Irish NGOs’ reaction to EU budget summit

08 february 2013

In Brussels today, EU leaders agreed a budget deal that makes a substantial 16% cut to European external spending, compared to original proposals from the European Commission.

Over several months, development NGOs and European citizens have been campaigning to show EU leaders the positive impact and effectiveness of EU aid. In response to the deal, Irish NGOs expressed satisfaction that these calls were not totally in vain and that EU leaders did not make a real terms cut to external spending.