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Taoiseach and Tánaiste travel to Brussels for top level EU Budget Talks

26.06.2013, 22:15 GMT


The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will travel to Brussels tonight for a high level meeting on the EU’s €960 billion budget.

They will meet with European Parliament President Martin Schulz, the Parliament’s chief negotiator Alain Lamassoure, and European Commission President Barroso at the Commission’s headquarters on Thursday morning at 8am.
 
Last February, the European Council agreed on the EU budget for the next seven years, the Multi Annual Financial Framework (MFF). The Irish Presidency was mandated on behalf of member states to secure the agreement of the European Parliament.
 
The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, together with the Minister of State for European Affairs, Lucinda Creighton, has been leading negotiations with the European Parliament.
 
The EU’s €960 billion budget will fund EU programmes to support economic growth and job creation across Europe.        
 
The meeting takes place before the June European Council meeting, starting on Thursday afternoon, which will focus on tackling rising youth unemployment levels across Europe.

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