Austria to Pay higher Contributions to EU

Politics ♦ Published: September 20, 2012; 22:56 ♦ (Vindobona)

In the next financial period of the EU from 2014 to 2020, Austria´s contribution will increase substantially. Austria calls for keeping the discount system.

Austria to Pay higher Contributions to EU / Picture: © Flickr / The Austrian Foreign Ministry

Austria´s net contribution to the EU would increase by € 70m per year if the current discount was abolished. This figure was not confirmed. Austria´s State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Reinhold Lopatka commented that it would not be acceptable that Austria would be treated less favorably.

After a meeting with the Commissioner Janusz Lewandowski, Lopatka stressed that the EU…