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Damn, writing the previous, I noticed they have been even more trickier (see added line in italics): the actual average home calculation is reverred to in a single sentence, but the figures presented are the sum totals in billions of Euros for all users.

Anyway, just to give you an idea, here are the average-home figures for 1998 and 2004, with the above notation:

1+2+3 (="netto"): €37.60

  1. €0.00
  2. €0.23
  3. €5.22
  4. €0.00
  5. €6.90

1+2+3: €31.52
  1. €0.85
  2. €1.58
  3. €5.22
  4. €5.97
  5. €7.24

Since then, 1+2+3 must have grown to around 1998 levels or more, 4 and 5 grew a few cents (but, I emphasize, only maybe half of it being extra costs for consumers), and VAT of course grew to scale.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Oct 12th, 2005 at 05:00:21 PM EST
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