Monday July 6, 2020

EU parliament chief negotiator accepts Irish brokered budget cut

The European Parliament’s chief budget negotiator accepted a lower seven-year spending ceiling demanded by government leaders and brokered by the Irish government in return for a mid-term review.

20th June, 2013
Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore: “This is a balanced package”.

The European Parliament’s chief budget negotiator accepted a lower seven-year spending ceiling demanded by government leaders and brokered by the Irish government in return for a mid-term review, setting the stage for a push to win the full assembly’s support.

Alain Lamassoure, a French member of the European Union legislature, accepted a proposal by national leaders in February to fix the EU’s budget for 2014-2020 at €960 billion. The sum, down...

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