Britain protests EU demand for more funding

October 24, 2014 10:44 AM

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain is protesting a European Union request for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.

British officials on Friday confirmed a report in the Financial Times that his nation had been asked to top up its contribution by some 20 percent.

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