“The EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework: Where Should Italy Stand?”, Simone Romano (IAI, Italy)

IAI Commentaires

Negotiations over the EU’s new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) officially began last May, when the European Commission tabled its proposal for the next EU budget spanning the years 2021-2027. The ball is now in the Council of the European Union’s court, where member states are called to find a difficult but necessary compromise, give the need for unanimity to approve the regulation. While easily dismissed as a rather technical and bureaucratic exercise, the negotiations retain key political relevance for EU member states and the Union as a whole. Many member states have developed structured positions and demands on a number of key issues in the negotiation, but Italy has thus far failed to outline a clear and articulate position.

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