EU long-term budget “must be improved” warn MEPs PACKAGED REPORT

July 23, 2020

MEPs in the European Parliament have strongly criticised the European Council’s recent agreement on the EU’s long-term budget known as the multi-annual financial framework or MFF.


The Parliament debated (on Thursday morning) the outcome of the recent marathon summit of EU leaders which ended in the early hours of Tuesday morning.


The EU Council agreed a seven hundred and fifty billion euro (750bn) Covid recovery fund. They also reached unanimous agreement on the EU’s long-term budget which will run from 2021 to 2027.


However, MEPs say proposed cuts to EU programmes in the long-term budget are unacceptable.


Karen Coleman has been finding out what’s causing concern. 


Out words: EuroParlRadio


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