Ahead of the European Council meeting on 17 and 18 October, in a communication published on 9 October, the EU Commission called on national authorities to reach a swift agreement on a fair, balanced and modern long-term EU budget for the period 2021-2027, before the end of this year.

The Commission outlined the main points that need consideration, including the overall level of funding to match the Union's shared priorities; a right balance between policies with a strong focus on EU added val...


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