|Author (Person)||Chaffin, Joshua|
|Series Title||Financial Times|
Even in the best of times, giving birth to the EU’s seven-year budget plan is an excruciating process. But against the backdrop of a historic economic crisis that is threatening to tear the 27-member bloc asunder, that labour is proving more difficult than ever in 2012 to agree the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014 - 2020.
Features report on an informal meeting of European Affairs ministers and EU lawmakers in Nicosia on the 30 August 2012 to discuss the current state of negotiations. It emerged that an extraordinary European Council would be held in November 2012 to try and secure agreement on the MFF.
Further features discuss subsequent developments in September 2012.
|Subject Categories||Economic and Financial Affairs|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|