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19 Feb 2020

EP's MFF negotiators oppose recent budget proposal by Council President

One day before the special summit on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the European Parliament's negotiating team has expressed its opposition to Council President Michel’s recent compromise MFF proposal, stating that the proposal "falls well below the European Parliament’s expectations and those of the citizens". The MEPs say they would expect significant investment in the Green Deal, digital transition and a stronger Europe, while Mr. Michel proposes further cuts to funding for agriculture, cohesion, research, infrastructure investments, digitalisation, SMEs, Erasmus, youth employment, migration, defence and many other areas. They also deplore the lack of a binding commitment to introduce new additional own resources in the MFF proposal, and finally state that they expect the European Council "not to adopt conclusions on this basis.”

For more information:

EP - press release

EP's preliminary analysis of the figures contained in President Michel’s draft European Council conclusions

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