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CANBERRA — The European Union budget is agreed to by the European Commission, the EU Council, and European Parliament years in advance — with the current framework that began in 2014, concluding next year. The budget supports a range of EU priorities, along with humanitarian and development objectives.

Through the European Commission’s financial transparency system, we can look at how this budget framework has been utilized to support low- and middle-income countries, refugees, humanitarian crises, and more.

About the author

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.