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European Council conclusions for the financila perspective 2020 -2027


21.7.2020 – On 21 July 2020, the European Council adopted conclusions on the recovery plan and multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027. More on the distribution here

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EU budget for recovery: Recovery and Resilience Facility

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29.5.2020 – The centrepiece of the recovery plan will be a new Recovery and Resilience Facility. The aim of the facility will be to support investments and reforms essential to a lasting recovery, to improve the economic and social resilience of the Member States, and to support the green and digital transitions. It will be [...]

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European Commission adopts set of “no-deal” contingency measures for Erasmus+, social security rules and the budget


30.1.2019 – Given the increasing risk that the United Kingdom may leave the EU on 30 March this year without a deal (a “no-deal” scenario), the European Commission has today adopted a final set of contingency proposals in the area of the Erasmus+ programme, social security coordination and the EU budget. This follows the calls [...]

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EU budget: Regional Development and Cohesion Policy beyond 2020

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29.5.2018 – For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to modernise Cohesion Policy, the EU’s main investment policy and one of its most concrete expressions of solidarity. The EU’s economy is bouncing back, but additional investment efforts are needed to tackle persistent gaps between and within Member States. With a budget of [...]

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EU budget proposal 2021 – 2027

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2.5.2018 – The Commission is today proposing a pragmatic, modern, long-term budget for the 2021-2027 period. It is an honest response to today’s reality in which Europe is expected to play a greater role in providing security and stability in an unstable world, at a time when Brexit will leave a sizeable gap in our [...]

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Focus on new priorities 2014-2020

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On 7 March 2017, the Council agreed to adjust the EU’s multi-annual financial framework (MFF) for 2014-2020 to bring it in line with new priorities. The agreed changes reinforce the EU’s support for tackling the migration crisis, strengthening security, boosting growth and creating jobs. They will allow the EU to respond more easily to unexpected [...]

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Commission presents draft budged for 2016

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The European Commission proposed the EU budget for 2016. The draft budged foresees €143.5 billion in payments (up 1.6% from 2015) and €153.5 billion in Commitments (down 5.3% from 2015). “Commitments” refers to the funding that can be agreed in contracts in a given year; “payments” to the money actually paid out. The Budged will, [...]

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EP confirmed the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020/ Life and Horizon 2020

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The European Parliament gave its consent yesterday, Tuesday 19th November, to the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) of the EU as the final agreement met the Parliamentarians’’ requests. Dr. Romana Jordan MEP said, that she has closely followed the setting up of the Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE), as well as the Framework [...]

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Political agreement for the EU 2014 budged reached


After 16 hours of negotiations, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union finally managed to reach a political agreement on the EU budget for 2014. The Compromise of the Council and the European Parliament must now be formally adopted to step into force. Political agreement on the 2014 budget is also a [...]

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