• 05-FEB-2013

Chairman of the EPP Group Joseph Daul Warns French President against EU Budget Cuts

During a debate in the European Parliament with the President of the French Republic, François Hollande, and almost forty eight hours before the beginning of a crucial summit for the future of Europe, where Heads of State and Government will discuss the European long-term budget, the Chairman of the EPP Group, Joseph Daul warned about the consequences of budget cuts. He said that the current proposal is a political denial and will be rejected by the Parliament. The EPP Group Chairman added that for the first time in the history of the European Union, the proposals submitted will lead to deficit. He reminded the plenary that there are rules that must be respected, particularly the Article 310 of the Treaty, which requires a balanced budget. Available material includes an edited package.