Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories with the EU, 2021–2027

At a Glance 28-01-2019

In view of the upcoming Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021 to 2027, the European Commission has proposed to fund not only Greenland, but also all other Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs), through the EU budget. In line with this, the Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council decision to replace both the decision on the Association of OCTs with the EU and the decision on relations with Greenland. The European Parliament, which is only consulted, is expected to discuss the report adopted by its Committee on Development during its January II plenary session. The report welcomes the proposal, but calls for the future decision to better reflect the OCTs' voices and specificities in EU strategies and programming.