REPORT AT A GLANCE
On 17 September, 2020 the Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E Dr. Fuad Hussein held a press conference at the Brussels Press Club. The press conference gave an overview of the Iraqi visit to the EU, NATO and European Member States (Germany, Belgium and France). The Minister outlined his conversations and the topics that were on the agenda for Iraq in order to further cooperation with European Member States and institutions.
After four days of intense negotiations, EU leaders forged a deal on the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and a recovery package. The latter, to be composed of €390 billion in grants and €360 billion in loans, will be attached to the new €1.074 trillion seven-year budget, on which heads of state and government agreed unanimously. The total financial package was of €1.82 trillion, including €98.4 bn to cover the EU’s external priorities.