Lithuanian president
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Reaction to UK-EU pay row from Finland and Lithuania

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has demanded emergency talks with European finance ministers after the UK was told it must pay an extra £1.7bn.

The bill follows new calculations by the EU that determine how much each member state should contribute, based on its national income.

Lithuanian's president Dalia Grybauskaite said, following the recalculations; "Some countries need to pay, some countries receive back".

Finland's PM Alexander Stubb said: "It's important we don't start treating the EU like some kind of accounting exercise".

  • 24 Oct 2014
  • From the section Europe
Go to next video: Farage: Cameron in hopeless position