Не функционирующий договор ЕС об экономическом росте

БЮРЮССЕЛЬ – Недавно в бюджете Европейского Союза этого года обнаружился дефицит в 10 миллиардов евро (13 миллиардов долларов). В результате ЕС не может возместить государствам-членам их недавние непредвиденные расходы, в том числе расходы на чрезвычайные ситуации, такие как помощь жертвам землетрясения в Италии и расходы, направленные на ускорение экономического роста и уровня занятости, такие как ускоренное поглощение неиспользованных Структурных фондов и Фондов выравнивания. Государства-члены отказали Европейской комиссии в просьбе о дополнительных взносах для покрытия дефицита, в результате чего переговоры о бюджете следующего года провалились.

Тем временем, переговоры о Многолетней программе финансового развития на 2014-2020 гг. (МПФР), инструменте центрального планирования использования средств ЕС, приостановились из-за несогласия по ключевым вопросам, в том числе о размере бюджета и о структуре расходов. Решение отложено до начала следующего года.

Данная ситуация подчеркнула неясность вокруг роли бюджета ЕС в европейской интеграции. Хотя все лидеры ЕС выступают за использование бюджета для стимулирования экономического роста, предпринимается мало действий. Из-за этого возникают сомнения по поводу так называемого договора об экономическом росте, инициированного Европейским советом в июне, в особенности по поводу политического обязательства быстро мобилизовать 120 миллиардов евро, перераспределив неиспользованные Структурные фонды и Фонды выравнивания и повысив кредитные возможности Европейского инвестиционного банка.

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