Government welcomes €959 billion EU budget deal
UPDATE: A seven-year EU budget, worth €959 billion and agreed by EU leaders today, has been welcomed by government ministers.
A seven-year EU budget, worth €959 billion and agreed by EU leaders today, has been welcomed by government ministers.
The figure for the 2014-2020 budget is down from an original proposal of €1.047 trillion and less than the €994 billion spent in the current budget cycle.
It represents the first reduction in an EU budget.
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