Thursday, March 20

Great idea, if you get public money, you get to show it to the public

So if there is subsidies given to farms from public money coming out of my pocket, then we should see it, no? So great idea! I quote:

As of next year, member states will be required to make public a list of all recipients of EU agricultural subsidies, together with full details of amounts received, putting an end to the traditional secrecy surrounding handouts from the EU’s largest fund.
According to a new Regulation adopted by the Commission on 19 March, the data will have to be published on special national websites by 30 April 2009, so that members of the general public can monitor how money under the EU’s €55 billion Common Agricultural Policy budget is being spent.

Read the full thing, its amazing!

All this to be taken with a grain of piquant salt!!!

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