European Council, 20-21 February 2020

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A special meeting of the European Council was held on 20-21 February 2020.

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This meeting was scheduled to hold negotiations and seek an agreement on the European Union's Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the period 2021-2027. Some of the main issues at stake in the discussions included:

  • overall level;
  • volumes of the main policy areas;
  • financing, including revenues (own resources) and corrections;
  • conditionalities and incentives.

The European Council also issued a declaration relating to the latest developments in Idlib (Syria), calling on all stakeholders to cease hostilities immediately.

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European Council: Remarks by President Charles Michel after the special meeting of the European Council on 20-21 February 2020
European Commission: Remarks by President von der Leyen at the joint press conference with President Michel, following the Special European Council, 20-21 February 2020
European Parliament: Press Release, 21/02/2020: EP’s MFF negotiators disappointed by failure of EU budget summit

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Negotiations relating to the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF 2021-2027)

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