Friday, February 23, 2007

EU Costs to the UK

There has been an interesting press release on the 2005 EU budget which may be accessed from this link. The costs of British membership as calculated by the Commission were 13.74 billion Euros, presumably not including fines such as that reported on in my posting below this. The annexe detailing such costs is linked from here. Scroll down to Table Seven. It appears the UK is the fourth largest contributor, but as can be seen from here is second to last in terms of benefits receiving less than 0.5 per cent of GNI. It is significant that no party or body in favour of Britain's continuing membership of the EU has ever been able to detail ANY benefits whatsoever.


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