European Commission Press Release
At their meeting on 23 February, the European Union’s Leaders will discuss about how to ensure that the priorities they have set for the Union – on 16 September 2016 in Bratislava and on 25 March 2017 in the Rome Declaration – can be adequately funded and thus turned into reality. Both elements – defining common priorities and equipping the Union to implement them – are inseparable.
The Commission is contributing to this important discussion in three ways: First, by providing the necessary facts about the EU budget, its benefits, achievements and added value. Second, by drawing up scenarios which illustrate the financial impact of various possible policy choices. And third, by showing the consequences for students, researchers, infrastructure projects and many others in case the adoption of the new EU budget were to be delayed.
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