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MEPs reject EU Budget


Ulster-Lad

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MEPs have voted overwhelmingly rejected the budget compromise that was agreed 5 weeks ago.

Five weeks ago, at a marathon 32-hour Brussels summit, David Cameron secured a reduction in long-term European spending plans, the first in the EU's history.

The Prime Minister hailed the EU cuts as the implementation of long overdue austerity in Brussels at a time when national governments were cutting back on spending.
MEPs reject EU spending cuts and demand extra £1.7bn from British taxpayers - Telegraph

Euro-MPs this afternoon challenged EU leaders to drop their austerity budget plans for Europe and boost spending for the next seven years.
MEPs vote against EU budget plans | BreakingNews.ie

This is going to be problematic for the UK in that this compromise was reached at the insistence of Cameron. Additionally, the UK may lose it's veto.

Additionally, MEPs have demanded a "compulsory, legally binding and comprehensive revision" of EU spending cuts in 2017 that could restore expenditure by a vote of Europe's leaders, stripping Britain of its veto.
MEPs reject EU spending cuts and demand extra £1.7bn from British taxpayers - Telegraph

It seems they may be forcing the UK out of the EU. This is not going to sit well in Britain.

The EU has also demanded that new taxes be assessed to fund the EU buget.

Most controversially, and without any prospect of agreement, MEPs have demanded that the EU create new taxes to fund the Brussels budget.
 
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Austria to lost and empire and refused to join the German one. Other than Hitler taking over for a few years it didn't work out too badly for them.
 

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Damn you democratic accountability!
Funny how that works. The 27 states of the EU agreed this budget 5 weeks ago. Democracy in action if you are to be believed. It is rejected by the MEPs. Again Democracy in action.

"The deal agreed unanimously by 27 governments in February is the right one for Europe's taxpayers and we think it's time for the European Parliament to get behind it."

Martin Callanan MEP, the leader of European Conservatives, accused the majority of the parliament, which rejected the cuts by 506 to 161 votes, of "flying in the face of public opinion".
Who to believe?
 

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Somewhere, King Nidge is smiling,

As am I,

The EU takes another step towards the precipice,
 

gijoe

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Lop another 5% of the top and tell them if they reject that it will be 10%!
 

Ribeye

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I'd say my new buddies in "Alternative Fur Deustcheland" are pretty pleased too,
 

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Funny how that works. The 27 states of the EU agreed this budget 5 weeks ago. Democracy in action if you are to be believed. It is rejected by the MEPs. Again Democracy in action.



Who to believe?
Perhaps those Europhobes, who claim that despite the almost continuous sequence of elections and multiple layers (checks and balances, if you will) of elected officials, that the EU is somehow a dictatorship.
 

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Funny how that works. The 27 states of the EU agreed this budget 5 weeks ago. Democracy in action if you are to be believed. It is rejected by the MEPs. Again Democracy in action.



Who to believe?
The Council agreed it, they represent the States interests, the EP doesn't like it, they represent the peoples interests. Much like the House of Reps and the Senate in the USA. The EP is flexing it's new found muscle since Lisbon. It is as much a power play as anything else. The EP will carry on blocking tactics like this until there is a new institutional balance. That might mean the Council will have to try and include the EP, or at least try and get them on board before it makes decisions.
 

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Funny how that works. The 27 states of the EU agreed this budget 5 weeks ago. Democracy in action if you are to be believed. It is rejected by the MEPs. Again Democracy in action.

Who to believe?
They're parts of the same democratic process. The EUP is there as a specifically elected check on the Council because most states have poor domestic control over their government's actions on the Council.
 

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Lop another 5% of the top and tell them if they reject that it will be 10%!
If they keep rejecting it, the existing budget rolls over on an annual basis.
 

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well considering they said they would reject it this shouldnt be a surprise
Its time from an EU tax
 

gijoe

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If they keep rejecting it, the existing budget rolls over on an annual basis.
I thought that was the process alright. But doesn't that mean the budget will be higher than the one proposed for the next 7 years.
 

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This is obviously in response to the many protests across Europe calling for an increase in the EU budget. When the masses rise up and demand to have even more of their money diverted to Brussels, surely parliament must listen.
 

constitutionus

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ah austerity.

only good for some it seems !

:D :D :D :D
 

forest

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I thought that was the process alright. But doesn't that mean the budget will be higher than the one proposed for the next 7 years.
It does actually
It automatically increases each year with inflation
 

socmonster

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ah austerity.

only good for some it seems !

:D :D :D :D
So it would appear. Nations need to tighten belts, slash social protection etc, etc...but those on the EU bureaucratic gravy train can demand more taxes and more money. A spotlight needs to be shone on that cockroaches nest and their finances.
 

ibis

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ah austerity.

only good for some it seems !

:D :D :D :D
Well, yes - not so good for farmers, or research, or youth employment, or fishermen, or the other sectors the EU spends money on.
 

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