GAC: Minister Dalli on MFF, EU27 citizens’ consultations

During the General Affairs Council (GAC) held yesterday, Minister for European Affairs and Equality Helena Dalli said that it is vital that negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 are concluded as soon as possible so that citizens don’t face any negative consequences.

She emphasised that the Cohesion Fund is crucial and reiterated that the proposal to lessen the programme’s spending is reconsidered.

Dr Dalli said that a discussion ensued on the citizens’ consultations on the future of Europe, stating that Member States should take up what was said during the consultations in a bid to get closer to citizens.

In Malta, MEUSAC was responsible for organising the series of consultations. The executive summaries of the 27 national reports have been compiled in a joint report, intended to contribute to the debate leading to the informal meeting of the Heads of State or Government on 9 May 2019 in Sibiu and to the new Strategic Agenda 2019-2024.

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