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Thursday, May 04, 2006

EU threatens fine over farming subsidies

The EU may fine the UK government for its incompetence over farming subsidies for English farmers.

Farmers in Scotland and Wales have already received their subisidies - some of them before Christmas - from their own governments. English farmers are now receiving forms to claim this years subsidy before they have even been paid for last year.

The British government has only a few weeks now to pay the subsidies before the Eu starts imposing massive fines for non-payments.