MEPs threaten to derail budget deal
MEPs can approve or reject the MFF.
Appeared in print on 14.02.2013
The real negotiations will start now with the European Parliament,” said the leaders of the four main political groups in the Parliament just moments after the leaders of the 27 member states had struck a deal on the European Union’s long-term budget last Friday (8 February). The member states can agree on whatever they want, but without the consent of the Parliament, such an agreement is meaningless, the message suggested.