Holland declares EU subsidies well-spent

The Netherlands will become the first EU member country to declare that the EU farm subsidies it received in 2006 have been properly spent, ANP reports. The declaration will be made by finance minister Wouter Bos and the EU’s anti-fraud commissioner Siim Kallas in Brussels on Monday.

The declaration is voluntary.
ANP says that the European audit office has refused to approve the EU accounts for the past 12 years because of the lack of information from EU countries about what has happened to the subsidies.

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