Headlines June 2011
On Wednesday 29 June, the College adopted a proposal for the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) 2013 – 2020. It defines the budgetary means for all policies and programmes at European level until 2020 and will be decisive in shaping the EU in the coming years.
The MFF also contains a small element which deals with the means which are necessary to finance the functioning of the EU institutions (the administrative expenditure). It represents only around 6% of the entire budget.
Commission and European Parliament launch Joint Transparency Register to shed light on all those seeking to influence European policy. In an effort to give a further boost to the transparency of the EU's decision-making process, the European Parliament and the European Commission launched a joint, public Transparency Register which provides more information than ever before on those who seek to influence European policy.
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