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The money farmers: How oligarchs and populists milk the EU for millions

New York Times
By: Selam Gebrekidan, Matt Apuzzo and Benjamin Novak

The European Union spends US$65 billion a year subsidising agriculture. But a chunk of that money emboldens strongmen, enriches politicians and finances corrupt dealing.

Under Communism, farmers laboured in the fields that stretch for miles