SPAIN is among the biggest beneficiaries of an EU food programme for the poor, according to official statistics.
The country is set to receive €85.6 million, second only to Italy (€98 million), as part of the policy aimed at reaching 18 million people in 19 member states.
Funding for the €500 million scheme will come from the EU’s common agriculture policy and will see neighbours Portugal receive €19.5 million.
The European Commission had proposed a €2.5 billion free food programme to run from 2014-2020, although financing for this is yet to be confirmed.
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