Prime Minister Iveta Radičová met her British counterpart, David Cameron, in London on Tuesday, May 10. Their talks focused mostly on economic issues, the TASR newswire wrote, with the EU financial framework for 2014-2020 being the main topic. Radičová said they did not just discuss possible cuts to the 6-year budget, but also the possibility of maintaining its present size, and – as proposed by the European Commission – a rise in the budget.
"The prime minister knows well that the reduction plan is currently unlikely to be passed," said Radičová, adding that they also talked about meaningful ways to use European resources. "We talked about increasing the budget, but not to the extent suggested by the European Commission," Radičová reported. She believes that increasing the union's 6-year budget framework mostly depends on countries that contribute the most. "Recipients may not be those who dictate," she stressed. Slovakia is currently a net recipient of EU funds. Radičová informed journalists that Cameron also mentioned that he was interested in visiting Slovakia.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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11. May 2011 at 10:00