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EU budget rise plans cause controversy

25 April 2012 Last updated at 07:47 BST

The European Commission is expected to call for an increase of close to 7% in its proposed budget for 2013 which would amount to $100bn extra.

But with many EU nations having to adopt strict austerity measures at home, some governments feel the Commission should scale down its spending plans.

The BBC's Alpa Patel reports.