News archive - The Multiannual Financial Framework: The Proposals on External Action Instruments

On December 7, 2011 the European Commission presented the external instruments proposed for the period 2014-2020 in the frame of the "Multiannual Financial Framework" (MFF). The main communication presented on that day was "Global Europe: External financing instruments", proposals for nine geographic and thematic instruments - focussing on four policy priorities: enlargement, neighbourhood, cooperation with strategic partners and development cooperation. The total amount proposed for this external relations package is €96,249.4 million (current prices) over the period 2014-2020.


Pre-accession instrument (IPA) €14,110 million
European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) €18,182 million
Development Cooperation Instrument DCI) €23,295 million
Partnership Instrument (PI) €1,131 million
Instrument for Stability (IfS) €2,829 million
European Instrument for Democracy & Human Rights (EIDHR) €1,578 million
Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation €631 million
Instrument for Greenland €219 million
European Development Fund (EDF, outside EU Budget) €34,276 million

The package will be transmitted to the European Parliament and the Council and is expected to be adopted in 2012.

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Entry created by Elke Dall on December 8, 2011
Modified on December 15, 2011