A modern budget for a Union that protects, empowers and defends: Commission note ahead of the June European Council

Today the Commission is publishing a note ahead of the European Council on the next Multiannual Financial Framework.

In the note, the Commission recalls the principal features of the proposal of 2 May 2018 for a modern and fair long-term budget for the 2021-2027 period, and the proposals for the 37 programmes which will implement and support the political priorities around which the new budget is built. The note also sets out the key innovations proposed for the next long-term budget and makes a strong case for Member States and the European Parliament to work at an accelerated pace for a political agreement on the new budget by Spring 2019. Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources Günther H. Oettinger will present the note in a press conference at 12:30. Follow live on EbS. The note will be available here.