EU's next Multiannual Financial Framework
There have been five multiannual financial frameworks (MFFs) to date. The Treaty of Lisbon transformed the MFF from an interinstitutional agreement into a legally binding act. Established for a period of at least five years, an 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.
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.