The Parliament has begun discussion of proposals concerning the EU’s multiannual financial framework. The European Commission issued its financial framework proposal for 2021-2027 at the beginning of May.
Discussion of the matter in the Parliament is initially based on the preliminary negotiating position of the Government (E 29/2018, in Finnish), which the Grand Committee submitted to all of the Parliament’s special committees for possible measures on 9 May.
Finland’s final position will be decided upon in the Government and the Parliament as the negotiations proceed and all proposals concerning the financial framework have been obtained. The intention of the Grand Committee is to issue a statement defining the Parliament’s position in the matter in the autumn.
The Commission will issue sector-specific legislative proposals concerning the financial framework in May-June and seeks to have an outcome from negotiations with the Member States in May 2019.
The EU’s multiannual financial framework was also discussed in a topical debate during the Parliament’s plenary session on 9 May, in which Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre Party) presented the Government’s goals in the negotiations.