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EU: Hungarian Presidency - Question | Lords debates
« on: January 12, 2011, 11:00:12 AM »
EU: Hungarian Presidency - Question | Lords debates
11 January 2011, 3:54 pm

My Lords, it is the turn of a Cross-Bencher-and independent thinker. As noble Lords are aware, our net contribution to the EU this year will be some £8.3 billion. However, I noted from the Minister's Answer yesterday to a Written Question that we are also paying about £3 billion to accession countries. Bearing in mind what is happening in Hungary, I would have thought that we could ensure that all those countries that are allowed to join the EU will be democratic at least after they have joined if not before.

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