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Despite Brexit, EU eyes bigger budget

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By Jan Strupczewski and Philip BlenkinsopBRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU executive called on Monday for an expanded budget to cover more spending on defence, security and controlling migration despite the upcoming departure of Britain, one of the bloc's main paymasters.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker led calls during a forum debating forthcoming negotiations on a new seven-year budget for the share of the bloc's economic output devoted to EU spending be increased by around 10 percent from 2021, the year after Britain will stop paying its substantial share.Juncker said that the ...

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 00:20 IST
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