The distribution of income aid to farmers in new Member States should be reconsidered!
Extract: The ECA has published its first special report (SR16/2012) on income support paid to farmers in the new Member States. It calls for reform to ensure that income support is directed to active farmers who conduct concrete and regular agricultural activities. In particular, public entities managing State land and not otherwise involved in farming should be excluded from EU farm support, and no payments should be made in relation to unutilised land or land which is mainly devoted to non-agricultural activities ...
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(27 Nov 2012): Press conference by ECA Member Michel Cretin (FR)