Parliament's press releases relating to the long-term EU budget (MFF) 

Press Releases 

Recent press releases relating to the long-term EU budget (Multiannual Financial Framework, MFF)

Sassoli: “Parliament disappointed by Council’s failure to find an agreement” (21.02.2020)

Statement by European Parliament President on extraordinary EUCO

EP’s MFF negotiators disappointed by failure of EU budget summit (21.02.2020)

“We cannot afford a narrow accounting approach with a complete lack of political vision”, says the EP’s negotiating team for the long-term EU budget and Own Resources reform.

President Michel’s MFF proposal not acceptable for Parliament (19.02.2020)

Ahead of a special summit on 20 February, the EP’s negotiating team expresses its opposition to President Michel’s proposal for the next long-term budget.

Sassoli on MFF: “We are still €230 billion apart” (18.02.2020)

Parliament is unanimous on the EU's new multi-annual budget – there is still much to do.

Council’s MFF proposal “disappointing”, says Chair of EP’s Budget Committee (14.02.2020)

The EU budget summit should “not conclude any agreement on the basis of such a proposal that fully disregards Parliament’s position and prevents the EU from achieving its objectives”.

Sassoli on budget proposal: “Unsatisfactory draft” (14.02.2020)

Parliament ready to negotiate.

Sassoli: Parliament prepared to go all the way and reject long-term budget if it does not have ambition EU needs (12/02/2020)

President's statement on the Multiannual Financial Framework

More than money: the long-term EU budget is a tool for Europe’s future (12/02/2020)

MEPs underlined that Parliament will only give its consent to a budget that meets the European Union’s ambitions, in a debate on EU funding for 2021-2027.

MFF team in Paris to discuss next long-term EU budget (10/02/2020)

In Paris on Monday, the Committee on Budgets continued bilateral talks with member states on the next long-term EU budget ahead of the special EU summit on 20 February.

Long-term EU budget: The Union’s ambitions must be matched with sufficient reliable funding (07/02/2020)

EP negotiators for the post-2020 EU budget discussed their priorities with European Council President Charles Michel, ahead of a crucial plenary debate on the budget next week.

MFF team travels to Croatia to discuss next long-term EU budget (24/01/2020)

Visiting Zagreb on 27 January, the Budgets Committee continues in-depth discussions with the Croatian Council Presidency on the next long-term EU budget.

Budget cuts are unacceptable for a strong cohesion policy (21/01/2020)

Regional Development Committee members have decided to freeze all political trilogues on cohesion funds until the end of February.

EP’s budget negotiators welcome fresh funds for just transition, warn against cuts to other policies (17/01/2020)

Following the presentation of legislative proposals, partly to finance the Green Deal, the MFF negotiation team asks the Commission to update its MFF proposal accordingly.

Parliament leaders agree to freeze large parts of MFF negotiations with Council (20/12/2019)

The leaders of the political groups in European Parliament have agreed to freeze large parts of the negotiations with the Council on the new long-term EU budget.

Chair of Committee on Budgets regrets European Council's MFF delays and urges to step up contacts with Parliament (13/12/2019)

Johan Van Overtveldt (ECR, BE), Chair of Parliament's Committee on Budgets, underlines "that no agreement on the MFF is possible without the European Parliament".

Prospective cuts to Erasmus+ and Creative Europe in EU long-term budget deeply worrying (12/12/2019)

Ahead of talks among EU leaders on the long-term budget in the European Council 12-13 December, the Chair of Culture and Education Committee, Sabine Verheyen (EPP, DE), issued a statement.

MFF: Single Market budget cuts are worrying and unacceptable, says Committee Chair (10/12/2019)

The Single Market brings benefits to all Member States. Investing in it is investing in the future, says Internal Market Committee Chair Petra De Sutter.

MFF: Council cannot decide alone on future CAP, should focus on avoiding budget cuts (03/12/2019)

The EU farm policy reform cannot be decided without the Parliament, said Agriculture Committee Chair Norbert Lins adding that the Council should rather focus on avoiding any budget cuts.

MFF: Commission’s plan “impossible to implement” with Finnish proposal (02/12/2019)

For Parliament’s negotiating team, the preliminary proposal by Finland's presidency of the Council for the next long-term budget of the EU would “condemn the European Union to failure”.

Long-term EU budget: MEPs brief Council on Parliament’s negotiating position (19/11/2019)

Meeting with EU Ministers on Tuesday, EP negotiators have informed Member States on the Parliament’s position on the next MFF and corresponding new Own Resources.

Time to step up talks on the next long-term budget of the EU (18/11/2019)

Ahead of an informal meeting with EU Ministers on Tuesday, EP’s negotiators deplore “regrettable delays” in the Council and remind Member States of their position on the long-term budget.

Delaying long-term EU investment plan would harm citizens and businesses (10/10/2019)

In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs warn of a “clear risk” that the 2021-2027 EU investment plan will not be successfully agreed in time with Council.

EU’s long-term budget top priority for start of new legislative term (22/07/2019)

Budget committee MEPs on Monday agreed in a debate that decisive action on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) is paramount, with climate and migration being further priorities.