Sassoli calls for “imagination” to break the deadlock in budget negotiations

Sassoli calls for “imagination” to break the deadlock in budget negotiations

European Parliament President David Sassoli asked EU leaders on Thursday (15 October) to increase their financial contributions to the EU budget and called for “imagination” to make progress on the stalled negotiations. “We are going to need some creativity”, he told reporters after meeting with EU leaders at the start of the European Council. The Parliament has requested €39 billion to reinforce 15 priorities in the multi-annual financial framework, the EU’s long term budget totalling €1,074 trillion for 2021-2027. A total of 22 billion will be new contributions from member…

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