The European Parliament’s greatest battle is upcoming

By |april 2nd, 2020|coronavirus, economic crisis, European Parliament, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

In the face of the ongoing crisis, European Parliament lawmakers must make it clear that negotiations for the EU’s long-term budget are starting at 2% of GDP and will not go below 1.5%, and that the EU budget for 2020 will be at least 2% of the Union's GDP, writes MEP Radan Kanev.

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Von der Leyen: EU budget should be the Marshall plan we lay out together

By |april 2nd, 2020|COVID19, EU budget, Eurogroup, European unemployment insurance scheme, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, SURE|

The EU's next long-term budget should be a key instrument in the recovery plan to confront the huge economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday (2 April).

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Von der Leyen announces new post-virus economic ‘stimulus package’

By |marec 30th, 2020|EU budget 2021-2027, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

The European Commission will propose a new stimulus package, including changes to the EU budget, in order to help the bloc recover from the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said Saturday (28 March).

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MEPs demand a new long-term budget in response to coronavirus 

By |marec 26th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, European Parliament, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

Leading MEPs are urging the European Commission to update its proposal for the EU's 2021-27 budget and factor in the response that will be needed to tackle the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 emergency makes EU budget deal more urgent than ever

By |marec 26th, 2020|cohesion policy, coronavirus, COVID-19, EU cohesion policy, EU long term budget, MFF, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

The seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak makes hefty cuts to cohesion policy in the EU's next long-term budget all the more unjustified, writes Enrico Rossi, the governor of Italy's Tuscany Region.

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EU-wide Rule of law mechanism discussed in Sofia

By |marec 9th, 2020|Article 7, Bulgaria, Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, corruption, European Prosecutor, Laura Kovesi, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Poland, Rule of Law Mechanism|

A conference in Sofia debated the European Commission's proposal for an EU-wide rule of law mechanism on Friday (6 March) and one European lawmaker said there is already a clear majority in the European Parliament to set up a new control mechanism for ...

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Europe’s military mobility: latest casualty of EU budget battle

By |februar 25th, 2020|defence and security, EU-NATO cooperation, European Defence Fund, MFF, Military Mobility, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

The Commission's latest budget non-paper threatens to hamper flagship defence initiatives more than previous proposals. It was put forward on Friday (20 February) in an attempt to bridge the growing differences among EU leaders over the bloc's next sev...

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EU development policy to be more interest-driven under ‘geopolitical’ Commission

By |februar 21st, 2020|cooperation and development, EU-Africa-strategy, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, SDGs|

The geopolitical Europea Commission ambition would turn cooperation and development policy into an internal and external interest-driven policy, Alexei Jones, Senior Policy Officer at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) told EURACTIV. 

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Tweets of the Week: Brexit Slide Wars, Digital Strategy, Budget Council

By |februar 21st, 2020|Brexit, digital strategy, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Tweets of the week|

Number 10 claims Barnier’s a real jerk, digital strategy raises a wry smirk and leaders work on multiannual financial framework.

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Summit fails to narrow differences over EU’s seven-year budget

By |februar 21st, 2020|EU budget 2021-2027, EUCO, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

EU leaders broke off in the early hours of Friday (21 February) after failing to make significant progress on the bloc's expenditure for the next seven years. They will reconvene at 10:00am this morning to try and make a breakthrough.

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