The European Commission (EC) specified its financing proposal in terms of security for the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027, which will have an increase of 37% (it will go from 3,500 to 4,800 million euros) divided between security interior, nuclear and agency reinforcement.
In this sense, the vice president of the Community Executive stressed the importance of the EU "offering member states more flexible financing of their security programs in order to better meet their specific needs."
The Community Executive highlighted through a statement that, although security is a national competence, the EU has tools such as the FSI that allow it to financially support the initiatives of the Member States and whose financing will go from 1,000 to 2,500 million euros.
In addition to the increase in the FSI budget, the EC will bet on providing the fund with greater flexibility, strengthening its capacity to respond to emergencies and greater coordination with other Community funds, such as those related to asylum, migration or border management policies. .
This budget proposal will be negotiated by the Community institutions within the budget for 2021-2027 and, once approved, Member States will propose projects that could receive funding from this fund.