UNIC policy update 19/12/2019


EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027

12/12: Prospective cuts to Erasmus+ and Creative Europe in EU long-term budget deeply worrying – European Parliament

Ahead of talks among EU leaders on the long-term budget in the European Council, the Chair of Culture and Education Committee, Sabine Verheyen (EPP, DE), issued a statement.

10/12: MFF: Commission’s plan “impossible to implement” with Finnish proposal – European Parliament

For Parliament’s negotiating team, the preliminary proposal by Finland's presidency of the Council for the next long-term budget of the EU would “condemn the European Union to failure”.

05/12: Useful information on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) – European Parliament

Parliament's resolutions, press releases and factsheets available online about the MFF and the reform of the EU's Own Resources.

05/12: Finnish Presidency proposes greater EU investment in building a sustainable future – eu2019.fi

Finland’s Presidency has submitted its proposal for the next long-term EU budget, the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2021–2027, to the member states. The proposal is a budget of €1 087 billion for the seven-year period, equal to 1.07% of the gross national income of the EU member states.

European Council

12/12: European Council meeting (12 December 2019) – Conclusions – EU Council

The document presents the conclusions adopted at the European Council meeting from 12 December 2019.

European Commission

/12: Cabinets of Commissioners – EU Who is Who

04/12: Opening remarks by President von der Leyen at the read-out of the first College meeting of the von der Leyen Commission – European Commission

03/12: [Document] List of agenda points for upcoming Commission meetings – European Commission

European Parliament

04/12: Cristian-Silviu Buşoi elected Chair of the ITRE Committee – ITRE Committee

Mr Cristian-Silviu Buşoi is the new Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, elected on 4 December 2019.


16-19 December: European Parliament Plenary Session, Strasbourg 

1 January: Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU enters into office

9 January: JURI Committee meeting, Brussels

16 February: Fifth European Commission copyright stakeholders’ dialogue, Brussels  

20-21 January: CULT Committee meeting, Brussels 

10 February (TBC): Sixth European Commission copyright stakeholders’ dialogue, Brussels  

18 February: Save the Date – UNIC conference at the European Parliament, Brussels