13 iunie 2018

Dutch PM doubles down on smaller budget, stricter EU rules


STRASBOURG, France — Mark Rutte reiterated his vision for the European Union Wednesday: a smaller budget, stricter rules and — above all — less lofty ambition. “The EU needs to under-promise and over-deliver,” the Dutch prime minister told parliamentarians at the start of two-hour debate in the European Parliament. “For some, ‘ever closer union’ is still a goal in itself,” he added. “Not for me. ‘Unity’ and ‘ever closer union’ are not the same.” Since the start of his third term as prime [...]