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EU budget increase 'is a myth'

The vice-president of the European Commission says that the UK government has "got it wrong" over criticisms of their planned 5% budget increase.

Viviane Reding said that the EU was not asking for more money, as the budget increase was over seven years, a decrease in real terms when inflation was taken into account.

"It is a myth to say the budget goes up," she told Justin Webb.

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