EU budget proposal 2021-2027 – as it happened

EU commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU Budget Commissioner, German, Gunther Oettinger (R) during a mini plenary session at European Parliament, in Brussels, Belgium, 02 May 2018. Budget Commissioner Gunther Oettinger unveiled his proposal for the EU's long-term budget, he Multiannual Financial Framework, post Brexit , which will run from 2021 to 2027. [EPA-EFE/OLIVIER HOSLET]

The European Commission unveiled its proposal for the EU’s long-term budget for 2021-2027 on Wednesday (2 May), setting the stage for a bruising and long negotiation with member states and parliament.

The first post-Brexit budget is trying to fill the void left by the UK’s departure, while securing more money for new priorities: digital, security, migration. It will also link the disbursement of funding with the rule of law, a move aimed primarily at the ‘rogue’ easter members Poland and Hungary.

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