David Cameron fails to cut EU bureaucrats' pay and perks
Nicholas Watt and Ian TraynorDavid 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 06/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/david-cameron-fails-to-cut-eu-bureaucrats-pay-and-perks