Ivailo Kalfin
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Bulgarian Socialist MEP sees ‘more balanced’ EU budget

A Bulgarian Socialist MEP says the EU's long-term budget - just agreed - will target spending more sensibly in the 28-nation bloc.

Ivailo Kalfin, a budget expert in the European Parliament, told the BBC that the 2014-2020 package would address some of Europe's "burning problems" such as youth unemployment.

Mr Kalfin is in the centre-left Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group. He called the budget agreement with EU governments a "good compromise".

  • 19 Nov 2013