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EU budget for 2017 adopted

The European Parliament adopted the European Union budget for 2017 at €158 billion including significant increases for tackling migration crisis and terrorism.  The 2017 budget has been set at €157.86 billion for programmes and projects spanning more than one year, compared to €155 billion in 2016 with six billion euros – 11.3% more than in 2016 – to tackle the migration crisis and security. The European Parliament was confirmed an additional €500 million extra for the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI), a programme which helps youngsters find a job or training within four months of ending their studies or becoming unemployed. The LIFE programme will receive almost seven percent more funding next year bring its total budget to 493 million Euros for 2017. The increase in finding will go towards research on the use of household solid waste burning’s affect on air quality. Though certain portions of LIFE received more funding, some aspects lost funding due to the increased budget allocation being intended only for certain programs within LIFE


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