Luxembourg is an incredibly small but rich country. Why do they appear to be such disproportionate leeches compared to every other member state?
In 2013 Luxembourg received €1.6 billion in EU spending, mostly due to the presence of several EU institutions. EU administrative expenditure accounted for €1.35 billion, or 84% of total spending. Regional policy accounted for only 1.2%, far below the EU average of 42%. Farm spending accounted for only 3%, also far below the EU average of 43%. Research and development took €163 million (10%), slightly above the EU average of 8%.