"The MFF is key to the EU's ability to act," Lucas Guttenberg underlines the importance of the EU budget negotiations in the Tagesspiegel.
Our deputy director dispels the claim that Germany is the EU's paymaster. Germany often profits indirectly from the payments, even if this cannot always be quantified exactly. "When EU subsidies are used to build roads in Poland, it is not unusual for German companies to get the contracts," Guttenberg said.
You can read the complete article in German in the Tagesspiegel here.
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