As the debate on the EU 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework gains momentum, we look at the major budget items and their effectiveness. The challenge for the future budget is to design spending programmes that are more efficient, effective and fair.
Date: February 22, 2018
Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance
The future of the EU budget will be a central topic for discussion at the informal European Council meeting on Friday, February 23.
Key issues are at stake: how to change the composition of spending to deliver the most European value-added, while considering new priorities? Should the revenue side of the EU budget be amended? Should EU27 countries compensate for reduced UK contributions?