Reuters: EU leaders agree to spend more on migration, defense, security23 February 2018 | 21:39 | FOCUS News Agency
European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker arrive to address a joint news conference during a European Union leaders informal summit in Brussels, Belgium, February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
Speaking at a news conference after a meeting of 27 EU leaders in Brussels, Tusk said, however, that an ambitious deadline for reaching an agreement on the shape of the 2021-2027 budget by the end of the year seemed difficult.
Tusk said many of the leaders were ready to contribute more money to the joint pot to compensate for the loss of revenue after Britain leaves in 2019, as well as to finance the new joint policies - but that others were less forthcoming.
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