The European Commission on May 2 said it wanted to earmark more money in the European Union’s 2008 budget to promote growth and jobs, ahead of the bloc’s traditional focus on the farm sector. The commission - the EU’s executive arm - said it wanted the overall 2008 budget to be set at 129.2 billion Euro (USD 176.2 billion), a two percent increase compared to the current year. But spotlighting the EU’s new policy priorities, EU budget commissioner Dalia Grybauskaite said more money would be spen...

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