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“Britain has been told to pay an extra €2.1bn to the EU budget within weeks on account of its relative prosperity,” writes the Financial Times, adding that “Germany receives a rebate of €779m [and] France €1bn.” The financial daily also writes that the new calculation of UK’s contribution to the EU budget aims “to compensate for its economy performing better than other EU countries since 1995” and that British prime minister David Cameron will fight the EU’s decision —

The one-off bill will infuriate eurosceptic MPs at an awkward moment for the prime minister, who is wrestling with strong anti-EU currents in British politics that are buffeting his party and prompting a rethink of the UK’s place in Europe.