Today’s Annual Report on monitoring the application of EU law sets outhow the Commission monitored and enforced EU law in 2017. The online Single Market Scoreboard, also published today and marking the 25th anniversary of the EU Single Market, shows that whilst most barriers to the free movement of persons, services, goods and capital are being eliminated, in some fields the situation is stalling or even worsening.
On 11 July 2018, EU ambassadors agreed the Council’s position on the 2019 EU draft budget in advance of negotiations with the European Parliament
Update – a revised agenda is available. A presentation by the Commission on the delegated regulation on the citizens’ initiative is available.
Items for debate include the Austrian Presidency’s work programme, the European citizens’ initiative, the European Parliament’s right of inquiry and the Transparency register
The European Commission’s proposed EU Budget for the period from 2021 to 2027 still needs a greater emphasis on value added, according to a new Briefing Paper from the European Court of Auditors. The auditors welcome the increased flexibility of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) to deal with unforeseen events. However, they warn that changes in priorities among spending areas are not clearly explained in the proposal or supported by the published results of the Commission’s assessment of EU spending programmes’ value added.
Today the Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and ‘Doing Less, More Efficiently’, chaired by First Vice-President Timmermans, handed over its final report to Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) will publish a briefing paper on the proposal for the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) by the European Commission on TUESDAY 10 JULY 2018.
The EU Agricultural Outlook conference has now become the key annual gathering of European stakeholders willing to engage and discuss the future of agriculture in Europe and the challenges which lie ahead.The fourth edition of the conference will be opened by Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner, Phil Hogan.