How to proceed with the EU financial framework?

In his statement for the EU Committee of the Bundestag on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), Lucas Guttenberg explains the most important elements of the forthcoming negotiations. These include the question of which future expenditures the EU should additionally finance, the discussion on the level of the German contribution and those parts of the MFF that should lead to a deepening of the euro zone. He also shows why some figures should be treated with caution and what negotiating dynamics should be expected.

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