Britain finds deal with EU over controversial bill

November 7, 2014 3:53 PM

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain claimed victory on Friday in its standoff with the European Union over a 2.1 billion euro ($2.7 billion) budget contribution, saying it was able to reduce and delay payment. But EU officials said the deal did not let Britain off the hook, merely reshuffled what it owes.

The EU last month reassessed how much each of its 28 member states needs to contribute to its budget and made Britain's top-up the highest, a move Prime Minister David Cameron called "appalling." Cameron is under pressure at home from political groups that want Britain to leave the EU, and the budge...

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