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David Cameron fails to cut EU bureaucrats' pay and perks

Publié par Clifford Armion le 23/11/2012

Nicholas Watt and Ian Traynor

David Cameron failed on Thursday night in his bid to persuade the European council president, Herman Van Rompuy, to agree a €6bn (£4.85bn) cut in EU administration costs.
Cameron did manage to secure modest cuts in the Connecting Europe budget, where Van Rompuy agreed to a €4.5bn cut. The prime minister had suggested a cut of €20bn.
The British rebate was not discussed. This meant that the Van Rompuy proposal – exempting rural payments to new member states from the rebate and asking the UK to contribute to the rebate – remains in place.
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"David Cameron fails to cut EU bureaucrats' pay and perks", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2012. Consulté le 26/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/david-cameron-fails-to-cut-eu-bureaucrats-pay-and-perks