Read the text below entitled "The European Union Budget at a glance" in order to answer question"The European Union Budget at a glance" Source: http://ec.europa.eu/budget Jan 16th, 2008 (Adapted)
Taxpayers'money is used by the European Union (EU) to fund
activities that all Member States and parliaments have agreed upon in
the Treaties. A small amount - around 1% of the Union's national wealth,
which is equivalent to about 235 Euro per head of the population -
comes into the EU's annual budget and is then spent mainly for its
citizens and communities. A wide range of activities
are funded in the Member States, for example in agriculture, fisheries,
infrastructure (construction of roads, bridges and railways), education
and training, culture, employment and social policy, environmental
policy, health and consumer protection, research, to mention a few.
Initiatives are also underway to offer EU citizens an area of freedom,
security and justice without internal borders. Part of the EU budget is
also spent on funding economic development around the world and on
humanitarian aid to help non-EU countries afflicted by natural disasters
and other crisis situations.In paragraph 2, the text reports that part of the European Union budget
a) comes from foreign economies.
b) Is used to assist foreign countries.
c) derives from non-EU countries.
d) funds social and cultural initiatives abroad.
e) could be saved to fund international projects.