EU Court of Auditors warns of fraud with agricultural subsidies

The EU Commission should take stronger action against fraud in the multi-billion-dollar EU agricultural policy, according to the European Court of Auditors. “The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the single largest component of expenditure under the EU budget, includes some spending schemes that are particularly exposed to fraud risks,” the Court of Auditors said on Monday. It recommends better monitoring of national anti-fraud measures, more concrete guidelines, and the use of new technologies to better prevent and detect fraud.

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