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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 30 July 2020

Thursday, 30 July 2020

Ceisteanna (321, 322, 323)

Matt Carthy

Ceist:

321. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Finance the estimated amount Ireland will contribute to the next EU multi-annual financial framework based on the agreement reached at the European Council; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20263/20]

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Matt Carthy

Ceist:

322. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Finance the estimated amount Ireland will receive across all programmes from the next EU multi-annual financial framework; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20264/20]

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Matt Carthy

Ceist:

323. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Finance the estimated amount Ireland will receive from each programme line of the next EU multi-annual financial framework as agreed by European Council in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20265/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 321 to 323, inclusive, together.

As the Deputy will be aware, on 21st July 2020, Heads of State and Government reached agreement on the Post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and Next Generation EU, totalling €1.82 trillion. Difficult discussions took place over four days but the Government welcomes this agreement. It is a fair and balanced outcome and demonstrates that Europe can work collectively to deal with this once-in-a-generation crisis. Council conclusions set out the leaders’ agreement for the European Commission to borrow €750 billion, supporting Member States with €390 billion in grants and €360 billion in loans. Agreement was also reached on a new MFF from 2021 – 2027, totalling €1.074 trillion, which will support rural and regional development, and the transformation of our economies in line with the climate transition, research and development, and digital agendas.

Ireland has been a net contributor to the EU Budget in 2014, and since then, this position has grown further. Ireland’s contributions to the Post-2020 MFF are expected to rise over the coming period from approximately €3 billion in 2021, to over €4 billion in 2027, an average of €3.5 billion per annum. We estimate that our receipts from the Post-2020 MFF will be in the region of approximately €2 billion each year. Data on actual EU Budget receipts are published annually in my Department’s Budgetary Statistics each Autumn for the previous year – 2021 receipt data will be published in Autumn 2022. As such, at this point my Department does not have information regarding Ireland’s actual receipts for the Post-2020 MFF.

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