Negotiating the 2014-2020 EU Budget: Barrage without land gain?

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair once famously said that the EU Budget is harder to negotiate than the Peace Talks in Northern Ireland. Budget negotiations continue to put the European Union in a stalemate on a regular schedule. The European heads of state have failed to come to an agreement on the terms of the new multi-annual financial framework (MFF) for 2014-2020 at the special budget summit last week. Jan Mulder MEP, Member of ALDE and the Committee on Budgets outlined the liberal position in the European Parliament and argued for more flexibility in the budget at the Liberal Breakfast, organized by the ALDE Party and the FNF and moderated by Sir Graham Watson MEP.
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