In 2011 the taxpayers of Denmark contributed to the European Union 175 euros per head over what they received. Since its accession to the EU the country has paid to the European Union EUR 2500 million over what it has received. Select a year in the upper right-hand corner to see details for other years.
Note that this breakdown compares fiscal transfers only and does not include other costs and benefits connected with membership in the EU (administrative costs, co-funding of EU projects, effects of EU legislation on domestic prices etc.).
The Kingdom of Denmark became a member of the European Community in 1973, when it left the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Greenland, then a part of the Kingdom of Denmark, leaved the European Community in 1982 (see here for the treaty of secession of Greenland from the European Community). In November 1993 the European Community transformed itself into the European Union.