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#EUelections2019 - EU’s long-term budget (MFF)

Event date: 24/04/2019

#EUelections2019 - EU’s long-term budget (MFF)

Established for a period of at least five years, a multiannual financial framework or MFF must ensure that the Union’s expenditure develops in an orderly manner and within the limits of its own resources, and sets out provisions with which the annual budget of the Union must comply, thus laying down the cornerstone of financial discipline.

Both the Parliament and Commission signalled that they were ready to make an effort to reach agreement on the package before the May 2019 European elections. Meeting this deadline would have enabled the new programmes to start without delay on 1 January 2021. However, on 13-14 December 2018, having conducted the first substantial exchange of views on the matter, the EU leaders called on the Romanian presidency to continue work at the level of the Council with a view to achieving an agreement only in autumn 2019.

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MEPs debate their priorities for the 13-14 December EU summit, which will focus on the EU’s long-term budget

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MEPs vote on their negotiating position on the next EU long-term budget, including a breakdown of the amounts foreseen for each EU programme

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MEPs adopt their negotiating position on the next EU long-term budget, including a breakdown of the amounts foreseen for each EU programme

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Vote during a meeting of the Committee on Budgets on the draft interim report on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 and own resources in the European Parliament in Brussels

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MEPs debate fresh proposals for the EU’s post-2020 long-term budget and revenue reform with Jean-Claude JUNCKER, President of the EC

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Antonio TAJANI, EP President, speaks to the press about Informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government

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On 21 February, the co-rapporteurs will present draft compromises amendments on two reports in the framework of the EU's next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF): "Preparing the Parliament’s position on the MFF post-2020" and "The Reform of the EU system of Own Resources". The vote in committee on both reports takes place the following day, 22 February.

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Making Europe's budget future-proof

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MFF: an EU budget framework for the future

Background  -  06/03/2018

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