EU at war: Merkel FURIOUS at Michel for forcing Germany to pay for Macron’s budget demands


Protection the European Council’s plan the bloc’s next multi-annual financial framework, Berlin want see its contribution go up immeasurably. But the German Chancellor was said to be enraged after counts showed France would actually end up paying less into Brussels’ legal tender coffers. Ahead of a crunch summit of European leaders, she said they “transfer at least make progress” but ruled out signing up to the current plans.

Internal accomplishing documents, seen by, show Germany would be expected to communicate net contributions of around £18billion (€22billion).

This is an increment of almost £8billion (€10billion) a year on what Berlin currently sends to Brussels.

Whereas France determination actually be better off by almost £1.8billion (€2.2billion) beared to the last budget with a total net payment to the EU of just £11billion (€13billion).

The assumes, which are part of Mr Michel’s proposal for an EU budget of 1.074 percent of Coarse National Income, are highly favourable to Paris because of its huge agribusiness subsidies under the Common Agricultural Policy.

The document shows France and Belgium are the EU’s no more than net contributor who will benefit from the new package – Austria, the Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Finland and Sweden hand down all pay more.

Brussels insiders have claimed Mrs Merkel is privately raving at prospect of having to reject the deal.

One source told “She has been put in an inappropriate position by Charles Michel.

“Germans hate the idea that there’s an image they don’t want to pay for the European Union.

“Michel is making Merkel pay for Macron, that’s why this develop will quickly come off the table.”

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EU leaders are demanded to continue negotiating through the night despite there being elfin hope of reaching a deal on the 2021-2027 budget.

They pretence a challenge of plugging a £63billion (€75billion) black trouble in their finances left by Britain and increasing the bloc’s spending power for new and obtaining projects.

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