Today, the EU Commission announced that 318 Million of Euros will be claimed to the Member States. This monney was given by the EU to the Member States in the frame of the EU agricultural policy funds. Every year, the EU Commission is checking the way the money is used in the Member States and can ask for reimbursement in case of breach of the rules.
This year, the EU Commission estimated that some sountries do not comply with EU Rules on CAP fundings. The main concerned countries are Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Finland and UK. France alone will have to reimburse to the EU Commission about 290 million of euros for weaknesses related to the allocation of entitlements or for deficiencies in the Young farmer measure and in the control of the subsidised loans.
The monthly infringement package has been published on Friday by the EU Commission. This month, the only breach of animal welfare legislation by Member States concern sea turles. Indeed, the EU Commission is taking Greece to Court for a failure to provide adequate protection for endangered sea turtles.
Continue reading March infringement package: Commission takes Greece to court for failure to protect sea turtles
20 February 2014
Roberta Metsola (PPE)
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11 February 2014
Claude Turmes (Verts/ALE)
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5 February 2014
Sandrine Bélier (Verts/ALE)
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23 January 2014
Hiltrud Breyer (Verts/ALE)
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