Ministers for European Affairs continue discussion on the EU's multiannual financial framework
On 1011 June, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade Alexander Stubb will attend an informal ministerial meeting of Ministers for European Affairs organised by the Danish EU Presidency in Horsens, Denmark.
The meeting will discuss the EU's Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the EU's budget, for the years 201420. As regards the MFF, it is proposed to focus discussions on the full Negotiating Box, but leave the figures related to the overall level of the framework and the level of expenditure headings outside the debate. The discussions will centre on the MFF's qualitative elements, such as its structure and other horizontal issues. According to the Presidency, attention may also be drawn to the introduction of options concerning the outstanding unpaid commitments (reste ā liquider RAL). Negotiations on the overall level of the MFF are expected to begin in the autumn, under the forthcoming Cypriot Presidency.
In addition to the MFF, the informal meeting is to discuss green growth and growth as part of preparations of the June European Council.
Inquiries: Satu Keskinen, Counsellor, Adviser to the Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, Prime Ministers Office, tel. +358 9 1602 2451 or +358 40 508 6722 and Antti Timonen, Press Attaché, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, tel. +358 40 590 7231 or firstname.lastname@example.org