How is the European Commission's performance rated since 2014?

Of course, all MC fellows think well of the Commission - after all, it provided the means to radically impact your career - for the better ... This Commission has a budget of nearly 1 trillion EUR of which well under 10% went to support R&D. That does not sound very much but it is a long way from the 750M euro of the first Framework Programme in the 1980's.