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EU budget: Germany by far the largest EU contributor


According to a study, the Federal Republic has contributed the most money to the EU budget and crisis assistance. However, spending per capita was higher in other countries.

According to a study between 2008 and 2017 Germany has raised around 138 billion euros to the EU budget and to financial aid for EU crisis states. This emerges from a still unpublished study by the Center for European Policy (CEP) on redistribution within the EU, reported by the Spiegel . Thus, the Federal Republic by far the largest contributor, far ahead of France, which contributed just under 80 billion euros in this period to the EU budget and the crisis policy.

Even with the annual per capita burden of 169 euros, the Germans reached a peak. Only Swedes and Dutch left with more than 170 euros more, it said in the report. The biggest beneficiaries are Greece with 114 billion euros and Poland with 104 billion euros.

In the case of Greece, it is above all financial aid during the euro crisis that has an impact. As an advantage, it is counted that the Greek government could save a considerable amount of interest costs because of the low-cost loans, the mirror writes. On average, every Greek lost € 1,049 per year as a result of the redistribution over the period. For the Poles, the per capita value was 273 euros.

Source: zeit

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