(a) to define Parliament's political priorities for the post-2013 MFF, both in legislative terms and budgetary terms; (b) to estimate the financial resources necessary for the Union to attain its objectives and carry out its policies for the period starting 1 January 2014; (c) to define the duration of the next MFF; (d) to propose, in accordance with those priorities and objectives, a structure for the future MFF, indicating the main areas of Union activity; (e) to submit guidelines for an indicative allocation of resources between and within the different headings of expenditure of the MFF in line with the priorities and proposed structure; (f) to specify the link between a reform of the financing system of the EU budget and a review of expenditure to provide the Committee on Budgets with a sound basis for negotiations on the new MFF;
I would like to welcome you to the homepage of the "Special Committee on Policy Challenges and Budgetary Resources for a Sustainable European Union after 2013" or the SURE Committee for short.
Our Committee was established in July 2010 and has been given a one year mandate to define the European Parliament's political priorities for the new post-2013 multiannual financial framework, both in legislative and budgetary terms and to submit guidelines for the resources necessary for the Union to implement these priorities.
Fifty permanent Members and fifty substitute Members, representing all political groups of the European Parliament and the majority of the specialised committees are devotedly working towards the achievement of these challenging tasks.
I am pleased to invite you to follow our work on these pages.