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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Eastern European crooks have stolen from the EU budget nearly a billion euros

In the past year because of the machinations of the EU budget has lost almost a billion euros. For the most part illegal payments were made in Eastern Europe. These data were presented in will swell the European Bureau for combating fraud.

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Only the crooks have taken from the EU budget of EUR 888 million is 0.6% of the total expenses of Brussels, which mainly aims to support disadvantaged regions and farmers.

Was initiated about 1,400 investigations. For example, one of them was associated with the financial assistance of the Bulgarian enterprise for frozen vegetables in order to modernize it. The auditors found that the owner of the production and the equipment supplier are one and the same person. The cost of the work has been substantially overstated, reports Reuters.

Another Scam related to the supply of solar panels from China. Importers have submitted to the authorities a bogus certificates of the country of origin, thereby avoiding high customs duties.

Most often Brussels cheated in Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria. In 2014 the amount of suspicious payments exceeded 900 million euros.

General Director of the office Giovanni Kessler said he did not believe in the ubiquity of corruption in the EU. In his opinion, the facts in the first place, testify to the high efficiency of the Department.

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