Meeting of the Prime Minister with the European Commissioner for Budget and Administration
Today, Prime Minister dr. Robert Golob received the European Commissioner for Budget and Administration, Johannes Hahn, who is currently visiting member states.
The two delegations exchanged views on the mid-term review and revision of the multiannual financial framework.
The Commissioner presented the main reasons for the mid-term review and revision, which involve aid to Ukraine, inflation, rising interest rates, and the idea of a European Sovereignty Fund intended to finance investments in key technologies. The European Commission is not seeking to propose a new instrument, but rather make the most of existing structures in such a way that the funds for cohesion and agriculture would remain unchanged.
The Prime Minister agreed that the mid-term review of the multiannual financial framework should not affect the resources of member states within the framework of the cohesion and common agricultural policy. He called for greater flexibility in implementing the aforementioned policies and the Recovery and Resilience Fund.
Among other things, Prime Minister Golob emphasised that financial aid to Ukraine should not affect resources for other partners, particularly underlining the countries of the Western Balkans. With regard to possible new resources for financing the EU budget, he drew attention to the importance of the revenues of the ETS scheme (EU Emissions Trading System) for the Slovenian national budget, as they are among the main sources for financing the green transition in Slovenia.