The European Commissioner for Budget and Financial Programming Janusz Lewandowski has met with members of the parliamentary Committees on European Affairs and European Funds Oversight and on Budget and Finance. In a statement for the media the chairwoman of the Committee on European Affairs and European Funds Control Monika Panayotova announced that the main subject of the talks was the European Commission’s proposals for the Multi Annual Financial Framework for the 2014-2020 period. She pointed out that the Bulgarian side had expressed reservations about the new European level taxes, proposed by the commission, namely the tax on financial transactions and VAT. She explained that the stand of the parliamentary committees reflects the reservations of the business in the country, voiced at their joint meetings held last month.
The European Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski declared that the EU cohesion policy funding is intended for the implementation of big scale infrastructure projects and does not envisage decrease of the funding for
The Commissioner commented also on the direct payments for farmers and the proposed financial transactions levy. He pointed out that