Enlargement to Retrenchment: EU budget and the East
Behind the headline cuts in the European Union’s 2014-2020 Multi-Annual Financial Framework, lies a new EU retrenchment policy on its eastern borders. The protection of EU Structural and Cohesion funds to the European Union and the gutting of the “Global Europe” spending ceiling, within which the commitments to the Eastern Partnership initiative are housed, demonstrates the increasing disinterest the EU has to further enlargement.
Mathew Shearman from Europe & Me reports on the recent EU budget for the period 2014-2020.
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