EU united front DISINTEGRATES as Austria warns Brussels to cut spending after Brexit

But despite Britain’s impending departure, Brussels is reportedly considering upping its current £852bn (€960bn) spend.

Mr Oettinger, along with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, are hoping richer member states which pay more into the bloc than they get out will dig deep and make up the billions paid in by the UK.

But Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and now Austria have insisted they are not prepared to fill the gap.

All five nations, like Britain, are classed as ‘net contributors’ to the EU.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *