European Parliament rejects long-term EU budget
The European Parliament rejected on 13th of March the Council’s position on the next EU multiannual financial framework (MFF) (2014-20) in their current form. While accepting the overall ceiling agreed by EU leaders on 8th of February, MEPs want more flexibility and efficiency within the budget. Read the European Parliament’s press release. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said on the same day in a press conference that no sacrifice should be made in vital areas such as innovation and education. Read our position on investing in education and training for growth and jobs and our first estimations of the February European Council MFF discussion’s outcomes for the education sector (members only).