In his monitor, Vít Havelka explored the Czech position regarding the latest development in the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) negotiations.
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Based on the framework position published by the Czech Government, and statements of senior Czech politicians, the main interest of the Czech Republic is reversing cuts in two traditional EU policies – the Common Agriculture Policy and Cohesion Policy. Limiting the reduction in allocations will therefore be focal points of the Czech effort. As far as the total size of the budget is concerned, the Czech Republic sits on two chairs. On one hand, it does not object to an increase, however, it would simultaneously support a smaller budget than stipulated in the Commission´s proposal if this does not threaten the allocations into Cohesion Policy (CP) and Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).
Expertise: EU institutional relations with member states, europeisation, transformation role of EU
Raising awareness about the inner workings of the European Union and how they impact the influence of the Czech Republic within EU structures.