Fraud Alleged In Portugal Agriculture Subsidies

Open Europe reports;  The front page of Correio da Manhã reports that a police investigation has been launched into the handing of agricultural subsidies by the Agricultural Ministry in the Portuguese district of Braga following allegations that subsidies may have been falsely claimed by up to 900 people from 2007 to 2010. The list of suspect claimants includes local Councillor Alexandra Marinheiro, who is reported to have received €7,874 over three years, despite not owning any agricultural land.

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