EU: EU financial watchdog slams 'permanant' butter subsidies
The European Court of Auditors has expressed dissatisfaction that the EU's butter subsidies, introduced in 1969 as a temporary measure, have become permanent even though milk quotas were adopted in 1984. In its annual review, the Court calls on the European Commission to reduce the costs of disposal measures and to consider structural measures to encourage demand for non-subsidised butter or limit its supply.
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