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Letter to the Editor of the Daily Mail regarding today’s EU stories

November 11th, 2011
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“After Fifa poppy fiasco, the latest bright idea from Brussels? EU flag on England shirts” Daily Mail, 11 November 2011

“How Brussels blew £3.7bn of taxpayers’ cash on energy, agriculture and transport”
Daily Mail, 11 November 2011

Dear Sir

Some clarifications on EU stories. First, there are not and never will be measures “stipulating” that sports teams should wear the EU flag or that Wembley or Lords should fly it. Second, the EU Court of Auditors report did not say “Brussels squandered £3.7 billion”. It said 96% of EU spending was free from error and that 90% of errors were made at national level – including in the UK – not by “Brussels”. Furthermore, the European Commission vigorously claws back mis-spent money. And many errors were procedural and concern otherwise succesful projects. So this is a serious matter but does not mean £3.7 billion was wasted.

Mark English
Head of Media, European Commission Office in London

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