Today the leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Iratxe García, reiterated her rejection of the proposal put forward by the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, for the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).
Ahead of the special European Council summit on 20 February 2020, Iratxe García said:
“The European Parliament made a very reasonable proposal to finance the agenda for the Europe we need. The four largest political groups in the Parliament stand united and will reject any budget proposal that undermines the policies that citizens need.
“We will not accept that there are winners and losers in this negotiation. Together we must make an effort to find the solution that balances all these needs and that leaves no person and no region behind.
“We all have to make an effort to deliver for European citizens, and I have already told President Charles Michel that we expect a change in attitude from the leaders in the Council.”