EPP leader argues that MEPs need to be able to recruit staff to help with workload.
A 5% increase in the Parliament’s administrative budget is expected next year.
Multi-annual agreement between largest political blocs rules out involvement of far-right Sweden Democrats.
High-level group led by former Italian prime minister and European commissioner struggles to reconcile conflicting views.
MEPs on Tuesday (16 December) approved the European Union’s budget for 2015 and changes to the 2014 budget.