Article - Sassoli: Parliament won’t accept just any long-term budget agreement

Sassoli was speaking at the start of an EU Council aimed at finding an agreement between member states on the EUs next long-term budget.

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Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:01pm
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  • Sassoli was speaking at the start of an EU Council aimed at finding an agreement between member states on the EUs next long-term budget.
  • The budget for 2021-2027 will be the first since the UK left the EU.
  • He told the heads of state and government that Parliament was prepared to reject any agreement that did not give the EU the means to address the many challenges it faces.
  • Any agreement can only come into effect if approved by the Parliament.