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EU: Austria's Actual Net Contribution has Risen to 342 Million Euro

Published: September 28, 2010; 14:35 · (Vindobona)

The net contribution to the EU rose again last year. Poland, with 6.5 billion euro is for the first time the biggest net recipient. Germany remains the biggest net payer with 8.1 billion euro.

EU: Austria's Actual Net Contribution has Risen to 342 Million Euro / Picture: © European Commission

As is shown by the report for the 2009 EU budget submitted by Lewandowski, the "operational balance" of payments to Brussels and backflows to Austria amounted to 431.5 million euro, after 341.4 million euro in 2008.

For the sake of representation, the EU Commission takes the administrative costs -which are especially high in Belgium and Luxembourg- out of the "operating…

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