EU’s long-term budget via video conference
On Midsummer’s Eve, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will take part in a video conference with his fellow EU heads of state and government. The discussion will mainly focus on the EU long-term budget for 2021–2027, but Brexit will also be brought up.
EU’s long-term budget for 2021–2027
At the end of May, the European Commission presented an updated proposal for the EU’s long-term budget for 2021–2027. The new proposal contains measures to help countries hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak to recover.
The meeting will be the first time that EU leaders discuss the new proposal for a long-term budget. Among the issues to be addressed are how the measures will be financed and which sectors, countries and regions are in greatest need of support.
To support the affected countries, the European Commission also proposes a recovery instrument. EU leaders will discuss whether recovery support should be in the form of loans or grants, who should receive support, how large the support should be and how long it should be paid out.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will represent Sweden at the meeting.