EU’s 2011 budget increases 5,9% | 28Out2010 16:43:43
Meanwhile on planet Brussels... as we get cut to the bone eu votes to increase its budget and extend maternity leave: legislators voted today to increase the EU's 2011 budget by 5.9 per cent from this year, despite government protests that large hikes were unacceptable during times of austerity.
In a string of votes, the European Parliament set the budget at 130.1billion euros (£110billion).
The majority of the EU's 27 governments had agreed that spending should increase by only 2.9 per cent. Others said it should be kept flat.
Daily Mail Reporter( 21st October 2010
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