The Next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and its Flexibility
The negotiations on the next Multiannual Financial Framework will be particularly challenging. As in the last MFF negotiations, there will be a debate on how to enhance the flexibility of the EU budget.
In this paper, Eulalia Rubio, senior research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute, analyses the use of flexibility provisions and instruments in the current MFF and highlights ways to enhance flexibility in the post 2020 MFF.
This in-depth analysis was requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgets. It was presented at the European Parliament on November 22th, 2017. It is available on our website and on the website of the European Parliament.