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It’s about fields and barns, and it’s about money – lots of money. The farming subsidies that the EU pays to farmers form the largest slice of the EU’s expenditure: around €58 billion each year. That’s around 39% of the total EU budget.
Farming subsidies form the largest slice of the EU’s expenditure: the Union distributes €58 billion each year to its farmers. How do these subsidies work and why are they so controversial?
The number and variety of bird species have dropped significantly over the last twenty years. The cause is a reduction of their food source due to the intensive use of pesticides in farming.