The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on the "Multiannual Financial Framework package for the years 2021-2027". On 2 May 2018, the Commission presented a number of legislative proposals for the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), including a proposal for a new own resources decision, the next MFF itself, and a Regulation on the application of the rule of law, which will form the basis for further discussions in the Council and the European Parliament in the months to come. On 29 May 2018, the Commission also presented legislative proposals for the ERDF/Cohesion Fund regulation, Common Provisions Regulation, followed by the proposal for the European Social Fund Plus and Economic and Monetary Union programmes on 30 May. The CoR opinion on the "Multiannual Financial Framework package for the years 2021-2027" should provide a coherent view of the CoR on the streamlined structure and financial allocations to individual headings and programmes as presented in the MFF proposal.
The rapporteur on the opinion, Mr Nikola Dobroslavić (HR/European People's Party), Prefect of Dubrovnik-Neretva County (Župan Dubrovačko-neretvanske županije), would be happy to meet with representatives of local and regional associations and other stakeholders for a consultation and an exchange of views on the relevant topic of this opinion. For this purpose, the stakeholders are invited to use an updated Background Note, which was also used as the basis for a recent exchange of views in the commission COTER, to guide the debate on 11 July 2018. The document contains a list of questions on which you are encouraged to provide your feedback.
The rapporteur would be very keen to hear your views during the meeting. After a short introduction by the rapporteur, stakeholders will be invited to exchange views with the rapporteur.
In addition, if you have any position papers relevant to the subject, you are welcome to send them to us by e-mail using the addresses below.
The meeting will be held in English.
You can now register to participate in this debate to shape the rapporteur's views. For practical reasons, you are kindly asked to register your participation before 13:00 on 10 July 2018 through the online form available here.
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Please note that in order to reduce paper waste, the CoR will not provide paper copies of documents for the meeting.