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Blair consults Dzurinda on EU budget

BRITISH PM Tony Blair is continuing consultations on the proposed EU budget for 2007-2013. On December 12 he called the moderate critics of the plan; Slovak and Czech PMs Mikuláš Dzurinda and Jiří Paroubek respectively.

Poland is expected to resist the intended cuts in European funding for regional development, the daily SME wrote.

Britain is expected to hand in its new EU budget compromise on Wednesday, according to the British Foreign Affairs Minister Jack Straw.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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