LYON: EU Must Justify Spending Increases

George Lyon MEPCommenting on the European Commission request for an additional 11.2billion euros in an amending budget, Liberal Democrat MEP George Lyon said:

“It is hard to understand how the Commission can justify this increase in the EU budget, long before bills from Member States are even through the door.

“At this stage the Commission has no definite idea of what the final payment claims will be for EU projects and will not know until later in the autumn what size the bills from Member States to the EU budget are likely to be. Continue reading