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EU budget showdown

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By Euronews
EU budget showdown

<p>The European Parliament has finally agreed on a seven-year budget plan, after months of disagreement and sectarian and national clashes over the deal.</p> <p>Funding will be cut below one-trillion euros, while billions of euros will be frontloaded to fight youth unemployment and give a boost to small businesses.</p> <p>In the face of Europe’s staggering unemployment and a population feeling the negative effects of national austerity measures, is the new budget too austere, or too much? </p> <p>Chris Burns hosts an EU budget showdown. His guests are conservative <span class="caps">MEP</span> Richard Ashworth, socialist <span class="caps">MEP</span> Ivailo Kalfin, and startup guru Juuso Koskinen.</p>