Financial windfall for the Netherlands: more than €100 million back from EU budget

The Netherlands receives €101 million from the EU budget. Minister Wopke Hoekstra passed this on to the House of Representatives today.

The financial windfall is due to several things. Thus, the corona outbreak made it possible to travel and meet less. This saved 121 million euros. In addition, the European Union also received more money from import duties and fines.

In total, it led to a windfall of EUR 1769 million, which is distributed among the Member States. As a result, the Netherlands will have to pay 101 million euros less than initially budgeted.

This kind of windfall is more common, but sometimes it does not work out well. In recent years, the Netherlands has received an additional levy on several occasions: more money had to be paid to the EU than was pre-budgeted.