EU Budget Shenanigans

LUXEMBOURG – An EU high court magistrate said Tuesday the European Parliament president’s act of declaring the 2017 budget adopted should be annulled – but the budget itself should be left intact – because it was improperly done in a special session in Brussels rather than a regular session in Strasbourg, France.

Advocate General Melchior Wathelet’s advisory opinion for the European Court of Justice was not made available in English by press time.

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