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Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2017: An Overview

EU AFFAIRS
Mulitannual Financial Framework

Our last briefing note broke down the top down political implications of the proposed Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). This one dives deep into how the budget is divided, what the timeline is for its passing...

Our last briefing note broke down the top down political implications of the proposed Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). This one dives deep into how the budget is divided, what the timeline is for its passing and what the reactions have been so far.

The European Commission released on the 2nd of May 2018 its proposal for the next MFF. which will cover the years 2021 to 2027. The MFF sets the budget of the European Union for the next seven years and determines how it will be allocated to its various programmes. As such, the MFF reaffirms the EU’s political priorities and defines how they will be achieved. Much awaited due to the impending Brexit, the proposal can be perceived as a bold move by the Commission, seeking to increase the EU budget and investing in new priorities such as defence or digital transformation, while cutting funds in flagship programmes.

Despite the sizeable gap created by Brexit, the European Commission proposes to set the EU budget up to €1.279 trillion, which accounts for 1.11% of the EU27’s gross national income. This ambitious amount is well-aligned with the Commission’s motto for this MFF – ‘doing more with less’ – and aims to face two main challenges: dealing with the financial consequences of the UK’s withdrawal, and providing additional resources to tackle the EU’s new priorities.

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2021-2027 EU budget

Gurpreet Brar, General Manager, Brussels

2021-2027 EU budget

Federica Boledi, PA Practices, Brussels

UK offer on EU citizens' rights post-Brexit

BREXIT, EU AFFAIRS
EU citizens' rights post-Brexit

The UK government has today published its formal offer on EU citizens’ rights post-Brexit. If accepted, this would allow the status of the million or so UK nationals in the EU to be settled. This...

The UK government has today published its formal offer on EU citizens’ rights post-Brexit. If accepted, this would allow the status of the million or so UK nationals in the EU to be settled. This will be a key element of the first stage of the Brexit talks.

Edelman has gathered the reaction and pulled out the key points of the proposal and analysed where the sticking points will be – already the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has responded by calling for “more ambition, clarity and guarantees than in today’s UK position”.

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With a team of consultants from across the political parties and straddling the EU Referendum divide, Edelman’s Public Affairs team is superbly placed to give you insight, analysis and advice on the Brexit negotiations and on the new Parliament. Get in contact here.

First EU Summit on Brexit shows how tough the process will be

BREXIT, EU AFFAIRS
EU Summit on Brexit

Theresa May failed to wow EU leaders despite her “fair and generous offer” on EU citizens' when Brexit negotiations launched last week. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said the proposals were “particularly vague”; Dutch Prime...

Theresa May failed to wow EU leaders despite her “fair and generous offer” on EU citizens’ when Brexit negotiations launched last week. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said the proposals were “particularly vague”; Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said there were “thousands of questions to ask” and on behalf of the EU27, European Council President

Donald Tusk described the offer as “below our expectations.”

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Brexit Begins: Let Negotiations Commence

BREXIT, EU AFFAIRS
Brexit begins

After nine months and six days, Article 50 has finally been invoked and Brexit begins. The UK, until now in the driving seat, now formally opens negotiations with the institutions of the European Union. In...

After nine months and six days, Article 50 has finally been invoked and Brexit begins. The UK, until now in the driving seat, now formally opens negotiations with the institutions of the European Union. In the weeks ahead a new driver will be installed. What has been presented to many as a one-way process will now officially become a two way stream. Edelman Brussels tells you who you need to know in the EU institutions.

Download here: The Who’s Who of the EU

Edelman UK’s Brexit team has analysed the finer points of Article 50 – the letter, the process, the players and the reactions.  Will Walden interrogates the finer details of the letter itself, so you don’t have to – reading between the lines, beyond the official language – what does the Prime Minister really mean?

Read the full note hereArticle 50 Edelman Briefing

The UK Government's Brexit White Paper

BREXIT, EU AFFAIRS, NEWS
Brexit white paper

Yesterday, after its thumping majority for triggering the EU departure process, the UK Government published its Brexit White Paper, setting out its ambitions for Britain’s exit deal. The plan fleshed out the 12 objectives Theresa...

Yesterday, after its thumping majority for triggering the EU departure process, the UK Government published its Brexit White Paper, setting out its ambitions for Britain’s exit deal. The plan fleshed out the 12 objectives Theresa May set out in her Brexit speech last month. The major new surprise came in David Davis telling MPs that the UK would not automatically leave the European Economic Area (the free trading area with countries such as Norway) as it leaves the Single Market. This gives some short-term certainty to businesses that in the absence of a transitional deal, the free movement of goods would continue in as seamless a way as possible.

Read Lucy Thomas’ full analysis here

THE COMMUNICATIONS CHALLENGE OF BREXIT

BREXIT, EU AFFAIRS, NEWS
COMMUNICATIONS CHALLENGE OF BREXIT

The UK public's decision to vote to leave the EU will have an unprecedented impact on business. Policymakers, media, investors, customers and employees are all watching how you will react. In the post-Brexit vote reality,...

The UK public’s decision to vote to leave the EU will have an unprecedented impact on business. Policymakers, media, investors, customers and employees are all watching how you will react.

In the post-Brexit vote reality, every major relationship, public position and strategic or operational assumption must be re-evaluated. The communications challenge for business at this pivotal time is to focus more than ever on the things that matter most: developing the messages, systems and relationships that will protect and build reputation in post-Brexit environment.

Successfully navigating Brexit will be fundamental to business performance going forward. This guide will help you to understand where you are most at risk and help to highlight how to best prepare for the months and years ahead.

To learn more on how to navigate Brexit, click here.

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