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EU Budget: Kurz, limit at 1% average national income

Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Holland defend the common front

17 February, 14:08
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz meets German Chancellor Merkel Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz meets German Chancellor Merkel

(ANSA) - BRUSSELS, FEBRUARY 17 - "The contribution of the Member States to the European budget for 2021-2027 must remain stable at 1% of the EU's average gross national income," Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz reiterated in an article published in the Financial Times the position of the so-called 'four frugal' (Austria, Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands) a few days ahead of the extraordinary EU summit. A contribution "of 1% means more money, in nominal terms than the current financial framework," Kurz wrote, confirming the will of the four states to allocate "a significantly higher share" to innovation and competitiveness, fight against climate change and security, removing resources from "established policies", including agriculture and cohesion.(ANSA).

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