MEPs set to ask for a top-up to multi-annual budget for crisis response
In a debate and vote on Tuesday, MEPs will set out their stance on reforming the EU’s long-term budget, emphasizing the urgency of future-proofing EU finances.
Following the Commission’s proposal for a mid-term revision on the EU’s long-term budget (multiannual financial framework, MFF) the full house will vote on the proposal of the Committee on Budgets to demand an extra €10 billion for 2024-2027. MEPs want to boost areas linked to external challenges, especially the Russian war against Ukraine and growing migration issues, the EU’s strategic autonomy, and enhance the EU’s crisis-response capabilities.
They stress that the revision of the MFF is urgent to tackle current challenges caused by multiple crises. In addition, a swift adoption is key because the revised long-term budget should be operational by 1 January 2024 to offer a framework for that year's annual budget.
Following the vote, Parliament’s negotiators will be ready to engage in discussions with the Council, which is yet to finalise its position on the package.
A press conference with EP President Roberta Metsola and the co-rapporteurs is scheduled for Tuesday 3 October, 14:00 - 14:30.
Procedure reference: 2023/0201R(APP)
Procedure type: Interim report linked to consent procedure (Rules of Procedure, Rule 105(5))
Debate: Tuesday 3 October
Vote: Tuesday 3 October
Press conference with President Roberta Metsola and the co-rapporteurs: Tuesday 14:00-14:30