31 OCT 2010
By Kirsty Buchanan | Express
BILLIONS of pounds have been lost in fraud and waste under the notorious Common Agricultural Policy.
The European Court of Auditors issued a little-noticed statement as the Council of Ministers clashed with MEPs over the EU’s bloated budget.
It reveals that in 10 years just one per cent of fraudulent subsidies have been recovered despite reforms in 1996. Auditors say it is impossible to tell how widespread corruption is at present.
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