The negotiations for the next Multi Financial Framework for 2021-2027 are in the early stages. On June 12th, the European Commission is expected to publish the final sectorial proposal for migration, border management and security, European Defence Fund and neighbourhood policy.
The European Commission overarching proposal for the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021–2027 proposes a decrease in cohesion funds and instead puts forward additional funding into new priorities and areas. The Baltic states are likely to receive less funding through their traditional channel, e.g. regional funds.
Nevertheless, this paper argues that this offers a good opportunity for the three Baltic states to think about their role in the EU and what kind of Union they would like to see in the future.