Net payments plummet: Finland drops to bottom of EU contributor list in 2016

Last year Finland paid 1.8 billion euros to the European Union and received 1.5 billion euros in EU money in return.

This means that Finland's net payments to the European Union fell to below 300 million euros in 2016, placing the Nordic country at the bottom of the EU member states contributor list for the year, alongside Italy. Most of this increased injection of EU money was granted to improve Finland's transport network, but another 33 million was allotted for security and immigration purposes. Funding and support for agricultural and forestry development increased by close to 19 million. Finland's net payments to the European Union fell by more than half last year, from 570 million euros in 2015 to 294 million euros in 2016.

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15. 11. 2017