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Statement by EP President Martin Schulz on the Budget 2013

After extensive discussions with the Chairman of the Budget Committee, Alain Lamassoure, and after consulting the political groups, there can be no talk of an agreement on the EU budget 2013 at this stage.

The guarantees that Parliament demanded from the Member States are still missing. Therefore, no majority in the EP for the draft compromise discussed yesterday can be expected for now.

The Budget Committee will continue its discussions on Tuesday.

Click here for website of the EP's Committee on Budgets