EU annual budget talks flounder

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Series Details 9.11.12
Publication Date 09/11/2012
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In a worrying sign for the ongoing negotiations over the EU’s long-term budget (MFF 2014-2020), talks aimed at agreeing the 2013 EU budget and emergency funding for 2012 collapsed abruptly on the 9 November 2012 at Conciliation stage discussions between the EU Member States and MEPs in the European Parliament.

An attempt at a further meeting on the 13 November 2012 also failed when MEPs refused to attend. This move will force the European Commission to present a new budget proposal for 2013.

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BBC News, 10.11.12: EU budget talks for 2013 collapse
EUObserver, 10.11.12: EU budget on the brink after talks collapse
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European Commission: DG Budget; News, 09.11.12: Conciliation on budget 2013: Statement by Commissioner Lewandowski
EUObserver, 13.11.12: EU budget in disarray after MEPs veto talks
European Parliament: Press Release, 13.11.12: President Schulz: no conciliation due to disagreement in Council on 2012 bills
Cyprus; EU Presidency: Press Release, 13.11.12: The European Parliament unwilling to finalise the conciliation procedure for the 2013 EU Budget
EurActiv, 14.11.12: European Parliament walks out of EU budget talks
BBC News, 14.11.12: EU 2013 budget talks in crisis amid row over spending

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