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The EU’s independent financial watchdog has questioned whether the EU is doing enough to monitor whether direct payments, made as part of the CAP, do their job in supporting farmers’ incomes. The European Court of Auditors said one of the objectives of the CAP was to “to ensure a fair standard of living for the agricultural community”. However, the court concluded that the European Commission lacked information on farmers’ incomes at an EU level and there was no representative data […]
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