EU leaders have urged the European Parliament to 'be responsible' and approve the new long-term EU budget proposal.
The plead came after European leaders struck a deal on Friday on the 7-year budget following more than 24 hours of talks.
Mirroring the austerity measures that national governments are currently undertaking, the budget has been capped at €960 billion. (The original November proposal was €972 billion.)
It is the first time in the Union's history that an EU budget is smaller than the previous period.