Keith Nuthall
THE EUROPEAN Union's financial watchdog the Court of Auditors has criticised three controls operated by the European Commission and EU Member States, which are supposed to prevent fraud and mismanagement frittering away Brussels' budgets.

It has strongly criticised checks to ensure that agricultural products that attract EU export refunds are actually released onto non-EU markets. The court concluded that there were "many cases involving the presentation of false and invalid proofs of arrival." And it added that controls on proofs ...

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