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Negotiations for the EU Budget / Monthly watch April 2020

The month of April was marked by:

  • At the level of the European Parliament, MEPs reiterated their call for an increase in the Multiannual Financial Framework and ComAgri specifically expressed its opposition to any reduction in the CAP budget.
  • At the level of the European Commission, the submission of the revised MFF, including an Union recovery program, originally scheduled for May 6, has been postponed to May 13. The MFF itself seems to have left the CAP budget reduction proposals unchanged (see FE’s assessment of the EU recovery program, email of 30 April).
  • Since then, the Commissioner has sought the support and guidance of a key Member of the European Parliament to intercede in favour of the CAP with the President of the Commission in order to “substantially increase” the planned budget.

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