Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Friday, 24 July 2009

Turkey Already a Massive Drain on European Taxpayers




If you are a citizen of the European Union, my guess is you would be astonished to learn that Turkey receives hundreds of millions of euros in EU funding each year even though it is not a member of the European Union. See this page where the sums are proudly displayed: €567 million this year, and projected to rise to €654 million next year. For the last several years it has averaged around the €500 million mark. Think of all the worthwhile causes this money could have been spent on in Europe. Instead it's being frittered away on the Turks. What an absolute scandal.