Wednesday, 13 June 2018

EC fines Czech Republic over irregularities in agricultural subsidies

Radio Prague |
13 June 2018

The European Commission has announced that it will fine the Czech Republic CZK 7.5 billion for failing to observe regulations in the process of distributing agricultural subsidies. The Commission claims that the Czech Agriculture Ministry disregarded regulations introduced in 2015 which were to guarantee that EU agricultural subsidies would only be granted to firms which could prove that at least a third of their profit came from agricultural activities.