Highlighted in Politico Pro Budget, August 6th 2018; POLITICO Pro Budget Briefing: Hungarian highlights — View from Valletta — Stockholm's stance. Sweden is a vocal player in the budget negotiations, with one of the most frugal EU governments when it comes to the bloc’s finances. But within the country, there are diverse views on the position it should take on the MFF. For the Stockholm region, the emphasis should be on boosting research and innovation and maintaining cohesion funding.
Many challenges facing European society are particularly pronounced in the urban areas, which is also often where the solutions to the challenges can be found. It is therefore imperative that an urban perspective is mainstreamed into the future budget and reasonable for cities and urban areas to have a have a major say in shaping it. This is the opinion of the Stockholm Region on the Financial Perspectives of the EU for the period after 2020.