Rethink “deeply disappointing” budget proposals, says Culture and Education Committee

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Cuts to Erasmus+, Creative Europe and European Solidarity Corps are “bad news for young people and “send a terrible message to the cultural and creative and media sectors”. Reacting to the revised proposal for the 2021-2027 budget for the Erasmus+, Creative Europe and European Solidarity Corps programmes, CULT Committee Chair, Sabine Verheyen (EPP, DE), Erasmus+ Rapporteur, Milan Zver (EPP, SL), Creative Europe Rapporteur, Massimilano Smeriglio (S&D, IT) and European Solidarity Corps Rapporteur, Michaela Šojdrová (EPP, CS) issued the following statement:

“While the Commission’s proposed recovery plan has a lot going for it, the specific figures for the education, culture and youth programmes are deeply disappointing and simply not in line with the statement by the Commission President on the importance of future generations, along with education and culture”.

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