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

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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200218IPR72822/president-michel-s-mff-proposal-not-acceptable-for-parliament

 

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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/the-president/en/newsroom/sassoli-on-mff-we-are-still-230-billion-apart

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”.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200214IPR72629/council-s-mff-proposal-disappointing-says-chair-of-ep-s-budget-committee

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

Parliament ready to negotiate.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/the-president/en/newsroom/sassoli-on-budget-proposal-unsatisfactory-draft

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

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/the-president/en/newsroom/sassoli-parliament-prepared-to-go-all-the-way-and-reject-long-term-budget-if-it-does-not-have-ambition-eu-needs


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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200206IPR72013/more-than-money-the-long-term-eu-budget-is-a-tool-for-europe-s-future


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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200210IPR72227/mff-team-in-paris-to-discuss-next-long-term-eu-budget

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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200207IPR72102/long-term-eu-budget-ambitions-must-be-matched-with-reliable-funding

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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200124IPR71005/mff-team-travels-to-croatia-to-discuss-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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200121IPR70716/budget-cuts-are-unacceptable-for-a-strong-cohesion-policy


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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20200115IPR70312/ep-s-budget-negotiators-welcome-fresh-funds-for-just-transition


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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/the-president/home/ep-newsroom/pageContent-area/newsroom/parliament-leaders-agree-to-freeze-large-parts-of-mff-negotiations-with-council.html


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".

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20191213IPR69013/budg-chair-regrets-council-s-mff-delays-urges-to-step-up-contacts-with-ep


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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20191212IPR68903/prospective-cuts-to-erasmus-and-creative-europe-in-eu-budget-deeply-worrying


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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20191210IPR68715/single-market-budget-cuts-are-worrying-and-unacceptable-says-committee-chair


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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20191203IPR67910/mff-council-cannot-decide-alone-on-core-elements-of-the-future-eu-farm-policy


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”.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20191202IPR67826/mff-commission-s-plan-impossible-to-implement-with-finnish-proposal


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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20191119IPR66924/long-term-eu-budget-meps-brief-council-on-parliament-s-negotiating-position


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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20191118IPR66839/time-to-step-up-talks-on-the-next-long-term-budget-of-the-eu


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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20191007IPR63549/delaying-long-term-eu-investment-plan-would-harm-citizens-and-businesses


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.

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190722IPR57630/eu-s-long-term-budget-top-priority-for-start-of-new-legislative-term