Denmark, has said that the EU budget must be maximum 1.00 percent of gni. However, several countries require a larger budget.
Denmark's requirement for a smaller EU budget will, as expected, not realized in a long-awaited compromise proposal for the EU's langtidsbudget for 2021-2027.
The Finnish EU presidency has Monday morning handed over the proposal to member states, confirming several diplomatic sources to the news agency Ritzau.
the Proposal is for a budget, where ceilings for expenditure is 1.07 percent of the gross national income (gni).
It is billions more than the government has said that Denmark will spend on the EU.
the Government with support in Parliament openly said that the budget maximum shall be of 1.00 per cent of gni.
the budget Should land on 1,07 percent, as proposed by the presidency, it will annually cost to Denmark just under two billion dollars further.
the Attitude of 1,00 percent share of Denmark with Sweden, Austria and the Netherlands. Several other countries like Germany are close to the "four frugal" countries, while, for instance, the EU Parliament yesterday after a budget of 1.3 percent.
however, It is not only the size of the budgetary framework, which the EU countries are divided on. This fight is high also on the content - what to prioritize?
For especially the eastern european countries, it is important to maintain the level of the structural and cohesion funds. These are in the EU Commission's proposal is set to be the biggest expense in the budget. Roughly a third.
A large group of countries are also fighting fiercely to maintain agricultural subsidies at a high level. It is the second largest expense on the budget in the proposal.
Denmark will cut significantly in both. Instead, the EU must give priority to among other things, research, migration and climate change, believes the "four frugal countries".
There is now a severe debate on the budget between the EU member states. Wednesday begins a tug of war, and it continues at a summit next week in Brussels.
It was earlier planned that an agreement on the long-term budget should fall in place by the end of this year. It does not seem realistic, and there has been talk about an extra EU summit in February.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 02 December 2019, 12:00