Published On: Thu, Aug 31st, 2017

Brandenburg NEEDS EU support: German minister’s shock admission

Minister of finance Christian Gorke stated the Brandenburg state should not be deprived by the longer term finances financial savings of the European Union.

The state surrounds the German capital of Berlin and relies on EU funds. 

Mr Gorke stated: “As a land space we’re depending on funds from Brussels.”

Final yr, Treasury figures revealed the UK paid about £13bn to the EU, round £200 per particular person, a few of which then will get spent within the UK.

When the UK leaves the bloc, one of many key contributors together with Germany, France and the Netherlands, the EU might want to discover finances financial savings. 

Different international locations within the bloc could also be compelled to cough up additional cash to make up for the shortfall. 

About half of the state of Brandeburg’s space is used for agriculture and roughly one other third is roofed by forests.

Yearly, Brussels contributes round £304 million in direct funds to Brandenburg farmers and round £276 million to the allocation of structural funds.

Mr Gorke stated: “Challenges for Brandenburg won’t be smaller.”

The EU’s finances from 2020 onwards is at the moment being mentioned and important cuts are anticipated following the UK leaving the bloc. 

President of the State Farmers’ Union, Henrik Wendorff, stated: “We proceed to want the help.”

This week Brussels insisted the UK must pay double contributions to the EU when it quits the bloc. 

The EU diplomat stated they’ll demand finances fee linked to a transitional deal individually to the divorces payout. 

Brussels is already demanding a bumper Brexit invoice payout from the Britain, anticipated to be as much as £90 billion, which it says is required to cowl finances commitments the UK has already signed as much as. 

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