The main topic of the meeting focused on EU budget (Multi-annual Financial Framework). Every seven years, the Union decides about its future finances. The current period runs from 2014-2020. The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union will mean the loss of a significant contributor to the financing of the Union’s policies and programmes. The Commission intends to present its proposals for the next Multiannual Financial Framework by early May 2018 at the latest, on the basis of intensive consultations with Member States, the European Parliament and the wider public.
This year the annual study visit and external seminar which is hosted by our Latvian member Dainis TURLAIS will take place on 23 April in Riga. The seminar will focus on security and EU-Russia affairs and it will be followed by a study visit to the National Armed Forces Military Base in Ādaži