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EC reclaims €12 mln of farm subsidies from Hungary

The European Commission on Tuesday said it decided to reclaim €12 million in European Union farm money unduly spent by Hungary.

Hungary was charged the amount “for deficiencies in Land Parcel Identification System and other surface control weaknesses,” the Commission said.

The Commission said it decided to reclaim Common Agriculture Policy expenditures from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia, too, but the amount reclaimed from Hungary was among the biggest. Other big amounts were to be reclaimed from France (a combined €71 million), Spain (€31.7 million) the Netherlands (€16.6 million) and Poland (€10 million).

The Commission reclaimed the money because of “non-compliance with EU rules or inadequate control procedures on agricultural expenditure.” (MTI – Econews)