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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
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