Earthly Joys: A Novel (Earthly Joys, Book 1) by Philippa Gregory

By Philippa Gregory

Number 1 New York Times bestselling writer and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory brings to lifestyles the passionate, turbulent occasions of seventeenth-century England as obvious in the course of the eyes of the country’s most renowned royal gardener.
John Tradescant’s popularity and talent as a gardener are unsurpassed in seventeenth-century England, however it is his clear-sighted honesty and loyalty that make him a useful servant. As an off-the-cuff confidant of Sir Robert Cecil, adviser to King James I, he witnesses the making of historical past, from the Gunpowder Plot to the accession of King Charles I and the growing to be animosity among Parliament and court docket.
Tradescant’s abilities quickly come to the eye of the main strong guy within the kingdom, the impossible to resist Duke of Buckingham, the sweetheart of King Charles I. Tradescant has continually been devoted to his masters, yet Buckingham is not like any he has ever recognized: flamboyant, outrageously captivating, and completely reckless. each simple task upon which Tradescant has established his life—his love of his spouse and kids, his ardour for his paintings, his loyalty to his country—is shattered as he follows Buckingham to courtroom, to warfare, and to the forbidden territories of human love.

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Künftig, für den MFR 2014– 2020, wird dieser Selbstbehalt für die Erhebung der traditionellen Eigenmittel auf 20 % reduziert werden. Eine besondere Kategorie der traditionellen Eigenmittel sind die speziellen Agrarabschöpfungen und die Zucker- und Isoglukose-Abgaben. Die Europäische Union belegt den Import von Agrarprodukten und Zucker mit besonderen zollähnlichen Gebühren, die von den Mitgliedstaaten abgeschöpft und dann an das EU-Budget abgeführt werden. Der Anteil der traditionellen Eigenmittel an der Finanzierung der EU sinkt seit den achtziger Jahren des letzten Jahrhunderts rapide – auch weil die Zollsätze insgesamt im Zuge der Zunahme des globalen Handelsaustauschs und der Welthandelsgespräche deutlich gesenkt wurden.

5. Die Kommission definierte Gerechtigkeit in diesem Zusammenhang „als das angemessene Verhältnis des Bruttobeitrags eines Mitgliedstaates zu seinem jeweiligen BSP“. 54 Profitieren würden nach Kalkulationen der EU-Kommission aus dem Jahr 2005 die Kohäsionsländer Griechenland, Spanien, Portugal, Irland, Estland, Tschechien, Ungarn, Polen, Malta, Zypern und Slowenien sowie Luxemburg und Großbritannien. Daneben würden auch die Niederlande, Österreich und Frankreich profitieren, während alle übrigen Mitgliedstaaten mit höheren Abführungen an den EU-Haushalt rechnen müssten.

Die Finanzierungslücke, die durch die verspätete Umsetzung der Mehrwertsteuereigenmittel auftrat, wurde durch Finanzbeiträge der Mitgliedstaaten geschlossen. Mit dem ersten Eigenmittelbeschluss wurden die Grundlagen des heutigen Eigenmittelsystems der EU gelegt. Er bedeutete zugleich den Einstieg in eine, wenn auch begrenzte, Finanzautonomie der Gemeinschaft. Zugleich wurden die Haushaltsrechte des Europäischen Parlaments deutlich ausgeweitet. Bis zum Ende der Zwischenphase 1974 behielt der Rat zwar noch das abschließende Wort für die Genehmigung des jährlichen Gemeinschaftshaushalts, aber mit dem Beginn der Normalphase zum 1.

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