EUROPEAN COURT OF AUDITORS
Luxembourg, 3 April 2013
Under the CAP, EU rural development policy grants are made available to enterprises that process and market agricultural products through a measure called ‘Adding value to agricultural and forestry products’ that aims to improve the competitiveness of agriculture and forestry. The EU budget has earmarked € 5.6 billion in aid for 2007-2013. This financing is complemented by national spending, which brings the total public funding to € 9.0 billion.
This special report is entitled “ Has the EU support to the food-processing industry been effective and efficient in adding value to agricultural products?” The ECA examined whether the measure was designed and implemented in a way that provided for the efficient funding of projects addressing clearly identified needs and whether the measure was monitored and evaluated in a way that allowed its results to be demonstrated.
A PRESS KIT , consisting of the Special Report and a press release, will be made available for the press briefing . The Special Report will be published on the Court's website, www.eca.europa.eu , in 22 official languages .
INTERPRETATION will be available in French and English.