"Other countries could opt for exiting EU"

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that there is a possibility that some Eastern European countries may be considering leaving the EU in the couple of years

Source: Tanjug
Tanjug: AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool
Tanjug: AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool

Putin stated this while addressing participants in the "Russia Calling" Investment Forum and recalled that the disparity in the EU began due to a fund allocation system that provides tens of billions of euros in substantial support to "countries that have not yet reached a certain level of economic development", Tass reports.

"Somewhere around 2028, some Eastern European countries will reach such a level of economic development that they will have to pay for. I am not sure then that they would not follow in the UK's footsteps (by exiting the EU)", Putin said.


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