Useful information on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 

Press Releases 

Parliament's resolutions, press releases and factsheets available online about the MFF and the reform of the EU's Own Resources


→ Timeline

See info on timeline here:

31 December 2020 - last day of current multiannual financial framework

Council's timeline:

→ Commission's MFF proposal (2 May 2018)

Commission's press release:

Legal texts and factsheets on the MFF 2021-2027:

→ Parliament's position

The 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework in figures (Overview: Commission proposal and the EP’s position)

Factsheet on the EP's position

On 14 November 2018, the plenary has adopted the EP's negotiating position for the next MFF 2021-2027, containing concrete figures (read the press release and the full resolution, see the next section for the figures).

This position remains valid after the May 2019 elections, since the new Parliament has endorsed it in a resolution on 10 October 2019. You will find the links to the two key resolutions below:

10.10.2019 - Endorsement of the November 2018 position (see below) by new 2019-2024 legislature

European Parliament resolution on the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework and own resources: time to meet citizens' expectations (Press release here)

14.11.2018 - Interim report on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 – Parliament's position with a view to an agreement (Press release here)

You can find all recent press releases on the MFF on this dedicated webpage.

→ Figures: what's in the current (2014-2020) MFF, what does the EC propose and what does the EP want?

The EP position in figures (in comparison to the 2014-2020 figures and to those proposed by the Commission) can be found in the November 2018 resolution, Annex III for 2018 prices, Annex IV for current prices.

→ EP's negotiating team

Johan Van Overtveldt (ECR, BE), Chair of the Committee on Budgets

Jan Olbrycht (EPP, PL), MFF co-rapporteur

Margarida Marques (S&D, PT), MFF co-rapporteur

José Manuel Fernandes (EPP, PT), Own Resources co-rapporteur

Valérie Hayer (RENEW, FR), Own Resources co-rapporteur

Rasmus Andresen (Greens/EFA, DE)

→ Background from EP

I WANT MY MONEY BACK! ...or how to overcome the 'juste retour' obsession with the net budgetary balance: a mini-series of useful background docs

EP Research Service's MFF blog

Legislative train: MFF 2021-2027

List of legislative proposals for all MFF programmes

EP's "What Europe Does For Me"

All factsheets about the EU's financing

EPRS series "How the EU Budget Is Spent"

11.10.2019: Mainstreaming of climate action in the EU budget: Impact of a political objective (An in-depth analysis on what the EU budget does for the fight against climate change)

07.10.2019: Post-2020 EU budget

28.06.2019: EU policies – Delivering for citizens: Future financing of EU policies

28.06.2019: Multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027: The future of EU finances

12.04.2019: How the EU budget is spent: Spending programmes under the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework

15.02.2019: The next MFF and Own Resources (Background note for the BUDG Interparliamentary Committee Meeting of the European Parliamentary Week 18 February 2019)

30.01.2019: Economic and Budgetary Outlook for the European Union 2019

21.01.2019: Cohesion funds, values and economic and monetary union in the 2021-2027 MFF - European Parliament position on Heading 2 (Cohesion and values)

09.11.2018: Own resources of the European Union: Reforming the EU's financing system

26.07.2018: 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework and new own resources: Analysis of the Commission's proposal

20.11.2014: Annual revision of national contributions to the EU budget (This briefing is from 2014, but the rationale behind the calculations for national contributions remains valid. It may be of interest to everyone who wishes to know more about GNI - and VAT - calculations.)

→ Background from the Commission

05.11.2019: Technical briefing on the EU's next long-term budget

09.10.2019: Commission contribution to the October European Council on the Multiannual Financial Framework post-2020

13.06.2019: Communication: Roadmap to an agreement on the Union's long-term budget for 2021-2027

14.02.2018: EC communication February 2018 on the MFF

EC page to search EU funded projects