Saturday, February 02, 2008

The UK EU-budget rebate

The following was in an email that a colleague sent me last year, I rediscovered it yesterday whilst searching for something completely different:

At a seminar arranged by the Finnish Ministry of Finance in Helsinki in November the calculations showed that Finland, now a net contributor, paid last year 152 million euros to cover the British rebate (last year over 6 billion euros), obtained by Margaret Thatcher in 1984 at the Fontainebleau Summit.

Maybe the British Eurosceptics should stop whining a bit before the Finns not unreasonably ask for their money back?

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