25 Oct

EU bleats at false claims

Nine payments worth €uros 2billion to olive oil producers in Spain, Greece and Italy last year were either inflated or wrong, according to the annual report of the European Court of Auditors, the EU spending watchdog.

The auditors discovered two-thirds of the 95 EU-financed regional projects they examined contained “material errors”. These ranged from lack of proper invoices to declaring costs that had no relation to the scheme being funded.

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