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Parliament's EU budget strategy: Go big, then go home

1 month ago   |   By Politico

David Sassoli has marched himself up to the top of a very big hill. But the European Parliament president is going to look mighty foolish when he finds himself, inevitably, marching back down again.
In the Kabuki theater that is the negotiation over the EU's multiyear budget, the Parliament's traditional role is to ask for more money than anyone else - much more money.
For the 2021-2027 cycle, MEPs are demanding €229 billion more than Council President Charles Michel's latest proposal. Compared with an estimate of the spending level advocated by the so-called frugal four countries...
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