Savings in EU budget will have 'consequences'

  • 2005-12-21
  • By Jose Manuel Barroso
I welcome the fact that the member states have now reached a deal. This is a very important political signal for Europe. Europe has avoided paralysis. Europe is on the move again. This cost of not having an agreement would have been enormous.The commission has been fighting Europe's cause. This was a tough negotiation in which we have worked for an enlarged, modern, open European Union. For the EU to move forward as a whole.This agreement is not everything that the commission wanted. But we have worked very actively to help the member states strike the best deal possible in the circumstance...
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