The biggest casualty of budget cuts will be humanitarian aid

Attempting to balance the EU budget on the backs of the world’s poorest is against the EU's own interests

Toby Vogel suggested in a blog post that a deal on the European Union’s budget for 2014-20 is probably very close (“Inside Herman Van Rompuy’s mind”, 25 January). If the final budget is like the proposal discussed by national leaders in November, the biggest casualty will be humanitarian and development aid. This would be terrible.

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