UNIC policy update 18/11/2020


    EU MFF budget 2021-27

    12/11: EU budget 2021: supporting a sustainable recovery from the pandemic – European Parliament

    Next year’s budget - the first of the 2021-2027 financing period - should “promote fair, inclusive and sustainable growth, high-quality job-creation and its long-term goal of socioeconomic convergence”, MEPs state in their draft resolution following the vote.

    10/11: Compromise on long-term EU budget: EP obtains €16 billion more for key programmes – European Parliament

    EP budget negotiators and the Council Presidency have reached a compromise outlining a political agreement on future EU financing.

    11/11: Long-term EU budget deal: a “win-win” result to face the challenges ahead – European Parliament

    MEPs hailed the Parliament’s unity in the budget negotiations, which resulted in a deal reached on Tuesday that will bring additional funding for future jobs, competitiveness, and better climate protection - benefiting citizens, young people, researchers and health workers in times of crisis.

    COVID-19: EU response

    09/11: COVID-19: first go-ahead given to the new Recovery and Resilience Facility – European Parliament

    MEPs adopted the Recovery and Resilience Facility, an instrument designed to help EU countries tackling the effects and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    12/11: Political agreement on EU budget and Next Generation EU recovery fund: What happens now? – EU 2020 DE

    On 10 November, the negotiators for the Council of the European Union, under the German Presidency, and the European Parliament reached agreement on a comprehensive recovery fund to fight the effects of the COVID‑19 pandemic as well as on the MFF 2021‑2027.

    Copyright enforcement

    10/11: Future EU intellectual property policy: Council adopts conclusions – Council of the EU

    The Council adopted a set of conclusions on key elements of a future EU intellectual property policy. These conclusions should be seen as the Council's input to ongoing work within the Commission on an EU intellectual property action plan, expected to be presented shortly.


    12/11: MEPs hail Commission’s decision to charge Amazon with breaching EU antitrust rules – The Parliament Magazine

    This comes after EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager said the company had misused data of third-party merchants that rely on Amazon’s online marketplace to favour its own products.


    19 November: European Parliament CULT Committee meeting

    19 November: European Parliament IMCO Committee meeting

    19 November: European Council videoconference

    20 November: UNIC takes part in an EFADs roundtable

    20 November: Trilogues – EU budget

    23 November: European Film Forum “The New Playbook: Resilience, Foresight, Transformation”, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

    1 December: European Parliament ITRE Committee meeting

    2 December: European Commission legislative proposal for the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Media and Audiovisual Action Plan - TBC

    10 December: European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) elections for the Advisory Board

    Last modified on 18-11-2020