Tuesday, March 12, 2013

European Parliament to vote in secret on budget

The European Parliament has agreed to vote in secret on the multi-year EU budget known as the Multi-Annual Financial Framework. Proponents argue that it will prevent national governments from pressuring their members of parliament. At stake is the first budget reduction in EU history, secured by the governments of northern Europe, and Parliament's demands for an increase.

Sad, yes?


  1. It's a matter of take your pick: Do you want the Parliament to act like a proper parliament, or do you want it to look like one? 'Cos you can't have it both ways, not this time.

  2. Indeed. My point was that it was regrettable that the EP was coming under such pressure.