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Examples of consequences Why the delay in the MFF negotiations matters

Examples of consequences Why the delay in the MFF negotiations matters

Examples of consequences Why the delay in the MFF negotiations matters

The importance of a timely agreement on a solid long-term financial plan for the EU goes beyond the European institutions; it is also important to realise that any delay in the adoption of the budget will have a major impact on the EU’s reputation internally and abroad, and ultimately on people. It would send a negative signal about the unity of the Member States and their ability to deliver on the commitments made, and it would increase uncertainty for beneficiaries of EU funding. Moreover, it could be a missed opportunity to step away from the usual divisions in the MFF negotiations and see the EU budget as a common good, not as a cost of Europe.

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