Britain dismissed this as a diplomatic manoeuvre by France to save face after their rejection of the European Constitution in a referendum two weeks before the meeting. Agricultural expenditure for new member states is included in the 'other' segment of the graph.
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The UK would make a net contribution of approximately 10bn compared to the current contribution.86bn, versus a current French net contribution.46bn. "EU budget: what you need to know". External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein. The objective was to address what was widely perceived as an unfair effect of the rebate, since the original mechanism would have resulted in the UK contributing little to the costs of enlargement. European Communities (EC) adopted the so-called 'own resources system' 4 as the means of funding the EC budget.
Retrieved "The UK 'rebate' on the EU budget" (PDF). Chan, Szu Ping (14 November 2014). 15 In comparison, the UK budget rebate for 2005 was scheduled to be approx.5bn.