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Monday, November 27, 2006

EU Blackmail

I always wondered why the Swiss contributed towards the EU budget, despite not being a member. Stefan Karlsson has the answer, its some kind of a deal:

Calling it "a deal" is a bit misleading. It is more like blackmail............the EU told the Swiss: pay us a billion swiss franc per year, or we'll institute trade barriers that would harm the Swiss economy even more.
Nice chaps that run the EU, don't you think?


Colin said...

Thank you for the information. I was already wondering why the Swiss would do that. Stefan Karlsson ends his posting with an interesting metapher: "the Don Corleones of Brussells"

Raw Carrot said...

Yes. Sick really that they have to pay towards the development fund just to get free trade. Sick.