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EU must cut costs after Brexit - Finnish finance minister
January 18, 2017 / 9:51 AM / a year ago

EU must cut costs after Brexit - Finnish finance minister

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Britain’s exit from the European Union must not increase payments made by net contributors to the bloc’s budget, Finnish Finance Minister Petteri Orpo said on Wednesday.

Finland’s Finance Minister Petteri Orpo speaks at his office in Helsinki, Finland, September 12, 2016. REUTERS/Tuomas Forsell

“When Britain leaves and creates a hole in the budget, it should lead to cost cuts... Finland’s contribution must not increase,” he told a news conference.

Reporting by Tuomas Forsell, writing by Jussi Rosendahl; editing by John Stonestreet

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