After the UK's departure from the EU, the budget mallet became smaller. There was a debate and debate at the EU Summit on the EU budget budget for 2021-2027, but nothing was agreed.
Today, German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron (right) have taken matters into account. They have failed as European Council President Charles Michel failed.
The leaders of the EU Member States began the first serious negotiations on the EU budget on Thursday afternoon and continued throughout the night and today. From the outset, the talks were expected to be challenging, which turned out to be true. Quite a few criticisms have also flown at the President of the European Council Charles Michel because of his way of conducting negotiations. Negotiations are very difficult, Michel said, especially because of Brexit, which, with the departure of one of the largest net contributors in the next seven years, will create a hole in the Union's budget of between 60 and 75 billion euros.
Today the two tried to take the German Chancellor into their own hands Angela Merkel and the French President Emmanuel Macronwho failed to secure the breakthrough. In its latest technical proposal, the European Commission then defrauded Michel's original compromise proposal, which set the budget at 1,074 percent of GNI. But the countries obviously remained too far apart.
The German Chancellor afterwards stressed that the differences were simply too great, and at the same time acknowledged that the agreement was still a long way off and that he would still have to work hard. The chancellor also said that the differences were still high Sebastian Kurz, which predicts further coordination of the four thrifty members and estimates that a move in the right direction has nevertheless been achieved. He tried to further mitigate the failure by saying that in the past more meetings were needed for the budgetary agreement.
Macron, however, stressed that the Common Agricultural Policy would not pay for Brexit. The French president also spoke about continuing budget efforts in the coming months, not weeks.
Richer against cohesion friends
The thrifty four, made up of Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden and Austria, which insisted on a GNI percentage, 17 cohesion friends, according to the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbana today opposed the 1.3% of GNI bid as much as the European Parliament wants.
Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Šarec in an informal bilateral conversation with Michel on unofficial information, he reiterated three key Slovenian priorities, which are as close to cohesion funds as the Commission proposal, which provides for EUR 3.073 billion for Slovenia, that there is no drastic fall in funds for the more developed of the two cohesion regions, Western Slovenia, and minimize funding for rural development.
According to Mr Sarac, the Cohesion countries agreed that even the last proposal was not acceptable to them, because it did not meet their ambition and did not devote enough to cohesion. “Even Slovenia cannot be sure if it will get what it wants,” he said. The joint plenary session, which was postponed several times during the day, lasted only a short time. According to Sarc, the technical proposal presented by the commission was not discussed at all because they found that “a provocation for everything they've witnessed in the last 24 hours”. Cohesion countries were unanimous in saying that today there is no point in opening a new round of negotiations, but that matters need to be rethought so that everyone goes home and recalculates everything. “Matters need to be reinstated,” emphasizes Šarec. He said he was already stuck at the budget. “Until we get a better deal, further negotiations are not possible,” he said.
Leaders will have to seek clear consensus either at the regular EU summit in March or at a new extraordinary session in the coming weeks.