The Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) determines the size of the European Union’s common budget over a seven-year period, and its priorities. At the time of writing, in October 2013, the negotiations on the 2014-2020 MFF were in their final stages, with only two months to go before the first day of the scheduled implementation of European Union (EU) programmes, including in partner countries.

Report: EU-Budget 2014-2020: Fit for the Fight against Global Poverty?