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The informal meeting on the EU budget in Venice
31 October 2014

A high-level informal meeting of the delegates of the Finance Ministers of the 28 EU member states has been held today to discuss issues related to 2015 EU budget procedures. This meeting falls within the framework of the initiatives of the six-month Italian presidency of the Council of the EU.
The meeting, chaired by Secretary of State to the Economics and Finance Ministry Enrico Zanetti on behalf of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU, was quite constructive and useful to review the situation with the Commission, with a view to satisfactorily close the negotiations by means of an agreement with the European Parliament. The session was opened by Sandro Gozi, Secretary of State to the Italian Presidency of the Council for European Affairs, who recalled the priorities and the objectives in the economic field of the six-month Italian presidency.

Last update: 31 October 2014