An additional €530m should be made available in the European Union’s budget for 2017 in order to help boost development and tackle the causes of the refugee crisis, according to the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Group in the European Parliament.

S&D MEP Jens Geier, the lead negotiator for the Parliament on the 2017 budget, said: “The EU is facing an unprecedented number of different challenges. If we are serious about getting to grips with these then we need a...

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