The European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) in the European Parliament has criticised MEPs for ignoring the financial reality and missing the opportunity to make savings in the European Union budget.

Speaking after the Budgets Committee rejected significant cuts and voted through a budget totalling €161.8bn (€2.3bn more than the original Commission proposal), ECR’s budgetary spokesman, German MEP Bernd Koelmel, said: “We know Brexit is coming. Nevertheless, the majority of the Europ...

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