Netherlands fined for too much milk

The Netherlands has been fined almost €9m by the European Commission for producing too much milk in the 2006/07 season.

Dutch farmers broke their official milk quota by 0.3%. Italy got the heaviest fine of €176m for a 6% over-production.
The fines were introduced to reduce the European milk lakes, but there is now a worldwide shortage of milk, news agency ANP says.

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