Denmark among biggest cheaters in EU farm subsidy scheme

According to OLAF, the European anti-fraud office, Denmark was implicated in 66 fraud cases involving applications for EU funds in 2013. The combined total of the cases came to 19 million kroner, reports Metroxpress.

Danish countryside. Photo by Fanghong, Wikimedia Commons.

Danish countryside. Photo by Fanghong, Wikimedia Commons.

The OLAF report also states that the number of similar fraud cases within the EU nearly tripled from 2012 to 2013.

”The responsibility for this increase lies especially with four member states – Bulgaria, Denmark, Italy and Romania – who account for 75 percent of all the fraud-related irregularities in 2013,” says the report.

All the fraud cases in Denmark are related to agricultural subsidies.

Read more: Copenhagen Post

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