Merkel discussed EU finances in calls with Poland, Hungary - spokesman

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives the annual report of the five economic experts Monika Schnitzer, Achim Truger, Lars Feld, Volker Wieland and Veronika Grimm in Berlin, Germany November 11, 2020. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks with the prime ministers of Poland and Hungary on the European Union’s budget and the planned recovery fund yesterday, her spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Friday.

Merkel was seeking to facilitate an agreement on EU finances that would get the backing of the European Parliament as well as of members countries, Seibert added, without giving details on the discussions held on Thursday.

Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Editing by Michelle Adair