Wednesday

4th May 2016

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Van Rompuy tables €960bn as new EU budget figure

After 18 hours of talks, EU council chief Herman Van Rompuy penned down €960 billion to be committed over the next seven years and €908.4 on the actual payments, the first step in reaching an overall deal. Leaders will now have to agree on how much is spent on what.

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