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.

More information is available in the recent press release and in the draft report by co-rapporteurs Jan Olbrycht (EPP, PL) and Margarida Marques (S&D, PT).

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