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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?

2 comments:

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.