As a nation, yes. (Due to sheer size.) Per capita? Sorry, but we contribute more.
Are you sure - look at the figures
No, it's typical to demand something from others, when you're not prepared to do it yourself. Very typical.
We didnt want a single currency, hence the reason we still have the £...Demand is a strong word..The union is set up now so that new members accept the Euro because the founders feel that a single currency is the way foward for a unified eurozone.
My beef is that I can't afford a house while I'm working for my money in a perfectly honest way.
Same situation in the UK, rising immigration (Netherlands has a denser population than the UK.. I feel for you) means less housing stock, which means higher house prices..
Hey, I can't say I blame you, I would love to have my Gilder back aswell! I remember being part of our society about 10 years ago. Now I feel like unwelcome and alienated in my own country. I know some spoiled people will disagree with me because they don't know what it's like to live like this, but I call it financial oppression.
I empathise with you...Be thankful you still have your Royal family though...So many European countries dont have that ;0) A lot of nations knock this but to be honest, its part of who we are and long may that continue, its part of our tradition!
You know what Grk (Greek) means in Serbian language, on most archaic Slavic language?
GRK (Greek) is same what is GORAK = bitter in Eng.
Crow is like the father of the woman on "My Big Greek Wedding" if anyone has seen it they will know what I mean! :D