Brexit LIVE: Desperate Verhofstadt issues panicked plea as EU finally wakes up to UK loss
EUROCRAT Guy Verhofstadt has called on EU bosses to put their differences aside and sort out the bloc's budget as he warned a united Europe was needed in the wake of Brexit.07:45, Thu, Feb 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 07:52, Thu, Feb 13, 2020 0 The Belgian politician took to Twitter to blast the division between member states ahead of a crunch summit later this month where EU leaders will be urged to hammer out the seven-year budget. Mr Verhofstadt’s public rebuke comes as European Council president Charles Michel prepares to host the February 20 talks on the multi annual financial framework (MFF). The leaders of poor countries have locked horns with the heads of richer nations over the EU’s spending plans. Related articles EU CHAOS: European Union in major row as Macron infuriates bloc Mr Verhofstadt, the former prime minister of Belgium, urged leaders to come together to build a “sovereign Europe” which will be “capable to act” on the world stage after the bloc lost it’s 28th member on January 31. Mr Verhofstadt tweeted on Wednesday: “It’s time EU leaders put their differences on the EU budget aside & make an agreement with the EU Parliament. “Differences should be put in perspective. “The debate is whether to spend 1% & 1.11% or even 1.13% of EU GNI, when we need a sovereign Europe capable to act in the world!” Given that Britain was the second-biggest net payer into the EU common pot, wealthier member states are facing calls to step up to the mark and fork out more money to close the Brexit gap as well as fund new priorities. Guy Verhofstadt has called for unity among EU leaders as they try to thrash out the budget (Image: GETTY) A senior diplomat who was involved in the previous round of budget talks in 2013 said: “The net payers will have to show they fought for every penny.” Net recipients on the other hand are demanding no cuts to development aid. Germany is out to take up its six-month EU presidency in July. Angela Merkel will therefore be keen to wrap up the budget talks before her country takes the reins. The Germans’ term is expected to be dominated by meetings with the UK focusing on a free trade deal. SEE BELOW FOR LIVE UPDATES. Related articles Read more: Daily Express
Brexit LIVE: EU civil war as FIVE member states face crippling Brexit budget bill EU BUDGET negotiations have kicked off in Brussels this week and talks have already become heated with five member states face crippling annual payments in order to foot the Brexit bill. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 So what you mean is you hope 5 member states are upset about the new EU financing arrangements.Don’t we have enough problems of our own to worry about rather than worrying about everything else.This looks like a bit of a diversion from what poor old Boris is up to.
Brexit: EU chief gently mocks Johnson's backing for possible 'Australian' trade model - live newsRolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson’s statement to MPs confirming the government’s commitment to HS2 Now someone gently mock her for Germany's armed forces deteriorating on her watch. M. marbois Barnier whether working for napoleon or Macron will get his upance Or should one say Waterloo. Jefferson got a good deal as will Boris.
EU chief derides Boris Johnson's 'Australia-style' Brexit trade plan amid border chaos warnings - follow liveBrexit set to trigger food shortages amid border chaos warnings, as PM faces Tory rebellion over HS2 go-ahead - follow live Fake news! Sensationalist nonsense. Thought you were a credible paper.... I don't expect Boris Johnson has the first clue whence to import steak and kidney pudding let alone spotted dick with custard.
‘Germany is Brexit LOSER’ Berlin panic as ‘centre of gravity in EU shifts’ after UK exitBREXIT has pushed Germany into a corner of the EU it hates because it has lost Britain - its counterweight to France - a political expert has claimed.
EU threat: Brussels chief launches attack on Boris over 'race to bottom' Brexit trade dealGERMAN MEP David McAllister launched a scathing attack at Boris Johnson over the future post-Brexit trade agreement during the first EU plenary session since British MEPs left the bloc. no! that's leo varadkar & phillip schofield. UK is perfectly happy to stick to the rules; but not as a vassal state under ECJ rule. Independent arbitration, otherwise the EU will whip us for all eternity for having the nerve to leave the EU...
EU chief in fiery Brexit attack as he blasts 'populist pleasing' during heated budget rowEU parliamentary group leader Manfred Weber urged Brussels to agree to an 'ambitious' budget to invest in the future of the bloc rather than copy David Cameron to 'please populists'. All they're angry about is we no longer hand them BILLIONS for nothing however their still taking £7 billions worth of fish a year 'Populist pleasing' The EU term for 'democracy'. Democracy they didn't let other countries have,we won't been voting again so we will take our 'populist' brexit,thank's very much!. Well said Sara! This just evidences German intolerance of democracy. This week overturned PDU candidate democratically elected &outlawed AFD. Just think if left outlawed Brexit party or sein fein outlawed. Schuable told Yanis V elections should not alter economic policy.