Post-2020 EU budget: MEPs to respond to EU Commission plans  

MEPs will debate and vote on a resolution giving their view on the EU Commission’s recent proposal for the next long-term EU budget (2021-2027).

MEPs voiced their first reactions to the Commission’s proposal for the next long-term EU budget (Multi-annual Financial Framework - MFF) on 2 May, immediately after Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Budgets Commissioner Günther Oettinger had presented it in plenary session (watch the video). Many said that the plans go in the right direction, but lack ambition.

On 30  May, they will vote on a plenary resolution assessing the proposal in more detail, based on EP´s initial positions on the expenditure and revenue sides of the post-2020 EU budget, as voted on 14 March (press release).

MEPs are expected to deplore the fact that the Commission plans would reduce expenditure on both the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and cohesion policy. They are also likely to underline the lack of clarity and comparability of the figures.

It is now the Council’s turn to agree its position on the next MFF, which requires Parliament’s consent. MEPs have called for talks with the Council and Commission to start without delay, to try to reach an agreement before the 2019 EU elections.

Procedure:  Plenary resolution

Debate: Tuesday, 29 May

Vote:  Wednesday, 30 May

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