With Britain out, the unwieldy EU faces major budget battle

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With Britain out, the unwieldy EU faces major budget battle

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 file photo, a construction worker stands in front of a door with the EU stars at EU headquarters in Brussels. The Brexit process shook the EU foundations and laid bare the need for much-delayed renovations, but tthe question now is where to start the revamp and who is going to foot the bill. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020 file photo, Britain's Union flag is removed from outside of the European Parliament in Brussels. The bloc has been preoccupied for almost four years with Brexit, but now that Britain has left the bloc, the EU hopes to find more time to fix its own problems. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the Ecole Militaire in Paris, as leade of the European Union's only post-Brexit nuclear power. The EU's 27 remaining nations are heading for a major fight over who should pay what, for the bloc's next seven-year budget. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool, File)
FILE - In this July 11, 2018 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, centre left, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, 2nd left, US President Donald Trump , center right, French President Emmanuel Macron, right back to camera, , and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, stand prior to a group photo ahead of the opening ceremony of the NATO summit, in Brussels. Now that Britain has left the bloc, the EU is looking to clarify how it carries out a joint foreign policy for the remaining 27 nations. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP, File)
FILE - In this Monday, Feb 3, 2020, file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, shake hands for journalists prior to their meeting, in Tehran, Iran. Now that Britain has left the bloc, the EU hopes to find more time concentrate on its foreign policy. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
FILE - In this July 11, 2018 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands during their bilateral meeting in Brussels, Belgium. EU foreign policy is widely expected to change to meet anticipated future bruising, confrontational challenges. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020 file photo, shadows of the audience appear on a screen with the EU stars during a media conference at the Parlamentarium in Brussels. The bloc has been preoccupied for almost four years with Brexit, but now that Britain has left the bloc, the EU hopes to find more time to fix its own problems. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

With Britain out, the unwieldy EU faces major budget battle

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 file photo, a construction worker stands in front of a door with the EU stars at EU headquarters in Brussels. The Brexit process shook the EU foundations and laid bare the need for much-delayed renovations, but tthe question now is where to start the revamp and who is going to foot the bill. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020 file photo, Britain's Union flag is removed from outside of the European Parliament in Brussels. The bloc has been preoccupied for almost four years with Brexit, but now that Britain has left the bloc, the EU hopes to find more time to fix its own problems. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the Ecole Militaire in Paris, as leade of the European Union's only post-Brexit nuclear power. The EU's 27 remaining nations are heading for a major fight over who should pay what, for the bloc's next seven-year budget. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool, File)
FILE - In this July 11, 2018 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, centre left, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, 2nd left, US President Donald Trump , center right, French President Emmanuel Macron, right back to camera, , and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, stand prior to a group photo ahead of the opening ceremony of the NATO summit, in Brussels. Now that Britain has left the bloc, the EU is looking to clarify how it carries out a joint foreign policy for the remaining 27 nations. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP, File)
FILE - In this Monday, Feb 3, 2020, file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, shake hands for journalists prior to their meeting, in Tehran, Iran. Now that Britain has left the bloc, the EU hopes to find more time concentrate on its foreign policy. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
FILE - In this July 11, 2018 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands during their bilateral meeting in Brussels, Belgium. EU foreign policy is widely expected to change to meet anticipated future bruising, confrontational challenges. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020 file photo, shadows of the audience appear on a screen with the EU stars during a media conference at the Parlamentarium in Brussels. The bloc has been preoccupied for almost four years with Brexit, but now that Britain has left the bloc, the EU hopes to find more time to fix its own problems. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
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