Auditors put errors in EU spending at €5 billion

Errors affected 4% of EU spending last year
Rural spending tops the error list
Funding concerns in the regions
The annual blame-game over better spending begins

The European Union paid out an estimated €5 billion in error last year, close to 4% of annual spending, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found in its annual report. For the 18th year in a row, the ECA has given a negative verdict on the transactions underlying the EU’s accounts. 

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