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General Affairs Council, 19/03/2019, main results

Ministers held a policy debate on the multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027 (MFF). They provided their views on the measures envisaged in the MFF on climate mainstreaming and migration.

The shared objective is to provide the June European Council with a streamlined draft negotiating box, with a view to achieving an agreement in the European Council in autumn 2019. The draft negotiating box brings together those elements which are most likely to require political guidance from the EU leaders with a view to the Council reaching its position.

The Presidency also presented to the Council a progress report outlining developments achieved in the negotiations on MFF-related sectoral proposals.

Work on the MFF is steadily progressing. Today’s discussion on climate mainstreaming and migration addressed some of the key elements in the proposed MFF and will feed into the leaders’ discussion in June. At the same time, the common understandings reached by the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council with the current European Parliament on MFF related sectoral programmes will contribute later on to the preparation and timely implementation of the next programmes.

George Ciamba, Romanian Minister Delegate for European Affairs

More details here: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/meetings/gac/2019/03/19/

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