Nečas threatens to veto EU budget

Speaking before the beginning of the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas said that the current proposal for the EU budget for 2014-2020 is unacceptable for the Czech Republic and he is prepared to veto it. The premier said he wants the budget to be slimmer on the one hand, and to be fair to the Czech Republic on the other. The beginning of the meeting over the budget was moved to a later time on Thursday evening, in order to give EU leaders a chance to hold bilateral meetings beforehand.

Author: Masha Volynsky