In 2005, the Council of the European Union agreed to undertake a thorough review of the budget before the next multi-annual financial framework had to be agreed. From the point of view of the Civil Society Contact Group (CSCG) the process and the result was disappointing.

This statement underlines the recommendations of the CSCG and highlights issues within the budgetary framework.

Read the “Statement on European Commission Communication on the Budget Review (Com (2010) 700)”