THIS IS AN ONLINE ARCHIVE OF THE 2012 CYPRUS EU PRESIDENCY WEBSITE. THE WEBSITE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED.
 

NEWS

Press Release – Joint statement by the 27 Member States on the MFF
23.11.2012, 17:57 (CET)
The leaders of the 27 Member States of the EU have issued a joint statement, after the conclusion of the European Council Meeting, which took place on November 22 and 23 in Brussels. The 27 leaders express their belief that an agreement on the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020 can be reached in the first months of 2013.

The full statement follows:

“The European Council gives its President the mandate together with the President of the European Commission to continue the work and pursue consultations in the coming weeks to find a consensus among the 27 over the Union's Multiannual Financial Framework for the period 2014-2020.

The bilateral talks and the constructive discussion within the European Council show a sufficient degree of potential convergence to make an agreement possible in the beginning of next year.

We should be able to bridge existing divergences of views. A European budget is important for the cohesion of the Union and for jobs and growth in all our countries”.

Read more on the European Council website.

RELATED EVENTS

22.11.2012 - 23.11.2012