Varadkar says EU budget proposal unacceptable as Ireland will pay more and get less

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Leo Varadkar says the EU budget proposal on the table is unacceptable as Ireland will pay more and get less

Varadkar says the proposal is not a good deal for Ireland. Image: Varadkar says the proposal is not a good deal for Ireland. Image: TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has said the EU budget proposal as it currently stands is one that Ireland cannot accept.

Speaking at the EU summit in Brussels, Varadkar said he met with European Council President Charles Michel and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at 2am last night.“Essentially it means Ireland will contribute much more to the EU budget but we’ll actually receive less back in terms of payments to Irish farmers and also funds for regional development and social development.

“We accept that as a country that has a growing economy as a country that has full employment, that we will have to pay more into the European budget over the next seven years. What we can’t accept is that in return for paying more in, we would see a very significant cuts to CAP and to cohesion funds,” he said.

“That’s not something we can accept and I made that very clear,” added Varadkar, stating that on that basis he doesn’t believe there will be an agreement on an EU-wide budget today. Asked about the so-called ‘Frugal Four’ – Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Denmark – who don’t want any increase in the EU budget, Varadkar said they were holding their position “very hard”.


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Maybe now he knows how the electorate feel

LeoVaradkar how long has the uk been doing just that.

He’s kinda stuck What’s he going to do leave ?

Says the pro EU obedient , spineless yes man .

Life does has its little moments doesn't it. Lol

Its that what's called the 'profit motive' in capitalism. Or 'surplus value' in Marxism.

Is Leo for real, that's some serious irony.

I fixed that headline for you:

Full employment

But.. Surely that's not what the European Union want? Surely they care about Ireland... Lol anyone who can't notice Germany's power hungry behaviour is ridiculously blind.

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