Negotiations continued until October and November, with the co-legislators remaining committed to the rule of law. At the end of October, Parliament presented a so-called revolutionary proposal to bridge the gap between the two sides, but with no immediate success. On 5 November, a political agreement was reached on a proposed rule of law mechanism to guarantee the EU budget. On 10 November, an informal agreement was reached between the co-legislators on the financial package including the MFF and the recovery plan for Europe. On this basis, the European Council will hold an exchange of views in October 2019 with a view to reaching an agreement on the EU`s long-term budget before the end of the year. “Ambitious ideas on common debt and new own resources to emerge from the crisis, solidarity and digital and ecological transformation are exactly what we have convened as federalists,” said Sandro GOZI, UEF President and MEP. “Based on new resources, we are very pleased, as federalists, that the agreement guarantees and increases the funds for the main increases in the EU`s flagship programmes, such as Horizon, Erasmus, which were about to pay the price of the health crisis we are currently experiencing and which are jeopardising our current and future generations of Europeans” GOZI points out. “We also have a clear timetable for the introduction of tax justice and ecological transition. The UEF will closely monitor the timetable for its implementation and ensure that the Commission and the Council fully respect the timetable for its implementation.
They want to reach an agreement at the European Council in the autumn of 2019. The German Presidency of the Council of the European Union has reached a political agreement with European Parliament negotiators in discussions aimed at securing Parliament`s approval on the next Multi-Year Financial Framework (MFF). On 5 December, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union presented a “negotiating framework” containing a proposal for 1.07% of EU-27 GNI. The European Council of the month failed to reach an agreement between the heads of state and government. In general, Member States seemed divided between those who are committed to a reduction in the multi-year budget and those who fear that such a decision will affect the provisions relating to agriculture and cohesion policy.