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EU Subsidies Lost: Cameron Hijacks Summit with Rebate Spat
Der Spiegel ^ | June 28, 2013 11:01 AM | Carsten Volkery

Posted on 06/29/2013 4:02:46 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The European Union summit on Thursday night was supposed to be a demonstration of European harmony—until British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived. He insisted that the UK budget rebate go untouched, launching hours of pointless debate. …

Other summit participants were less than impressed. Cameron is “never happy” when it comes to the EU budget, complained European Parliament President Martin Schulz.

The Cameron offensive was particularly surprising given that the European Council and Parliament on Thursday morning had finally reached an important agreement on the bloc’s budget. Following months of at times acrimonious debate among EU member states, a deal was reached on the budget for the years from 2014 to 2020. And it largely reflected the demands made by Britain, namely that it would be capped at €980 billion ($1.28 trillion). Demands for improvements made by the Parliament were largely rejected. All that was left for EU leaders on Thursday night was to give the deal their thumbs up. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: davidcameron; eurebate; europeanunion; eussr
Cameron finally got some guts again. When is he going to fulfill his broken promise on a referendum for the UK, though?
1 posted on 06/29/2013 4:02:46 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Aren’t there any better ways to waste $1.28 trillion dollars? What does the EU accomplish anyway?


2 posted on 06/29/2013 4:07:11 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

The EU accomplishes the overturn of laws that guarantee freedom, as well as the destruction of national sovereignties (except for just one country in that union).


3 posted on 06/29/2013 4:08:14 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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