Negotiations over the EU’s long-term budget could be tough. Finance ministers meet on Tuesday and EU leaders on Friday and Brexit, refugee policy and controversial laws in Poland and Hungary are causing divisions.
Finance Minister, Magdalena Andersson expects the negotiations to be long and complicated. “We think that the countries that do not take responsibility for the decisions that we have made jointly, do not need support from structural funds,” she says.
Sweden is unlikely to get its wish for a smaller EU budget, as countries such as Germany have said they are prepared to pay more.
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