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Sassoli urges the Heads of State and Government not to cut the Commission’s budget proposal

May 27, 2020

The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, has called on European leaders to study the European Commission’s budget and agree on accounts that are “ambitious” and do not belittle the European executive’s proposal.

At a press conference in Brussels, he welcomed the proposal for a multiannual financial framework presented by the executive of Ursula von der Leyen, which indicated that he was “on the right track”, but insisted that it should now be the national authorities of the Countries are you must work quickly and efficiently to ensure that the “right” proposal is completed within a few weeks.

“I am happy that the Commission is acting with Parliament’s ambition and that the plan is large enough to prevent citizens from being left behind. It is time to be ambitious, the EU must be part of the EU People and the protection of people are arguments that need to be taken into account, “he stressed, reaffirming that, in a time of crisis such as the present, the defense of the European single market, which” benefits everyone “, must be a priority.

Sassoli urges the Heads of State and Government not to cut the Commission’s budget proposalSassoli urges the Heads of State and Government not to cut the Commission’s budget proposal

Sassoli has stressed that the Commission’s initiative will go through the Council first before it is discussed in Parliament, and he hopes that the twenty-seven will not downgrade it. “We cannot get a proposal from the Council that is less ambitious than that of the Commission,” he warned.