Giles Foden by Giles Foden

By Giles Foden

The D-Day landings - the destiny of 2.5 million males, 3000 touchdown craft and the whole way forward for Europe will depend on the best climatic conditions at the English Channel on a unmarried day. A crew of scientists is charged with agreeing on a correct forecast 5 days upfront. Is it even attainable to foretell the elements to date forward?

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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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