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03 Apr 2017

Sweden releases position on upcoming EU budget negotiations

Sweden has released a position paper on the EU's next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). A proposal for the next seven-year MFF as of 2021 is expected to be presented in late 2017 or early 2018, and is expected to be around 15% less than the current MFF budget, due to the United Kingdom leaving the EU (Brexit). The paper was presented by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson on 27 March 2017.

Research is among the policy areas Sweden considers a priority: The Swedish government calls for a modern budget, reprioritising to benefit common areas such as security, migration, competitiveness, research and climate change adaptation. This should be achieved by reducing appropriations for agricultural support and structural funds. The Swedish government has already initiated a dialogue with the European Commission on Sweden's priorities.

For more information and to download the position paper:

Government Offices of Sweden - press release

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