UK and EU clash over British share of Covid fund

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The U.K. and EU are embroiled in a new Brexit row over up to €300 million in U.K. contributions to the EU's emergency coronavirus fund

LONDON — London and Brussels are embroiled in a new Brexit row over up to €300 million in U.K. contributions to the EU's emergency coronavirus fund.

Officials raised the issue at last month's meeting of the Specialised Committee on Financial Provisions — one of the joint U.K.-EU committees tasked with implementing the terms of Brexit deal. The British position is that the U.K. should not be liable to pay any commitments that stem from post-Brexit changes to the EU's Multiannual Financial Framework regulations — and nor should it benefit from such funding. About a third of the U.K.'s overall commitment to the coronavirus fund is not under dispute, because British officials consider that it comes under previously agreed "flexibilities" in the MFF regulations.

However, a European Commission official said the U.K. remains "fully liable to contribute to — and fully eligible to benefit from — the Emergency Support Instrument."

 

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Jokes how much will bill gates donate this year😁

Free UK! Finally getting free from vassallage to EU filo-chinese-communist govs

UK is out but EU wants to collect membership fee One crazy bureaucracy So much rules n red tape typical of EU

They should give it to them as a loan with 300% interest.

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