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Ukraine's EU accession would cost less than generally assumed

Thu Nguyen and Johannes Lindner write that the costs of Ukraine's EU accession would be lower than generally assumed

Ukraine is poor and its agriculture would be entitled to billions in subsidies if it joined the EU. However, the sums discussed are not as high as often assumed, write Thu Nguyen and Johannes Lindner in a guest article for Die Zeit. This is because these are ultimately a matter for negotiation between the member states. "The fear that the country would receive too much in agricultural subsidies after joining the EU and that all other member states would pay considerably more but receive less is unfounded."


Read full article (in German) here.