Message by José Manuel Barroso on the Multiannual Financial Framework
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, addressed a message to the European citizens on the EC's proposals for the 2014-2020 Multi-Annual Financial Framework. The EU has a small budget, but with a big impact for Europe's citizens. The EC's proposal for a multi-annual budget responded to past concerns and tomorrow's needs. It focused on priority funding at the EU level that provided true added value.