EU to ask more UK spending on refugee crisis

Britain is likely to face more budget demands from the European Union (EU) as Brussels looks set to ask member-states for more money to handle the unfolding migrant crisis.

The European Parliament has passed a resolution demanding greater spending that if implemented will challenger British Prime Minister David Cameron’s historic cut to the seven-year EU budget, which was capped at £847 billion until 2020, according to the Telegraph.

Kristalina Georgieva, the EU vice president for budgets, warned last week that EU members should be “making room for new commitments.”

“We have to make sure that our budget for next year absorbs all the commitments made so far to deal with the migration crisis, while at the same time making room for new commitments,” Georgieva told the Chinese state news agency Xinhua.

This means that London might be asked to increase its current annual net contributions of £10.4 billion.

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