18 July 2012
Romania in Negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014–2020
The Eurozone crisis is overshadowing negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014–2020 (MFF), reducing the focus of debate to the size of the budget. Romania's interests on the issue are mostly congruent with the large but loose grouping of net beneficiary states that includes Poland. The author of this commentary argues that Romania is therefore an obvious partner for Poland. Yet the serious need for reform in Romania shows that this group needs to reach a new consensus on the purpose and effectiveness of the budget, especially if negotiations are to be concluded before the end of 2012.
© 2012 Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
Marcin Zaborowski, Katarzyna Staniewska, Jarosław Ćwiek-Karpowicz, Beata Górka-Winter, Artur Gradziuk, Roderick Parkes, Beata Wojna