Future of EU finances – Commissioner Oettinger visits Cyprus

Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger, in charge of Budget and Human Resources, is visiting Cyprus on 10 and 11 November as part of his tour across EU Member States aimed to gather views on the future of EU finances and the EU’s multiannual budget post-2020. The Commissioner will meet the President, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, the Minister of Finance, Mr Harris Georgiades and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kassoulides. Commissioner Oettinger will discuss the challenges ahead of the next multiannual budget with Members of the Parliamentary Standing Committees on Budget and Finance and Foreign and European Affairs. He will also take part in a stakeholder event where he will hear further views on how the next multiannual budget should look like. The meetings in Cyprus are part of the Commissioner’s broad consultation with all interested parties on the future of EU finances – #MFFtour27. The Commission kicked off this debate on 28 June 2017 with the publication of its Reflection paper on the future of EU finances, which is also available in Greek. Stakeholder views will be taken into account when preparing the next MFF, to be presented in May 2018. Commissioner Oettinger’s first reflections on the future of EU finances are available on his blog.