EU budget summit ends with no deal

Brussels (AFP) – An EU summit called to set the bloc’s next seven-year budget ended in impasse late Friday, riven by competing groups among the 27 member states and pressure to fill a funding gap left by Brexit.Differences were “still too great to reach an agreement,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters at the end of the two days of talks in Brussels.No date had yet been set for another summit to try again, but Merkel added that “we are going to have to return to the subject”.The trillion-euro-plus budget, the multiannual financial framework, is meant to be operational from next yea…

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