About: Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF)

Euro & Finance 11-03-2015

Kalfin: EU budget should be debated at national level

The so-called Monti group, named after its chairman, former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, is trying to put together proposals how to make the EU budget more transparent and more effective, without increasing its size.
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Development Policy 05-12-2013

Rudischhauser: Development Assistance is a win-win situation for Europe

Klaus Rudishhauser is the Deputy Director General of DG DEVCO at the European Commission. At the 2014 EU Development Days, spoke to EURACTIV about the importance of development aid to Europe, the need for a sustainable development path, and EU funding. Subtitles available in English, French, German, & Spanish. Click the "CC" button on the video control bar above. Hover over the button to change the language.
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EU Priorities 2020 19-11-2013

Parliament approves EU’s 2014-2020 budget

After one of the most controversial and long-fought battles the European Parliament has recently seen, MEPs finally approved on Tuesday Europe's budget for the next 7 years. The so-called multi-annual financial framework was adopted by 537 votes to 126 against, with most of the opposition coming from the eurosceptics and the Greens. Worth €960 billion, it is the first time in the history of the Union that real spending cuts are included in a long-term budget.
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12-11-2013

EU agrees on 2014 budget

After 16 hours of negotiations, the EU institutions reached a political agreement on Tuesday on both the Union's budget for 2014 and pending amending budgets for 2013, but the European Parliament and Council must still formally adopt the agreement. The deal sees an overall level of commitments of €142.6 billion
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EU Priorities 2020 14-03-2013

European Parliament rejects EU long-term budget

MEP's on Wednesday rejected the next long-term EU budget deal agreed by European leaders earlier in February. Adopted by an outstanding majority, the resolution will give European Parliament's President Martin Schulz enough room to negotiate and obtain concessions from EU leaders. "The Parliament wants to be taken as a serious partner. We are prepared to negotiate; this is an offer now, from the EP to the Council, to come to compromises and to improve the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)', said European Parliament's president Martin Schulz.
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EU Priorities 2020 11-02-2013

EU leaders urge European Parliament to approve slashed EU budget

EU leaders have urged the European Parliament to 'be responsible' and approve the new long-term EU budget proposal. The plead came after European leaders struck a deal on Friday on the 7-year budget following more than 24 hours of talks. Mirroring the austerity measures that national governments are currently undertaking, the budget has been capped at €960 billion. (The original November proposal was  €972 billion.) It is the first time in the Union's history that an EU budget is smaller than the previous period.
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Future EU 08-02-2013

Lithuanian president arrives at the February 2013 EU Summit Council

EU leaders are meeting in Brussels for a two-day summit (7-8 February) to forge a deal on the Union's 2014-2020 budget. Diplomats point out that it is “now or never” for heads of state and government to agree ahead of multiple elections in 2013.
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Future EU 08-02-2013

Finnish PM arrives at the February 2013 EU Summit Council

EU leaders are meeting in Brussels for a two-day summit (7-8 February) to forge a deal on the Union's 2014-2020 budget. Diplomats point out that it is “now or never” for heads of state and government to agree ahead of multiple elections in 2013.
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Agrifood 07-02-2013

Baltic farmers sing for EU budget equality

This is traditional Baltic music. The singers are farmers from from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia As European leaders gather on Thursday to discuss the next long-term EU budget, Baltic farmers travelled to Brussels to protest against what they believe is an unfair treatment from the EU. The agricultural funding they get currently is much less than the EU average.

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