Richard North added the following remark in e-mail correspondence:
Actually, that's not the complete picture. Kallas said FoEE got 50 percent of its funding from the commission AND member states. The FOEE website identifies those as Austria, Germany and The Netherlands. But it also takes money from UNEP, which is also taxpaper sourced. It is the UNEP money that puts it over the 50 percent and makes it primarily a taxpayer funded organisation.