EU summit: Even without Britain, EU leaders unlikely to take big decisions

Euractiv | Dec 12, 2019 at 8:59 AM
  • European Union leaders meet without Britain on Thursday (12 December), but their departing neighbour’s absence will not make agreeing a budget any easier.
  • Efforts to convince the eastern members to back von der Leyen’s “European Green Deal” have focused on a 100-billion-euro “Just Transition Mechanism”.
  • Finland, which holds the rotating EU presidency, has proposed a seven-year budget based on national contributions amounting to 1.087 trillion euros.