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Latest update : 2012-12-17

Alain Lamassoure, Chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on Budgets

Christophe Robeet talks to Alain Lamassoure, French MEP and Chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Budgets. The battle over the size of the EU budget has begun. The European Commission has requested just over 1 billion euros for the next seven years. But a group of conservative countries including Germany, the UK and the Netherlands are leading calls for a grand bargain.

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