Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Paymaster Brussels

''In 2015, 130 billion euros flowed from the EU budget into the 28 member states. France received the most money with 14.5 billion euros, and Spain received 13.7 billion euros. Germany was fifth amongst recipient countries with 11 billion euros.
These are, however, just the gross figures from Brussels – they have to be offset against the contributions that the individual countries make to the EU budget. All in all, Germany and France belong to the net payers: in 2015 they contributed respectively 14.3 billion euros and 5.5 billion euros more to the EU budget than they got back..''

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