Cameron: Stop tinkering with the EU budget

British Prime Minister David Cameron today warned EU leaders to stop “tinkering” with Europe’s budget and make real savings in line with national austerity efforts.

Arriving at the Brussels summit for a second day of negotiations on Europe’s spending priorities for 2014-2020, he said yesterday’s meeting had done nothing to tackle “unaffordable” spending programmes.

“I don’t think there’s been enough progress so far.” he said.

“There really is a problem that there hasn’t been the progress in cutting back proposals for additional spending.

“It isn’t the time for tinkering. It isn’t the time for moving money from one part of the budget to another. We need unaffordable spending cut. That’s what’s happening at home and that’s what needs to happen here.”

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