The European Parliament wants to find a solution regarding the 2013 budget shortfalls as soon as possible and then proceed with the negotiations on the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF). The majority of MEPs stressed that in a resolution adopted on 13 March.

As committee chair Lamassoure stated yesterday: "For the Council the adoption of the Amending Budget of €7.3 billion would mean the end of the negotiations, whereas for Parliament it is the start".

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