Scroungers’ farm benefit
GREENPEACE has provided a public service in laying bare for the first time top recipients of subsidies linked to the European Union common agricultural policy.
Its report illustrates — to the astonishment of hardly anyone — that the richest landowners are hogging most benefit from a scheme originally set up, allegedly, to protect vulnerable farmers and safeguard food output.
France was keenest on setting up the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) when the common market had just six members, because its agricultural sector was dominated by small family producers hard pressed to compete in... read more
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