EU finally agrees on 2015 budget, but development funding remains in limbo

The European Union avoided a total collapse of its budget by agreeing on its expenses for next year after the European Parliament accepted a compromise with the council. Snowballing debts from past years, however, could still jeopardize development funding throughout 2015.

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  • Diederik Kramers

    Diederik Kramers is a freelance correspondent in Brussels covering EU and NATO affairs. A former spokesperson and communications officer for UNICEF and UNHCR, he previously worked as foreign desk and Eastern Europe editor for the Dutch press agency ANP and as editor-in-chief of the Dutch quarterly Ukraine Magazine.