Failure to agree on budget will hit development aid hardest

Failure to agree on budget will hit development aid hardest


Campaigners are warning that development and humanisation aid will be disproportionally affected by cuts if EU leaders fail to agree on the upcoming budget.

Discussions are currently ongoing in member state capitals over the terms of the EU’s budget for 2014-2020, the multi-annual framework (MFF).

Negotiations have stalled, with some member states such as the the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK demanding cuts or for any increase on the current budget to be in line with inflation....


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