Commission Question – Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI)

Question for written answer E-008844/2015

to the Commission

Rule 130

Jonathan Arnott (EFDD)

Subject: European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI)

The funding allocation for the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) for 2014-2010 is EUR 15.4 billion. Does the Commission accept that, at a time of austerity, this figure is far too high, and that taxpayers’ money should instead have greater focus on the Member States?



Answer given by Mr Hahn

on behalf of the Commission



The Commission does not agree with the honourable Member because it believes that the funding earmarked under the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) from 2014 to 2020 is in the mutual interest of the Member States and the partner countries.

The Commission would like to point out to the Honourable Member that the Council and the European Parliament adopted on 11 March 2014 the ENI regulation (EU No 232/2014) which sets out the indicative ENI budget for the period 2014-2020.

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