This report concerns the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries’ administration of EU support provided to farmers.
The purpose of the study is to assess whether the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries has ensured correct administration of support provided to farmers in the period from 2014 to 2019. The report answers the following questions:
- Has the Danish Agricultural Agency adequately checked the underlying ownership of farms?
- Has the Danish Agricultural Agency ensured compliance with a number of other essential requirements to receive and keep support?
The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries has not ensured correct administration of support for farmers. This fact is criticized by Rigsrevisionen. Incorrect administration entails a risk of irregularities, circumvention of regulations and subsequent financial corrections being imposed on Denmark by the European Commission.
Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in April 2020.
Read the introduction and conclusion (PDF)