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Commission to recover €102 million of CAP expenditure from the Member States

Commission to recover €102 million of CAP expenditure from the Member States

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Commission to recover €102 million of CAP expenditure from the Member States
19/12/2014

A total of €102 million of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by Member States, is being claimed back by the European Commission from Greece, Ireland and Slovenia under the so-called clearance of accounts procedure.

This money returns to the EU budget because of non-compliance with EU rules or inadequate control procedures on agricultural expenditure.

Member States are responsible for paying out and checking expenditure under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and the Commission is required to ensure that Member States have made correct use of the funds.