut 50% under latest EU budget proposal –
But the rug has been pulled from under Warsaw’s feet, as Michel’s budget plan curtails funding by 50% for any country that has not yet signed up to the EU’s overall mid-century climate goal.

“For member states that have not yet committed to a national objective of climate neutrality by 2050, access to the Just Transition Fund will be limited to 50% of their national allocation,” Michel’s proposal explains.
climate  budget  side_payments 
9 days ago by henningninneh
The Brief – The curious case of the missing fund –
The Czechs, Hungarians and Poles want more money before committing to the deal and the latest €5-billion-strong Brussels buzzword, the Just Transition Fund, is in prime place to deliver that cash injection.

So why did explicit mention of the Fund, which was included in the Council’s draft conclusions, disappear from the final document?


An earlier version said the Council would “look forward to the Commission’s proposal on the Fund” but that was switched out before EU leaders even saw the text for more vague language on a “socially fair and just transition”.

That is essentially the same jargon we’ve been hearing for the last 12 months.

EU diplomats have revealed that it is all part of an ongoing negotiating strategy to prevent the climate talks from focusing too much on Poland’s needs, which are predominantly energy-related.

Warsaw’s reliance on coal power has become inextricably linked with the Fund, so public backing at this delicate stage would have risked leaving the Council with a weakened hand and emboldened Poland to hold out even longer for even more cash.

December’s EU summit is touted as the crunch moment for the agreement.

Portugal and Spain were among the countries to insist on the Fund’s removal from the text, partly because they have transition concerns of their own that are not energy-based, ranging from mining and agriculture to plastics production.
climate  green_deal  budget  side_payments 
9 days ago by henningninneh
Charting the winners and losers in Brussels new budget | Financial Times
One of the most incendiary is how to distribute "cohesion" funds — a €330bn pot designed to help promote catch-up growth in the poorest parts of any member state.

During this 2021-2027 period, the programme is cut by 10 per cent in real terms. On top of that, as the FT has reported this week, the European Commission wants to broaden the criteria for allocating money, supplementing gross domestic product with metrics like youth unemployment, carbon emissions and migration.

When combined with the economic fallout of the financial crisis, the result is a shift in over €30bn away from newer central and eastern European member states (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic), while funding is boosted to the crisis-hit south (Greece, Spain, Italy).
budget  eastern_europe  side_payments 
9 days ago by henningninneh
The Two-Step Path to Financial Independence
If you’re interested in financial independence, whether you want to see if you can accumulate enough capital to retire early or just want the kind of financial stability that lets you live your life as you choose, there’s a two-step path to getting there.
financialindependence  budget 
11 days ago by renee9656
Central Europe mayors join in direct EU funds plea
The leaders of Budapest, Bratislava, Prague and Warsaw, who banded together in December, are presenting themselves as new allies of EU integration in countries where illiberal and populist governments have locked horns with EU institutions over the bloc's values and rule of law.

The mayors are seeking help from the EU Commission to make sure their national governments commit 10 percent of EU cohesion subsidies to cities in the new EU budget - and allocate it without political bias.

The city leaders' push comes as talks on the next seven-year budget are under way among deeply-divided member states. with a special summit scheduled for next week.

The mayors are also lobbying the EU executive to get direct access to EU funding under the Green Deal.

In a letter to commission president Ursula von Der Leyen - signed by the four mayors and leaders of 11 other European cities, including Berlin, Vienna and the Hague - the mayors argue that "cities led by elected leaders now represent two-thirds of Europe's population, and are responsible for the bulk of its climate mitigation and adaptation efforts".

"The fight against climate change will be won or lost in cities," they add.
green_deal  budget  cities  regions  multilevel_governance 
11 days ago by henningninneh
As you enter 2020, start and maintain a budget sheet throughout the year (and beyond). It will give you more control and power over your finances. : personalfinance
Hey all, this is my first time actually contributing to the sub. Usually I come here for advice but now I have some for you. At the end of 2018 I...
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