EU Fiscal Factbook

September 29, 2013 10:00 AM

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Front cover

EU gross contributions, 2011: £11,600,000,000

Per day - £31,780,822

Per hour - £1,324,201

Per minute - £22,070

Per second - £368

Time to read title - £4,414

Pages 3, 4 and 5 (UK gross and net contributions)

European Commission Budget Statement

http://ec.europa.eu/budget/figures/interactive/index_en.cfm

Page 7 (EU budget)

http://ec.europa.eu/budget/figures/2013/2013_en.cfm

Page 8 (Examples of wasteful spending)

TaxPayers’ Alliance and Bureau of Investigative Journalism

http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/blog/2011/06/01/get-the-data-eu-commission-expenses/

Page 9 (Spending on advertising)

Open Europe

http://www.openeurope.org.uk/Content/documents/Pdfs/hardsell.pdf

Page 10 (Taxpayer-funded politics)

Institute of Economic Affairs

http://www.iea.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/files/Euro%20Puppets.pdf

Page 11 (Cost of travelling to Strasbourg)

Brussels-Strasbourg Seat Study Group

http://www.brusselsstrasbourgstudy.eu/resources/A+Tale+of+Two+Cities.pdf

Page 12 (Embassies)

Spectator

http://www.spectator.co.uk/columnists/politics/8965331/the-eus-scandalous-new-army-of-overpaid-diplomats/

Page 14 (The cost of EU regulation)

Open Europe

http://www.openeurope.org.uk/Content/documents/Pdfs/stilloutofcontrol.pdf

Page 15 (The cost of the CAP and CFP)

TaxPayers’ Alliance

http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/cap.pdf

http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/CFP.pdf

Page 16 (Seven figure CAP subsidies to UK landowners)

BBC Panorama

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17225652

Page 17 (CFP discards)

TaxPayers’ Alliance

http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/CFP.pdf

Page 18 (The cost of the ETS)

TaxPayers’ Alliance

http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/ets.pdf

Page 19 (Annual cost of labour regulations)

Open Europe

http://www.eufreshstart.org/downloads/manifestoforchange.pdf

Page 21 (EU vs World GDP)

World Bank

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD?display=default

Page 22 (Exports to the EU)

World Trade Organization

http://www.wto.org/english/res_e/booksp_e/anrep_e/trade_profiles12_e.pdf

Page 23 (Tariffs on imports to the EU)

World Trade Organization

http://tariffdata.wto.org/default.aspx

Page 24 (Free Trade Agreements, % of world GDP)

World Trade Organization

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD

Page 26 (State spending as a proportion of GDP)

Eurostat, Heritage Foundation

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/tgm/table.do?tab=table&init=1&language=en&pcode=tec00023&plugin=1

http://www.heritage.org/index/pdf/2013/countries/china.pdf

Page 27 (Debts and deficits)

Eurostat

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/government_finance_statistics/data/main_tables

Page 28 (Youth unemployment)

Eurostat

http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/submitViewTableAction.do

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