The European Union annually spends around €59 billion on farm subsidies. Farmsubsidy.org is a website that provides detailed information on who receives this money and who made the payments. A citizen can, for example, find top recipients of EU farm subsidies, i.e. organisations that have received the highest amount of farm subsidies. Furthermore, a citizen can search per country or per organisation what payments have been made or what payments have been received and by whom. All data presented on the website has been published directly by EU Member States governments or obtained by farmsubsidy.org by requests under the freedom of information act.
The aim of farmsubsidy.org is to help EU citizens become better informed about how their money is being spent and to contribute to a constructive debate about EU food and farming policy. The website is run by the Open Knowledge Foundation in Germany and maintained by volunteers.
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