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During the third round of talks on Friday, Parliament’s negotiators reiterated their key demands, based on a strong plenary mandate.

German Presidency outlines priorities to EP committees

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Ministers are outlining the priorities of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees, in a series of meetings.

Negotiations between Parliament and Council finally started after EU leaders found a common position on the long-term EU budget and recovery fund on 21 July.

Commenting on the conclusions of the 17-21 July EU summit, EP negotiators welcome the recovery fund but warn that their agreement to the long-term EU budget cannot be taken for granted.

After analysing the draft conclusions for the 17 July EU summit, EP negotiators warn that proposed budget cuts endanger long-term investment in research, youth or the digital sector.

Commenting on the draft conclusions for the 17 July EU summit, EP’s negotiators disagree with additional cuts to the long-term EU budget and urge the European Council to improve the text.

Ahead of the start of the German Council Presidency and of the 17 July European Council, Budgets Committee Chair Van Overtveldt set out Parliament’s position on the long-term EU budget.

Budget Committee MEPs gave their green light to top up support to refugees and host communities in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon in response to the Syrian crisis.

Questions and answers on the EU's long-term budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework (EU expenditure), and the reform of the EU's Own Resources (EU revenue).

The 2021 budget priorities should be to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and support the recovery, building on the Green Deal and digital transformation.