Instead of constantly arguing over decimal places, Croatia’s EU presidency must lead the way in providing the “appropriate means to fund the biggest challenges before us since the Industrial Revolution,” says GUE/NGL co-president Martin Schirdewan at today’s Strasbourg plenary.

With the digital revolution taking place at our workplaces and the climate emergency causing greater social upheaval, Schirdewan says the EU’s long-term budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), must be settled as quickly as possible to ensure the revolution is socially fair and democratic:

“We need urgent political decisions and we need them now.”

“Furthermore, the cuts to the Cohesion Policy at the expense of more armament and militarisation are...