19 / 06 / 2019
On 13 June 2019, the European Commission called on leaders to make a push in advancing the negotiations on the EU’s next long-term budget 2021-2027 so that an agreement can be reached by autumn. The EC looked at what has been achieved so far and identified the main open issues that need to be addressed. Not having an agreement in time would affect everybody else who benefits from the EU budget. The EU’s current long-term budget 2014-2020 was adopted six months too late having negative consequences for many citizens, in the Member States and beyond. To avoid a similar scenario, the EC called on the European Council to set out a roadmap to achieving an agreement on the EU’s long-term budget in the autumn and to invite the European Council to take the work forward as a matter of priority.