Statement for MEPs on the final Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

Monday, September 14, 2020

In July 2020, the European Council proposed a reduction to Heading VI and to the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) by 10%, and a further decrease to the already stretched thematic pillar; which are the EU’s primary tools for supporting partner countries to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

With only 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, this statement calls on the European Parliament to reverse cuts to Heading VI and the NDICI as well as to set the thematic programme of the NDICI at 11,49%.