13 Jun 2019
Commission outlines way towards agreement on EU budget 2021 - 2027
On 13 June 2019, the European Commission published a Communication "Roadmap to an agreement on the Union's long-term budget for 2021-2027", ahead of the European Council meeting on 20 and 21 June 2019. The Communication summarises what has been achieved so far and identifies the main open issues that need to be addressed, paving the way for a swift agreement.
In May 2018, the Commission presented its proposal for the long-term budget, including the legislative proposals for the 37 sectoral programmes. On that basis, a lot of work has already been done in both the European Parliament and the Council. Progress has been made on the overall framework; many of the sectoral proposals have been at least partially closed.