- December 12, 2019
Sweden | Climate, long-term budget and Brexit at EU summit
On 12–13 December, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will meet his European Council colleagues for the final summit of the year. EU leaders will discuss the EU’s climate goals for 2050, the EU's long-term budget and external relations. Deepening Europe's Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and Brexit are on Friday’s agenda.
EU climate goals for 2050
EU leaders will begin the summit by discussing the EU’s climate goals and whether the EU can adopt the target of achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
The Government’s view is that the EU should adopt an ambitious long-term climate strategy as soon as possible so that it can be communicated to the UN in early 2020.
EU’s long-term budget for 2021–2027
The week before the summit, Finland’s presidency presented a new proposal for the long-term budget with figures for the overall expenditure and the various expenditure areas. EU leaders will be discussing the quantified proposal for the first time at the summit.
The Government cannot accept this proposal, which involves an overall ceiling of 1.07% of EU gross national income (GNI). The Government considers that the budget should be capped at 1.00% of EU GNI.
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