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Statement of the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, regarding the European Budget (Brussels, 16 October 2019)

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Statement of the Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, regarding the European Budget (Brussels, 16 October 2019)Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis held a press conference on Wednesday, 16 October, in Brussels, in the context of which he made the following statement:

“The Union’s next budget will be smaller, due to the absence of Britain. What we are pursuing in the next budget, in the 2021-2027 programme period, is for the funds for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the Cohesion policies to remain the at the same level they were in the previous period. This means exactly the same amount of money for the farmers and through the Cohesion fund programmes. These are not easy negotiations. And these negotiations are difficult because there are countries that are purely contributors and want a smaller budget, and because there is a need to fund the Union’s new policies, which have to do with migration, security and increased spending on research and technology.”

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